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  • 2012.10.08

    ALWAYS PRESS THIS BUTTON

    Here’s a gallery of creative additions to official signage on the London Tube:

    Naughty passengers will be crushed

    I’d like to see more along these lines on the NYC subway system.

    2012.09.01

    REALITY BITES

    FETISHISM OF THE AUTHENTIC

    Graffiti on Meserole Street in Bushwick, Brooklyn.

    2012.07.06

    MOVE TO TRASH

    This subversion of a subway advertisement for an Adam Sandler movie made the rounds of the internets last week. Now Hyperallergic has tracked down and interviewed its perpetrator, Jilly Ballistic.

    2012.02.13

    NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND

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    Here’s another test of the WordPress iPhone app. When my first test post went up, the photo was the wrong size, and the post was not included in any categories. But I’ve figured out how to avoid those pitfalls. Now I’m trying to create a post while on the subway.

    The picture is a graffito I saw on the Lower East Side recently. I edited the saturation, brightness, and contrast of the photo on my phone, using BeFunky.

    UPDATE: As I expected, the post didn’t upload while I was underground, but it was saved on my phone. I posted it after I got above ground. I edited it later from my computer. Then I went back to edit it again from my phone… but the original version of the post, without the edits made on the computer, was still on the phone, and the edits made from the computer were lost when I updated from the phone. Eventually I discovered a way to re-sync the posts stored on the phone with the posts on the server. But it’s not obvious. The app developers might want to work on this.

    2011.06.13

    NEW YORK’S THE GREATEST IF YOU GET SOMEONE TO PAY THE RENT

    Seen at Spring Street and Bowery, NYC, May 9, 2011:

    I CAN'T AFFORD TO LIVE IN NYC

    2011.03.14

    SCREEN TIME

    A purported hacking of Times Square video displays:

    I have no idea whether this is real or fake.

    2011.02.28

    SKYNET VS. MTA

    NYC subway advertisements are being infiltrated by cyborgs.

    2011.01.28

    WHEN THE WHISTLE BLOWS

    Via Tittsworth: Stickers that say FREE BRADLEY MANNING are appearing around DC.

    As Juan Cole noted recently:

    If it is true that Manning turned State Department documents over to Wikileaks, then he played a small role in the Tunisian Jasmine Revolution, which overthrew the brutal and grasping dictator, Zine el-Abidine Ben Ali, whom the US government had been coddling and the French government actively supporting.

    Here’s an update on Manning’s situation.