|December 2011 Kwik cools|
★ How German automakers make twice as much money, & twice as many cars as the US.
★ The 1% speaks: “Who gives a crap about some imbecile? Are you kidding me?” – Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus on OWS
Update: Home Depot CEO resigns with a $210 million severance package.
★ Roth to join Van Halens for 2012 tour. Feels so good? Won’t get fooled again?
EM gear: Richard Devine’s vimeo channel. No fooling.
★ US 15 year-old finishes climbing all seven summits.
★ Guardian asks: So what’s life like for artists who’ve had big Xmas hits?
MeFi: Jazz does Xmas (multiple vid links)
★ GoDaddy loses over 36,000 domains in 2 days thanks to its SOPA support. Ha!
★ There needs to be a blog about all the great Tumblr blogs. Like this beatnik one.
Added a link to 57-minute BBC video Def Jam Story to the sidebar.
Kim Jong-Il dropping the bass. Man was everywhere.
★ Stanford Law: Don’t Break the Internet.
The Congress hasn’t had so many hair-brains in a century.
Can ‘science’ predict a hit song? Hmm, well, it has discovered that ‘the hit potential of a song depends on the era.’ (That’s a start!)
Metafilter’s list of best songs of the year lists. Includes links to dozens of videos. I always think it’s funny when they start at #50, like oh, sure, that’s the ones we care about. Interesting, M83 ripping-off Caribou’s squeaky wheel (“Odessa”).
NASA has a music radio station?? Go figure.
★ Harper’s publisher: Dump Obama. The promises were all BS.
Mobile-corps to Franken: consumers agreed to spying when they signed up.
Nugent’s Zuckerberg’s dead buffalo head. Because there’s no price on class.
Added a link to 49-minute video New York Punk to the sidebar.
★ 65 punks at concert shaved by Indonesian police. … a Tale of Two Tribes.
Two lost Dr. Who episodes found … (first finds since 2004)
KnowYourMeme’s Best Memes of 2011. Let’s hear it for Rebecca.
★ Canada withdraws from Kyoto protocol. Gotta sell that black goo … never mind the future.
★ What’s the coolest thing you can see with a consumer-grade telescope? [Reddit]
The single best thing for your health is … (9m)
★ Madness takes its toll: The Dajaz1.com debacle, Hillary Clinton’s BS, and SOPA. [boingboing.net].
Update: Sen. Wyden wants answers.
★ $15 macro lens on-a-band works with any phone camera
★ Hey Wall Street: even trapped rats feel empathy
★ Human evolution in the past 10,000 years (Reddit)
★ Anti-piracy campaign … stole the music it uses.
★ OCCUPY 99% Declaration – from full page SF Chron ad.
Kepler finds its first planet in the habitable zone
How to buy a car (5 min)
★ 15 massively popular, seldom mentioned websites
Dolphin language breakthrough – seeing with sound
★ Canadian natives suffer inadequate housing while Gov. & DeBeers exploit their land for $hundreds of millions.
Elizabeth Warren on how/why US healthcare is sick, sick
★ 8 gadgets that lie to you every day. (Cracked)
……………………………. November 2011 Kwik-cools