Use Facebook To Pinpoint When Your Life Fell Apart

The Onion reports on a new functionality that finds your “lifepoint”–the point in your life when it took an irrevocable turn for the worse: New Facebook Feature Scans Profile To Pinpoint Exactly When Things Went Wrong Your “Lifepoints”? [Read more...]

13:24: A Gripping Thriller About Religiously Justified Child Abuse

This is a guest post by George Waye of the blog Misplaced Grace. This post is a book review of M. Dolon Hickmon’s novel 13:24: A Story of Faith and Obsession. “….Satan’s greatest trick wasn’t making people think he didn’t exist–it was convincing Christians that he couldn’t speak from the pulpit.” This realization, offered as the wisdom [Read More...]

The Deep Web and the Dark Web

NPR has a great feature on the so-called “hidden internet” where everyone from drug dealers, arms dealers, human rights activists, domestic violence victims, law enforcement, the US Navy, and many others operate anonymously. You can listen to it here and/or read the transcript. Being completely clueless about this stuff aside from some vague ideas and a [Read More...]

Honest Trailers: Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

Even though I loved the Star Wars prequels, I have also grown to love the attacks on them too (at least those that are funny and insightful, rather than tedious and unimaginative). The latest entry in the anti-prequel canon is part of the great “Honest Trailers” series: Your Thoughts? [Read more...]

Elton John + System of a Down = “Crocodile Chop”

This mash up of some of System of a Down’s vocals for “Chop Suey” with the instrumentals and wordless vocals of Elton John’s “Crocodile Rock” is a pretty unnerving and intriguing work of serendipitous art in its own right: Bonus, starting at 1:48 you can watch Elton John play Crocodile Rock on The Muppet Show: [Read More...]

A One Woman Band, Kawehi Covers “The Way You Make Me Feel”

In response to the cool video I posted earlier today in which Anthony Vincent sang Katy Perry’s song Dark Horse in twenty different band styles, one of my former online students has directed me to this phenomenal performance of a Michael Jackson classic by a young woman named Kawehi: See and hear more of her [Read More...]

1 Katy Perry Song In 20 Styles (From Nirvana to Sinatra to Michael Jackson and more)

Anthony Vincent of Ten Second Songs has struck on a novel formula. He has taken Katy Perry’s song Dark Horse and made a version that extremely impressively translates it into the musical and vocal styles of twenty major recording artists one at a time. In order of style they are: Katy Perry, Nirvana, Queen, Michael [Read More...]

An Amazing Tribute To Breaking Bad

This tribute by Alexandre Gasulla stands as a kind of interpretation of Breaking Bad, not just a celebration of it. It is probably watchable even by people who haven’t ever seen the show because they wouldn’t understand the meaning of the scenes they’re looking at even when some of them are technically spoilers. It’s like [Read More...]

Ingrid Michaelson’s New Gender Bending Video Homage To Robert Palmer

Last week Ingrid Michaelson, whose music I’ve loved for a long time, came out with a new album Lights Out. The highly polished pop single “Girls Chase Boys” is a sleek and sexy gender-bending homage to Robert Palmer’s iconic “Simply Irresistable” video from the ’80s. The chorus goes: “All the broken hearts in the world still beat, [Read More...]


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