2102 MetaFilter comments by keswick (displaying 1 through 50)

Forget ink. These days you have to tattoo your laptop. See how it's made as makezine shows how they etched a very cool bunny infused Tsunami on a powerbok, also see these made by a real ink artist, and more images of the making of the tarsier Powerbook. For atari lovers, there's the Atari laptop.
comment posted at 9:45 AM on Apr-4-07

Alanis Morissette covers "My Humps". This is a single link YouTube post. Thank you.
comment posted at 1:24 PM on Apr-2-07

EMI announces they will begin offering their catalog through online stores sans DRM. Apple's iTunes Store to be among the first, offering a 2-tier price structure featuring 2 different quality versions. Sorry if this is a repeat. I swear I searched first.
comment posted at 8:23 AM on Apr-2-07
comment posted at 11:54 AM on Apr-2-07

Ultimate Hippie Commute Unit The Xtracycle has been around since the mid-90's. The concept is meant to eliminate the need for panniers , handlebar packs, and traditional trailers, and is currently being sold by a company by the same name. treehugger loves it, this guy built one out of spare parts, and the bicycle company Surly wants to build some themselves. Go ahead, ditch your car!
comment posted at 1:25 PM on Mar-30-07
comment posted at 9:12 PM on Mar-30-07

"People who don't look like us see us for the first time as we should be seen, as equals." When Nichelle Nichols (Lt. Uhura) wanted to leave Star Trek after the first season, she got a little nudge from a big fan.
comment posted at 11:13 AM on Mar-30-07

Anyone remember the short-lived FPS game JFK:Reloaded? It caused quite a stir when it was released a little over two years ago. Since then, the game's development company discontinued the game and JFK:Reloaded is now considered abandonware. The full version can be downloaded here and a site dedicated to the game is located here.
comment posted at 10:52 PM on Mar-28-07

Kermit the Frog covers Johnny Cash's cover of NIN's "Hurt."(NSFW)
comment posted at 10:37 PM on Mar-27-07

Gay? Looking for a place to Live? The Advocate has just published their first-ever list of "Best Places to Live for Gays and Lesbians.” Columbus, OH; Dallas, TX; Ferndale, MI; Ithaca, NY; Lexington, KY; Missoula, MT; Portland, OR; San Diego, CA; Santa Fe, NM; and Tuscon, AZ. Pack your bags!
comment posted at 3:24 PM on Mar-26-07

When the fascists embargo, when the boss pollutes, when the economy collapses, when the club plans to close, heck, when you're too high-tech for hierarchy, perhaps it's time you considered launching a worker-owned cooperative (pdfs). Or at least getting to know one near you.
comment posted at 12:10 PM on Mar-26-07
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comment posted at 4:36 PM on Mar-26-07

Happy 59th Birthday, Steven Victor Tallarico. His full name anagrams to "Vertical, not so Vertical", but he is better known as, Steven Tyler, the leader singer of America's Greatest Rock 'n' Roll band, Aerosmith. As a 19 year old from hardscrabble suburban satellite city Yonkers, NY, Steven was an attendee of the original Woodstock Peace and Music Festival in 1969, and then again as a performer in 1994. He is one half of the infamous toxic twins, a drummer, singer of sprituals, front man par excellence and a famous collector of scarves. He fathered a child with über hot model, singer, muse and groupie extraordinaire, Bebe Buell [NSFW!!]. However, she so hated Steven, that she raised their daughter Liv as Liv Rundgren (daughter of Todd) until Liv discovered the truth at age 9, when she noticed that she was a dead ringer for Tyler's other daughter, Mia. Please join me in wishing Mr. Tyler a happy 59th because, given the life he's led, he probably doesn't have too many more of these left.
comment posted at 8:51 AM on Mar-26-07
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comment posted at 11:01 AM on Mar-28-07

Ira Glass sits at a soundboard and schools us on the art of storytelling.
comment posted at 10:10 AM on Mar-20-07

The Caravan Project: "Imagine you're a customer looking for a book you don't find on the shelf. As you would now, you'll likely ask a bookseller to check the store computer for it. As is not yet possible, the bookseller will say: "We can order you a print copy or we can sell it to you in other formats, some of which could be ready for downloading by the time you get home. How would you like it?"
comment posted at 10:01 AM on Mar-19-07

The Cuyahoga County Courthouse is a magnificent building. [via]
comment posted at 11:26 AM on Mar-18-07
comment posted at 1:57 PM on Mar-19-07


That ain't bad for two weeks work and 75,000 pounds. On this day in 1977, after being with the label for just six days, punk pioneers The Sex Pistols were fired from A&M Records due to pressure from other label artists and its Los Angeles head office. 25,000 copies of ‘God Save The Queen’ were pressed and the band made £75,000 ($127,500) from the deal, thus cementing the legend of the Great Rock 'n' Roll Swindle. Under pressure by Conservative MP Robert Adley among others due to their outrageous behavior - specifically, their notorious performance on ITV Today with Bill Grundy - EMI had dumped the band in January. Also appearing on television with Grundy and the Pistols that day were members of the Bromley Contingent: Siouxsie Sioux and Steve Severin, who later formed Siouxsie and the Banshees.
comment posted at 11:45 AM on Mar-16-07

