Archive for October, 2006

Squatters Take Set

"They look like they’re punk rockers - Mohawks, Army bags, hoodies. They seem real nice, well mannered."

flickr gallery of squatter occupied, MTA building, Brooklyn

from curbed

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 2:48pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,life,home,weaponry,photo

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Flowers in Space

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Who doesn’t like this page?AAClick for an explanation

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 12:05pm by black octagons


Categories: life,photo

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Animated Landscape

Some graf artists near Etterbeek train station, Brussels I think stumbled on something- they created a series of exo-skeleton stills that when viewed from an animated train appear animated.

video at dailymotion

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 12:02pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Translated Wisdom

Raed Jarrar was stopped at the airport for wearing the pictured black tshirt: "we will not be silent" as translated into English from Arabic. Make a donation, get a tshirt. Just picked one up.
from thecriticalvoice

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 11:21am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: clothes,politricks,fo' real?,real life news

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Fun in the Sun

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So I thought about trying to explain this in my own words, but I realized that treehugger says it best:

There are all kinds of mechanically operated blinds and vents that need power to operate are are complex to build. Inventor Greg Blonder has a better idea: take the principle of the bimetal strip (found in thermostats) where bonding two materials of two different coefficients of expansion bend or change according to temperature; make it out of plastic: "a plastic analog of the bimetallic strip is possible- which I’ve named "c))motion". Plastics have ten times the expansion coefficient of metal, and thus exhibit ten times the range of motion for the same range of temperatures. Plastics can be colored, stamped, rolled out into sheets the size of football fields, never rust and are very inexpensive." Patent it and think of all kinds of useful and fun things to do with it. Think of a window with a blind that rolls down when the sun comes out ; a roof venting system that opens automatically when it gets warm; Schmoo and Scoop, two toys that don’t do anything but move strangely in the sunlight. Watch the movies of them all at C))Motion Design.

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 10:14am by black octagons


Categories: life,green,home

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Chevy Ad: Be American, Buy Our Trucks

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As many of you know, Chevy is an American Revolution. I’m not sure what that means exactly, but hey, TV doesn’t lie, so it must be true. Next step in said revolution: use bits of Americana to pluck at the heart strings of consumers, and hopefully make a couple extra bucks. No idea what I’m talking about? Well, check out their new TV ad here [then come right back]. Yes, thats John Mellencamp, and Rosa Parks, and MLK, and Nixon…and everyone else. They aparently all loved Chevy. The ad also shows Vietnam images, Katrina photos, Americans working together to recover, and so on [the automotive blog jalopnik says an original cut of the ad even included images of a mushroom cloud]. Next they’ll be telling us to support our troops by running out and buying gas guzzling pickups. YEEE-HA!

links from NPR and Slate [if nothing else, read the comments at the end of the Slate article]

[good looks to Dubs out there in the big CT for the links, and for reppin’ MNP, whatup dubs!]

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 9:24am by orangemenace


Categories: myninjaplease,business,whips,fo' real?

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Cardboard Laptop Case

Found this over at Inhabitat. Designed by Giles Miller, the case is made of 100% recycled products [mainly cardboard] and, as shown in the photos, can be imprinted with personalized lettering/images. Looks pretty fly…

link from Inhabitat

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 9:23am by orangemenace


Categories: computers,green,gear,design

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Foto Del Dia 10.23

newly discovered orchids in Papau New Guinea

from news.nationalgeographic

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Posted: October 23rd, 2006
at 9:19am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: foto del dia

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John Mayer Is More Stuntastic Than Kanye

Watch the video and find out why.

from youtube

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Posted: October 20th, 2006
at 3:01pm by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: hood status,bling,celebrity

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