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Xeni curating YouTube's homepage for the day

xeniguesteditor.jpg YouTube's selected Xeni as Curator of the Month! She'll be picking interesting new videos (including some we've featured here) and some all-time-greats for inclusion on YouTube's front door for the rest of the day. From its official blog:
We're pleased to have Xeni Jardin of Boing Boing curate our homepage today. She goes deep into the Boing Boing archives to give you her personal take on the interesting, funny and sometimes out-there videos that thrive on Boing Boing and YouTube. Below is a video she made just for the occasion, as well as some insightful notes about her selections. To view the full playlist, click here.
Don't miss our channel at YouTube, BoingBoingVideo, too! Curator of the Month: Boing Boing Video [YouTube's blogspot] Guest Editor Channel [YouTube]

Xeni on Rachel Maddow Show: Ralph Lauren's Photoshop of Horrors

maddow.jpgRachel Maddow did a segment on her always-superb show tonight about Ralph Lauren's recent bogus legal threats against various blogs -- including this one. Those DMCAs sent by lawyers for Lauren demanded the removal of a badly photoshopped ad which morphed a model into a lollipop-headed stick figure. The Rachel Maddow Show segment is embedded above, and is also here: Photoshop of Horrors.

P.S.: And here's Rob on ABC's Nightline. No embed, unfortunately!

GRISTLEISM: Throbbing Gristle's unusual new "box set"

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Richard Metzger writes:

When Boing Boing’s Xeni Jardin and I interviewed Throbbing Gristle in Los Angeles, during the sound-check we were talking to Charlie Poulet, TG’s brilliant sound engineer. There was an insanely trippy song coming over the PA system and I asked him what it was. “Oh, THAT. That is a Buddha Machine—ever hear of one?”

A Buddha Machine is a little plastic box that resembles a cheap transistor radio. It has a built-in speaker and runs continuous tape loops of chanting or soothing, natural, trippy, etc, sounds. They are hipster remakes of the Tibetan prayer loop boxes (they’re ubiquitous all over China) and are manufactured by a company called FM3.

Charlie was running several of them at once to create the amazing sound-scape going on in the background as we spoke. A little while later, Chris Carter hinted that soon TG would be announcing a “special musical project” that involved no CD or MP3s whatsoever. I suspected at the time he was hazily describing something similar to a Buddha Machine. TG-stylee and I was right. Check it out!

Metzger has details here on Dangerous Minds. You can order your very own GRISTLEISM here.

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)

  • Jesse Thorn: I'm so disappointed that they left this crazy Russian sailor version of "Let It Be" off that Beatles box set. Link
  • Richard Metzger: It's good to see that Papa John Phillips didn't fuck up all his kids! Link
  • Jesse Thorn: Apparently Tracy Morgan was "the invisible fourth Tony! Toni! Tone!, also called Tony." Link
  • Richard Metzger: Margaret Thatcher Calls the House of Lords, genius funny Link
  • Jesse Thorn: Finally, someone is standing up for the real heroes in the health care reform debate: insurance companies. Link
  • Richard Metzger: Meet Kent French, champion hand clapper! Link
  • Sean Bonner: 28 Days Later reenacted in one minute Link (via @rudy)
  • Jesse Thorn: The Godfather of Soul ripping it up on Letterman in 1982. Link
  • Richard Metzger: Alan Arkin apeshit on Muppet Show Link
  • Sean Bonner: To Live and Ride in LA (on bikes!) Link
  • Richard Metzger: Trailer Park Boys: Countdown to Liquor Day out today in Canada (this and they get free healthcare, too?) Link
  • Richard Metzger: Star Maidens (1975) The security guards wear go-go boots and mini-skirts Link
  • Richard Metzger: Sarah Palin's Running Mate in 2012? The Skoal Rebel think Obama should be impeached! Link (warning: includes generous use of the n-word.)

More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

COILHOUSE 03 is out, with a feature on Xeni + BB Video.

COILHOUSE 03 is out

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@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

Neurosonics Audiomedical Labs Inc. from Chris Cairns on Vimeo.

