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Breaking mini-links post! (7.27.08): Extreme diarrhea and cassette tapes

*Updated (7.28).

*Daring Fireball: Apple uber-expert John Gruber thinks that Steve Jobs has EXTREME DIARRHEA!!!!

*Tapes and Tapes: OK, just days after a story on how cassette tapes are totally killing in the prison system comes out, we are holding a funeral for the cassette (based on audio book publishers’ dropping them). What happened in just the last few days? (They were shanked?) [mediaeater]

*Also dead: According to the Times, liner notes are going the way of the cassette tape, as well. I’d like to thank the internet. (Get it? Like a liner note! I made that up just now!!!!!11 Ugh.)

*Lists: Metafilter compiles a list of music lists that includes the 100 Greatest Songs of 1967, the 50 Greatest Classical Tone Poems and the Greatest Frontmen of Rock. A list of reasons this is not a sign of the coming apocalypse:
1) It’s a lot of lists.
2) They’re in one place.
3) They are a fast, orderly way to consume and/or simply sort information.
4) Why would I decry as fatuous a fast, orderly way of consuming information? Can I not just take it at face value and look for other kinds of information in other kinds of places? Hello!? Hello!

Links for 7.27.08: Emo bans in Russia, clown walking, Lego album covers…

*Nostalgia mash: 20 classic album covers recreated in Legos. (Lovely Legoized Aphex Twin cover!) [music slut]

*Culture: Russia may outlaw emo culture (dress, websites, etc.). Why did Mexico not think of this? [thedailyswarm]

*Dancing: You must learn how to C-Walk if you want to win friends. And influence people. (Featuring lovely how-to videos!) [mefi]

*Telephony: Phoning It In has posted their entire archive of telephonic performances, including some from Petra Haden, Poison Control Center, Jens Lekman. Lovely? [largehearted boy]

*Punk Princesses: Silicon Alley Insider does the math on the supposed mint (around $2M) YouTube owes Avril Lavigne for all those “Girlfriend” (and other) plays.

*Question and Answer: Why do chicks dig musicians? The answer is based on SCIENCE. [medialoper]

*Off-topic video: College Humor collects the Top 10 eye-gouging scenes in cinema. I have no idea why, but my father took me to see Blade Runner in the theater when it first came out (I was 8 years old at the time of its release). That double-thumb eye-gouge not only was the point at which we left the theater, it has also doggedly haunted my dreams ever since. [waxy]