Björk: Live! Tonight! Sold Out!
NB: above pic is not from the Feb. 3 2012 performance in Queens, NYC. But it is still very representative of the Biophilia show. I know nothing about fashion. But hey, I think I have some baseline ability to appreciate art in varied forms, so during Summer 2011 I went with my lady friend (minimal cajolery required, believe it or not) to check out the Alexander McQueen exhibit at The Met....
Raymond Cruz on Breaking Bad's Tuco Salamanca
Via http://blogs.amctv.com/breaking-bad/2009/03/raymond-cruz-interview.php Q: How did you find out Tuco was going to die? A: I asked them to kill me. Honestly, I wasn’t looking forward to coming back and doing the part. [Laughs]. It’s really difficult to pull off. They were like, “We want you to come back and do eight more episodes.” And I said, “No. I’ll...
Social Media and Metal
Advertisement*: If you aren’t interested in heavy metal, this post will probably bore you. Over at Artisan Norway, Jens Fredrik Ryland has been musing on social media lately. There isn’t much to disagree with in his post; it’s pretty rational and straight forward. I think the punchline, essentially, is: Social Media is really all about branding and marketing. And for bands...
This is the one of the most amazing bass drum heads I’ve ever seen. Credit: http://www.artisannorway.com/1598/borknagar-studio-day-6/
July 4 weekend 2011
I’m looking forward to this. Tatoo #5 is going to be laid out. I think I’m going to head over to True Blue for this one. Queens, NYC.
In response to my last post...
OK, I can deal with that.
Season 1 will soon be over. What then?
Tree of Life
One needn’t read the Book of Job or Heidegger or St. Thomas Aquinas or Thomas à Kempis to “get” The Tree of Life—movies can and should be taken on their own terms, and this one is a singular, immersive, and fully gratifying aesthetic experience for anyone open to it. But there is no doubt that Malick’s movie engages, explicitly and directly, with philosophical and theological questions raised...
Using the web to own a damaged image.
I wonder if it’s possible. Over at WaPo, there’s a terrifying story about Sean Lanigan—a teacher & soccer coach in Fairax who was acquitted of molestation charges. The thing is that the accusation has been enough to ruin his life: whether it be the association/reputation damage, the legal fees, the time spent in jail, the way the school system has moved him around...
I just sent a friend an email about the new Explosions in the Sky. After I wrote it, I realized, sweet, I had captured the experience pretty well. It goes something like this: I like it a lot. At first listen I focused on the little experimental touches and got distracted from the big picture. On the whole, it’s stellar. I think the aforementioned bits of experimentation fall flat, but...
Is that Frodo’s house?
Fools Deny This
When I was in high school and college, there were a few popular bumper stickers I can vividly remember: “Kill Your TV,” “Question Authority” and “Trendy People Suck.” (For my part, I had a bunch of death metal and hardcore stickers.) To this day, I still can hear a hint of the badge of honor being brandished when someone tells me he doesn’t have a...
SW was fined 7.5M two years ago for safety...
Wow. I had no idea. Via NYT.
Mystery is present when you pick up an iPad for the first time. Why are the icons spaced out across the screen when they could be clustered much closer together to save space. Why does the default screen saver look like water on the inside of the screen? This struck me. What is otherwise a pretty interesting read on the UI of Angry Birds, gets pretty outlandish when referencing the iPad. I...
Spider-Cat v. Sandkitty
Brilliant. Via Comics Alliance/Katie Cookie
Team Coco 404
Like any dorkass, I love a good 404. Just got this from Team Coco. <3
What am I missing?
But a day without Facebook, is quickly making the web unusable. Via Om.
Suggested reading from GoodReads ad.
The signal-to-noise ratio is generally quite terrible. However, you get the occasional gem. From a Comics Alliance article showing Christina Hendricks and Geoffrey Arend: Commenter 1: She’s married to that ghoul? Commenter 2: Don’t knock ‘im. Geoffrey Arend gives us all hope.
*Note: I tried to get a picture for this post, but the subject was too interested in my phone and would not comply. When I came back from San Francisco a week ago, I noticed that Fred (our cat) had a whisker above his left eye that was pretty bent out of whack. His whiskers get a little crazy when he sleeps on them weird, but this one seemed totally out-to-lunch. Today it’s gone. I wonder...
Music and Sleep
I used to fall asleep to music. I probably did this every night for at least a decade. But I don’t anymore. And I wonder when it stopped. And I wonder why it stopped.
We all look at Gawker occasionally, right?
I have a fair number of RSS feeds that I glance at probably once every six months. Gawker is one of them. There are a fair number of pop culture artifacts that I shamefully check in on once every couple months. Jersey Shore is one of them. When these two intersect, magical things can sometimes happen (if you’re unfamiliar with Divine, Google the dog poop scene in Pink Flamingos if you...
Facebook: all your innovation are belong to us.
Look at Facebook. They have ripped off Twitter, Foursquare, Quora, and many more small innovative startups. Via AVC
The first display ad I've ever wanted to click on.
Served to me today on Amazon.
New Miranda July.
[…] In fact July admitted that she dreaded mounting a second feature […]. After a debut like Me and You and Everyone We Know, it wouldn’t make you a cynic to say that there was nowhere to go but down. But if New York is even close with its review, The Future sounds like a hell of a follow-up.
I believe Larry really only needs to succeed at one: re-establish clarity of...– my partner, Albert Wenger Rooting for Larry and the Internet - Continuations (via fred-wilson)
This is why we can't have nice things. #shamocracy
The new Republican leaders in the House have received millions of dollars in contributions from banks, health insurers and other major business interests, which are pressing for broad reversals of Democratic policies that affect corporations, according to disclosure records and interviews. Via WaPo
The quotation marks should be around "journalism."
Why can’t all “tech” journalism be like this? A single article on the topic, three paragraphs, all fact, properly sourced, no opinion, little speculation, no quotes from useless analysts. Reading something this spare and straightforward makes you realize how shitty TC, Mashable, SAI, and rest are. Via kottke.org
Now that's convenience.
Shortly after 6, he headed back out for more predawn errands, including a visit to a Super Wal-Mart to buy ammunition and a black backpack-style diaper bag. Via NYT
Good for you, good for you.
For Katz, who already owned a Remington 870 shotgun and a Wesson .38 caliber snub-nosed revolver she sometimes carries around town, buying the Glock was a natural progression. Via WaPo
Why hasn't anyone called out Steve Jobs on Kindle?
When I first started my Tumblr, I had meant to write about Steve Jobs’ comments on whether or not people read anymore. Check out the intro to this story from Read Write Web, about two years ago now: When Amazon introduced their e-book reader, the Kindle, Steve Jobs made a strong proclamation regarding the book industry that received a lot of attention: “It doesn’t matter how...
Only in Rego Park...
damngoodcoffee: Why bother shoveling snow when you can just put down a rug?
new year's 2011
It pretty much comes down to The Album Leaf and Prosecco. It is good.
top 10 searches
Truly mindblowing. I remember when Google went out and interviewed people on the streets of NYC, asking them if they knew what a browser was. I wonder how many heads would have exploded if they had asked for the definition of a URL. Via VentureBeat, the top 10 searches of 2010: facebook facebook login youtube craigslist myspace facebook.com ebay yahoo www.facebook.com mapquest
a good time will be had by all.
“if you leave one of your metal pens…” sealed-off manhole covers radiation detectors counter-snipers All this and more at the Times Square New Year’s celebration.