From the category archives:


Okay, to counter my last post, which praised music that some might consider…well, a little girlie…here’s another song I’ve been listening to a lot lately. It’s the polar opposite of “When I Grow Up“, and I hope it restores my reputation for manliness. Actually, I’ve never been one for thrashy metal stuff, but I have [...]


When I Grow Up

18 December 2010 · 7 comments

How has this song been out for over two years and I only heard it for the first time last week? No worries, I suppose. I downloaded the song and have listened to it non-stop for the past few days. If I could wear out an mp3, this one would be toast. I was oh-so-pleased [...]


Filmography 2010

14 December 2010 · 1 comment

Via Jason Kottke, here’s a six-minute video that blends bits and pieces from 270 different films produced or distributed in 2010. It’s amazing. My mind boggles at how long it must have taken to put this together. That reminds me that this year’s United States of Pop mash-up should be out soon. Can’t wait to [...]

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Via Frykitty, here’s a great video of a man interacting with a lioness and her cubs. She seems to trust him completely: My favorite part of this video is how the lioness is so cat-like. Her mannerisms are just like those of a common housecat. In fact, if you watch how the lioness acts in [...]

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Unlike the rest of Hipster Nation, Kris and I haven’t been able to get into Mad Men. This show on AMC is ostensibly about the men (and women) working at an advertising agency on New York’s Madison Avenue during the early 1960s. It’s been lauded for its acting, directing, writing, and (especially) its art design. [...]


Raccoons at Rosings Park

8 September 2010 · 5 comments

We’ve had cat-food bandits at Rosings Park for the past couple of weeks. We’ve suspected raccoons, but we never had proof until now. Yesterday morning, Toto and I had some visitors: You can read the full story of the raccoons on my porch at my newly-revived animal blog.


Color Film from 1922

27 August 2010 · 2 comments

Here, via Jason Kottke (via clusterflock), are a series of Kodak Kodachrome color film tests — from 1922. If my Vintage Pop blog weren’t dormant dead, you can be sure I’d feature this video prominently. I love it. I love looking at the styles and mannerisms, I love the ethereal music, and I love knowing [...]


My brother Jeff dropped me a line the other day: “Just heard this song on the radio this morning…thought it sounded kind of like JD music.” Why, yes it is. Here’s the song “Pigeons” by The Hundred in the Hands: It’s not available on iTunes yet, but as soon as it is, I’ll be picking [...]


I love it when two great (but unrelated) things get mashed together. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you Jane Austen’s Fight Club. It’s not perfect, but it’s pretty damn close. (For those of you who need some context: Fight Club is one of my favorite movies, and not because of the fighting — it’s about [...]


Jessica the Hippo

7 July 2010 · 3 comments

My cat Max is gigantic. He’s huge. First of all, he’s been eating his sister’s food. Because Toto is slowly dying, we’re indulging her by feeding her ocean whitefish and tuna, her favorite canned wet food. But her appetite is declining — and Max is pushy — so that big meatball is getting a lot [...]