Kubrick 2001: The space odyssey explained — a nicely executed Flash-based interpretation of a movie you either find fascinating or extremely tedious.
Let’s Learn English!, brought to you by hosts Condi and George Dubya…
BBC’s Radio 3 has declared today Webern Day, 60 years to the day after the Austrian composer’s dramatic death. His complete works — about five and a half hours in total — will be broadcast in order of composition throughout the day, showcasing the entire creative output of one of the twentieth century’s most influential composers.
My late grandfather used to say: “Jesus was a communist!” — and he meant that as an endorsement. Seems he was not alone.
(angrily shakes fist at the heavens)
Kind request to people who respond to messages in mailinglists: please remove any extraneous, unnecessary, irrelevant, asci-riddled, thread-obfuscating crap from your replies please! Thank you!
Johari the gorilla is on antidepressants. It eases her PMS.
You know punk is dead when The Sex Pistols are added to the London Walk of Fame together with Benny Hill.
Excuse me while I throw up:
A Frenchman who has invented a beer made from fermented milk is selling about 300 bottles of it a week. His recipe is secret, but it combines 75% milk and 25% malt with the culture used to make kefir, a traditional fermented-milk drink in the mountains of the northern Caucasus.
(last two via cynical-c)
Curse of the Ninth — in short, if you’re a composer and you’re about to write your 9th symphony: don’t. Or at least call it your tenth.
“What I’m hearing which is sort of scary is that they all want to stay in Texas. Everybody is so overwhelmed by the hospitality. And so many of the people in the arena here, you know, were underprivileged anyway so this (chuckle) â€“ this is working very well for them.” â€“Former First Lady Barbara Bush, on the Hurricane flood evacuees in the Houston Astrodome, Sept. 5, 2005
» 25 mind-numbingly stupid quotes about hurricane Katrina and its aftermath.