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Tuesday Ten

Ages ago there was the Tuesday Ten. Just put your music player of choice on random and see what the day brought you. I think tomorrow would be a good day for that. It is Tuesday after all

Dan Piepenbring was going to write a book with Prince, then Prince died. Here's his experience leading up to the tragedy.

" ‘Hard Knock Life’ was done at first without my knowledge, and then it was sent to me to get permission. If the request had come without the song, I don’t think I would have done it. Saying you want to make a 'ghetto anthem’ is unspecific. It had to be demonstrated instead of just talked about. Here was a serious rap artist with a point to make. The fact that [Annie and Jay-z] lived parallel lives that met was exciting."

Nifty macOS Catalina feature

"Click the Markup button in MacOS and there's a new button that will send images and documents over to your iPhone or iPad so you can mark it up with your fingers or an Apple Pencil (and changes are reflected in real time on the Mac's screen)."

https://arstechnica.com/gadgets/2019/10/macos-10-15-catalina-the-ars-technica-review/4/#h1

“There was a time when the 3,000 miles was a good guideline,” said Philip Reed, senior consumer advice editor for the car site Edmunds.com. “But it’s no longer true for any car bought in the last seven or eight years.”  

Oil chemistry and engine technology have improved to the point that most cars can go several thousand more miles before changing the oil, Mr. Reed said. A better average, he said, would be 7,500 between oil changes, and sometimes up to 10,000 miles or more.

Nothing will ruin a pleasant drive quicker than the sight brake lights coming towards you on the highway. Miles ahead, someone or something has spooked the bejeezus out of traffic and now you're about to pay for it with your free time. The mighty flow of America's highways is about to be plugged by you and a couple hundred of your closest strangers.  

The next time a traffic jam's iron grip has you in its clutch, you can at least take heart knowing that scientists have figured out why they happen and who's to blame...

Sculptor Judith Klausner has been carving classically- and Victorian-inspired cameos out of Oreo cookies. Her most recent series -- From Scratch -- explores traditional handicrafts using mass-produced, packaged foods as her medium. In addition to the Oreo cameos, she has embroidered a fried egg onto toast, cross-stitched Chex cereal, and more!

Media Matters for America will document and correct conservative misinformation in each news cycle. Media Matters for America will monitor cable and broadcast news channels, print media and talk radio, as well as marginal, right-wing websites that often serve as original sources of misinformation for well-known conservative and mainstream media outlets.     this site is not fighting fire with fire. it's fighting it with water. the best way to combat lies is truth.  

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It wasn't a crazy dream. 'Viva Variety' was real.

"Mockingbirds are the true artists of the bird kingdom. Which is to say, although they’re born with a song of their own, an innate riff that happens to be one of the most versatile of all ornithological expressions, mocking birds aren’t content to merely play the hand that is dealt them. Like all artists, they are out to rearrange reality. Innovative, willful, daring, not bound by the rules to which others may blindly adhere, the mockingbird collects snatches of birdsong from this tree and that field, appropriates them, places them in new and unexpected contexts, recreates the world from the world. For example, a mockingbird in South Carolina was heard to blend the songs of thirty-two different kinds of birds into a ten-minute performance, a virtuoso display that serve no practical purpose, falling, therefore, into the realm of pure art."

Animator Shamus Culhane “worked ultra-brief experimental art films into a handful of Woody Woodpecker cartoons.”