Special Feature: Microsite Takeover

Architecture has been a boon to us here at myninjaplease. As many of our daily readers know, our microsite brethren architecture.mnp is our most popular joint, grossing thousands of hits daily. The MNP Group consists of multiple people of various talents that come together to form a cohesive and powerful whole.

In that jolly spirit, we invite you to come with us on a quick journey and review of some of the more prominent happenings in our own personal interweb:

If you’ve been reading music.mnp you know that our ninja Trizlam has just conducted an interview of UK reggae legend Brother Culture.

I recently got the chance to sit down with legendary UK MC Brother Culture at the Dogstar Pub on Brixtona€™s Coldharbour Lane. As the weekly Tuesday night roots session warmed up, Brother Culture shared some memories and opinions about the history of London sound systems, the UK dub scene, and his travels around the world. The following interview was conducted in October of 2007. - click here to read the interview

As if that wasn’t big enough news, Film Friday’s on music.mnp have been consistently amazing. Our ninja reporter at large, B Mac has been diggin’ through the proverbial crates with this new MNP exclusive feature. Her most recent entry was on the film Suffering and Smiling.


Suffering and Smiling follows the trend of documentaries in which the subject matter is a mixture of music and politics. This one in particular focuses on the tumultuous state of Nigeria, the late afro-beat pioneer Fela Kuti, and his son Femi Kuti. Ia€™ve seen the doc twice now, and was a lot less impressed the second time. read the review

If reading the collection of reviews and interviews (including a review of JosA© Gonzalez’ new record and Radiohead’s newest gem) doesn’t keep you busy the ninja Trizlam also has been doing a great feature called Soundtape Sunday. I must say that, though, that my most favorite recent post is a short expose on rap in commercials.

no ninjies, this isna€™t a rant about how my favorite rapsters have turned wack, or how project blowed is the apex of true hip hopa€¦ instead i decided after looking at this blog post that i should do a tribute post to some of the more endearing combinations of shameless advertising and quality raps. read the post

Green.mnp is in the first stages of what should turn out to be a deep resource for DIY green projects. It’s already a great page, but it’s depth is expanding every day. We dropped the exclusive before, but, our green women are doing a weekly series called Savage Worms which basically teaches you how to do some vermicomposting with red worms in the comfort of your own home.

Wea€™re going to try feeding the worms more frequently, since they seem healthy (for the most parta€¦) and happy. Hopefully they will eat more and help us get rid of all the crap, i mean scraps. Their appetites seem hearty, as you can see by the avocado pit below that they have been licking clean. Read the latest entry or check out the series.

Besides some interesting posts on green fast food and ladybug invasions, Jessie, our main ninja over at green.mnp has started up a serial feature about her pops’ straw bale house. Go check out the page and see what her pops (a ninth dan black belt of the dojo) has to say.

Since I was a little girl, my dad has been indoctrinating me with a love and respect for the environment. Hea€™s a true outdoors-man and conservationist and has been recycling, composting, shutting off the lights and turning down the heat since before it was easy or cool, despite the (occasional) aggravation of his family. Now that he and my mom are getting close to their retirement years, he has decided to take his environmental consciousness to the next level. About a year ago he began researching and making plans to build an energy efficient straw bale house in the East Mountain area outside of Albuquerque, New Mexico. check out the plans here

Still with us? Thought so.

Politricks has always been a hot topic over here at myninjaplease, so much so that we dedicated an entire blog to it. Traditionally what has been our slowest blog, politricks.mnp is gaining momentum as we come closer and closer to the next election. Or ninja Brendan has been tearing it up over there with multiple posts a day to keep you informed on what’s going on in your hood, the nation’s capital, and the world at large.

I dona€™t know what to do with this, really, other than to say come on, Iowa. You can do better than this schmuck. (For those wondering, no, S-CHIP doesna€™t cover illegal immigrants.) Read everything you need to know about the world.

Our ninja Brendan has also been writing heavily. We’re inviting all you ninjas to join in and discuss the issues over at politricks.mnp.

Now, to anyone reading the piece without an agenda, Hamilton was explaining why having one President was a better idea than having, for example, a Roman-style triumvirate, not why the United States should have a totally unaccountable executive. This didna€™t seem to bother Meesea€™s lawyers. Now those same lawyers, and their disciples, are in charge. So we have the Administrationa€™s top lawyers, clinging to the basic Nixonian principle that (to quote the man himself) a€oeWhen the President does it, that means that ita€™s not illegal.a€A Cheney 101

Now this is about the point in the post where most of you start asking, BUT WHAT ABOUT ARCHITECTURE?? DIDN’T CHU SAY ARCHITECTURE WAS SOME SORTA… BABOON FOR MNP??

Whoa, well, calm down there, kimosabe. We over here at the main page decided that architecture.mnp needed it’s very own microsite takeover post. That’s coming soon; a post in which we will look at what our ninja Orange Menace has been doing for the better part of six months. You can go check out the page of course, but until then, try some of our lesser-known but tried and true ninjas: The Pimp’s Corner and Robot Ninja. Besides, we got a bit link happy with this post, so we’ll leave you the requisite time to absorb it all.


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Posted: October 24th, 2007
at 10:33am by Black Ock

Categories: myninjaplease,music,life,green,film,politricks,architecture,photo,design,contemporary,2 hours on the internet,boredom killer

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