Jackie Chan’s “Best Story Ever.” It’s pretty great.
-Jody, BL Show-
New York is a tough place to feel important. It’s a bit like Twitter—it’s a place where people come to be heard, where not many people are listening, and everyone is trying to make a statement. If you’re lucky, you rub and you rub and you rub and you spark some sort of local fire, in the Village perhaps, or maybe Brooklyn. The aim is to make enough smoke so that the media machine will take notice, package you up, and ship you to cornfields and suburbs where people have a bit more time and longer attention spans. But like I said, it’s tough. Because everybody here is trying to start fires and everybody here is trying to get noticed.
A meeting of the cross-country radio minds. KUOW “The Conversation” host Ross Reynolds was visiting WNYC yesterday. Here he is chatting with Brian Lehrer.
The first one’s at NYU (in the Puck Building), the second one at the New York Civil Liberties Union (thanks, Ilya Marritz). What struck me with the one at NYU was that only women were using it. Guys went straight to the Men’s room.
Any idea if those silhouettes are in common use? I haven’t seen the 3rd, 4th or 5th ones before.
Feel free to photo-reply with your own restroom shots and such.
— A program in San Francisco automatically sets up small college accounts for every kindergartner in public school.
— In Michigan, residents are eligible to win the lottery whenever they make a deposit into their savings account.
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Alec Baldwin sits down with David Simon, the creator of HBO’s The Wire. Simon talks about his early years as a newspaperman at The Baltimore Sun and how he doesn’t “belong” in the world of Hollywood. “I can’t help it,” says Simon, “I’m from a different planet, which is journalism.”
Amazing resonance experiment with salt
Using a vibrating metal plate connected to tone generator, Scientist Bruss Pup performs scientific magic by seemingly controlling and manipulating grains of salt to dance in specific patterns.
Wow…if that is happening with just salt, imagine how that affects our bodies when we listen to music…
Ever wonder why you like the foods you like? Tom Vanderbilt, author of Smithsonian article “Accounting for Taste,” sits down with Leonard Lopate and explains why.
Don’t you hate when this happens?
The cheapest and most accessible form of time travel we know is biking past Boardwalk Empire shoots on your way into work. — SR, S360
Susie Essman, star of Curb Your Enthusiasm, talks success and failure on The Takeaway.
Video: Susie Essman at the Jerry Stiller roast. (Headphones up, some parts are NSFW.)