Check out how this Spanish Wikipedia entry reads via Google translation. The entry is entitled “Gradual Rock.” And I quote: The gradual rock is a ambitious person, eclectic and many times huge music style rock that appeared mainly in the ends of the decade of 1960 in England, reaching the peak of its popularity in[…]
Plan 59 is an incredible gallery of 1950’s print advertsiments. There’s tons of stuff here that we find pleasing to the eye. Of course we like all of the ads featuring dogs, but we also like the old radios, this air conditioner, Greater Philadelphia. . . The Land of Everything and beer. Speaking of beer,[…]
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Is it just me or are insurance companies running the most exciting TV ads these days: *You got the Travellers ad with their urban snowball of destruction. *Then there’s that great “Life Comes At You Fast” domino effect from Nationwide. *But hands down, my two favorites have got to be Twister and Tyre from Bangkok[…]
Today is Thanksgiving in Canada, so Happy Thanksgiving to all our neighbors up north. Shout outs and big thanks, in particular, to our friends at Sound Ideas, our favorite blogging Momma, k1969, and those four other guys who played with Levon Helm in The Band.
Check out the John Whitney Music Box Variations, especially if you like algorithms and/or spiralling flash animation thingys. An American pioneer in experimental music and film, John Whitney is probably best known for the animations he created for the opening sequence of Vertigo. via MeFi.
“Off Leash” is an occasional column by Fiddler. . .
Derek Smalls: We’re lucky. David St. Hubbins: Yeah. Derek Smalls: I mean, people should be envying us, you know. David St. Hubbins: I envy us. Derek Smalls: Yeah. David St. Hubbins: I do. Derek Smalls: Me too. -Derek Smalls & David St. Hubbins, This Is Spinal Tap, 1984
The path to our destination is not always a straight one. We go down the wrong road, we get lost, we turn back. Maybe it doesn’t matter which road we embark on. Maybe what matters is that we embark. -Barbara Hall, Northern Exposure, Rosebud, 1993