Salman Rushdie Plays Video Games

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From the Daily News: Salman Rushdie corroborates that new study that says video games can be good for you. Back when the the “Satanic Verses” author was hiding from the Ayatollah Khomeini’s 1989 death warrant, “My main pastime was playing Nintendo games,” Rushdie told Webster Hall curator Baird Jones at the Francesco Clemente show at the Larry Gagosian gallery the other night. “I devoted so much time to mastering Super Mario that I must have been the world champion by the end of my seclusion”… [Source]


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Grand Theft Auto Short Movie

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Its a 129MB file but its worth it. If you have ever played Grand Theft Auto then you have to download it. Some guys went and acted out GTA in real life, its really cool and very funny. [Link]


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Mashup: Snoop Dogg vs Led Zeppelin

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From BoingBoing ” This mash-up of Snoop Dogg’s Drop It Like It’s Hot with Led Zeppelin’s Whole Lotta Love is completely badazz — It actually had me up and dancing; those nasty guitars crossed with Snoop’s nasty lyrics, wow!” 3MB MP3 Link

Update: For those of you who haven’t downloaded The Grey Album (The Beatles White Album mashed up with Jay-Z’s Black Album) then click here to download it.


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Grocery Store Wars

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Check out this very cool short movie called Grocery Star Wars about how Organic food will defeat the darkside. [Link]


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Sex Huts for the World Cup

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Dortmund, one of 12 host cities for the 2006 World Cup, is hurriedly building wooden sex huts with the aim of encouraging discretion among prostitutes and their clients. According to Reuters, “experts estimate as many as 40,000 prostitutes may travel to Germany to offer their services to fans during the tournament.” To make them comfortable, “Dortmund plans to arrange the Dutch-designed huts … in an area with condom machines and snack bar.” Like a highway rest stop, but cooler. “We don’t want a situation where prostitutes and their clients disturb residential areas,” says an official. [Link]


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10 Things You Shouldn’t Say During Your Review

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I found this link via Boing Boing, Bruce Sterling made his students write on a whiteboard stuff they should never say to a teacher during design critiques. Now other then the fact the stuff they wrote was hillarious, I was very surprised that Bruce Sterling actually blogs. [Link]


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Baseball Field

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I found a Baseball field in Kuwait.. with grass!! [Link]


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Paris Hilton’s Swimwear

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“What’s the most frequent question Carl’s Jr. (Hardees) is getting from viewers about the “hot” Paris Hilton car wash ad? According to a Carl’s Jr. executive, it’s the swimsuit.” The swimsuit is made by Shay Todd, the couple who have been dressing Hollywood’s elite in sexy bikinis for the last four years. So if you are interested, you can have a swimsuit just like the one Paris Hilton wore in the commercial for just $185. [Link]


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Personal Rapid Transit… in Kuwait

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Just read this article in Arab Times where they are talking about building a rail system in Kuwait in preparation for the major traffic congestion we will be facing in the upcoming future. Now the cool thing in the article is they are proposing the futuristic Personal Rapid Transit (PRT) to connect major buildings. It was the first time I had heard about it so I did a bit of research and this thing is like super cool. Its like mini trains that hold around 4 people for example, and if you are say at the main NBK branch in Kuwait City and you want to go to Souk Sharq for lunch, instead of taking the car you just hop into one of these tiny air conditioned capsules and tell it to go to Souk Sharq and it will take you. This system just requires major buildings to be connected via tracks and you no longer need to your car to travel from your building to another down the street. Here is a link with more information on PRT. [Link]


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Operating System Sucks-Rules-O-Meter

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No surprise here, Windows sucks like crazy is misunderstood.. [Link]


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