Tuesday, August 31, 2010

A report on China from James Dunnigan at StrategyPage.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

"Or my mother is a Jew": Really funny, from The Onion, on Twilight.

 

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."

Cute animation.

Another.

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.)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Monday, August 16, 2010

At the Financial Times's site, a slanted but interesting report on Sarkozy's response to a "rampage" by "dozens of youths of north African descent."