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Abandoned Yugoslavian Monuments

Crack Two has a great photo collection of abandoned monuments here.  The author doesn’t quite know what “Soviet” means, but the photos are great.  Like a commenter noted, they look like Halo happened here on Earth. Crack Two

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Sam Shiffman Selling His Entire Record Collection on eBay

Sam’s selling hundreds, perhaps thousand, perhaps brazilians of records on eBay. (The sale is over and link is dead now, so I’ve removed it.)

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David Yow’s Art Show

If you’re in Los Angeles, you should check out David Yow’s art show at DIY Gallery. Facebook event link

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David Yow’s New Web Site

You know what you should do?  You should check out the web site David Yow has set up to show off his art skills: davidyow.net

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New Server for the Blog

I’ve move the blog to the davidwmsims.com server. If you went to the wordpress.com address, you should have been automatically redirected here. You can get the new RSS feed here.

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It's Not You, It's Me.

Um, I haven’t done a very good job of keeping up my twice-a-week blog post regimen. Just not feeling it lately. The good news is that I’ve been busy with music. I’ve been writing material for a solo bass thing … Continue reading

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Throw Away the Tree

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The Fun Theory

(hat tip: The Claw)

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Speaking Piano

And I, for one, salute our new keyboard overlords! (hat tip: Nif)

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Tweenbots in Washington Square Park

Tweenbots are human-dependent robots that navigate the city with the help of pedestrians they encounter. Rolling at a constant speed, in a straight line, Tweenbots have a destination displayed on a flag, and rely on people they meet to read … Continue reading

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Danny MacAskill in Edinburgh

When I’m in Edinburgh, I just walk around and drink beer, maybe eat some fried candy bars.  This boggles my tiny brain.  I love the stuff he does off the trees. (hat tip: How the World Works)

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I Am a Chain Reaction

Very nice animation from Presstube.  It starts a little slow and gets going at around 1:15: [vodpod id=ExternalVideo.827433&w=425&h=350&fv=clip_id%3D3826197%26server%3Dvimeo.com%26autoplay%3D0%26fullscreen%3D1%26md5%3D0%26show_portrait%3D0%26show_title%3D0%26show_byline%3D0%26context%3Duser%3A1477279%26context_id%3D%26force_embed%3D0%26multimoog%3D%26color%3D00ADEF%26force_info%3Dundefined] (hat tip: The Daily Dish)

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London Murder Map – 1888

Was lurking about Piccadilly Circus, the Times Square of Great Britain, and saw the movie “Let the Right One In,” which was jaw-droppingly great.  Then David Yow and I had a couple Stellas at Henry’s and farted ideas about starting … Continue reading

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Carrying Gunpowder through Airport Security

Ever wondered if you can carry gunpowder onto an airplane?  Me, too.  Turns out you can.  It’s even easy.  Bamboo flutes are a little iffy, as well they should be. Wild Bee: Carrying Gunpowder through Airport Security (hat tip: Schneier … Continue reading

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Tourist Scams

The Rick Steves web site has a collection of tourist scam stories.  Some are pretty clever. My husband and I arrived at Paris’ Gare du Nord train station in the early evening, and proceeded to read the map to find … Continue reading

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Pretty Loaded

Big Spaceship curates Pretty Loaded, a museum of the little animations that are supposed to keep you amused while your computer is doing its thing.  I’ve always found loaders annoying, so I was surprised at how mesmerizing it is to … Continue reading

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Modular Robot Reassembles Self When Kicked Apart

And I for one salute our new robot overlords! I can’t exactly say why, but something about this reminds me of a night out with David Yow.

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Crunks 2008: The Year in Media Errors and Corrections

Craig Silverman’s blog, Regret the Error, has a nice roundup of 2008 media corrections and errors: National Post (Canada): There is no documented evidence to suggest dance poles sold at Condom Shack cannot bear the weight of a user. An … Continue reading

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Dixon E. Coulbourn Photo Archive

Check out the archive of photos by Dixon E. Coulbourn from the early days of the Austin punk rock scene.  Dixon put out the fanzine Idle Time, and took thousands of pictures of the Butthole Surfers, Dicks, Big Boys, Offenders, … Continue reading

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Boris Artzybasheff

Rob Warmoski, wrangler of the excellent blog RW370, has started an Facebook appreciation society for illustrator Boris Artzybasheff which he calls, cunningly, the Boris Artzybasheff Appreciation Society.  Artzybasheff’s bizarre anthropomorphism is crazy, wonderful stuff.  Click the thumbnails for samples: American … Continue reading

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