Archive for November, 2010

Updated! Shutting it Down. Returning Jan/2011.

Tuesday, November 30th, 2010

Internet Friends,

I will be taking a break from my regular posting on awesomeinternetsite.com until January 2011. I have a couple of unfinished projects
stacking up that I would like to complete before the new year, so I need to focus on those.

The good news is, a few kind and wonderful folks have agreed to pick up the blogging reigns and will continue to post fresh content to help you slack off at work with.

Thanks for keeping up with this little slice of the internet.

Before I head out, I’ll leave you with a bit of a half-assed Photoblogjammin’ post. Just a few randoms, some film, some digital, some from the phone.

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Wink World.

Friday, November 26th, 2010

Few things make me feel as good as The Winking Circle does.

Where is Benny Zenga these days? Come to Peterborough, bring movies (and a skateboard).

Amsterdam.

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

Staying on track with the days Mashup theme . . . Good posted a link to some rather remarkable ‘then and now’ images of Amsterdam. Not your usual juxtaposition of images, but a seamless integration of the two. Good explains:

Jo Teeuwisse is a historical consultant and, apparently, a Photoshop genius. Her work involves taking photos of Amsterdam during the 1940s and then superimposing them on modern photos. The results are these amazing, ghostly collisions of past and present.


View the project here.

Girl Talk Visualizer

Wednesday, November 24th, 2010

No doubt the Internet has already told you about the new Girl Talk album and how amazing it is . . .

Now, getting ready to add a whole new layer of fun to your Girl Talk listening experience with the Girl Talk Visualizer!

This thing is pretty incredible, giving you a complete Mashup Breakdown . . . I don’t even want to speculate how much time goes into something like this. Here’s a word from the creator:

All Day is the 5th album by the spectacular Girl Talk, composed from samples of 372 songs by other artists. This visual breakdown is an attempt to give a sense of what’s going on.

I’ve gathered the information about the timing of the samples from Wikipedia and from AllDaySamples. They disagree quite a bit, and you can switch between the two. As of this writing, Wikipedia only has start times, not end times, so I’ve treated all samples as if they are 30 seconds long.

View/Listen here.

Sufjan.

Tuesday, November 23rd, 2010

So Raeface emails me and says: “Yo! Post This!”

and I say: “I don’t know . . . Maybe? It’s nearly a week old”

and she says: “Do it, Suckapants!”

and I say: “What’s going on here?”

and she says: “Thanks!”

So here it is, Sufjan Stevens performing on a late night show on broadcast television — even though he thinks (or used to think) that kind of thing is dumb. If you haven’t already seen this pop on your twitterthinger or on the internet in general, watch it now. I have not watched it yet.

Truth be told. I am into Sufjan. I have a Marzuki album and a Shannon Stephens solo record and Enjoy Your Rabbit. No scenester points here, just stating there is some listening history between Sufjan Stevens and myself. Which makes it weird that I haven’t been able to make it past more than two songs on the Age of Adz.

Maybe it will grow on me?

Spike Jonze + Arcade Fire.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

As you transition from Monday Morning to Monday Afternoon . . . Have a look at this Spike Jonze directed Arcade Fire video. It is everything you could hope for from these two camps.

Hammer and Sickle.

Monday, November 22nd, 2010

Jimmy Forde was kind of enough to snap this picture and send it through over the weekend. On Saturday, Jimmy found himself at an automobile rally and happened upon the Cream of the Crop. A Lada! As a former Lada owner myself, I feel a special appreciation for Soviet-era machinery.

I trust this Lada took home “Gold” in the “Russian Hatchback” division.

Eames.

Friday, November 19th, 2010

Every so often, I find myself looking at Eames Chairs for long stretches of time. Nothing wrong with that, Friendo.

Buy an Eames Lounge Chair Here.

Get your chair fix with this collection of desktop images. Found Here.

Let’s Race a Bicycle!

Friday, November 19th, 2010

0:41 — Slow it Down!
0:54 — Gettin’ Loose!
0:59 — Beardo and Sideburns!

Best use of an iPhone.

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

Bruuks just sent this through.

What is the best use of an iPhone? . . . you know, aside from making phone calls, keeping up on work, MLB scores, etc. etc . . . Of course, it is the ability to open bottles of beer.

I have ruined more than “one thing” after trying to fashion that “one thing” it into a bottle opener, in the absence of a bottle opener.

Link Here.

After much field research, the spokes of a spinning bicycle wheel work fabulously for opening bottles of beer. Granted, in this context, if you do not have a bottle opener a bicycle is required. I wouldn’t necessarily try this with your fancy Dura Ace Tubulars.