Links That Will Enrich You Until The End of Days
by Alex Carnevale
Movies we are v., v. excited about.
Jessica Yu’s Protagonist.
The new season of 24 looks kinda good.
I cannot believe they are making a sequel to National Treasure, although I need to be honest, I did view the original.
J.J. Abrams’ monster movie has a new trailer.
Also Beowulf is almost here, get excited.
IN OTHER NEWS
Katha Pollitt kinda scares me.
Feminist backlash to her!
Internet commenter business meeting.
We love the supermouse oh so much.
The Black Ghosts at Pound for Pound.
Get excited for the new Magnetic Fields album.
Hillary is a rockstar and goddess.
Sweet weekend mix.
I think fighting facebook is a huge mistake, going in the direction of more, rather than less, is not good for social networking.
Awesome Boys Don’t Cry cover.
Earshot reading series features Mary Jo Bang tonight.
Lindsay Lohan song.
Visit I’m Just Saying Is All. Just do it.
Pinballs and Deerhoof.
15 dumbest Apple predictions of all time.
More nooses, this time for employees of the Parks department. I’m sure banning them will help, not.
The Sadies at Chromewaves.
Dice-K’s high school no-hitter.
Nip/Tuck heads to Hollywood.
Kid Nation: The Drinking Game
Tracing modern architecture in Chicago.
Hillary plays gender card.
We love passive aggressive notez.
How many minutes a day do you vibrate for?
Halloween costume I perfected in high school; I am Lloyd Dobler.
Speaking of high school and Halloween, my former SupaPants co-editor Kurt and his gf had awesome costumes:
they didn’t do this in brooklyn, because no one would know they had a costume on
Democrats sabotaged Nader.
Review of the latest Paige Ackerson-Kiely.
Joel Stein is out of ideas.
Babysitting? What to read.
Ten sickest videos ever. (The Music Slut)
We still live in a nation of anti-Semites:
Becca questions the veracity of this because it’s reported by the ADL. My response, “You really think white people don’t hate you?” She believes that Abe Foxman is a villain. She says he denied the Armenian genocide. Hey look, that may be true, but someone has to call everyone an anti-Semite. I just don’t have time to do it.
Newspapers are dying, yay! Even the CEO of the AP is telling people to move on. Carl Bernstein, dinosaur that he is, blames the public. Ah, blaming the masses. Where would we be if people didn’t tell us what we should pay for?
“The problems we have in news and journalism are about us not doing our job well enough,” Bernstein said. “The ideal of providing the best available version of the truth is being affected by the dominance of a journalistic culture that has less and less to do with reality and context.”
Bernstein, 63, said he believes an “idiot culture” is partly to blame for the dysfunction of political life in the United States.
“You can’t separate the appetites and demands of the people themselves and what they are given,” he said. “The blame simply can’t all be put at the feet of those who present news.”
THINGS THE NEWSPAPERZ DO WELL
The LA Times has some awesome photography from the fires.
Tim Marchman’s series of columns about A-Rod are the only remotely good thing being written about Mr. Optober.
Rare painting hits the market.
Old story about famous baker missing in helicopter crash.
British police kill an electrician.
MIXTAPE FOR YOUR FRIDAY NEEDS
“Mary” — City-State (mp3)
“Because of You” — Kelly Clarkson (mp3)
“Some Surprise” — Gary Lightbody & Lisa Hannigan (mp3)
“Wonderafrica (Hot Chip Remix)” — Sebastien Tellier (mp3)
all you need to know about the collaboration below
“Aerodynamik (Hot Chip’s Intelligent Design Mix)” — Kraftwerk (mp3)
“La Forme (Hot Chip’s King Of The Mountains Mix)” — Kraftwerk (mp3)
“House of the Rising Sun (live at KCRW)” — Cat Power (mp3)
“Remember Me” — Cat Power (mp3)
BLOGS THAT MAKE THE WORLD GO ROUND
Battle of the Midwestern Housewives.
PREVIOUSLY ON THIS RECORDING
Our favorite crap e-mail from a dude that wasn’t.
We said some things we totally regret.