Who said Powerpoint was useless? This is quite possibly one of the funniest things I’ve ever seen — hip-hop and rap tracks represented in the form of Powerpoint charts and graphs. (Note: Each slide is a link to the YouTube video of the song referenced.)
Archive for the ‘awesome’ Category
Wes Anderson’s new film, The Darjeeling Limited, comes out on September 29th, and I can’t hardly wait. In an world where Transformers, quite possibly the shittiest piece of shit I have ever seen in my adult life, can may a few hundred million dollars, I’m glad there are directors like Wes Anderson. He’s had his ups and downs, but his worst work is still better than 99% of the movies released in American cinemas.
I would rather watch his Amex commercial on a continuous loop for two hours than have to sit through Pirates of the Carribean 3 again.
If nothing else, I’m sure the soudtrack will be awesome.
I can’t say I understand the motivation to get a corporate logo tattooed on your body, especially that of the Microsoft Zune. I’ve watched enough Miami Ink to know that the only worthwhile tattoo is one that tells a story about who you are, where you come from, or what you aspire to be.
I have to wonder – What association is this fellow trying to make between himself and the #4 mp3 player on the market? It is a product that can best be described by comparing it to another product, the iPod. It has no defining quality that makes it iconic, in the marktplace or on your arm. Quite simply, it has no soul.
That said, it is a nice tattoo. If it didn’t have such bland connnotations, it might be really interesting.
Thanks to my favorite music blog, Stereogum, for bringing this to my attention.
Those of you who know me personally know that I have spent the last two years at the University of North Carolina pursuing my master’s degree in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. As of last Friday, I am officially finished. I defended my thesis and handed in the final manuscript. While I don’t get my diploma until May 13th, my academic requirements are complete.
I want to thank my friends and family for all of their support during these last two years. I also want to thank my colleagues at both McKinney and Modernista! for putting up with with me as an intern. And to my classmates and professors at UNC, just know that I would not have been able to do this without you challenging me every day.
A few months back, I was reading this great essay that attempts to reconcile the six Star Wars film under one cohesive logic (link via kottke.org). The essay left me with more than a few questions, so I decided to do a little research on my own. “Surely, there must me some sort of online Star Wars encyclopedia,” I thought. Boy, was I right.
Wookieepedia is a wiki dedicated to all things Star Wars. And when I say “all things” I mean “ALL THINGS”. Lando Calrissian’s complete biography…got it. What is a storm trooper’s armor made of? Got that too. Never seen a female wookiee? Here’s Chewbacca’s wife.
Sorry. My intention here wasn’t to drag you into complete geekdom.
Actually, I wanted to point out that in spite of all the negative press that Wikipedia sometimes gets, a site like Wookieepedia shows us what it’s really all about. It shows us that a few people can collect, in one place, all we know about a subject. (And, I assume, with some accuracy.) Think about it. The Star Wars universe consists of hundreds of comics and novels, several TV specials, video games and, oh, six feature films. Every detail from each one of these artifacts has been collected, collated and cross-referenced on one site. That’s quite a feat, and a tribute to the power of social networks and collective knowledge.
Of course, the real universe is infinitely larger and more complex than the one George Lucas has created. But I think you get my point.
Picked this up a few weeks ago at a flea market. It is a framed print a nuclear power plant. Though I initially thought it was Three Mile Island, it turns out that it is not. It seems to be from the 60’s, having probably hung behind some lobbyist or public official’s desk. I’d imagine that somewhere else in the room there was a poster that said something like, “Atomic Power: A Brighter Tomorrow.” I’m not sure who painted this or why, but it’s hanging in my living room nonetheless.
Thanks to Kevin for inspiring this post.
An ad-centric spoof of those Monster.com ads from a few years back. Enjoy!