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17 Dec 2009 21:53


Tech: is the best video tweeting tool we’ve ever seen. Ever.


  • This is officially awesome., as you might guess, captures tons of data every single time you throw one of your short links into their shortener. gathers all of the videos linked and tells you about the most popular ones. Why should you care about this? Simple. It’s better than YouTube’s own popular videos tool. Significantly better. We’re impressed. Keep an eye on this site, guys. source

07 Dec 2009 09:50


Culture: Tiger’s list of women is getting absurdly long, hard to believe

  • 7 women want to be associated with the world’s greatest golfer source

14 Nov 2009 13:51


Music: Saturday Mixtape: Our decade in review goes all the way to 2006

  • 1. Tokyo Police Club may have ushered in the era of the blog-buzz band, but that doesn’t mean their first mini-album doesn’t hold up. These Canadians, who weren’t even old enough to drink (in Canada!) at the time, brought a lot of energy to their post-punk stylings, if not a lot to say. Unfortunately, the Black Kids/Pitchfork fiasco can probably be blamed partially on their success.
    2. In 2006, TV on the Radio finally lived up to the potential of their first EP thanks to their amazing second album, “Return to Cookie Mountain,” which is on the shortlist for best album of the decade. “Wolf Like Me” is on the shortlist for their best song. If “Staring at the Sun” didn’t already exist, there’d be no contest.
    3. While Girl Talk’sNight Ripper” is definitely of a single amazing piece of cloth, “Hold Up” deserves mention simply because it features the best single use of a Weezer song since 1997 – including by Weezer themselves.
    4. The great thing about The Thermals? They sound like a bunch of goofy grown-up kids playing punk rock, but (unlike Tokyo Police Club) the subject matter they tackle is dead serious. On “A Pillar of Salt,” Hutch Harris tackles religion with lyrical book smarts but with the energy of a six-year-old.
    5. If girl-group pop was slowed down to just before the point where the life was completely sucked out of it, you’d have Grizzly Bear’s “Knife,” their calling card into the top tier of indie rock. source

01 Nov 2009 22:02


U.S.: The FBI has a long “terrorist watch” list, and you may be on it

  • 1,600 people are added, on average, to the list every single day, due to a “reasonable suspicion”
  • 400,000 people are on the list, which is way too freaking many for the list to be one bit useful source

01 Sep 2009 22:42


Biz, U.S.: You don’t want to live in this zip code without money

  • 07620 the most expensive zip code source

29 Aug 2009 12:14


Politics: That tally of advertisers boycotting Glenn Beck keeps growing

  • 46 are listed as boycotting Beck’s show, Color of Change says source

21 Aug 2009 11:30


Music: We can find no faults in Pitchfork’s song of the decade

  • Pitchfork just spent a week going through the list of the top 500 songs of the decade, and its winner was a song which came out in late 2000, didn’t crack the Bilboard 100 (despite the fact that the act had multiple number one hits), and topped the site’s mid-decade list, too. But, as the site argues, Outkast’s “B.O.B.” is a killer song loaded with prophecy of what was to come in the ensuing decade. Other songs in the top ten include some of the decade’s best and brightest (though we say that Animal Collective’s “Fireworks,” which still ranked high, was better than “My Girls”) and LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” would’ve made a killer best-song-of-the-decade if Outkast hadn’t gotten there first. source

10 Aug 2009 22:34


Music: Coming soon: A massively-debated list from Pitchfork

So, what’s gonna be at the top of Pitchfork’s top-albums-of-the-decade list? Arcade Fire? Radiohead? Travis Morrison? Keep an eye out. source

16 Jun 2009 10:57


U.S.: Obama’s not mentioning who’s visiting the White House

  • A nonpartisan watchdog group asked for a list. Obama said no way. Wondering who’s coming a-knockin’ for influence calls at the White House? Well, the Obama administration is tight-lipped. This is despite the administration’s promises of transparency. And despite court rulings that say they need to. So, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (or CREW) will file a lawsuit today, saying they’re deeply disappointed that they’re following the same path as Bush. (We kinda are, too.) source

27 Mar 2009 19:45


Culture: “Monsters vs. Aliens”: Just one versus movie of many.

The new animated movie is the latest in a long list of flicks that aim one thing vs. another. Hopefully “Pirates vs. Ninjas” is next. source