Yesterday I nursed a hangover from a bad day at work with this golden oldie. Carpenter’s first Halloween still delivers the goods, IMHO, mostly thanks to the great score and Curtis’ very natural acting. Never mind the rest of the series excepting perhaps H20.
Street art hero Banksy strikes again: he’s spread 500 mashed up copies of Paris Hilton’s new album through 48 record stores in the UK. This excellent video shows how he goes about Photoshopping and pasting up the booklet, inserting a new CD and sneaking it into an HMV shop. The music on the spoof album was created by hip-hop producer Danger Mouse.
Guys like him make life in the 21st century slightly more bearable; Banksy proves ordinary citizens can provide some counterweight to mass media with well-executed and highly targeted actions. HMV doesn’t agree:
“It’s not the type of behaviour you’d want to see happening very often”.
Thanks to Bart for the heads-up.
Damn handy tip from the other Dan Brown on how to create a box in Visio that adjusts its size to the contents. (Strange that it doesn’t offer you this function out of the box…)
Zooomr evangelist Thomas Hawk reviews Flickr’s geotagging functionality and comes out with two thumbs up. Nice overview.
An interview with urban fantasy author Tim Powers whose books inspired the excellent TV show Carnivàle. Haven’t read any of his books yet; but I really should judging by this piece.
A while ago, my friend Hessel posted this excellent photo to Flickr. I’ve noticed this insanely cool performance around the interweb earlier. Now, just as back then I really wish that giant elephant and the accompanying girl will frequent one of my country’s small cities even though that doesn’t seem likely. Please Sultan’s Elephant, come to the Netherlands, I’ll give you some peanuts when you do!