was one of France's most successful popstars, a complete song-and-dance act who remained at the top of the charts for almost ten years before his career was tragically cut short when he tried to change a lightbulb while in the bath (youtube ahead). [more inside]
posted by jacalata
on Nov 11, 2007 -
The Long Tomorrow
is a short, twelve page, comic by Moebius
produced in 1956-76 which tells the noir story of a private detective hired to pick up a parcel for a sultry dame. The art and the world it depicted was visionary; a world that is one giant, teeming, vertical metropolis. [via
posted by dhruva
on Dec 3, 2006 -
"When humans were busy fighting each other, the Ants had begun their preparations to take over the planet. Six feet tall, they had emerged from their hideouts in the Andes Mountain and had begun their assault in the year 7757."
- Science Fiction in Bengal from 1882-1961
posted by brundlefly
on Jun 29, 2006 -
Double Read This:
Revolution! The Epsilon Rising seeks the BEST DRUMMER EVER!
They should be 1)AWESOME; 2)TOTALLY INTO US; 3) ETHNIC (but if not, that's cool, man) 4) POT SMOKERS...
At least they like Hawkwind.
posted by klangklangston
on Apr 17, 2006 -
Fairly twisted music video (Qtime) from the Taiwanese group Loh Tsui Kweh Commune. Definitely NSFW. Starts off innocently enough but goes downhill pretty quick.
It's official people, MTV is so last millennium!
posted by Mr Bluesky
on Oct 20, 2005 -
In the early decades of the 20th century, a Cleveland book collector named Otto Ege
removed the pages from 50 medieval manuscript books, divided the pages among 40 boxes, and sold the boxes around the world. Now the University of Saskatchewan plans
to digitally remake
posted by dhruva
on May 28, 2005 -
"Unintelligible at any speed."
No, not Ralph Nader mumbling, but the lyrics to "Louie Louie
," in the FBI's humble assessment more than 40 years ago. Nevertheless, this week a Michigan school superintendent banned
a middle school marching band from playing the song... even without anyone singing the lyrics.
posted by twsf
on May 5, 2005 -
. Imagine a great metropolis covering hundreds of square miles. Once a vital component in a national economy, this sprawling urban environment is now a vast collection of blighted buildings, an immense petri dish of both ancient and new diseases, a territory where the rule of law has long been replaced by near anarchy in which the only security available is that which is attained through brute power. It would possess at least a modicum of commercial linkages, and some of its inhabitants would have access to the world's most modern communication and computing technologies. It would, in effect, be a feral city.
posted by stbalbach
on Jan 11, 2005 -
Machine Error Gives Bush Extra Ohio Votes
An error with an electronic voting system gave President Bush 3,893 extra votes
in suburban Columbus, elections officials said.
Franklin County's unofficial results had Bush receiving 4,258 votes to Democrat John Kerry's 260 votes in a precinct in Gahanna. Records show only 638 voters cast ballots in that precinct.
do the math.
posted by specialk420
on Nov 5, 2004 -
In browsing part-time jobs in NYC, I came across this gem. It would blow my mind to watch this dude in the courtroom... if he doesn't get sidetracked along the way.
posted by adamms222
on Nov 4, 2004 -
2004's Scariest Halloween Costumes.
A do-it-yourself guide to this season's quickest, least expensive, and spooky-ookiest halloween costumes. My personal favorites are: Florida's Electronic Touch-Screen Voting Machines, The Littlest Prisoner at Abu Ghraib and Jenna Bush's Liver.
posted by Brilliantcrank
on Oct 28, 2004 -
No Pity. No Shame. No Silence.
"I wondered for a moment what it would look like if just for one day, everyone who had survived sexual violence were visible as a survivor, if we could actually see the extent of it, if we could all know just how very not-alone we are. I wondered how angry and sad it would make me to know. I wondered how much power there might be in the truth."
LJ user, misia decided to out herself as a survivor of sexual violence, and offer a place where people could stand up and become visible as survivors as well. The results are a compelling and haunting read.
posted by FunkyHelix
on Aug 3, 2004 -