mortified is " a comic excavation of teen angst artifacts (journals, poems, letters, lyrics, home movies, schoolwork) as shared by their original authors... "
a.k.a., people giving readings from their childhood diaries. on stage.
there are other small groups sprouting up everywhere doing the same thing, which i totally am all for (what a great therapy session), but mortified is by far the most organized and widely known group doing it. they have started doing a touring show thats hitting sf, la, boston, chicago and nyc. cant wait.

heres a great animation of one example- "i hate drake"

theres a few more short clips on their site as well as alot more info on the group here- www.getmortified.com

gama-go boom box pillow

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sold out.
via kid robot

soviet military prison....vacation! yay!

Ever wondered what it’s like to be a held in the custody of Comrades Stalin & Lenin in the USSR , accused of crimes against the State? You will get the opportunity to feel what is like to be treated like a military prisoner in Soviet times. Your "visit" will last 2-3 hrs, longer if you want, during which you will get a taste of prison life under the supervision of Soviet Guards, including

>Solitary Confinement
>Stark Prison Cells
>Convict Photo & Prison Registration
>Barking Soviet Prison Guards
>Prison Uniform
>Interrogation Suite
Afterwards you will meet the guards and chat over vodka and pickled gherkins, local style, while admiring your Arrest Card....

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japanese manhole covers


old school video game sound effects and theme songs!!!

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now this, this i am pretty damn stoked about. a huge database of sound effects, theme songs, and compositions made with said sounds and themes, mostly from old atari and computer games from the early 80s. cheese factor is off the charts on this one!
heres the site-digital press sound byte archives

some choice examples-
defender- materialize
i am sinistar
beserk- got the humanoid
qbert death

and an example of what you can do with em now that ya got em-
full of sid remix


disposable heroes of hiphoprisy- california uber alles

alot of people are familiar with spearhead, but not many know that michael frantis career goes way back before them.
originally he was involved in an experimental punk band in the eighties called the beatnigs, and then in 1990 went on to form a group called the disposable heroes of hiphoprisy, which in my opinion is some of his strongest and most intense work.

this is a live performance of his cover of the sex pistols california uber alles, and its a good example of the strength of his earlier work, which i highly recommend checking out. this song kicked my ass then, and it still does.

things i learned from my patients, ER edition

from the student doctor network forums. this has to be some of the funniest stuff i have ever, ever read.

some choice examples-

>Never, ever leave flashlights, shampoo bottles, beer bottles or any long, circular object on the floor because someday you will fall on it and it will somehow, work its way up your rectum.

>Always wait until finishing your woodwork with the skillsaw prior to using your meth.

>Latex paint, despite being thick and creamy, does not coat your stomach and provide the same relief as pepto bismol.

>If you are 13 and feeling....experimental....Don't use the dish hose from the sink as your ambassador to rectal pleasure. If you do, the spring-loaded handle thingy will open after you shove it up past the anus, making it impossible to get out.
Furthermore, it will be difficult to explain to your step-father when he discovers you how you became 'tethered' to the sink by the dish hose.



lisa nova is one of my favorite young directors working on you tube. her stuff is quirky and offbeat and often ridiculously funny. heres one of her latest videos on her new coffee addiction.

check out more of her videos here- link

TED technology entertainment design

TED is a syposium that happens once a year in monterey, where they invite different speakers/thinkers/entertainers/scientists etc. to speak and share pretty much whatever is on their mind.
they have a pretty impressive little collection of speeches and clips of speeches.

two main links-

1)TED Talks- link
larger videos and full speeches.

some favorites

Jeff Han- research scientist for NYU talks about UI and shows off his new "interface free" touch screen. pretty cool.

Cameron Sinclair- founder of Architecture for Humanity, and author of Design Like You Give A Damn

Malcolm Gladwell- staff writer for The New Yorker, author of The Tipping Point and Blink. explaining what every business can learn from spaghetti sauce. very entertaining talk for anyone interested in business.

2) their intro flash page, where if you look under the highlights tab, you will find a couple dozen smaller clips, including a multimedia performance from herbie hancock

nerdcore for life

definitely looking forward to this documentary.
nerdcore for life

the concrete jungle

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"At night projections from moving cars are shone on the buildings downtown. Each car projects a video of a wild animal. The animal’s movements are programmed to correspond to the speed of the car: as the car moves, the animal runs along it speeding up and slowing down with the car, as the car stops, the animal stops also. The framerate of the movie corresponds to the speed of the wheel rotation, picked up by a sensor."

great video and photos- flightphase.com

my new hardware

this is the reason i started a blog. ^thats my knee!
i love showing off my x ray, i dont know why.maybe i crave pity, maybe i just like to see the scrunched up faces people make when they see it and go "ewwwwww". long story short, had a nasty bike wreck while trying to avoid getting hit by a runaway tour bus on market street, ive been laid up in bed for like 2 1/2 months, got about 6 more weeks til i can walk on it. so heed my words kids, be careful out there, and until we get socialized medicine, get some good insurance.

internet privacy

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scarves for tech addicts

mc lyte- capuccino

this was my favorite song when i was like 12 or something. so so dope.

lee dem drugs alone

nice skate video

atlanta inline crew breaks into a waterpark. niiiice.

wendy liebmans version of the aristocrats


this pic made me feel all warm and fuzzy
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introducing hip hop harry

this is nuts.
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hip hop harry is the lovechild of barney and funkmaster flex.
i want to hate him, but i just cant. entertainment for toddlers as it should be.
check out the videos. kid is stupid fresh.

"music makers" is a good place to start
heres the rest of the site

jessica delfino - my pussy is magic

a quality first post, i think.
brings tears to my eyes everytime.
amazingly beautiful and true, yet painful to sit all the way through.
love it.