Archive for October, 2008

Wednesday Night Internet Roundup

Posted in tubes, web chatter, white people with tags , on October 29, 2008 by John

Well, I’ve been poking around the Internet and found a few pieces worth mentioning.

  • I’ve come to the conclusion after a week or so that the Daily Beast is a pretty good internet news source.  At first glance it seems scattered, but once you get past the insane design of the page, there’s some consistently interesting stuff.  The basic concept is that the site takes highbrow news items and and puts them in a tabloid.  The biggest asset though is that unlike a few other web-magazines, it doesn’t overreach.  It does a few things well (enough), and doesn’t want to be a full fledged news outlet.  Because I already have NYTimes.com.
  • Chuck Rose and Slate both get a nod for teaming up to give me some meaty PBS interviews on my computer.
  • White People have their own real estate site now with Gentrify.  It actually is a good resource for finding an apartment if you don’t mind the entire website making fun of you.

Finally, this one doesn’t quite get the endorsement:

  • The problem with this potentially great German image search engine is that it’s ‘semantic’ which roughly translates to ‘buggy’ in English.

It’s good to see we’ve got a few people coming back.  It’s really starting to feel like a good old family blog again.

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World’s Largest Zombie Walk

Posted in 2008, death, monsters, the future on October 29, 2008 by kevin

Zombie Walk

God

Posted in God Almighty, music on October 29, 2008 by Shiv

shit. i mean it. look below, fuck

Deerblog, Shiv’s Raving Cont.

Posted in 2008, music with tags , on October 28, 2008 by Shiv

So, I’ve put up numerous posts about Deerhunter. But here’s thee one. Microcastle, their latest LP is out and if you haven’t heard it, do it.

With this disc, however, comes Weird Era Cont., a bonus disc which assembles (arguably) their best collection of songs (Them being, possibly (definitely) the best new band making music today). Microcastle is fantastic in its own right but this one just blows me away. The 3-song-stint Vox Celeste/Cicadas/Vox Humana just kills me. It’s really just too, too gorgeous. I could go on and on..

MICROCASTLE

and

WEIRD ERA CONT.

(Not my links but buy this album, it comes with bonus discs, come on)

And, I’ll finally see them on 11/25. After you finish melting, be sure to buy a ticket.

Electoral Map Predictions?

Posted in 2008, America, Obama, politics on October 24, 2008 by Micah Gordon

So NY Times online lets you make your own Electoral Maps…they offer their predictions based on polling, too. I’ve made my predictions. Anyone care to put in their 2 cents? Or maybe $5? Make this interesting? Obama’s gonna kick some McAss.

WHOOOOAH

Posted in 2008, music with tags , on October 24, 2008 by John

This is gravy.

WAVVES – WAVVES

Not the cover art, but what I got when I typed a description, “surf punk,” into flickr.  If someone can find this album I will pay good money for it.

P.S. Mixtape coming when I fuckin wanna.

I Love This Guy!

Posted in Obama, politics on October 21, 2008 by Micah Gordon

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