links for 2007-04-29


Jeff Foxworthy on country music

[Wave of the phin to Dean Barnett for the pointer on HotAir.]

that's life

Suburban hippie

A few moments ago, I was watching Seinfeld, folding some clothes, and I looked down at my attire for the day: hemp-dyed Kauai t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, Invisible Children reed bracelet, and new Keen sandals, and the title for this post was what sprang to my mind.
Somebody help me.


The more things change…

“Quemadmoeum gladuis neminem occidit, occidentis telum est.” –Lucius Annaeus Seneca, circa 45 AD
Translation: “A sword is never a killer, it is a tool in the killer’s hands.”
Just thought this might be somewhat relevant to political and cultural debates we’re having two thousand years later.

fun music

Headline you never thought you’d see

“Arctic Monkeys see slower sales for new album”
I guess they gave up trying to come up with Shakespeare.

God helping music

Oh, but to love…

I’m not sure if there’s anything to the fact that as George Thorogood’s “Who Do You Love?” was playing, I came across Steve’s great poem, “my convenient social gospel”, but regardless, it’s a good poem. Thanks, Steve!


links for 2007-04-24


links for 2007-04-23

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Twitter time

I found Annalee Newitz’s article on Twitter fascinating, including this breakdown of time:
+ Twitter time: every minute
+ Blog time: every few hours
+ Newspaper time: every day
There’s also a mention of “book time” in the one-line bio at the end of the piece, which I suppose one could translate in to meaning “every few days”, given how long the average person devotes to getting through a tome.
I also thought about how one might define the 24-hour news cycle. Would “CNN time” be defined as “every second”?


Words that should chill the heart of any comic fan

Spider-Man set to swing to Broadway.”