Have you been looking into the mirror for years, fully aware of your potential to be a model yet not sure enough that your potential could equate to something more? (Me too!) Now there's a phone app that will give it to you plain and simple. Just upload your picture and see whether you've got it or you don't. Do let us know!
The bonus part is that it is free right now as they are tying it into that big mysterious summer blockbuster mover Super 8. Sort of like a Hipstamatic for video, the Super 8 application is chock full of features:
- Scratch-and-Dirt Overlay
- Add/Change Filter Effects
- Switch Between Front and Reverse Camera Views (iPhone 4 only)
- Analog Time Elapsed Counter
- Turn On Camera Light (iPhone 4 only)
- Turn On Frame Shake Effect (set accelerometer or tap activation in app prefs)
» CAMERA FRONT
- Change Lenses Between:
• Black & White
- Arrange or Delete Scenes (clips)
- Add or Delete an Authentic Super 8 Film Leader
- Edit Film Title
- Add Credits
- Develop Your Film
- Select Movie to Play
- Change Movie Titles
- Delete Movies from Library
- Pull Down Screen to Start Movie
- Reverse, Pause/Play and Forward Playback Controls
- Share (email movies or save them to a computer via iTunes)
BREAKING NEWS: "Slut" is not an acceptable word on Words with Friends.
Do you ever suspect that other folks are having more fun than you? Now there's an app that can prove it.
There comes a point in every young man's life when he grows older. He notices bags bulging out from underneath his eyes and silver hairs sprouting like weeds from the lush, thick forest that is his black hair. And he wonders how many more hairs are going to turn silver before his faith in the world around him is restored because a critical decision he made back in 2008 suddenly stands for nothing. But then he remembers that he doesn't deal in politics. He deals in pop. And he is me, readers! So if you're burning in anguish from what seems like a pandemic of disasters worldwide, pop music will always save you. Your life-preservers follow below. Have your pick.
• 2010 was the year of "Fuck You". 2011 is, then, the year of "Fuck Me". I told you this last week, but some of you aren't good listeners. [FYF]
The Situationist International movement of the 1950s and 60s culminated philosophically in the publication of Guy Debord's "Society of the Spectacle" (Google Books has it here.) in 1967, and politically in the May '68 uprisings in France.
The ideas that informed the movement have never been more relevant (I mean, come ON! Society of the SPECTACLE!? Just the name alone...! How many "bold-faced" names flashed through your head when you read "spectacle"? ...EXACTLY!) and Benrik, a Situationist-styled performance art duo, aim to mass-market (ironically?) the construction of situations via a somewhat anarchistic app, available now.
Read more here (Please!).
Grindr continues to be a place where you just can't be honest or sexual or music-loving or well, much of anything. From the comments:
I got flagged for saying I like the band Genitorturers. Then I got kicked off for placing on my profile "I like the white stuff" but left it open without specifying what.
I finally succumbed to the hype and got Angry Birds and...it's fun, addictive...even brilliant!? ...And now you can "upgrade" to include Halloween themed backgrounds and levels! Yes this post is a total shill!
Video taste after the jump...
The MOMA iPhone app is pretty user friendly, with calendars, audio tours built in, an index of the collection, basic museum info and other features. You can even use the index to pick out a new "ironic" Grindr profile pic.
The Grindr experience is what it is. You have a picture; you have a few hundred characters. Based on those you decide to chat, maybe exchange pictures (possibly of your penis) and then possibly meet up and fuck make rewarding connections. Fabulis is taking that idea and expanding on it with their new iPhone app.
Instead of just thumbnails and quick descriptions of the members, you get full names and profiles along with general distance. More interesting is the ability to view events going on near you in that location at that time. So, imagine you are in a place where you don't really know many folks or what's happening. (Perhaps "Boston" or "Hell's Kitchen".) The app could tell you where the party's at and who's attending.
Fabulis Creative Director (and FYF friend) Bradford Shellhammer replied to an email where I asked for some clarification:
Plans right now can be sorted by date and popularity. Popularity is based on RSVP numbers. ... You can see the people who have said they're going to an event and you can message them in advance.
Soon we're also working on enhancements which will make it easier to know who is actually at an event or a bar or a restaurant RIGHT NOW. So you can see if Amanda Lepore is having a party, who is actually there now and who is planning on attending.
In the converse, you could also see who is attending a party and make the decision not to attend. Or make decisions about a person regarding the parties they attend. Useful!
While no fan of the word "fabulous" or any other non-specific adjective, or of misspellings, or of overly-rounded fonts, I am a fan of utility and efficiency. In this case, the latter certainly outweighs the latter.
When you logged into Grindr today (don't be coy, I just admitted to it, so you can too), you might have noticed the quick message at the beginning noting changes in the Terms of Service. Included were changes as to what can and cannot be put in profile pictures and texts. Essentially, in their goal to create a wholesome, sexless homosexual utopia they have added several items to their "thou shalt not" list.
Presented with commentary in italics are some highlights of the new and improved Grindr user guidelines:
According to Grindr, the application is to be used by guys to meet guys that live nearby:
Thousands of gay, bi, and curious guys in your area are chilling out on Grindr. It’s easy to find a nearby guy in no time. Whether you’re in the mood to chat, a date, or a buddy to grab a drink with, Grindr makes it happen. Guys into other guys are just a quick download away. And with Grindr they’re also right around the corner—just waiting for you to show up.Apparently when they show up, you can show them your ankle, and perhaps play cribbage. You would think something named "Grindr" wouldn't be eschewing sexuality so much, right? The desexualization of the gay man continues.