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Monday, November 30, 2009

Ingrid Michaelson - Die Alone

Die Alone - Ingrid Michaelson

I just really like this song right now.

Beyonce - Crazy In Love

Beyonce - Crazy In Love (Official Music Video) - Click here for more blooper videos

I know this isn't new by any means but goodness gracious how can I make my body like hers?? Please, don't tell me it's by freakish amounts of exercise because I don't want to hear it.

Friday, November 27, 2009

The Avett Brothers - Slight Figure Of Speech

The first 3 minutes features a funny and slightly manic salesman before they lead into the performance part of the video. Both halves are worth watching.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Lady Gaga speaks out against homophobia

Props to Lady Gaga for not dropping any names in her interview on Fuse recently. The first rapper I thought of was Kanye. During his verse in "Run This Town" I kind of cringe for multiple reasons one of which being the homophobic lyrics. Guess he just has to keep proving his manhood otherwise we'll all assume he likes men.

Andrew Belle - Static Waves

Static Waves (Feat Katie Herzig) - Andrew Belle

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vampire Weekend - Cousins

Finally! This is the first single off Vampire Weekend's upcoming album Contra which is out January 12th.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Big Businesses Oppose Ban On Child and Slave Labor

Here is a story from Change.org about businesses opposing a legislative ban on products made by children and slaves. God bless the free market.

from Amanda Kloer at Change.org:

Rachel Maddow’s choice of “you child labor-endorsing, pro-slavery freaks” to describe business groups’ opposition to a bill that would ban the import of goods made by child labor or slave labor was pretty apt. However, I personally would describe the move as the most stunning display of corporate douchebaggery since Walmart’s “dead peasant’s insurance” fiasco. According to a recent report from Inside U.S. Trade, business interest groups are “worried” that a legislative ban on goods made by children and slaves could prompt the government to more actively seek out and identify consumer goods made by exploited people. And if we started doing that, well then businesses might have to start giving workers their rights, paying them a living wage, not abusing children, and freeing their indentured slaves. And then where would we be?

The relevant part starts around 3:30.

My colleague (and frequent guest poster) Tim Newman also has a great analysis of the history of legislative attempt to ban goods made with child and slave labor here. Last year, the International Labor Rights Forum took Cargill and Archer Daniels Midland to task for trying to block a voluntary child labor free certification initiative in the Farm Bill. The initiative passed, despite the lobbying of interest groups. History shows that despite the powerful corporate lobby, grassroots activists can be just as powerful a voice for children and workers as high ticket lobbyists can be for corporations.

As of now, we don’t have word as to which business groups and which companies are going to out themselves as squishy invertebrates rather than men and women by vocally opposing legislative measures to prevent and reduce child labor and slavery around the world. But once we get word of who is standing between us and a market untainted by slavery, we will let them know in no uncertain terms where they can stick their opposition. Because let’s face it — coming out against a ban on slave-made and child-made goods is the same as acknowledging that your company uses those products and that you’re okay knowing that. And I for one certainly don’t want to shop at a company who actively or passively supports exploitation and abuse in the name of their own profits.

(Via IC)

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Ramona Falls - I Say Fever

Ramona Falls "I Say Fever" from Barsuk Records on Vimeo.

This music video is creepy and amazing.

Friday, November 13, 2009

My Parents Were Awesome

My Parents Were Awesome is a blog that reminds us our parents had lives before we came along. "Before the fanny packs and Andrea Bocelli concerts, your parents (and grandparents) were once free-wheeling, fashion-forward, and super awesome."

(via IC)

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Bad Romance - Lady Gaga

In case you've been living under a rock here's the video for Lady Gaga's newest single. It's confusing, awesome, crazy, futuristic, dirty and I want to watch it again.

Saturday, November 7, 2009

Awesome needlepoint, what?

Usually the words awesome and needlepoint don't really go together but in this case they obviously do. Stephanie Tillman has created a veritable treasure trove of humorous, animal related needlepoints and you can see them all here.

Via here

Friday, November 6, 2009

Preach it Raveonettes!

Boys Who Rape (Should All Be Destroyed) - The Raveonettes

It Made My Day

It Made My Day or IMMD is a site full of moments that brightened someone's life. All of them are funny and it's a nice contrast to FML. Here are some examples...

"I was walking my dog when a purse snatcher ran past me and stole the poop bag. IMMD."

"This morning, i was walking down a road in my neighborhood, when suddenly i heard a very loud, epic music coming from an apartment. When i got closer, i figured it was the music from Lord of the Rings. Then i yelled “FOR FRODOOO”. And someone from the apartment yelled back “ELENDIIIIIIL!!!” IMMD"

"I was evicted last night and had to sleep in the park. When I woke up there were 8 cats asleep on me. IMMD "

"My car broke down two weeks ago. I owed 12k. Yesterday a drunk driver rammed it and totaled it. His insurance covered everything I owe, now I am free of a lemon car. IMMD"

"The girl in school who calls all the other girls sluts, showed up at school with a baby bump. IMMD"

Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Searching for Jacob

Watch CBS News Videos Online

Around the 8 minute mark is where I got goosebumps.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Two Room Apartment

(All pictures via One In A Million)