Did you miss the news about the metal that heals itself? Don't worry, it'll catch up with you eventually. (Hahahaha, get it? The joke is that at first you think I mean "the news about the metal that heals itself" will catch up with you eventually, but when you think more about it you realize that what I am saying is that "the metal that heals itself will after a certain point become a sentient being whose only mission is life is to crush humanity in its hungry metal jaws and no matter what you do, no matter whether you cower in a basement or make your stand in a [...]
How many of these T-shirts merchandised by the legendary metal band Slayer make cameo appearances in your high school yearbooks? (I count four. At least!) [Via]
There is a Scorpions song that should probably be posted today to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. It's called "Wind of Change." It's basically about the fall of the Berlin Wall. (The Scorpions are from Germany, you know.) The video has lots of news-style footage of very important geopolitical events of the era. Unfortunately, that song kind of sucks. So here's the video for "No One Like You," which takes place on Alcatraz, and has great white sharks and a mental patient with his head wrapped in bandages and forks stuck in his eyes and a sexy blonde in S&M gear throwing the [...]
The iPhone and the Samsung phone (sPhone?) are very good technological devices primarily because they have shiny metal on the backside, underneath the plastic case you bought to protect the shiny metal from smudges or scratches. But is the mining of this metal destroying a beautiful Eden-like Indonesian island? Probably! Friends of the Earth did a six-month-long investigation (PDF) of the Appalachian-style tin mining operations on Bangka Island, where a massive industrial operation is "destroying forests, farmland and coral reefs, injuring miners and driving away fish and marine life." All so you can put an "Otterbox" over the shiny metal!
Apple and Samsung "neither confirmed nor denied [...]
When will Lita Ford, the Stevie Nicks of hair metal, get the respect she deserves? Not, apparently, in The Runaways. BOO. "We see Cheri Currie and Joan Jett do drugs and make out a few times, but the movie does nothing to explore whatever complications that brought-if any-to their onstage and offstage relationship and only hints ever so briefly at what it did to the band dynamic. And speaking of the band, what about the other three members? Each gets a handful of dialogue (oh, Lita Ford, you always get the shaft!) but don't even make it into the here's-what-happened notes at movie's end."
Oh Trent Reznor, it is okay that you are never going to tour your Nine Inch Nails again, but do you have to go out like this? "I'd never want to be Gene Simmons, an old man who puts on makeup to entertain kids, like a clown going to work." HARSH, DUDE.
20. Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-OR)
19. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-AL)
18. Rep. Zoe Lofgren (D-CA)
17. Rep. Diane Black (R-TN)
16. Sen. Roger Wicker (R-MS)
15. Rep. Elton Gallegly (R-CA)
14. Sen. Kay Hagan (D-NC)
13. Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT)
It's not like we couldn't have seen it coming. But I guess the hubris of building fake islands in the shape of the the earth's continents didn't give enough people enough pause. (Or indoor ski slopes in the desert. Or the reports of slave labor. Or the frequent lightning strikes on the Burj Dubai.) But one man, one very wise man was calling out a warning long before most. Now, now, as the hot Arabian sun turns all our wings to ashes, we must pause during our long plummet and say: You were right, Bruce. We should have listened. We all should have listened far [...]