Bitone are full of love.
: Björk's song "All Is Full Of Love" is covered by Ugandan children and youths on an album by a organization called Bitone
(meaning "talent"). Their mission is to restore the lives and hopes of children between 8 and 18 years old in Uganda, whom have been traumatized by the death of their parents or loss of their home due to disease, war, or economic hardship. [via
posted by grapefruitmoon
on Sep 14, 2008 -
Artist Joseph Griffith
, whose work draws from fantasy
, has also turned his attention to one of America's most significant historical moments: "I painted this
for the 225th anniversary of the Battle of Yorktown when George Washington and the Continentals traunched the British. The county would not dignify it with a response, however, George Washington's Mount Vernon estate kindly wrote me an e-mail saying they would 'pass it along to the staff'."
posted by Marisa Stole the Precious Thing
on Aug 20, 2008 -
The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made.
"The Greatest Sideshow Video Ever Made was shot at the Moore theater in Seattle in 1992. The oddball cousin of Seattle's grunge music scene, the Jim Rose Circus Sideshow mixed vintage sideshow acts with novel stunts never before seen. Previously available only on VHS tape or DVD, this mind-blowing collection of feats of human daring is now available online in six parts for your viewing pleasure: 1 2 3 4 5 6
As an added bonus, watch as Eddie Vedder
of Pearl Jam participates." [via mefi projects
] [more inside]
posted by stet
on Jul 13, 2008 -
The Hole in the Wall [via mefi projects]
is our own interrobang's
surrealistic cat story now being serialized at Top Shelf Comics
as part of their new Webcomics section, and it's definitely something special - pen & ink & watercolor adventures of two cats exploring a mysterious and dangerous underground landscape. More comics like this will be posted there depending on the popularity of this one, so if you love art, great comics, or cats, you will
want to check it out. This was a part of interrobang's Year in Comics
project, so if you fall in love with the Hole in the Wall kittehs (you will!), go have look at his other stuff, as well.
posted by taz
on May 23, 2008 -
How many times have you heard this
before. Who else can you imagine voicing that line except for the indomitable Ruth Elizabeth Davis
. A screen icon for more than six
decades, Miss Davis
(as she preferred to be called) was in a league
all by herself. The first woman
recipient of the American Film Institutes Life Time Achievement Award, she minced
no words and inspired the next
generation of actresses to come. (If you'd like, you can tune into TCM
and watch some of her most memorable performances that are being telecast this month, or if you're lucky enough to be in Britain, you can probably catch it at a cinema
near you.) Until then, here's the immortal Bette Davis Eyes
sung by Kim Carnes, which Bette Davis herself was a fan
of, and a clip
of the Academy Awards Radio Broadcast featuring Miss Davis for her role in Jezebel. In the end, she did do it the hard
posted by hadjiboy
on Apr 5, 2008 -
Many business owners have struggled with crime in their communities and the impact that can have on their business- but when the police have their hands full, sometimes your complaints just fall through the cracks. One Atlanta bar owner has taken matters into his own hands by building a crime-fighting vigilante robot.
posted by baphomet
on Feb 26, 2008 -
In an information age, telecommunications such as the Internet and the telephone bind people across space by eviscerating the constraints of distance. To reveal the relationships that New Yorkers have with the rest of the world, New York Talk Exchange
asks: How does the city of New York connect to other cities
? [more inside]
posted by pwally
on Feb 20, 2008 -
Yes, that is indeed Mick Jagger playing a Chinese emperor.
And those are, in fact, Edward James Olmos, Bud Cort, and Barbara Hershey heading up the supporting cast of "The Nightingale,"
a particularly odd episode of Shelley Duvall's ludicrously star-studded Faerie Tale Theatre.
Throughout its early '80s run, the show used dozens of prominent actors to perform the fairy tale standards, including Klaus Kinski and Susan Sarandon in a virtual remake of the Cocteau "Beauty and the Beast;"
Paul Reubens, James Coburn, Carl Reiner, and Vincent Schiavelli in "Pinnochio;"
Helen Mirren and Brian Dennehy in "The Little Mermaid;"
and James Earl Jones and Leonard Nimoy in a Tim Burton-directed "Aladdin and His Wonderful Lamp." The list
goes on and on.
posted by Iridic
on Sep 5, 2007 -
Bush has got a brand new bag
- In an executive order signed today Bush created a new oversight position at all regulatory agencies. This position, which will be staffed by someone appointed by the White House, will over see regulatory suggestions and reports to congress.
posted by sourbrew
on Jan 29, 2007 -
Truthiness Makes the Trifecta! As I predicted
, the Classic Colbertism
that won two Word of the Year awards has made it onto the 32nd L.S.S.U. List of Words and Phrases Banished from the Queen's English for Mis-Use, Over-Use and General Uselessness
Other linguistic losers for 2007: "Awesome"
, "undocumented alien*"
(effectively replaced by Google), "gone missing"
, "gone bad"
(applied to things already bad, i.e. 'drug deal gone bad'), "ask your doctor***"
, "now playing
(Dept. of Redundancy Dept.) and "healthy food"
is healthier), as well as shorthand couple names like "TomKat"
(Would Bogart and Bacall have been "BogCall"
(lucky for Apple they didn't get that 'iPhone' trademark), men saying "we're pregnant"
, as in 'boasts amenities'
posted by wendell
on Dec 31, 2006 -
I use several different computers in the same day; my work machine, my laptop, my home machine. I've bitched for years that I shouldn't have to struggle to keep my bookmarks synced between machines. Google to the rescue with the best Christmas present ever
posted by talldean
on Dec 19, 2006 -