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Thursday, August 09, 2007

The State of the World: Freaks and Geeks



















In which we explore happenings that matter to you, the savvy web surfer.

Beloved Japanese character to baffle Western children
Wired reports that Domo-kun, the mascot for Japanese public broadcaster NHK, has been picked up for 26 two-minute episodes to air on Nickelodeon.

Domo-kun has been entertaining audiences in Japan since 1998, and producers hope the nonsensical yet entertaining clips can do the same in North America.

And if the little brown guy looks familiar, you probably remember him from that 'God kills a kitten when you masturbate' pic that arrived in your email six years ago.

The Onion brings journalistic integrity, correct punctuation to MySpace
That headline is from the actual press release, it was just too good not to use.

YouTube might be the household name, but MySpace wants you to know its got the big dollars to woo the top tier content providers, the latest of which is comedy institution The Onion.

The social network and the satirical icon announced yesterday they are joining forces to create a "branded community" for users to view content not accessible anywhere else.

Spend some time with the best kids show ever
So apparently out DC way local cable access has been airing a kids show called Pancake Mountain. With more than a few jokes for parents and tongue planted firmly in cheek all around, the show has become a hot spot for touring indie bands to play the Jam Sessions that conclude each show.

You can find all YouTube has to offer here. I enjoy the Scissor Sisters doing a karaoke rendition of 'Respect' with puppet goat interviewer Rufus Leaking; Metric performing 'Combat Baby' with a stage of toddlers and Fugazi singer Ian MacKaye's song about vowels. Pretty dope.

Briefly Geeky
American Airlines looks to be the first airline to offer internet access on flights.

Classic literature+rising stars of contemporary and lowbrow art = the best gallery show I won't be able to attend.

Man undergoes thumb operation to better manipulate his iPhone.

Don't know your error 404 from your error 410? Ape Lad provides you with a series of HTTP error graphics.

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