You may have never heard of them, but they definitely have your email address. They are the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys; the young Nigerian men who cut wide swaths of cash by preying on the naiveté of moneyed Westerners vis a vis their dreaded 419 emails. […]
There are countless films and pop songs dedicated to their exploits. So much so that in 2010 Microsoft established a “cybercrime rehabilitation project” in an attempt to combat the influence of Yahoo-glorifying rappers and convince young Nigerians that email scams aren’t cool.
Microsoft’s attempts to guide the youth, however admirable, are misplaced. The existence of the Yahoo-Yahoo Boys has far more to do with Nigeria’s disastrous transformation into a petro-kleptocracy than the questionable behavior of rap artists.
Emahoy Tsegue Maryam Guebrou: Homeless Wonderer
another great piece from the fantastic album Ethiopiques Vol. 21 : Piano Solo. I believe Emahoy had also been on a self imposed exile, much like myself, for education and more.
Money Worries - DJ Algoriddim
feat. the maytones, enos mcleod, ernest wilson & i-roy
SATURDAY NIGHT IS DANCE NIGHT #19
Triadisches Ballett by Oskar Schlemmer
SATURDAY NIGHT IS DANCE NIGHT #18
Gymnopedie No.1: Lent et douboureux in D major - Erik Satie
performed by Fabio D’Andrea
Japanese artist Isao Hashimoto has created a beautiful, undeniably scary time-lapse map of the 2053 nuclear explosions which have taken place between 1945 and 1998, beginning with the Manhattan Project’s “Trinity” test near Los Alamos and concluding with Pakistan’s nuclear tests in May of 1998. This leaves out North Korea’s two alleged nuclear tests in this past decade (the legitimacy of both of which is not 100% clear).
Each nation gets a blip and a flashing dot on the map whenever they detonate a nuclear weapon, with a running tally kept on the top and bottom bars of the screen. Hashimoto, who began the project in 2003, says that he created it with the goal of showing”the fear and folly of nuclear weapons.” It starts really slow — if you want to see real action, skip ahead to 1962 or so — but the buildup becomes overwhelming.