Saturday, April 12, 2014

Faith is...

I can lead you to new, free music but will you listen? The new self-titled CD from Plymouth is streaming gratis from All About Jazz Italia and Freakout Magazine is streaming Chat Noir's Elec3cities. You can also stream the iapetus Compilation 2014 and buy it for "name your price." Also available for "name your price" is the iapetus Touch Guitars Compilation 2014.
The first single, Daddy's Car, is now available from the upcoming album Someday World from Eno and Hyde.

Apparently, MTV had a show called Amp that featured electronic music. (Must've been a long time ago. Imagine that - MTV playing MUSIC!) Every song played on the series' 2-season run is available for free on Rdio (login required).

I look at this map of "cheap" beer by region and I shake my head. Sumpin' don't look right.
What is the top scourge that runs rampant these days? If you say "towels" then the body dryer is for you.

Is it worth 99 cents to have an app to tell whether that brew you're pondering is truly a craft beer? Craft Check

If design is the creation of affection as Milton Glaser says, how do you think he'll feel about modern beer labels?

Reason #3 to love Germany: a hot dog wrapped in a sausage wrapped in bacon.
Still hungry? How about the alphabet sandwich. Avocado, Bacon, Cheese, Doritos, Egg, Fish sticks, Garlic bread, Ham, Italian sausage patty, JalapeƱo peppers, Krispy Kreme doughnut, Lettuce, Macaroni and cheese, Noodles, Onion rings, Pepperoni, Queso blanco dip, Ramen noodles, Spinach, Turkey burger, Usingers bratwurst Veal Parmesan, Waffle, Xylocarp (coconut), Yams, Zucchini
Holy Grail found in Leon, Spain?

It's a little bit late for this one but... William Faulkner's favorite April Fool's Day pranks. #3 Have a mentally disabled person be the narrator of your novel!

Please tell me the Nerf Nuke isn't an April Fool's joke.

Nuclear Matters

Code One magazine features photos from the boneyard.

Watch this brief animation to get a few tips on how to improve all those tables you create in Excel or PowerPoint or whatever.

Looks cool but totally useless. Kaspersky's cyber threat world map. (Looks like some bullshit psuedo computer science they'd show in a bad TV show.)

Looks like the Cowboys drafted a winner. Cracked me up so much I put it on Facebook and here.
(Feigned surprise.) Millennials are like everyone else.

Kind of a convoluted map but, states and countries that are closer to Texas than Texas is across.

Animated U.S. map showing executions since 1977.

In a word, efficient: British sniper kills 6 with 1 bullet. (And from 930 yards, no less.)

The BentProp project - recovering the remains of U.S. servicemen from WWII battlegrounds in the Pacific theater.

Do you want your software reporting errors as QR codes?

Damn the 1%, they get all the good stuff. Like this gold embossed toilet paper for 179 euros per roll. 

The title is a bit of link bait but the article Future Unemployed Rally for Diversity at Dartmouth includes the statement "Any college president whose top priority is “diversity and inclusion” and not “providing a top-quality education” and “preparing our students to successfully enter the workforce” ought to be fired by the trustees." Repeat after me, diversity is a means to an end, not an end unto itself.

A trove of behind-the-scenes photos from the filming of 2001.

Derive a colormap from a still frame from movies in color.

Because Black

The rare black rose from Turkey.
This 6x3x3 inch black manganite specimen is expected to fetch over $100,000 at auction.
An "all-black" aircraft.
Right now we're feeling 88% positive, at least according to our tweets. How We're Feeling.

If someone really said this and believes it I fear for the human race. "If somewhere within the Bible I were to find a passage that said two plus two equals five, I wouldn’t question what I’m reading in the Bible. I would believe it, accept it as true, and then do my best to work it out and to understand it." It does a fundamental disservice to the basic natures of faith and logic.

This year's Tex Avery Animation Award winner is John Kricfalusi known for Ren and Stimpy and other works you can see at his blog, John K Stuff.

How much time have you spent watching TV?

My favorite of the finalists for Smithsonian Magazine's annual photo contest.
Did you know that "original" Asia (Wetton, Palmer, Downes, Coulson) has a new album? Did you know that Asia "featuring John Payne" is planning a new album of covers of classic prog rock tunes? Do you care?

You can't swing a dead cat in Texas this time of year without seeing someone pooping on bluebonnets. Wait, wha?

In this infographic illustrating methods of peeing with morning wood, as much as I like the blow dryer technique it should be disqualified due to use of apparatus.

"The interestingness of an animal is proportional to how difficult it is to figure out where its butthole is." True Facts about the Octopus

8-bit Zelda

You have a Spirograph as a kid? It's kinda like that: Guilloche pattern generator.

...not wanting to know truth. ~Friedrich Nietzsche

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