Math explains why your grandmother can beat you in your NCAA bracket showdown.
PLAYLIST: March Madness
With two rounds of play complete, I’m happily in the throes of March Madness. (Go Orange!) However, this time of year the bracket methodology seems to go beyond basketball.
Some tunes for this maddening month:
Press play on this new video from The Generationals and get ready to clap! The infectious tinkling of “Put A Light On” is sure to start your week right.
(See them locally April 17th at the Rock and Roll Hotel.)
This year marks the 150th anniversary of the London Underground and the Transport Museum is celebrating with a showcase 150 of the greatest Underground posters ever produced.
“Since its first graphic poster commission in 1908, London Underground has developed a worldwide reputation for commissioning outstanding poster designs, becoming a pioneering patron of poster art - a legacy that continues today.”
One of the most enjoyable music videos I’ve ever seen. Don’t miss this polar bear- and pirate-filled story from Black Light Dinner Party.
Check out the accompanying video game on their site!
It’s a snow day! That means more time to sleep in and practice bed choreography.
It’s Alright - Matt & Kim
Discovered these opening titles for the Typophile Film Fest 4 from 2007 (old skool!) and they’re awesome. The technique is inspired and the subject is contemplative.
In which we learn that “The Life of Pi” is not about calculating circumferences.
More math nerdery from Josh Sundquist: http://www.youtube.com/user/JoshSundquist?feature=watch
PLAYLIST: Oh Oh Oh!
If it wasn’t already clear where my love of thematic events stems from, my parents hosted an “O” themed dinner party. Bonus points were given to foods that were both round and started with an O—-onion rings, orecchiette, and osso bucco.
The nerdery didn’t stop there as they wanted appropriate music too. Luckily, their son inherited their penchant with a musical twist. Here is the evening’s playlist with songs invoking circles, wheels, and the ever-present “oh”.
PLAYLIST: Best Breakup Songs
When did Valentine’s Day turn into a pink-hued Halloween? At every turn yesterday, I was accosted by chocolate bars, conversation hearts, and no less than 6 varieties of Hershey kisses.
And, I ate them all.
Which is why I have a V-Day hangover…and we’re breaking up. Imma roll to these breakup songs to ease the pain: