John Waters Divine Filth

Last night I saw a movie that revolted me so much I could not watch anymore: Pink Flamingos (1972). I can not remember when a movie had last pulled such utter revolt from me. It was to the point I was almost throwing up. Fantastic!

However, it has in a way inspired the Urban Uncle project and given it a style, ‘Trash’, which brings its own freedoms to create. All are encouraged to go out and film their own trashy dreams and ideas. This is what I believe the Punk or New Wave movement was about the “Just do it” attitude. But I digress…

Pink Flamingos intro credits
Continue reading “John Waters Divine Filth”

Fun dumby text for all the kids

Ten years ago a crack commando unit was sent to prison by a military court for a crime they didn’t commit. These men promptly escaped from a maximum security stockade to the Los Angeles underground. Today, still wanted by the government, they survive as soldiers of fortune. If you have a problem and no one else can help, and if you can find them, maybe you can hire the A-team.

Some creative dumby text for you web developers out there thanks to malevole.

Masur Dal

Thanks to Seb for this recipe. He showed me how to do this one in London in 2005 and recommends doubling (or tripling) the proportion of herbs (and adding chilli powder I imagine). I’m not sure where this was originally taken from (Seb?). Masur Dal means ‘red lentils’ and are the basic lentils apparently.

1 cup red lentils
1/2 teaspoon turmeric powder
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon cumin powder
2 potatoes, chopped
4 tomatoes, chopped
1 tablespoon chopped coriander leaves
4 green chillies (optional)
2 tablespoons ghee
4 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 onion, chopped
1 teaspoon garam masala

  1. Wash the dal, soak, drain and boil in 5 cups water, adding turmeric, salt and cumin together with the potatoes and tomatoes.
  2. When the potatoes are cooked, add the coriander leaves and green chillies.
  3. Heat ghee and fry garlic and onion till golden.
  4. Stir in the garam masala and fry for two minutes.
  5. Add to the dal, mix well and serve hot with rice.

Flash, HTML or both at the same time!

OpenLaszlo is mind blowing! If you don’t believe me check their demo Flash Flickr browser AND THEN check their identical DHTML Flickr browser compiled from the same code or XML as it were.

As if that wasn’t impressive enough, the concept of zero-install, or no-install, stand alone web applications (I prefer widgets) is quite a unique idea and makes it Oh-so-easy to integrate into whatever you need it for like a blog, community portal, forum, static HTML page etc.

The final clincher for me is that its Open Source. Flapping their floppies at the big boys, YEAH! We (I) here at TMI like it and award it the ‘Sh!tHot!‘ stamp of approval, look for it all good websites.

And while we’re on the Dojo subject, why not draw a picture AND THEN playback the creation process in real time! This ones just Hot!

Slagsmålsklubben @ Station Park, Berlin

Station park flyer

Went to this gig at Station Park last night. Was a bit of a fizzer, as far as Berlin gigs go. It was 9 Euro which is a bit pricey for most students here and there are plenty of other things happening on a Friday night in Berliner town. Otherwise there was a lot of potential as the live acts they lined up were quite good.
Continue reading “Slagsmålsklubben @ Station Park, Berlin”