Thursday, March 30, 2006

Surgeons remove two fetuses from infant

When I hear stories like this, it just reminds me how much of an incredible unlikelihood it is for any human ever to actually live through birth and into adulthood. . .

Surgeons remove two fetuses from infant:

"Surgeons operated on a 2-month-old Pakistani girl Tuesday to remove two fetuses that had grown inside her while she was still in her mother's womb, a doctor said."
"Other fetus-in-fetu cases have been reported elsewhere in the world. A report in a June 2000 issue of the U.S. journal Pediatrics called such occurrences rare and estimated their rate at about 1 per 500,000 births."

Wednesday, March 29, 2006

RIP Arrested Development

Looks like they're not moving to Showtime or ABC (even though they got offers), but instead doing nothing.

Sunday, March 26, 2006


I assume you are all aware of this.

Saturday, March 25, 2006


From Wikipedia: Addwaitya (c. 1751–March 23, 2006) is possibly 255 years old, tortoise claimant for world's oldest animal, reputedly former pet of General Robert Clive, 1st Baron Clive, recently died of liver failure.

Doesn't it just fuck horribly with your comprehension of reality to think that a creature, composed of tissue, that was 38 years old at the time of the French Revolution, JUST DIED YESTERDAY?

Friday, March 24, 2006

Apparently there's finally going to be a new Mark Z. Danielewski novel. It's called Only Revolutions. There's a website but it only leads to a forum whose posts which mostly contain inane chattering and speculation, but there's also one old enigmatic missive from MZW which may or may not be related. Man are the people in that forum paranoid.

(Via >MetaFilter.)

Tuesday, March 21, 2006

Bird Sex

I have always wondered about this.

Fly Glasses

Man, is it ever exciting to live in this new era of amazing scientific and technological advances! New diseases are being discovered and cured giving people everywhere the chance to live longer and happier lives, new avenues for communication opened up that let us find intimacy with formerly foreign people halfway around the word, and the greatest and oldest dreams of mankind to understand and affect the basic building blocks of nature from the smallest particle to the largest cosmological structure are at last being realized.

Oh. Also, Japanese "Scientists using special laser technology have crafted a pair of mini-spectacles (2 mm) and placed them on the head of a housefly."

Will the wonders truly never cease?

(translated by Pink Tentacle)
(Original Japanese article)
(Via MAKE: Blog)

Ninjas on Tape

Some of you may remember what Cary and Greg and I had to say upon witnessing our first public display of hardcore dancing in Tucson on our summer '04 tour. Now you can see for yourselves what all the fuss was about.

(you might want to download this rather than wait for it to buffer)

Friday, March 17, 2006

The New Faces Of Saturday Night Live on the Onion. Bill Hader, Andy Samberg, Jason Sudeikis, and Kristen Wiig on the stressful environment of the show, auditioning, and stuff.

Sunday, March 12, 2006

New Gritty Bond Movie Features Parkour Founder

According to a Reuters story on Yahoo News, the new James Bond movie will be, in addition to starring a blond Bond, deviating from the series conversions:

"Casino Royale," the 21st movie featuring the debonair English superspy, takes Bond back to the start of Ian Fleming's series. . .There'll be no computer-generated imagery and the MI6 agent, played for the first time by English actor Daniel Craig, will take a while to get into his trademark tuxedo." [snipped a little to avoid spoilers]


"Mollaka [the villain] is played by Sebastien Foucan, French co-founder of a popular urban sports trend called Freerunning, or Parkour, and his powerful running style makes Bond appear clumsy."

Monday, March 06, 2006

Sonic Youth News

In maybe the weirdest yet most of-the-moment piece of music news in, Thurston Moore's tiny noise label, Ecstatic Peace, has signed a distro deal with the largest record label in the world - Universal.

Some other exciting tidbits from today's Pitchfork:

Moore is also working on a follow-up to his 1995 pop solo album Psychic Hearts, which, as previously reported, is due to be reissued (along with Sonic Youth's self-titled debut EP and the Ciccone Youth project's wonderfully bizarre The Whitey Album) by Geffen on March 14.

Lee Ranaldo fans should also rejoice in the news that the man is preparing a "singer-songwriter" album for Ecstatic Peace. For those of us who treat "Eric's Trip", "Mote", and "Wish Fulfillment" as sacred texts, this is most exciting.

Potentially even more exciting is the new Sonic Youth album, which finally has a release date: June 6. Yes, 6/6/06. "I heard that a lot of artists who had the 666 release date had requested to be moved," Moore chuckled. "We demanded it."

For the moment, the record remains untitled. "We're fighting about it," Moore said. "I want to call it Rather Ripped. Kim wants to call it Rocked Up. The other two guys are like, 'whatever.'"


Meanwhile, Rolling Stone has a different release date, and a more or less altogether different story, revolving around 70s rock and the The Rembrandts. Their Thurston Anti-Bullshit-ware has never been too hot. But who knows?

Sunday, March 05, 2006


It's a rare event when Greg, Will and I agree on something. Figures that the one movie in recent memory we all hated is now apparently the Best Picture of 2005. Did you guys dislike this movie as much as we did?

I enjoyed the Ben stiller and negative ads campaign, but this was a pretty darn lackluster telecast.

Real Life Simpsons Opening

on You Tube

Saturday, March 04, 2006

Escaping The Vaginas!

Happy Birthday Reid & Cameron!


A couple of things, unrelated to each other except that we've talked about them before:

Malcolm Gladwell started a blog.

The American movie based on that German cannibal has, at least for now, lost its right to distribution in Germany.

Classical Music is being used as a crime-deterring irritant in blighted parks.

also, our new record is done. It is called "You Can Know Danger" and the track list is as follows:
1. In the Background
2. Wish I Was Younger
3. Forever Ago
4. We Saw Them Leave You There
5. Time is Near
6. How Many Ms Are There in Moment
7&8. Say That You'll Do It
9. One Last Thing
10. Oh, It's Way Too Late

Friday, March 03, 2006

The Real Black Sheep?

Did you guys know that Jeb Bush converted to Catholicism? I didn't. Weird.