Best (worst) Sentence of 2010

Every year, the Bulwer-Lytton award is given to the composer of the worst opening line for a novel.  Thousands of entries are beat out by one awesomely bad sentence.  This year’s winner:

For the first month of Ricardo and Felicity’s affair, they greeted one another at every stolen rendezvous with a kiss — a lengthy, ravenous kiss, Ricardo lapping and sucking at Felicity’s mouth as if she were a giant cage-mounted water bottle and he were the world’s thirstiest gerbil.

-Molly Ringle


Radiation Kills a Tormented Scientist

Illustrations based on one-line summaries of Law & Order episodes = Brandon Bird’s series – These are Their Stories.

They’re great.

If any of my 4 readers happen to be in Los Angeles, there’s a show July 24-30.  Follow the link for info.

I Feel Better

I defy you to watch this entire video and not, actually, feel better.

Hot Chip – I Feel Better

This Is Happening

Arguably my favorite album of this year. Stream it here:

The Social Network

Director: David Fincher (Fight Club)
Score: Trent Reznor (NIN)
Screenplay: Aaron Sorkin (The West Wing)

I don’t know… sounds kind of sketchy.

Marvin & Jack Conte

This is old news to anyone who follows me on Facebook, but I’m just too in love with this video to not document it here.

Jack Conte continues to blow my mind.  Frequently.

//Soul Pancake

Please visit this site.

Rainn Wilson has put together Soul Pancake.  What is Soul Pancake?

Well, it’s more of a mission than a Web site…

We want to make discussions about Spirituality, Creativity, and Philosophy cool again. Were they ever cool? I have no idea. But it seems like a good idea. We want to engage the user to “Chew on Life’s Big Questions”™. (I was kidding about the ™ symbol; you can use that phrase however you want. Even to sell frozen taquitos.) Where do you go on the Interwebs if you want an irreverent, fun, and profound take on God and Art and the Soul and Faith and Beauty? Maybe. But maybe also here at

We provide some rockin’ content (interviews, blogs, challenges, contests, features, and more), but it’s really all about having YOU – the SoulPancake community – bring this site to life. Say what’s on your mind. Be real. Talk about WHY WE’RE HERE. And if I say something that offends you, let me have it.
Just remember: Life is a rich, weird, difficult experience. So join us as we go on the spiritual and artistic journey that is SoulPancake

Scrolling through some of the most recent discussions, you’ll find topics like –

Are we suffering from a poverty of ambition?

Is our society obsessed with instant gratification?

Losing our humanity, one debate at a time


How have you been creative this week?

Community members are encouraged to actively participate in the discussions, as well as post their own questions or topics.

I don’t know why, but the site works.  For anyone who enjoys good discussion, and swimming in the deep end of the pool, I’d recommend it.