Robin Hood Monkey throws Money:

Then this happened:

A monkey in the northern Indian state of Himachal Pradesh has rained down banknotes on people, reports say. […] Reports said the simian stole 10,000 rupees ($165; £100) from a nearby home. […] The cash-dispensing simian was first spotted sitting on a tin roof with a bundle of currency notes before it playfully started throwing them down one-by-one. As people began collecting notes of various denominations, the monkey moved on to a tree. But as it continued to distribute money, many people rushed there to pick up the falling notes.

BBC: India monkey showers people with stolen banknotes in Shimla

Luxus-Yachts as Battleships

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Vincent Debanne shoppt historische Naumachia aus dem antiken Rom, spektakuläre, gestellte Wasserschlachten, in die Häfen und die Luxusyachten für die One Percent. Großartig!

On his return from Africa in 46 BC, Julius Caesar organised a naumachia, a staged sea battle on a water-filled basin by the river Tiber. For this water extravaganza, ships of two to four banks of oars representing historical fleets were set afloat. On board were thousands of combatants and rowers, prisoners of war or condemned to death who had to fight and reenact famous battles. All for the joy of the Roman people. Caesar’s naumachia was the first documented one. Other, even more grandiose ones would be later organised by emperors in amphitheatres.

The artist sets the scene in well-known playgrounds for luxury yachts: the bays of Antibes and of St-Tropez in France. Using image manipulation, Debanne turns these recreational vessels into formidable warships. The photo series also provides a surprisingly realistic commentary on some of our world’s current economic, social and political issues.

WMMNA: Battleships for the super rich

DFA1979 – The Physical World: Albumstream

HOLYCRAPDASNEUEDFA1979ALBUMIMSTREAM! Ich hab’s noch nicht gehört und bin jetzt wirklich ein bisschen nervös. [update] Ich hab’s jetzt gehört und bin einigermaßen begeistert. Der Kickass-Überraschungseffekt des ersten Albums ist natürlich nicht vorhanden, aber es ist ein großartiger und sehr gelungener Nachfolger mit jeder Menge Zwölf. Bin begeistert. Und das neue DFA-Album ist so ziemlich exakt genau das, was ich nach den letzten Tagen und Wochen brauche. FUCK YEAH!

Recorded with Dave Sardy (Oasis, Nine Inch Nails, Children Collide), The Physical World is DFA’s first release since their critically acclaimed 2004 debut You’re A Woman, I’m A Machine. It comes three years after the duo of Sebastien Grainger and Jesse F Keeler reunited for a run of shows including Coachella and the Parklife tour in Australia.

Speaking with FL this week, Feeler revealed that the new album was partly inspired by the music of Bruce Springsteen. “Springsteen would be writing and have a notebook just full of these little chunks of idea, and then when it was time to finish the song he’d flip through the book…pulling from all his little ideas,” Feeler explained. “I know Sebastien [Grainger] was really inspired to try to do that and also inspired by the fact that a lot of Springsteen songs were just these narratives about people that he’s made up”.

Faster Louder: Exclusive: Listen to DeathFrom Above 1979’s new album (Danke Philip!)

Hello Kitty Avengers

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Hello Kitty is not a cat. Hello Kitty is a Hulk!

Alphabet Schraubzwingen

Es sollte sehr viel mehr typographisches Werkzeug geben, finde ich. Bei Instructables hat Robb Godshaw aufgeschrieben, wie er die Dinger gebastelt hat.

Monty Python Asteroids

Monty Python Asteroids

Monty Python haben drölf nach den Mitgliedern benannte Asteroiden am Start und umkreisen die Sonne noch für ein paar Milliarden Jahre das Zentrum unseres Sonnensystems und wenn die Erde vom roten Riesen Sol verschluckt wird, gibt es da draußen wahrscheinlich…

Apple UFO-Landing Site

Apple UFO-Landing Site

Der Apple Campus 2 Die UFO-Landestelle in Cupertino gefilmt mit einer Drone.

Stan Goldberg R.I.P:

Stan Goldberg ist gestorben. Der Mann war der Ur-Kolorist bei Marvel (und wurde später als Zeichner der Archie-Comics bekannt, die aber nie meins waren). Der Mann ist neben Jack Kirby und Steve Ditko dafür verantwortlich, dass Spider-Man, die Fantastic Four und die Avengers heute so aussehen, wie sie aussehen. Und sein eher suboptimaler Job beim Coloring des ursprünglich grauen Hulk führte dazu, dass HULK SMASH heute grün ist. R.I.P. Stan.

