Thursday, February 02, 2006

rap-battling hobos 

On you give them the name of your blog (or any website probably)
and they generate a group of key words that show up on your page.

word press

Like finding your name on a license plate at a truck stop gift shop:


Terrific analysis of Pandora vs. Last FM with an intersting analogy: Bowling vs. Batting: "Should we expect spot-on recommendations like a pro bowler expects a strike every time? Or is this more like the baseball batter, who is happy to get a hit one in three times?"
Also a big Tapestry fan chimes in.


Chuck Klosterman's had some pretty good Detroit commentary on ESPN's Page 2.

"If you love burned-out brick buildings, this is the city for you; I have to believe Detroit leads the nation in low-rent housing that's been devastated by combustion. And this raises a question I had never considered until today: What (or who) is causing all of these fires?

My initial assumption was that these places were torched on purpose, probably for slumlord insurance purposes. However, a friend who lives here claims this carnage is usually caused by squatters; a building gets abandoned, it becomes occupied by rap-battling hobos, the hobos start a fire inside a garbage can for warmth, and fiery chaos eventually ensues."


J'ever wonder about the depth of Marty McFly and Doc Brown's relationship? Here's Brokeback To The Future.
"It was an experiment in time, but the variable they couldn't calculate was love."


Jeff Tweedy on filesharing and the like.
"I think what’s happening with file-sharing is that you have a lot more people hearing a lot more music, and I think more than anything else it has engendered an enthusiasm for music. [...] that’s kind the whole point of making music, to be heard. The only thing that stands in the way of making sense to most people is greed."


Abbot & Costello in the 21st Century

COSTELLO: I don't own a computer. I want to buy one.
COSTELLO: I told you, my name's Lou.
ABBOTT: What about Windows?
COSTELLO: Why? Will it get stuffy in here?
ABBOTT: Do you want a computer with Windows?
COSTELLO: I don't know. What will I see when I look at the windows?
ABBOTT: Wallpaper.

it goes on from there...


I didn't know Sarah Jessica Parker was in Real Genius!


Top 100 Mr. T Facts.
"Mr. T's edition of the VH1 show 'Where Are They Now' was the shortest in the show's history. It was 10 seconds long, and consisted of a black screen with the words "Right Behind You" written on it."


Thanks David
Thanks Exquisite Dead Guy
Thanks Aaron
Thanks Formerly Chicago Dave Carmany
Thanks K
Thanks Thighmaster

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