The short version of the daily Internet

The short version of the daily Internet
Welcome, and spread the word! The Lavender Placenta is a blog bringing daily minutiae of the Internet to your doorstep, with intent on giving attention to that which deserves it. But it doesn't end there - this blog puts emphasis on user-submitted content, so that we all share together!

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Mountain Biking Viewed in a New Way

This is an absolutely stunning first-person look into a mountain bike run. The placement of the platforms make it look like some sort of playground!

The Big L.P.

Here's a link if the video doesn't work....I'm not too keen on how to embed videos quite yet...

Sunday, August 29, 2010

A sandwich I made the other day

I didn't think I'd be putting up self-made content so soon, but damn, this sandwich is delicious enough to share with you =)

If you have the ingredients ready, I'd strongly suggest the following:

  • bread
  • butter/margarine
  • lettuce
  • cheese
  • pepperoni
  • ranch dressing

Toast the bread until it's golden brown, butter it, then arrange the rest of the ingredients. The more types of cheese you can put on, the better. 

It's like some sort of breakfast-brunch-snack paradise. All flavour, all the time baby!

The Big L.P.

gee, I wish I had a webcam so I could show you all a day, I guess.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Ah, that's what I call infotainment!

That's a lot of jobs
This is part of a series known as "infographs". Pictures you can find, anywhere on the web really, that depict something that you probably did not know. What makes them interesting could be many things. What drew my attention to this particular infograph is the sheer scale. Millions of people, more than you could meet in a life time, calculated down to the bone, with this particular sector dealing with U.S. government internal employment. Yet more internet majesty.

Grand Opening

One of the things that amazes me about music is its constant ability for one to put its own stamp on it. Especially, when considering the fact that many musicians have copyrights on chord progressions. Music is something that relates to us all -- albeit in many different variations.

This trinket of genres merged - space rock, techno, psychedelia - is an example of some type of underground, something found in the comfort of anonymity. I found it browsing a music forum, where this man eagerly promoted the download of his product for no price. Something that reminded me of the good in music, that is, making it out of love and not for money.

Not only that, but while listening through the whole album I noticed a sample that the producer was using was from one of my favorite songs (I'll let you guess which sample it was. hint: Beastie Boys also sampled it in the 80s). It brought to me a fresh interpretation. The drum beat alone can stand for so many things. I am compelled to believe that "fresh interpretations" are just one dynamic that makes music so multifaceted. It's the same umbrella of a band covering a song from their muses of choice.

There is a reason I started this blog. I thought back to a time when we weren't blessed and cursed with the revolutionary Internet. It was a lot different. Now a days, I see ordinary people who take a part of their lives and share it with the entire planet. Why, the other day I watched America's Got Talent on TV, and lo and behold, it was the YouTube special. It wasn't long after that had I discovered just how many people watch that program. In summation, they took YouTube submissions of Americans doing their thing, and brought them to a stage of millions. Susan Boyle, the modern model of Internet discovery, just one of many talents brought to your screen thanks to the Internet. YouTube itself is responsible for the fortune of many.

I want to promote that. That moment of something that is truly mind-blowing no longer hiding in Scottish back-country. With this blog, the more that people share, the more people will be brought a similar story. Or, a completely different story entirely.

This demo album is the perfect exemplar for my exhibit. It is plucked from beyond the reaches of the social conscious. It is something that shows talent and promise, and deserves a share of the spotlight. With this posting, I can guarantee that someone somewhere will enjoy it. Thus is the concept of Lavender Placenta.

The Big L.P.

Welcome to the Lavender Placenta Project

Hello, and welcome. This is a blog of free information. Hand-picked material, filtered and critiqued by myself among others, the Lavender Placenta Project intends to entertain with various media accessed from the deep recesses of the internet! Have you ever been sitting at the computer blankly staring at the vast ocean in front of you, only to discover with such power at your fingertips that you can't think of a single thing that you want to see?

One of the main appeals behind this blog is for you to submit to everyone what you believe should be seen. Information is to be shared, for it will make us smarter as a whole (and perhaps more entertained!). This can mean a whole range of media, from the funny, the unbelievable, to the innovative, the talented. Pictures, videos, links links links! Science, sports, politics, tourism -- Here at the Lavender Placenta Project, the information may be a mile wide (and only an inch deep at first), but you are encouraged to spread the word and dig for yourselves.

Also, as a personal form of contribution, you'll have no shortage of updates from myself, but I do want to heavily encourage your feedback. I don't want to be the only one sharing what makes this world so amazing! Also, the Internet is a big place -- I haven't traveled through every channel -- thus, what I post will only be a fraction of the amazingness expected to be purported through this blog!

It's a big project, and I'm going to need your help.

The Big L.P.