Hey, it's our first BB 2.0 short links roundup post!


  • Above: the art of Jessica Lagunas, an artist in Guatemala who explores what it means to be a woman there. Some of the pix on her site are marginally NSFW, but this link is not. Shown here, stills from her video piece "Para besarte mejor" ("The Better to Kiss You With"), which consists of a "close-up of my mouth in a static single shot, in which I apply red lipstick continuously for one hour."

  • Boy, the Peninsula Tokyo sounds sweet: "This being Tokyo, the hotel also includes a futuristic touch: a first-of-its-kind telephone system that allows you to make calls throughout the building with a cordless handset, which then switches to mobile mode the minute you step outside." Link.

  • Two drunk guys in Wisconsin arrested for simultaneously driving the same vehicle while intoximacated: Link.

  • BB reader Casey says, "I thought you might be interested to learn that there is now a facebook application entitled Unicorn Chaser which allows facebook users to get just that for their profile pages. Its actually reasonably well done. You can pick from a big gallery random of pictures. You should sue!!" Link.

  • Cactikkake: short pretend porn film made with desert-dwelling plants. Link.

  • The Unicorn Museum: Link.

  • Lolcats dethroned by Realisticats! BB reader Tom says, "I've made up a few "realisticats" images to contrast the cuteness of lolcats with the grim reality of actually owning a feline." Link.

    (Thanks, Susannah Breslin, and Eric)


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    1. Graphics for *this* post not displaying – also, rectangular graphic next to red “Comments” tag when entering comments is not displayed.

      Using IE7 on Vista, other posts on new BB site display fine.

      Ken

    2. realisticats may be the first time i’ve ever laughed at an image macro of a cat on the internet. ever.

    3. Ironic that the realisticats page claims “top bloggers claim proper grammar next hot trend” when the third one contains a typo and a run-on sentence. ^_^

    4. “Boy, the Peninsula Tokyo sounds sweet: “This being Tokyo, the hotel also includes a futuristic touch: a first-of-its-kind telephone system that allows you to make calls throughout the building with a cordless handset, which then switches to mobile mode the minute you step outside.”

      Okay, so when Ted Stevens wants a phone that will go from a home phone to a mobile that he can use “on his motorcycle”, it’s a dumb idea, but when the Japanese do it, it’s “sweet”??? Nice one.

    5. Xeni, you’re posts are interesting enough, and you list good content…but could you PLEASE actively use cuts more often? 2 large photos plus a whole list of links is awful distracting to the rest of the page, and really hard to absorb, when in that context.

      These posts would be much more manageable with a photo, short intro, and a cut to more information.

    6. @joellevand: nah, the concept wasn’t bad at all, just that Stevens is utterly incapable of articulating such ideas without sticking foot in mouth.

    7. I’m not sure I’m feelin’ the unstyled list bullets. Why not use CSS and some background images to spruce them up? The bullets outside of the column look very odd, and basically look like a mistake.

    8. “a first-of-its-kind telephone system that allows you to make calls throughout the building with a cordless handset, which then switches to mobile mode the minute you step outside.”

      sounds like a dual mode DECT/GSM system, which is hardly first of its kind.

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