Category: there are worse ways to waste your time

slow motion bullets

Last night, despite the fact that I was really pretty tired and wanted to wake up this morning feeling refreshed (haven’t in a while) and on time for class (happens less often than it ought), a fit of nostalgia-induced mind-racing kept me up for four hours. Caught up on Community, a pretty new show that I don’t think is going to change anyone’s life but can be pretty funny; also caught up on The Office, which I’ve watched on a very sporatic basis for a while but never followed until recently; also caught up on It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia; and saw the latest episode of Saturday Night Live, mostly just to see Regina Spektor play (recognize her drummer?); read some articles, etc. blah yada, none of which was actually on my mind…

Anyway, at some point I was reading and saw a video of bullets filmed in slow motion, which is sort of fascinating to watch and reminded me of another video I saw a couple of years ago… at the time I had recently fired a ‘big-boy gun’ for the first time (I’m not really a gun guy, but have to admit it was a pretty fun experience), and was spending my employer’s time wisely when I came across this strangely beautiful slow motion video of someone firing a Smith & Wesson 500:

Smith & Wesson 500 filmed in slow motion

…also reminded me of this page full of links to slow motion videos.


PS – also, here’s a recent interview with Midlake by Simon Raymonde, the man behind Bella Union (their record label). It’s pretty good. It’s not in slow motion, though…

PPS – also, here’s a pretty awesome story (again, via about a cafe in Japan where each customer would order for the next person in line, and would receive what the person in front of them had ordered. Interesting idea…

glenn beck, frogthropologist

Disclaimer: I am not making a political statement, one way or the other, by posting a Glenn Beck video.

I am, however, ok with saying that this is amusing on several levels. And, despite the intense and slimy discomfort I feel when in the presence of any member of frogdom or toaddom, I feel for the poor guy who bites it in the following clip:

via Ezra Klein

My favorite comment: ‘[Barack Obama has] forced us to think, and get involved!’

I wish the clip was longer, so I could tell by the context whether he thinks this is a bad thing…

bob dylan interview

I haven’t yet heard Bob Dylan’s latest record… but a close friend of mine sent me a link to this interview a few months ago, and I finally got around to reading it tonight. It’s pretty good:

Could you write a song about anybody?
Well I bet you could, yeah.

How would you get Stevie Wonder into a song?
When Stevie Wonder recorded BLOWIN’ IN THE WIND/ I was playin’ cards/ I was drinkin’ gin/