TV shows Heather lets me watch: The Office How I Met Your Mother (we both love this show) 30 Rock Family Guy House TV shows Heather won’t let me watch: Gossip Girl Unconfirmed: Grey’s Anatomy (I’m assuming this will be a no), Life, Dollhouse (I’m hopeful about this one), The Big Bang Theory. Fortunately, she has a job and I don’t, so I have plenty of me...
Diplo vs DJ Shadow - Megatroid Mix →
Excellent 43-minute mix I re-discovered today. (Tracklist’s on Discogs.)
Heather: Oh my god!
Heather: I need to speak to an agent!
Heather: You ARE having trouble doing this
Heather: Oh my god
Heather: I DID— Oh my god
Heather: No, no, no, no!
Heather: You screwed up!
Heather: Yes, just transfer me to a human being! You suck.
The Virgins - “Rich Girls (Le Castle...
Snoop Dogg (feat. Tanvi Shah) - "Snoop Dogg... →
We were looking for something to listen to last night before going out, and this track kept popping up on Hype Machine’s popular list. It’s essentially just Snoop Dogg rapping over Chase & Status’s “Eastern Jam”. It’s kind of weird to hear a Snoop Dogg dubstep track, but I quite like it. (One of the labels involved with the track is called Thugstep, which...
Gang Gang Dance - “Princes (feat. Tinchy...
Twitter Unveils New Premium Accounts →
Premium accounts on Twitter! These sound too good to be true.
Is The Big Picture a bummer today? →
I was planning on making something similar to this as soon as I had enough disposable income to buy the domain. Having been doing Small Picture for a while now (taking a break at the moment), I’m acutely aware of how depressing The Big Picture can be. (via Waxy)
Help me out here, guys. What’s the cheapest way to make all the plugs for my shitty British electronics work in your funny American holes? I’ve got two adapters already, but they’re big, chunky things, and cost $10 each; I figure I’d need at least 6 to be able to power all my stuff, which would cost another $40. Is there a cheaper and better way to do this? I don’t...
Tumblr's Missing Manual →
Just what no one needed. Hint: Tumblr’s manual is not missing, and can be found here. The attraction of Tumblr is that you can use it however you want to use it, and all the core features are excellently documented. This “manual” appears to be little more than a list of cheap methods of gaining followers, advising users not to “like” people’s posts (what?),...
Shopping Cart Hero →
This game is awesome.
I’d rather catch you masturbating than watching Gossip Girl– Heather
I started Word Journal on December 10th. Less than 3 months later, there are: 194 posts 21 verbs 119 nouns 49 adjectives 1,000 followers Awesome. Thanks, everyone that contributes and follows!
Dear Tumblr, I made you something. If ☃.net exists, so should ☃.tumblr.com. I may or may not actually do something with it in the future. (Probably not.)
Gejius - “qpolaroidb” Good morning.
I don’t know which of my band members faked that pathetic Twitter but let...– Someone purporting to be Ed Droste in a Stereogum comment. Made me chuckle. Robin Pecknold, Thom Yorke, and Natasha Khan also make notable appearances. And some guy called Joe, but I don’t think he was impersonating anyone. Very funny, Internet.
Calvin Harris - “Im Not Alone” I saw...
What texting owes to the literary enlightenment →
Chris Addison explores the links between modern-day text-speak and the language of the 18th-century literary enlightenment. He examines the expressive elements of text language, or “textese”, and how it can be seen to echo a ludic art form that became popular in the Romantic era, via insights found in the letters of Jonathan Swift and later works by Lewis Carroll and James Joyce. This is the...
These have accumulated in Yojimbo for a while, and I don’t have sources (I did not write these), but they are worth sharing: Statistically, 9/10 people enjoy gang rape Statistically, 6/7 dwarves are not happy Statistically, 9/11 Americans don’t get this joke
If you think you have a copy of Veckatimest that’s better quality than 128kbps, you are wrong; it’s transcoded. Wait for a better leak and do the album some justice. Or maybe even wait for it to be released! Also, from Droste’s Twitter: I’m trying to be zen about the album leaking because I’m “ok” with it, but I’m bummed. And apparently it’s...
L-Vis 1990 Dubplates Mix ‘09 →
I seem to be on a bass kick today (it’s only just gone 11am, I feel bad for my flatmates), so here’s something I forgot to post this weekend. This mix of L-Vis 1990 dubplates was posted on the Mad Decent blog this weekend as an exclusive. It opens with the soon-to-be-released “United Groove” (the blog post says it’s an undisclosed label, but it’s almost...
Micachu & The Shapes - “Golden Phone” I...
Trouble & Bass Fabric takeover →
Star Eyes and The Captain are playing Fabric on Friday. I’m kind of disappointed I won’t be able to go, and this excellent Fabric promo mix by the two of them, courtesy of Discobelle, isn’t helping at all. Follow the link for a tracklist and bonus track.
Exploding toad →
An exploding toad occurs when a crow, hunting for toad liver, attacks a toad which then puffs up as a natural defense. The phenomenon was first noticed in April 2005 in districts of Hamburg, Germany and near a lake at Låsby, Denmark, dubbed “The Pond of Death.” No other animals in the area were exploding.
Mishka presents: Keep Watch Vol. 6 - Skream →
Seems like Skream is getting a lot of attention at the moment. This mix is a must-listen, obviously.
That’s What →
Creative use of Twitter’s API by Zac White to track all status updates that were replied to with the phrase “that’s what she said”. Brilliant. (via matthewb)
MSTRKRFT - “Heartbreaker (feat. John...