Weekly Notes: July 1, 2011
Check This Out:
- You don’t even have to click this link. Just know that the U.S. military spends $20.2 billion annually on air conditioning in Iraq and Afghanistan. That’s more than NASA’s budget.
- The saddest thing you’ll hear this weekend: It Costs Over $1 Million to Make a Hit Pop Song. On a less morbid level, what makes a hit song?
- On a less-sad-but-more-personally-disappointing note, I’ve only drunk 3 of the top 50 beers available in the U.S.. Well, at least that I remember.
Look at This:
- People of Clouds – If this was a movie, I would watch this. Unless it was directed by Michael Bay.
- The Greatest Disappearing Acts by Liu Bolin
- The Broship of the Rings – Hipster Illustrations Inspired by ‘Lord of the Rings’.
- The ‘Up’ house in real life
- The Movie Star
- 11 wonders of animal evolution
- 5 Acts of Nature That Rearranged the Face of the Planet
- A Brief History of the Plastic Pink Flamingo
Listen to This:
- Dial-up sound 700% slower (Creepy)
- Lexi St. George “Dancing to the Rhythm (With Me)” (new best song ever. don’t hate. actually sounds pretty good mixed with the dial-up from above. )
- Alexander Turnquist – We Are Magnets
- Ours to Alibi – Weary, We Fell Upon Land
- Jean-Luc Godard Interviews Woody Allen
- ‘Transformers 3′ Action Sequence Recycled From ‘The Island’, i.e. FUCK YOU MICHAEL BAY.
- Splitscreen: A Love Story
- The Polish city of Poznań marks the arrival of summer with 11,000 floating paper lanterns. All this is missing is some Sigur Ros.