Federal agents visit two bloggers who posted a TSA directive that puts new restrictions on passengers in the wake of the alleged Christmas terror attempt by the “underwear bomber.” The feds demand the bloggers identify their sources, or go to jail.
20jazzfunkgreats features this great remix by Darkstar that I’ve been listening to on repeat all weekend. One of the first tracks in the mix is this fantastic edit of SNAP’s 1992 track “Rhythm is a Dancer,” which I primarily remember as fitting within “a special class of annoying.” It’s amazing how you can elevate a tune just by slowing the rhythm and turning into something more downtempo.
The Roots - The Warfield Afrika Bambaataa, Zion I - Club 6ix Devin the Dude - Shattuck Down Low The Morning Benders, Miniature Tigers - Bottom of the Hill Ozomatli, Bassnectar, Ghostland Observatory - Concourse Exhibition Center X - Slim’s
“Tiger’s trollop-taking is precisely the sort of thing we’ve come to expect from pro basketball and football players — and, shamefully, our indifference implies consent.”—Neil takes on The Tiger Issue, his erstwhile advertisers and the rest of the golfing establishment. I know he’s bored with cars, but this just came across as a lame ploy to vent about infidelity — not his usual critique of adverts. [via]
“That’s the problem of Gladwell in a nutshell. He’s masterful at brewing up memes so potent that they travel far beyond the realm of where the mere modest truth would go. They spread. And they stick. And having stuck, they proceed to affect the decisions that people make, the policies they implement, the laws that they pass. A normal person, when he is wrong, adds a little drop of erroneousness in the great sea of human conversation. Gladwell, when he is wrong, creates a tsunami of wrong.”—[via]