Ron Paul is now officially running for President. Some say his views, especially on Foreign Policy, make him a longshot.
comment posted at 4:18 PM on Mar-15-07


Viral Marketing Suggestions. At one time, when YouTube was new, ordinary people filled it with interesting content. But only 3 years later, after television content producers have forced them to remove millions of copyrighted video clips, we are starting to see an even more insidious phenomenon: the posting of "phony" videos on YouTube, for marketing purposes. NBC has just been caught posting a bogus parody of their show "Heroes". Not to mention Agency.com's pathetic attempt to get an ad contract with Subway, lonelygirl15, and many more that have yet to be discovered. Best of all, you can now find how-to instructions on marketing websites showing how to use YouTube for viral marketing. People are starting to notice....yet it is becoming more and more commonplace. (And I won't even mention how many MySpace and Facebook pages are viral in nature.)
comment posted at 1:54 PM on Mar-11-07

Wet cats. Cats in hats. Random kittens. Piano cat. Silly cats. Lucky cat. 26 toed cat. Jumping monastery cats.
comment posted at 10:39 AM on Mar-10-07

Retiring psychology professor Philip G. Zimbardo, who ran the Stanford Prison Experiment, gave his final lecture at Stanford this week, criticizing the Bush administration and saying that senior government officials responsible for Abu Ghraib should be "tried for the crimes against humanity." [Via MindHacks.]
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comment posted at 8:48 PM on Mar-10-07

Brad Delp 1951-2007 Lead singer for the band Boston , dead at 55. "We've just lost the nicest guy in rock and roll." is all you will find at the band Boston's website
comment posted at 6:07 PM on Mar-9-07

Jyrki Kasvi is a member of the Finnish parliament from the Uusimaa constituency. He represents the Green League and his campaign website can be viewed in English, Swedish, or Klingon.
comment posted at 3:43 PM on Mar-9-07

"What kind of schmuck would pay $500 to meet a bunch of gold diggers?" Radar covers/mocks a speed dating event in Manhattan.
comment posted at 1:29 PM on Mar-9-07
comment posted at 2:10 PM on Mar-9-07

What is Web 2.0? [PDF] The best description of Web 2.0 that I have read. The six big ideas... 1 Individual production and User Generated Content 2 Harness the power of the crowd 3 Data on an epic scale 4 Architecture of Participation 5 Network Effects 6 Openness
comment posted at 9:59 AM on Mar-8-07

Captain America, RIP. Marvel kills off Captain America. Obviously this is Civil War (previous post) fallout, but how long can they honestly expect this to last?
comment posted at 12:59 PM on Mar-7-07

Last Chance. "It took the Mississippi River 6,000 years to build the Louisiana coast. It took man (and natural disasters) 75 years to destroy it. Experts agree we have 10 years to act before the problem is too big to solve." [Via First Draft.]
comment posted at 10:08 PM on Mar-5-07
comment posted at 10:34 PM on Mar-5-07

"All over Orlando you see forces at work that are changing America from Fairbanks to Little Rock. This, truly, is a 21st-century paradigm: It is growth built on consumption, not production; a society founded not on natural resources, but upon the dissipation of capital accumulated elsewhere; a place of infinite possibilities, somehow held together, to the extent it is held together at all, by a shared recognition of highway signs, brand names, TV shows, and personalities, rather than any shared history. Nowhere else is the juxtaposition of what America actually is and the conventional idea of what America should be more vivid and revealing."

"Welcome to the theme-park nation." [more inside]
comment posted at 12:40 PM on Mar-2-07

Burka Band : Afganistan's first riot grrl band
comment posted at 11:25 AM on Mar-2-07

Toxic Wife Syndrome- "She is the woman who gives up work as soon as she marries, ostensibly to create a stable home environment for any children that might come along, but who then employs large numbers of staff to do all the domestic work she promised to undertake, leaving her with little to do all day except shop, lunch, luxuriate. Believe me, there is no shortage of the breed and I've been inundated with horror tales about them."
comment posted at 10:28 AM on Mar-2-07

Idiocratic Design. A look at the signs and logos that litter the world in Idiocracy.
comment posted at 8:31 AM on Feb-28-07

New York Magazine says it, science confirms it: the kids aren't alright.
comment posted at 9:30 PM on Feb-27-07
comment posted at 9:46 PM on Feb-27-07

New Media from the future ... a look at infographics and commercials from 2027, courtesy of a the movie Children of Men. (qt, sound)
comment posted at 4:20 PM on Feb-27-07
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comment posted at 8:29 AM on Feb-28-07

Use this guide to help you become familar with the many complex, sometimes strange customs of the British People.
comment posted at 10:53 AM on Feb-26-07

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