"The notion that anything natural is healthy—and... →
Daniel Engber on why high fructose corn syrup isn’t any worse for you than any other sweetener, in an article wonderfully titled, “Dark Sugar.” Things I’m learning more about this summer: food. Also: labor, but we’ll explore that tomorrow.
Thursday's There. I said it.
I am totally geeking out about the Twin Cities Tumblr meetup. There. I said it.
Le Tigre - “Deceptacon” When people...
Alex Kapranos learned his sex-rock lessons from...
Before there was rock you only had god, Bitchezz.
No Child Left Behind is still ineffective, and... →
Tonight is the Franz Ferdinand show, and the last...
TV on the Radio - “Young Liars”
They are inventing a computer to compete with... →
Why was this not invented in 1980? Does the computer that can compete with human contestants have access to Wikipedia? How would Jeopardy be difficult for a computer? Will it be playing the Jeopardy of my childhood, filled with clever word clues, or the Jeopardy of today, filled with lots of video clips that are really pretty easy?* *Does this question make me look like a fuddy-duddy?
Bjork - “Gloomy Sunday”
“We’re all action, I swear to God.” (thx Patrick)
“Parties are cool, but that was nuts,” Ormsbee... →
To find out what the fuck happened in Dinkytown last night, check out the ol’ MNDaily. And make sure you read the comments.
The Stone Roses - “I Wanna Be Adored” ...
Google Maps says that there is no Delaware, WI. St. John’s Military School is in Delafield, WI. So there’s that.
Me: "...I grew up in Delaware."
Him (fiancee of actress): "oh I went to school in Delaware!"
Him: "St. John's Military School."
Him: "it's in Delaware, WI..."
Me: "No, I'm from Delaware the state, not Delaware... The city."
That was a first. (via losangelesismore)
Wisconsin is right next to Minnesota! I have to visit Delaware, WI! Road trip!
Also, I had a dream last night where I had to go to LA, like, today and I was thinking Oh! I could visit Carrow! But wait, she's in Palmdale shooting a film.
Jonathan Richman - “That Summer...
If there were a Dairy Queen with Wifi, I would write my whole thesis there....– - Deborah (via hungryghoast) It’s true.
There are no good pictures of a Rachel sandwich on the Internet, and searching for “Rachel sandwich” often gets you porn. Or graduation photos.
Sonic Youth - “Kool Thing” ...
Complaining about Minnesota weather
or any weather at all is pretty much my least favorite thing. STFU, weather complainers. You live here, and it’s not changing. I know that you are only masking your discontent for your life or your own small-mindedness. I’m onto you. However, this is where I will complain about my least favorite thing about Minnesota weather: those prairie fucking winds. Today’s winds turned...
When I listen to trip-hop my imagination often...
The worst trend story on blogging ever. →
It’s full of annoying sentences like, “If journalists were the Fourth Estate, bloggers are becoming the Fifth Estate.” It provides no definition of what blogging is, and decides to ask the exciting new questions of “Are they considered journalists under shield laws? Are they subject to libel suits?” The reporting is based on “the best studies we can...
The All-Seeing I - “1st Man in Space” ...
All of my many media ethics quandaries from an hour ago have completely disappeared from my brain. I am about to type the plot of Citizen Kane into this word doc and ask what is wrong here?.
It is International Unrest Month
…at least from my limited American perspective. April 19 and 20 are the anniversaries of many notable unlawful things, cruelest month shit, all that. April 19 was, of course, the 234th anniversary of the Shot Heard ‘Round the World, because what’s more civilly disobedient than starting a revolution and then later calling it the “Shot Heard ‘Round the World.”...
RecipePuppy.com helps you plan your dinner
chriseats: It’s a neat search engine that does a recipe search based on the ingredients you have on hand already. Well, didn’t this just make my morning…
Phosphorescent - “Last of the...
I will stop reading stories like this one every day and comparing my school to the schools mentioned. One day I’ll go online without saying, “Ooohhhh another state of the media story! I should read it!” I mean, it’s a terribly boring story, and I’d love to know how other types of academic departments are adapting to the changes cos I’m sick of reading about...
Tom Waits - “Virginia Avenue”
Finishing up research, finally
It is easier to work hard when I don’t know exactly what I want to eat. I can continue to put food off in favor of research and writing if I have lots of food but don’t know how I want to prepare it. Chances are I will probably have pierogis and fry them and dip them in hummus and maybe make a side salad but I’m still not entirely sure. (Typing made me surer, though.) In any...
Black Blondie - “Marla Singer” The...