First, the fandom related one: Cosmic Love
, song by Florence and the Machine, vid by affablyevil
Awesome song, awesome clip selection, Cas-centric. Random links on Chicago
(it's been coming up a lot lately. Not just on the internet, but coworkers asking me for sightseeing ideas, friends asking me why I think Daley's stepping down, other friends asking me to explain white sox fans . . you get the idea)I am Chicago
is a series of street portraits grouped by neighborhood. Not all of the neighborhoods are covered (most of them seem to be on the north/west sides, but it's an interesting mix.Vivian Maier
was a street photographer in Chicago from the 1950's-1990's. Here's a selection of her pictures.
So this project
was making the rounds a few weeks ago, based on this image
of segregation in Chicago by Bill Rankin. And while the racial segregation was interesting, I'm a lot more surprised at the income tab (on the Bill Rankin site, click on income). Sure, there's still large blocks of mostly-blue (and one large block of mostly-red on the north shore), but it's far more integrated by income than it is by race. I was saving this one for a while, trying to figure out what to do with it-but I'm not sure where to go.
The first link's nice too-a little less detail, but it's a nice way to compare the makeup of various American cities. Unsurprisingly, Minneapolis/St. Paul is pretty damn white, but still in need of a Native American tag.
Via Jewcy of all places, a New York Times
article on Rahm's chances for becoming mayor. I personally think that he's not likely to win-the ties with the President are more likely to hurt than help him (liberals blame him for giving away too much to the Republicans, conservatives think he's a bully, and the people in the middle are largely machine voters). I'm still really excited to watch this. A real mayoral election! In Chicago! the last time something close
to that happened, I was four.Also on Jewcy
: Schmekel is your friendly neighborhood transgender jewish polka-punk band
. Look, if you're going to have a shtick, you better make it good. Here's a song called Pharaoh/Moses slash
. Yes, it's what you think it is.
In other music related news, this makes me die a little inside
. D: Oh, Moe. No. No, Moe, No!And now for something completely different: How to degauss a cat
.If that's not enough, here's a dog that will do the dishes, the laundry, and start the coffee for you.
Other Youtube Videos You've Probably Already Seen, but Just In Case:GROVER AS THE OLD SPICE GUY.The It Gets Better Project.
Just in case you've somehow missed this, it's been everywhere, but it's worth linking again.