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Watching Glee has become reverse porn for me

Watching Glee has become reverse porn for me

TV & Radio
Yeah I watch Glee, so what? YOU CAN'T JUDGE ME! I've been a fan since the pilot episode, although I want to make it clear that I am not a Gleek. When those plucky New Directions kids busted out Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" at the end of that episode even a cynical bastard like me felt good about it. Those good feelings carried through for most of the first season and I enjoyed the show's mix of humor, darkness, and unabashedly hammy musical performances. But as the second season wore on, I found myself losing interest in the musical numbers. I'm not that big a Broadway fan to begin with, and my tolerance for movie musicals is only slightly higher. After awhile I just feel worn down by the over-the-top earnestness of Broadway music, and it all just feels so corny. So that's a pro...
Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Awesome time waster of the day — C64 Yourself

Internet
Ever wonder what your favorite images would look like if rendered as graphics for the Commodore 64? No? Well you can find out anyway, thanks to C64 Yourself! Just drag any .PNG or .JPG onto the interface and BAM! 8-bit goodness is yours! (I love the interface and fonts by the way. Very immersive.) Here's a sample of images to get your creativity flowing: a Commodore 64 (how meta!) President Obama a shirtless Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-NY) the 2011 NBA Champion Dallas Mavericks Lady Gaga's Born This Way (an upgrade if you ask me) Lindsay Lohan, professional party-goer and former actress Related articles Bringin' It Back!: Commodore 64 To Return (geekologie.com) 10 Classic Computers You Had as a Kid (mentalfloss.com) The Classic Commodore 64 Reborn As Modern PC (consum...
Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days: Fantastic batch of color photos from the early 1900s taken by French banker and philanthropist Albert Kahn. (Citynoise) An fancy interactive map of heavy metal, with sub-genres I've never even heard of. (Map of Metal) Sports columnist Michael Rosenberg puts the epic fail of the 2010-11 Cleveland Cavaliers into perspective with a look at the worst single-season drop-offs ever. And look, my Oakland Raiders made the list! (CNNSI) Cool bootleg of the week; a reunion show featuring jazz greats Slim Gaillard and Slam Stewart (Slim & Slam to fans) at the 1970 Monterey Jazz Festival. (T.U.B.E.) An excellent column by Jennifer Floyd Engel on the recent dustup between Peter King and Jason W