Tuesday, August 30, 2011


I can't remember where I found out about this, but in any case this new font for dyslexics, designed by a dyslexic guy, is pretty cool.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Things You Never Knew You Could Do With a Ukulele--Jake Shimibukuro

Visited my sisters this last week, and one of them has a growing interest in the uke. This is one of the many reasons why. As she said, do watch it all the way through before judging it as merely a nice instrumental arrangement...

Sunday, August 7, 2011

Happy World: Burma, the Dictatorship of the Absurd

I found this at Slate Magazine. I've been interested in Burma since the monsoon, but also since reading a really interesting graphic novel called Burma Chronicles, by Guy DeLisle. This documentary is definitely in the same spirit.

Happy World - Burma, the dictatorship of the absurd from Happy World on Vimeo.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Pink Floyd's 'The Wall' like you've never seen it before

This film came to light through author John McFetridge on Adrian McKinty's Psychopathology of Everyday Life blog. The post was about whether singing was a proper occupation for grown men. After watching this video, I know you'll agree with me--of course they should.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

The Crowd

I like this article by Louis RenĂ© Beres on America and the crowd from the Oxford University Press. I don't think things are quite as bad as that, but one should never underestimate my naivete. 

Anthem of summer, circa 1963

This chart topping song takes me right back to childhood, even though Allan Sherman's "Hello Muddah, Hello Faddah" was about as close as I ever got to summer camp.