During the Saints/Panthers game last night, I thought my ears were playing tricks on me at one point. Did a Panthers player really say his college was Hogwarts? I rewound, and sure enough he did. The weirder part was I completely missed him identifying himself as "Kraken". Deadspin has the (non-embeddable) video.
Transport for a heavy metal band? Doomsday preppers? Movie company? I don't have those answers, but I'd love to ride in it. By ride, of course, I mean ride out the zombie hordes.
Cake is a group that polarized when they first came out. For most of the people I knew at the time, Cake got forgotten shortly after their first two singles (I believe Going The Distance and Never There. This is assuming my memory isn't broken; I'm too tired to look it up right this moment). Their lyrics on the surface seem nonsensical and pointless at times. The singer's delivery is that weird half-talking type that can turn many away. If those are deal breakers, then so be it. They flamed out of the mainstream disappointingly quickly, but they kept it going for a while. No tour dates scheduled right now, and I confess that I don't even know what they're up to. I hope they're still going.
I imagine most never heard what I consider to be my favorite song they did. It's everything that embodies the band in one song. The aforementioned lyrics, the delivery and more, such as the catchy core, atmospheric horns, and infectiously toe-tapping patterns. I don't confess to know the singer's meaning behind the lyrics to this one, but if I were to guess (or more accurately, state how I interpret it) it seems more like a statement on the music industry in general. You could probably apply it more broadly to idolism in American culture, but to me it seems a bit more pointed.
You don't need to read that deep into it if you don't want to. You can just enjoy the fun tune. That's the beauty of Cake. Have a good weekend, everybody.
Wanna feel better about your day? It's going better than this. I assume. If not, then you have my sympathies.
This is every fear I have of the open water minus Cthulhu. With most of his crewmates dead and no food and water for nearly 3 days, the ship's cook looks as surprised (around the 5:45 mark) as the diver that he was found. The full video is worth the watch, despite the horrible audio quality. You can make out what's being said, but it's heavily garbled, particularly at points. Still, this is what relief looks like.
Who could possibly think this was a good idea? Leave it to humanity to make things worse for ourselves. The pencil pushers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Communication have now proven that malware can travel using laptop speakers and mics. No actual network is needed for this. That's right, you can now be off the Internet and still catch a piece of malware you don't want. Ain't that grand? (via engadget)
It was only a matter of time. We now have somebody in a passport photo displaying a device that's attached to him. Neil Harbisson was issued his passport displaying a device known as an eyeborg. Neil is color blind. The device helps him distinguish between different colors through sound, oddly enough. You can imagine how much of a pain it might be to get through customs if it weren't somehow explained. Of course, Neil is far from the first actual cyborg. He is doing his best to try to raise awareness to assist other people with similar augmentations gain recognition and acceptance. His story is a fascinating one and worth a read. (via io9)
The makers of the indie hit Frozen Synapse have released their take on what futuristic football with robots might look like. Frozen Endzone is in beta now, preorders available. Fans of turn based strategy (simultaneously executed) might find their itch scratched here. This is not an action title.
There were a lot of shenanigans during the House of Goats "interview". A lot of it is very NSFW. A lot of it is also quite amusing if I do say so myself.
We are less than 48 hours from our next guests joining us on the podcast and I have only just begun antibiotics. The good news is that my voice, which has been absent the past (almost) four days is finally starting to return. It's always nice to be able to talk on a podcast. Anyway. this is what I'm watching tonight. I'm catching up on some of Joe Rogan's podcasts. This one is with one of my favorite science nerds, the astronaut Hadfield. How could I not share?