‘World War 4’ by Czarface is my new jam.
Conservative government closed environmental libraries containing historic environment records. Scientists protest to no avail. Public silent.Many collections such as the Maurice Lamontagne Institute Library in Mont-Joli, Quebec ended up in dumpsters while others such as Winnipeg’s historic Freshwater Institute library were scavenged by citizens, scientists and local environmental consultants. Others were burned or went to landfills, say scientists.
Destroying libraries, our most precious artificial resource, is a hallmark of totalitarian regimes.
At some point Downtown #Brooklyn started looking like urban China from about four stories up and I have no idea when this happened.
— (via likethesun)
— Sylvia Plath. (via bourbonandpearls)
Snow melts and flash freezes into an icy downhill river. A bunch of snowbanks in Russia began to melt, then it got cold again quickly, flash-freezing into the icy river you see here.
The heavyweights of the podcasting world square off in pursuit of being crowned “The year’s best podcast.” It’s a lot like Frazier vs. Ali, but it’s actually just Marc Maron’s neuroses vs. Pete Holmes’ never-ending chuckle.
Surprised/grateful that PCHH made it onto this list.
Of course, if I were coming up with a Best Podcasts of 2013 list, it’d look way different. We wouldn’t be on it, and it’d be considerably longer, so as to include these consistently great shows that didn’t make it, for reasons that mystify:
Jordan, Jesse Go!
Getting On with James Urbaniak
My Brother, My Brother and Me
Thrilling Adventure Hour
Stop Podcasting Yourself
Judge John Hodgman
Slate’s Political Gabfest
Slate’s Culture Gabfest
How Was Your Week?
Wham Bam Pow
Never Not Funny
Thanks for the kind words Glen. I too am baffled by our omission, though I am delighted by the “Full Chort” graffiti on the wall in the background (the illustration was done by JJGO super-pal Dan Henrick).
VERY excited to see so much love for Pop Culture Happy Hour. It’s a great show that I look forward to every week. ALSO: good to see The Flophouse on here. Those guys are as funny as it gets.
This year I really enjoyed: Slate’s Culture & Political Gabfests, The Indoor Kids (even the episodes I wasn’t on), How Did This Get Made? (Live episodes ESPECIALLY. They destroy with a crowd), The Nerdist Writer’s Panel, The Dana Gould Hour, Don’t Ever Change & The Besties.
Mine would prolly be…
2. Overthinking It Book Club
3. Jordan, Jesse, Go!
4. International Waters
5. Judge John Hodgman