Aug 29, 2010

Dr. Cheesebarn 'Status'

A rap about social networks

Snazzy Napper

And what about the Snazzy Snuggie Napper

An Expensive Boy Toy 'Seabreacher X'

A Machine Which Turns Plastic Garbage Into Oil

What If Star Wars Was A Silent Movie


Jack Black & Orange 'Turn Off Your Cell Phones'

In cinema's in the UK

Bjork 'The Comet Chase Song'

From the finnish animated movie 'Moomins and The Comet Chase'

Bonnier R&D & BERG 'MAG+'

Mag+ from Bonnier on Vimeo.

Sally Davies 'Why We're Scared Of Happy Meals'

Even after 137 days bacteria don't like the Happy Meal


Lady Gaga's 'Bad Romance' On The Iowa State University carillon

"Tin-Shi Tam, Iowa State University carillonneur and associate professor of music and theatre, performed Lady Gaga's "Bad Romance" on the carillon at noon on Aug. 27, 2010. Brad Riley, senior in journalism and mass communication, started a Facebook group and asked people to send Tam emails requesting that she play the song."

Duck And Cover

A social guidance film produced in 1951 by the United States federal government's Civil Defense branch shortly after the Soviet Union began nuclear testing.

Nicolas Hubert 'External Refrigerator' (for Electrolux)


Yo Man 'Tumblingerstrasse'

Tumblingerstra├če from yo man on Vimeo.

How To Peel A Banana

Ksubi 2011 Eyewear Collection

nice photography for eyewear


24 Things You Might Be Saying Wrong

You never mean: Could care less

You always mean: Couldn't care less

Why: You want to say you care so little already that you couldn't possibly care any less. When the Boston Celtics' Ray Allen said, "God could care less whether I can shoot a jump shot," we know he meant exactly the opposite because 1) God has other things on his mind, and 2) God is a Knicks fan.

You might say: Mano a mano

You might mean: Man-to-man

Why: You don't speak Spanish by adding vowels to the end of English words, as a columnist describing father–teenage son relationships seemed to think when he wrote, "Don't expect long, mano a mano talks." Mano a mano (literally, "hand to hand") originated with bullfighting and usually refers to a knock-down, drag-out direct confrontation.

You might say: Less

You might mean: Fewer

Why: In general, use fewer when you're specifying a number of countable things ("200 words or fewer"); reserve less for a mass ("less than half"). So when you're composing a tweet, do it in 140 characters or fewer, not less.

You never mean: Hone in

You always mean: Home in

Why: Like homing pigeons, we can be single-minded about finding our way to a point: "Scientists are homing in on the causes of cancer." Hone means "to sharpen": "The rookie spent the last three seasons honing his skills in the minor leagues." But it's easy to mishear m's and n's, which is probably what happened to the Virginia senator who said, "We've got to hone in on cost containment." If you're unsure, say "zero in" instead.

You might say: Bring

You might mean: Take

Why: The choice depends on your point of view. Use bring when you want to show motion toward you ("Bring the dog treats over here, please"). Use take to show motion in the opposite direction ("I have to take Rufus to the vet"). The rule gets confusing when the movement has nothing to do with you. In those cases, you can use either verb, depending on the context: "The assistant brought the shot to the vet" (the vet's point of view); "the assistant took the shot to the doctor" (the assistant's).

You might say: Who

You might mean: Whom

Why: It all depends. Do you need a subject or an object? A subject (who) is the actor of the sentence: "Who left the roller skates on the sidewalk?" An object (whom) is the acted-upon: "Whom are you calling?" Parents, hit the Mute button when Dora the Explorer shouts, "Who do we ask for help when we don't know which way to go?"

You almost never mean: Brother-in-laws, runner-ups, hole in ones, etc.

You almost always mean: Brothers-in-law, runners-up, holes in one, etc.

Why: Plurals of these compound nouns are formed by adding an s to the thing there's more than one of (brothers, not laws). Some exceptions: words ending in ful (mouthfuls) and phrases like cul-de-sacs.

You almost never mean: Try and

You almost always mean: Try to

Why: Try and try again, yes, but if you're planning to do something, use the infinitive form: "I'm going to try to run a marathon." Commenting on an online story about breakups, one woman wrote, "A guy I dated used to try and impress me with the choice of books he was reading." It's no surprise that the relationship didn't last.

You almost never mean: Different than

You almost always mean: Different from

Why: This isn't the biggest offense, but if you can easily substitute from for than (My mother's tomato sauce is different from my mother-in-law's), do it. Use than for comparisons: My mother's tomato sauce is better than my mother-in-law's.

You almost never mean: Beg the question

You almost always mean: Raise the question

Why: Correctly used, "begging the question" is like making a circular argument (I don't like you because you're so unlikable). But unless you're a philosophy professor, you shouldn't ever need this phrase. Stick to "raise the question."

You might say: More than

You can also say: Over

Why: The two are interchangeable when the sense is "Over 6,000 hats were sold." We like grammarian Bryan Garner's take on it: "The charge that over is inferior to more than is a baseless crotchet."

You almost never mean: Supposably

You almost always mean: Supposedly

Why: Supposably is, in fact, a word—it means "conceivably"—but not the one you want if you're trying to say "it's assumed," and certainly not the one you want if you're on a first date with an English major or a job interview with an English speaker.

