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And now, the search result for “The Canadian Johnny Cash”

March 8, 2013

The video below is the entirety of a Stompin’ Tom Connors concert film. Connors passed away a few days ago, and this was posted on “If Charlie Parker Was A Gunslinger…

Across This Land with Stompin’ Tom Connors – YouTube.

Let’s talk about “World Music” for a moment. We’ve heard the music Tom is playing here before. But we have not heard it used in the telling of tales of French Canadian lumberjacks. It’s a little like hearing Fela Kuti, and picking out the bits of James Brown. It is familiar, but alien. It also won’t leave your head.

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Farewell to the Very Model of a Modern Surgeon General

February 25, 2013

 

C. Everett Koop, Forceful Surgeon General, Dies at 96 - NYTimes.com

C. Everett Koop, Forceful Surgeon General, Dies at 96 – NYTimes.com.

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I’m so glad I decided to spring for the Moist Charge

February 24, 2013

Moist Charge

From Hill Country Barbecue Market, NYC.

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You’re So Vain, You Probably Think This Post is About Chu.

February 14, 2013

And you’d be right!

Wrong Chu

No, not that Chu!

Introducing Chu: A Tornado RabbitMQ RPC Client built around tornado.gen | Regularly Expressed.

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In happier news, this man *is* the first Google result for “Sri Lankan Woody Guthrie”

January 9, 2013

Bhi Bhiman – “Kimchee Line” (Live at WFUV) – YouTube.

How does this song only have 2900 views? Come on internet! It’s Cabbage Time!

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I would have lost that dollar.

January 9, 2013

 

“I went to the store the other day, and accidentally bought some anti-aging lotion. At first I was upset, but my right hand and my dick have never looked younger.”

via Humans of New York

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“Eventually he got sick from swimming in a river infested with monkey feces and came home.”

January 7, 2013

Not really a representative line, but one that appealed to me.

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year - NYTimes.com

George Saunders Has Written the Best Book You’ll Read This Year – NYTimes.com