Thursday, April 30
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The Return of Disco
The 30-year cycle of holds true with the return of disco. "Just when the economic situation is getting everyone down and dreary, there would appear to be a shiny, glitter-ball of light at the end of the tunnel. Usually saved for the Christmas party, disco is experiencing a serious comeback, proving it’s Stayin’ Alive in 2009. But don’t anticipate the familiar cheese; this revival isn’t for the faint hearted. London’s new disco scene boasts a whole host of nights catering to the musical needs of those with disco fever".
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Wednesday, April 29
Electric Six - "Gay Bar"
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"Steve Jobs previously stated the Blu-ray was “a big bag of hurt,” but the new iTunes 8.2 splash screen mentions the format nevertheless. This, of course, could mean two things. One, Apple is about to support Blu-ray in it’s media organization software and disc info will be provided by Gracenote. Or two, it’s just something the lawyers wanted to included within the legalese of iTunes as some sort of future proofing".
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My tiniest fan...
My coworkers new baby. Normally I do not hold babies that way, but
I was amazed at his size since I had last seen him a month ago.
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Be your own slumlord with the strategy app Build-a-lot. "Manage your time and resources while meeting the goals in either Career or Casual Mode. Houses and buildings are constructed with workers and materials with each structure requiring a different amount of each. The Rambler, for instance, is the least expensive house to build and requires the time of 1 worker and 75 building materials. When completed, a Rambler will earn you $750 a month in rent and be worth $50,000 when resold. To maximize your monthly profits, houses need to be upgraded".
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Penny and Sheldon - "Soft Kitty"
The Maginot Line
The Maginot Line named after French Minister of Defense André Maginot, was a line of concrete fortifications, tank obstacles, artillery casemates, machine gun posts, and other defenses, which France constructed along its borders with Germany and Italy, in the light of experience from World War I, and in the run-up to World War II. Generally the term describes either the entire system or just the defenses facing Germany.
This diagram looks as if it is a lair for a supervillian.
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Like to spin? There is an app for that.
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Tuesday, April 28
A teaser for "Cotton Candy", a single from the pending album "I...Lepore".
Amanda uses ellipsis as much as I do.
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"The Dark Volume"
"Readers unfamiliar with bestseller Dahlquist's 2006 debut, The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters, which is set in an alternate world similar to Victorian Europe, may have trouble following this complicated sequel, despite the preparatory word on what has already happened at the start. In The Glass Books, West Indies plantation heiress Celeste Temple, naval surgeon Abelard Svenson and criminal Cardinal Chang joined forces to combat an evil cabal that smelted a mineral into a psychotropic blue glass that captures human memory. Temple, who survived the previous book's cinematic climax involving a gunfight in a sinking dirigible, finds herself suspected of a series of mysterious murders, while Svenson and Chang discover new enemies to thwart. Too much going on at the same time, including less than engaging confrontations with various over-the-top villains, undermines a clever concept that may yet be the basis for a solid adventure series".
"The Glass Books of the Dream Eaters" was a really good read. I plan to pick this new Dahlquist book soon.
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The Phantom Corsair is an automobile prototype from 1938. It is a six-passenger coupe that was designed by Rust Heinz.
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Monday, April 27
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"The Moon" starring Sam Rockwell
Bridget's Sexiest Beaches
You know that girl that has a sick body & is smarter than she wants you
to believe? That is Bridget, she used 'balustrade' in a sentence of all things.
Bridget was in gorgeous Croatia with one of her BFFs and the episode was a scream because straight men are such idiots around her.
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Moby - "Shot in the Back of the Head"
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Sunday, April 26
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Freemason's Mix of "I Heard it Through the Grapevine"
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Sheri S. Tepper's novel "full of fascinating characters and beautifully detailed settings, Tepper's complex and multifaceted far-future SF novel follows the many selves of Mars colonist Margaret Bain on a mission to save the human race from annihilation. Long ago, hairless bipeds earned the eternal hatred of the foul-tempered Quaatar after some prehumans stowed away on a Quaatar survey ship. Now humankind is at the brink of self-destruction through overpopulation and ecological collapse. The farsighted Gentherans have taken up the human cause within the Interstellar Trade Organization, but as Earthgov struggles to conform to ISTO's enforced sterilization laws while trading excess children for offworld water, the Quaatar continue plotting to destroy humanity. Only Margaret, a secret organization called the Third Order of the Siblinghood and the truth behind an old Gentheran folktale can stop the genocide and give humanity a future. As always, Locus Award–winner Tepper (The Companions) wields grand science fiction themes with skill, vision and a twist of black humor".
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Saturday, April 25
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The Latin Wave
As Latin American films continue to flood the most prestigious film festivals around the world, we have made a selection of some of the best of those works for the 4th annual Latin Wave film festival at the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.
The invite is wonderful to me.
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Friday, April 24
David Guetta ft Kelly Rowland - "Loves Takes Over"
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This is all cute. I have a few bow ties, but YEARS ago I had a dozen. Damnit.
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Zarif "Let Me Back"
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Music contributed by Mr. Avenjer.
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