You might say: All of

You probably mean: All

Why: Drop the of whenever you can, as Julia Roberts recently did, correctly: "Every little moment is amazing if you let yourself access it. I learn that all the time from my kids." But you need all of before a pronoun ("all of them") and before a possessive noun ("all of Julia's kids").

You might say: That

You might mean: Which

Why: "The money that is on the table is for you" is different from "the money, which is on the table, is for you." That pinpoints the subject: The money that is on the table is yours; the money in my pocket is mine. Which introduces an aside, a bit of extra information. If you remove "which is on the table," you won't change the meaning: The money is for you (oh, and unless you don't want it, it's on the table). If the clause is necessary to your meaning, use that; if it could safely be omitted, say which.

You never mean: Outside of

You always mean: Outside

Why: These two prepositions weren't meant for each other. Perfectly acceptable: "Wearing a cheese-head hat outside Wisconsin will likely earn you some stares and glares (unless you're surrounded by Green Bay Packers fans, that is)."

You might say: Each other

You might mean: One another

Why: Tradition says that each other should be used with two people or things, and one another with more than two, and careful speakers should follow suit: "The three presenters argued with one another over who should announce the award, but Ann and Barbara gave each other flowers after the ceremony." (By the way, if you need the possessive form of either one when writing that business letter, it's always each other's and one another's; never end with s'.)

8 Confusing Pairs

leery, wary: suspicious
weary: tired

farther: for physical distance
further: for metaphorical distance or time

principle: rule
principal: of your school

compliment: nice thing to say
complement: match

continual: ongoing but intermittent
continuous: without interruption

stationary: stands still
stationery: paper

imply: to suggest a meaning
infer: to draw meaning from something

affect: typically a verb, meaning "to act upon or cause an effect"; as a noun, it's "an emotional response"
effect: typically a noun, meaning "something produced," like a special effect; as a verb, "to bring about," as in "to effect change"


Spinvis & Dorleac

Spinvis is planning to make an album with Dorleac (Hooverphonic singer)

Elbow 'One Day Like This' (with BBC Concert Orchestra)

Interpol 'Barricade'

Elephant Parade London 2010

sign petition here

Call Phones From Gmail

Quiznos 'Hard Rock Cat'

by WongDoody

The Slip Quit

For all your awkward situations!

Drunks vs ...

Thilo Sarrazin (SPD, Germany)

This is unbelievable :(

Franciszek Bebenek 'Flirt At A Distance' (1935)

Ze Frank 'Like Mom Like Dad'


Sewing Kit Wall Sticker

Like it very much! I can think of a lot of places to put this. It's cute


12 Week Old Pallas Cat Kittens

Didn't know this species. They're very cute but a bit too energetic according to my taste ... wow!

Psychic Factory 'DJ Station For iPad'


Aug 28, 2010

Louis C.K. 'Why?'

Louis C.K. and kids names

Pig With The Face Of A Boy 'Complete History Of The Soviet Union, Arranged To The Melody Of Tetris'

Carlton Draught 'Slow Motion'

by Clemenger BBDO, Melbourne

Snuggies 'Snugarena'


Nicorette 'Name Change'

Solar World USA

Expectations vs Reality Allie


R.I.P. Anton Geesink

Cirkus ft Neneh Cherry 'You're Such An ...'

Aug 27, 2010

Walking Hay Bale

The Wonderful World Of Robots

A Guide To Internet Memes

Online University
Via: Online University

Resource Furniture

New York Cat Fashion Show


J.R. Goldberg


Sasha Aleksandrov 'Magnitka. Operator Reel'

"Shot in Magnitogorsk. The footage was edited in precise correspondence with the sequence of technical operations in sheet metal manufacturing at the Magnitogorsk Metallurgical Factory. The result is a serious film with deeply transcendent subject matter."

Magnitka. Operator reel. from Sasha Aleksandrov on Vimeo.

Holiday Matinee T-Shirts

I like them very much


Jeffrey Tribe 'Headlands: Hidden Faces Of The UK Coastline'


Sun Flower

Received this sun flower from a friend. It brightens up my day. Thanks Claire! xx

Spotted In Brussels

Hee Jin Kang 'No Sleep'

I was walking around in Brussels recently and was thinking the same thing. All these matrasses and all these homeless people


Burkhard Schaeller 'Portable Kitchen'


Aneta Grzeszykowska & Jan Smaga


The Dualism

The Artist himself during a live show & book signing in Unit 24 Gallery

link to photo album

link to website

IBSA World Blind Football Championship 2010 - The Final

You need a very good sense of direction for this sports


Media Monster Wars Trailer

App on Facebook

Media Monster Wars Trailer from Ben Barney on Vimeo.


Aug 26, 2010

Restaurant Self-Ordering System Using iPad


Pilpop 'Little Big Berlin'

Little Big Berlin from pilpop on Vimeo.

Tobias Stretch Reel II

Tobias Stretch Reel ll from Tobias Stretch on Vimeo.

Firebird Crash


Kodak 1922 Kodachrome Film Test

"A sample of some of the earliest color motion picture film you will see"

If I Ran The World


Falcon Motorcycles

Gone in 50 seconds: Motorcycle in the desert from Falcon Motorcycles on Vimeo.

Facebook Privacy


Love Letter Via Spotify


Hairy Grotesques

They look so cute & sweet :)