Julian Casablancas - Out of the Blue yes i know...
O God! I could be bounded in a nutshell, and count myself a King of infinite...– Hamlet, II, 2
Zombie Romance →
(((Paranormal Romance is a tremendous, bosom-heaving, Harry-Potter-sized, Twilight-shaped commercial success. It sorta says everything about modern gender relations that the men have to be supernatural. It also says everything about humanity that we’re so methodically training ourselves to be intimate partners of entities that aren’t human.)))
Bob Dylan - Visions of Johanna Mona Lisa...
R.E.M. - Houston
4 kingdoms. Via.
Twitter lists are kickass.
I’d be grateful if my introductory, one-line description were tweaked from “Productivity Guru,” to “The Will Rogers of Unfollowing.” - Merlin Mann
gregb: Bob Dylan - “Must Be Santa” Christmas In...
The Russian Futurists - Still Life
Iron & Wine - Peace Beneath the...
…thinking of geoengineering as a substitute for emissions reduction is...– Ken Caldeira, atmospheric scientist at the Carnegie Institution for Science’s Department of Global Ecology at Stanford University.
Fuck yeah, The Hunt for Red October
…is on BBC America. No Russkie’s more Russian than that craggy old scot.
Colin Meloy - Bandit Queen
Matt Webb – Opening keynote at Web Directions... →
listening to right now: Session description The long run to the turn of the millennium got us preoccupied with conclusions. The Internet is finally taken for granted. The iPhone is finally ubiquitous computing come true. Let’s think not of ends, but dawns: it’s not that we’re on the home straight of ubicomp, but the beginning of a century of smart matter. It’s not about fixing the Web, but...
Das Racist & Wallpaper - Combination Pizza Hut...
If a belief in oppression by the mainstream ‘religion’ of global warming was more directly correlated with survival, natural selection would take care of some poor, poor, persecuted idiots. Handily. Unfortunately, the survival of memes is a lot better correlated to whether someone can make a buck off them or not than to how closely they represent reality. Up until reality finally...
“Now it’s not my place to make a declarative statement about the worth of the previous segments we’ve seen just now; to ascertain that, we’ve obviously gotta go to our panel.” (emphasis added) It’s for the little nuggets like that that I love Jon Stewart.
"The new rules of news: Journalists need to stop... →
I bet that a small, online outfit like Talking Points Memo could hit all of those principles and still turn a profit.
What we call natural and what we call human are inseparable. We live one life.– Stewart Brand
closed border, closed economy, closing... →
All this may sound unfortunate but it has significant implications, political and economic implications. International travel to the United States is down 10% in the first quarter of 2009 - a big part of this is likely related to the economy, but I suspect that fewer and fewer people are choosing the United States as a destination. But vacationers are minor in comparison to the impact on...
Thank God it’s not Bono.– comment on German news site Die Welt. (via david-noel)
While you’re in the air, MySkyStatus sends altitude, location, departure and...– That’s sort of interesting. Also interesting is that despite it being by Lufthansa, they offer the service for everyone. Lufthansa MySkyStatus™ (via heyitsnoah) (via david-noel)
Hot Chip - One Pure Thought
The Decline of the English Department →
sostark: I haven’t read the article yet, but this is certainly happening. I’m kind of okay with it. All the liberal arts are slowly merging together into one field, and that’s really for the best, because treating any one type of art as completely independent from all others is becoming harder and harder to do. I predict that our children will be taught The Wire & Charles Dickens in the...