University Of Road Runner And Coyote

by on September 6, 2011

Alrighty then. Turn off the TV. Labour Day’s over and done with; it’s time to face facts. That decision that you’ve been deferring for so long has at long last come due. Are you or aren’t you going back to school?

“I can’t afford it,” you cry.

“There isn’t enough time,” you complain.

“School is too hard,” you protest.

You’re not wrong. School is all of the above – expensive, …
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AutoTrader Will Only Get You So Far

by on August 31, 2011

This is how we know for sure that times are tough. As separate lots in the same online auction, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang and the Panthermobile from the Pink Panther cartoon series are going up for sale starting September 4.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don’t mean to be all ‘gimme gimme gimme’ about it, but if I’ve …
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Willie Nelson Don’t Dig On (Factory-Raised) Swine (It Seems)

by on August 30, 2011

Willie Nelson covers Coldplay. For a commercial. On the one hand, there’s not a doubt in my mind that he’s a bit of a whore, but on the other, he just made Coldplay eleventeen-thousand times more listenable than I’ve ever found them to be.

On another hand, he really is shilling for a fastish-food restaurant, but on another ‘nother hand, that restaurant is a smaller operation that, if we’re to …
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Understanding 9/11 (Thirty Seconds At A Time)

by on August 26, 2011

 

We’re making our way toward the tenth anniversary of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, and Internet Archive, which was already a go-to place on the web for all kinds of interesting, has launched Understanding 9/11, “a library of news coverage of the events of 9/11/2001 and their aftermath as presented by U.S. and international broadcasters.”

There’s a video summary of key points …
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Crazy, But That’s How It Goes…

by on August 20, 2011

Item: Jon Huntsman, current Republican presidential candidate who came second-last in the Iowa Straw Poll (no, I haven’t really been able to figure out/muster up the willingness to figure out what that is or why it’s important) with 69 votes, recently Tweeted, “To be clear. I believe in evolution and trust scientists on global warming. Call me crazy.”

That's Jon Huntsman. Let's be honest. We've all seen crazier.

I’ll …
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Don’t You Want To Celebrate Chris Ware?

by on August 20, 2011

Is it Chris Ware’s birthday today? No, it’s not.

Omigod! Chris Ware didn’t DIE, did he? This isn’t some kind of memorial, is it? Mmm, no, he’s still alive, as far as I know.

Well, did Chris Ware recently publish something new and groundbreaking, for which you’re merely giving credit where it’s due? Not exactly, though he did just publish Acme Novelty Library #20 in the springtime, and there’s
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It’s Got Great Vengeance And Furious Anger, And I Can Dance To It

by on August 13, 2011

Ahhh, modern times. We have two videos for your comparing and contrasting enjoyment. Above, Eclectic Method has taken soundtrack and images from a bunch of Quentin Tarantino movies and stitched them together into a seamless, danceable (and violent) whole, entitled the Tarantino Mixtape.

Below we have Wugazi, a mashup of Wu-Tang Clan and Fugazi, with a fan-prepared video for “Shame On Blue” (“Brooklyn Zoo” and “Blueprint”), spliced together from …
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Look! Up In The Sky…!

by on August 7, 2011

On this day in history, at the tender age of 24, Philippe Petit enacted his secret plan to smuggle himself into the newly built World Trade Center and walk a tightrope between the towers.

At the risk of sounding like a self-help dude, maybe you should make a point today of doing something bold – if not for you, then for Monsieur Petit. And/or, you can watch the documentary about …
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Throwing Our Voices Behind An Idea Whose Time Has Come

by on August 1, 2011

It pretty much goes without saying that with few exceptions, everybody likes a long weekend and everybody will take an extra day off when it’s offered, without much concern for why it’s being offered. Right? Right.

But “Bank Holiday”? Any way you slice it, it’s a little on the uninspiring side to know the reason you’re getting a day off is because somebody would rather not pay you. It’s true …
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Dept Of Rasta Nirvana

by on June 17, 2011


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Game Seven Is A Force That Gives Us Meaning

by on June 14, 2011

It won’t be long now before the 2010/11 NHL season is decided once and for all. As the clock ticks down, for your delectation, here is a brief account of Stanley Cup Final Game 7 moments from the last 30 years.

But here’s the piece you really want. From N+1, Kent Russell all at once outlines a brief history of hockey goaltending, sketches a comparison/contrast of the principle characters …
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Say Something, Bla Bla

by on June 9, 2011

Far be it for me to tell you what to do, but if you’ve got a few minutes and you’re not some radical libertarian contrarian who refuses the well-intended suggestions of others on principle alone, Bla Bla is something I think you ought to try. ‘Try’ might be an odd word to use when we’re talking about a movie, but I supposed that’s where a lot of my enthusiasm for
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