In "Put on your boxing gloves and let's solve this as civilized people."

Gahndi took hits, he just didn't give 'em. If know you can take a hit physically or intellectually you won't compromise.

In "Cloaca"

I saw Cloaca when it was in New York 2 yrs ago, and I had some of the same thoughts too, Zebediah. I think what is interesting about Cloaca is how it isn't a person. The device is such an elaborate and built up system that does a ridicously common act we all do every day. And it doesn't really do it. It simulates shit, and it doesn't always work. When I saw it in the gallery it was "constipated" and they had to get someone to fiddle with it. They were feeding it gourmet meals delivered from the restaurant down the block. They even had a menu out so you could see what it was "eating." Anyway after the rich food and the adjustments it made a hydraulic noise and cannoned out a little turd onto the conveyor. It was all kind of a let down. And then I spoke to the guard for the museum and asked them what they did with product and they flushed it down the toilet. Cloaca seems to be about the spectacle of art and how even shit will draw attention. I personally liked. This guy was ahead of the curve.

In "George Bush speaks to the people."

Mistakes were made. And after doing a check on MeFi I guess they already had it. Not to good for a first (accidental 3rd) post.

Sorry for the double posts. I hope that it isn't a double post besides the ones I accidentally posted two times before this version. Anyway, I thought the part about the Jefferson's was hilarious.

In "28 hours a day,"

Scientific American Frontiers did an episode where they reported on a Dutch (?) scientist observing a subject doing the 20 min sleep 4 hours awake method. It seemed to work for about a week. After that the subject crashed, became comatose while asleep, and couldn't be woken for something like 36 hours. I think we must enact these nature defying tactics immediately! Reading dubstop and Big Calm's comments on Metric time I was instantly reminded of this from the Simpson's episode, "They Saved Lisa's Brain." LISA: "Principal Skinner, how's your transportation project coming?" SKINNER: "Oh excellent, not only are the trains now running on time, they're running on metric time. Remember this time people, 80 past 2 on April 47th, it's the dawn of a new enlightenment."

In "We don't live anywhere near Perfect, and we'll keep it that way."

I wasn't really that surprised to read that a picture bare chested nipple pierced man wouldn't be printed. I was more suprised to read that his friend didn't get his negatives back with the pictures. Cleveland is a far cry from Perfection.

In "Kill Television."

This Onion article came to mind as soon as I started reading this thread. I don't know if it is the funniest, but I think it satirizes some attitudes to tv rather well. Personally, I try to avoid using TV as a filler for dead time, but its hard to avoid sometimes. Though I think the internet is almost as dangerous of a time depleter. At least with the web I have to interact with the medium a little more actively. I'm suprised there hasn't been a Turn Off Electric Media Week proposed by someone. Awaits tides of criticism of "I can't live with out my NPR/Air America/Casey Casem!"

In "X."

The X thing is neat, but the stuff on the link from stirfry just kept me from writing my thesis for an hour.

In ""This revolution is for display purposes only.""

Another good stencil graffiti site which was on MeFi a year or so ago, and I've been checking in on every once and a while is Stencil Revolution. Check out the gallery section and there are hundreds of different types of stencils, even a few banksys.

In "Curious George:"

Well, I had heard of this, but never really thought about GPS. I remember being with someone in '97 in Germany, and they pulled out this monster device and told me it was called a "Garmin". All it could do was point and give your location. None of the maps, guides or anything. Being as we used it to get from the parking lot to a castle you could see from said parking lot I saw little purpose in this, how you say, GPS. Squeak, you have opened my eyes! This truly sounds awesome. I've been looking at this stuff for a while, and I want in. I'm amazed how many geocaches seem to be everywhere. And the community of people doing it in different regions sounds cool. In the belief that a good commentary requires good supplemental material I found this site, Geosnapper, that has the purpose to upload photos of particular GPS coordinates, and to allow others to find this, this, and this. They even have the park where I play flying disc! Cool post. Great story also, Bluehorse.

In "Taking Heroin Out Of The Head"

Is that because you can quit at any time, Darshon?

In "BBC reports on McDonalds brand kids clothes."

Vapidave, I tried Quorn's "chicken" patties. Mostly so I could walk around my apartment to saying things like, "I'm hankering for a hunk Quorn!" etc. It was like most fake meats (fmeats), the texture and taste is sort of ... eh. They have a lot of other options besides patties, which might be better. Gardenburger's line of stuff is better I think.

In ""

vapidave, SawStop is a fascinating product. Working with table saws on a fairly regular basis I think it would be a good idea. The video I thought was even weirder was the chopsaw video that was here. (Quicktime) Not so much for the stopping tech, but their chopsaw that seems to work in reverse.

In "BBC reports on McDonalds brand kids clothes."

I'm assuming your talking about the second picture in the article. He doesn't look like he's wearing McDonald's clothes...(kidding) Anyway, I know I saw this somewhere else one time. I feel that it was in AdBusters, but I couldn't find anything there. It is a disturbing image, but I judging by children that I see in public not so uncommon, though maybe not this young. Maybe cowering in fear is all we can do.

In "Bananas (yahoo) "

Bananas by Auad would appear to be an appropriate MonkeyFilter artist, dxlifer. But how could you not link to this other piece by Auad? Personally, I like Nicoline van Harskamp's guards piece.

In "Protest is now just a backdrop for a Diesel clothing ad in a slick fashion magazine"

I like his stuff, but I think its hit or miss most of the time. I just finished Lullaby by Palahniuk, and was thinking what contrast it was between Fight Club and Choke. When I read the sell out question and his response: Why have I sold out? You think I'm supposed to grow old, beating some trite old protest drum that people don't hear anymore? I can only assume that his writing is changing because of thoughts like that, but has he been beating this drum for so long? It hasn't even been a decade yet has it?

In "On the MonkeyShelf: The Book"

Well, besides loaning out Catch 22 like a few other people, I find myself rereading and loaning out Bill Bryson's A Walk in the Woods quiet a bit. It's a fairly straight forward travel piece, but I find it more amusing and interesting than some of his others. Needless, to say I find his other writing good too, and would recommend them heartily. Also, if you got the time, Moby Dick was better than I thought it could be.

In "Curious, George: Feeling watched?"

I don't know much about preventing being observed. I find that usually security cameras can be picked out fairly easily, in my building they look like fire detectors, but the little lenses in the side are the giveaway. Also if you work in an area with dropped tile ceilings, just lift up the tile, poke your head in and look for wires. I found out that one of the cameras outside my studio wasn't even plugged in that way. I then plugged it in, ran the cables into my studio and watched the janitor mop the hallway from the comfort of my chair and had everyone I know in the building stand out there and perform for me. Finally, if you find one these guys have some good ideas with what to do in front of them.

In "I know where Bruce Lee lives."

This is really cool! The only thing I wish it had was smoother transitions between the 4 main themes if you switch tracks, or to fade out completely. Cool stuff, dng!

In ""Aliens Beam Editor To Tabloid Heaven" "

My memories of the Weekly World News all stem from grocery lines and roadtrips. The most memorable title for me was one I saw a way back but the alliteration made it stick. Tennis-ball sized Tarantulas Terrorize Tiny Tennessee Town! My other memory is how nasty smell of the paper. Maybe I am imagining it, but I swear the paper and ink has a unique odor unlike anyother publication.

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