Researchers find song recorded before Edison's... →
A “phonautogram” was used to “record” sound before Edison did the same with his phonograph. IT SOUNDS COOL - GET IT???!!!
This precious little find courtesy of Gawker-er ADismalScience, who is a Real Man of Genius.
The scene: McDonald’s in midtown Manhattan. A lady struggles to open her bottle of orange juice. It isn’t working. Seconds later, a man approaches, his hand outstretched - an offer to achieve what she has not been able to. Effortlessly, he opens the bottle, and hands it back to the grateful woman, who will now enjoy the fruits of his labor. (Fruit juice of his labor? Nah,...
Four U.S. soldiers killed in Iraq, death toll... →
This weekend, the 4,000th U.S. soldier was killed in the Iraq war. How did the major US. media cover it? Yesterday, on CNN, the first I caught it was right before break, when the anchor intoned “The U.S. death toll in Iraq has now hit 4,000. CNN has confirmed. We’ll have more.. right after this.” Commercial. NBC NEWS EDITORIAL MEETING - NOTES FRIDAY, 21...
Kubrick 2001: The space odyssey explained →
Arthur C. Clarke, sci-fi giant, passed away at the age of 90. He lived past 2001, and almost made it to 2010. This nifty little Flash site is quite a tribute (and thorough analysis) of 2001, the movie that still manages to confound many of us today. It’s worth a re-watch, at least. R.I.P.
America's economy, in the shitter - and they want...
This is a sad day for America. At least, the America with money. For those of us without money, we’re like, “Meh? Meh.” The collapse of Bear Stearns is just the latest humiliation for the once proud and might American economy. Now I am by no means an economist. I don’t read The Economist. Nor am I fucking an economist, with or without my ex-wife. (Hot!) But,...
How Google Works →
It’s simple, nifty, scary, and cool. And neat.
Wrong analyst for CNN story on Spitzer - Yahoo!... →
Dear CNN booker: You won’t be fired, don’t worry. But! We’re totally docking your paycheck for the food and transportation we provided for this guy. Next time, send him to Larry King.
More sunlight, yay!
I went to the bathroom this morning and here was all this SUNLIGHT pouring in. It’s already fucking March, for chrissake! 2008 is 1/6th over! The days are getting longer, which is awesome, because I cannot wait to seed my fucking lawn. There, I said it.
A week ago: Marion Cotillard is awesome. Now,... →
To paraphrase this French Oscar-winning actress, the World Trade Center was demolished because the cost of renovating them - namely, the “cabling” - would have been cost-prohibitive. Aaah, genius. I guess this French chick doesn’t watch any home improvement shows on HGTV, or TLC, or whatever, because instead of working with what she’s got, she thinks it’s better to...