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October 14, 2012
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Bob Dylan - Andy Warhol Factory Screen Test 1965
Bob Dylan - Positively van Gogh          
Bob Dylan - I Can't Leave Her Behind          
Bob Dylan - Seems Like A Freezeout
Bob Dylan - She's Your Lover Now (Solo piano version)          
Dylan on Bob Fass' show 'Radio Unnameable'
Dylan on Bob Fass' show 'Radio Unnameable' 2
Al Kooper: The Making of Bob Dylan's Blonde on Blonde / The Record That Changed Nashville
Robbie Robertson on Dylan, Nashville, and Otis Redding [more inside]
posted by y2karl at 11:42 PM PST - 22 comments

So who are you voting for in the erection?
Uncle Obama's Banana by Sister Deborah
posted by KokuRyu at 10:29 PM PST - 50 comments

Little Nemo in Googleland
Google is commemorating the 107th anniversary of artist Winsor McCay’s comic masterpiece 'Little Nemo in Slumberland' with an animated Doodle that follows Nemo through several levels of adventures, Inception-style. [more inside]
posted by mysticreferee at 10:21 PM PST - 23 comments

Acoustic Barcodes from CMU
Researchers from Carnegie Mellon have created what they are calling "acoustic barcodes". These barcodes can be decoded by a computer with a microphone attached, and their video presents several potential use cases including an interactive whiteboard, cell phone mode controls, and children's toys.
posted by eak at 9:38 PM PST - 23 comments

Artist makes music with bird dropping
Artist makes music with bird droppings. This BBC report includes probably the most excited reaction to guano in history.
posted by feelinglistless at 2:42 PM PST - 16 comments

honeypot
HoneyMap is an interesting data visualization project depicting cyberattacks. Details.
posted by lalex at 1:05 PM PST - 6 comments

A Third Verdict
Former Pennsylvania senator Arlen Specter, who passed away this morning, is most recently known for his switch from the GOP to the Democratic Party in 2010. Specter is also distinguished for his vote in the Clinton impeachment trial: "not proven," a choice available to Scottish jurors when they believe insufficient evidence has been presented to prove the defendant's guilt. [more inside]
posted by Apropos of Something at 12:34 PM PST - 61 comments

Kimono Nagoya
Kimono Nagoya posts pictures of vibrantly colored Kimonos that show how the Kimono is used in day-to-day fashion. From the about page, "Kimono can be immediate and accessible. Let’s check it out." Modern designs, bold colors, and striking combinations. Fun to browse even if you have no plans of owning a kimono in the near future. Via maybe Wednesday, maybe not.
posted by codacorolla at 11:35 AM PST - 9 comments

New Zealand loves its "precious"
In anticipation of "The Hobbit" movie, New Zealand has issued "Lord of the Rings" themed coins that are legal tender.
posted by reenum at 11:34 AM PST - 92 comments

Plane of the Ecliptic
Jonathan Strahan’s acclaimed Eclipse series of anthologies is coming to the web as Eclipse Online. The first story is The Contrary Gardener by Christopher Rowe, from Eclipse One.
posted by Artw at 10:42 AM PST - 5 comments

From Abercrombie to Zenith
Many people will never visit any of North Dakota's 837 named towns and places. MeFite afiler visisted...all of them. [more inside]
posted by capricorn at 9:23 AM PST - 95 comments

Christopher Kimball: "He may be the sole person associated with food journalism to remark, 'There’s something about pleasure I find annoying.'"
"Cooking isn't creative, and it isn't easy." A NYT Magazine piece on Christopher Kimball, Cook's Illustrated, and his franchise (America's Test Kitchen, Cook's Country, et al.). "At the core of C.I.’s M.O. are two intrepid observations Kimball has made about the innermost psychology of home cooks. Namely that they 1) are haunted by a fear of humiliation, and 2) will not follow a recipe to the letter, believing that slavishly following directions is an implicit admission that you cannot cook... What the magazine essentially offers its readers is a bargain: if they agree to follow the recipes as written, their cooking will succeed and they will be recognized by family and friends as competent or even expert in the kitchen... The bargain further holds that the peppercorn-crusted filet of beef or butterscotch-cream pie will turn out not only in C.I.’s professional kitchen, with its All-Clad pans and DCS ranges, but also on a lowly electric four-top, using a dull knife and a $20 nonstick skillet." [more inside]
posted by flex at 9:11 AM PST - 196 comments

Sinking.
How Venice's 1% put an end to social mobility, and what the US can learn from it - SLNYTOP
posted by The Whelk at 9:05 AM PST - 50 comments

This is a public service announcement...
Citizens United has wrought widespread changes in the election law landscape. Yet, a lesser-known consequence of this watershed case might have a significant impact in the workplace: it may permit employers to hold political captive audience workplace meetings with their employees. Under Citizens United’s robust conception of corporate political speech, employers may now be able to compel their employees to listen to their political views at such meetings on pain of termination. [1]
And employers such as Koch Industries are taking full advantage of this. [more inside]
posted by eviemath at 8:59 AM PST - 84 comments

Corn Mazes
In a triumph of both technology and agriculture, the Guinness World Record for largest Quick Response code has been claimed by a corn maze.* [more inside]
posted by Egg Shen at 8:31 AM PST - 26 comments

Don't Swap Horses Midstream
Lincoln1864.com: Paid for by Lincoln for the Union.
posted by Cash4Lead at 7:20 AM PST - 14 comments

Factory Girls
Cultural technology and the making of K-pop
posted by beisny at 7:15 AM PST - 24 comments

clearly and simply written but remarkably difficult to understand
In his Lingua Franca column, Allan Metcalf challenged his readers to come up with plausible but fake new grammar rules. And the winner is... [more inside]
posted by moonmilk at 6:07 AM PST - 50 comments

Monetarists Anonymous
Three Years In, Bitcoin Gains Momentum [more inside]
posted by the man of twists and turns at 4:42 AM PST - 65 comments

They've killed Bill!
Who do you think you're fooling? A comparison of Quentin Tarantino's Reservoir Dogs and Ringo Lam's City on Fire. (Vimeo) [more inside]
posted by mediated self at 1:03 AM PST - 64 comments