The Great Collector, and Streetmap view ‘art’

From Google Street Map View, aka art emergent from the info-machine. zeroed in on by the Great Collector, crying out one at a time without knowing why. If you’re not in the center of these images, you’re blurry. [Gallery here]
These images were likely created by this automaton: [from here]

Lame Pagans Angered by Simpsons Chalk Mimicry

Pagans are mad that the likeness of a donut wielding homer has been painted near to a 17th century pagan fertility God known as the Cerne Abbas Giant. Homer appears to be aiming his donut for a certain proboscis.

Ann Bryn-Evans, joint Wessex district manager for The Pagan Federation, said: “It’s very disrespectful and not at all aesthetically pleasing.

“We were hoping for some dry weather but I think I have changed my mind. We’ll be doing some rain magic to bring the rain and wash it away.” [The Sun Online]

The Symphony

It’s like they know something.

Perhaps it’s just that they know something I don’t know about music, but I think it’s something greater. Their eyes tell me “I have seen 743 minor accidents, but you have seen not one philharmonic performance
If you’ve seen these characters on the 110 freeway in downtown LA, then you probably fear them. In the confusion of merging off the 10E, I try to ignore their eerie presence. A glance at the large violin playing ringleader seems to consume an entire afternoon.

Links for a day

  • Good wrap-up of recent activity with p2p/limewire/riaa at
  • A narc who changed his politics on the whole ‘war on drugs’ ordeal now offers advice to drug transporters. [Boing Boing]. UpdateBut apparently his dvd is a waste of money.
  • And on the ‘new media front’, a Berkeley journalism professor can’t wrap his head around the fact that Google is not to blame for the fact his students can’t find jobs. As an aggregator of news, Google is only improving the circulation of news. But it’s hard for old Berkeley types to make these new connections.
  • Japanese robot drummers on the tube
  • And to close… from a Japanese horror film, written up on JapanProbe