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On the evening of October 7, 1989 several hundred people got together for some...– Alexander Kerner [played by Daniel Brühl] in Wolfgang Becker’s Good Bye Lenin! (2003). This is probably one of my favorite movies of all-time and don’t even get me started on my ridiculous crush on the lead actor. Daniel can also be seen in The Edukators, The Bourne Ultimatum, and a...
Mountain Goats Update via Pitchfork →
Super exciting music news! Mountain Goats are in process of creating a new EP and are apparently doing it Radiohead style. John Darnielle is also getting ready to tour [with KAKI KING!] and I suggest you check out their tour dates and go go GO! Naturally they aren’t coming anywhere remotely near me, but maybe you will be a little luckier.
I was sitting in a taxi, wondering if I had overdressed for the evening, when I...– Jeannette Walls, the opening line in The Glass Castle: A Memoir. I just finished this book [I know, a little behind the times] and absolutely loved it [despite not being one for non-fiction and biographical types]. Maybe you will too. This book has it all, and I loved every quirky hilarious...
Song: Dying is Fine Artist: Ra Ra Riot Album: The...
Of Turkeys and Gold
Due to my complete lack of reliable posting skills, I am sure you haven’t even noticed, but I have been gone for several days, and I do apologize. I have been in the process of moving [very bittersweet] and I also went on a mini-vacation to the wonderful town of Presque Isle, Michigan [meaning “almost an island”, population 1,690, 47 square miles, 25% of which is water] where I...
jennyowenyoungs: Oral hygiene in the Netherlands. Why yes, those are toothbrushes riding a Ferris Wheel. Anything Jenny Owen Youngs finds worth recording, I find good enough to pass along. I wish we were friends and/or make out buddies. If you aren’t listening to her yet, or watching her videos, or reading her words, or subscribing to her podcast, where have you been?
Interactive choose-your-own-adventure... →
Follow the link to read a story about a couple who has started their own create-your-own-adventure stencil-romance project in the streets of San Francisco. This is pretty damn amazing…I only wish there were more pictures to go along with the story
How to Make a Unicorn Pop up Card →
How does one pass up the opportunity to combine the magnificence of unicorns with the greatness of pop-ups? As the wise knitting detective Emerson Cod once said, “I looove pop-up books.”
Sen. Joe Biden tapped as VP →
So apparently at 3-something this morning thousands of phones vibrated and hummed as the Obama campaign officially announced Senator Joe Biden of Delaware as his running mate for this years election in an attempt to get out the word before the inevitable leak [to which they somewhat failed]. While Biden has caused some trouble in the past, I think he adds a lot of what Obama was missing to his...
Song: Only Clementine Knows/Winston Artist: Bound...
You know, at one time, I used to break into pet shops to liberate the canaries....– Maude [Ruth Gordon]; in Harold and Maude . If I was forced to pick one absolute favorite movie, this is it. It was such an important part of my childhood and it just has it all.
Song: Happens to Us All Otherwise Artist: Bound...
You think McCain might be lying about something?
While browsing through Digg, it appears as though there have been several reports coming out from the happenings of the ‘much anticipated’ religious-political forum held the other day that has been previously mentioned surrounding the now infamous ‘cross in the sand’ story. While I’m not sure how notable the following reports are, they sure make a good argument, if...
Pandora On the Verge of Closing Shop →
Pandora is an internet radio service that allows you to create your own radio station based on songs and artists that you like. Pandora on the iPhone is one of the best applications for streaming… [editor’s note: maybe even more interesting than the actual article is the debate among people over the RIAA and music rights and everything that goes along with it]
7 of the World's Most Amazing Streets and Roads... →
Everyone hates traffic, but how about trying to wind around 8 switchbacks in one city block, crossing 12 lanes at a single intersection or parking on a 38 degree incline?
Portia de Rossi and Ellen DeGeneres got married... →
While trying to find a good article about the wedding [far too many of them had too many or not nearly enough trite details for my satisfaction], it came to my attention that many of the articles barely mention de Rossi, often just being the ‘girlfriend’ or ‘partner’. Obviously there aren’t enough Arrested Development fans out there. [side note: so excited for the...
Obama, McCain, and Rick Warren →
While I understand that religion is a major part of the lives of so many of the people that live in the USA, something about this whole faith-based forum really rubs me the wrong way. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that ‘separation of church and state’ is increasingly being threatened, maybe it’s the fact that it was heralded as ‘much anticipated,’ maybe...
