Thursday, September 30, 2010

Steal this Presentation

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

LIFE publishes circa-1965 Hell's Angels pictures
"U.S. should be able to shut internet" says Bush-era ex-CIA chief

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

"Those who scored the highest were atheists and agnostics"
The survey was on religion.
NYtimes article on American religious ignorance.

Monday, September 27, 2010

This is a News Website Article about a Scientific Finding (guardian uk)

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

"He ate too many hamburgers" (NYTimes)

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Every election cycle, we're reminded by electronic voting machine vendors how rock-solid, tamper-proof, and secure their voting systems are, presumably at entering, storing, and counting votes.  One has now been hacked to play pac-man.
u, the first authentic Klingon Opera (on earth, presumably)
It's not over until the fat lady in the molded foam-rubber forehead piece sings.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Map + Best Streaming College Radio

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A beautiful photo by Czech photographer Josef Sudek
A few new Banksy pieces from Wooster Collective

Rinx Records, publisher of fine roller rink organ music, has been in operation since 1950 by it's owner and sole performer, Dominic Cangelosi.  The original pressings of Dominic's vinyl skating records are in serious demand, but you can buy a CD of some of the hits.  Dominic still performs every Tuesday night at the Moonlight Rollerway Skating Rink.
I married a Mad Man (Chicago Mag)
An article on Draper Daniels, the real-life Don Draper, by his wife.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Woz tries out his self-tuning robot guitar by Gibson

Umbra (HD - 2010) from Malcolm Sutherland on Vimeo.
October 30, Washington, DC:  Stephen Colbert's March to Keep Fear Alive

Monday, September 13, 2010

Luck (in most cases, dumb luck) (via metafilter)

Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Plight of the Bumble Bee - an early Mickey Mouse (pencils)
5 worries parents should drop, and 5 they shouldn't (npr)
As for children, Barnes says that overprotectiveness will hurt them in the long run by making them less resilient. "We’re teaching them to be helpless," she says. "And because we’re so afraid of the world, we’re teaching them to be afraid of the world."
So, what’s a worried parent to do? Barnes has a simple prescription: helmets and seatbelts. Yup, that’s right, helmets and seatbelts. "I know it sounds boring," she says, but according to her research, making kids wear protective gear and buckle up in the car cuts kids' chances of death by 90 percent and their chances of serious injury by 78 percent.
Google Scribe: get autocomplete suggestions as you type
The "Daily Jive" sample is nonsensical: "daily jive with their own unique style of musical composition and performance of their duties"
Science analyzes move-busting.
"It's rare that someone is described as a good dancer if they are flinging their arms about but not much else," said Nick Neave, a psychologist at the University of Northumbria, who led the study.
"Think about a head banger. Their head movement has a large amplitude, but it's not changing direction or showing any kind of variability. That's a bad dancer. Or someone who is just twisting and turning left and right? That's a bad dancer too."