Good Morning and welcome to your week.
This week only the regular assortment of stuff that amused me ( the audio special is being “held over” as they say). Don’t forget to waste some time at the blog https://thatchspace.com/wordpress/
So on with the show… This contribution from Mark at DrumDrumWaterToys .
“I’ve finally found a religion I can believe in (just waiting for the next time 7th day Adventists knock on my door so I can explain my religious beliefs to them in great detail!)”: http://www.venganza.org/ (touched by His Noodly Appendage)
This item is from Jools
Q: Why is duct tape like the force. A: Because it has a light side and a darkside and binds the universe together.
Actually I have always preferred Gaffa tape myself but as you will see there is more to duct tape than meets the eye. Powerful it is in the force.
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Here is your weekly waste of time. (There is some more stuff on the blog https://thatchspace.com/wordpress/ ) anyway on with the show.
We haven’t harassed the feline animal world for a while so this week checkout http://www.stuffonmycat.com/
Flash Time: Spend a little time today (that’s polite for blow the whole morning) with “N, ‘the way of the Ninja.'” This Flash game will keep you occupied through 30 “episodes” of gold, exploration, and killer robots. I like the character animation here. It’s really expressive for something that is so simple. A perfect way to start the week ! Make sure the volume is down. http://22.214.171.124/~mediaun/ngame.swf
Poom is like that game you play when you’ve only got one ping pong paddle (or tennis racket) and one ball: you just keep bouncing the ball straight up in the air. Except, er, Poom is really fun(??). The catch, your “paddle” consists of an ever-changing grid of blocks. http://www.gotused.com/42/games/poom/
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And welcome to some new people (you know who you are). More websites that are either so damn silly or so amazingly well done or just made me laugh.
The “Obsessive of the Week” winner this week goes to (drum roll and the envelope please…)
First there was On The Road, hurling across Amerika in a car with Jack Kerouac and Neal Cassady at a million words a mile. Jack Kerouac’s book inspires a generation to follow suit. Next we have Easy Rider, the ultimate 60’s outlaw image,Peter Fonda, Dennis Hopper and Jack Nicholson ride across America at 25 frames per second and re-inspire a generation.
Now we have 10mph. Two guys quit stodgy corporate jobs, scrounged up all the savings they could, collected credit cards, and stepped – or better yet – scooted forward to follow their biggest dream: to become filmmakers. Josh Caldwell rode a Segway from Seattle to Boston, while his buddy Hunter Weeks directed a film they both shot about the experience and about the moments leading up to this crazy twist on the American road trip. From cubicle farms to the open road, the film chronicles how these guys ultimately changed their lives forever (which is the whole point of road trips). They did what so many of us have always wanted to do – gave it all up for the passion inside.
Somehow I don’t see a generational paradigm shift with this one (although I do love the scene in the clip that involves a Segway, a rubbish bin and a wet drive way, play it in MEDIUM if you’ve got the bandwidth).
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A fun day coming up today as you stroll through this one. Get yourself a coffee, get comfortable and kiss the morning goodbye.
A quick one to get warmed up. 40 Things That Only Happen In Movies http://www.nostalgiacentral.com/features/20moviethings.htm
Lord Vader reads your mind. This is hilarious.The Sith Sense (Flash) http://www.sithsense.com/flash.htm
Yet Another Virtual Bubble Wrap. These regenerate after a second, giving lots of satisfying action. No clicking required. I tried to see if I could write letters & numbers in the bubble wrap. (Flash) http://www.funnyjunk.com/pages/virtual_bubble_wrap.htm
Ultimate Guide to Shooting Rubber Bands. Rather self explanatory I thought. Who new there were rules? http://members.aol.com/morganbolt/
Play the original version of Price of Persia online all thanks to Gamespot. Volume warning, turn it down. http://www.milkandcookies.com/links/9843/
A quiet game? Perhaps? Zork Online (HTML) http://thcnet.net/zork/index.php “You are in an open field west of a big white house with a boarded front door. There is a small mailbox here”, and to think that this is where it all begins for a lot of us.
I loved this. I quote from the site. “A short film that is played entirely in reverse and involves the “reverse destruction” of balanced rock sculptures. There is one character in the movie that appears to magically create these sculptures. Although the film is played in reverse it appears as the man who is doing his magic is going forwards in time. The movie is intended to be very meditational and is a manipulation of gravity and time though the simple effect of reversing the film. The movie is shot in two locations, both in Colorado, the first one Aspen at Weller Lake and the second in Boulder at a sandstone outcropping.”
(currently listening to David Knopfler songs and waiting for a Java program to compile.)
A mixed bag this week, there wasn’t a lot silly enough to really warrant a “serious time waster” tag.
This is weird. The LEGOTIC Self-Adaptative Hand http://mapage.noos.fr/chrismaker/hand.htm
This is Japanese TV silly. A Guy is strapped down into a pack of pressurized tanks and launched into the air. I thonk mythbusters should look into this one. http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-1169.htm
This is just weird. A song about cows who start a revolution against their farmers http://www.lookatentertainment.com/v/v-1216.htm (Ahh George Orwell if only you had been a Flash guru instead of a writer http://www.online-literature.com/orwell/animalfarm/ )
So for all you people up the back who came in late, the all time favourites by amount of feedback/abuse thus far are
Google Earth http://earth.google.com/ (and http://maps.google.com/) just by a whisker
“Language is a Virus” http://languageisavirus.com/ catching up fast
and The National Geographic article on tornadoes
is running third.
(I actually think the the games ones are the most popular and that everyone is so sucked in to them they dont have as chance to send feedback/abuse).
(currently listening to old Tom Waits and Jackson Browne songs)
Today we can chat about the question of “Who Owns Culture?” . A lot of this has been copped from an article in the New York Times.
The New York Times reported on a public lecture (sponsored by Wired magazine but I couldn’t find any mention of it on their site… so I guess we can scratch them from the running as potential owners of culture) – a discussion of digital file-sharing, part of a library series called “Live From the NYPL.” Both Jeff Tweedy, the leader of Wilco, and Lawrence Lessig, a Stanford University law professor who has opposed criminalizing file sharing, seemed to agree that just about anybody who owns a modem also owns – or at least has every right to download – culture products.
“I don’t think anybody should make any money on music,” Mr. Tweedy said at one point, only half joking.
“Maybe we would pay audiences.” . Obviously Mr Tweedy has never worked in Melbourne pubs where “paying to play” is almost the rule… but this isn’t a discussion on door deals so we will move on. Continue reading “So Who Owns Culture?”