Cats, technology, webcomics and art

Instead of writing about this weekend’s da Vinci Days, here are a bunch of categorized links.
Cats and bats
I, for one, welcome our feline overlords: “Cats ‘exploit’ humans by purring” and “Cats Do Control Humans, Study Finds.”
So, I guess we should work harder to exploit cats for our amusement (catsploitation?), like the Moscow Cat Theater [...]

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Movies, Microsoft, music videos, Nietzsche, art

It is time, once again, for another blog post where I loosely sort two weeks worth of random pop culture links.
Movies
I still want to see Moon. The Daybreakers trailer looks interesting too (it’s good to see Ethan Hawke in a sci-fi film again). I wonder when The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will be released [...]

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Addictive YouTube videos, LEGO Arcade, Wimbledon

In light of some recent YouTube video addictions, I have made a quick list of a few videos from the past year or two that I’ve watched dozens of times (literally). The list mainly includes silly mashups, remixes and parodies of pop culture (featuring Auto-Tune, Lil Jon, etc.).
Most addictive YouTube videos of all time
(that [...]

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YouTube, Transformers 2, Ctrl-Alt-BOOM, Iran

This blog has become an embarrassment when compared to the real-time engagement with pop culture and world news that happens daily on Twitter. Not sure why I continue to (barely) maintain it.
First, I really liked the YouTube DTV logo from June 12, 2009. Goodbye, analog television.
Second, below is some old crap that might still [...]

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Jason Lytle, zombie ponies and social networks

The Jason Lytle show I attended at the Doug Fir Lounge in Portland on Saturday evening was awesome. I couldn’t have been happier that he played my very favorite Grandaddy song. “Jed’s Other Poem” transports me to 2001. I definitely got my Grandaddy fix. If you haven’t heard “Jed’s Other Poem” before, there is [...]

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Google Wave, Microsoft Bing and Big Brother

It seems like the more I use Twitter, the less I feel like actually bothering to write blog posts. Is this blog dying? I don’t know, but this post is about a few new web services and technologies. Many articles are about a week old at this point, because I didn’t get around to posting [...]

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Short films, Star Trek, gardening, Memorial Day

Looks like I’ve forgotten to post in a couple of weeks (not counting my daily nonsense at Twitter). Below are some amusements I’ve stumbled upon since last time.
Short film series
On June 1, David Lynch will launch Interview Project, a 121-part documentary series featuring portraits of Americans from all over the country. Check out a [...]

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Map projection, technology, street art, Auto-Tune

As has become the norm with this blog, here are about nine days worth of links I’ve stored up.
Cartography and fonts
These are very cool maps: Here & There: a horizonless projection in Manhattan. Also see the following blog post for some map inspiration: Here & There influences.
Font Fight is all-out typeface-off. It’s CollegeHumor’s sequel [...]

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Swine flu apocalypse, WTF and sparkly unicorns

As we all ponder the swine flu apocalypse, here are two Google Maps of international swine flu cases that I found helpful: NPR’s Confirmed Cases Of Swine Flu Across The Globe and H1N1 Swine Flu. There hasn’t been a case confirmed in Oregon, yet.
Now, to counter the influenza epidemic/pandemic panic, below are eight days worth [...]

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FriendFeed beta, Twitter and Facebook

A new FriendFeed beta interface was released today. Launched in late 2007, FriendFeed is a social aggregator or lifestreaming service for sharing information with your friends. After fooling around with it last May following WebVisions 2008, I was inspired to start using FriendFeed today because the redesigned beta release looks really nice (even Twitteresque).
FriendFeed [...]

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