Friday, December 12, 2008

Friday Music Special, December 12

"Everybody" - Rudenko
Easily the best dance track I've heard in months, from one of the slickest spinsters currently spinning.

"Sex On Fire" - Alesha Dixon
Indeed, a cover of the Kings of Leon tune from a few weeks back. This is thrice as good as her own stuff.

"The Party" - Justice
While it reminds one of Shiny Toy Guns, it also makes me tap my footsies - which is a good good thang.

"Gifted" - Kanye West (Feat. N.A.S.A., Santogold & Lykke Li)
While I'm not the biggest hip-hop fan, I know what I like. And for my money - Kanye West has been steadily bringing it for a while now. I just wish I could get him to shut the fuck up when he's OFF the mic.

"Please Come Back Home" - Glasvegas
Here's a classic example of a band whose record I could not listen to from start to finish - but love to hear one track at a time. Fantastico.

Not So Wayback, Still A Flashback:
"Rock With You" - Michael Jackson
If you don't get up and start moving to this track - you are a Stan Winston extra from Thriller. For real.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

The Dark Heart of The Milky Way

"At the center of our Milky Way Galaxy lies a supermassive black hole. Once a controversial claim, this conclusion is now solidly based on 16 years of observations that map the orbits of 28 stars very near the galactic center." (link)

"In the case of the central black hole in the Milky Way galaxy, astronomers have followed the motion of several stars in the centre of the galactic core for years. The [above] animation is based on observations made by researchers from the Max-Planck-Institute for extraterrestrial physics in the course of six years, using the New Technology Telescope of the European Southern Observatory." (link)

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Quality of Life Index, December 10

Crazy New England weather that can't figure out if it's supposed to be frigid or just moderately unbearable. (-3)

Saturday Night Live's continuous ante-upping, due in no small part to Andy Samberg and Kristen Wiig. (+2)

SNL's steady under-utilization of Bill Hader's flawless impression of post-"Scarface" Al Pacino. What gives? (-2)

Fall semester is over. No classes until January 26. (even)

Zane Lowe's latest "Masterpieces" series. (+4)

First the parking garage at work was closed. Then it was open. Then the power went out. Then the staircase started crumbling, so THAT is closed. You'd think MIT would have a better plan than burning the bridge when they inevitably come to it. (-4)

The unnerving fact that this week's commute hasn't been that bad. (+4)

Having written the previous statement has undoubtedly doomed me to a winter of deathly highway delays and red lights galore. (even)

This Week's Total: (+1)
Last Week's Total: (+4)

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Which One Is Crazier?


...or the fact that I spied someone rollerskating (note: not 'blading') INTO the wind along The Esplanade this morning, wearing just a t-shirt and tights?

You decide.

Friday, December 05, 2008

80's Toon Tune Week, Part 5

Down to the wire, now. What's to be done?

He knows:

And so does She:

This has been fun - back to business next week.

See you in the funny papers...

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

80's Toon Tune Week, Part 3

The unavoidable:

From "Yo, Joe!" to "Thunder - Thunder - Thunder - Thundercats.!" Yeah.

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

80's Toon Tune Week, Part 2

Continuing the week's festivities are the following. Yo Joe:

The Original:

The Bonus (Movie Edition):

Monday, December 01, 2008

80's Toon Tune Week, Part 1

Every day this week, I'll be posting a different 80's cartoon theme song. Kicking off the festivities, a classic: