Archive for July, 2006

YouTube joins Flickr and Boing Boing on the "banned in Dubai" list.

Popular video sharing site YouTube is now banned in Dubai. Boing Boing has been banned in several countries including Dubai and the United Arab Emirates for several months. One anonymous Boing Boing reader in the UAE sent Boing Boing this letter:

"And its finally happened… I knew the day was not far…. :(The sole ISP in this country, which happens to be owned by the government has blocked Apparently boingboing is disseminating information that is " inconsistent with the religious, cultural, political and moral values of the United Arab Emirates. " See attached/hotlinked screenshot.

Please email me so if you post this on boingboing, so I can VPN to the office back home and read about this on boingboing… Till then I guess am stuck with which am sure is next. :(

PS - Please remove all personally identifiable information from the screenshot, cause I don’t want to end up in jail. Yes they do put people in jail for attempting/bypassing their proxy."

When you try to visit one of these sites, you see the message below or something similar:

Article on BoingBoing

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 7:19pm by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,life,crime

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My Ninja Please! 7/28/06: Genetically Engineer’d Ninjas cannot determine the sex of your child.

Using a technique originated in the Wu-Shan province…

Actually no, we have absolutely nothing to do with this. This site claims that through the use of all-natural drugs they are able to induce a woman’s body to produce a child with the sex of her choice (or that of the overarching warlord of her village). My Ninja, Please! If this was possible through a pill it prolly woulda been done (feel free to correct me if I’m wrong). Just 500 beans a month and you can have that hemaphrodite you’ve been waiting for. Yes, $500. Article Via: Red Ferret

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 3:21pm by black octagons

Categories: myninjaplease,mnp is for the children

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Grime Culture


This is a sick photo essay by Simon Wheatley, a photographer who tried to capture the pictoral essence of London’s Grime Culture, basically what he calls a British "reaction to American Hip Hop." Nice photographs- really well done. Can you spot the ninja in this photograph?

Link Via: MPC Forums

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 2:33pm by black octagons

Categories: music,art,photo

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I know you’ve been wondering where ninjas of the future will chill…

Well Joe Nishizawa‘s got you covered. His photos are all 100% real places (yes, on this Earth). He takes photos in underground areas of Japan, and they are ridiculous. Breathtaking. Words just cannot describe them.

PingMag has a great article with him. Definitely check it out, because Nishizawa-san has a lot of extremely interesting stuff to say about being underground (strictly underground, ninjas and ninjettes) and photography in general. His site also has a few galleries of stunning images for us to revel in. Go peep.

Interview at PingMag

Joe Nishizawa’s site

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 1:14pm by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,art,architecture

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Much Better than that Learn Chinese Video

Well, my ninjas, our personal friend and confidante, ex-ninja extraordinaire turned debonair, the Golden Child himself, produced this song for the emcee formerly know as Jin.

Oh and yes, he’s that young white dude in the background up in Fat Beats, diggin’ in the crates.AA Ight, peace my ninjies.

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 1:09pm by black octagons

Categories: youtube

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Au Naturale, Ninja… That’s How We Roll…

wooden bikes

Bike style, that is. These bike frames from Xylon (and tell me that’s not a ninja name) are made almost entirely of wood.

From the Xylon site:

"Keeping the number of metal parts to the minimum, the frames are hand built to exacting specifications using state of the art adhesives, aeronautical grade plywood, and seasoned hardwoods each chosen for their natural beauty and mechanical properties. The result of this unprecedented attention to detail is manifested in each bicycle being unique."
au naturale

via the coolhunter

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 12:37pm by Black Ock

Categories: bling,life,art

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American Ninja in Paris

The work and non-work vacation.AA Why do Europeans get more time off?AA Why do they live much more relaxed lifestyles?AA Why are they sooo GI?AA This article unfortunately answers none of the burning questions… but does make you kinda jealous.AA Europeans don’t work!AA that’s so… ninja-ish!

[ed: that pic is from one of the best movies ever, Six String Samurai]

Article from knowledge@wharton

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 12:13pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: life

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Michael Vick Gets MySpaced

Dude takes out a girlie and, unbeknownst to him, he’s on mySpace with herps and blunt in hand. Bogus.

A tad bit more info from

[ed: thanks Ian, altho i might have not needed to see that brazen herpie, ninja]

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 12:03pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: myninjaplease,life,celebrity,web

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Pharaoh Sings Cause He Felt Like It

So refreshing, here is the Pharaohe produced and rapped track Push of his upcoming album, Desire. Courtesy of Spine Magazine.

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Posted: July 28th, 2006
at 1:30am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: music

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