The Strokes' 'Is This It' has topped the 100 Greatest Albums Of The Decade list in the new issue of NME magazine out tomorrow (November 18).
The 2001 debut album by the New York band was voted top of the pile by a panel of musicians, producers, writers and record label bosses.
posted by ktrain
on Nov 17, 2009 -
is unique among superheroes. While looking less like a superhero than any other, he may also be the most powerful.
Herbie can "fly
" by walking through air, or space
, or water
Herbie can travel through time
or through walls
(some damage occurs),
sometimes breaking the fourth wall
Herbie is the least emotional
of any super hero, and one of few words
Herbie defeats many of his opponents by looking at them
, but sometimes, he bops them with this here lollipop
Herbie's further powers are examined thoroughly at Herbie Popnecker: Examples of Recurring Themes
. [more inside]
posted by carsonb
on Aug 11, 2008 -
Bobby Dunbar was a four year-old boy that vanished in 1912, while on a fishing trip with his family in a Louisiana swamp. For weeks, searchers combed the area looking for him. The lake where he went missing was dynamited. Alligators were captured and had their bellies slit open to see if the body was inside. Nothing was found except a set of child's footprints leading to an old railroad trestle. Eight months later, the police found Bobby in the company of a drifter with a horse-drawn cart. He protested his innocence but was arrested and charged with kidnapping. Another woman came forward and claimed Bobby was, in fact, her son. But she was an unmarried fieldworker, and her claims were dismissed. The crime became a nationwide media event
and the boy was returned to his parents, and their hometown held a parade in his honor. Bobby returned to his life. Ninety-one years later, Bobby Dunbar's granddaughter uncovered the truth
posted by smoothvirus
on Mar 19, 2008 -
The Second Superpower Rears its Beautiful Head.
"With its mind enhanced by Internet connective tissue, and international law as a venue to work with others for progressive action, the Second Superpower is starting to demonstrate its potential." Starry-eyed Wired-era cyber-bull? Or are bloggers and texters (plus peace activists) the vanguard of the revolution? Douglas Ruskhoff
posted by theplayethic
on Apr 3, 2003 -