Links for 2.23.09: Last.fm’s rebuttal, Cohen poetry, a “turd-covered silicon aviary”
by Josh Kimball
*Update: Still no word from Sam Beam about whether he wants to do a LISTENERD PODCAST. Fourth question: “Do you have to go to the bathroom?”
*Psychiatry: You call it compulsive-impulsive spectrum disorder, I call it life.
*Driving: We’ve been talking about this for a long time at the day job, but for the first time in 25 years, Americans are driving less. You can read about America’s fastest-dying car brands here. Sorry for the downer.
*Social media: Try to figure out this Periodic Table of Social Media Elements. If you are able to do so, you may be my second-ever podcast guest. Your first question: What the fuck is going on with that chart, anyway? [fallon]
*Predictions: Nate Silver comments on his so-so predictions for this year’s Oscars (he got 4 out of 6 correct). Also, he took a crap at 1:45 pm yesterday. Or so it was reported.
*The Internet: Once you have read and loved this Flickr comment thread, you have achieved a passing grade and may move on.
*Poetry: A Street – Leonard Cohen. “I see the ghost of culture, with numbers on his wrist.”