Um, what?

July 17th, 2007

Monkey Brains. I think it’s oatmeal with fruits involved? But the site is so convoluted and flashy, I’m not sure. I guess I need to be a BMXer, or think BMX is awesome (I do) and believe in a new buzzword: prebiotic. ???  Also, I have to be willing to admit that I eat something called “monkey brains.”

Circus Canceled

April 2nd, 2007


Stickers are fun. This is at the Union Square subway station. Taken March 31, 2007

Error: Stickers Awesome!

March 26th, 2007

Windows Vista is here!!!!! Wow! Im so excited! Prague has recently been taken over by a blitz of advertising telling everyone to say “wow” about the latest operating system. I for one am not saying wow, and am annoyed by these advertisements that seem to follow me at every turn. So I decided to use the classic new Vista error message which reads “Error, The Operation Completed Succesfully” . I’ve made a sheet here for easy sticker duplication on A4 sized paper. As you can imagine the error window can be made to fit any size advertisement. While stickering in public may be illegal, and of course I would never, ever condone such behavior [sic] it is fun to see these ads with a little reinterpretation of all the annoying error messages I’ve got using windows over the years. Enjoy:)

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Interesting article about the myth of American women opting out…

March 25th, 2007

Interesting article about the myth of American women opting out of the workforce to stay home to raise families. Most of the stories focus on white, married, upper-class women with high-earning husbands, maternity leaves are getting shorter, and bias and inflexibility in the workplace forces many women to “choose” to stay at home with the family. “The American idea of mothering is left over from the 1950s, that odd moment in history when America’s unrivaled economic power enabled a single breadwinner to support an entire family. Fifty years later we still have the idea that a mother, and not a father, should be available to her child at every moment.” (link)


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BRANDED

March 25th, 2007
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Afro-American Express, 2004Part of Hank Willis Thomas’s Branded series.

Via Bezembinder.

Originally from we make money not art by Regine

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Prank of the Month: Fake Gucci Ad

March 25th, 2007

A few years back, I bought ad space in magazines for Matador. To place an ad, I’d call an ad rep, reserve the space, and send them artwork. Shortly after the ad came out, they’d send me a copy of the ad along with a bill. So I was psyched to see someone making creative use of this system: A guy in Switzerland, pretending to be a representative from Gucci, called up a weekly paper and reserved a two-page spread. He then sent in a fake ad of himself naked from the waist up, flanked by a bottle of Gucci…

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Stitch for Senate

March 25th, 2007

0kniiiiop.jpgStitch for Senate, launched on the day of the 4th anniversary of the US invasion of Iraq, invites knit hobbyists to craft helmet liners for every US Senator in an effort to encourage the politicians to support the troops by bringing them home.

The helmet liner pattern was adapted from a support-the-troops initiative for soldiers stationed in Iraq. Once they receive their helmet, senators can opt to send it to a soldier in Iraq or Afghanistan. Charitable knitting during wartime has been a tradition since the American Revolution. During WWII in particular, women, men and even school-age children were invited to Knit for Defense and keep troops warm.

The aim of Stitch for Senate is to start a dialogue between both sides of the Iraq war debate. “I would like people to be thinking and talking about the war a little more, and this may be one way of doing it,” explains Catherine Mazza, founder of microRevolt and adjunct professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

The website will compile testimonies from knitters seeking to understand what knitters express through wartime knitting: charity, allegiance, patriotism, resistance, radicalism, etc. and use the tradition of political organizing within knitting circles as a space for storytelling, discussion, exchange and protest.

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Related: Victory Gardens, one of Amy Franceschini’s most recent projects re-imagines the Victory Gardens of World Wars I and II for the present political and ecological situation.

Via networked_performance and Orlando Sentinel.

More knitting stories: Follow the flocks, Pyuupiru’s costumes, Burrower knitwear, Shocking crochet, Delirious knitting show at Craft Council, Subversive knitting, Guerrilla knitters, etc.


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Fold your own kids’ furniture

March 21st, 2007

Cory Doctorow:

Foldschool has a handful of downloadable PDF patterns for foldable, functional kid-sized furniture: a chair, a stool and a rocker.

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(via Craft)



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Big book of Unamerican subversive stickers

March 21st, 2007

Cory Doctorow:

Sticker Nation: The Big Book of Subversive Stickers Volume 1 is a new book from Srini Kumar and Disinformation. Srini is the creator of Unamerican.com whose stickers (i.e., I WORSHIP SATAN HA HA HA and BOY DOES HIGH SCHOOL EVER SUCK) are classic Internet schwag. Srini is incredibly prolific, coming up with sticker designs at a prodigious rate — he also operates Sticker Nation, where you can roll your own Unamerican-style stickers.

The book is something I’ve never seen before: 400+ vinyl paper bumper stickers, in sheets, in alphabetical order, bound in a big trade paperback. You get hundreds of Unamerican stickers for $15, ready to peel and stick (along with the hilarious back-cover disclaimer: “Please don’t sticker up public spaces or other people’s property without permission. Use this book with respect for other people’s property or you might get into trouble. We are not going to be held liable for your zany vandalism schemes and you are not a freak property damage robot. Use this book correctly for maximum effect. Thanks for reading, we’re on your side.”)

The Volume 1 in the title suggests that there are more editions to come — I eagerly await them. However, I’d prefer if future editions contained some sheets of small stickers, appropriately sized for laptops, phones, etc — how many bumpers does the average stickerer own?

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See also:
New book on kooky counterculture stickers by Srini Kumar


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[American Girl]

March 20th, 2007
Hey Everyone,
For a project tor another class, Francisca Caporali and I made this fake commercial for American Girl. Check it out!
Laura
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vf5iX52DBUs

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