Thursday, January 27, 2011

What is Money?

Here is an excellent episode of This American Life on the topic of "What is Money". They cover:

Prologue: The use of giant stone sculptures as money, impractical though such a practice may be.
Act I: The creation of a currency fiction to solve Brazil's problems with its voluble currency valuation.
Act II: The Federal Reserve's actions in response to the recent fiscal crisis.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011


Kanye has tweeted an important life rule that I pass on as a public service:

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Livestream from downtown Cairo


Update 1/26/11: No longer providing a live feed. (It has, though, been playing footage recorded yesterday.)

Monday, January 24, 2011

Kanye and Napoleon Dynamite

Quiz for those of you who've been checking out Kanye's MBDTF: Quote the Napoleon Dynamite reference.