Lost On The River: The New Basement Tapes is a music event 47 years in the making. It’s an historic album project from five of music’s finest artists — Elvis Costello, Rhiannon Giddens (Carolina Chocolate Drops), Taylor Goldsmith (Dawes), Jim James (My Morning Jacket) and Marcus Mumford (Mumford & Sons) — in unique collaboration with a 26-year-old Bob Dylan. Produced by project creator T Bone Burnett, the album was recorded in March, 2014 at Capitol Studios in Hollywood, where the artists and Burnett convened for two weeks to write and create music for a treasure trove of long-lost lyrics handwritten by Bob Dylan in 1967 during the period that generated the recording of the legendary Basement Tapes. The collective completed and recorded dozens of songs, the first 20 of which appear on this deluxe edition.

The New Basement Tapes, on Spotify

[music] before the advent of hashtags, all we had were brackets

The California is Not For Sale initiative brings a level of transparency never before seen in politics. Our proposed bill will require politicians to wear the logos of their top ten donors anytime they speak on the floor (just like a NASCAR driver would for his sponsors!)  
Imagine this: a California Senator is speaking on the floor and proposes a bill he just drafted that will give oil companies huge tax advantages. Now imagine if on his jacket, he was wearing Chevron, Shell, and BP logos – some of his top ten contributors. Our law will bring this under-the-table-corruption to the surface and expose these politicians who take political contributions in exchange for favors for what they really are: corrupt.  
It could work as a shaming tactic, until the politicians are no longer ashamed to openly jockey for sponsorship. Our two party system could change from GOP and Democrat, to Pepsi and Coke.
Remember the 1979 film, The Warriors? The FP is like that, except instead of fighting, the kids battle using a version of Dance Dance Revolution.  
The trailer is not advisable to view in most work environments. The links below should be work friendly.  
Drafthouse Films site for The FP  
Filmdrunk review of The FP
Did somebody say...Fancy Fast Food?  
These photographs show extreme makeovers of actual fast food items purchased at popular fast food restaurants. No additional ingredients have been added except for an occasional simple garnish.
Zettai Ryouiki (絶対領域) is the perfect ratio of skin, skirt, and sock that generates intense cuteness. Mathematically, the ratio is 4:1:2.5 (length of mini-skirt : the skin shown : length of socks above knee) with +/-25% error. Zettai Ryouiki is broken into grades with class A and B being true Zettai Ryouiki.  
[fetish day]
A federal advisory panel voted narrowly on Tuesday to recommend a ban on Percocet and Vicodin, two of the most popular prescription painkillers in the world, because of their effects on the liver.  
The two drugs combine a narcotic with acetaminophen, the ingredient found in popular over-the-counter products like Tylenol and Excedrin. High doses of acetaminophen are a leading cause of liver damage, and the panel noted that patients who take Percocet and Vicodin for long periods often need higher and higher doses to achieve the same effect.  
THE3RD2ND.COM is a netlabel for electronic and improvised music founded in 2002. Please freely consume the mp3s here, most under a Creative Commons license. Related media is also released, including video and code.  
Also the home of The Third Second.  
The Third Second is a duo comprised of Jason Landers and Renick Bell. The Third Second began as a duo in 1998. Landers and Bell organized frequent improvisational recording sessions for almost a year. These recording sessions ranged from two to six people using a variety of instruments and sound sources. After a year of recording, the pair began to digitally manipulate the recordings. Those initial experiments became The Third Second’s debut album, Dynamic Adrenal Challenge, released in 1999.
Critical consensus on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is overwhelmingly negative. But the critics are wrong. Michael Bay used a squillion dollars and a hundred supercomputers' worth of CG for a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot.  
Oh, and I would warn you that there'll be spoilers in this review — except that, really, since I still have no idea what actually happened in this movie, I'm not sure how much I can spoil it.  
Since the days of Un Chien Andalou and The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari, filmmakers have reached beyond meaning. But with this summer's biggest, loudest movie, Michael Bay takes us all the way inside Caligari's cabinet. And once you enter, you can never emerge again. I saw this movie two days ago, and I'm still living inside it. Things are exploding wherever I look, household appliances are trying to kill me, and bizarre racial stereotypes are shouting at me.  
If God wrote movie reviews, this is what Moses would have carried back down the mountain.
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Where there is demand in the market, count on someone to supply.
Bryan, Texas criminal defense lawyer Stephen Gustitis (The Defense Perspective) is representing a guy charged with harassment for making an “obscene” comment in a written communication (artist’s depiction follows):  
Can I lick you, Katie?  
I assume, though Stephen doesn’t say so, that Katie got this billet-doux and did not welcome the inquiry.  
The Texas Tornado, criminal defense attorney Mark Bennett, has a few things to say about criminal obscenity statutes in Texas.
Abdul Samad has given up growing poppies. The farmer from Gulmir, from a village in Pashtun Zarghon district of Herat province, has found monetary and spiritual benefits in switching to saffron.  
"I always felt sinful when I was growing poppies," he said. "The money brought me no joy, and did not allow me to change my life."  
In 2007, Afghanistan supplied more than 90% of the world's opium poppy, the raw material for heroin.  
Abdul Samad grew the illegal crop for five years until a new government program helped him make the switch to saffron, the world's most expensive spice.
Most political groups in modern history have wanted to build and control a state. Whether movements of self-determination in the 19th century, of decolonization in the post–World War II decades, or political parties advocating separatism in several Western states in the 1990s (e.g., Italy and Quebec) — all aimed at one thing: to have a separate state that they could call their own. The means they employed to achieve this end ranged from terrorism and guerilla warfare to political pressure and electoral campaigns, but the ultimate goal was the same — creation of its own state.  
It is the ultimate goal no longer, and it is likely to be even less so in the future. Many of today’s nonstate groups do not aspire to have a state. In fact, they are considerably more capable of achieving their objectives and maintaining their social cohesion without a state apparatus. The state is a burden for them, while statelessness is not only very feasible but also a source of enormous power.
The web is alive with real-time information. So why search a stale archive? Collecta monitors the update streams of news sites, popular blogs and social media, and Flickr, so we can show you results as they happen. Give it a try.  
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The planned October 9, 2009 bombing of the moon by a NASA orbiter that will bomb the moon with a 2-ton kinetic weapon to create a 5 mile wide deep crater as an alleged water-seeking and lunar colonization experiment, is contrary to space law prohibiting environmental modification of celestial bodies. The NASA moon bombing, a component of the LCROSS mission, may also trigger conflict with known extraterrestrial civilizations on the moon as reported on the moon in witnessed statements by U.S. astronauts Buzz Aldrin and Neil Armstrong, and in witnessed statements to NSA (National Security Agency) photos and documents regarding an extraterrestrial base on the dark side of the moon.  
This Perry Bible Fellowship strip seems relevant.
The ICSI Netalyzr
Posted by blackvelvetjesus in the wired 9 years ago
The Netalyzr analyzes various properties of your Internet connection that you should care about — including blocking of important services, HTTP caching behavior and proxy correctness, your DNS server's resilience to abuse, NAT detection, as well as latency & bandwidth measurements — and reports its findings in a detailed report. You can check out an example report from a real network to get a better idea of our tests.  
To perform these tests, the Netalyzr runs a Java applet on your computer. You may be asked to confirm network-related activities that your system's applet security policy or firewall considers sensitive. We hope that you will permit any such activity, as it will ensure more comprehensive test results.