Friday, July 30, 2010

Philip Glass's Sesame Street piece.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

A guy gets seriously analytical about In-N-Out's Animal-style Double-Double, with excellent results.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Instructables has a laser wood-burning pen how-to.  Retina-searing fun!
 Papercut shadowbox pictures of Peter Slight
The Best Magazine Articles Ever (via metafilter)
(or at least according to's CoolTools)
"Call GoldLine... Pray on it... Trust the people at GoldLine"
Congress is finally investigating shady conservative gold dealer GoldLine which has allegedly used neo-con tactician Glenn Beck to advertise their services to manipulate markets by creating panic-demand.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Beach tar and oil glow under UV light (NatGeo)

Monday, July 19, 2010

Number Stations: Mystery over the Airwaves (npr)
A hidden world, growing beyond control (Washington Post)

Friday, July 16, 2010

The age-old question is finally answered.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

How to Listen to Bob Dylan

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Why a Progressive Presidency is Impossible, For Now (the Nation)
Face it, the system is rigged, and it's rigged against us. Sure, presidents can pretty easily pass tax cuts for the wealthy and powerful corporations. They can start whatever wars they wish and wiretap whomever they want without warrants. They can order the torture of terrorist suspects, lie about it and see that their intelligence services destroy the evidence. But what they cannot do, even with supermajorities in both houses of Congress behind them, is pass the kind of transformative progressive legislation that Barack Obama promised in his 2008 presidential campaign. Here's why.

Monday, July 12, 2010

How Facts Backfire (boston globe)
In a series of studies in 2005 and 2006, researchers at the University of Michigan found that when misinformed people, particularly political partisans, were exposed to corrected facts in news stories, they rarely changed their minds. In fact, they often became even more strongly set in their beliefs. Facts, they found, were not curing misinformation. Like an underpowered antibiotic, facts could actually make misinformation even stronger.

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Some great flash sound apps from Andre Michelle's #Laboratory

Friday, July 09, 2010

What air-guitar players do when they give up their instrument.
Mark Ryden paints 'Pink Lincoln' in time-lapse.

Thursday, July 08, 2010

American Dream is Elusive for New Generation (NYTimes)
“I don’t think I fully understood the severity of the situation I had graduated into,” he said, speaking in effect for an age group — the so-called millennials, 18 to 29 — whose unemployment rate of nearly 14 percent approaches the levels of that group in the Great Depression. And then he veered into the optimism that, polls show, is persistently, perhaps perversely, characteristic of millennials today. “I am absolutely certain that my job hunt will eventually pay off,” he said.

Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Mark of a Masterpiece (NewYorker)
Blogger is finally letting me post again.