Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
A bunch of links (mostly via Neatorama, a few via BuzzFeed) I've liked lately:
Google Street View reveals a gruesome discovery. No, wait . . .
Why we dislike modern classical music. The bit involving "Smoke on the Water" is interesting too.
A great man's historically significant dentures.
Only a guy would come up with this: "Washing Machine Self Destructs." (I recommend starting at about :45, shortly before the rock goes in.)
"Mystery man keeps appearing on live news reports"
Explicating a famous hip-hop track. (Recording, lyrics.)
A rather good baseball catch from Japan.
Is there a point at which musical ineptitude crosses over into polyrhythmic genius?
A vivid series of memos from a former oil-company executive. (Sample quote: "Do not speak to me when you see me. If I want to speak to you, I will do so. I want to save my throat. I don't want to ruin it by saying hello to all of you sons-of-bitches.")
"Awkward Family Portraits With Pets." I'm guessing they're culled from here.
Inexplicably mesmerizing, occasionally disturbing: "cows & cows & cows"
This has me channeling Rupert Giles: "The Earth is doomed."
Roger Federer reinterprets William Tell. (Action starts at about 1:00.)
French fathers are mean, and they love flan.
And last but definitely not least, a three-year-old boy recites a poem by Billy Collins. (Text below the video, or here.)