Phoenix - Lisztomania
How Many Balloons Would It Take To Lift a House? -... →
If Carl were trying to use regular old party balloons to fly his house, he’d need a whole lot more. A typical party balloon—11 inches in diameter, with 26 inches of curling ribbon—can lift 4.8 grams, or about 0.17 ounces. Assuming these flimsier balloons could withstand the strain—and not counting the extra string that would be involved—it would take more than 9.4 million balloons to lift...
Deerhoof - Twin Killers
Grizzly Bear - Two Weeks
The Magnetic Fields - I Don’t Want To Get...
Reasonable Consumer Would Know "Crunchberries" Are... →
On May 21, a judge of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California dismissed a complaint filed by a woman who said she had purchased “Cap’n Crunch with Crunchberries” because she believed “crunchberries” were real fruit. The plaintiff, Janine Sugawara, alleged that she had only recently learned to her dismay that said “berries” were in...
Of Montreal - Gronlandic Edit
Behind the Scenes: Tank Man of Tiananmen →
Few images are more recognizable or more evocative. Known simply as “tank man,” it is one of the most famous photographs in recent history. There was not just one “tank man” photo. Four photographers captured the encounter that day from the Beijing Hotel, overlooking Changan Avenue (the Avenue of Eternal Peace), their lives forever linked by a single moment in time. They shared their...
BLACK CAB SESSIONS with Bon Iver. Pretty genius idea. Take a band, put them inside one of London’s famous black cabs, and make them perform a song. Definitely worth checking out the other videos on the site…
AN INFANT PONDERS THE TABULA RASA. →
I have no interest in that a posteriori knowledge you’re peddling, and neither Baby Einstein nor the curiously effeminate residents of Sesame Street will convince me otherwise. I am now as I always desire to be: a kinetic force of limitless potential. via McSweeney’s
Watch this in preparation for The Hangover this weekend…
The National - Brainy
Bulldog in a Box, in Shades →
“It looks as if it’s going fast even when it’s standing still,” is the clichéd compliment auto designers like to hear. But Nissan’s design director, Shiro Nakamura, jokes that the Cube looks as if it’s standing still even when it is going fast. It is an antihero of a car — a cartoon car perhaps. Mr. Nakamura says it is appropriate for these belt-tightening times when expensive, macho and very...
Better to remain silent and be thought a fool than to speak out and remove all...– Abraham Lincoln
Masterstroke: Man who couldn't even draw stickmen... →
When Alan, 49, emerged from a gruelling 16-hour operation following his stroke, he found he had become a reborn ‘Michelangelo’ and was able to paint and draw with incredible detail. via Daily Mail
Belle & Sebastian - The State I Am In (BBC...
The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are...– Nassim Nicholas Taleb in The Black Swan
Animal Collective - Brother Sport