Thursday, April 28, 2022

"rough century" on the internet features "here fishy" - a natively digital drawing by TARartRAT

"here fishy" - a natively digital drawing* by TARartRAT features a grim, 'fun' nod to endangered marine life.
the drawing is an essentially digital work painstakingly constructed pixel by pixel which dances the surreal line between fun and creepy - essentially bringing a (smiling?) beast to life - but just barely - a creature which would never otherwise exist and might also be soon extinct.

*this artwork is a part of the rough CENTURY (on the internet) series. the title is a huge, head-bobbing nod to a classic Bert and Ernie sketch on Sesame Street.
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Friday, October 29, 2021

Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie on the trouble with millennial students

  • A few months back Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie wrote an essential essay on her personal website and it really rang true to me but I can no longer find it... Anyhow I did manage to copy a snippet and it directly reflects WHY a grumpy old guy of the Gen X crew keeps grumbling about the millennials -  her issues with some of her students is just sooo spot-on - here is the except I preserved: "In certain young people today like these two from my writing workshop, I notice what I find increasingly troubling: a cold-blooded grasping, a hunger to take and take and take, but never give; a massive sense of entitlement; an inability to show gratitude; an ease with dishonesty and pretension and selfishness that is couched in the language of self-care; an expectation always to be helped and rewarded no matter whether deserving or not; language that is slick and sleek but with little emotional intelligence; an astonishing level of self-absorption; an unrealistic expectation of puritanism from others; an over-inflated sense of ability, or of talent where there is any at all; an inability to apologize, truly and fully, without justifications; a passionate performance of virtue that is well executed in the public space of Twitter but not in the intimate space of friendship.
    I find it obscene."
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Monday, September 06, 2021

chess board

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annnd here I am re-learning HTML


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Der du die Wälder färbst...

Der du die Wälder färbst

Sonniger, milder


Dünkt mir dein sanftes Glüh'n.

Ferdinand von Saar

PNW forest"PNW forest" by Oregon State University licensed under CC BY-SA 2.0


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texte sind gelb

texte sind durchgestrichen




Ich bin nicht orange.

red Visit W3Schools
Vorname Nachname Alter
Peter Klaus Laura
Laura Meyer 25
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Thursday, January 07, 2021

platypus down PD_B1P1_000_superrr_darrrk_endless_bummer (slipped through the cracks) AUDIOBOOK of BOOK

platypus down PD_B1P1_000_superrr_darrrk_endless_bummer_AS-IS 
copyright 2021 all rights reserved by the author 
platypus down is a book, a work of speculative fiction about (us) humans, the natural world and everything inbetween. 
 this video is an AS-IS audiobook recording of PD_B1P1_000_superrr_darrrk_endless_bummer_AS-IS LABELS: book, audiobook, novel, platypusdown #platypusdown, platypus_down, scifi, fiction, sci-fi, fantasy, literature, speculative fiction,
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Friday, October 02, 2020

studio visit with g0L6en.ey3s

" HEY LITTLE BABIES! thanks to NGO Berlin's ROUGH CENTURY series for featuring me, g0L6en.ey3s! in a very topical video called studio_visit_with_g0L6en.ey3s as berlin artist, sculptor - painter video art artist I definitely primarily make very serious artwork by the foot/meter and $ELL$ it by the lb/kilo. so... A$K! TRANSLATE blinking: H-E-L-P./the internet is holding me for untild ransom! ok, good. good on you, people. good good good. " DE 1 Khruangbin - Mordechai (2020) FULL ALBUMMelocactus • 329K views43:59 Khruangbin @ Villain | Pitchfork LivePitchfork • 10M views52:22 Khruangbin - Mordechai (Full Album)Natural Selection • 641K views44:00 Inside the mind of a master procrastinator | Tim UrbanTED • 30M views14:04 Calm Your Soul- Indie/Folk Playlist, 2020Mr. Foxx Frequency • 2.4M views1:11:28 code-fi / lofi beats to code/relax toThe AMP Channel • 1.4M views1:00:20 In Rainbows | Radiohead | From The BasementFrom The Basement • 1M views55:16 Funniest Interview Ever as actors go off the railsFINNERTYFILES • 3.3M views5:23 Jhené Aiko: Tiny Desk (Home) ConcertNPR Music • 323K views18:09 1:42 / 1:42 #studio #goldeneyes #g0L6eney3s studio visit with g0L6en ey3s
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Friday, January 03, 2020

use of the word #paranoia

use of the word #paranoia
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Saturday, December 15, 2018

