New Jack White - “High Ball Stepper” (Lazaretto Album Track) (by jackwhite)
I must have some very powerful friends.
A high of 18 today — the lowest maximum for this date — with wind chills in the single digits and ample, pointless sunshine.
The NYT has some pretty good weather reports. (Ara found this).
The North Korean capital, Pyongyang, is the one point of light in the middle of a desolate sea of darkness between South Korea, on the right, and China, on the left, in this recent image taken from the International Space Station. The upside: lack of light pollution means that North Koreans must have amazing views of the stars. The downside: pretty much everything else.
Big changes at Fancy Hands! Tasks now rollover!
Also: TONS OF OTHER ANNOUNCEMENTS.
[Philip Seymour Hoffman] did not die from an overdose of heroin — he died from heroin. We should stop implying that if he’d just taken the proper amount then everything would have been fine.
When six members of Congress went on a fact-finding trip to Russia in May to learn more about the brothers accused of the Boston Marathon bombings, they sought the help of a close friend of Russian President Vladimir Putin: Steven Seagal … In Russia, C-list action stars are adored without irony, and Putin and Seagal seem to have bonded over, among other tough-guy traits, a shared affinity for martial arts. Putin is skilled in judo—a fact he shows off in a 2008 DVD, Let’s Learn Judo With Vladimir Putin … . In January, [Gérard] Depardieu officially moved to Russia to avoid paying French taxes; Putin greeted him with bear hugs. The actor was given a Russian passport, an apartment, and two kittens.
All music is improvised, just at different speeds.
— Bill Callahan (via Lonnie Holley, the Insider’s Outsider)
A Heffernan original. Clark and Harriet!