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Links for 6.27.08: Gene Simmons speaks, dumpsters down, Girl Talk revealed…

*Medialoper: Why Kanye West Is Such an Asshole. On a separate note, Esquire says we are living “In the Age of the Asshole.”

*Read: Portfolio has a lengthy interview with Gene Simmons. “I don’t even have to wipe my ass if I don’t want to.” [huffpo]

*Seen everywhere: Some video of Girl Talk walking through “Feed the Animals,” track by track.

*Charge your phone through the power of dance. Have written about people trying to capture kinetic energy like this many times for the day job. [neatorama]

*I will probably not be using music search engine Jogli in much the same way I already don’t use SeeqPod, Songza and MeeMix. [techcrunch]

*Radiohead releases some “In Rainbows” videos through iTunes. [the set list]

*Viral marketing: From Converse. Chucks in Soda. [pop candy]

*On language: A lovely letter to the editor written to a most execrable publication. “I’ve looked into the issue of whether “dumpster” should be capitalized, and this is what I’ve found. Though apparently a brand name at one time, the word has slipped into common usage and no corporate entity appears to be making any effort at trademark protection. This has been the situation for a couple of decades. In fact, I’ve long refused to capitalize the word in my writings except for the beginning of a sentence, titles, or rants about ‘the Dumpsters of Our Lord God.'” [curmudgeonette]

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Video: “Yes, We Can” (george carlin remix)

[nah right]

MORE LINKS: Lil Wayne, Tim McGraw and an amphibious robotic snake

*These links brought to you by my obsessive-compulsive disorder. Enjoy.

*Instictiv allows you to add Pandora-like functionality to your iPhone; hate on songs on the go, and create shuffle stations based on your preferences. [mashable]

*Lil Wayne’s “The Carter III” drops 69% in its second week. Coldplay’s “Viva La Vida” selling 721,000 copies in the U.S. to take over the #1 spot, marking only the second time albums in back-to-back weeks had sold 700k+. [the rap up]

*Yeah, yeah. Kanye is mad at Bonnaroo. (And uses a MacBook Air.)

*If you are interested in seeing Tim McGraw pull a guy with a huge beer belly out of the crowd by his belt at a concert, watch this video. (Note that this entails watching at least part of a Tim McGraw concert.)

*Google trends explosion over the past 24 hours:
-Jared Fogel is not dead. Yet.
-Verne Troyer has a sex tape. (SFW)
-I am sad.

*Off topic video: An amphibious robotic snake. I’m not ashamed to admit that I want one. [science punk]

Video: Hip-hop music videos made with The Sims – Rihanna’s “Umbrella”

Videogum has compiled a top ten of hip-hop music video machinima made with The Sims.

Rihanna’s “Umbrella” was #5 on their list.