In no particular order: – What We Have Going for Us
MTV Buzzworthy created this list of the nine most exciting new male musical acts of 2011, because the women are fine. People talk about Kate Bush a lot, and all lady bands are in at least one way like Kate Bush, so that must mean the lady bands are also being talked about a lot, or at least some of that time, which is too much time already. Anyway, somehow one lady act—Warpaint—slipped into the list, and by the way, that band is excellent, and props, I suppose, to MTV for making a little square piece of digital real estate for them. Stream their new album on [...]
The lovely folks at Mental Floss invite you to test your ability to remember anything about 2011. I passed, using a generous definition of passing.
It's Friday! The first Friday of this crazy New Year full of new and improved resolutions, possibility, and everywhere, death. Since 2011 has already broken its own built-in resolution by making us think the world is ending, we'll have to take this one day at a time from now on. It being Friday, you should move your activity from the device you're reading this on to, at the very least, a different device. Try to have some experiences this weekend, rather than just record them. Sit down and read this article about porn. And if you've been too busy on other browser tabs this week, [...]
Down with pork buns. Vegetables are going to be big in 2011! Also, Scandinavian cuisine, "approachable" seafood—is any seafood approachable, or even around, anymore?—and exotic citrus fruits. Plus, tiny, tiny portions of many different things, the "miracle berry," and "pure ingredients simply prepared." And probably plenty of foam and jus.
Here's a visual representation of all the places birds have died en masse in the past couple days. We're basically living the opening montage of a movie about the apocalypse at this point. But what does it all mean? Well, if you zoom in and draw lines from each of the little e-pegs, you can see the birds are trying to tell us something.