When future archaeologists unearth the cities of what was once the great empire called America, and they sift through the remains of our civilization looking for the causes of our collapse, this commercial will tell them all they need to know… We had lots of opportunities to save ourselves, but we preferred to party.
“[The writer] does not need to invent the fiction because it is already there.” – J.G. Ballard I’ve been on a kind of media fast since around Christmas of last year. It started accidentally; I was so busy with holiday madness and projects at work that I didn’t check in to Twitter or Facebook for […]
I wish I could maintain this perspective all the time: Thanks Louis CK
I can’t believe I’m writing about Britney Spears, but bear with me. One would hope that Britney bottomed out somewhere around the head-shaving or the crotch-flashing. Now it seems the gossip mill’s coverage of Britney has finally bottomed out as well. Yesterday I was in the checkout line at the Safeway – where I get […]
The other day, I was watching – for maybe the fiftieth time – this video by sigur rós for the song “Glósóli” It’s a stunning piece of filmmaking, for a gorgeous song, but if not for YouTube, how would one find such a thing as this? MTV doesn’t show videos anymore, and a band like […]
YouTube got a lot of flack for making a recent deal with NBC, so perhaps it was not NBC’s prerogative to lampoon it. Still, you gotta respect the network’s moxie for going head on at the controversy with this video: As long as the root cause isn’t killing anyone, this is exactly what a company […]
My next deathmatch post was going to compare these two music recommendation services. I’ve used both pandora and last.fm for a little while, and I’ve been taking some notes. I love them both, but I have my favorite. Thing is, someone else already wrote such a good piece on this topic. It’s way better than […]