Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Link Booty

Every single money shot from Knight Rider over the years. The Internet never hesitates to fascinate me with the length to which people will go to pursue inane homage.

The final post from a soldier/blogger killed in Iraq. It is hard to keep yourself together reading this one. On a related note, I once found a note my mom and dad wrote to me and my brother in the event something happened to them on a trip to Northern Ireland back during the troubles. It is the kind of thing we should all read from time to time and remind ourselves of how lucky we are to have the people we love in our lives.

Pay attention to this deal and I will describe more about it over the phone sometime.

Who doesn't adore design orgies?

This link to stupidfilter may have been included in an earlier set, but I love the intelligence behind it. Using AI to identify stupid comments.

A genius video. They brought every sample to life. Love it. Just watched it three times.

Umm. How did I not realize as a kid that Frankie was gay?

No one piece of culture had more impact on me than Rockit. It actually makes me tear up to think about that. My love of music and my affinity for technology were seared on my DNA by this track. It's disarming how sentimental I can get remembering how many batteries I drained on my boomlet box. I wrecked so many records scratching them, begged for a synthesizer for Christmas, and disassembled every appliance I could find pretending I was a robotics engineer. Funny confesssion: there is a scratch sample that comes up around 3:10 that I used to think was saying "do you want a Sucret?" (Sore throats haunted me as a kid.)

Mr. Rogers has the most loving voice in the world even when testifying to the Senate. "We deal with such things as the inner drama of childhood. We don't have to bop somebody over the head to make drama on the screen. We deal with such things as getting a haircut." All that said, not sure if I feel comfortable watching Mr. Rogers breakdancing.

Data visualizations are like porn for me.


Anonymous said...

My favorite link of the day:

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