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Well, I almost busted a gut watching this… but I think a lot of that has to do with being a closet nerd.

Anyway, enter Monzy.AA This dude is a revolution in nerdcore rap (which no one here listens to).AA He’s kinda ill though.AA Only the true nerds and c0derz will fully appreciate this.AA This dude spits straight unix scripts, son.
…talking about mount dash prompting your girl and what not.

Here’s the wikipedia article on nerdcore rap just in case you have a life.

This is where the picture came from. [Note:AA i think that dude in the pic is actually MC Chris, not Monzy]


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Posted: April 2nd, 2007
at 9:43pm by black octagons

Categories: hood status,music

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Private space enterprise offers endless expansion

Blue Origin, the secretive space exploration company founded by CEO Jeff Bezos, on Thursday announced plans to build a testing facility on a remote ranch in western Texas.

The facility will be built on land owned by Bezos located north of Van Horn, Texas, a community with a population of 2,400 residents as of 2000. In its first public statement about its ambitions, Blue Origin said it plans to build a suborbital spacecraft that can launch and land vertically with three or more astronauts, according to a report in the local Van Horn Advocate newspaper.

Bezos has already assembled a team of veteran rocket scientists who have worked on various aerospace and missile defense projects. The company will first build basic facilities such as an engine test stand, fuel and water tanks and an office building, and then begin flight testing in six to seven years, the report said.


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Posted: March 21st, 2007
at 9:39am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,business,design,fo' real?

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iceberg lettuce safe

You have never seen anything like this - but it is one of the latest security gadgets - and it is so cool!

It is a realistic looking head of Iceberg Lettuce, and has a hidden compartment.

Thieves will never dream of looking in this head of Iceberg Lettuce for valuables!

bimbambanana via chicago.apartmenttherapy

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Posted: March 19th, 2007
at 11:12am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,green,home,weaponry,grub

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"convergence culture"

a€oeConvergence does not depend on any specific delivery mechanism. Rather, convergence represents a paradigm shift a€" a move from medium-specific content toward content that flows across multiple media channels, toward the increased interdependence of communications systems, toward multiple ways of accessing media content, and toward ever more complex relations between top-down corporate media and bottom-up participatory culture.a€A (243) thesis statement

a€oeWe are in a critical moment of transition during which old rules are open to change and companies may be forced to renegotiate their relationship to consumers.a€A (243)

a€oeRather than talking about personal media, perhaps we should be talking about communal mediaa€A (245)

a€oeJust as studying fan culture helped us to understand the innovations that occur on the fringes of the media industry, we may also want to look at the structures of fan communities as showing us new ways of thinking about citizenship and collaboration.a€A (246) BIG THESIS

a€oeThat is why it is so important to fight against the corporate copyright regime, to argue against censorship and moral panic that would pathologize these emerging forms of participation, to publicize the best practices of these online communities, to expand access and participation to groups that are otherwise being left behind, and to promote forms of media literacy education that help all children to develop the skills needed to become full participants in their culture.a€A (248) ADVOCACY THESIS

a€oeA politics of confrontation must give way to one focused on tactical collaboration.a€A (250)

a€oeConcentrated power is apt to remain concentrated. But we will see adhocracy principles applied to more and more different kinds of projectsa€A (256-7). Yes, but what about sabotage?

a€oeparticipation becomes an important political right.a€A (257). Yes. Why isna€™t there more of this in the book?

a€oeThe ideal of the informed citizen is breaking down because there is simply too much for any individual to know. The idea of monitorial citizenship depends on developing new skills in collaboration and a new ethic of knowledge sharing that will allow us to deliberate together.a€A (259). ok

a€oeOne of the ways we can shape the future of media culture is by resisting such disempowering approaches to media literacy education. We need to rethink the goals of media education so that young people can come to think of themselves as cultural producers and participants and not simply as consumers, critical or otherwise.a€A (259). Call to rethink media literacy

MESSAGE: rules redrawn. Negotiation. Resurgence of communal culture. Political implications. Key prescriptions = advocacy. Not sure how his corporate readers would react. Focus on negotiation, but doesna€™t jive with hardline advocacy. Convergence will save us all. We just need to help it happen.

too much information for one post at aramsinnreich.typepad

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When all it does is slowww me doww… oh sorry

Get this, I’m sure you’ve all taken at least a brief gander at Koookiecrumbles’ AK-47 exposA© a bit further down the page (an mnp original btw). So, it’s only fitting that I bring you the real news. If you’ve already heard it… have you seen it?

I’m sure there may be, by now, better links (I guess the guy’s lawyer claims he’s a gun collector) but I’m going to go with the original source for shock value. Seriously… all I could hear in my head was that song.

070307_popper_arrest.jpg actual pic

SPOKANE, Wash. (AP) - Blues Traveler singer and harmonica player John Popper was arrested near Ritzville after the vehicle he was riding in was clocked going 111 mph, the Washington State Patrol said Wednesday.

Popper, 39, was arrested Tuesday afternoon on Interstate 90 near the Spokane/Lincoln county line, the Washington State Patrol said.

Inside the black Mercedes SUV, officers found a cache of weapons and a small amount of marijuana, the Patrol said.

Popper, who lives in Snohomish, Wash., is the owner of the vehicle, which was being driven by Brian Gourgeois, 34, of Austin, Texas, said state patrol Trooper Jeff Sevigney.

Sevigney confirmed that Popper was a member of the popular band and that the pair was traveling from Texas to Washington


Ok, he might be a gun collector… but why the secret desperado-esque drawer in the trunk?


And for you enthusiasts out there, a lil AK-47 history.

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Posted: March 12th, 2007
at 3:30pm by black octagons

Categories: hood status,celebrity,crime,too good to be true,weaponry,real life news

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Reversible Destiny Lofts


A collaboration between Japanese artist Shusaku Arakawa and the French poet Madeline Gins, the projects try to enliven spaces through the use of organic shapes [spherical], bold colors, and just generally mixing everything up - going so far as to purposefully place things like light fixtures in odd places, forcing residents to search for them, and other deviations from ‘typical’ design sense like making doors too short so that people will be conscious of having to crouch slightly.

Check out the full article on our architecture page.

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Posted: March 6th, 2007
at 4:29pm by black octagons

Categories: hood status,home,architecture

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Average world IQ


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Posted: March 3rd, 2007
at 11:48pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,fo' real?

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og goldeneye


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Posted: February 21st, 2007
at 11:10am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,myninjaplease,bling,fo' real?

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urban shell shelter for homeless


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Posted: February 15th, 2007
at 6:37pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: hood status,home,business,design

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