Delayed exoneration of a death row inmate, after 30 years.
Building Equity: Race, Ethnicity, Class and Protected Bike Lanes.
Man vs. Machine. A guy walks into a bar. He finds a video poker machine – run by the Oregon state lottery – which dealt him a strange hand.
Re: NCAA men’s basketball March Madness, the odds of a perfect bracket? It’s not 1 in 9.2 quintillion. Not incidentally, 10^18, or one followed by 18 zeroes is in the English system, one trillion. In any case, 9.2 quintillion is NOT 9.20000000000000000000, as NBC Nightly News showed earlier this month; THAT number is equal to a number smaller than 10.
Dustbury explained +/- (plus/minus) in basketball to me: “It’s based on the changing score during a player’s actual time: if, during a six-minute period in which he plays, if his team scores three points more than the opposition, he is +3. This of course varies greatly with substitutions, but electronic box scores update every minute or so.”
Joseph Skulan on Wisconsin Mining Bill AB486 (2.17.12).
Dustbury hears voices; I’ve experienced this, too.
For all you lovers of the dance: here is an explanation of the influence of Africa on modern dance – if you have three hours to spare.
The Beatles or the Stones: Which Side Are You On? “If the Stones resented the Beatles’ cultural primacy, the Beatles resented the Stones’ unassailable coolness and sexual heat.” The Beatles themselves were like other men, but the music and lyrics channeled through them contained magic and messages from beyond the mind.
“Back when L.A.’s recording scene was a hit-minting machine that ruled the airwaves,” the Wrecking Crew worked up to four three-hour sessions a day. Here’s a review of a film about them.
Not only Diana Ross but also Mary Wilson turned 71 this month. 10 underrated Supremes songs.
The cover art on your favorite band’s album is awesome. It’s even better with cats. Must show the Daughter.
My friend Fred Hembeck is interviewed, and talks about a compilation of his Marvel work, House of Hem.
Trailers for 2015: The Best Animated Short nominees.
Muppets: Jim Henson Company and the ‘Into the Woods’ Movie that Could’ve Been and the message of “Rainbow Connection’ and Cookie Monster, Life Coach and Cookie Monster is making unboxing videos and Animal’s Whiplash.
Welcome to the Inauthentic Paper Detector. “Paste any text in the textbox. The chance that your submission is a human-written authentic scientific document will be output. Text over 50% chance will be classified as authentic.” Here’s the paper about it. Everything I write is inauthentic.
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My blog post re: the Barber Adagio was linked to EvilGeniusVic’s Capital Region.
Sharp Little Pencil: Outhouses and Holes We Dig, for Wisconsin governor Scott Walker.
Jaquandor’s Sentential Links (the Leonard Nimoy edition).