And each man shall have a bell…
"In 1986, when I first attempted to grow a beard, the general consensus was that beards were for murderers and maniacs. Almost no one in mainstream America wore a beard during the eighties, and even in Alaska a beard was a serious statement that the wearer ate cold beans from a can and slept with his dogs. The only public figure of any note who wore a beard at that time was Surgeon General C. Everett Koop, who also wore a bow-tie, rode a mule, and carried a blunderbuss. " — John Roderick’s Guide to Keeping a Beard
The Long Winters - Stupid | Live on Art Zone (29 Oct 2013)
Barsuk Record’s 15th anniversary celebration wouldn’t be complete without a performance by The Long Winters! Art Zone with Nancy Guppy joined the party by inviting The Long Winters into the studio for a tune from their original album, When I Pretend to Fall. John Roderick, Sean Nelson, Andy Fitts and Michael Shilling offer up a listen back with the song “Stupid”. Recorded in the Seattle Channel studio on 10/29/13.
This American Life - “481: This Week” (Prologue) (3½ minutes)
Can’t precisely tell you why, but the opening segment from this week’s This American Life is an insta-classic.
I love this girl. Delightful.
A 17 year old Ethiopian girl who is just learning English goes with her teacher to face her fears head-on: She orders tea in a local coffee shop.
|—||Prime Minister Harold Macmillan explaining to Oswald Mosley, founder of the British fascist political party, why British fascism will never catch on if he insists on making his members wear black shirts. (Source: The Telegraph)|