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Big in Japan: Dschinghis Khan!
What do you get when you cross 1980s German disco hit, the Mongol Empire history and Japanese schoolgirls? You get this!
url. Watch it in better quality here!
Another example of culture jamming (remember Russian army Hip Hop?), it's a fine slice of "Kawaii-cute" sensibilities made by the group "Berryz Project" (channeling German group "Dschinghis Khan"). See even more pop-infused version here (superimposed with the original video)...
Can't get enough of "kawaii"? Try this C-Ute group, or check out Tokyo Clock with music and dancing (wait for it to load).
Today's pictures & links:
Up and Away
A construction worker climbs the steeple of the Bank of China Tower during completion of the building in 1990, Hong Kong.
Thank God You're a Man
I get the left part, not quite sure I can decode the right part. I guess it's all about choices.
Much more glorious affair than the proposed merger of "GM" and "Chrysler"
(image credit: whatsnextnetwork)
Most Unsettling Book Mutilation
We continue to receive tips to complement our recent Unusual Book Sculptures article. Although we hesitate to call it art, and wince to even look at it - here is a "Deep-Fried Book" project, by artists John LaFalce and Drew Matott...
Watch the video, too. (thanks, Catherine)
Yakuza's Boss Tombstone
One of the leaders in Japanese mafia? or just a boss-workaholic, intending to spend eternity in (heavenly) meetings?
Mixed fresh links for today:
Heart Attack Grill!, more - [weird]
Fire and Smoke Formations of All Kinds - [wow nature]
World's First Volcano Renovation - [weird design]
Battlestar Galactica fantastic PC mod - [geek tech]
The history of Nazi television - [history, pop culture]
Coolest computer speakers - [gadgets]
Very soothing: drive across Japan - [cool video]
I Am Pulling Over! - [car video]
Cutest Ever: Tipping Echidnas - [fun video]
UseNeXT - Next Generation Downloading - [sponsored]
How to insult a robot:
"Your iron content is so low you'd be rejected as a baby formula."
Most Creative Alphabets
Butterfly Wings Alphabet, for example, we covered before.
See a lot more alphabets here
Portals in Time and Space
Great Tunnel of Trees:
(photo by Bernd Missal, Holland)
"Doorway in Time" -
(photo by Raoul Pop - the ruins of Histria, Romania)
Some of the long bus rides in China must be boring indeed
Not that the bus route Calgary-Winnipeg is any less boring... Do you even need a driver to cross Manitoba prairies?
Those who are getting bored waiting for the bus, can now pass the time more effectively:
Atlantis Hotel in Dubai
Good use of aquariums in the interior design. Opulence. For Those About to Spend (We Salute You!)
More info and images.
Still Life with a Sheep, Dreaming
Cover art for Umphrey's McGee "Safety in Numbers" album.
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