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Links for 4.20.10: 60 Tips for Better Abs and Worse Breath

*Advice: Read and employ this advice from the Chicago Manual of Style. On using hyphens. It will be the most useful thing you learn all day. Unless you also read the super-long items that follow this one. [coudal]

*The Internet: This is a long read (and I am now only mostly through it), but I can already say it’s worth perusing. Clay Shirky and Evgeny Morozov talk about what the Internet is, could, and should be. Also, here’s Shirky on the collapse of business models.

*Games: OK; this talk, on Cultivated Gaming, is long, too. But equally well considered. Plus, the dude (A. J. Patrick Liszkiewicz) quotes Aristotle and Howard Zinn while totally taking apart Farmville.

*Alcohol: 7-Eleven will begin selling its own branded beer. I can only wonder what Howard Zinn would think of this development.

*Talking: Hikari Takano interviews Vincent Gallo. It’s audio, and you can hear cars in the background. And here is part two. I didn’t hear any cars on that one. [sloganeerist]

*Music: Can there ever be a “system” for recommending music to people that is better than what we currently call serendipity?

*Copyright: Videos from the Hitler “Downfall” meme are being pulled off YouTube. I generally hate memes, but I have long loved this one. I could watch a dozen of them in a row, regardless of topic.

*Art: Jack White talks about aesthetic constraints and how they fuel creativity. It’s almost like The White Stripes were a haiku he wrote for himself. [murketing]

*Things That Are Probably “Fake”: Graffomat’s graffiti vending machines sell spray paint cans.

*Local: Jason DeRusha has been crowned Best Tweeter in the Twin Cities. Try reading some of them.

*Today’s links: F. Brainier than witty today. Apologies. That’s what happens when I’ve been away too long.

Links for 4.6.10: 22 Tips for Better Abs and Worse Underarm Odor

*The Internet: Is net neutrality a goner? Internet users, prepare to be throttled.

*Language. I love metaphors like a cat loves New Yorker cartoons. (Not sure. Hi, Susan Orlean.) Read high school analogies and metaphors: “The thunder was ominous sounding, much like the sound of a thin sheet of metal being shaken backstage during the storm scene in a play.” This is like a gentle email forward from a vaguely out-of-touch relative. Sweet. [mefi]

*Games: Scrabble will now allow proper nouns. WHAT? So you’re trying to tell me that Words with Friends is now my bastion of word-game sanity? Out-fucking-rageous.

*Quotes: “[The Internet] is in direct opposition to the art of music being treated with respect.” -Jack White [nme via vulture]

*Chess: Playing Chess with Kubrick – well worth the read. “But as soon as Kubrick opened the door I felt an immediate kindred spirit. He looked and acted like every obsessive theoretical physicist I have ever known.” I recommend that you treat this article with the respect it deserves.

*Video: An 8-Bit Dr. Horrible remake. IF YOU REMEMBER DR. HORRIBLE. [laughing squid]

*Social issues: Should prisoners be used to create electricity to run America’s computers? Also, what is Soylent Green made out of?

*Ore: I never used to link to videos explaining how iron ore gets extracted from Minnesota mines. That means some people will call this progress, and some people will call me an asshole. Still.

*Video: Sound from Diagrams. The video sounds like an alien peeing into a fish tank. [coudal]

*Today’s links: F. Sometimes you have to not know where you’re going in order to get anywhere. (I just made that up. Obviously.)

Links for 12.18.08: MySpace’s Swift love, being late, typewriters…

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*Lists: MySpace’s releases its list of top tunes on the network over the past year – and as Mashable notes, you can see obvious differences in the ages of users of that social network compared to iTunes. Popular are Taylor Swift, T.I., and Chris Brown. No Coldplay in sight. [why i failed]

*Green: The New York Times calls Neil Young “a figure of blunt efficiency.” Blunt. Heeeeeeeee.

*What They’ve Learned: Alice Cooper is a pretty sharp dude. A few things he’s learned – “My mom taught me that everything causes lockjaw. But I’ve never met anybody who got tetanus.” And – “Never be late. When you’re late, what you’re saying is that your time is more important than the other person’s time. That’s pretty egotistical.”

*Headphones: Check out this set of Head(banger)phones; they’re tricked out with an accelerometer, so the listener can alter the music as he or she bops his or her head to the beat. [gizmodo]

*Interviews: Jack White interviews Cate Blanchett. Says White, “Erotomania: A rare disorder in which a person holds a delusional belief that another person, usually of higher social status, is in love with him or her.” Also, there is a picture of Cate Blanchett dressed kind of like a hot robot. [indieblogheaven]

*Movies: Baz Luhrmann is slated to direct “The Great Gatsby” next. Rafe Fiennes is the only one American enough to play Jay Gatsby, in my opinion. And Daisy should obviously be played by Daisy Fuentes.

*Errata: Funny mistake in the execrable Star Tribune, as dummy text makes it to print. [s4xton]

*Two things: Kottke links to the periodic table of awesomeness (which is pretty awesome), but also talks some sense about the most overhyped animal product of our time: delicious bacon.

*Typewriters: Here is a LOVELY collection typewriters. They aren’t mine. The one above is. And, in fact, I type all of my blog posts on it. Even though I’m now an intuitive Dvorak layout user. [spincity]

Links for 7.7.08: White’s poesy, West’s angel, hip-hop marketing…

*Read: Jack White’s poem about Detroit. I wish more people would write poetry. Especially about Detroit.