Outside a handful of majors — engineering and some of the sciences — a...– For Most People, College Is a Waste of Time - WSJ.com (via mikehudack) [editor’s note: oh college, why do I still stress so much over you? it’s so good to be seeing these kinds of things at the end(?) of your college career]
I’m also not very analytical. You know I don’t spend a lot of time...– George W. Bush, aboard Air Force One 06/04/2003
Song: You, Me & the Bourgeoisie Artist: The...
You’re about as helpful as a calculator for words– a Miranda Sound song, and if I was really good I could even tell you which one. Sadly, I’m not that familiar with them and saw them last night for their farewell show.
He doesn’t get it. The mere fact that you would have someone compare the...– Joe Biden, leading Democratic VP candidate, about Sen. McCain during a July Conference Call
Classic Photos recreated in Lego →
Lego fanboy and amateur photographer Mike Stimpson found a way to combine his two loves: He recreates scenes from historic photographs using the plastic bricks, then snaps his own photos. [editor’s note: some are far more impressive than others, it seems like a nice hobby though]
Taj Mahal: Largest LEGO Set Ever Created →
Scientists: Star Trek's Warp Drive is Actually... →
Two physicists have boldly gone where no reputable scientists should go and devised a new scheme to travel faster than the speed of light. The advance could mean that Star Trek fantasies of…
Michael Phelps ties Spitz's record with seventh... →
Michael Phelps won his seventh gold medal of the Beijing Olympics on Saturday, edging Milorad Cavic by a fingernail, .01 of second in the 100m butterfly on Saturday. Phelps, who was seventh out of…
Just what’s on Michael Phelps’ iPod anyway? →
In practically every shot of him at the pool Phelps can be seen wearing the iconic white earbuds that are attached to, what else, but an Apple iPod. [editor’s note: I will try not to let Phelps’ questionable taste in music affect my opinion of him, but it’s proving somewhat difficult]
3 Controversial Maps [/PICS] →
The one with only 38 States, the one where Greenland & Africa are the same size and the one that claims the Chinese got here first.
The Wedding Cake They Asked For Vs. The Cake... →
13 Medal-Worthy Olympic Stories →
To become an Olympic hero in our book, it takes more than athleticism. Whether they were cross-dressing their way to the podium or somersaulting with one leg, these athletes deserve infinite points…
hrrrthrrr: [ you don’t know me….ben folds feat....
Song: The Dandy Cowboys Artist: Soko Album: Not...
Shell Oil Caught Red Handed at Greenwashing →
Shell Oil has been rebuked for advertising the sustainability of its Canadian tar sands project as well as a scheme to build North America’s largest oil refinery. Both projects will lead to more…
Mankind is the 'Earth's Biggest Threat' →
Global warming is causing significant changes to the Earth’s natural systems and it is highly unlikely that any force but man-made climate change can be blamed .
Excuse Me, What is Your Swedish Furniture Name? →
Your entirely useless-but-entertaining online ‘game’ of the week [editor’s note: me and my roommate karen probably spent way too much time with this. thank you ikea for all that you have inspired.]
How low can you go? The Michael Phelps swimsuit... →
We’ve all noticed…Phelps’ suit looks like it’s hanging on by a thread.
Honeybee Deaths Reaching Crisis Point →
Britain’s honeybees have suffered catastrophic losses this year, according to a survey of the nation’s beekeepers, contributing to a shortage of honey and putting at risk the pollination of fruits…
Post-War Trade →
My last bit of hawking Amanda Palmer. She along with some friends have launched Post-War Trade, something that I think is quite remarkable. Please check out the link. It’s a democratic form of consumption, if you will. A description, in her own words: finally, at long last, you can buy COOL ART THINGS made by folks in the dolls community: ruffle skirts from our friends at skin.graft...
It used to make you so happy, the water. I think it’s brave to try to be...– Vivian Charles [Ellen Greene]. Pushing Daisies: S1E07 Smell of Success
Pushing Daisies: S1E07 Smell of Success
Charlotte 'Chuck' Charles: How did you get cleaned up so quick?
Knitting Detective Emerson Cod: I got cleaned up in exactly the amount of time it takes to get cleaned up, you just slow.
played by Anna Friel and Chi McBride, respectably.
as promised. Song: Oregon Girl Artist: Someone...
Sandwiched neatly and inconspicuously between country and random lounge songs from the 50’s, I found myself listening to “Oregon Girl” by Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin off their album Broom. Although, according to the corporate music player, one would come to the conclusion that the artist was called Broom. It’s a good thing I know better. Expect a playable...
Interview with Amanda Palmer on her Solo Record →