Boing Boing fan art video

Strangpork sez, "Boing Boing fan art created with Quartz Composer, using appropriate iconography." Nice work! Love the repurposed Boing Boing video art!

Boing Boing Iconography / Plaid TV (Thanks, Strangpork!)

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)

  • Sean Bonner: This might be the most important video you will ever watch in your life: Link
  • Xeni Jardin: Police And Thieves / in the street / fightin' the nation with the / guns and ammunition Link
  • Richard Metzger: Alejandro Jodorowsky's Dune: An exhibition of a film of a book that never was Link
  • Andrea James: Would-be meal jumps up and headbutts lion half a dozen times: Link
  • Xeni Jardin: "Simulation of a typhoon, to be experienced individually on a chair in the centre of the storm." Link (via @EthanZ)
  • Richard Metzger: Funkadelic performing "I Got a Thing, You Got a Thing, Everybody Got a Thing" on TV in 1970 Link
  • Andrea James: Carla U. Kelly's astonishing intaglio egg carving of Thumbelina: Link
  • Richard Metzger: Trippy NEW video of William Shatner doing Lucy in the Sky w Diamonds Link
  • Sean Bonner: Glenn Beck: 1964 - 2009 Link Goodnight sweet prince
  • Richard Metzger: Unheard 70s punk band, KONGRESS w/ video Trust me, it's WEIRD Link

More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)

  • Andrea James: "Ave Maria" soloist on musical saw: Link
  • Richard Metzger: The Beatles do their own special version of The Barber of Seville (1965) Link
  • Jesse Thorn: Thomas Haden Church failed to heed the warnings: never follow Norm MacDonald on a late-night talk show. Link
  • Richard Metzger: The Soul Rock Sound of PP Arnold Link
  • Richard Metzger: Mel Brooks and Carl Reiner: The 2000 Year Old Man on video! Link
  • Xeni Jardin: RT @ericwareheim: new video from The Bird and the Bee "Diamond Dave" Link
  • Xeni Jardin: Anyone who can deliver an *11 minute* monologue on "fevah," donuts, divas + bitches is a true performer. Link
  • Sean Bonner: God bless Terry Techno, he can find anything to rave to Link
  • Richard Metzger: You don't have to be Sigmund Freud to figure this one out!! Link

More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)

  • Jesse Thorn: Patton Oswalt does some great material from his new comedy album on Letterman. Link
  • Sean Bonner: Yokai and Yurei on NHK part 1 - Link
  • Jesse Thorn: New York Public TV of the 1970s: "Soul!" featuring Earth Wind & Fire, Ron Carter, Max Roach & more... Link
  • Richard Metzger: Sesso Matto: Greatest Seventies Italian Sex Comedy Soundtrack of All? Link
  • Jesse Thorn: A few beautiful videos of the Chicago (and Detroit) partner dance style known as "Steppin'" Link
  • Jesse Thorn: Albert Brooks presents "Comedy School" (via @lonelysandwich): Link
  • Andrea James: "Flowers" by Emilie Simon: Link
  • Richard Metzger: Uninsured US Citizen Posts Video About Health Care on Sarah Palin's FB Page Link
  • Andrea James: Boing Boing cultural exchange. Brazil's Sabrina Boing Boing primarily covers Silicone Valley: Link
  • Andrea James: 'American Psycho' meets Talking Heads. Miles Fisher covers "This Must Be The Place": Link
  • Andrea James: You know you're culturally significant when... 30 Rock, the porno (some language, no n00dz): Link
  • Richard Metzger: Sex Crazy Cop Link
  • Xeni Jardin: The Porpoise Driven Life. Link (thanks, Mark Kleiman)

More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com

@BBVBOX: recent guest-tweeted web video picks (boingboingvideo.com)


(Ed. Note: The Boing Boing Video site includes a guest-curated microblog: the "BBVBOX." Here, folks whose taste in web video we admire tweet the latest clips they find. We'll post roundups here on the motherBoing.)


More @BBVBOX: boingboingvideo.com