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Best. Proposal. Ever.

This is either the greatest proposal ever, or a guy who’s really, REALLY afraid she’s gonna say no. (via Boing Boing)

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I think I’d rather have a Royale with Cheese than a Hachis Parmentier, but this is a really nicely done adaptation of “Pulp Fiction” in quasi-Shakespearean language and setting. I like to think I could have written it better (but I could easily be wrong), and I’m pretty sure it could have been acted better, but it’s still great.

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With Christmas over and done with, let the year-end wrapups begin! DJ Earworm has chimed in with his yearly mashup of the top pops of the year, “World Go Boom.” Unfortunately, it looks like Rex won’t be doing his annual List of Lists this year (sniff).

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I’ve always loved this song, but I’ve never seen this live video before. It’s pretty great. (via The Awl)

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I’ve been neglecting this blog lately, busy with job and leaves and holidays and such, but I pretty much always have to blog about Improv Everywhere ‘s spontaneous musicals, like their latest, the Mall Santa Musical. I don’t know if it’s their best work (OK, I’m pretty sure it’s not), but it’s still nifty.

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R.E.M. was never my favorite band, and “You Are The Everything” was never my favorite song. But still …

Here’s a scene
You’re in the back seat laying down
The windows wrap around
To sound of the travel and the engine
All you hear is time stand still in travel
And feel such peace and absolute
The stillness still that doesn’t end
But slowly drifts into sleep
The stars are the greatest thing you’ve ever seen
And they’re there for you
For you alone you are the everything

… something about that just grabs me, even more than most of their other songs, most of which I love. Sure, the lyrics can be obtusely weird (“I’ve got my spine, I’ve got my Orange Crush”? What the hell kind of a checklist is that?), and they probably paved the way for a bunch of mediocre alterna-garage-type bands, but for 31 years R.E.M. created fiercely individual music that always challenged, even when they were at the height of their mainstream popularity. They’ll be missed.

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Sorry I haven’t posted anything lately, I’ve been super busy studying for technical certifications (MCSA, now CCNA). But this is really cool — Freelance Whales covering Devo’s “Girl U Want” and turning it into something vaguely Death Cab For Cutie-esque.

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