MonthJune 2007

Funk Carioca documentary

Surprisingly good fan video for MIA’s 10 Dollar

M.I.A – Boyz video

New guest bloggers

Please welcome t0tem7 and Stephen Baxendale to Technoccult.

And thanks to the outgoing guests Brenden Simpson and Fell.

Envisioning the Google Gphone and the Myspace MyPhone

On IM this morning:

Klintron: the google phone will crush the iphone
Klintron: and it will be free
Klintron: but it will record all of your conversations
Dr. Gabbo: and target ads
Dr. Gabbo: into your ear
Klintron: yes
Klintron: it will play little ads while you’re talking based on what you talk about
Dr. Gabbo: that would be fucking funny
Klintron: like if i call you and we start talking about the basement, it will play an ad for that bar next door
Klintron: if you think that’s bad, just wait til the myspace phone
Klintron: that can only call other myspace phones
Klintron: everyone will have both a gphone AND a myphone
Dr. Gabbo: and two bluetooth headsets – one for each ear
Klintron: and everyone will bitch about how they have to carry around the big ugly myphone but they do it because everyone else does
Dr. Gabbo: haha
Klintron: and there’s people they can only call through it
Dr. Gabbo: it will constantly do the wrong thing too – calling a person you didn’t mean
Dr. Gabbo: or just giving you an error message right in your ear
Klintron: lol yes
Klintron: the reception will be awful

Myspace MyPhone

Above: The Myspace MyPhone

Australia to ban alcohol and porn for Aborigines

Australia’s prime minister announced plans Thursday to ban pornography and alcohol for Aborigines in northern areas and tighten control over their welfare benefits to fight child sex abuse among them.

Some Aboriginal leaders rejected the plan as paternalistic and said the measures were discriminatory and would violate the civil rights of the country’s original inhabitants. But others applauded the initiative and recommended extending the welfare restrictions to Aborigines in other parts of the country.

Full Story: Yahoo! News.

(via Hit and Run)

Not Buying It – NYT on freeganism and dumpster diving

Freegans are scavengers of the developed world, living off consumer waste in an effort to minimize their support of corporations and their impact on the planet, and to distance themselves from what they see as out-of-control consumerism. They forage through supermarket trash and eat the slightly bruised produce or just-expired canned goods that are routinely thrown out, and negotiate gifts of surplus food from sympathetic stores and restaurants.

They dress in castoff clothes and furnish their homes with items found on the street; at, where users post unwanted items; and at so-called freemeets, flea markets where no money is exchanged. Some claim to hold themselves to rigorous standards. ‘If a person chooses to live an ethical lifestyle it’s not enough to be vegan, they need to absent themselves from capitalism,’ said Adam Weissman, 29, who started four years ago and is the movement’s de facto spokesman.

Full Story: New York Times.

(via Hit and Run)

Occult graffiti artist

the evil that men do

More here.

(Thanks Cernunnos!)

Scalia: Fictional TV show justifies legal torture

Utterly fucking terrifying:

Senior judges from North America and Europe were in the midst of a panel discussion about torture and terrorism law, when a Canadian judge’s passing remark – “Thankfully, security agencies in all our countries do not subscribe to the mantra ‘What would Jack Bauer do?’ ” – got the legal bulldog in Judge Scalia barking.

The conservative jurist stuck up for Agent Bauer, arguing that fictional or not, federal agents require latitude in times of great crisis. “Jack Bauer saved Los Angeles. … He saved hundreds of thousands of lives,” Judge Scalia said. Then, recalling Season 2, where the agent’s rough interrogation tactics saved California from a terrorist nuke, the Supreme Court judge etched a line in the sand.

Full Story: The Globe and Mail.

Art by Roman



Art By Roman.

(Thanks Garvey!).

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