Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Cover Songs

List of the worst cover songs ever. Some of these are pretty astounding.

(via Majikthise)

Monday, June 11, 2007

Sopranos Finale

To add to The Sopranos' total domination of Technorati tracking tonight, I must ask:

What did everyone think of the finale? I actually thought they did just about as well as they possibly could - no inevitably disappointing going to jail or operatic death scenes. The episode felt very much of the series. The cat storyline was classic Paulie, and the central Sopranos ethos that nothing ever really changes, particularly death and aging, held fast. And Phil's hit was appropriately unceremonious. I liked it, and it made me sad to see the show go.

Also, does every season of the show other than 4 end with a family dinner? I can't remember exactly, but it definitely felt right going out that way, gesturing towards the great Season 3 closer, the Vesuvio black-out, and last season's holiday get-together.

Anyone see John from Cincinnati yet? Looking forward to checking that out, but still bitter about the end of Deadwood, the smartest show ever on TV.


Saturday, June 09, 2007

The Crazification Factor

Kung Fu Money uses the socratic method to explain the seemingly hard floor of %27 in Bush's approval rating:

John: Hey, Bush is now at 37% approval. I feel much less like Kevin McCarthy screaming in traffic. But I wonder what his base is --

Tyrone: 27%.

John: ... you said that immediately, and with some authority.

Tyrone: Obama vs. Alan Keyes. Keyes was from out of state, so you can eliminate any established political base; both candidates were black, so you can factor out racism; and Keyes was plainly, obviously, completely crazy. Batshit crazy. Head-trauma crazy. But 27% of the population of Illinois voted for him. They put party identification, personal prejudice, whatever ahead of rational judgment. Hell, even like 5% of Democrats voted for him. That's crazy behaviour. I think you have to assume a 27% Crazification Factor in any population.

(via MeFi)

Tuesday, June 05, 2007

Phenomenal Cat

Misha stars in a TV commercial. Cary, you really should have told us sooner.


Mark Ruffalo to star in adaptation of Blindness, directed by Fernando Meirelles. Ruffalo, Meirelles and Saramago. This could be quite exciting.

Monday, June 04, 2007

Exploding Animals

Wikipedia has a category for Exploding Animals, which includes:

bat bomb
anti-tank dog
and exploding snake

Also, Willaim I of England who, apparently, "exploded after death".

(via Digg)