Nemesis vs. archenemy, music videos, iPhone, Corvallis

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A friend told me about this article (from April 1, 2004) the other day. I like it: “The Importance of Being Hated” by Chuck Klosterman. “In this golden age of enmity, friends are for suckers. What you need are a pair of well-chosen foes.”

Wraith Pined to the Mist by Of Montreal Now I can tell my nemesis from my archenemy. Excellent. Also: “The Joker was Batman’s nemesis, but—ironically—¬≠his archenemy was Superman, since Superman made Batman seem entirely mortal and generally nonessential.”

Animated music videos

Also, here is a 30-minute behind-the-scenes video of Nine Inch Nails’ “Closer,” narrated by Romanek: The Making of the “Closer” Video.

Funny videos

iPhone, design and art

Edit Undo Eraser by Benjamin Hubert This looks neat: Autodesk SketchBook Mobile. It’s a painting and drawing application that “extends your digital sketchpad to your Apple iPhone or Apple iPod touch.”

Oh my: On a Boat Comes to I am T-Pain iPhone App.

This seven-minute Wired cover design presentation is kind of charming: Wired’s Creative Director Scott Dadich on Design.

Also, some charming art by Benjamin Hubert: Final Frame: Edit Undo Eraser (pencil eraser utilizing keyboard shortcuts for undo).

Corvallis, Oregon

Nice article from National Geographic: “Want to join the new economy? Get wired in, in Corvallis.”

This is a somewhat terrifying video from The Valley Library on Oregon State University campus on October 1: OSU library Flash mob. Makes me think: “Counting bodies like sheep to the rhythm of the war drums.” Also, swine flu . . . we has it.

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