*Update: Kanye West does NOT have a painting of himself depicted as an angel in his home. On a tangentially related note, the Black Dog Cafe in Lowertown St. Paul had hanging on its walls, not that long ago, an ENORMOUS painting of Prince depicted as Napoleon. I think it is still available.

*Local: Alan Sparhawk’s Retribution Gospel Choir recorded a Daytrotter session recently. Download songs here.

*The Wall Street Journal: Tom Waits can’t sing.

*Earfarm compiles a list of the most embarrassing uses of hip-hop in marketing (1985-1992 edition): The Super Bowl Shuffle was embarrassing?

*Side note: I heard “Lust for Life” on the radio yesterday, and it took me fully 3/4 of the song to realize that it was not the introduction to a commercial.

Links for 5.6.08: Wu-tang videogame, Prince’s book, Jack White’s doc…

*Indie videogames: The Sewer Goblet – The Wu-Tang Clan and the Wu-Tang Baby: “It was an ordinary day at the Wu-Tang mansion. Ghostface and Raekwon tossed around a football in the backyard while Ol’ Dirty Bastard, RZA, and the rest of the gang watched the game inside. What nobody expected was the knock at the door that would forever change their lives. Much to their surprise, a tiny but majestic baby with a mysterious pendant was on their doorstep.” Wow. Wu-tang’s love is endless. [waxy]

*JEWELRY: The turntable ring. Pretty sure I couldn’t pull it off. [red ferret]

*Ice T will perform with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra.

*To debut at Cannes this month: “It Might Be Loud,” a guitar doc that will feature Jack White and Jimmy Page. [the playlist]

*WMG plans on trying true variable rate pricing. (I’m not wholly against it, if it’s done right. I know, I know.)

*Prince is writing a book, “21 Nights,” based on one of his London concert stands. Will there B 2 many abbrevs 4 me 2 handle? [getty images]

*The Zune: Buy and watch TV shows from NBC, MTV and some others now. [crave]

*Re-blogging (I mentioned this in a previous post): Built for the BBC, the Olinda is a funky-ass radio.

*EVERYONE: listenerd favorites Will.I.Am and Michel Gondry have won WEBBY awards. I don’t know what they get for it; possibly a statuette.

*Legal P2P Qtrax, who claimed to have a number of labels on their side several months ago, has apparently finally gotten Universal on their side. [listening post]

*Neil Young, being rich, has a refreshing attitude about the future of music: “The recording business is going somewhere but I don’t care about that.”

*Talk to the banana: I’m ordering this now. Now now. [laughing squid]

Links for 12.9.07: Oddball X-mas albums, Mr. Productive, 50’s filesharing stance +

*50 Cent: Artists must simply learn to deal with filesharing. [techcrunch]

*7digital tries to stir things up by declaring a “price war” on iTunes. [digital music news]

*Paste brings us Mark Ronson’s top tunes of 2007. [mediation] Again, check out Largehearted Boy’s list of year-end music lists.

*The New York Times: The Year in Ideas. Includes: The Next Violin, Craigslist Vengeance, Radiohead and Indie Rock Musicals (previously listenerded).

*The L.A. Times calls Jack White Mr. Productive. Also, he is pale.

*A gallery of the most bizarre Christmas albums ever. [neatorama]

Links for 11.17.07: Barack’s YTMND, Slacker’s machine, Kelly’s insanity +

*OurStage lets rich hipsters listen to top indie tunes on their iPhones. [techcrunch]

*The identity of a presidential candidate, delivered to you in an easy-to-consume, YTMND format: Barack Until the Break of Dawn. [triumph of bullshit]

*8-bit + hip-hop = Super Barrio Bros. [kotaku]

*Slacker releases its handheld player. [digital music news]

*Toilet Tunes: The finest in On-Toilet music delivery (plays automatically when the lid is up, shuts off when the lid is down). [boing boing gadgets]

*R. Kelly’s PR agent of 14 years bids adieu. “Mr. Kelly crossed a line that forever altered the scope of our relationship.” Oy. [xrrxf] Also, Vulture interviews Mr. Kelly here.

*Salon tells you “What You Missed While Watching ‘Project Runway.‘” Doubly painful to link to, since I’m not a Salon fan (long story) and think Rob Walker’s work in the Times is both painful and execrable (though his murketing stuff seems pretty awesome). [murketing deli.cio.us]

*Bob Dylan and Jack White are working on cranking out tunes from Hank Williams’ old never-produced lyrics? [peefork]

*Remember how Ben Bridwell and Band of Horses were all like “Eff the indie man, we’re taking money from the Man Man,” but then they decided to say “Eff the man,” and embrace the indie man, and ditch Wal-mart licensing at the last second? Well, Of Montreal isn’t doing that. They talk about the art of selling out on Stereogum.

*Videoville: A wiki for all your “cool music video” needs. Huh. Nothing yet. [fimoculous]

*GigaOm reviews music games (Phase and Musica) for the iPod. Tangentially: 183 point streak on iLike on Facebook. That is all.

*Take the Mental Floss lyrics quiz. I will not be destroyed (not part of this quiz – as far as a I know – but a sort of lyrics quiz nonetheless).

Video: Bob Dylan and Jack White duet

The video is terrible, but here’s footage of Jack White and Bob Dylan performing “One More Cup of Coffee” last Thursday in Nashville.

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