My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-25) →
Martin Denny (40) Elton John (15) Esquivel (9) Arthur Lyman (5) Les Baxter (4) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Why Scientists Should Read Science Fiction →
Three Is A Magic Number (for Henry Green) by Molly... →
I love this song so much, I wish I could marry it.
If you can’t get into reading real books, you really shouldn’t be a writer. It’s...– Natalya Anderson
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-18) →
Elvis Costello (59) Talking Heads (53) U2 (19) Pink Floyd (12) Adrian Younge (12) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
Conan O'Brien on taking chances, the Internet, and... →
Look, I made a hat where there never was a hat
This was left in a comment on my blog where I wrote about writing: From an interview with Teller (of Penn & Teller): “There is that great line in Sunday in the Park with George,” he says, referring to Stephen Sondheim’s 1984 musical about Georges Seurat, “ ’Look, I made a hat where there never was a hat’.” He falls silent again and, as unexpectedly as those coins turn to fish, big fat...
I have no idea how to write about sports, and that’s certainly not the...– George Steinbrenner and the New York of my childhood
What Caffeine Actually Does to Your Brain →
Action on climate is being blocked by the lockstep... →
It so happens that in the Senate, rural and fossil fuel-dependent areas are overrepresented and there is an absurd, undemocratic 60-vote supermajority requirement for all legislation. These accidents of history present barriers to action that are all but insuperable, even by leaders with more ambition and less fear, even in a time of less economic anxiety. In this case, the Senate’s...
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-11) →
Ennio Morricone (38) Hugo Montenegro (12) Radiohead (7) The Beatles (7) The Shins (6) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
the creative process (comic) →
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-7-4) →
Scary Kids Scaring Kids (146) Astrud Gilberto (61) Bjork (4) JES (1) The Cure (1) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz Edited to add: It looks like my son was using my Sonos while I was in Portland, without turning off scrobbling. I’ve never heard of the number one and number 4 bands on this list. I think my #1 this week would either be Death Cab or Decemberists, if...
Hyperbole and a Half: Dog →
Allie gives her dog an intelligence test.
What the Higgs 'harmonic signatures' may sound... →
Researchers have simulated the sound of the Higgs Boson and other sub-atomic collisions in the Large Hadron Collider. You must listen to this. Seriously. It’s really cool.
BIG BANG BIG BOOM - the new wall-painted animation by BLU (by blu)
Gallagher Is a Paranoid, Right-Wing,... →
It’s more than just a slide into obscurity that delivered Gallagher to the Admiral rather than, say, the Moore in Seattle. You see, Gallagher is—how best to put this?—a paranoid, delusional, right-wing religious maniac. I HAD NO IDEA.
My Top 5 Artists (Week Ending 2010-6-27) →
XTC (31) Oingo Boingo (22) Astrud Gilberto (15) Squeeze (11) The Smiths (5) Imported from Last.fm Tumblr by JoeLaz
The crappiest vampire in all of fiction — and I include George Hamilton playing...– Warren Ellis, when Geekosystem asked him which Twilight team he was on.