Posts Tagged: Pleasure

The Life Cycle Of A Pop Song

Conception Phase The song is born in a basement, a warehouse, or among buskers on the street or subway station. The song may not be entirely finished yet.

Underground Phase The song is played to a small crowd of 3 – 20 friends, mostly drunk, incoherent, and incapable of judging its quality.

Ambivalent Phase You hear it in concert and no one cares. It’s not worth bragging to your friends, even if you secretly like the song.

Connected Phase You hear the song and it’s so refined that it’s good. Your first thoughts are, “Is this real? Am I hearing this?” This is the great “aha” effect [...]


A Curiously-Curated Collection of Photographs

Bobster855's Flickr is a fascinating and weird ongoing collection of advertising history, things overtly or covertly gay, views of outer space, cigarette advertisements, pictures taken on subways in Asia, things raided from the Library of Congress and the New York Public Library and, of course, the occasional cat photo. It's the perfect Internet!


The Joys of Blocking People

Dog farts + jet lag feels like the worst hangover I've ever had. Ouch.

— Neko Case (@NekoCase) February 9, 2012

Mmm, earlier today someone I follow on Twitter retweeted a famous comedian being dumb, and so I had the joy of blocking both of them. So delicious! Every time I see an ad on Twitter, I block the company. (So long, KmartDeals, StaplesUS, Walmart Specials.) Every time someone annoys me majorly, I don't unfollow: I just go the extra mile and block 'em. It's great! You're nuking them from your universe! Am I annoying you? You should block me too!

All the people who would be [...]