Sunday, October 26, 2008

Red and Blue

Here's a timeline of the 1860-2008 Presidential Elections and Electoral maps. It's a neat way to kill a little time watching the country shift back and forth from red to blue.

If you want to kill a day instead of an hour, there are more electoral maps here, here, here, here and here.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Gringo Star - All Y'all

Finding gems like this is why I listen to Album 88. They're local too!

Arms Stretched Out is another pretty cool song by them, you can take a listen over at Creative Loafing's site.

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Presidential Comics

This one is extremely educational in a bizarre sort of way.

This one just flat out kicks ass.

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Another Nerdy Game

Can you name all the countries?

I got 102 before blanking out, which makes me just under a retard compared to all the other players. I was thrilled to just break 100, actually...

Monday, October 13, 2008

Lost Picture of Robert Johnson

Here's a pretty fascinating Vanity Fair article about a possible lost photo of blues god Robert Johnson. I bought the box set back in high school before I really knew what to make of that incredible guitar work.

The hassles with the copyright claim is just as interesting as story behind the photo in my opinion.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

The Eyeballing Game

A pretty neat and fun math game.

My best is 3.38.

Friday, October 10, 2008

You ever have one of those days

where you wake up and The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald is playing in a continuous loop in your head?

With my luck it won't get out of my head until sundown.

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

The Vaselines - Son of a Gun

I love the Nirvana cover of this song, but the original is even better.

Just so you know, I scheduled this post yesterday morning just in case the world was going to blow up on the 7th. If it didn't, great. If it did, this is a nice song to go out on.

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

On October 7, 2008

The world will go completely to shit. Presumably to a creepy jazz soundtrack.

Or not. Who knows. I have now mocked the collapse of civilization either way so my bad karma's covered.


Sunday, October 05, 2008

Rotten Butter

There are no words... just enjoy.

Ok, there are some words.


Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Ass Pennies

You gotta be kidding me.

The numismatist in me bleeds for the unbridled vortex of suck that is the 2009 Lincoln penny reverse. Dear Lord Jesus, let there be a good design for 2010..........