Did you know? Anyone who uses a name online taken from an Ayn Rand novel
has forever forfeited the right to be taken seriously. Now you know.
- The Buffalo Beast has posted its list of the Fifty
Most Loathsome People of 2006.
- Eventide, perhaps best known for fantastic harmonizers that cost
thousands of dollars, announced at this year's NAMM show that they're
going to be putting out a delay/looper. Music Thing found more
details. They have a really good reputation, and it has a lot of
knobs, but $500 is a lot of money for 12 seconds of loop time unless it
does something amazing. I'd rather spend that much money on a Lo Fi Loop Junky.
- Richard Dawkins' documentary, The Root of All Evil, can be
found online here.
If you don't like Dawkins, this won't change your mind, but I thought it
was pretty good.
Jackson sings the blues. He's promoting Black Snake Moan, a
film in which (and I am not making this up) he plays a blues preacher who,
after finding a drug-addicted nymphomaniacal teenager passed out in
the road, literally chains said teenager to his radiator and attempts to
reform her. I'm sure we can all find a Snakes on a Plane joke of
our own here.
- If Apple stabbed Leander Kahney in the chest with a rusty pitchfork,
he'd probably write a column titled Why
being stabbed in the chest with a rusty pitchfork is the best thing Apple
has ever done for me.
- The blog for the Castlevania animated movie, written by Warren
has opened here
This story (listen to it here), about a lobotomy patient who goes looking for the story of his operation, is one of the most powerful, painful, and riveting things I have heard in a long time. I caught it on the way home today, and spent 10 minutes in the car to hear it finish. This kind of reporting is the reason that NPR is a national treasure.
Boy, do I feel lazy.
- The Skeptic's Circle, with Harry Potter theme. Well, nothing's perfect.
- The Carnival of Gamers, #5. My bit on perfect games is on here. It seems a little small this time--I'm hoping the next monthly installment is more impressive. But you know, the summer is bad for games, both as new releases and in the general atmosphere.
- Flying Cats make me smile. Set it to a 1-second delay and just sit back to watch.
- I'll have more on this later, after I finish working on some fiction. In the meantime, someone needs to sit in a corner and think deeply about their misappropriation of Orwell.
- Kung Fu Monkey speaks truth on evolution and the presidency.
Actual original thought on the way. It's been a busy week on my social calendar.