|clearing of tabs: things I heard on podcasts this week
||[Aug. 5th, 2011|07:54 pm]
Awesome poem: Forgetfulness by Billy Collins. You can hear the poet recite it on the website. A bit of it:
Whatever it is you are struggling to remember,
it is not poised on the tip of your tongue
or even lurking in some obscure corner of your spleen.
It has floated away down a dark mythological river
whose name begins with an L as far as you can recall
well on your own way to oblivion where you will join those
who have even forgotten how to swim and how to ride a bicycle.
Wish I could buy her music: Video Games by Lana Del Rey
Never saw the movie, missed the song when it first came out: Mad World by Gary Jules from Donnie Darko
Simon Pegg interview on NPR. He's a delight to listen to. My favorite bit:
As for the raging genre war over whether zombies should be slow or fast, Pegg falls solidly on the side of slow-moving zombies. "It is sort of a schism in the church of the undead," Pegg explains. "I personally don't like fast zombies because, A) it's fun to get annoyed about something so trivial and B) I think it removes their appeal."
Factoid of the Day: The word "factoid" was coined by Norman Mailer in his book Marilyn.