Thursday, December 1, 2011

What, Me Worry?

In a few minutes Bobby Valentine will be introduced as the 45th manager in the long history of the Boston Red Sox. His often wacky contributions to baseball are well documented but he also changed something even closer to my heart: the common sandwich. It seems Bobby V invented the wrap in 1980 as this video details.

Is the iPhones personal assistant Siri an anti-abortion crusader in Steve Jobs clothing? Maybe so as this article points out.

Ok, when was the last time you thought of the design aesthetic of the common thermostat? Never? Let me introduce you to this, the coolest gadget I've seen in years which doubles as a temperature brain for your house.

The Grammy nominations are in and the collective yawn you hear is from music lovers everywhere. The usual suspects are represented including Kanye West, Lady Gaga, and the Foo Fighters. Bon Iver, the Wisconsin sadcore outfit, are up for Best New Artist and Record of the Year. In true Grammy fashion, the album is not nearly as compelling as their debut and actually sounds like Christopher Cross 2.0. The Grammys are striving for indie cred but are usually three or four years behind.

So where was that culture bearing anthem "American Pie" really written? Not in Saratoga Springs says songwriter and Mainer Don McLean in this interview.

The Village Voice has compiled a list of the ten biggest swinging dicks in film history. Woody Allen, who is included, once said he's the only "male who suffers from penis envy."

RIP Napster reports Pitchfork who also unveil this years SXSW keynote speaker as none other than Bruce Springsteen.

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