Tuesday, May 3, 2016

That Carly bump...

... sure didn't last long... O Ted!

Monday, May 2, 2016

Something new under the sun

Or new to me, at least. Pretty damn cool. Hat tip to Boing Boing, of course.

Kung Fu Motion Visualization from Tobias Gremmler on Vimeo.

Friday, April 29, 2016

America First!

Sometimes I think we just might be the greatest country on earth after all... certainly the greatest state... Go Summit High!

Manly health and training

Finally, a self-help manual for men that I can believe in...
To you, clerk, literary man, sedentary person, man of fortune, idler, the same advice: "Up!"
And when WW commands "up," you know he has every possible meaning of "up" in mind.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

Partisan divergence on immigration

This is pretty amazing. The whole report, from Pew, is fascinating. Clearly Trump is tapping into a real phenomenon, but given the generational divide revealed in the report, the trends are not favorable for the xenophobic America First-ers. Hat tip to Tyler Cowen.

Well here we are, ladies and gentlemen...

... the dream we all dream of...
(Oh please!) ... Boy versus girl in the World Series of Love...

"U Got the Look" features some of my favorite Prince lyrics, not to mention Sheena Easton holding her own with His Purple Highness. A perfect pop song.

Love is not on Donald Trump's mind, but boy versus girl seems to be, and I say: Bring it on! I look forward to joining all my fellow wimpy-boys in voting for the girl come November.

Monday, April 25, 2016

Science reveals the secret to Freddie Mercury's voice...

... and it turns out to be... vibrato? Really? That's the best science has to offer? I can forgive Kelly McEvers for being a Queen fan. There's no shame in bad taste... many have it. But she really never noticed that ostentatious warble until now? Or are the "chills" she got from this revelation all part of the act, the feigned wonder and credulity that now seem to be a job requirement for NPR anchors, from David Greene to Ari Shapiro? And when I finally reach my limit and give up on them, where will I go?

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Prince, RIP

Sigh. His music videos are quickly taken down from YouTube, so it's hardly worth the effort to post one of my many favorite songs. And there are many.