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The Many Advantages of Print

Ganzeer: But as the internet is becoming a low-attention span echo chamber that is increasingly surveilled and data-mined, print may prove to be a better outlet for intelligent reading of riskier nature.

17 March 2011 @ 7am


The Lil Darth Vader Commercial

This is maybe one of my favorite commercials ever: It’s funny as hell1, but there’s something awfully familiar about it too. I think everyone recognizes the kid’s conviction that the world is full of magic, as well as his sad, slow-motion realization that really it isn’t. And the deus-ex-machina restoration of faith at the end […]

As My Guitar Gently Weeps – Ukulele Edition

Jake Shimabukuro’s version of As My Guitar Gently Weeps, performed entirely on Ukelele, is quite literally breathtaking:

The Death of the Printed Page

I’m nearing the end of two weeks of vacation. It’s an odd and disconcerting thing to have your days free, and I’ve tried to fill my time with constructive things: writing, chipping fecklessly away at various landfills of email, going to the gym, planning unconsummated trips to DC. Mostly it’s all just noise to stave […]

Fantastic Shop Vac Video

I absolutely love this Jarrett Heather video, for Jonathan Coulton’s Shop Vac.

This Too Shall Pass

This video makes me smile, every single time I see it. OK Go – This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo. OK Go went viral a couple of years ago with a fantastic video that featured them doing cool things on treadmills, and yet, incredibly, their record company has forbidden them from allowing […]


This passage, from Neal Stephenson’s Quicksilver, just blew me away: When he and Hooke and Wilkins had cut open live dogs during the Plague Years, Daniel had looked into their straining brown eyes and tried to fathom what was going in their minds. He’d decided that nothing was, that dogs had no conscious minds, no […]

1 January 2010 @ 5pm


Soldiers Coming Home to Their Kids

I defy you to watch this dry-eyed.

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