Friday, June 20, 2008

I gotta get down

I did one of those things that probably spells doom for all the other books I'm reading right now. I listened to "Workingman's Dead" by the Grateful Dead, and now I have to start reading "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test" by Tom Wolfe. I suppose I'm okay with this, even though I'm mostly through rereading "Dharma Bums" by Kerouac right now and got "Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas" by Hunter S. Thompson in the mail just a little bit ago...

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Fire in the hole

This actually sounds like science.

BBC News - Scans see "gay brain differences"

I'd rather walk than run

Herman Düne stopped by the good old folks at Daytrotter and this is what happened.

Herman Düne - Daytrotter Session

Sunday, June 15, 2008

We don't believe it

I've been watching the latest BBC Earth series, the last episode of which was essentially a wrap up of the previous episodes with the introduction of Rare Earth Theory. The series concluded by looking at how the Earth has responded to various catastrophic events throughout its existence with the conclusion that the Earth can take care of itself, and what we have to do is save us from ourselves. I know that this is entirely obvious, but sometimes when things are explicitly spelled out, they hit a little bit harder. The other thing I always think about when I watch things about the geological, astronomical, and biological history of the Earth is the existence of a god or gods. And when I got to my computer now, just after the final moments of this series, I was greeted with this new comic:

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Pulse

"LP" by Holy Fuck is certainly a great album to run while listening to. It's all synth-thumpy and driving. The only problem is that during my jog/walk I only made it a third of the way through the album before my legs said it was enough.

Holy Fuck on Daytrotter

Monday, June 9, 2008

Hammer down

If you use Flickr, then this looks to be a pretty neat program. DestroyFlickr

Rain delay

This video is great. Probably not safe for work, because it's what the black bars do that makes this interesting.

The BPA "Toe Jam"

Friday, June 6, 2008

Lights on the stereo gather 'round you

A Softer World has some of the most profound and funny strips.

Monday, June 2, 2008

I'll see you when the sun sets East

I was reading the recent Pitchfork interview with Why?, listening to Sufjan Stevens, Yoni Wolf mentioning Eminem and Joanna Newsom in practically the same breath, and I could tell as "Detroit" started playing on my iPod that it didn't fit right. I'll get back to "Michigan" after "Alopecia" is over.