oooh, that's smart…
January 22, 2010 by jjosh
oooh, that's smart…
January 4, 2010 by jjosh
The photo is Banksy, the blog I got it from is here, it was a tip from AK and a good one. When we were in Hawaii toward the end of trip we hit kind of a sour note as we got into a big debate with the people we were staying with over global warming. It was raucous, voices were raised. And basically it always seems to come down to what you want to believe: either that authority is telling the truth and trying to get the world to change, or that authority is trying to manipulate you for some other, nefarious reason. Reading through the comments on the blog where this pic was posted, I came across this gem of a response, which is how I have always felt about it:
"I have yet to see a model that explains the current warming that leaves out effects caused by humans. Apart from that, I don’t really care who caused the problem or if the problem is a hoax in the first place. It’s a good time anyway to step away from the old kinds of energy and start transforming into a sustainable world."
December 17, 2009 by jjosh
Wow…fluxtumblr just blew my mind with this…this is not the official video for this song, but a piece done by a dance troupe in Austin, TX. Beautifully well done, and really really well directed. If you aren’t in the mood for this kind of thing, well get in it and watch this. Full-screen if possible.
December 16, 2009 by jjosh
Hey wouldn’t that be a great name for a blog and then a book based on the blog? "nerds (continue to) rule", I love it. This could be the first post:
December 15, 2009 by jjosh
This song is kind of weak, but in this context it works less like a song unto itself and more like a soundtrack to this amazing video. Too creepy for a Monday, I’ve saved this one for Tuesday for you…thank me later…(sent from Malcolm, thanks!)
December 11, 2009 by jjosh
Wow, I love Dash Shaw’s comics work (have posted it here before), but these animations he’s done for IFC are supa fantastic…go to the ifc site to see the rest…surreal and great…
November 16, 2009 by jjosh
I like this a lot…
I’m trying to think of other things that go in there…like finishing a project that has dominated your world for a time…watching a marathon of a guilty pleasure…
October 8, 2009 by jjosh
until you check with the vaudevillians…
I remember seeing this routine as a kid and it stuck with me. Even watching it today I can remember the whole shtick that went along with the cube, and how amazing it was to see.
September 24, 2009 by jjosh
You say you want a timelapse video of an artist painting a giant portrait of Battle Cat from He-Man? I got you covered.
September 22, 2009 by jjosh
lovely, well done, made in the analog age…kind of fantastic…more info here…
[via Vanderslice for whom I have AK to thank]
September 19, 2009 by jjosh
This banner was taken at MOMA a while back for the design and the elastic mind exhibit…it was pretty great…that’s my hand…
August 26, 2009 by jjosh
Hey nerds, get a job.
Or actually don’t, instead keep making stuff like this.
August 21, 2009 by jjosh
I’ve been reading (courtsey kottke) this amazing New Yorker profile on Ricky Jay, the master sleight-of-hand conjurer and expert on the history of magic and cons. It’s fantastic. In the blog post, kottke then links to one of Jay’s tricks, and it’s right up my street — clever, old-timey, shmancy patter…good stuff…watch the cards…
August 17, 2009 by jjosh
This banner was taken at a site a couple of blocks from our house. Down by the Gowanus canal there’s this huge site that’s been bought by Whole Foods, and during the real estate boom/non-recession, it seemed like ther perfect place for a Whole Foods. But now the economy is bleak, and they’ve discovered that the ground there is so toxic from all the crap and sludge that pollutes the canal, that it’s gonna take a zillion dollars to get it all cleaned up.
Someone broke into the site and painted this massive command onto the remains of a wall. Pretty nice. I wonder if it was the same folks who did the "open your eyes"/"fuck wall st" that’s painted on the old factory across the street from it (and was joshgranger.com banner two months ago). I saw this and wanted a picture of it so bad that I broke in there myself to get it.
Fun facts about the Gowanus Canal:
– it featured in the film Half Nelson
– there is bacteria growing in there that is found nowhere else on earth (thanks KT!)
– when a whale accidentally swam up into the canal, that whale died
August 14, 2009 by jjosh
This I love. The music is so great, the concept so simple, the execution so classy and well done. It’s kind of hypnotic, and I feel like there’s more going here somehow…watch it again…
[via Constant Siege, who’s been on a major roll lately]
Wow, a quick look at this guy’s other shorts on vimeo turns up this gem as well…