A calmer year

2018 saw us settling into middle age with relief, I'd say - our metabolism  shave slowed and our gray hairs keep popping up seemingly overnight... But the great part of all this? It is fine!
All the hectic mess of your 20s and existential mindfuckery of your thirties all just seems to slow to a crawl around 40 and then you want a warm alcoholic drink to balance out the cold, dark winter (but not more than two because then you'll be hungover for half the weekend.) yea... Something like that. 
Also there is no Star Wars movie this winter - which is a relief! Somehow the Last Jedi brought closure to my +35 year obsession and I can now shop online for a gym membership which I won't end up buying and just keep alternating between ginger-lemon and green tea...
I expect very little from 2019 other than to live comfortable and be ever-more ok with my life and my place in the universe... Not to sound too much like a hallmark card but my life is good and I feel blessed. Yay-!
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Sunday, January 21, 2018

2018: fitter, happier, more productive...

2016 was crap and 2017 was WORSE so despite all indicators of 2018 possibly being the worst year I've ever been alive I think it is fully ok, appropriate and totally necessary to just breathe, kick back, look around me and take a serious sanity break... Which is why I quit my job and am just focusing on whatever the hell I want to. Thus far- all is well. We shall seeeeee...
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Monday, November 06, 2017

autumnal middle-aged... shout... out... free-... -write.

come at this in all lower-case shivering indoors on a fall day which feels like autumn and it might be something called novemberer... like if dumb and dumber were a sequel and a month all at once, but not fun and none too hollywoord... 
pretty-much every-everything is weighted. 
moves, smells, and seconds are rolling around in batshit.

when there is no way to kill time properly there is always netflix - the opium of the 20-teens. ever since the streaming streamt... 
well, there you are missing parties because you passed out watching STAR TREK DISCOVERY and struggling to explain what the eff happened (to yourself, to others, to the so-called universe) and resume a well-intentioned but half-assed video project...
with every intention of honig it down, of course of course.
the latest eternal mantra of every gen x/y american: "it's fine. everything is fine." falls flat on its face and in just a few shot years size 32 waist graduated for 33, 34 skips 35 completely - because who knew trhey even made those - and is headed towards 36...  like a football player the size of a refridgerator (nicknamed 'the refridgerator') running in exremely slow, apatethic motion towards no goal at all. 
that's the freedom.

that, and (in the most boring news possible) the cursor on the screen fails to revel itself on most occasions.

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Saturday, March 25, 2017

Europe in the 90s

Having spent the greater part of the 1990s in Europe as a teenager I do have a bit of nostalgia for cultural tentpoles like Trainspotting, Tank Girl, BLUR, Björk and 90s d&B (not to mention random rave culture in general) and along those lines this trove of RAVE TAPES (mostly live recordings from real Jungle and Drum and Bass DJ sets in London and the UK in the 90s) has been somehting I keep going back to after since first coming across it a few years ago.

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Friday, January 27, 2017

new United States of the West Coast and friends by NGO BERLIN

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Thursday, December 29, 2016

2016 RIP Debbie Reynolds, Carrie Fisher, PRINCE, David Bowie, and Muhammad Ali collage by used universe BERLIN

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Wednesday, July 27, 2016


so, yea...
procrastination will do some strange things.
in this case:
a TRUMP Make America Great Again Hat anagram remix of sorts...
thanks photoshop.

courtesy NGO BERLIN

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Friday, July 08, 2016

HOOK revisited. (oh, just a bit of nostalgia, a dab of heaviness and a dash of fun and unusual facts)

Beltway-area of a Washington D.C. suburb. 
My sister and I are both in elementary school.
Our grandfather comes over on a random Friday night to babysit us and we randomly end up going to see the new Steven Spielberg adventure "HOOK" - which, because we were really only allowed to watch PBS - we completely missed any marketing for the film and hadn't even heard of it.
Going in cold to this was absolutely crazy.
My grandfather does not particularly care for the film but ends up buying the soundtrack on compact disc. We get the VHS cassette tape and watch the movie about a million times.


