Drummer Dave Black
was a long time educator in drum set education. Here he shows that a drummer can express himself completely only using one instrument, in this case the the hi hat
How to get ahead. Again and again. Moths and butterflies are just flying gonads that make new caterpillars. Caterpillars are feeding machines with one primary purpose: eating enough food to build the body of a future moth or butterfly. A caterpillar stuffs itself with food, but eventually is limited by its exoskeleton, which is rigid and can’t grow. ‘Pillars deal with this by splitting their external skin, shedding it, and making a new, bigger exoskeleton so they have room to grow. For some reason, this species of moth caterpillars keeps their heads and build themselves a strange “hat” that gets taller as they grow.
Ten years after cancellation, FOX finally starts caring about Firefly.
Well, Fox's lawyers at least, who recently started going after the no doubt lucrative Jayne's Hat cottage industry.
(also known as a kufiya, shemagh, and a ghutrah among its numerous other names) is a scarf commonly used in the Middle East for protection from the weather and elements, as well as for fashion and cultural identification
. They are amazingly versatile and can be worn and utilized in many different ways. [more inside]
How to make
a palm hat
, in two parts
. (No audio, but hypnotizing video.)
A taxi driver reacts
to the most important news
of the day. [NSFW language]
In 1992, CBS released a Christmas special directed by Bill Meléndez
and produced by Lorne Michaels
(a more current link
), the cast included John Goodman
in the title role, Jonathan Winters
, Jan Hooks
, Andrea Martin
, Brian Doyle-Murray
, and a young Elisabeth Moss
as Holly. Music by Mark Mothersbaugh
. How could this go wrong?
, in an abbreviated version, but really more than you need to see. [more inside]
Just what is the deal with Jughead's weird crown cap?
I'm learning to share investigates a forgotten history of haberdashery.
It's the hat.
The German ad agency serviceplan
uses the iconic image of Der Führer to create an ad for selling hats. Thomas Weber of the Bonn hat retailer, Hut-weber
, was "a bit reluctant at first, but won over fast by the rather cunning idea and the craftiness carrying the simple, straightforward message that 'hats make people'."
If you thought phone phreaking was a dying art, you may be surprised to read the story of "Li'l Hacker"
, as told by old-school hack/phreaker Kevin Poulsen
Is it a shirt? or a hat?
Oh no... its the Shat
Flickr's new holiday Easter egg
Do you spend a lot of time worrying
about government mind-control satellites? New research from MIT
indicates that your tin-foil hat
may be less effective than you think.
Back in April
monju_bosatsu posted something on FEMA and the REX 84 Program and Concentration Camps in the U.S.
So Katrina hits, the news reports talk about how bad the evacuee (or 'refugee' for you racist bastards) camps were
, people dying from stomach flu
at the Astrodome
and Russ Kick is chewing over the impact of possible escaped monkeys
from the level three infectious disease biolabs in NOLA
the authorities bar the Red Cross, but Blackwater gets the go-ahead, FEMA is under homeland security and chunks have been 'privatized'... REX 84 was a plan to suspend the Constitution in the event of a national crisis like a major disaster, massive internal dissent, or national opposition to a U.S. military invasion abroad requiring martial law. Trifecta anyone?
Hats Off! A Salute to African Headwear.
'Many African cultures throughout the continent have long considered the head the center of one's being--a source of individual and collective identity, power, intelligence and ability. Adorning the head as part of everyday attire or as a statement, therefore, is especially significant. '
Related :- African Loxo: photos of hairstyles from the Fifties
(in French); mathematical patterns in African American hairstyles.
has the most amazing anime-inspired hats ever. I wonder if I can get a Totoro one in time for the DC Meetup
(Sorry, Flash site so no direct links...click on "store" then "hats".)
Addi Somekh and Charlie Eckert travel around the world, photographing people wearing their spur-of-the-moment, whimsical balloon hats
. It's hard not to smile
when you have an inflatable, multi-colored crown on your head. Via obsessive Magnificent Obsessions.
"Hitler must have committed suicide after he found a skinny Jewish kid from Brooklyn stomped on his top hat."
The story of a Jewish G.I. that stole a tophat from Hitler's Munich apartment is the latest documentary vehicle by noted independent filmmaker, Jeff Krulik
. Famous for "Heavy Metal Parking Lot
", Krulik will be viewing "Hitler's Hat
" at the MOMA
in December. You can read current interviews with the artist here
, or view his movies in quicktime and realplayer format here.
Unfamiliar with his work? Start with these two
Some of us work on the plantation.
Some of us own the plantation.
Facts are facts.
is for those who own the plantation.
George W. Bush is wearing a ZZ Top hat
this morning. I wonder if he's a fan of the band's 1976 song Arrested for Driving While Blind
... "When you're driving down the highway at night/And you're feelin' that wild turkey's bite/Don't give Johnny Walker a ride/Cause Jack Black is right by your side/You might get taken to the jailhouse and find/You've been arrested for driving while blind."