Dynamite, entertaining TED talk by Peter Hirshberg on the Web vs. TV, from a historical perspective. The archival footage, particularly of Marshall McLuhan looking extremely, almost ridiculously, visionary in his explanation of the Global Village, is enormously compelling.
I loved White Denim on the strength of their first EP, but now, digging a little more on the Interwebs unearthed this gem: the “soundtrack” to a painting video by the Modern Plow Collective. Now, I can’t speak to the awesomeness of the painting - I think it’s pretty freaking great, but I’m no painter - but I can speak to the awesomeness of White Denim’s...
Sample phone conversation with 7-year-old
Dad: Hey bud, what's up?
Dad: How was school?
Dad: Aw, c'mon, you gotta come up with something better than "good," I mean, the whole day couldn't have just been "good." How about something like "excellent," or "superior," or "extraordinary?"
Kid: It was vast in goodness.
No comment needed. Hypocrisy Now! [Sarah Palin Commentary] (via LilyFoxglove)