As the wonderful show Breaking Bad winds down this evening, the folks most sad about it’s departure won’t be the millions watching it on AMC and Netflix. It will be the fine people of Alberquerque, NM, where the epic series is set. Breaking Bad’ became such a phenomenon that it helped in other areas such […]
Not that this is exactly earth shattering news based on all the multitude of leaks related to the NSA’s tactics in tracking cyber-activity online, but the NY Times recently published an article explaining that the NSA is not only tracking all things digital, but they are able to crack and hack their way through any […]
November marks the 50th Anniversary of JFK’s assassination and even to this day, the rumors and legends of who was behind his death continue to drive rabid interest. Since 1996, a mysterious gravestone has sat adjacent to Lee Harvey Oswald’s in Shannon Rose Hill Cemetary in Fort Worth, TX which has fueled all sorts of […]
The New Yorker has a really cool interactive visual showing movements of folks using Citibikes through the months of June/July. It is a really interesting view into how people are using these much talked about additions to the NYC landscape. From the New Yorker’s quick analysis of the data: A commuting pattern first emerged in […]
An facinating video from Wired Magazine showing how Tesla’s production line works. The most amazing part is at around the 3:30 mark where one of their robots actually installs the seats and the windshield (including applying the glue to the glass) with absolutely no human intervention.
Disclosure: I own Tesla stock.
Hat tip to Dave Pell’s Next Draft
Super awesome early early video of The Ramones playing a three song set at CBGB in the summer of 1974. The set includes:
Now I Wanna Sniff Some Glue
I Don’t Wanna Go Down To the Basement
Judy Is A Punk
This is a beautiful window into the NYC punk scene of the early 1970’s. And it’s pretty gratifying to see that The Ramones essentially did not change their style or sound from their earliest days before they were ‘discovered’ through to when they called it quits 20+ years later. According to the short article on Rolling Stone. this was close to two full years before The Ramones released their first album in 1976.
Pay attention to the pause between the first two songs, as they get into a funny argument over what the 2nd song should be.
I remember once seeing Joey Ramone on the streets of NYC and marveling at just how tall and lanky he was.