Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Wrong Cards

Some of these are hysterical:





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Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Quiet Supersonic Transport (QSST)

via Flixxy

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Monday, April 28, 2008

A review of Outside (i.e. the outside world) as if it were a video game.

I've been outside. It's overrrated.    

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"In terms of the social environment, almost anything goes. Outside has a vast network of guilds, many of its players are active participants in designing the game's social environment, and almost any player will be able to find company to undertake their desired group quests. On the other hand, gold-buying is rife, the outskirts of virtually every city zone in the game are completely overrun by farmers, and the developers have so far proven themselves reluctant to answer petitions, intervene in inter-player disputes, or nerf broken skills and abilities. Indeed this reviewer will go so far as to say that the developers are absent from the game entirely, and have left it to its own devices. Fortunately, server uptime has been 100% from day 1, despite there being only one server for literally billions of players.

On the whole, Outside is overrated, and many gamers will find themselves forced by friends and family to play it against their will, but it still deserves a high rating. I give it 7/10, and look forward to improvements in future patches."

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Sunday, April 27, 2008

Helter Skelter

Acoustic Demo of the song, 1968:

Other lesser versions after the jump.

McCartney Live



These compilations of old clips that attempt to approximate a video never seem to get it right (i.e., this is McCartney,not Lennon singing)

As you can see, many of these images long predate the White Album.

At the 3:45 minute mark, you can see McCartney perform the song at the Grammys.

Given the song and the band, you would think U2 could really crush this song.  U2 Helter Skelter from Rattle and Hum. You'd be wrong.

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Saturday, April 26, 2008

Viagra Light Switch

Great moments in Advertising:


Thanks, Prieur!

Believe to be by Einav Carbon Made

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Friday, April 25, 2008

The Last Remaining NYC Record Stores

Click for ginormous map:


Courtesy of NYT


Record Stores Fight to Be Long-Playing
NYT, April 18, 2008

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

The Debate We Would Like To See

The Economist offered up another free 4 week trial for Big Picture readers, so I am passing it along.

As I was kicking around their site, I came across this brilliant animated video:

Here's your link for the free trial


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Wednesday, April 23, 2008

Decision Tree

Its primary day in Pennsylvania"



Fight Leaves Democrats Questioning Prospects
NYT, April 16, 2008

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Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Windows XP Music

via YouTube

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Monday, April 21, 2008

Mexico Reconquers California

The latest advertising campaign in Mexico from Swedish vodka maker Absolut promises to push all the right buttons south of the U.S. border, but it could ruffle a few feathers in El Norte.


Mexico reconquers California? Absolut drinks to that!
LA Plaza
L.A.Times, April 03, 2008

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