Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Okay, I'm starting off this shortened work week with an absolutely awesome video clip. Before Danny Elfman specialized in spooky soundtracks, he led Oingo Boingo, one of the great bands of the '80s. Before THAT, however, he was a part of the Mystic Knights of the Oingo Boingo, and they appeared on The Gong Show in 1976. And they won, too! Go watch it, it's only about five minutes long.

A link I forgot to include last Friday: Anarchtee, for people who are mad and are going to wear it on their sleeves, dammit. (Thanks, Cassandra!)

Somehow I hadn't seen Charles Saatchi's free online art gallery, where anyone can post their work, until now. There are some gorgeous pieces on there. Go, artists, and share!

This summer, Chicago will be inundated with Cool Globes, which are not only arty but also intend to educate the populace about global warming. Neat, and worth an ecologically friendly road trip.

And finally, for the newspaper people out there, there's a lovely little article about the history of the New York Times morgue. "A basement full of newspaper still makes newspaper people feel better," says the article, and it's true. I am all about the internet these days, but I would have loved to have worked in the morgue back in its heyday.

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