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Tag: gin

Links for May 9, 2011: Time stands still

*Music?: The Wall Street Journal says that Google will roll out an online music service as early as tomorrow. Speculation is that it will be another cloud-like storage device. In other big-media Google news, YouTube is closing in on major expansion of its movie rental business. (Did I just link to a TechCrunch article?)

*Update: I have been doing much more link-tweeting at my Iconojosh twitter account these days. I also sometimes tumble things on the alternate ‘nerd. What I’m trying to say here is that I’m still alive. In theory.

*Notes: Speaking of alternate modes of output, I already linked to this post, Time’s Inverted Index, by Paul Ford on F-train, but it’s worth linking to again. Read it? (One of the tradeoffs of linkblogging via twitter is that I don’t have room for my signature “semi-scrutable possibly trapped in a jar of amber or pickled in a bottle of gin” commentary that faithful listenerd readers (5) have gotten used to over the years.

*Privacy: I haven’t finished reading it yet, but I can’t imagine that a danah boyd paper on teens and privacy is somehow not going to be good? I will warn you that that link you may or may not have just clicked on is a pdf. Best regards.

*Fashion: Kanye West has debuted a new line of scarves. Great? Anyway, remind me to post some embarrassing photos of myself during a stage of my life when I would wear a scarf on a cold winter day. CHILLING.

*Films: Why is it so amusing to me that Sufjan Stevens had a panic attack while watching “Fantastic Mr. Fox”? Because I’m a terrible person?

*Headgear: Check out these American fire helmets through the years. Makes me wish something was on fire. [coudal]

*Today’s links: F.

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10.16.08: More recommendations and anti-recommendations

Recommendations:

-The twitterstream of Remiel. He is very angry and works in an office. And in marketing.
-The KFC Famous Bowl: It is not good for eating, but as a thought experiment delving into the basest aspects of our nature, it is unparalleled.
Joe the Plumber: For all your toilet unclogging needs (not the political icon in apogee).
Flying Wangs: Always. ALWAYS.
Weboggle
-This line from the recent Arianna Huffington profile in the New Yorker: “In the higher echelons of New York and Los Angeles society, merely asking a question about someone else is taken as evidence of savantlike people skills.”
Craigslist: (I AM MEETING CRAIG NEXT WEEK.) [The reason for my excitement is because he is balder than I am. I THINK.]
Aesthetic Apparatus: I have an Aesthetic Apparatus thing called Shrinkin’ Lincoln in my living room. (Not a euphemism.)
Goldenfiddlr: Awesome like Golden Fiddle, but without all the distracting high-concept bullshit. Or comments.
Son of a bitch: Use it. Bitches.

Anti-recommendations:
New Amsterdam gin: It tastes like tiny oranges. Or maybe clementines. Everyone knows gin is supposed to taste like the bottom of your bathtub mixed with the sweat of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s balls.
The Dow Jones Industrial Average
Joe the Plumber: Not named Joe, not a plumber, not really much of a tax payer, and worst of all, bald.
Womanizer: Don’t watch it unless you like greasy, naked people. And writhing. And sugar pop music.
-Black mead: I can’t stress my disgust with this substance enough.