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Henry writes a letter to the FCC April 30, 2007

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Another poignant and thought provoking commentary from Henry Rollins.

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Power and Speed – It can be addictive April 28, 2007

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A Motorbike in the City, originally uploaded by DanielKHC.

Great HDR from DaneilKHC. I have a love for all things mechanical/technical and complex and motorcycles are on that list. Although I do not ride, it am captivated by the power and the speed. Even though the bike is not moving and without a rider, this picture brings those elements out.

American Hero – Johnny Cash April 26, 2007

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Johnny C Billboard

Johnny Cash is one of my favorites artists of all time. He was the epitome of creativity and devotion to his craft. He was light years ahead of his time.

The real story behind this photo is here, taken at San Quentin prison. The image ran as an ad fronted by Johnny Cash’s manager in Billboard Magazine as a protest to the current state of the country music industry.

Johnny C Billboard

A few words to describe Johnny Cash

Rebel

Originator

Genius

Rocker

Outlaw

 

 

 

Monty Python – Ministry Of Silly Walks April 25, 2007

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Just a classic from Monty Python.

Companion – Your canned product friend April 24, 2007

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 Hey it does have shitake!

Companion Vegetarian Minced Meat, originally uploaded by noshowerfamily.

 

Another brilliant WTF! Sheryl Crow will save the planet – one square at a time! April 23, 2007

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Sheryl Crow has been smokin the Al Gore spliff and she has been inhaling. She had an idea as she claims that will help the vast deforestation of the planet. When you visit the washroom, toilet, comode, bathroom, restroom, john, lavatory, ladies, gents, powder room, water closet, public convenience, latrine, or the privy you restarin yourself and use only one square or piece of toilet paper. Her blog post can be seen here.

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To quote: “Although my ideas are in the earliest stages of development, they are, in my mind, worth investigating. One of my favorites is in the area of forest conservation which we heavily rely on for oxygen. I propose a limitation be put on how many squares of toilet paper can be used in any one sitting. Now, I don’t want to rob any law-abiding American of his or her God-given rights, but I think we are an industrious enough people that we can make it work with only one square per restroom visit, except, of course, on those pesky occasions where 2 to 3 could be required. When presenting this idea to my younger brother, who’s judgment I trust implicitly, he proposed taking it one step further. I believe his quote was, “how bout just washing the one square out.”

Well, I’m not sure if this has been thought of before but I am sure it’s more effective way to save the forest than using you hand, (which I think has been banned in most countries). By the way I do think it is an American god given right to use as much bloody toilet paper as they see fit. I am not an American so maybe someone can weigh in on this for me.

Shopping in Amsterdam April 22, 2007

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Shopping in Amsterdam, originally uploaded by Stuck in Customs.

Impressive HDR from Trey Ratcliff.

Devil’s Food – McGriddle your way to a slow death April 21, 2007

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Devil’s Food, originally uploaded by DYFL.

McGriddle, the Devils food. I like the Brand “M” branded on the “Griddle” or pancake part.

The maple flavor as I understand is built into the “pancake”, wow that’s a real food hack!.

Never has one myself, here are the stats:

SAUSAGE, EGG, AND CHEESE McGriddle (Check the Sodium……)

CALORIES: 550
FAT: 33 G.
SATURATED FAT: 11 G.
SODIUM: 1290 MG.
CHOLESTEROL: 260 MG.
CARBOHYDRATES: 43 G.

Virgina Tech Tragedy Spawns Cyber Experts April 21, 2007

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I have a problem, well really a bitch, a gripe, complaint or whatever you want to call it with the reaction comments and opinions of many people (blogs included) in the cyberworld. Specifically my complaint is with all of those who have deputized themselves as police officers, detectives, reporters, journalists, crime scene experts, grief counselors, psychiatrists, psychologists, sociologists, regarding the Virginia Tech tragedy. I will also express my opinion on the reckless media outlets (who will remain nameless) who are so driven to make a buck that they will sensationalize, hypothesize and rationalize their broadcasts and writings from sun up till sun down over this tragedy. They will also do this off the backs of the victims families with total disregard for their privacy, grief and suffering they must be feeling.
I would expect the expert analysis of this event to be left to just those people, the experts, who will be able to piece together the unfortunate string of actions that lead to the horrific outcome. There are many things that can be learned from this event but it is not to be self taught. What everyone has to realize is that the Internet is a great equalizer. The thoughts and opinions of individuals are presented in the same flat manner as those of the experts. A search of this subject delivers just as many blogs posts as it does news articles.

There seems to be this drive to be part of the collective, to add to and be caught up in the story as it unfolds since this is what technology can do for us, from cell phone videos to profiles on MySpace. There is a time to switch it off and step back and try to re-connect with reality and not get caught up in this flood of snapshots of information that is to overwhelming to piece together. Leave this to the journalist whose job it is to do exactly that piece the facts together, unfortunately there seems to be many lessons for the “establishment” news community to learn, and there are on a few who are willing to step back themselves and questions what they are doing.

As you can see below I have posted a tribute to the Virginia Tech tragedy and have done it only once. As a note of remembrance it includes images from students who were there and that were affected by it, thats all.

Multitouch Interaction – Throw Away the Keyboard April 19, 2007

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This great keynote at TED from Jeff Han, consulting research scientist for NYU’s Department of Computer Science, shows a great new way of interacting with technology. This breakthrough touch screen offer many possibilities when it comes to our interaction and interface with computers……throw away you keyboards and stretch those fingers.