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Month: October, 2009

Links for 10.10.09: Meat paintings, dirty avatars and monotony

*Art: Paintings of meat. Ruebenesque. [neatorama]

*Politics: What kind of art have the Obamas put up in the White House? Not a single painting of meat.

*Words: I’ve long admired Portuguese poet / identity-shifter Fernando Pessoa. Maybe you would like him, too? Here are some translations from Poetry. Anyone familiar with an old blogging alter-ego of mine, Kelvin Gordon, will note that Pessoa’s commentaries on monotony were an influence.

*Business: The Gartner Group says you should put some damn clothes on your too-sexy avatar. [digits]

*Twitter: Read these four things.

*Today’s grade: F.

Links for 10.9.09: Bombing the moon, bros, and DUDE we BOMBED the MOON!!!11

*Events: Kind of a big day today. We bombed the moon and Barack Obama won the Nobel Peace Prize. Also, WE BOMBED THE FUCK OUT OF THE MOON!!!

*Photography: Who wants to see pictures of flies peeing? As a kind of break from all the excitement. [eyeteeth]

*Literature: The Brocyclopedia – “‘Broseph’ was originally a term reserved for a bro or bra named “Joseph,” but the broseph has since evolved into an entirely separate sub-category of bro.” The funny thing is, this isn’t some McSweeney’s Dave Eggers bullshit. It’s cultural history. Or so I currently feel like claiming.

*Movies: David Wyatt writes in the Virginia Quarterly Review about “Star Wars and the Productions of Time.” On the Luke-Han continuum, I am indifferent and embarrassed to even know that much. [harper’s]

*Beer: Read this interview with the most interesting man in the world. The guy from the Dos Equis beer commercials.

*Recession: Guys with mustaches make more money than dudes with beards or clean-shaven men. I have been unable to sustain a mustache for longer than a half hour at any point in my life due to the overwhelming pressures of normal society. [huffpo]

*Local: Har Mar Superstar has to be one HELL of a partier, because he somehow has projects going. Still. And knows people. And WHAT? He’s writing a movie with Ellen Page. I will point out to those unfamiliar with this blog that Har Mar Mall is my local mall and say further that the pet store there smells like a dead body in a dumpster full of Chinese food that your co-worker made for lunch two days ago. Or worse.

*Punctuation: ;

*Today’s grade: Stay of execution. No American blog post fails today, since we bombed that God damn moon back to where it fucking belongs. SPACE.

Ad: Volkswagen rigs stairs to work as a piano

Video: A speaking piano

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Links for 10.4.09: Eel slap, innovations past, Lyor Cohen’s life

*Interactive: I was not familiar with the eel slap before, but I had heard of the trout slap. Thanks to Facebook’s Superpoke functionality. Wait. What? [mefi]

*Business: Read about music industry executive Lyor Cohen in a very user-friendly format. [murketing]

*Promotions: Holy shit, this Nanook opener video makes me wish I had played hockey. Or been an usher at hockey games. [coudal]

*Twitter: Read these four things.

*Innovation: This used to be the future: invention edition. Have I mentioned my adoration of the past’s naive possibilities lately? [notcot]

*Hello: I via Harper’s occasionally. I read the magazine regularly. They have good links frequently. I say all of these things as a preface: You must know people who love the internet. Let those people help you make lists of links that are less aggressively unreadable and unusable than the current ones. That’s all we ask. And by we, I mean me and Lyor Cohen.

*Today’s grade: Incomplete.

Video: Queen’s “Bohemian Rhapsody” on old computer equipment