How Very White of You

Unreality taken to a new level. That this was done solely with a computer is flabbergasting. 



“Murata Boy” by murata

in addition to being able to move forwards and backwards and stop without falling over, the new Murata Boy toy incorporates recent energy-efficient sensor improvements into the robot. And dont worry, there is also a Murata Girl who rides a unicycle. No word yet on whether Murata Boy or Girl recognize the Prime Directive though.

Who wants to race? 


Track of the Day: “Mad Tom of Bedlam”

It’s not every artist who can extend their repertoire from centuries-old folk tunes to a Justin Bieber cover; the only similar feat I can think of is British guitar hero Richard Thompson’s 1,000 Years of Popular Music project, which goes from madrigals to “Oops, I Did It Again.”

But New York-based Charlene Kaye has no problem making that leap, and despite the sophistication she brings to her interpretation of the lyrics of Der Bieber (“I was, like, baby, baby baby, oooh, like, baby, baby, baby, noooo…”), I opted for the older tune, “Mad Tom of Bedlam,” which dates back to the early 1600s and was popular enough that Shakespeare drops a reference to it all Tarantino-like in King Lear.

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Awesome concept, cool video and one helluva singer. 


Eric Schmidt Out as Google CEO, Co-Founder Larry Page to Take Over

VBS.TV Reddit are Leading Us Into a Golden Era of Information Discovery

Hipsters today are often regarded more as a nuisance than a poison. They’re not doing much of anything bad—often, they’re not doing much of anything at all.

Whither the hipster? Dayna Tortorici, author of What Was the Hipster, thinks America’s most maligned sub-culture will be around for some time to come. Thank heavens none of them use tumblr. (via theeconomist)


This one really got me.


Track of the Day: “What’s Up Fatlip (Breakbox Remix)”

The best thing about this remix is that it didn’t really need to happen. When Fatlip, the L.A. rapper born Derrick Stewart, released “What’s Up Fatlip” in 2000, it was already a near-perfect song—funny, catchy, and surprisingly affecting. “What’s Up Fatlip” must be one of the most self-deprecating tracks in the history of hip-hop; the rapper lobs darts at himself from every direction, questioning his own manliness, his solvency, his street cred, his blackness.

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