Archive for June, 2008

Geo-Politics: The New Yorker on war preparations in the USA

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The New Yorker in his next issue (July 7 – available online) includes an excellent editorial on the preparations for another war by the Bush administration.

This time its Iraq Iran and based on a Presidential Finding signed by G.W. Bush the congress has already approved 400 Million USD for covert, sabotage and all sorts of other shady activities to “destabilize Iran“…

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Humor: Abstruse Goose cartoon(s)

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Have a look at some of “Abstruse Goose” outstanding cartoons. So far there are only 30 online yet, but we hope for more to come.

Great and intelligent humor…

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DIY: More Papercrafts

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If you enjoyed the “Readymech paper crafts” particularly those from “Fwis” (our favorite designs) have a look at “Cubecraft” that is home to loads of fantastic paper craft templates for free download…

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Rants’n Raves: Euro 2008 Football (soccer) championship

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Been sitting around this afternoon watching the semifinals of the Euro 2008 football championship via the Internet (there is no post on this site how to use a proxy to watch German TV from the US – go look somewhere else). Have to admit that I normally never watch football or golf or TV in general since they’ve replaced most of the interesting stuff with game shows, but today I made an exception.

So I’m sitting here nibbling on Lieber’s Kosher Winkies (that’s what my Deli had for sweets – not bad anyway, but full of artificial flavors) and watching parts of that game – the Germans win and there’s that big huha going on, everybody’s celebrating – besides the Turks of course – and dancing people anywhere as if they would have contributed to the result.

Then what would you expect German TV to do – interview some players, the coach, your grand uncle who knows everything about soccer – NO WAY!

They go straight ahead for some political schmoozing and…

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Art: The Image Fulgurator

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The Austrian Prix Ars Electronica organized since 1987 has itself long established as an indicator for trends in contemporary media art. Participation by internationally renowned artists from over 70 countries and almost 38,000 entries since it was first awarded demonstrate its high visibility as an interdisciplinary platform for computer artists around the world to showcase their work and projects in art, technology and society.

This year more than 4000 artist from 62 countries participated with their projects. The winners were announced last week and German Artist Julius von Bismark with his project “The Image Fulgurator” won one of the five “Golden Nicas” this year for his submission in the category Interactive Art.

Julius von Bismark describes The Image Fulgurator as a device to physically manipulate photography. The intervention happens while the image is taken and almost imperceptible by the photographer. Only when reviewing…

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Humor: Bubble Battle NYC 2008

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A short video from the Bubble Battle this weekend on Times Square, NYC.

Seems like a lot of people had great fun in this event…

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