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The Pentagon has clearly realized that teens would rather listen to Cee-Lo than Sousa. There are no fewer than two dozen official Army rock bands, with names like Show of Force, Gunpowder and Lead, Down Range, Night Fire, the Loose Cannons, Controlled Detonation, Sandstorm, 5-Star, and Burned Aftermath. And senior editor Dave Gilson has compiled their music videos here. You’re welcome.
"[T]he real news of the press conference, of course, was the economic, financial, political, and Constitutional showdown Obama was discussing. Not to understand that, and to think this was a free-skate program where a contestant should be judged on poise, costume, and sticking the landings, is just dickish."
With shout-outs to ourselves and our buds at The Atlantic, GQ, and more. Awesome read, once you get past the snarky hed. (Hey, man, we’re here for the community karma, not the subscriptions. We’ve got folks who make up card mailers for that sorta thing.)
"[H]er pastor, when she was in the Assembly of God, believed based on some personal revelation he claims to have gotten from God, that the Jews would move to Alaska during the Tribulation."
— Liberty University researcher Dr. Thomas Ice, to the Atlantic, on Sarah Palin’s eschatology. We’ve had some fun with today’s Rapture prophesy, but End Times theology has a real, if subtle impact on the American political scene—through foreign policy, economics, and social issues like gay marriage. Here’s a very quick primer.
“Audio sonification of the incredible seismic activity off the coast of Honshu, Japan - Friday March 11th. Tectonic is a realtime seismic analysis and sound synthesis system. Sound is created in realtime by earthquakes as they occur across the globe. A tightly integrated system between Max/MSP, Google Earth and Symbolic Sound’s Kyma processes earthquake data that is translated into sound synthesis parameters.”
The harmonic, rhythmic shifts are especially haunting/scary at 1:20, 1:50, 3:00, and 5:20.