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31 Reasons to Get More Sleep

1. Sleep deprivation is a torture technique used on POWs. You don’t want to live your life as a POW, do you? 2. Sleepiness is a force for evil on a large scale. You know who was sleepy? The dude driving the Exxon Valdez. 3. And evil on a local scale (like on your street), […]

Wire + Fischerspooner = 30

Here is the original version of Wire’s The 15th and Fischerspooner’s cover. Which is better? Doesn’t seem to be much difference, so what was the point of covering it? Well, they had a good time doing it, probably.

Here, Have $29

1.28.1873: Birth of a Bad Ass

Today in 1873, the French writer Colette was born. Her greatest claim to fame is the novel Gigi, which was made into 2 films, 1 musical (which didn’t do so hot), and 1 play, which served as a springboard to success for an undiscovered Audrey Hepburn. Colette led quite the baller lifestyle, writing, acting, singing, […]

27 Is the Dumbest Number

Let’s hope 27 doesn’t let you down today.

Atomic No. 26: Iron, Man

Iron’s number on the atomic table is 26. In honor of today’s date, enjoy this cover of Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” by the The Bad Plus. In addition to their FANTASTIC original work, this jazz trio performs some of the coolest covers you’ve ever heard. They have one album of nothing but covers, For All […]

25 Lessons for Life

Marian Wright Edelman, founder of the Children’s Defense Fund and overall force of nature, published The Measure of Our Success in 1993 as a guidebook to life for her 3 sons. This book included 25 lessons for life; it’s a pretty solid list. LESSON 1: “There is no free lunch. Don’t feel entitled to anything […]