|Giant. Inflatable. Poo.|
This brief article about drummer Jerry Marotta and when he first met Peter Gabriel and Robert Fripp (Marotta, a blues and R&B drummer, clicked immediately with the enigmatic Fripp) includes a long video interview with Jerry about the Security Project, a tribute band of sorts that's touring with material from Gabriel's Security album.
Every Noise At Once is a map of every music genre with samples.
Are you starting a new job soon? This list of 10 tips will help you start things off on the right foot. #3 Build relationships based on performance, not conversation.
Congress continues to seek new things to screw up. A recently proposed bill would "replace peer review at the National Science Foundation (NSF) with a set of funding criteria chosen by Congress." That's like LiLo opening her own rehab clinic.
|Things you wish you'd thought of. Mark Rothko, No. 14, 1960 done in toast and jam at the San Francisco MoMA.|
SoundBrush looks like an interesting iPad app. You draw, it plays music.
Some cranky person isn't a fan of Silicon Valley and made a Tumblr to prove it: Jesus Christ, Silicon Valley.
- John F. Kennedy: Years of Lightning/Day of Drums - Documentary from 1964
- Learn to Say F*ck You to the World - A Sol Lewitt letter set to music by Rancid's Tim Armstrong
- Pirates of the Carribean Part 1 and Part 2 - How the Disney attraction came to be.
- The Pre-Mortem One Liner - A compilation of famous lines spoken right before the bad guy gets his comeuppance.
- Have you ever seen an atom? - Get a close-up view of platinum atoms.
- True Facts About The Duck - Zany Ze Frank makes you laugh.
- Penn & Teller Explain Numbers - Uh Oh
- A Boy and His Atom - Those wacky IBMers make an animated movie by manipulating individual atoms.
|Is that book small enough for you?|
Texas A&M is gonna spend $450 million to increase seating capacity at Kyle Field to 102,000.
They're making a movie of Ender's Game starring Harrison Ford and some kid named Asa Butterfield. The official trailer comes out on 7 May so I guess this clip is just a teaser. The book is good. I wonder if the movie will be.
How well do you know religion? Take this 15 question quiz from the Pew Research Center and find out. I got 13 correct and both of my incorrect answers were stupid mistakes about Christianity and Catholicism. Doh!
What are the best programming fonts? (I downloaded Source Code Pro but can't make vim use it. ;-(
|A vintage photo of the exterior panel's of Spaceship Earth at Disney's Epcot, presumably during construction. From the Vintage Disney Parks Tumblr.|
Has it really gotten to the point where we need Esquire magazine to tell us how to be gracious?
On the other hand, it's important to know about a good suit.
If you are a newspaper reader like me, you may find these past visions of the newspaper of tomorrow to be quaintly amusing.
|Jackson Pollock, Full Fathom Five, 1947 (detail). Read about how understanding Pollock's process is crucial to conserving his paintings. His beautiful, beautiful paintings.|
This list of Cold War era government projects is labelled "ridiculous" but that not all of them are. Some are real. Some are horrific.
Regardless of your personal opinion of Jerry Jones or the Dallas Cowboys, their stadium's collection of 50 contemporary art installations is an impressive achievement. Tours are offered 3-times per day, Tuesdays and Thursdays. They even have a free iOS app.
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Students aren't being taught to read anymore. "...the foundational step of actually reading the words on the page is neglected often to the point that actually reading the assignment isn't necessary..." Read this and weep.
Lest we embrace solely the quantitative, consider the Pythagorean Temptation. "Too assiduous a delight in the quantitative may conceal our intellectual natures from us, and disfigure our lives."
When art meets law. Most of you will find this tl;dr but here's a summary of a recent, precedent-setting appeal courts ruling on fair use in the art world.
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Proof that you can write a witty review of an all-vegan strip club. (No naughty pics, OK to read anywhere.)
|Have you heard the story of beer bricks?|
Here is today.
...one does not hold, than of the office one fills. ~Francois de La Rochefoucauld