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The Science Behind the Song Stuck in Your Head

The Science Behind the Song Stuck in Your Head

Whoa, there is actually a scientific debate about this ("cognitive itch" theory, songs as "recurring dreams", the "cooties" method).

The last song that was in my head was Pete Rock's "What You Waiting For". [link courtesy Running Red Lights]
posted by youthbc1 on Oct 10, 2001 - 48 comments

Kevin Phillips on the U.S. economy and the War Ahead.

Kevin Phillips on the U.S. economy and the War Ahead. Sobering historical context for where we're at now (short article via SmirkingChimp).
posted by aflakete on Sep 16, 2001 - 6 comments

A Comprehensive Flow Chart of Life's Causes and Effects.

A Comprehensive Flow Chart of Life's Causes and Effects. Public school, halitosis, cirrhosis, logo worship, and the inexplicable desire to evaluate self-worth in financial terms. From the LA Weekly's drug-related art gallery.

My favorite is Bovine Milk--> BGH--> GHB--> Raping Drunk Cows.
posted by thebigpoop on Jul 11, 2001 - 3 comments


Highest gas prices in the country

Highest gas prices in the country will accompany your vacation to the beautiful redwood country. They're now the subject of a folk song (mp3) (framed parent link: khum.com).
posted by fleener on May 7, 2001 - 19 comments

I stole this link from Slate, which ran the news under the headline L A Times circulation drops
posted by u.n. owen on Mar 30, 2001 - 2 comments

The official newspapers of staples.com gets huffy about integrity.

The official newspapers of staples.com gets huffy about integrity. Back in 1999 the L.A. Times produced a special section praising the Staples center and sort of forgot to mention that they were splitting the ad revenue with Staples. At the time their management was pretty upfront about tearing down the wall between news and advertistisement. Now they've decided to act like journalists again. However, I'm not so sure that what this guy did was all that unethical. Maybe it is. Maybe it isn't.
posted by rdr on Feb 12, 2001 - 5 comments

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus).

Nader Pro and Con (omnibus). The L.A. Weekly brings you about 20 prominent liberals' statements on whether they are voting Nader or Gore, and why ... captures pretty much all of the nuances in once place.
posted by MattD on Nov 2, 2000 - 0 comments

We're all a bunch of ignorami.

We're all a bunch of ignorami. Hooray! Hurrah! It's bliss!
posted by Mr. skullhead on Jul 17, 2000 - 13 comments

Yet another story on geeks having a form of autism.

Yet another story on geeks having a form of autism. This one sounds a bit farfetched, it's almost as if someone made up a syndrome for all the classic geek 'symptoms.' I know a lot of geeks with an amazing capacity for empathy, in fact I think geeks understand human suffering more than the average joe because much of their childhood is spent being tormented.
posted by mathowie on Sep 27, 1999 - 0 comments

The LA Times is working on a new look.

The LA Times is working on a new look. My first impression is 'huh?' I know they contracted out Frog Design, which usually does good work, but have these guys ever tested this on anyone? It's over 700 pixels wide, the custom tabs on the left take up half the screen space, leaving little for articles (and taking all the focus away from the news). Why would you go to a Newspaper site, but for news? I hope this is an early beta, because it needs work.
posted by mathowie on Sep 22, 1999 - 0 comments

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