30 Days of Coldplay – Dear God

So recently I had been listening to this XM station – XM Music Lab on channel 51. It was pretty good, played a good mix of music including Pink Floyd and Primus, and not just the “popular” tracks either. I thought I found my new station! Then I realized that the channel I was listening to online was not on the device in my car. Figures.

I had no other choice but to accept the fact that I could only listen to that station over the Internet – fine. Fast forward a few days and I click on channel 51 and I hear Coldplay. I let it play figuring the next song will be better. Nope, it was another Coldplay song. So open up my XM channel list and look to see what’s on. Sure enough, they took away the Music Lab and replaced it with 30 Days of Coldplay! Damnit! Thanks XM, you asstards.

Then I thought to myself, does Coldplay even have that many songs that it could possibly warrant taking over a station for entire month? As it turns out, no – they don’t. I decided to give it a try, maybe there are some Coldplay songs that haven’t been used in an iPod commercial or something that I might like, after all there are a few Coldplay songs I don’t mind. In 1.5 hours I heard that shit-awful song “Viva la Vida” 2 times! I had heard them talking about how Chris Martin had helped Jay-Z with a song. That sounded interesting, but they never played it.

I want my Music Lab back. Coldplay may be good, but they’re not that good.

5 Best Scary Movies

I’ve seen lists of best horror films before, and those lists are full of shit. One listed The Blair Witch Project as one of the best horror movies. Seriously. Another listed Shaun of the Dead, that was a fucking comedy! I don’t know who makes these lists, but they clearly suck at making lists so I figured I’d make my own. Oh, and I’m not listing anything from the 20’s, 30’s, 40’s, or 50’s.

I give you my list of the 10 best horror films, in no particular order:

I don’t know how this movie doesn’t end up on more “best” lists. Some try to argue semantics and say that this movie was a “thriller” and/or “mystery” rather than a “horror”. That’s a piss poor argument in my book. At any rate, the casting was excellent and the story was even better. The entire movie was pretty creepy and I don’t know anyone who wasn’t at least a little freaked out when they found the “sloth” victim.


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The $100 Billion Banknote

Want a chance to say you’re a billionaire or even trillionaire? Move to Zimbabwe.

Zimbabwe’s troubled central bank introduced $100 billion banknotes Saturday in a desperate bid to ease the recurrent cash shortages plaguing the inflation-ravaged economy.

Only here’s one of the catches, the new bill isn’t even enough to buy a loaf of bread. It only buys you four oranges and is worth just one US dollar.

[via: CNN]

Radiohead’s New Video, Now With Frickin’ Lasers!

Radiohead seems to love technology as much as music. Cool. What’s even cooler is now you can go interact with a 3D version at Google!

In Radiohead’s new video for “House of Cards”, no cameras or lights were used. Instead, 3D plotting technologies collected information about the shapes and relative distances of objects. The video was created entirely with visualizations of that data.