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by Alex Carnevale
It’s awesome when the New York Times can have everything I loathe about it in one article.
Van Gogh’s friendship with Emile Bernard:
Paris, with its buzzy, rivalrous art scene, was hard on van Gogh. At once stimulating and brutalizing, it fired his ambition but left his body and spirits in ruins. When he decided to leave, it was partly from exhaustion, but also from wounded idealism. Shouldn’t a community of artists be based on collaboration rather that competition?
That’s about 17 cliches to say nothing of any substance. If you still respect the Times after that, go here.
Just when they said music was dead, we go ahead and bring it back…
“Les Fleurs” — Minnie Riperton (m4a)
“Holiday for the City” — Cedars (mp3)
This is our new favorite band, more on them when we are not coughing up pieces of our large intestine.
“Bernadette” — Paul Simon (mp3)
“Driving and Thinking” — Eugene Mirman (mp3)
There’s a scary amoeba killin’ teens out there:
“This is definitely something we need to track,” said Michael Beach, a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
He’s a specialist in recreational waterborne illnesses. I bet this guy is tons of fun at parties.
“This is a heat-loving amoeba. As water temperatures go up, it does better,” Beach said. “In future decades, as temperatures rise, we’d expect to see more cases.”
The only heat-loving amoeba I’m familiar with is Dan Murray.
According to the CDC, the amoeba called Naegleria fowleri (nuh-GLEER-ee-uh FOWL’-erh-eye) killed 23 people in the United States, from 1995 to 2004. This year health officials noticed a spike with six cases – three in Florida, two in Texas and one in Arizona. The CDC knows of only several hundred cases worldwide since its discovery in Australia in the 1960s.In Arizona, David Evans said nobody knew his son, Aaron, was infected with the amoeba until after the 14-year-old died on Sept. 17. At first, the teen seemed to be suffering from nothing more than a headache.”We didn’t know,” Evans said. “And here I am: I come home and I’m burying him.” After doing more tests, doctors said Aaron probably picked up the amoeba a week before while swimming in the balmy shallows of Lake Havasu, a popular man-made lake on the Colorado River between Arizona and California.
Beach said people become infected when they wade through shallow water and stir up the bottom. If someone allows water to shoot up the nose – say, by doing a somersault in chest-deep water – the amoeba can latch onto the olfactory nerve.The amoeba destroys tissue as it makes its way up into the brain, where it continues the damage, “basically feeding on the brain cells,” Beach said.People who are infected tend to complain of a stiff neck, headaches and fevers. In the later stages, they’ll show signs of brain damage such as hallucinations and behavioral changes, he said. In central Florida, authorities started an amoeba phone hot line advising people to avoid warm, standing water and areas with algae blooms.
“Grass” — Animal Collective (mp3)
“Stars” — Au Revoir Simone (mp3)
They are touring with Air in Europe. This track is special.
“Breaker” — Low (mp3)
Low is mostly Mormons. They are great despite this.
What’s the cheesiest? Slow-core. I hate that word. The most appropriate is anything that uses the word minimal in it, but I don’t think anybody’s made one up for that.” In another interview, Sparhawk claimed that a friend of his coined the term: “this friend of ours in a record store was always joking around…and he said, ‘I got it! You should call it “slowcore”!’…It was a total joke, and I think I mentioned it at one of our interviews
“Broken Bird” — The T. Griffin Coraline (mp3)
I lost my ring in the sand but I wish that I’d lost my hands
Back to our links:
Sometimes I take a book of poetry. I want to read it. I read three or four verses. I decide whether to throw the book away or keep on reading. It is what I call a complex of values. Esthetic values that gives a person the right to say what’s good and what’s not good. It’s very complex. It comes with understanding the language. What I mean by language is this: Is it a real poetic language? Does it speak to the human condition?
In poems, trust what in English is called the “concrete” word. And from there, I wait for the poem to unfold.
Trey and Matt help out Kenny and Spenny.
“Brinx Job (live)” — Pavement (mp3)
Who’s ready to clone some extinct mammals?
Tony Judt is a douchebag and Archipelago is retarded for publishing this statement. Do I like Abe Foxman? No. Do I think it’s OK for him to ask the Polish consulate not to allow these morons? Sure thing.
San Francisco pot clubs and medical dispensaries.
Some Joshua Weiner poems for your consideration.
Stuck in my head song of the day.
New Foo Fighters.
Sweet track from Tullycraft.
Dave, don’t go, it’s not worth it, you should have asked us to guest blog.
P.J. Harvey’s new release got dropped like it was hot.
The joys of lesbian lit.
Say hello to the iBrick.
Le Tigre and stuttering sexuality.
Where to go in Mexico.
Carrot Top in NYC.
Native Americans have wide feet, so Nike made them special shoes. In the process, they vaulted themselves quickly to the top of the list, Government and Nongovernmental Organizations That Have Done Anything Good for Native Americans.
Mary J. Blige exclusive.
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Basic Instinct dvd
Need to get this out of my life. I think it works fine. I turned it off when Michael Douglas had sex – it made me celibate for a while.
Note: if you take this, I will judge you.
God how I loathe NASA.
iPods cause crime.
Deadspin interviews Agent Zero.
Do you have any regular sites you check out, sports sites, whatever?
No. Well, yeah, but I can’t tell you, I can’t put those out there.
So you’re saying porn?
These Heidi Montag bikini pics are insane.
This is the most retarded article The New York Times has published in some time.
BLOGS WE WILL BE READING UNTIL THE SUN EXPLODES
PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING
Molly took them all on:
Boston Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon hoists a cooler over his head after the Red Sox clinched the American League East following a baseball game against the Minnesota Twins at Fenway Park in Boston, Friday Sept. 28, 2007
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