Archive for the ‘Huh.’ Category

Yet another Easter miracle!

This is way beyond cool. An egg col­lected by Charles Darwin dur­ing his voy­age on HMS Beagle has been redis­cov­ered at Cambridge University. The small dark brown egg, with Darwin’s name writ­ten on it, was found by a retired vol­un­teer at the university’s zool­ogy museum. It bears a large crack, caused after the great nat­u­ral­ist put it […]

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Then, and now

What I wrote in 2004: They still ride in the lock of time, breath­ing with tril­lions of oth­ers across three wide dimen­sions and a fourth still unbro­ken in one direc­tion, and they know they will die but will never die, for this is the feel­ing that has moved every man from the first human stir­ring of heart […]

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I’m dreaming of a white … uh, Valentine’s Day?

This is just plain weird. Now many, many, many of you might look at this and think oh, win­ter, so what? Well, this is what the land­scape more nor­mally looks like.

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I miss the Talking Heads

I really do. I’ve been a fan for more than a quar­ter cen­tury. Eeriest part. “Years ago, I was an angry young man…” Byrne’s pre­sen­ta­tion, his face. Nice, effec­tive. Eyes closed, then open, then closed again. That video was made twenty years ago. Christ, they all look so young. What does that mean about me?

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A bit of a tuneful diversion

Boyz by M.I.A., because I’m not just into weird German Klaus Nomi deriv­a­tives. Boyz — M.I.A. Just try to get that hook out of your head. Reminds me, in a good way, of Gwen Stefani.

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Mehr Nina Hagen

Tiere: Now that’s a video.

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Because I bet you never.

Nina Hagen. Behold. 60 kilos of HAWT.

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RIP, Number Six

Patrick McGoohan has died. The goods: The show:

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iTunes pricing: not the news

While the new three-​​​​level pric­ing on iTunes is mar­gin­ally inter­est­ing, of much greater impor­tance is that iTunes is ter­mi­nat­ing DRM. You can upgrade all the songs in your library pur­chased from them to DRM-​​​​free ver­sions à la iTunes Plus.1 About time, too. DRM is for teh shite­heads. ==== 1. At 94 items to upgrade (sin­gles and […]

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Queer. And armed.

Just so you know. I hit what I shoot at. Just so you know I’m not gonna be some ran­dom fag you get to bash. We will not bow to your ideas. We will not behave as you want us to. Fuck you. We’re lib­eral — and we are armed. And we will return fire. Just so you know.

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A fortunate man, all things being equal

On a some­what lighter note, a woman in India beheaded a man on Thursday after he tried to assault her. (The arti­cle plays coy but we can assume it was an attempted rape.) He’d been stalk­ing her for months, and he came upon her while she was har­vest­ing grass to feed her cat­tle. He appar­ently didn’t fully understand […]

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What’s a Girl to Do?

Bat for Lashes, 2006. Three takes. The fun part is find­ing the breaks. Get the album here. I own it. You should too, to be teh kewl. This is what MTV used to do, back when it didn’t suck, kids. H/​​T Me. (Same vid, diff blog, and actu­ally not me; that’s some­one else’s nom de plume.)

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