Following on from the last post (which itself followed on from this post), here are my favourite ten albums in reverse order, with links to YouTube videos of a song from each album. Post your own favourites in the comments if you like. 10. Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness – Smashing Pumpkins 9. Abandon [...]
Great album, or the greatest album?
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As mentioned in the last post, there was a concerted effort on Microsoft’s part to bring in more money on Halo 3′s release date than Spider Man 3 managed on its entire opening weekend ($151 million dollars, a box office record). Obviously there’s little point comparing the two different releases; one is possibly the greatest [...]
My brother and I bought Halo 3 within half an hour of its European launch at midnight last night, and yes, it was certainly worth staying up most of the night playing it, even though I feel like crap today. I pwned some n00bs and won a game too, which was a rare enough feat [...]
Both the New York Times and The Economist have recently taken the bold step of opening up their websites to non-subscribers. In the case of the NY Times (which Gavin blogged about before me), you can now view articles from as far back as 1987 (and much earlier in some cases). Meanwhile, new content will [...]
I had forgotten how brilliant AFI are until I put on Decemberunderground yesterday. The singer and guitarist now have a side-project called Blaqk Audio, which seems to have forged a niche in the improbable genre of electro-goth. ‘If Only’. This is one of the more chilled out numbers. ‘Again, Again, and Again’. Dance music I [...]
Yay! To quote from a student email about the new catering contractor, Kylemore: The first phase of the upgrade and refurbishment works is planned to commence on November 1st in the Mini restaurant with a Starbucks café, Quiznos Sub sandwich bar, Pure Juice bar and a made to order sandwich bar with fully refitted flooring [...]
No, seriously, just watch: As one commenter opined: ok…because of this, I upgraded my “hate” of this woman to just “dislike”… good one hillery (sic)
This book is causing quite a stir in foreign policy circles, and even further afield. It is basically an expanded essay by two highly regarded international relations theorists, John J. Mearsheimer and Stephen M. Walt, in which the role of the pro-Israel lobby in US foreign policy formulation is examined and criticised. Mearsheimer and Walt [...]
Newt Gingrich and Tucker Carlson getting owned, with some anti-Hilary stuff too. On General Petraeus’ appearance before the Senate.
A: “Not in the biblical sense.” I thought it was funny anyway…
I have mixed feelings about this matter. Jose Mourinho spent lavish amounts of money on over-priced-but-still-pretty-good players and then made then play in a rigid and boring system, but at the same time he was generally good for a few lulz. English football shall be a duller place without his pre-match bluster, post-match anger, and [...]
The Economist’s European Blog has an interesting post on oral hygiene in France, or rather the lack thereof. The most striking statistic (taken from an article in Le Figaro) is perhaps that “one million French citizens never brush their teeth”. I would have expected better from the French, despite the crude caricatures of the nation [...]keep looking »