In case you’re itching for some ‘80s tunes, I just updated my Absolut ’80s series with vol. 136, bringing the total number of songs to 2735! Unfortunately, not all of them show up on Spotify yet… 🙁


Herbie Hancock On Sesame Street

So awesome.

This is a wonderful clip of Herbie Hancock, demonstrating his Fairlight CMI on Sesame Street around 1983. The little girl at the start is Tatyana Ali, who went on to become Ashley Banks in the sitcom The Fresh Prince of Bel Air.

[via Gizmodo]

This Land Is Mine

Although a bit tongue-in-cheek, this video by Nina Paley is a pretty poignant, albeit stylized, depiction of the history of “the land called Israel/Palestine/Canaan/the Levant.”

As kottke points out,

[it’s] a little funny at first but then you stop laughing. By the end, it seems very much like Dr. Strangelove and you just feel uncomfortable about having chuckled at the beginning.

For a guide to the different players represented, visit Paley’s site here.


Boomhauer’s meaning of life (King of the Hill)

A transcript is probably in order:

Man I tell you what Hank bout there-that dang ol meaning o’life, man. It’s like this man. You’ like a butterfly flappin ‘is wings deep down in that forest man an’ it gonna cause a tree fall like five thousand miles away man. If-an ain’t no body see it nobody don-done-e’en know it happen you know ibda baby born into this world int’know neck god dang friends got no nothin but da go come into find out about em ol evil man.
Man see like, you don even know man. When-dyagon it’d like you born into this world man and you got – it’s like this: dust in the wind man, or like a dang ol’ candle in the wind man. You gon – it don matter man it’s not the old oldies all th’ time man. You know what I think man? It’d like the the dang ol – I think therefore you are man.