Big Laughs of Loudness

When they build you a shelf, it always casts a shadow.

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Monday, February 06, 2012

Wednesday, February 01, 2012

Mass Hysteria in upstate New York

However, a doctor treating many of the students is confident that they are suffering not from poisoning, but from mass hysteria, also called mass psychogenic illness and other variants. Typically, symptoms—which can include Brownell’s Tourette’s-like movements, along with nausea, dizziness, cramping, and more—start with one or two victims and spread when others see or hear about them. Victims are often accused of faking it, but more often they are suffering real physical symptoms that are psychological in origin. The phenomenon has been observed for centuries, with the blame shifting to whatever specific anxieties are culturally pervasive at the time. But one theme has remained consistent: The victims are overwhelmingly female.

Sunday, January 29, 2012

rough quote

The fountains of her great deep were broken up, and she rained the nine parts of speech forty days and forty nights, metaphorically speaking, and buried us under a desolating deluge of trivial gossip that left not a crag or pinnacle of rejoinder projecting above the tossing waste of dislocated grammar and decomposed pronunciation!
- from Roughing It by Mark Twain

Jerzy, did you start re-reading this? I finished it a week or two ago.

Friday, January 27, 2012

Beautiful Day at the Dog Park from Kelsey Wynns on Vimeo.

You may enjoy this one from reddit.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

We Must Go On

I love this new music video from Pretty Lights.

Pretty Lights - We Must Go On (official music video) from Pretty Lights Music on Vimeo.


Welcome back, BLOL. Here's a record player that has been modified to translate growth rings on a tree into piano music.

YEARS from Bartholomäus Traubeck on Vimeo.