Monday, March 31, 2008
Sunday, March 30, 2008
Wednesday, March 26, 2008
Tuesday, March 25, 2008
There's an internet trend which has probably been around forever but I have only just discovered it, called Rick Rolling, this from Oh No They Didn't:
It's called the "rick-roll". You're innocently browsing an apparently useful website and see a link to something else that might be of interest, but when you click through to that destination you instead find yourself confronted with Astley's boyish smile, his manly croon, his awkward 1987 dance-moves.The link was a fake, a trap, a dummy with the nefarious purpose of... bringing you face-to-face with the ridiculous.As with so many stupid internet fads, the rick-roll trend had its start at 4chan, a message-board whose lunatic, juvenile community is at once brilliant, ridiculous and alarming. 4chan users had taken to "duck-rolling" each other - tricking one-another into viewing a video of a, er, duck with wheels. In the spring of 2007 some enterprising prodigy branched off from this into the rick-roll. And the rest is history.
Sunday, March 23, 2008
From the website:
"Somewhere, on a hillside in Artesina, Italy, lies an enormous pink knitted bunny, on its side, and with some of its insides coming out. The rabbit has been on the hill since September and now lies under snow, bits of pink peeking out. The rabbit is the brainchild of Austrian artist collective Gelitin (formerly known as Gelatin), as well as many helpers and crew, and is stuffed with straw. The rabbit is expected to occupy its Piemonte site for the next twenty years. Viewers are encouraged to climb all over it."
Not sure I could ever make anything this big, but given enough wool and a few helpers, I'd give it a red hot go. I would make a four story tall Pete Doherty doll and write "u suk Kate moss x_x" and put it outside her Primrose Hill hovel (because you know no matter how gorgeous the house was to begin with, it's hideous now).
Sunday, March 16, 2008
Wednesday, March 12, 2008
Thursday, March 6, 2008
Sunday, March 2, 2008
The process of making the toy can be as amusing as playing with the finished project, adds Ellen Lupton, coauthor of DIY Kids, a manual of craft projects for wee ones. In youthful imaginations, even ketchup packets can transform into a doll.