Wednesday, December 06, 2006
- subject line of some spam Steve got.
Some great examples of English subtitles in Hong Kong movies.
"Same old rules: no eyes, no groin."
A buddy of mine puts together PitchforkWine which is a blog about wine in the same way that this is a blog about data, mixing educated but non-snooty wine reviews with albums that might match the delicate bouquet.
"The latest effort from The Decemberists, The Crane Wife, is analogous to my experience with Viña Esmeralda. Those bookish, cardigan-wearing kids from Portland have always had one foot in the old world while turning out contemporary pop (a genre which seems to be undergoing a renaissance worthy of no longer using the term as a pejorative). Elitists be damned, their folk-meets-prog major label debut is as much of an excercise in accessibility as it is in esotericism. Chamber pop melodies, kick-ass guitar solos, and a track so long I momentarily thought I was at a Yes concert when I saw them live last month. They deserve all the air-play they can get, just as this interesting white blend is a worthy competitor of other less-interesting wines in its price range."
Speaking of intelligent insightful websites, here is a video of a guy wacking a flaming can of WD-40 with a stick until it explodes.
Note the quick "Stop, Drop & Roll" he employs, narrowly cheating him out of a Darwin Award.
A little late for Halloween, but here is what Mary Poppins would look like as a horror movie.
Jesus Christ, I never realized how much freaky shit is in that movie.
"It's fun to pray at the Y.M.C.A."