September 30, 2007

Hotel Chevalier

like OMG, have you seen wes anderson's prequel film to the darjeeling limited? why not? its free, its awesome, its better than reading my blog, get OVER THERE!!
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2000 frames per second

Hamster Wheel Pedometer

ever come home from work and your hamster is all pissed off because he/she was exercising all day but has no idea exactly how far he/she has gone or how many calories he/she had burned? your worries can now be put behind you, thanks to the hamster wheel pedometer.

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September 27, 2007

Gadget, Canon 400D

picked up the newestish canon SLR camera back in january, and have really been beating it up for the past 9 months. here is what i think about it.

+ takes great pics in 6 different modes
+ up to 10.1 megapix (raw)
+ an infinite amount of accessories (lenses, flashes, battery mods, cases...)
+ tourist auto mode if you cant be bothered to set up a great shot
+ bulb mode for trigger shooting
+ automatically reconfigures for portrait position
+ really simple to use, some SLR's can be a bit intimidating, but this cam is pretty stripped down
+ 2.5 inch LCD
+ .2 second start up time
- kind of heavy
- kind of fragile
- kind of pricey (was around 1,000 bucks, can be found now for $600)
Final score: if you want more than your point and shoot has to offer, this is a wonderful direction to go.

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How to vol. 2

How to search google for mp3's.

-inurl:(htm|html|php) intitle:"index of" +"last modified" +"parent directory" +description +size +(wma|mp3) " ENTER SEARCH HERE"

Gorky

whats that? you've been wanting to hear Brazilian dj gorky from Bonde do Rolê play a 37 minute power dance set? well, todays your lucky day. it sounds like Brazilians are have a lot of fun right now. stream it HERE or or right click and "save as" to have your very own copy forever.

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September 25, 2007

Toys & Gadgets

so.. i decided today that i need to be posting more about toys and gadgets. so if you're into toys and gadgets, you're in the right place, if you're not into toys and gadgets, uhhh... play along anyway and maybe you'll understand why the right toys and gadgets are so bad ass! and now, on with the toys and gadgets!

Secret Base
my friends friend started this really tough design studio, production facility and retail shop in Shibuya. HERE is his page. Here are a few of his sinister toys.

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The Black Ghosts - Some Way Through This

If Michel Gondry and Philip K Dick had a love child, it would go a little something like this....

Toilets

ate dinner in a 100 year old restaurant tonight, took theses great photos of the toilets in the mens room. the first is a porcelain urinal, the second is a granite and porcelain squatter.
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September 24, 2007

Self Comment

this is a self comment about the last post, "muslim id's". after posting about an hour ago, i started thinking....this idea of the majority religion of a country wanting the members of another faith to wear badges sounds so familiar... hmm... i cant quite put my finger on it... think ian, think... one group wanting another to be visually identifiable... hmm... oh yeah, it was called Nazi Germany. Sickening. While we are on the topic, read THIS great post about modern american nazis by my friend joe surdna.

Muslim ID's

terrorist-humping idiots


A Feeling I'm Being Had

by Scott Adams

I was happy to hear that NYC didn't allow Iranian President Ahmadinejad to place a wreath at the WTC site. And I was happy that Columbia University is rescinding the offer to let him speak. If you let a guy like that express his views, before long the entire world will want freedom of speech.

I hate Ahmadinejad for all the same reasons you do. For one thing, he said he wants to "wipe Israel off the map." Scholars tell us the correct translation is more along the lines of wanting a change in Israel's government toward something more democratic, with less gerrymandering. What an ass-muncher!

Ahmadinejad also called the holocaust a "myth." Fuck him! A myth is something a society uses to frame their understanding of their world, and act accordingly. It's not as if the world created a whole new country because of holocaust guilt and gives it a free pass no matter what it does. That's Iranian crazy talk. Ahmadinejad can blow me.

Most insulting is the fact that "myth" implies the holocaust didn't happen. Fuck him for saying that! He also says he won't dispute the historical claims of European scientists. That is obviously the opposite of saying the holocaust didn't happen, which I assume is his way of confusing me. God-damned fucker.

Furthermore, why does an Iranian guy give a speech in his own language except for using the English word "myth"? Aren't there any Iranian words for saying a set of historical facts has achieved an unhealthy level of influence on a specific set of decisions in the present? He's just being an asshole.

Ahmadinejad believes his role is to pave the way for the coming of the Twelfth Imam. That's a primitive apocalyptic belief! I thank Jesus I do not live in a country led by a man who believes in that sort of bullshit. Imagine how dangerous that would be, especially if that man had the launch codes for nuclear weapons.

The worst of the worst is that Ahmadinejad's country is helping the Iraqis kill American soldiers. If Iran ever invades Canada, I think we'd agree the best course of action for the United States is to be constructive and let things sort themselves out. Otherwise we'd be just as evil as the Iranians. Those fuckers.

Those Iranians need to learn from the American example. In this country, if the clear majority of the public opposes the continuation of a war, our leaders will tell us we're terrorist-humping idiots and do whatever they damn well please. They might even increase our taxes to do it. That's called leadership.

If Ahmadinejad thinks he can be our friend by honoring our heroes and opening a dialog, he underestimates our ability to misinterpret him. Fucking idiot. I hate him.

