The Origin and Copyright Protection of the Unknown... →
theoreticalgirl: movingsideways: And on the topic of Joy Division… I laughed at the tl;dr section. If I can put on my teacher hat for a moment, this is also a great example of how to use Wikipedia as a starting point for research, instead of the final destination. Maria also linked yesterday to Disney’s appropriation of this image (a mashup that makes absolutely no sense), and I...
"It seems like every human interaction becomes a... →
via marathonpacks At the local bar with chalkboards in the bathrooms, I’ve started writing “ADS EVERYWHERE” any time someone spams a URL, even if it’s for a cutesy little arts or indie theater organization. Facebook is an amateur ad feed, and I suspect everyone will stop reading it in two years’ time. I currently work in marketing, but constant promotion leaves a bad...
DYFL?: Fun Fact Of The Day →
dyfl: Adele’s “Someone Like You” was co-written by the guy from Semisonic. Not sure how I missed that until now… How did I miss that? How did I miss all the coverage of the Minnesota connection? (The Strib published a couple of stories… but for some reason the Current never talks about it, which makes no sense, or maybe I just miss it, every time.*) But, then, we also all more or...
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Chemical Brothers and Beth Orton - “Where Do...
This is the New York Times obituary for the Czech... →
To prepare for my upcoming semester in Prague in 2003, I started reading all sorts of Czech writers. Amazon had recommended The Engineer of Human Souls, which is a badass title for a book, except for the fact that it is something Stalin said. Details are a bitch. I don’t remember anything about that book except that I liked it, that it was thick, and that the knowledgeable, attractive...