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Love ya, @Darth.
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Love ya, @Darth.

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OMG Idina Menzel is just… yes. LISTEN

This is brilliant. Also, we do recommend the fish slivers.
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(via eater)

This is brilliant. Also, we do recommend the fish slivers.

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(via eater)

5 People You’d Never Expect To Be BuzzFeed Contributors
Listen.
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Listen.

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Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam
(but we’ve got advice on how to make sure you donate to the right people)
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Yes, Most of Those New Clothing Drop-Off Bins Are a Scam

(but we’ve got advice on how to make sure you donate to the right people)

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Brian Lehrer Show - #TBT: Brian and George Carlin
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It’s Throwback Thursday and we’re marking the 25th anniversary of the show this fall with a dip into the Brian Lehrer Show archives every week.

This week, we highlight part of Brian’s conversation with legendary comedian George Carlin in 2007 in which they talk about Carlin’s July 1972 arrest over the “Seven Words You Can Never Say On Television.” Here he is describing the picture of him getting arrested.

You can find Brian’s whole interview (and it’s really worth a listen) here

This is somehow both an exquisite takedown and the total perfection of the Ted Talk format, at the same time.

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Take a listen.
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Take a listen.

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OMG MARRY ME
—Sean, Sideshow

OMG MARRY ME

—Sean, Sideshow

A Brian Lehrer Show mini-series on hot weather.

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If this is real, it’s the best Twitter exchange ever.
(via)
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If this is real, it’s the best Twitter exchange ever.

(via)

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Do you know about “The World’s Most Used Musical Sequence?" It’s the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord, four notes that show up in all sorts of music, and below is a brief list of songs that use it. Wow.
David Garland explains.
Heinrich Ignatz Frans von Biber - Passagalia For Solo Violin - Andrew Manze, violin
Louis Armstrong - It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (composed by Duke Ellington) - The Great Summit: The Master Takes
Manitas de Plata - Mi Sentimiento
The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
Del Shannon - Runaway
Benny Goodman - Topsy - The Great Benny Goodman, Vol. 2
Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons - Vintage Collections
King Crimson - Epitaph - In the Court of the Crimson King
Paul Simon - Anji (composed by Davy Graham) - Simon & Garfunkle Live from New York City, 1967
Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade Of Winter
Moondog - Stamping Ground - Moondog
Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
Meredith Monk - Greensleeves
U2 - Twilight - Boy
The Four Tops - Bernadette
Rihanna - The Hotness
Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack - Anthology
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Do you know about “The World’s Most Used Musical Sequence?" It’s the Diatonic Phrygian Tetrachord, four notes that show up in all sorts of music, and below is a brief list of songs that use it. Wow.

David Garland explains.

  • Heinrich Ignatz Frans von Biber - Passagalia For Solo Violin - Andrew Manze, violin
  • Louis Armstrong - It Don’t Mean a Thing (If It Ain’t Got That Swing) (composed by Duke Ellington) - The Great Summit: The Master Takes
  • Manitas de Plata - Mi Sentimiento
  • The Beach Boys - Good Vibrations
  • Del Shannon - Runaway
  • Benny Goodman - Topsy - The Great Benny Goodman, Vol. 2
  • Tennessee Ernie Ford - Sixteen Tons - Vintage Collections
  • King Crimson - Epitaph - In the Court of the Crimson King
  • Paul Simon - Anji (composed by Davy Graham) - Simon & Garfunkle Live from New York City, 1967
  • Simon & Garfunkel - A Hazy Shade Of Winter
  • Moondog - Stamping Ground - Moondog
  • Richard Hell & The Voidoids - Blank Generation
  • Nina Simone - Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood
  • Meredith Monk - Greensleeves
  • U2 - Twilight - Boy
  • The Four Tops - Bernadette
  • Rihanna - The Hotness
  • Zager and Evans - In the Year 2525 (Exordium & Terminus)
  • Ray Charles - Hit the Road Jack - Anthology

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