Friday, March 14, 2008

Good reads/random cool sites (3/14/2008)

"What kind of music do you like?"
"Music that sounds like the opening fourteen seconds of Humble Pie's 'I Don't Need No Doctor,' as performed live on their 1971 album Performance: Rockin' the Fillmore."
Chuck Klosterman, on shuffle.

Looking for a gift for a young lady? Something empowering, something that just shouts "Grrl Power!"? Look no further than, featuring the Hello Kitty AK-47.

You may have heard that a lot of American celebrities who find it beneath their "dignity" to do commercials in this country are more than happy to take the money if the commercials will only run in Japan. has a bunch of them. The Schwarzenegger ones are my favorite, but Brad Pitt comes close, and the Rick Astley commercial is not to be missed (h/t Freakonomics).

Scientific American is running a series on "self-experimenters," people whose experimental subjects were themselves.

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