Sluts killed the dinosaurs. That’s right. If it weren’t for all the short skirts and sexual active women, you could be riding around on a t-rex right now instead of just fueling your car with its remains
Absolutely ignorant of the global macro-economics that goes into the price of oil. The article linked above breaks down how full of shit she is for promising something she (or any potential/current president for that matter) has no control over.
I think we can all agree that, despite all of the absolute crap the Internet has brought us, it’s all worth it for the advent of the podcast. It’s a medium that I have essentially spent my entire summer indulging in, and yet still feel as though I have barely scratched the surface. Whether it’s knowing that listeners have the opportunity to really enjoy the content because they can listen to it on their own time, or the freedom to essentially say or do whatever the hell you feel like, the podcast offers something that traditional talk radio has never had the opportunity to do.
With that, I ask you, Tumblrers: What’s your favorites?
I’ll break mine into two categories; those that are just podcasts, and those that are radio broadcasts that are better served as podcasts.
The Bugle NPR: Planet Money Podcast NPR: All Songs Considered NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered Savage Love Podcast Skeptic’s Guide to the Universe TERRA: The Nature of Our World Mike and Tom Eat Snacks A Bit of a Chat with Ken Plume Big Picture Science
This American Life (listening to this is literally the first thing I do when I wake up Monday morning) Fresh Air Weekends on All Things Considered (which is an aggregate of broadcasts from the weekend, some I’m not really counting it as original material) Freakonomics Radio
I’ve also just started downloading some of the more popular comedy podcasts like Pod F. Tompkins and Comedy Bang Bang (formerly “Comedy Death Ray Radio”).
What podcasts do you keep on your iPhone/Pod/Pad/non-Apple device?
Jaw-dropping. This is one of those remixes that raises my standards for all others, that is how great this is. Ad-Rock of Beastie Boys put his touch to tUnE-yArDs’ already magnificent “Gangsta,” completely transforming it into a spacious, echoing cut. Download it, you can never go wrong with anything Merrill Garbus-related. [link] Also, a 12” and mp3 package has been put together by the Beggars Group containing the original version of Gangsta, this remix, the Cut Chemist remix, an instrumental version, and an acapella version. Can you really say no to that? [link]
The notion that someone, somewhere might work a full-time job for more money than what it keeps to barely keep them alive so they can work more sends these people around the bend.
Which is why I propose dusting off an old term and bringing it back in fashion to describe their ideology. The current ones are insufficient. “Libertarian” makes no sense, because they oppose the rights of workers to collectively demand better wages, a fairly basic liberty. Instead, they expect these people to work hard and slobber gratefully that their masters tolerate paying them at all. Nor are they really “conservative” in any meaningful sense. I don’t like conservatives, but conservatives are people who object to social progress. But the existence of an American middle class has been around for a century now, and conservatives in the past were far less likely to object to its existence on the ideological grounds that no one but the rich deserve to have squat.
There’s really only one term for people who believe, as a matter of ideology, that a handful of people deserve to own everything and the rest of us should living lives of endless work and squalor, with perhaps a slender class of people who get paid pretty handsomely to protect the interests of those who own everything: feudalists. That’s the system that they’re clearly advocating for, albeit in modern terms, where the billionaires and company owners are our kings, top executives are the knight class, and everyone else is a peasant who works to death, gets four hours off for church on Sunday, and needs to be grateful that his masters allow him that.
To be entirely honest, this provision isn’t exactly “little-noted.” We learned about this in Legal Issues in the Music Industry here at Oneonta (in fact, it accounted for a good month of lecture time in that class). It may be unknown to the average Joe on the street, but to the Industry, lawyers and record companies, they’ve been watching and preparing for it like it was the almighty apocalypse. Shit’s gonna go down real soon, and I would not expect the record companies to really be caught off guard when 2013 rolls around.