Friday, January 29, 2010

The Week That Was (1/23 - 1/29)

  • Above you'll find a recent "Chuck and Beans" comic strip published by Brian at the Shoebox blog this past week. (See the original post, with comments, from that blog here.). How wonderfully it encapsulates the violence that the Internets have done to nostalgia. (Hat tip to Ryan, former author of The League of Melbotis, for forwarding this gem.).

  • Brad Luen at the East Bay View blog posits an interesting theory: Not only did Radiohead not release the best album of 1990s, they also did not release the best album of the 200os. Can he be correct? In advancing this heresy, he rejects the recent best of decade lists claiming that 2000's Kid A was the best album of the past few years; he also goes so far as to claim that 1997's OK Computer was neither the first nor second best of its decade as well. Is it possible that one of the greatest bands of the past two decades could not have captured a best album of the decade designation in either of those two decades? Surely not.

  • "This is going to be the last post on this blog for a while, if not ever," the author of the sporadically updated Ramblings of a 21st Century Digital Boy, perhaps soliciting a myriad of comments begging him to reconsider, but more likely, permanently retiring from the blogosphere, in this announcement, entitled "My Only Friend, The End." (1/22/10). Although this is not the first time the author of this site has threatened to retire, it appears that on this occasion, he may be serious, particularly in light of the (successful?) farewell of the related site, The League of Melbotis, a now defunct pop culture blog. Accordingly, I have moved Ramblings from the official blog roll to the Dead Blog Cemetery in the sidebar.

  • Resquiat in pacem: J.D. Salinger (1919 - 2010). Though this site has existed (sporadically) for the past three years, I've written only one post mentioning J.D. Salinger. If you're interested, click here to see that post, entitled "J.D. Salinger and Two Films of 2002."

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