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Links for October 28, 2011: Let’s play with Diamond Dave’s crotch

*Games: The Van Halen edition of Asteroids, Assteroidz, entails shooting bullets out of Diamond Dave’s crotch.

*Connectivity: The average smartphone user checks their phone 40 times a day.

*Fashion: I’m not really sure what’s going on in this NSFW “Les Fleurs du Mal” Agent Provocateur ad, but I’m pretty sure it should be made into a full-length feature film. Trilogy.

*ZZZ: Hive is an art installation by Kristiina Lahde of phone books that look like honeycomb. I usually throw my Yellow Pages directly into the garbage. [notcot]

*Headlines: Golden Fiddle linked to this headline, but it’s too good not to repost: “Kauai charger gets pantsed by Teahupoo monster during Code Red swell in Tahiti.” Every word is like a delicious burst of nougat.

*Rides: Be mesmerized by Forever Bicycles by Ai Weiwei.

*Film: Director of photography John Alcott talks about what it was like to work with Stanley Kubrick on “Barry Lyndon.” Personally, I found “Barry Lyndon” to be the perfect combination of well-lit and depressing. [coudal]

*Today’s links: F.

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Video: Table-banging cover of Robyn’s “Call Your Girlfriend”

Wow. That’s pretty damn good. (The group is Erato.)

Video: Mad Men without January Jones

Brilliant. Along the lines of Garfield Minus Garfield, this video explores the idea of absence (rather than the usual mere vacuousness!). [pop loser]

Video: Christopher Hitchens is ruthless and articulate

Here, he is speaking on what he deems the false consolation of religion in the face of death. (See also, Hitchens’ take on David Mamet’s conservatism.)