Rules For Palin vs. Biden: The Drinking Game
Drink when: Palin mentions moose, hockey, Russia’s proximity to Alaska Biden mentions personal relationships with foreign leaders, says something misogynistic Palin mispronounces the name of a foreign leader, country, region or city Biden implies she’s an idiot Biden alludes to the meaningless of the debate itself Palin touts her mayorship of Wasilla as executive experience ...
So that was my introduction to Los Angeles: a traumatic, homosexual,...– John Hodgman
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Colors - Portugal. The Man This band kind of...
Bad News, Guys
I’m postponing my blog until we can get this bailout plan passed. I just can’t in good conscience be away from Washington, pursuing my own agenda on the Internetz while I should be doing what I can to avert this crisis.
E.O. Wilson Enumerates Exciting Experiences in... →
The man is a joy to listen to, and Robert Krulwich is a great interviewer. Krulwich makes noises and interrupts for clarity and rephrases to make sure you’re following everything, and E.O. Wilson speaks in a slow and composed way that has a real story-telling element.
Colours of Van Gogh →
Every one of these palettes is beautiful. Via Kottke.
Addendum: Candyrat Records →
One of the better sources for music of the type Kaki King was playing in my last post is Candyrat Records. One of my favorite artists from their label is Andy McKee, who is similarly percussive in his style and does many songs in that over-hand string-slapping method.
Dancing Choose - TV On The Radio Driving synths...
One morning I woke up to discover that everyone who sold cocaine in Toledo, Ohio...– My Comparative Politics professor
Gandhi's Five Teachings To Bring World Peace →
Geopolitical lifehacking? (Sorry)
Lost Coastlines - Okkervil River Okkervil River...
I Just Watched I Heart Huckabees
Holy shit. I need some more wildly reductive heuristics in my life.
Check Out Okkervil River's Youtube Channel →
I think I love this band. Their channel on Youtube features covers of their new songs by Eric Bachmann, Justin Vernon, and Carl Newman (Of Crooked Fingers Bon Iver, and New Pornographers, respectively). Which is just so, so great.
Rome Is Burning →
I can’t bear the thought of McCain winning this election. I can’t.
Today I Bought A Thumb Drive
Actually I ditched Automator today for the backup software that came with my external hard drive. It accomplishes the same thing automatically with a background service. I don’t trust the cloud! quicket: OR you could keep your documents folder live-updating on mobileme like i’m going to -shill shill shill-
Today I Bought A Thumb Drive
It’s 1GB, its metal, it says Albright College on it. I got it because every non-physical method of transferring files from one computer has caused me problems, and its something I need to do regularly, because I don’t have my own printer. Plus it was like, fifteen dollars. If you’re on a Mac, I have a simple tip to make a thumb drive a lot more useful and convenient. I...
Marco Pierre-White Is Back →
An incredible facility for high cuisine and a general disdain for the culture that surrounds it is bound to produce marvelous food. I’m excited to watch Chopping Block. Via Serious Eats.
Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the...– Margaret Mead
Stephen Colbert On Giuliani’s speech - definitely one of the funniest segments I’ve seen on the Colbert Report
Aaron Sorkin Writing A Movie About Facebook →
Hahaha…what? I imagine my dad(huge West Wing fan, disappointed by Charlie Wilson’s War) shaking his head in disappointment. Sorkin just finished a successful Broadway run, but I guess Broadway doesn’t pay the Upper East Side rent. Via Jeffrey Rowland
Five Great Celebrity Blogs
OK so celebrity is a stretch, but what fame these people have, they garnered it doing something other than blogging, and were already well-known when they started the blog. David Byrne - One of my favorite blogs, period. The former lead singer of the Talking Heads and stupendously talented musician just released an album with Brian Eno, with whom he last collaborated 30 years ago. Byrne writes...
Richland County, South Carolina Sheriff Purchases... →
Sumter County, fearing the threat of invasion, is looking into discount Blackhawk helicopters.
Those who won our independence believed that the final end of the State was to...– Louis Brandeis, 1927