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The Death of the Bee

So craziest thing last night. I was sitting at home, minding my own business, playing around on my computer like the dork that I am. And slowly it penetrated my consciousness that there was a buzzing sound near me, rather loud, but I didn’t really pay attention until suddenly this humongous bumblebee flew onto the lamp right next to me. Audio clip: Adobe Flash Player (version 9 or above) is required to play this audio clip. Download the latest version here . You also need to have JavaScript enab…

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Paradigm I: The Eagles of Death Metal The Black Sabbath of Freak-Folk The Aerosmith of Grindcore The Crosby, Stills, Nash, and Young of Chamber Pop The Steely Dan of Post-Hardcore The Doobie Brothers of O.G. Emo The NWA of IDM The Jam of Math Rock The Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow of Nü-Metal The AC/DC of Oi! The Grand Funk of No Wave The Bruce Hornsby and the Range of Downtempo Paradigm II: Reading Lolita in Tehran Lending Lolita to attractive students in Łomża. Feeling incredibly underwhelmed by…

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From today’s Washington Post : Clearly our nonproliferation strategy has failed. I trust the UN won’t hesitate to impose sanctions on the chimps, before they share their pointy-stick technology with other rogue species. You’re all familiar with email spam. Some of you may also be familiar with “comment spam”, in which thousands of fake comments are posted to your blog. Sifting through my comment spam, I found this: I am guessing that the spammers are smart enough to somehow figure out human name…