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Verbal – Revenge of the Nerds

Remember the TV show Better off Ted? Solid show, untimely demise. Malcolm Barrett (who played Lem in the show) is actually a rapper named Verbal. The cast of the show actually reunited for his video Revenge of the Nerds, from the album Backpacker's Guide to the Galaxy. Check it out below:


The Impact of Music Downloads

A few years ago, Birgette Andersen and Marion Frenz of the University of London published a study (available through Industry Canada) titled “The Impact of Music Downloads and P2P File-Sharing on the Purchase of Music: A Study for Industry Canada“. It’s a short and fascinating read, and found  that, contrary to popular belief,  peer-to-peer file […]


Will Shortz is illin’

Okay, not really.  But Shortz and a fan got into a little spat over the definition of the word “illin’” and it’s inclusion as a clue in the New York Times crossword puzzle.  For those of you who don’t know him, Shortz is the NYT crossword editor, and seems to be a pretty nice guy. […]

Geek Music

Look at Me Now Covers

Don’t get me wrong, Chris Brown is an awful human being, but a ton people have been giving the cover treatment to his track Look at Me Now.  I can’t even say that I like the original that much, but I get a big kick out of the covers.  It might just be the idea […]

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Massive mashup

Check out this pretty serious mashup.  They had me when they mashed the Theme from Shaft and the Imperial March from Star Wars.  Don’t hold back, just push things forward from Ithaca Audio on Vimeo.   [Ithaca Audio via Gizmodo]

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Scanning books but keeping them, too

I kind of like this idea.  For those of you who don’t know what the Internet Archive does, they’re stated mission is to offer access to a “non-profit digital library offering free universal access to books, movies & music, as well as 150 billion archived web pages.”  An ambitious goal, no doubt. As part of […]

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