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29 January 2007

$trick9 - Modest Proposal

It's rap. But you'll want to listen to know about this.

$trick9's website.
$trick9's MySpace page.

Boingboing's Jan. 28 baby-meat entry.
Baby Facts' PDF.

28 January 2007

Which Science Fiction Writer Are You?

I am:
Isaac Asimov
One of the most prolific writers in history, on any imaginable subject. Cared little for art but created lasting and memorable tales.

Which science fiction writer are you?

To be honest, the first time I was cautious, and I wound up getting Samuel Delaney. Cool, but then I went back and went for broke. That's when the true Me shined forth, ay?

Link (via boingboing).

27 January 2007

Gnarls Barkley - Who Cares?

I tried resisting Gnarls Barkley. I really did. But this song really gets to me, in that Moby kind of way. In fact, I haven't heard a pop tune that has hit me so strongly since Moby's Extreme Ways.

Part of the deal is that I have a girlfriend now. And she's got a kid. And I have a headache all "teh" time. And it's what I want more than anything. You know why? Because it's a connection to G-D. Not like before - that's gone for good - but in a way that I hoped for and which has been consisently beyond my own imagining.

Whatever I was before is, like, dying. It's like my young self. And what I am now is being born, like my "old self." I even talked to my biological father about it. He said the older I get, the more I am going to be like I was when I was a really young kid. Great. I liked that but all the work I have done seems to be for naught.

In any case, I really care about this woman, but she reminds me of the vampire in this video. She wants, and wants, and I am afraid to give. And I get headaches. And today's my birthday. So this is my birthday song. For year 4-2. And I am psyched to be alive! I hope it keeps being as good as this, and better!


23 January 2007

Donnie Davies' Evening Service - The Bible Says (God Hates A Fag)

Evening Service's website.
Donnie Davies' website.
Evening Service's Myspace page.
Metafilter posting.
Metachat post.
Dan Savage reports.)


This link leads to an MP3. It is a DJ mix. Musically, this is what H2RS calls good.

Download, upload, and listen.



Badloader video has been moved to nowyoucansayisawit.

via Music Thing.

Beardy Man

KJ Sawka - Live on C89.5

Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers

Buddy Rich

Animal Vs. Buddy Rich

10 January 2007

The Highstrung - The Real Meal Ticket

Here's something to brighten up your day. It's a good song - emo tangential - with a very funny shower scene from Detroit band, The Highstrung.

Link (via Stacie).

08 January 2007

Bach's BWV 848

Beach Impeach

This week, over 1000 people gathered in San Francisco via a FlashMob to spell out this timely message.

Here's another vantage point.

Link (via Metafilter).

03 January 2007

Battle of Los Angeles - UFO over Los Angeles, 1942

In 1942, Los Angeles was freaked out over possible wartime invasion. So when a UFO shows up over the city...

...well, all hell breaks loose. Here's the famously underplayed story. And here's a breakdown of the images.

First Disclosure

Found here.

NPR on the November 7th United UFO Incident at O'Hare

The Chicago UFO (though now called UAP - Unidentified Aerial Phenomenon [link not specifically relevant but interesting!]) is on the undercurrent of popular news stories. But it's picking up steam, as you will find below.

NPR audio link.

Also, story on Slashdot.

01 January 2007

Solomon Andrews

I have spent enough time figuring out to write about. Here's what I discovered. We have a lot more to be talking about than most of what everyone else is talking about.

And here's a good for instance. Solomon Andrews was an inventor from the 1800s, who created an airship that he could steer without a motor. The only thing is, no one else knows how he did it.

So, essentially? He created a balloon that could fly upwind without the use of an engine. And that is neat!

So when I find something like this, I Google it. Which I did. I googled, "Solomon Andrews," and then after I learned about the Aereon, then I googled "Solomon Andrews" aereon.

Did you know that dirigibles were pretty much invented by Solomon Andrews? And that balloons and dirigibles are already being planned for assisting in the exploration of Mars?

Along the lines of that search, I found this article full of unusual and little-known bits of information. Of particular note, Thomas Townsend Brown and his claims of discovering anti-gravity.

But even better than that was this...

...it's what may be the first ufo photo ever, snapped in 1871! Here's the story.

In any case, I have discovered the function of HowToRockstar. It making known the little-known, the forgotten, and the unpopular. That's how I do it, it's how I rockstar. And if you rockstar, it's how you'll do it, too. Take my word for it. My name is Mongo Nikol.