A blog addresses Heartbleed/Password changes that finally consider the computer user’s behavior and not just the the holes in technology.

cmonstah:

I think I know where Piano-Pali got the idea for the new Academy of Motion Pictures Museum. (Via.)

thank you…I really did wonder wtf.  

The Beatles

The Beatles

"It’s not a mascot. It’s a unique performance character."

Forget Valley Girl, everyone in L.A. now speaks “Paltrow.”

Lon Rosen, executive vice president of marketing for the Dodgers, on the team’s new non-mascotbobblehead character (via latimes)

(via latimes)

latimes:

A bilingual Mass was held yesterday at the border fence between Arizona and Mexico in memory of those who entered the U.S. illegally and died crossing the desert. 

The Mass was an attempt by the Catholic Church to call on President Obama to use his executive powers to limit deportations of people who are in the country illegally, reporter Cindy Carcamo writes.

Photos: Cindy Carcamo / Los Angeles Times

Andrew Short, there are many Catholics like me, who thank you for this

andrewshortcomedy:

Most Rev. Dennis M. Schnurr

100 East Eighth Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Are you there, Archdiocese of Cincinnati? It’s me, Andrew Short. I’m a graduate of Bishop Leibold Elementary School, Archbishop Alter High School, and Xavier University. My brother attended these schools as did my…

popculturebrain:

As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

I’ve been a fan of a cappella music for over a decade and am not sure how this eluded me.

(Source: harrattanparhar)

ummaannex:

Environmental, site-specific installations by Andy Goldsworthy.

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