My best friend and his son have moved out of their apartment and are staying with me before relocating to America. I end up babysitting all their media indefinitely. I noticed a DVD of HOOK. While cleaning the apt I pop it in the Region 2 DVD player.


I had thought about the movie when Bob Hoskins passed away but hadn't actually watched the film since perhaps 1993.. Let me just come right out out say that this film is still great - a great adventure story with a great message and is just so fun and nice to watch - ESPECIALLY when compared to the wacky CGI schlockfest kids are eating up now, in the 21st century. (OK, to be fair I really enjoyed Wreck It Ralph, Hotel Transylvania, and UP, etc. but as a child of the 80s my heart is always really with Back to the Future, the NeverEnding Story, Muppets / anything Jim Henson and/or Frank Oz and basically - OF COURSE- let's just say anything with a John Williams soundtrack).

Anyhow, back on topic: my uncle just happened to visit the set as the film was being made and - WOW. Everything that would have been done now with CGI was done then with painted backdrops and million dollar sets.
It is glorious. BUT...
Watching the film as an adult is heavy. The work-obsessed corporate blob that Peter Pan has become (Peter Banning) who has forgotten everything about the magic and fun in life is pretty dark when you watch it as an adult finally. When you are a kid, you think: HOW could Peter Pan become THAT.
BUT when you are entering middle age, you know exactly how time and work and stress on all levels will do that to people...
but Peter Banning aka Peter Pan BEATS it... but then of course knowing Robin Williams killed himself is HEAVY... and although I love him I am not ready to forgive him for that.  

But there are a few odd, interesting things about this film that I couldn't ignore:
1. A young Gwenyth Paltrow plays young Wendy (Maggie Smith) and
2. Dodi Al Fayed is one of the producers of HOOK. Yes, THAT Dodi who died with Princess Diana aka Lady Di... which I just found to be so weird.
3. Oh, and that kid- Jack (also "the Kid" in Dick Tracy) Charlie Korsmo - in real life he is now a professor - which is the exact opposite of what we expect to happen to a child actor. Not bad.
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Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Cowabunga Surf Clan Party (digital finger painting)

Cowabunga Surf Clan Party ahoy!!! 
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Sunday, June 19, 2016

Tom Hanks, Hanx Writer Typerwriter app, a Hologram for the King, Tom Twyker, Dave Eggers and the 2008 beheading of Madame Tussaud's Wax Hitler

WHEN IT CAME OUT I read the Dave Eggers book A HOLOGRAM FOR THE KING and greatly enjoyed watching Tom Hanks take on the role of the main character in the recent Tom Twyker film of the same name, (EIN HOLOGRAMM FÜR DEN KÖNIG).
But on the day to day I really enjoy the HANX WRITER app paired with a bluetooth keyboard. I sit in my Berlin studio and trow text into the thing just for the joy of how it looks (and then sometimes even print and mail it on paper) - for typewriter lovers this is a very satisfying 21st century option. 
NOTE: the text is some long-abandoned scrap from 2008 I found in my google drive about Slawinchen on Schönleinstrasse - a notorious local 24 hour bar in Berlin - which we had (and have) ended up at on and off in the wee hours of the morning... for me it recalls a tiny sliver of a particularly vibrant and totally magical time and place - Kreuzberg in 2008 - and also mentions the infamous beheading of Madam Tussaud's Wax Hitler (true story) which was concieved and carried out by a former police officer in a drunken state. 

Why did Madame Tussaud's think it was ever OK to have a wax Hitler in the first place? Keine ahnung!


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Thursday, March 31, 2016

Star Wars the Force Awakens DELTED SCENES Aquí os dejo varias escenas ineditas que veremos en el Blue-Ray, DVD de #TheForceAwakens. Disfrutadlas

Aquí os dejo varias escenas ineditas que veremos en el Blue-Ray, DVD de #TheForceAwakens.Disfrutadlas· Revan -----------------------------------------------------------------Descargas: Twitter: Factory: Expandido (grupo de Facebook): Wars Leaks (reddit): Star Wars en Youtube:

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Sunday, December 13, 2015

Interesting blogs by nice people
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