Saturday, February 24, 2007

Our Town Could Be Your Life

Thanks for the input on the title for my local music column, gang. I went with "Our Town Could Be Your Life" and my first column ran this week. About to sit down and work on the next one.


Thursday, February 22, 2007

Another webcomic

I still miss Calvin and Hobbes, but Cat and Girl is pretty funny, as well as smart. My favorite three-part story begins here.

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Sunday, February 18, 2007

Craigslist Ad of the Day

i want to trade you for your psp i have a autographed bo jackson 8x11 with authenticity from when he played for the raiders i also have a blue ds with 2 games and a sword its 4 feet tall and has a dragon handle i also have 40 dollars

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Saturday, February 17, 2007

beatboxing flute super mario bros. theme

beatboxing flute super mario bros. theme on YouTube

(via MeFi)


Wednesday, February 14, 2007

Name That Column

One of a few exciting developments in my life lately is that I was asked to take over the local music column in one of Portland's two alternative weeklies. I will be turning in my first column for The Portland Mercury next Monday, but before I do so, I need to come up with a new name for the column. It has historically been called "The Scene Report," but "scene" rubs me the wrong way, with its connotations of exclusivity, hipsterism and other non-musical, non-community-based factors. The title doesn't have to be super clever, necessarily, but it should clearly convey that it is the local music column without sounding snarky or elitist. Any ideas? Song lyrics to co-opt? Famous phrases? Something simple?

I'm pretty excited about this opportunity and the possibilities it affords for exploring some of the community issues I'm obsessed with (i.e. all-ages exclsuion).

All input is appreciated.

Friday, February 09, 2007

Freak of Nature Beats Mario 64 in 20 Minutes

This guy deserves to be Fucking President. I'm now looking rather askance at the swell of pride I felt ten years ago when I beat Mario 64 after investing roughly umpteen weeks.

Sunday, February 04, 2007

ASIMO falls downstairs

I really like the rushed reaction of the techs, the dimming of lights, and the modesty screen.

(via Make)

Thursday, February 01, 2007

Elective Amputation

Fascinating article from The Guardian about a woman who's halfway through with her quest to have both her legs amputated. As extreme as it sounds, but, truthfully, I think it's really moving. And it speaks pretty well, as far as I know, to the impulse that drives people to undergo all sorts of non-trivial body modification.

(via BoingBoing)

Harry Potter Release Date

July 21. Be there. In the book.
More here.