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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Thursday Top 5

We Are Hunted
Interesting new music discovery site I happened upon.

Our Dream of Living Streams
A short video about some of the issue facing South Bay creeks from Santa Clara County Creeks Coalition.

Flowers Feed the Soul
A truly amazing Flash-based site for a flower service in Singapore.

Now here’s some yoga I could actually do

Sharing Information With Executives
A good read covering the following Executive Pet Peeves: 1) Numbers That Don’t Tie Out, 2) Misaligned Objectives, 3) Loyalty, 4) Errors, 5) Agenda. Written especially for analysts in the tech world, but containing some good advice for many workplaces. And indicative of many of the reasons to hate the corporate world. Or just people. [via MJ]

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Thursday, September 25, 2008

Thursday Top 5

The Lost Colony: Book 1
I can’t recall having seen a trailer for a graphic novel before. This book looks cool though. More info from the publisher; or buy The Lost Colony from Amazon. Update: Removed the embeded video since it loaded automatically every time (lame). See the trailer on the video page.

Ninja cat comes closer while not moving!
[via Jason]

Artistic pool part 2
This guy has waaaay too much time on his hands. But he’s freakin’ awesome.

Night Vision
Flickr group featuring some shots from Troy Paiva's book, Night Vision: The Art of Urban Exploration.
Got a picture? Got an MP3? Send somebody an audio postcard.

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Thursday, August 21, 2008

Thursday Top 5

An Epic Conversation with Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi, Part 1
An conversation between Cory Doctorow, (technologist, author, and BoingBoing mainstay) and John Scalzi (sci-fi author and noted purveyor of Whatever). The video editing is a bit annoying. Actually, I like all of it except the incredibly annoying, loud intro music. They also use it between cuts. Laaaame. Oh, if you are interested, part two of the video is here.

“This I Believe” by Robert A. Heinlein
This short piece makes my cry every time I read it. The Heinlein Foundation recently found a recording of the original radio broadcast for Edward R. Murrow’s radio show in 1952, and posted an MP3.

Caduceus Cellars
Tool’s Maynard James Keenan has a winery.

Stephen King’s “N.”
An original 25-episode video/comic series. A new episode every weekday through August 29.

Waxing the winker
A couple guys go to LA’s (apparently) famous waxing salon Pink Cheeks. Yeah, um, definitely NSFW. And btw, “anal bleaching?” Ew.

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Thursday, April 24, 2008

Thursday Top 5

Google Me, the movie
Jim Killeen Googled his name and found there were Jim Killeens all around the world. So he traveled to meet some of them and made a documentary.
A group music blog anyone can contribute to.

I want to see that!
Every Monday, Ben and Katie review all the new movies. Even if they haven't seen them yet.

1,000 True Fans
Ever heard the term "the long tail" and wondered what the hell they were talking about? Here's an article that posits that a person (an artist, a musician or even a blogger, for example) can make a living if they can reach a point where they have 1,000 true fans.

Best first dance
Ha ha ha ha ha! Awesome.

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Tuesday, January 29, 2008


I've been a Clash fan since before I knew what punk rock was. KFRC used to play The Clash in the 1970s and '80s when it was still a pretty hip rock radio station in the Bay Area. Later it changed formats to oldies (which is ironic since they switched formats again recently and now play The Clash again, but now they're the oldies!).

Mick Jones and Tony James were friends before they became famous in The Clash and Generation X respectively, but lately they've been recording again together. For the past five years they've been releasing their songs for free on the net under the moniker Carbon/Silicon. A few of their downloads are available on their official site, and a lot are available on various Clash fan boards like this one.

Now they've released a full "conventional CD" in stores (and on iTunes Music Store), and the pair were interviewed on Tuesday's "Fresh Air" on NPR (listen to the stream or podcast).

Update: I'd be remiss if I failed to point out to Jason A. that there's a bunch of Clash, Pogues, Jam, Sex Pistols, and other bootlegs available in the threads on this board.

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Thursday, November 01, 2007

Thursday top 5

Novosibirsk lady owns 130 cats
This is what will undoubtedly become of Olya if she moves back to Russia again.

Darth Vader being a smartass

Hunters Point Open Studios
SF artists' studios are open on weekends from Oct 13 through November 4, but the one I look forward to every year is Hunters Point (Nov 3 and 4). Multiple buildings filled with every imaginable kind of artist. Last year I discovered a blind sculptor, among other wonderful work. Frankly, I don't think the images on this page are terribly indicative of the breadth of quality art on display, but here are some samples:

The Mae Shi "Run to Your Grave"
This is an awesome song.

Buy a decommissioned missile base
Only $1.5 million, and it comes with 57 acres of land, 16 underground buildings, and thousands of feet of connecting tunnels. Near Spokane, WA. "Honey — can we, can we, can we?"

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