September 23, 2007

Rice at night

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How to vol. 1

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Kyu-Hosokawa Gyobutei

took some photos at a 361 year old house in my town today. it was a warlords home, so all the design is based on personal safety. all the rooms have 8 foot ceilings, but 5.5 foot doorways so an enemy couldnt enter in a fighting position. enjoy the entire set HERE
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New

My new bike, and my new friend, the dj Kinya Fujimoto (pictured center)
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September 20, 2007

September 19, 2007

Shock Doctrine

great short film by Alfonso Cuarón (yeah the guy who made me puke in the middle of children of men), made a great short film (under 7 minutes) promoting Naomi Klein's book, "The Shock Doctrine".
buy the book HERE

September 18, 2007

Emma Mærsk

worlds biggest ship, totally amazing machine.
Country of origin - Denmark
Length - 1,302 ft
Width - 207 ft
Net cargo - 123,200 tons
Engine - 14 in-line cylinders diesel engine (110,000 BHP) Cruise Speed -
31 mi/h Cargo capacity - 15,000 TEU (1 TEU = 20 ft3 container)

full bio HERE

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September 17, 2007

September 16, 2007

September Music

Here is my music pick for the month stream it here
or right click link and "save as" to have your very own copy forever.
track list
1. Moving Ninja - THX [Tectonic]
2. Skream - Untitled [Tempa]
3. Pangaea - Cortical Loops [dub]
4. Benga - Skunk Tip [Tempa]
5. Forsaken - Need You Rmx [dub]
6. ??? - ??? [dub]
7. Kablammo - Kablammo 011 (Ramadanman remix) [dub]
8. TRG - Put You Down [Hessle Audio TP]
9. Burial - South London Boroughs [Hyperdub]
10. 23Hz and Numaestro - Galleon Dub [Immerse]
11. Loefah - Mud [DMZ]
12. Distance - Weigh Down [Planet Mu]
13. Sileni - Twitchy Droid Leg (Vex'd remix) [Offshore]
14. The Bug - Jah War feat. Flowdan (Loefah remix) [Ninja Tune]
15. Terror Danjah - Green Street [Aftershock]
16. SKITZ Beatz - Battle Riddim feat. Skepta [SKITZ Beatz]
17. Quest - Deep Inside [dub]
18. TRG - Put You Down (Ramadanman remix) [dub]
19. Ramadanman - You're not alone [dub]
20. Juju - Punks [NarcoHz]
21. Pangaea - Antistatic [dub]
22. Kode 9 - 9 Samurai [Hyperdub]
23. Skream - Midnight Request Line [Tempa]
24. Cyrus - Banshi [dub]
25. TRG - BarioBrio [dub]
26. Roxy - Morse Code [Shelflife]
27. James Yorkston - Woozy (Kode 9 remix) [Domino]
28. Narcossist - Health Warning [dub]
29. Ramadanman - Verifier [dub]
30. Ramadanman - Tonic [dub]
31. Ramadanman - Each Time [dub]
32. Moldy - Glory Dub feat. Juakali [dub]
33. Pangaea - So Long Nocturnal [dub]
34. Blackdown - Lata [Keysound Recordings]
35. Shackleton - I Will Eat You [Mordant Music]
36. Monkeysteak - Lighthouse Dub (Pinch remix) [Punch Drunk]
37. Benny Ill and DJ Dinesh - London [Tempa]
38. Ramadanman - Jah Appear [dub]
39. Mala - Hunter [DMZ]
40. Joe - Untitled [dub]
41. ??? - ??? [dub]
42. Toasty - The Knowledge [Hot Flush]

September 15, 2007

Nerdcore

the best thing about nerdcore hip hop is that the videos are High Def! check out Mc Frontalot's HD video for "it is pitch dark" HERE. or you can get all the nerdcore info, mp3's, etc...HERE at frontalot's homepage.

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September 13, 2007

Delevop

seriously....at what point does a developING nation become a developED nation?
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September 12, 2007

September 10, 2007

Killa Bees

there is no way i wasnt posting this, even though im sure its way to wu tangy for almost anybody i know...
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September 9, 2007

September 8, 2007

Hearts Revolution - C.Y.O.A.

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September 7, 2007

September 5, 2007

Eye Puti

i assure you the following information is true. i have been sloshing around japan for 22 months, and have never been so blown away. yesterday i buy a pair of sock from a young girl whos eyes look very strange, i couldnt finger it, maybe she was a little cross eyed, maybe stressed, maybe both, but something was not right. upon further investigation, you may want to sit down for this, i find out that she has super glued her eye lids to themselves to give her eyes a bigger, rounder, possibly more western look. the following photos are much more appealing than the actual outcome, which looks freakishly odd. side note, men do it too. ugh! click HERE to buy your own round eye kit for the low low introductory price of only 6,090円 (about $55)
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September 2, 2007

Grindhouse

went to the theater and watched tarantino's DEATH PROOF today. kind of a drag because the GRINDHOUSE premise was dropped for all of the international releases, which meant no PLANET TERROR and no fake trailers, but on the up side, 27 minutes of grime were added, including a brilliant lap dance scene. so if you missed this film, check out the extended DVD RELEASE out this month, nice dirty story, classically witty tarantino dialogue, tough cars, great music from jack nitzsche, smith, joe tex and the excellent closing track from april march.
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