Efforts to understand, improve, or do less harm to the world around me.


Sunday, April 29, 2012

Unique music video

I really don't know how to explain this video (make sure to switch to HD).  After watching it I had that rare feeling (at least visually) I'd seen something almost totally unique.

Evidently it was created by a group called WeWereMonkeys.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Stop the Yellow Pages

Two years ago after months next to the mail boxes, I finally took stacks of Yellow Pages from my apartment to the recycling place.  That's why this article was interesting as well as hilarious.

Their business model reminds me a bit of when the RIAA demanded all personal audio players include an FM receiver: another dead industry unable to admit they didn't transition effectively and now wasting time, energy, and trees.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Boycott Kashi

Found out they're basically lying to their customers.  Really liked some of their products and don't much like getting charged extra for something that has no business costing more.  More on that.

For me there's no end to this boycott and there's nothing Kashi can do at this point to get my business back.  They join McDonalds and (where possible) anything from Monsanto.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

D&B Set

An excellent hip-hop / rap influenced drum and bass set from Pendulum.  I usually don't fall in for this sort of mashup, but this one is so sharp, its something I can't pass up.

Pendulum has gone sort of a different direction since this material (more rock), but this is some of their best work.

Saturday, April 07, 2012

Dream shorthand

A few weeks ago, I awoke from a dream and, rather than writing down all the aspects to the dream, I wrote down just a few key points that I was sure would help me remember it later:

Door ajar
Robot trivia
Theater trick
Dame Judy Dench
Spider Man

Needless to say, I have no idea what I was dreaming about or what these things mean.  Still, its entertaining to think of what they might illustrate.