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An all-time internet classic. What a great product of audiovisual splendor. It cannot be explained, just experienced. Sit down and enjoy the show.
Google was once (actually a very, very very short while ago, namely 1999) a tiny little company, just doing their best to make a few bucks doing what they liked to do best: search for things, the thing I personally hate most, especially for crucial things, just before I gotta leave for work, like my keys. Well anyways, below is a picture of Google’s first server ever, created from old components. For the nerd 😉
I apologize to all whom may be offended, but I just really couldn’t resist showing you this ad from the 70’s. I really wonder what other posters this designer has made. Maybe we’ve found ourselves a new Nostradamus.
I will not say anything about the product, not a thing. Really.
Check out the high res version here.
I really like this advertisement. I imagine what a horror it must have been to make it, with a working field that’s so long and probably even worse render times. When you stand it front of it, it must be pretty intense.
Imagine your partner dies in the middle of the night of heart failure. Imagine that after this, you’re arrested by a heavily armed FBI squad. Imagine then facing a possible 20 years of jail for charges of wire and mail fraud, although no evidence exists.
This happened to Steve Kurtz, a professor of Art. He makes art of his own. Critical art. Critical art that makes some influential people feel uneasy about what they’re doing. Kurtz’s art is supported with thorough research. His research equipment made the ambulance people suspect that they had to do with a bioterrorist. Therefore he got arested and he still hasn’t gotten his tuff back, including his cat. Stories like these make me feel sick.
I do not believe in terorism. Terrorism exists because we give it so much attention. It exists for the leaders of the western world to use as an excuse to do many horrendous things to people around the world. If we look at the damage of terrorism, how does this compare to the damage of all of the wars the US has been involved in continuously throughout its history? Even though 9/11 was absolutely an awfull disaster, costing about 9000 lives, the damage doesn’t add up to the estimated 60,000 civilians that died in Iraq alone. The only difference is, 9/11 happened in bright daylight, in full camera view, in the heart of one of the major cities of America, hurting fine citizens. It was a media spectacle.
I do absolutely not support any acts of terrorism. However, I think it is an inevitable reaction to the actions of the Western World. We’re treating the rest of the world badly. There’s simply no balance.
One thing I’ve never understood is this: why can America tell other countries, like North Korea, that it’s irresponsible for them to have the Nucleur Bomb? If I’m not mistaken, there’s only one country in the world that has ever actually used the Nuclear Bomb for real.
The US of A.
Blujarr, such a wonderfull style. Organic but stylized. Very cool but warm also.
Haven’t tried this yet, but I will.
Nicely worked out kids’ drawings. Wonderfull. Click here.
It’s old news, but if you haven’t seen it, you must. I have to share this. It’s unreal.
At the the White House Correspondant dinner in 2006, something really good happened. A really well-spoken, funny and convincing impersonator, Stephen Colbert, took the piss out of President Bush, for very long and he made it very, very painfull. Please enjoy 😉
There’s a complete version available at Google Video.
Stephen Colbert during his great speech