The picture above was made from the 1974 Topps Monster Initial trading cards. Unfortunately, it’s practically impossible to find a complete set for sale these days… even on eBay. But thanks to the people at I-mockery, you can spell your own name.
Statr for Flickr allows you to track and plot page views statistics for your Flickr account. Graphs are automatically updated on a daily basis. Here is mine:
Arrrrrg! Talk Like A Pirate Day
You may have noticed that all of Artifacting is talking to you in Pirate language today. Other than just being plain old fun, this because today is Talk Like A Pirate Day. You can make your word pres blog talk like a pirate to by installing Dougal’s Text Filter Suite plugin.
FLV Embed Plugin
I have been recently using a great new wordpress plugin on Artifacting to display flash movies. Examples of it in use can be seen here and here. The plugin is called FLV Embed and was created by Yaosan Yeo. I’ve tried several other plugins that perform a similar functions and this is by far the best one I’ve found so far. Ultra simple installation, tons of options and customizations, and ease of use make this a plugin worth looking into if you want to display .flv movies on your site.
Blatant Self Promotion
These girls are WORKIN’ IT.
I created this video last night. The music is a song called “Zukunft” by the Estonian band Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot, which I also discovered while surfing around the web last night. Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot’s newest release “Compensator For The Accelerator” is available for download for free (as in beer) on their website, which, of course, is worth an additional 100 cool points. Their cover art states:
We praise the mp3 for giving the creative mind an opportunity to unleash itself from the established hierarchies of music distribution and bypass spoonfeeding by opinion leaders.
The website also contains a .pdf download of the cover and CD art that actually folds into a sleeve that will protectively hold your newly burnt disk. Anyways, cool music, nice design, and great attitude.
The video is of Gwen Verdon (Cacoon anyone?) shaking it to a dance choreographed by her husband, the talented Bob Fosse. The original dance was choreographed to a song called “Mexican Breakfast” by Pat Williams. As you can see Gwen really knew how to move and Fosse was way ahead of his time. Seriously, did Bob Fosse invent the bootyquake? Now go rent “All That Jazz” and “Caberet”, or just watch these videos.
As a bonus, here are three additional Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot songs:
Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot – Nina Robots That Shoot Laser Beams And Stuff
Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot – The Ride Ripoff
Fuck Yuo I Am A Robot – T.A.T.U. Remix