November 30, 2008

Bagels and Bongos

Two guys join forces together to write a book about classic Jewish LPs. [more inside]
posted by martinc6 at 11:16 PM PST - 11 comments

"...truly general principals are hard to come by, and ultimately every case is a different case."

Tom ("Duff's Device") Duff examines improving computer source code to make it more concisely communicate it author's intent, in Reading from Top to Bottom. [more inside]
posted by orthogonality at 9:19 PM PST - 52 comments

Gamblers Anomalous

A long-brewing online poker scandal reaches the mainstream: 60 Minutes Report (1, 2) (text version) and two consecutive front page Washington Post articles (by Pulitzer winning investigative journalist Gil Gaul) (plus lots of web exclusive content about the investigation)! [more inside]
posted by Potomac Avenue at 9:06 PM PST - 45 comments

Chainsaw Bayonet

Bayonets Are So 2007.
posted by Fiasco da Gama at 6:41 PM PST - 59 comments

Some Old Pooh.

Original Winnie The Pooh Drawings. SLBOP
posted by stinkycheese at 6:11 PM PST - 16 comments

Hey Honey, Has Juniors T-Ball Score Come in From Bangalore yet?

We should have known it was inevitable. Your local newspaper being written in India. Get ready for the outsourcing of journalism. Maureen Dowd doesn't like it.
posted by Xurando at 6:09 PM PST - 57 comments

Will success spoil Nate the Great?

It happened to Clifford. It happened to Little Bear. It happened to Harold and his Purple Crayon, and Curious George. Now, Moe Greene productions presents, Nate the Great. I don't want to begrudge my favorite children's book authors a fat paycheck, BUT... [more inside]
posted by rikschell at 5:48 PM PST - 32 comments

Beautiful Lit Trees.

Beautifully Lit Trees : Nothing to do with Christmas. [via]
posted by grapefruitmoon at 4:24 PM PST - 18 comments

The Power of Ideas

What to Do. 2008 Nobel Laureate in Economics Paul Krugman on what to do about the economic crisis. [Via]
posted by homunculus at 4:00 PM PST - 67 comments

The Truth about the Election

NYRB-filter: The Truth About The Election by Elizabeth Drew
posted by wittgenstein at 3:49 PM PST - 33 comments

The Nike of Nonconformity

Emily the Strange has been the Hello Kitty for teenage girls who prefer black to pink for some 17 years now (if she were a real teenager she'd have grown out of her merchandise). Unfortunately for her creator, someone noticed that nonconformist gloomy teens are nothing new...
posted by mippy at 11:54 AM PST - 121 comments


Ricky Gervais explores the complex meaning within the Humpty Dumpty nursery rhyme.
posted by plexi at 11:37 AM PST - 39 comments

Groundbreaking skateboarding video

Beez skateboarding video. A portion on youtube (gross). It will be a cult classic. [more inside]
posted by spork at 10:23 AM PST - 34 comments

That'll be HOW much?

Every single ticket issued in New York City from July 2007 to June 2008 in interactive map form. Most ticketed street? 14th Street between 7th and 8th avenue. [more inside]
posted by jourman2 at 9:30 AM PST - 28 comments

Hey DJ, drop the beat.

The Top 10 Samples in Hip-Hop History. -- Well, not really the 'Top 10', but it's 10 samples and loops from hip-hop history, brought to you by a somewhat goofy bedroom DJ. He followed it up with 14 more sets of 10 -- 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15. (List of tracks discussed in each part in the youtube descriptions.) [more inside]
posted by empath at 8:34 AM PST - 40 comments

Resistance in Tibet?

The Tibetan Youth Congress has been described as an organization bent on terror wherein Young Tibetans ‘will resist China with blood’.
posted by twoleftfeet at 5:21 AM PST - 30 comments

"I feel very fortunate to have it eat my flowers..."

Ladies and gentlemen, may I present the Fluorescent Pink Katydid [more inside]
posted by chuckdarwin at 3:50 AM PST - 36 comments

“I don’t mind you having a black character, but please don’t show them in school together.”

Charles Schulz: "I finally sighed and said, 'Well, Larry, let’s put it this way: Either you print it just the way I draw it or I quit. How’s that?'" We don't usually think of Peanuts as given to political statements but this great post at Edge of the American West makes the case for Schulz's progressive racial politics. [more inside]
posted by LarryC at 12:00 AM PST - 71 comments

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