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Silver Thunderbird (30 Days of Marc Cohn — Day 15)

“Silver Thunderbird” Marc Cohn It really wasn’t planned that this song follow “Listening to Levon” on my countdown, but it’s nice that it worked out that way. In “Listening to Levon”, Cohn tells us he was sitting in his dad’s … Continue reading

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Review: Transformers: Dark of the Moon

Rating: 3 out of 5 (meh) Transformers: Dark of the Moon is a Michael Bay film.  That pretty much sums up exactly what the movie is, and you don’t really need to know any more about it.  It’s not a … Continue reading

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Tron: Legacy — soundtrack

Being a geek of a certain age, I of course went out to see Tron: Legacy as soon as it opened in the theaters. And being a geek of a certain type, and having listened to Wendy Carlos‘ ethereal soundtrack … Continue reading

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Review: Inception

Inception a Christopher Nolan Film Arbitrary 5-Point rating: 5 out of 5 Inception is a weird, ambitious, action-packed sci fi thriller-cum-heist flick.  It is, in its own way, as ambitious as The Matrix and suffers from the comparison only in … Continue reading

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Days of miracle and wonder, indeed

For about ten years, I’ve been running a project in my Honors Physics course called Days of Miracle and Wonder (yes, title taken from a Paul Simon song).  In it, the students are asked to create a business case for … Continue reading

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I might just be succumbing to the lure of reliving my misspent youth…

… but this looks awesome.

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Brilliant remix of the Dark Knight Trailer…

… using footage from — amazingly! — the Toy Story franchise! via Ezra Klein

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The rising threat to music of the home taping phenomenon

This video (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R3jkUhG68wY&feature=player_embedded) is a hilarious take-down of the music publishing industry’s allegation that personal filesharing is “killing” music.  Part of the fun is figuring out the early 1980s references.  Also, I would totally buy a flag that had that … Continue reading

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I might just be succumbing to the lure of reliving my misspent youth…

… but this looks awesome. Apparently, the release date is 2010 December 17. Just for completeness, the original Comicon 2009 trailer is embedded below the fold.

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The Start of Summer

Everyone has their own unique signs that summer is upon us, the signature sound that signals the academic year is winding down. For me, it’s “Everybody Wants to Rule the World” by Tears for Fears. More below the fold.

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