Month archive for June, 2005 10 posts

Artbusting: Nike sodomizes punk rock.

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 29, 2005 · General

nike rips off oldschool punk album art, poster and minor threat album cover almost exactly the same
David points out yet another example of the weak, tacky trend where huge corporations use imagery ripped off from indy/punk/artistic creations to shill their generic crap.

Pictured above is the cover of an early eighties Minor Threat cover next to a poster recently used by Nike to promote a skateboard tour it was holding. How nice of them to also rip off the silkscreen/xerox aesthetic common to the indy scene because silkscreen and xerox are the only means available on a slim budget (10$ says the “Major Threat” posters were four-color printed on glossy).

LINK to BoingBoing article with more detailed links.

It’s Tuesday night, and I am so at the party.

Posted by jeremyclarke on · General

I am dancing in second life, well my avatar is anyway.
(click image for larger version, I am the one with blue hair and a simianuprising shirt)

Note that Second Life now has a live video feed available from their front page. It’s not eactly CNN in terms of excitement (nothing blows up on SLTV) but it kind of gives you a sense of what’s going on generally (of course, mostly showoffs show up, and there’s music you can’t turn off, though it’s alright too.) Direct link to video page.

MIT Blogging Survey

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 28, 2005 · General

I figure given my current employment I at least owe the concept of research something. If you have a blog and 10 minutes click the sticker below to fill out the MIT survey. Bigger sample means better results, Knowledge In General thanks you.

Take the MIT Weblog Survey

Three AM Lawn Party

Posted by jeremyclarke on · photos

Three AM Lawn Party

The U.S. Government + graphic design + drugs

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 27, 2005 · General

u.s. drug enforcement administration's website is a silly joke.Is it just me, or does the U.S. DEA have the cheeziest site you’ve ever seen? Whoever thought that using a Shiny Three-Dee font for their logo was a good idea should be sent back to 1996 and have their copy of Photoshop 4 taken away.

At least sites like Erowid (representing a diametrically opposed viewpoint) are so inconsistent and oldschool that they develop a kind of telnet chic, cute and approachable as well as being appropriate given the collectively organized and grassroots nature of the content presented.

Really, The War On Drugs, you’re embarrassing yourself.

Better films involving ukuleles.

Posted by jeremyclarke on · General · music

Screenshot from the coney island ukulele film.It may seem like I have a one-track mind here, but Psychedelic Play-Along Ukulele Films About Coney Island and Mermaids are very, very cool.

Also, while we’re at it, Jake Shimabukuro(link goes to another Midnight Ukulele Disco video) does insane things with only four strings and two octaves. He’s huge in Japan.
(thanks, Big T.)

Because I like it when people find me in Google

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 15, 2005 · General · music

ukelele informationNoticing that I’ve been getting significant traffic from individuals seeking information concerning my new instrument, I’d like to share some of the good offerings I’ve come across on my journey towards Hawaiian enlightenment (and not just ironically adorable engrish sites). If you’re not interested in the ukulele just skip the rest.

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hits in the sunshine

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 4, 2005 · photos

hits in the sunshine - photo by jeremy clarke

Engrish: 99$ Electric Scooter

Posted by jeremyclarke on June 1, 2005 · General

engrish box for electric scooter: 'please notice traffic safety skite...' etc.

not the suburbs

Posted by jeremyclarke on · photos

not the suburbs - photo by jeremy clarke