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June 22, 2022

Visafoto — Passport or Visa Photo in 2 Seconds

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News travels slowly to Podunkville: Visafoto started doing what it does nine years ago, in 2013, and I'm just finding out now.

But I digress.

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Any reader who's used this service or plans to, let me know what you think and you'll get a boj namecheck.

You can't get any bigger than that. 

June 22, 2022 at 04:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

'The Perfect Human' — Jørgen Leth (1967)

From Wikipedia:

"The Perfect Human" (Danish: Det perfekte menneske) is a cult 13-minute short film in black and white by Jørgen Leth about a middle-class Danish couple performing everyday rituals.

The film examines human behavior in a suave, pseudo-scientific way.

It depicts well-dressed actors, a man and a woman — both labeled "the perfect human" — in a detached manner, "functioning" in a blank boundless room, as though they were subjects in a zoo.

The tone of world-weary detachment is created through a voice-over providing comments on their mundane actions.

The film was later seen in five different versions when Leth was challenged by filmmaker Lars von Trier, resulting in von Trier's full-length 2003 film, "The Five Obstructions." 

Leth's "The Perfect Human" is von Trier's favorite film: von Trier gave Leth the task of remaking it five times, each time with a different "obstruction" imposed by von Trier.

More?

Your wish is my demand.

Watch "The Five Obstructions" here.

Free, the way we like it.

Fair warning: there goes the day.

June 22, 2022 at 02:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Strandbeest Evolution 2021 — Theo Jansen

YouTube description: 

Strandbeest Evolution 2021 provides an update on their evolutionary development.

Every spring I go to the beach with a new beast.

During the summer I do all kinds of experiments with the wind, sand, and water.

In the fall I grow a bit wiser about how these beasts can survive the circumstances on the beach.

At that point I declare them extinct and they go to the bone yard.

More on Theo Jansen and Strandbeests here.

June 22, 2022 at 12:01 PM | Permalink | Comments (1)

NO SATELLITE DISHES PERMITTED

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June 22, 2022 at 10:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (0)

Emergency iPhone Charger

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I can't speak for you but I know several people whose first words when they answer the phone are "my battery's about to die...."

Be a tech rescue ranger and give them [battery] life.

From the website:

  • no cords
  • 1000mAh capacity
  • up to 5 hours of talk/text time
  • charger measures 50mm x 40mm x 12mm
  • plugs directly into iPhone via integrated Lightning connector

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Five for $28.

On the fence?

Watch 

the video.

June 22, 2022 at 08:01 AM | Permalink | Comments (4)

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