Archive for August, 2009

Vulcan’s 1000 Colors

Graffiti artist Vulcan discusses his latest works, which are based on explorations of color - using a predetermined number of colors as the driving force in collaborations with artist Apex, called ‘Superburners’.

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Posted: August 11th, 2009
at 5:18am by orangemenace

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Categories: youtube,art,contemporary

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Taken for A Ride - Documentary

http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-2486235784907931000

Taken for a Ride is an amazing documentary by Jim Kleina and Martha Olson that documents the efforts to derail mass transit in America. Ever wonder why the U.S. has the worst mass transportation system in the industrialized world? Using historical footage and investigative research, this film tells how GM fought to push freeways into the inner cities of America, and push public transportation out.

~ New Day Films

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Posted: August 10th, 2009
at 6:00am by orangemenace

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Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,life,whips,politricks,fo' real?,real life news,documentary

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Star Wars Dance Party?

I hate to post more Star Wars related content after featuring the Star Wars: uncut post last week - but really, I can’t help it. I mean, my ninjas - PLEASE! A part of my soul - and my childhood - died when I saw this video.

George Lucas, I can’t believe you allowed this to happen. Is nothing sacred anymore? How much money do you need?

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Posted: August 10th, 2009
at 5:16am by orangemenace


Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,not ninja-worthy,fo' real?,real life news

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Muzak Video Sundays 8.9.09

Look, I have no idea how I came up with this list - but I’m holding it down for the HNIC this week, and hope it’s acceptable as a fill-in for his typical Muzak Video Sundays playlists. Enjoy.

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Method Man - Judgement Day

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Mega Banton - Soundboy Killing

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Medeski, Martin And Wood - Uninvisible

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The Roots - Distortion To Static

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Gregory Isaacs - Night Nurse (Live at Reggae Sunsplash 1983)

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Nirvana - Heart Shaped Box

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Posted: August 9th, 2009
at 5:09pm by orangemenace


Categories: youtube,music,muzak video sundays

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Highspeed Rail in the US??

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An analysis detailing the possibilities of a high speed rail system in the US- definitely a good read.

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Posted: August 8th, 2009
at 8:18pm by Koookiecrumbles

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Categories: architecture,travel,maps

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Alex D’Arcy

Variations
Oil on canvas, 40 x 36
2008

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Posted: August 7th, 2009
at 7:24am by Koookiecrumbles


Categories: art

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Send your Name to Mars

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Enter your name and it will be included with others on a microchip on the Mars Science Laboratory rover heading to Mars in 2011.

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Posted: August 6th, 2009
at 6:01am by Koookiecrumbles

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Ninja Homes: Schein Loft

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Designed by Winka Dubbeldam and her firm Archi-Tectonics for artist/photographer Peter Schein, the 3,200 square-foot loft is pretty feckin’ dope. Just check out the description in the September issue of Arch Record:

The apartment?s entry opens onto the shorter leg of the L-shaped main living space. To the west, the slant of the floor-to-ceiling glazing, bordered by a terrace with sweeping views of the Hudson River and Lower Manhattan, immediately comes into view. The eastern wall introduces bog-oak-veneer plywood, a species Dubbeldam selected for its warm variegated hues. This sustainable material was waxed, formed into panels, and fitted into a black-metal framing system. Drawers within the wall accommodate art supplies and housewares, while the wall masks structural columns. Near the entry, an asymmetrical full-height section of drywall pivots to reveal a niche for oversize paintings and photography. As Dubbeldam points out, ?The wall can be left open to create an ephemeral art installation.?

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Basically, the apartment is pretty nice, but the use of the bog-oak-veneer is ridiculous [and makes the project]. Storage space is created behind some of the veneer walls, through the construction of drawers and sliding panels [some large enough to store the artist’s larger works]. The use of the natural oak, and the volumes formed by the veneer, give the spaces within the loft the feeling of having ‘grown’ within the space. This idea is strengthened by built in shelving and moving/sliding walls and doors to open up/enclose certain areas of the loft, such as the master bedroom and the guest room/music studio. Check out the video at the arch record site to see a virtual tour of the space, and the moving panels.

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Posted: August 5th, 2009
at 7:00am by orangemenace

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Categories: architecture,ninja homes

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Star Wars: uncut

Star Wars Uncut - Scene 046 from BaronMunchausen on Vimeo.

What’s better than watching Star Wars? Reenacting it, of course! Star Wars: uncut allows you to sign up to reenact a 15 second scene from Sar Wars episode IV. When all the scenes have been completed, they’ll be stitch together to make one hell of a ridiculous looking movie…should be great.

If you’re interested, sign up for a scene now - there aren’t many left!

Those of you who aren’t moved to film something yourselves, I sugest you still go check out the scenes that are already finished - some are pretty feckin’ hilarious.

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Posted: August 5th, 2009
at 2:00am by orangemenace

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Categories: myninjaplease,youtube,film,fo' real?,boredom killer,diy

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