Yesterday I posted some CD reviews including one by The Earlies and I was remembering where I had first heard about them: Very Short List. Totally worth signing up for: you get a quasi-daily email giving you a little heads up on music, movies, TV, books, weblinks, etc. One item a day and it actually does a pretty good job ferreting out something semi-obscure or under the radar. In a day when it's harder and harder to find something before it's already been beaten to death, it's pretty refreshing... not that I follow up on more than one or two of their suggestions, added a title to my Netflix queue but it still makes me feel a smidgen cooler. They've also got a nice overall aesthetic going on, so check it out.
Also cool: Tom The Dancing Bug comic over at Salon. I'm a big fan of Salon for a lot of reasons, but those Ruben Bolling comics kill me every week. Worth clicking through an ad for.
Other worthwhile goodies from my shared links from the past week:
- John Tierney was annoying as hell as a Times columnist, but he's doing much more interesting stuff as the science columnist/blogger. Check out this latest work on Stewart Brand.
- Chuck Klosterman's latest blurb on stereotypes
- the incomparable Dino Perucci's pix and words on Mardi Gras
- and in the comedy section, I direct you toward Conservapedia, holy shit these guys are dead serious! For starters, check out the wingnut entry on George Washington, I shudder for my children...
Dad [prepares to sink teeth into ribs]: mmm... ow, it's hot
LJ: What is? That? That meat or what do you call it?
Dad: It's ribs, it's pork
LJ: What's pork? Is that a kind of meat?
Dad: Yeah, it's from a pig.
LJ: People eat pigs!?!?
LJ (waits a beat): Do people eat dogs?
Dad: Er... some do, I guess, but not in this country.
LJ: Good, I like dogs.
Dad (watches his daughters innocence melting before him)
Classic. And if you're wondering, I eat more than just flesh and fried foods and have actually lost 30+ lbs in the past year and have just started running again... so look out world!