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Video: Old-timey phonograph – radio reveil

In my nightly search for soothing videos of phonographs playing, I ran across this Peter Pan radio reveil – apparently an alarm of sorts. A clock alarm phonograph? WHAT?!!?!??!

This video has everything I could ask for – soothingness, phonographs, a strange otherness that feels (and is) archaic, birds chirping, physical media of another era taken out of time and context in a way that only highlights its power, and French.

Video: ‘Between Two Ferns’ with Natalie Portman

Not as good as the Jon Hamm fern interview. But there’s a nude dog in it. And some deadpanning.

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Links for 5.6.09: YouTuuuuube, car culture, Minnesota beer…

*Multiplicity: This is the only way to watch YouTube. However, I would also like it if it were always on and you could tune each of the channels individually.

*Auto: Nate Silver, anointed voice-on-earth of the Lord our God Jesus H. Christ, says that Americans are shifting away from car culture.

*Metal: Metal Hammer, after thoroughly researching the matter, names the “top metal celebrities.” Javier Bardem is an inspired choice, in my opinion.

*Local: I hate City Pages. But I love beer. I’m OK on the whole question of Minnesota. All in all, read this article on Minnesota beers. SURRRRRLYYYYY.

*Twitter: My qualitative study of Twin Cities twitterers has hit a snag. Mostly because I feel like the “local” angle is once again like being forced to eat broccoli.

Video: SABERSEGGING – Light Sabers + Segways

The video can be seen here if my idiocy proves out. [lyrical_miracle]

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