the listenerd

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Tag: donuts

Video: Would you like to see P.O.S. make donuts?

Related: I have recently done a donut tour of the Twin Cities, which included: Lee’s Donuts (it’s my local, and my go-to is the old fashioned), Mojo Monkey (In St. Paul; I think it was a key lime donut), Yoyo Donuts (way out in Minnetonka; tried this highly reblogged bacon maple long john) and The Donut Cooperative (coconut curry).

[minnehappiness]

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Links for October 17th: “It went to shit.”

*Video: These electricity-free lightbulbs made out of water bottles are illuminating the homes of thousands of people throughout the Philippines.

*Clothing: Do you believe this Hitchcock vs. Angry Birds design should make its way onto a t-shirt? You can help. I mean, it wouldn’t be as helpful as giving thousands of poor people the gift of electricity-free light. It’s more like helping one guy, a graphic designer who probably has a nicer computer than you. And whose glasses are probably obnoxious. Like maybe square. Or clear.

*Online: The recent Moot talk that’s going around, the one in which he speaks about how identity is prismatic and Facebook and Google are doing it wrong strikes a chord with me. (I’m saying that not only as the listenerd, but as all of my selves. I guess it struck a chord with mes.)

*Food: Bourdain talks to Playboy. Basically, I’ll go anywhere Golden Fiddle sends me. “I don’t mind looking like an asshole on television or looking like an idiot if that was the reality of the situation.” This quote hits me right between the eyes. Especially the “reality of the situation” part.

*Television: Beavis and Butthead is coming back to MTV, and the reporter who wrote this profile thinks Mike Judge is hot!

*Movies: I have enjoyed nearly every Pixar movie I have ever seen, and think John Lasseter is a smart and talented man. However, Cars 2 was a steaming pile of elephant feces, conceived and executed for all the worst reasons in seemingly as crass a manner as possible. (John Lasseter disagrees.)

*Exercise: Let’s say for a moment that you take up the fitness activity known as kettle bells. Shouldn’t your kettle bells look like demons? Or maybe huge donuts? Also, if you prefer the term kettle balls, they could look like testicles. But that’s a little obvious, isn’t it, pervert?

*Today’s links: F.

Links for 11.13.09: Donuts, cassette tapes, Beard Rock and Alaska

*Food: On two separate occasions this week I have come across Visual Taxonomies of Donuts. Which, coincidentally, will be the name of my fourth fake novel (hence the caps; I’m not an anarchist, for God’s sake).

*Photography: Do you like looking at pictures of cassettes? If you answered no, maybe you weren’t thinking about highly aestheticized cassettes. [coudal]

*Graphs: Examine this visualization of UK music revenue, broken down by subcategories such as recorded revenue, live revenue, etc.

*Graphs 2: Are peak oil and peak rock related? Think of Beirut as a Prius. And your ears as the road. Right? [harper’s]

*Facial hair: NPR is worried about the takeover of Beard Rock. I’m worried about the takeover of Beard Smell. Because it’s easy to get food caught in there. Especially liquids. Or semi-liquids.

*Real estate: It turns out, Alaska was a bad purchase. “The economic benefits that have been received from Alaska over the years could have been obtained without purchasing the territory. In financial terms, Alaska has clearly been a negative net present value project for the United States.” Remind me to tell you about when I bought a motorcycle from a sketchy guy who insisted on changing the title over himself (instead of letting me do it) next time you see me.

*Aesthetics: Jim Windolf writes On Cuteness in Vanity Fair. Personally, I hate cute things. Due to a childhood fall down the stairs. Or so I hear. [hans]

*Jobby job: Check out the video on this post from the jobby blog. It shows a few different ways people count money across the world. It’s probably been 4 years since I had more than any 6 bills on my person.

*Music: Maura has left Idolator. Nielsen is MAYBE putting Billboard on the block. These things make me feel old. In internet years. And years.

*Twitter: Read these four things. Related: I have a lot to say about the retweet feature. It will bore me as much to write it as it will bore you to read it. So there’s that to look forward to.

*Today’s links: F. Goodbye forever.

Links for 9.28.08: Ivy league elitists and donuts dipped in ice cream

*Interview: LAist interviews David Berman of the Silver Jews – “I’ve never done much to try to build an audience. If this isn’t doing it , then it’s natural that i should move on to something more lucrative, like screen writing, in order to survive old age.” You and me both, motherfucker. You and me both. [largehearted boy]

*Politics: Ivy League elitists Vampire Weekend will be holding an Obama rally in Pennsylvania on October 4th. I somehow doubt this will move the independent vote much. [music slut]

*Relationships: Professional singer Scarlett Johansson got married to Ryan Reynolds, who once almost got married to Alanis Morissette. Tom Waits presided over an intimate ceremony. (Not really.) [huffpo]

*Reiteration: Mates of State = married people who are in a touring pop band. And who are blogging about it. Predictably, Yo Gabba Gabba comes up often.

*Digital Rights Management: If you bought DRM’d music from Wal-mart, you need to start burning CDs of it, because it’s going away. Who is buying digital music from Wal-mart?

*Food: If you don’t want to dip Krispy Kreme donuts in ice cream, you aren’t an American. Also, I feel like we’re headed the way of the Famous Bowl here. And that’s a good thing.