May 10, 2008


Koyaanisqatsi [more inside]
posted by phrontist at 11:59 PM PST - 72 comments

Brother, Can You Spare a Dime?

Songs that clearly and directly address or reference economic hardships and injustice in America, not to mention that do so in a bitter, regretful tone, don't often become enormous hits. Matter of fact, it's such a rare phenomenon that you could count such songs on... um, one finger? Yes, Yip Harburg and Jay Gorney's iconic Brother Can You Spare a Dime is that song. Covered by a surprisingly wide range of singers through the years, the song still resonates. [more inside]
posted by flapjax at midnite at 11:56 PM PST - 55 comments

De Rigeurmortis

Vale Tokin Blackman
"He always had the licks, just never the poses. James Paull – Jock to nearly everyone – was one of very few who could say "I spent a year composing in Amsterdam" and not sound like he was on Radio National. Ron Hitler Barassi ..

Some background on TISM for the uninitiated | Progressive Rock Wankers Interview | Noise Interview | Ron Hitler on Marilyn Manson | Wanker Video.

Gentlemen, start your periods.
posted by strawberryviagra at 9:38 PM PST - 34 comments

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posted by pedmands at 6:04 PM PST - 27 comments

But Mom, it's for science!

foldit is a new computer game scientists have created that lets YOU help them make science!! [more inside]
posted by Koko at 5:15 PM PST - 24 comments

When CyberSquatting Laws go bad....

Nissan vs Nissan, or David vs Goliath Nissan, who used to be Datsun is alledging cybersquatting and suing Nissan, who has always been Nissan, for $10 MILLION in damages...
posted by Mr_Chips at 5:10 PM PST - 38 comments

Dispatches from the edge

vagabondish "The Travelzine for Today's Vagabond" offers lots of tips for travellers. And if, like me, travel isn't really in your near future, you can check out the dispatches.
posted by owhydididoit at 2:41 PM PST - 7 comments

The Heartbreak Campaign

The Heartbreak Campaign. "Increasingly opposed to the Vietnam War, Robert F. Kennedy struggled over whether he should challenge his party’s incumbent president, Lyndon Johnson, in 1968. His younger brother, Teddy, was against it. His wife, Ethel, urged him on. Many feared he would be assassinated, like the older brother he mourned." [more inside]
posted by kirkaracha at 2:27 PM PST - 28 comments

$3 Trillion Shopping Spree

The $3 Trillion Shopping Spree. "The occupation of Iraq will cost $3 trillion, America's most expensive conflict since WWII. Can YOU spend that money better? Here's your chance to go on a virtual $3 trillion shopping spree and prove it!" [Via Gristmill.]
posted by homunculus at 12:40 PM PST - 66 comments

"Rendezvous With Yesterday"

Lost and forgotten videos? Find your way back: TimeTube! via
posted by Kronos_to_Earth at 12:32 PM PST - 10 comments

Cheap Eats at

Cheap Eats offers recipies and reviews of inexpensive food. (Make a Ghetto McMuffin and let us know how it tastes.) For dessert, generate an ice cream flavor. Well, a flavor name anyway. Crackling Rutabega Nebula Twist, anyone? (Part of Bloglander which offers some interesting but spottily updated content.) (Previously.)
posted by Fuzzy Skinner at 12:14 PM PST - 27 comments

New hope for Marfan syndrome

New hope for a deadly disease. Marfan syndrome strikes 1 in 5000. Did Lincoln have this disease? Previously discussed here.
posted by francesca too at 12:07 PM PST - 21 comments

Wadda Ya Mean I'm Powerless?

The twelve steps of peak oil and peak civilization: Powerless over TEOTWAWKI.
posted by Xurando at 11:28 AM PST - 25 comments

Zip, Zip, Zip, Zip

Look up any Zip Code here, get lots of cool demographic data by entering it here (make sure you enter a zip code, not just a town and keep scrolling down, down, down). [more inside]
posted by Rafaelloello at 10:25 AM PST - 27 comments

Michael Bhatia Died in Afghanistan on May 8, 2008

Michael Bhatia, Army social scientist, was killed in Afghanistan on May 8, 2008.
posted by geos at 8:31 AM PST - 22 comments

Time Wasting Nirvana

An ever-changing collection of 220 flash games, perfect for your procrastination needs.
posted by Orb at 7:14 AM PST - 10 comments

The best Best of Best of

Rob O'Connor provides a list of the best 'Best Of' albums [more inside]
posted by Kirth Gerson at 4:30 AM PST - 54 comments

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