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Ninja Styles

Graffiti Ninja Handbag in action!

No ninja girl can be complete without a handbag!

This bag is perfectly sized for your textas for making art, camera to take photos of it and phone to text ya crew where to find your mad art. Or just put something heavy in it…

The bag is denim with an original hand embroidered design. The bag was rescued from impending landfill doom.

In store now!

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I miss Wellington

Ripping up mad shit

A mate from Camp Sovereignty has spent the last few months kicking it round Afghanistan teaching photojournalism to locals. Awesome project!

But his latest post about skateboarding lessons is seriously cool. Talking about healing a space!

I just love the guy on the screen, top left.

Go Travis!

Restoring my faith in Americans – Almost… (who am I kidding?)

Watch this anyway.  I <3 Mika!

Props Typing Is Not Activism

Landed Gentry

I am an anarchist

My partner is a georgist

We bought land

IRONY!

Landed Gentry

We acknowledge that we live, eat, play, dance and sing on Aboriginal land. (Up Yours John Howard)

Musical Interlude

Burn The Rich!

June 14, 2007
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

EXXON PROPOSES BURNING HUMANITY FOR FUEL IF CLIMATE CALAMITY HITS
Conference organizer fails to have Yes Men arrested

Text of speech, photos, video: http://www.vivoleum.com/…
GO-EXPO statement: http://newswire.ca/…
Press conference before this event, Friday, Calgary: http://arusha.org/…
Contact: mailto:fuel@theyesmen.org
More links at end of release.

Imposters posing as ExxonMobil and National Petroleum Council (NPC) representatives delivered an outrageous keynote speech to 300 oilmen at GO-EXPO, Canada’s largest oil conference, held at Stampede Park in Calgary, Alberta, today.

The speech was billed beforehand by the GO-EXPO organizers as the major highlight of this year’s conference, which had 20,000 attendees. In it, the “NPC rep” was expected to deliver the long-awaited
conclusions of a study commissioned by US Energy Secretary Samuel Bodman. The NPC is headed by former ExxonMobil CEO Lee Raymond, who is also the chair of the study. (See link at end.)

In the actual speech, the “NPC rep” announced that current U.S. and Canadian energy policies (notably the massive, carbon-intensive exploitation of Alberta’s oil sands, and the development of liquid coal) are increasing the chances of huge global calamities. But he reassured the audience that in the worst case scenario, the oil industry could “keep fuel flowing” by transforming the billions of people who die into oil.

“We need something like whales, but infinitely more abundant,” said “NPC rep” “Shepard Wolff” (actually Andy Bichlbaum of the Yes Men), before describing the technology used to render human flesh into a
new Exxon oil product called Vivoleum. 3-D animations of the process brought it to life.

“Vivoleum works in perfect synergy with the continued expansion of fossil fuel production,” noted “Exxon rep” “Florian Osenberg” (Yes Man Mike Bonanno). “With more fossil fuels comes a greater chance of disaster, but that means more feedstock for Vivoleum. Fuel will continue to flow for those of us left.”

The oilmen listened to the lecture with attention, and then lit “commemorative candles” supposedly made of Vivoleum obtained from the flesh of an “Exxon janitor” who died as a result of cleaning up a toxic spill. The audience only reacted when the janitor, in a video tribute, announced that he wished to be transformed into candles after his death, and all became crystal-clear.

At that point, Simon Mellor, Commercial & Business Development Director for the company putting on the event, strode up and physically forced the Yes Men from the stage. As Mellor escorted Bonanno out the door, a dozen journalists surrounded Bichlbaum, who, still in character as “Shepard Wolff,” explained to them the rationale for Vivoleum.

“We’ve got to get ready. After all, fossil fuel development like that of my company is increasing the chances of catastrophic climate change, which could lead to massive calamities, causing migration and conflicts that would likely disable the pipelines and oil wells. Without oil we could no longer produce or transport food, and most of humanity would starve. That would be a tragedy, but at least all those bodies could be turned into fuel for the rest of us.”

“We’re not talking about killing anyone,” added the “NPC rep.” “We’re talking about using them after nature has done the hard work. After all, 150,000 people already die from climate-change related effects every year. That’s only going to go up – maybe way, way up. Will it all go to waste? That would be cruel.”

Security guards then dragged Bichlbaum away from the reporters, and he and Bonanno were detained until Calgary Police Service officers could arrive. The policemen, determining that no major infractions had been committed, permitted the Yes Men to leave.

Canada’s oil sands, along with “liquid coal,” are keystones of Bush’s Energy Security plan. Mining the oil sands is one of the dirtiest forms of oil production and has turned Canada into one of the world’s worst carbon emitters. The production of “liquid coal” has twice the carbon footprint as that of ordinary gasoline. Such technologies increase the likelihood of massive climate catastrophes that will condemn to death untold millions of people, mainly poor.

“If our idea of energy security is to increase the chances of climate calamity, we have a very funny sense of what security really is,” Bonanno said. “While ExxonMobil continues to post record profits, they use their money to persuade governments to do nothing about climate change. This is a crime against humanity.”

“Putting the former Exxon CEO in charge of the NPC, and soliciting his advice on our energy future, is like putting the wolf in charge of the flock,” said “Shepard Wolff” (Bichlbaum). “Exxon has done more damage to the environment and to our chances of survival than any other company on earth. Why should we let them determine our future?”

About the NPC and ExxonMobil: About the NPC and Exon Mobil
About the Alberta oil sands: About Alberta oil sands
About liquid coal: Sierra club on liquid coal

When I grow up I want to be as cool as the Yes Men. (Except I’ll be cooler ’cause I’ll be cross stitching while I do it).

Warning: Addictive site

Yeah so, I discovered this site while looking for cool things to do in the garden using recycled materials.  And I am so hooked.

Check out instructables.com

You can learn everything from how to make a broken jar to laundry detergent to understanding ICSP for PIC microcontrollers, all with step by step instructions with photos.

And it’s a community collaboration site, so even better!

My Own Needlecase

It doesn’t take long when you get into Radical Cross Stitch to start leaving needles everywhere, especially in the arms of couches. My partner had started to make some subtle observations about the hazards of sitting on the couch. So when I saw this wonderful tutorial at Crafting Chaos I knew I had to make myself one. And I thought it was about time I made myself something. So I’m calling this my own Mother’s Day present.

I’m quite proud of this one, I think it’s really ‘pretty’ and I used mostly scrap materials to make it.

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Perfect for a Sunday

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Cyanide and Happiness, a daily webcomic
Cyanide & Happiness @ Explosm.net

ebay 1 Howard 0

So some clever pants put John Howard’s Integrity on ebay and it got ruled a “non-item”

HA HA HA HA HA HA HA

Sucks to be Howard.

Revenge of the Pukeko

Yip mad props to the clever pants that made this.


Scoopit!

WTF Flags

WTF flags in progress 5



WTF flags in progress 5,
originally uploaded by jinksb.

Check out these groovy wee flags. Designed with the cubicle office floor plan in mind, they could have multiple uses. Like when it’s time to do the dishes, or a tram inspector wants to see your ticket, or you’re in the middle of a philosophy exam. Potentials are limitless!  See how to make them here.

Oh yeah!

skippy, skippy, happy, happy, la, la!

Uncle Kev Needs Our Rev

Uncle Kevin Buzzacott , elder of the Arabunna Lands of South Australia ,the Keepers of Lake Eyre and indigenous campaigner has been diagnosed with cancer. As part of his recovery process over 35 indigenous and non-indigenous artist’s have gathered together to put on a spectacular benefit.

buzzacottspectacular-poster.jpg

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