Rockin'1000, consisting of 1000+ musicians, cover the White Stripes' "Seven Nation Army" with 15,000 of their closest friends on vocals.
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Fans wanted the Foo Fighters to come to Cesena, Italy, so they made this amazing cover of 1000 musicians rocking out to "Learn to Fly." Read the rest
I went in for surgery yesterday morning to repair a small umbilical hernia. Mildly graphic material follows. My belly button done did me wrong. Having only had a few minor surgeries before, the most recent about nine years ago, I was surprised by a number of changes in procedure, the kind of clinically tested improvements we all hope are going on behind the scenes, and we often doubt are.
The operation itself was quite simple, and took under an hour. I received a mild general anesthetic, and a local was applied liberally to my belly. I don't even recall being asked to count backwards from five. The surgeon cut a small slit in my belly button and cleaned up protruding material. Then he took a small circle of polypropylene and stitched this with permanent stitches inside the muscle, a neat trick. This is relatively new: a few years ago, small umbilical hernias were merely stitched, but the recurrence rate was unacceptably high.
I joked to my kids that I was being repaired like a bicycle tire tube: the doc would put a plastic patch on me and glue it on. And that was true: the incision was glued shut, and scarring, if any, will be invisible. In the future, we are all bicycle tubes. Read the rest
Mia Quagliarello of YouTube, who kindly invited me to guest-curate the YouTube home page last month, just sent along this odd find.
"This made me think of Boing Boing," she says, "This guy, Christiaan Van Vuuren, has been stuck in quarantine for TB and he's entertaining himself by making rap videos. IMHO, it's hilarious!"
I agree. He's also kinda cute. Life in Quarantine - Fully Sick Rapper. Mia found the series from a tweet by Shawn Ahmed (of the very interesting and very watchable Uncultured Project). Read the rest
Today on the Worth 1000 photoshopping contest: remixed statues -- I really like this rockin' Statue of Liberty.
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