Archive for September, 2007

ART! - Is it ART DAY! yet?


It’s been a while in the makin’… but it’s Friday once again, meaning that none other such-loved feature than ART DAY! is making it’s triumphant return.AA Those of you who have been with us since the beginning may remember that every Friday used to be ART DAY!AA Well, I’m here to tell you that the same thing is still true - and we’re back in effect mode.

If you scroll on down the page you will see pieces from across the web, some of them originating from some of our tried and true favorite user-contributing sites.

The artist featured above and below is Rebecca Amroian.AA We’re really loving her acrylic on canvas steelo and are thinking of nominating her as an official warlord of the mnp shogunate.AA She kicks it out in Vista, CA where she is co-chair of publicity for the Vista Art Foundation.AA She’s being featured on right now.AA Amroian was also featured at the recent Rancho Sante Fe Art Fair.AA She has a nice mix of abstract, figurative paintings, and painted ceramics. Check out her site, buy her art, and keep it real.


I have always been fascinated with art, especially when used with textures and bold bright images.AA My figurative pieces mainly feature impressions of women’s faces where the eyes are the focal point.AA My abstract work comes from the desire to instill a sense of happiness in people who view my art! - Rebecca Amroian


And keep it moving down the page for more of our ART DAY! selections.


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Posted: September 14th, 2007
at 1:01am by black octagons

Categories: art,contemporary,art fridays

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Chris Silva


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Posted: September 14th, 2007
at 12:18am by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art

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daily deviation finished by ~Dangerstorm is the best multi-layer portrait stencil I have ever seen. Bottom line. Detail and style like this cannot be found anywhere else. It’s usually hard to properly capture something like extreme old age in a stencil, but this artist stepped up and took the time to get all that gritty / wrinkled / worldly feel with cut paper and spraypaint. I’m looking forward to seeing what comes out of this gallery next. (Featured by ^truemarmalade)

This is a "daily deviation" from deviant art that we thought was pretty ill.

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Posted: September 14th, 2007
at 12:10am by black octagons

Categories: art,web,contemporary

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New Digital Alchemy-Scrolls


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Posted: September 13th, 2007
at 11:58pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: art,photo

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foto del dia 9.14

"Dissed By Toys" "Rest In Peace" LosAngeles Graffiti Art at anarchosyn

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Posted: September 13th, 2007
at 11:53pm by Koookiecrumbles

Categories: foto del dia

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Ita€™s morning in America in Bentonville, Arkansas, home of Wal-Mart, in the year 2037, but America no longer exists after having been taken over by the Wal-Mart Empire. Only tiny Vermont has managed to remain free of Wal-Mart. In 2004, Vermont declared itself a a€oehistoric preservation zonea€A to keep Wal-Mart out. When Wal-Mart tried to force its way in five years later, Vermont seceded from the Union.

This is the setting in which Vicki Latrell, a single mom and Wal-Mart employee, finds herself thirty years after speaking out against her companya€™s working conditions. She and her daughter have been unwillingly jettisoned into the future by a sophisticated, technofascist time machine called a portal which can project a human either into the past or the future. They have landed in Walmartopia.

Walmartopia is, in fact, an irreverent new musical political satire scheduled to premier Off Broadway on August 21st at the Minetta Lane Theatre (18 Minetta Lane) in New York City. After two weeks of preview performances, opening night is set for Labor Day, September 3rd. The show was written by Catherine Capellaro and Andrew Rohn and is directed by Daniel Goldstein [via].


Read more about this ridiculousness here at the WALMARTOPIA website.

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Posted: September 13th, 2007
at 9:37am by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,politricks

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Happy Ethiopian Millennium!

To all our Ethiopian readers and to the rest of our readers across the world, for in these days and times we are all connected, myninjaplease on behalf of the entire mnp group would like to wish you a Happy Millennium.

For those of you who don’t know, the Ethiopian Calendar is based on the Coptic Calendar which is based on the Alexandrian Calendar which is based on the Egyptian calendar. In this time frame, September 11th represents the last day of the second millennium. Celebrations began at midnight today, Ethiopian time.

Consequently, the BBC has a short slideshow about the millennium from which the above picture was linked.

Though many are celebrating, some have called for a boycott of the activities due to what they see as government mismanagement. The author of this article calls the celebration a diversion to shield the government from criticism, if only for a moment.

The Ethiopian Millennium to be marked in September 2007 has more of metaphorical meaning than the farce the Ethiopian government is planning to make off of it. - Fekade Shewakena

Still, the festivities continue. Many people see it as a chance to revitalize a country that seems to trail behind in many important indexes.

With just under a year left on the Ethiopic calendar before the turn of the millennium, we believe that there is a dire need to mobilize all towards effective and progressive awareness as well as tangible change. To this end, we challenge you to actively engage yourself, by participating in upcoming relevant and Ethiopia-related events and projects within Ethiopia as well as other countries worldwide. - Ethiopia2000

(tree planting in Ethiopia - link)

Regardless of what you think about the issues at hand, check out the trailer for the Ethiopian Millennium film about Haile Selassie I.

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Posted: September 12th, 2007
at 1:42am by black octagons

Categories: film,politricks,photo,real life news

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Google Universe?

And you thought that Google Earth was a great way to waste your time? My Ninja, Please! Google is reportedly working with a network of 19 national research institutions to develop software that will bring up-to-date images of the galaxy to a desktop near you- hopefully in an interface something like what we’ve seen with Google Earth.

What’s the big deal, you ask? Well, for starters, thats about 30 terabytes of info streaming from the new Large Synoptic Survey Telescope in Chile, which will be imaging the heavens about twice a week. A little bit about the LSST:

One thousand times as powerful as previous telescopes, the LSST will survey the entire sky every three nights using a wide-angle mirror and a three-billion-pixel digital camera.As the telescope rotates on its base, the camera’s 15-second exposures take in an area 50 times as large as the full moon. Software will compile three-dimensional imagery to produce time-lapse digital "movies" of the universe [CNN].

Unfortunately, it’s going to take some time, and we’ll hopefully have it within the decade. That being said, Google has recently added ‘Sky’ to Google Earth, allowing you a glimpse of a number of constellations and celestial bodies - which will have to be enough for now. And if you’re looking for something in our own neighborhood to hold you over, don’t sleep on Google Mars.

Impatient? Then get your learn on! If you study up now, you want be fumbling around when Google Universe comes out, and you’ll know exactly where you want to go first. Where were those green chicks from in Star Trek again?

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Posted: September 12th, 2007
at 12:00am by orangemenace

Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,computers,web,science

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The iCar


Apple and Volkswagen are in talks about a compact car that could come loaded with Apple products - could the iCar be on the horizon?

I bet that its made entirely of aluminum and glass, has no corners, and a touch screen steering wheel…

Head on over to NPR for the September 3rd Morning Edition radio show to learn more.

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Posted: September 11th, 2007
at 11:36pm by orangemenace

Categories: apple,whips,fo' real?

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