Zombie Cockroaches! (And Other Dissertation Haikus)

When you spend years writing away at a dissertation you learn how to do at least one thing exceedingly well—and that’s to describe your dissertation distinctly and succinctly.  And sometimes succinctly means boiling it down to just a paragraph or a couple sentences or even one sentence.  Or a haiku.  Like these people have done: [Read More...]

Also Sprach Zarathustra: School Performance Style

Stirring: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Georgia O’Keefe’s Blue Flower (1918)

See more early Georgia O’Keefe paintings from the new Whitney exhibit and read the New York Times review of it. Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Sacrilegious Rendering Of Nirvana In Guitar Hero 5

This is abominable: In the below video (via Stereogum), watch in horror as the “Guitar Hero” Cobain belts out Flavor Flav ad-libs, Dave Mustaine giggle-rants, Billy Idol come-ons, and Jon Bon Jovi exhortations. You can even make Kurt Cobain sing a motherfucking Bush song. He does it all while dancing like he’s at a Phish show, accompanied [Read More...]

Really, America?

Creation, a new film about Charles Darwin cannot get any US distributors because of fear of fundamentalist backlash: However, US distributors have resolutely passed on a film which will prove hugely divisive in a country where, according to a Gallup poll conducted in February, only 39 per cent of Americans believe in the theory of [Read More...]

Sundaily Hilarity: Indonutration

via Everything Is Terrible, this was hilarious: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

The Cat Piano (Narrated By Nick Cave)

A complete animated noir short set to an Eddie White poem narrated by Nick Cave and directed by Ari Gibson and Eddie White: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

New Ingrid Michaelson

Just discovered Ingrid Michaelson has a new album out! Here’s a taste! In celebrating the new Ingrid Michaelson, I also wholeheartedly recommend this amazing cover of Ingrid’s song “The Chain” which tops even Ingrid’s original on my facebook friend Melissa Reyes’s myspace page and select “The Chain”.  Seriously, her voice and self-harmonization is just staggeringly good [Read More...]

Judge This: Derren Brown False Lesson In Mathematics For Britain

I was really irritated last night by Derren Brown’s choice to use his lottery trick on national TV in Britain to propagate fundamentally bogus mathematical thinking and to convince a group of people that their belief in their abilities to reach into the subconscious was able to generate knowledge of winning lottery ticket numbers.  It’s [Read More...]


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