Archived entries for news

The King is dead. Hurray to the King!

My personal tribute to Michael
A photo
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(back in 2002, NYC Police foresinc artist Stephen Mancusi answered the “what if” we’ve always had in our minds)
and a joke.

(Argentine Filmmakers Juan Jose Campanella and Fernando Castets place a delicious line in one of the many outstanding scenes of “Son of the Bride”. Jump straight to 1:28, if you understand Spanish)

Protect Yourself Against the Swine Flu… With Style!

The World Health Organization has raised the Swine Flu alert level to 5, meaning a pandemic is imminent. Not funny. Some people, however, are having fun. In Mexico everyone is wearing surgical facemasks for flu protection. People are getting bored of wearing the same mask, so they have started decorating them in all kinds of styles. As you can see, many of them show their always ironic look at death and fascination with los muertos. [Via Gizmodo]

The Chain Reaction of Nuclear Proliferation

A great diagram illustrating the global spread of nuclear weapons capabilities since their invention. Created by the The New York Times, who’s graphics department was just awarded a the National Design Award in Communication from the Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum.

100.000 inflatable boobs floating in Australia

It seems that a cargo of around 100.000 inflatable boobs, got lost near the coast of Australia, they we’re suposed to be delivered, to Ralph’s magazine for men, that was planning to give them as a gift, with their new Issue.
We should see if our friend, ex fabricanti Scott Heinrich can find any of them floating in the beaches of Australia.
More info:,23739,24738742-5013016,00.html

Digital guests at the Creativity Festival

I read the news today.
It seems that this year we cannot miss the Creativity Festival starting
this month in Florence: the “Virtual Renaissance” will be taken to the real world.
What does it mean?
Basically, what was created in Second Life, the virtual/digital environment based
on an electronic simulation ruled by its own inhabitants will be shown and translated into a “real language”.
(Digital Impressionism, Postkitsch, New Pop, l’Avatar Art, Iperformalism, Ultranaif next to Giotto’s!)
I kept reading…
During the exposition, the first “Second life Invasion” will take place in the city.
What does it mean?
We could see the avatars walking around the streets and interact with us.

I kept reading…
The Italian government decided that the educational system in Italy will become completely digital based.
I’m sure they have no idea what it means; but they’ve probably thought that it sounded cool.

A video to get me ready to assimilate back into American life.

The Day The News Died

Porta San Tomaso

And for all those generations that came to Fabrica and spent their nights with a good spritz in the traditional San Tomaso -but never got to actually see it- we are happy to say that finally, after all the years of never ending renovation, Porta San Tomaso, in Treviso, is finally visible (and free of that terrible advertising).

Times Machine

This “Times Machine” can take you back to any issue from Volume 1, Number 1 of The New York Times, from September 18, 1851 to present.
Not all articles are free, but still good to know that we can have access to such historical archive online.

Total bummer.

Some sad news. Bicycle expert Sheldon Brown died Sunday February 3rd.
Mr. Brown was one of the most knowledgeable people about bikes around. Most of my bike education came from reading the vast articles from his website.
He will be missed.

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