Posts Tagged: the talking heads

I Know It’s Not a Real Holiday and You’re Definitely Above It But Maybe Look At These Cards If You Want, I Don’t Know

I am so sorry to do this to you, I really am, especially with THAT day creeping ever closer, but if you do have any interest in, you know, THAT day, and/or interest in the Talking Heads, you're going to want to take a look at what this Portland art gallery is doing. THAT DAY is still a massive fraud perpetuated on us by the greeting card industry and affiliated commercial concerns, but this is pretty cool. [Via]


Elephant And Beluga Whale Talk About Art Rock

Do you speak Korean? If you so, then you probably can hear that this elephant is saying, "Choah," the Korean word for "good," at the behest of one his human caretakers at the Everland Zoo in South Korea. The elephant's name is Koshik, and he has learned to mimic human speech by sticking his trunk into his mouth and modulating his oral chamber. "He's invented a new way of sound production to match his vocalisations with his human companions," said the University of Vienna's Dr. Angela Stoeger, who just published a study of Koshik in the scientific journal Current Biology. As the BBC's Rebecca Morelle reports, Koshik can also say [...]


It's June, Tropical Birds Are Taking Over New York City

Welcome to June. The month when it's already too hot.

I hope you had a nice Memorial Day weekend. I did, pretty much. Although it was too hot. And it was too hot yesterday, too. I know it's awfully trite to complain about the heat in New York, and how spring is too short in the city. But I'll do it anyway. It's too hot and spring is too short in New York City. Spring meaning not the quarter of the calendar, of course, but the fleeting blip of time each year when you can be outside without a coat, but also without a coating of sweat. When you can [...]