8-bit Dark Side of the Moon →
Have you ever wondered what Dark Side of the Moon would sound like if Pink Floyd had written it for NES, instead of for a rock band?
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-28) →
Alexandre Desplat (65) Brian Eno (30) Joe Jackson (23) R.E.M. (22) The Smiths (20) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
How Craig Mod and Gina Trapani decided to go the... →
Another great article in support of self-publishing! It’s validating and inspiring to me when people I respect and admire say the same things I’ve been saying since 2004.
That bumper sticker that maybe you’ll see on the next Subaru driving by...– Sarah Palin, speaking to Teabagger crazies. Yeah, that’s a great idea! Let’s get the psycho teabaggers all worked up to start pulling people over to harass them. This stupid fucking woman is going to get someone killed.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-21) →
R.E.M. (112) Elvis Costello (29) Yes (17) She and Him (16) Pixies (13) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
David Mamet's letter to his writers on THE UNIT →
Every writer should read this, then print it out, save it, and reread it every few weeks. If the caps bother you, scroll down and read the uncapped version someone posted in the comments. In fact, read the comments, too. There’s a ton of insightful stuff from other writers there that you’d have to pay a lot of money to learn at a workshop.
Welcome to Google’s Python Class — this is a free class for people...– Google’s Python Class
Science is Life →
Science saves lives, pure and simple. When a patient is in the throes of a severe allergic reaction, we can pray and we can hope, but a single drop of adrenaline injected just under the skin will stop the life threatening symptoms in their tracks 99% of the time. We can transplant organs and bone marrow, move skin from healthy to charred areas, fill up empty veins with donated blood and shock a...
My friend Dan wrote a really cool short story.
James Randi: "I'm gay." →
James Randi says: Well, here goes. I really resent the term, but I use it because it’s recognized and accepted. I’m gay. From some seventy years of personal experience, I can tell you that there’s not much “gay” about being homosexual. For the first twenty years of my life, I had to live in the shadows, in a culture that was — at least outwardly — totally hostile to any hint of that variation...
The massive rockets and space-stations program was the apotheosis of 20th...– Jamais Cascio, at Open the Future
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-14) →
R.E.M. (81) Depeche Mode (65) Catherine Wheel (46) The B-52’s (45) Wendy Carlos (38) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
I look forward to an honest debate with Governor Palin on the issues, in the...– Rep. Alan Grayson (D- Florida)
On Character Death: Live Fast, Die Young and Leave... →
I haven’t read this article, but I liked the title so much, I thought it was worth sharing based on that alone.
Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal #1488 →
Just read it. It’ll take you 10 seconds, and you’ll be glad you did.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-3-7) →
Leonard Cohen (79) David Bowie (55) The Doors (45) London Studio Orchestra (20) Nada Surf (19) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
5 Creepy Ways Video Games Are Trying to Get You... →
Look, I’m not saying video games are heroin. I totally get that the victims [of video game addiction] had other shit going on in their lives. But, half of you reading this know a World of Warcraft addict and experts say video game addiction is a thing. So here’s the big question: Are some games intentionally designed to keep you compulsively playing, even when you’re not enjoying...
John Kyl is also a huge fucking asshole. →
Sen. Jim Bunning (R-Ky.) has put a hold on the extension bill, but one of the key reasons the measure is blocked is the effort of Sen. Jon Kyl (R-Ariz.) to use it as a way of forcing a cut in the estate tax. Kyl is essentially leveraging the unemployed to get a deal on estate tax relief that would cost $138 billion over the next decade, according to estimates by the Center on Budget and Policy...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-2-28) →
The Shins (86) Mike Doughty (24) Lord Buckley (4) Captain Beefheart (3) Victoria Spivey (2) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz