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Links for 2.2.10: 23 Tips for Better Abs

*Books: Check out this insane (and what, as related Mr. Dick, cannot be called that?) collection of Philip K. Dick book covers. Ask me some time about the day I, as a teen, serendipitously pulled “VALIS” off the shelf at my neighborhood library and HAD MY MIND BLOWN. [mefi]

*Music: The Aeolius is a resonating architectural structure that uses the power of the elements to make noise. If you listen very, very closely, you can hear some vague, rhythmic thrumming. And probably your own aorta. [notcot]

*Covers: Listen to indie rockers cover other indie rockers – The Arcade Fire does “Maps,” The Kooks cover MGMT. What I find funny about the flavorwire page is how it (and it seems to become something of a convention) scrapes YouTube for semi-legal music. (A practice I was noodling on way back when this blog started.)

*Film: Johnny Depp is set to direct a Keith Richards documentary. In my opinion, the artistic direction of this film should be as follows: Two weathered men sit looking grimy; they drink, smoke and mumble unintelligibly until the single, flickering bulb that lights the room fizzes out and darkness envelops everything. Then you hear a belch. Roll credits.

*Fashion: Underwear made out of circuit boards: Green “concept” product or cruel body hair joke perpetrated on unsuspecting blog readers?

*Shouting obscenities: Gnilley is a videogame that monitors your voice. The objective is to kill enemies by screaming at them. [waxy]

*Today’s links: F. Stay the course!

Links for 3.6.09: Crack, beef and videogames

*Games: Fall Out Boy and Pearl Jam both have videogames.

*Law: Coolio was arrested at LAX airport on suspicion of possessing crack. Note: Don’t bring crack to an airport. [tds]

*Maps: See at a glance what the drinking ages across the globe are. Additionally, here is a map of migration habits of the sockeye salmon. [smartmobs]

*Trends: At 8:25 pm central time today “Ickett” was the third most-searched term on Google trends. Ickett is what M.I.A. did not name her child. Also, not Ickitt.

*Relationships: Hulu and Boxee are fighting. (Hulu blocks Boxee’s access to public RSS feeds.) Also, The Arcade Fire and the Flaming lips are fighting.

12.15.08: MP3 stores, hairbrush footballs, and QUIPS…

*Selling music: Amazon’s MP3 store is just doing OK – the company took in about $39M from the store last year. I still like Amazon’s offering, will use it 9 times out of 10 when buying music, and will tell you why I think it is going to be successful. No, I won’t. Here, I just get to say. [alley insider]

*Resource: Rocketsurgeon’s Music 2.0 Product Buzz feed lets you track digital music-related companies’ blogs.

*Movies: They are going to make another The Crow. [hinto]

*Retail: Zappos is so good at what they do (and I mean that, unlike 90% of the words I type on this blog), they’re offering their clients tips on improving their customer service – for $40 a month. [mashable]

*Video: The Arcade Fire made their tour documentary, “Miroir Noir” available online. Watch the trailer and/or buy it. Or don’t. (It’s not really like that weird hands site from before.)

*Politics: Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich calls his personal hairbrush “the football” and keeps it within reach at all times. Let me be honest here: If I had any hair, I would do the exact same thing.

*Twitter: Read some amusing quips, IF YOU LIKE READING QUIPS.

The Arcade Fire ARGing

Well, kind of ARGing. Anyway, is does the semi-cryptic message on their site – an eyeball and an anagram of Neon Bible – mean that they will be releasing an LCD Soundsystem remix of Neon Bible on October 6th? It’s possible.