All I listen to is soundtracks
NBC's Olympic Idiocy →
jetpackexhaust: Once more I sacrifice my own brain so you don’t have to. I combine the magnificent London Olympics opening ceremony with NBC’s time-delayed commentary. This combination of opposites should explode and destroy my mind. The actual result is so much worse. On the upside, I got to watch this again. Join me for the worst commentators in the world, or if you’re pushed for time,...
davidgeis: leitepreto: From the archives of The BLACK Empowerment Network and REYNALDO BOONE — more madness to bend your head. * — morgan locke / zach zdziebko / devin mcnulty/ bennie arthur / matt dwyer/ collaborators beyond measure. Damn. Demorge kills it as Gil Scott-Heron
christmasonthemoon: Peter Jackson to Make 13 ‘The Hobbit’ Movies “Help us,” pleaded Ian McKellan, one of the stars of what’s sure to be the decade’s biggest film franchise. “He won’t let us leave.”
http://www.kurzweilai.net/the-chemputer-that-could-print-out-any-drug http://www.popsci.com/technology/article/2012-07/working-assault-rifle-made-3-d-printer Just to clarify that last post….
Someone buy me a 3D printer so I can print all the...
human-activities: DOGS Many times loneliness is someone else an absence then when loneliness is no longer someone else many times it is someone else’s dog that you’re keeping then when the dog disappears and the dog’s absence you are alone at last and loneliness many times is yourself that absence but at last it may be that you are your own dog hungry on the way the one sound climbing a...
Sean T. Collins: There's been a backlash against Skyler, something she has in common with women characters on a variety of big dramas about men who tend behave much worse than they do. Do you have a sense of why this happens? Does it faze you at all?
Anna Gunn: Some of it is still the double standard in our society – that it’s more acceptable for a man to be this antihero badass doing all these things that break the law or are really awful. People watching want to be Walt, or they identify with him. He doesn’t have to answer to anybody. He does what he wants. There’s a fantasy element to that, I think. I also think that in some ways, there’s kind of a sexism to it, honestly. Sometimes . . . [pauses] I’ve been told particularly, how do you say . . . non-flattering or just really vicious – you could use the word vitriolic – angry stuff about Skyler, or about other female characters on other shows. The hatred and the vitriol and the venom and the nastiness and the attacks are so personal sometimes that it feels like, "Oh gosh, OK, I get that you don’t like Skyler, you like Walt, you’re on his side, but it just feels different." I don’t feel like that stuff would be written about a male character. Honestly, Skyler is sometimes the biggest impediment to Walt doing whatever he wants. For the people who love Heisenberg, who love the badass Walt, when Skyler says, "No, you shouldn’t do that," they’re like, "What is her deal!? What’s wrong with her?" [Laughs] I can understand that. I can. But having looked at articles that cite other female characters being attacked like this, I find it disturbing just in terms of a cultural phenomenon. I'm not saying everyone who's into the show and has an opinion is like that, but I feel there's an element of that in there, and it's an interesting gender issue. I'm glad that people are talking about it.
(via Channel 101: Oh, Shit! - Episode 7) God I love this
Please stop putting these words in Gene Wilder’s mouth
davidseger: Car-Jumper Episode 1 Hey, alright! This silly video we made screened at Channel 101 last night and tied for 3rd place (with my favorite show of the night, Gumbel). Jim and I have been wanting to do this show for awhile, and Spencer makes a great collaborator. Thanks to everyone who helped us out, especially Jon Hill who shot it, Bill Morse/Ryan Howard who were a big part of making...
annotatedhorse: You have got to develop no nonsense, simple and powerful gross motor movement tactics that easily — Horse ebooks (@Horse_ebooks) July 27, 2012 This truncated quotation is brought to us from the website for The No B.S. Street-fighting and Self Defense Guide [sic], one of those awful e-books sold through a crazy copy-heavy website you get sent to when you click on a banner ad for...
It's Norman Lear's Birthday So I Scanned This... →
totallymorgan: It’s REAL good.
lesliecrusher: oh shit oh god all of my sims were in a hot tub while it was raining and they got struck by LIGHTNING and burned to little crisps and so ALL OF THEIR MOTIVES ARE IN THE CRITICAL FIRE-ENGINE-RED ZONE including HUNGER which means they could all STARVE TO DEATH at any second which is easy enough to fix if you keep a cool head, stay frosty, and make them run into the kitchen to...
So it turns out that trying to do work on Twitter...
barfagan: On the plus side, This amuses me: http://www.incredibox.com/en/#/application
human-activities: it’s a beautiful, crisp day i wanna spit on someone’s lawn
Chimp Attack More Important Than 800 Trillion...
jamesatkinson: The LIBOR scandal is one of the biggest crimes of all time. According to Andrew Lo, MIT finance professor, “[it] dwarfs by orders of magnitude any financial scams in the history of markets” and the WSJ says it affects over $800 trillion(!) in financial instruments. Is it getting any TV news coverage? (see the green bar below) According to Media Matters, on ABC, CBS, NBC, CNN,...
Even experts get it wrong
notch: This post is a reply to this: http://ricrichardson.blogspot.co.uk/2012/07/mojang-reaction-incredibly-strong.html Specifically, to this portion: 3. Patents are there to stop people stealing a technology you invented and letting you have a fair shot at making a living from it. If Uniloc wants to test this in court it is there prerogative, the same way that Mojang contested the use of the...
…this movie isn’t just ideologically rotten to the core, it’s rotten in the...– The Dark Knight Rises vs. The 99% (via azspot) Nolan gave me a glimpse of genius in Memento and then buried me alive with the rest. We are done. (via kateoplis) Not sure I agree with this article and too tired to really think about it but I will say it’s funny remembering Nolan wanted to...