Saturday, March 24

"I trust those who follow rules they don't entirely believe more than I trust those who believe in rules they don't entirely follow."

I've been doing research on elite private schools and the funniest thing about all of them is that they have the most hilariously random alumni. For example, here's who went to Northfield Mount Hermon, Uma Thurman's alma mater:

* William Ackerman '67, founder of Windham Hill Records
* S. Prestley Blake '34, founder of Friendly Ice Cream
* Natalie Cole '68—Grammy Award-winning vocalist
* Amy Domini '68, the "first lady of social investing"
* Lawrence Ferlinghetti '37, poet
* Lee de Forest 1893, controversial radio pioneer
* David Hartman '52, television host
* Laura Linney '82, actress
* James W. McLamore '43, founder of Burger King
* William G. Morgan 1893, inventor of volleyball
* DeWitt Wallace 1907, founder of Reader's Digest
* Willy Wolfe, founding member of the Symbionese Liberation Army


As with all mash-ups, your enjoyment of this will depend on your enjoyment of the source materials. Having said that, I like this Nelly / Lynard Skynard mash-up:

Sweet Home Country Grammar
[direct link to mp3]

This "cover art" cracks me up, as well.


This New Yorker profile of Karl Lagerfeld achieves the seemingly contradictory goal of making the designer seem:

1. fascinating, admirable, even sympathetic; and
2. ten times crazier than we already suspected.

Seriously, there's a pull-quote in every paragraph.


My favorite new (to me) webcomic is definitely Cat And Girl. Here are some of my favorites:

New Memes For 2007

Marginalized Success
Throwing Money Away

Last Refuges Of Scoundrels
Monkeys Pirates Ninjas

Strummer's Law