Monday, August 31, 2009

Pac Man

No, I've never been much of a video game player, but I get it enough to find this hilarious. Anyone who would send their friends running nearly blind through grocery stores and pool halls and restaurants is a friend of mine.

Thanks, Chris C.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Beelitz is an abandoned complex outside of Berlin. It used to house a psychiatric hospital, etc. for recovering soldiers. It's a pretty hot place for exploration and photography and graffiti these days. A great series of photographs were taken by LiveJournal user danger_aardvark. Check them out in this entry.



Guys, I want to go to Finland.

It sounds totally awesome.

Friday, August 21, 2009


I found this site today via Sorry I Missed Your Party.

superbomba! is a collection of amazing vintage photos (vintage being really anything over fifteen years old... Doubt anything is really later than 1990ish). It seems that the site began as a pairing of found photos with music - which can be downloaded on the first couple pages. Not all the images are wonderful, but the vast majority are. They are humorous, touching, slices of life, boring in some cases, and always insightful. I got hooked immediately and ended up going back to the beginning. I hope you'll want to do the same.


Tuesday, August 18, 2009


No, this isn't the greatest comic ever, but it's so new! And it'll probably get better! And if it's this good now, it'll be really good eventually.

Simple cartoons of robots being . . . robots. Here's the first lolbot. IT SPEAKS THE TRUTH.


I had a different song by these guys stuck in my head all day. Then I saw this video. Love it. You love it, too.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

The Great Search Engine Debate

These are things you start to find interesting when in library school - embarrassing but true:

This isn't funny, but I think proof that search engines are kind of a crapshoot. Here is a website where you can blindly search Google, Bing, and Yahoo and then vote for which result you think best matches your query. You might be surprised at what you find. I chose each search engine once. Others are leaning towards Yahoo and others towards Google. The point here is - while Google might make up 70% of the market share or something like that, is there really a reason for it? Is it really that much better?

Try for yourself at Blind Search.

And if you want to read more, here's an article about it from The Washington Post.

Thursday, August 13, 2009


Abby recently introduced me to Goths in Hot Weather, which is a rather amazing blog full of goth kids frolicking in the sunshine. Clever titles and ratings abound. Definitely go look at it. However, if you are short on time, you should just check out this video featured on the site. The message is deep and the images compelling. Don't doubt.

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Don't be such a prude...

Well. It might be because I've been on the radio for the past ten hours, but I think it's probably more just that I have a rather crass sense of humor sometimes - - - - - - or always. But here is a great blog. It's called Things That Look Like Cock n Balls. Obviously highbrow. The guys from The Bugle like it, and you will, too.

Without further ado, go look at some pictures of items that look like penises at Things That Look Like Cock n Balls.

Thanks, Abby.

Saturday, August 8, 2009

Snacks and Shit

Recently I ran across this website which basically tells you why I listen to rap music. In two words:


The guys who write the blog take rap lyrics they think are absolutely absurd and make fun of them. Always a good exercise.

Here's the first, explanatory post of Snacks and Shit. Make sure to read as many as possible in order to properly rot your brain.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Can't Get You Out of My Head

Don't fucking judge me. Don't you dare.

I went to see Coldplay on Monday for the third time. It was fucking amazing.

I also found this great video of them covering Kylie Minogue today.

I love it, and you should to. Glastonbury with a great crowd, as always...

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


I am inexplicably obsessing over this song today.

Caribou (Well, Manitoba at the time it was written, I think...) - "Crayon"