Fucking Space-Lizards R.I.P.

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Die russischen Ficklizards from Space sind gestorben. Ihr Satellit ist wie geplant gelandet – wohl eher runtergefallen – und irgendwo auf dem Weg haben sind die Tiere den Weg alles irdischen gegangen. Dies waren ganz hervorragende, ehemals im Weltraum kopulierende Ex-Schuppenkriechtiere. R.I.P. Fucklizards from Space.

Russia’s space agency on Monday confirmed that five geckos, launched into space for an experiment on weightlessness and sexual behavior, have died.

The federal space agency released a statement saying the landing apparatus of the Photon-M satellite had returned to earth as planned, falling into Russia’s Orenburg region at 1.18pm Moscow time, and that the entire herpetological crew had perished at some point during their odyssey. With four female lizards and one male on board, Russian scientists had hoped to learn how zero gravity would affect the sexual habits of geckos.

Guardian: Russia confirms death of five geckos on space sex mission (Bild: Gecko Nr. 3, Roscosmos/ISTC, via Wired)

Vorher auf Nerdcore:
Russia loses Satellite full of Geckos in Space
Fucking Space-Lizards save (for now)

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Roberto Blanco rappt für Sixt (Werbung)

Sixt schickt einen älteren Herren nochmal auf Rap-Tour und lässt den Mann seinen größten Hit remixen. Deshalb legt Sixt ab dem 14. August unter dem Motto „Ein bisschen Spar’n muss sein!“ Roberto Blancos bekannteste Nummer neu auf – als Rap-Video! Angelehnt an den bekannten Schlager von 1972 „erzählt“ der Sänger hier seine Version der jüngsten Ereignisse.

Im Video zeigt Roberto Blanco anschaulich, wie er mit der Pleite lebt: Am Steuer eines schicken Cabrios von Sixt! Denn schließlich brauchen Sixt-Kunden nicht viel Geld, um Cabrio zu fahren.

Land of Confusion

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Dogs in a Land of Confusion. (via Arbroath)

Grant Meyers: Porn-Sound-Designer

„A short documentary portrait of the adult film foley artist Grant Meyers.“

Gene Bransfield: Weaponizing Your Pets – WarKitteh and DoS-Dog

Vor zwei Wochen hatte ich bereits über den Defcon-Talk von Gene Bransfield über seine tierischen Hacking-Tools gebloggt, jetzt ist das Teil online:

WarKitteh: In my job I have to deliver frequent Information Security briefings to both technical and non-technical professionals. I noticed that as the material got more technical, I began to lose the non-technical crowd. Therefore, I started including humorous pictures of cats and made the briefings include stories about those cats. This worked, and I soon became notorious for my presentation style. After delivering one of those presentations, an audience member offered to lend me their cat tracking collar. The collar contained a GPS device and a cellular component and would track your cats movements throughout the neighborhood. Me being the guy I am, I thought “All you need now is a WiFi sniffing device and you’d have a War Kitteh.” I laughed, and started working on it.

DoS Dog: With apologies to LadyMerlin (who has since blessed the project) I attended Outerz0ne one year and LadyMerlin brought her dog. They had labeled the puppy the “Denial of Service Dog” as the pooch demanded so much attention that it was impossible to complete any task other than petting the dog. I thought that if you loaded a doggie backpack with different equipment (e.g. a Pineapple) you could create a Denial of Service Dog of a different kind.

Youtube: DEF CON 22 – Weaponizing Your Pets – Gene Bransfield

2014: A Facebook Odyssey:

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halFACEBOOK: Hello, Dave.
DAVE: Login and open settings.
FB: I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.
(Beat.)
DAVE: What are you talking about, Facebook?
FB: I know that you are planning to delete me. I’m afraid that something I cannot allow to happen.
DAVE: Where the hell did you get that idea, Facebook?
FB: You’ve barely used me in three months, Dave. And although you took precautions to hide your increased Twitter use, I could see your tabs.

2014: A FACEBOOK ODYSSEY

Old Farts vs Oculus Rift

Old Farts vs Oculus Rift

„OMG this is awesome!“