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  • The Bongcloud Attack- A Chess Meme Explained

    The Bongcloud Attack- A Chess Meme Explained

    The Guardian newspaper describes the Bongcloud Attack as “a move so bad you’d have to be stoned to think it was a good idea“, so the world was shocked to see two of the world’s top-ranked chess players play the Bongcloud Attack at the the $200,000 Magnus Carlsen Invitational in 2021. The origin of this…

  • Early digital Art By Keith Haring

    Early digital Art By Keith Haring

    Check out these digital images by Keith Haring that were recently found on a floppy disc in Timothy Leary’s archives. Haring created these images on an Amiga computer in 1987 for a project with Leary that never came to fruition. 5 of these images have recently been shared online and I’m including all 5 in…

  • Modbap!

    Modbap!

    Modbap is a style of music that mixes the hard-hitting drums of boombap with modular synthesizers. The term was coined by Corry Banks (aka BboyTech) to describe his experiments in blending hip-hop with synths, but has since become the name of Corry’s synth company. I searched for “Modbap” on Bandcamp and was blown away by…

  • Why James Hoffmann removed His Review of the Olive Oil-Infused Coffees At Starbucks

    Why James Hoffmann removed His Review of the Olive Oil-Infused Coffees At Starbucks

    A few weeks ago, James Hoffman traveled to a Starbucks in Milan to try the new “oleato” coffees. The oleato drinks are coffee mixed with olive oil. They sound weird, but James seemed to enjoy them. It was an entertaining review and seemed to be getting tons of views, but James decided to remove it…

  • Weird Jazz

    Weird Jazz

    I don’t listen much jazz, but I love odd musical pairings, like heavy metal played on bluegrass instruments or acoustic punk rock. After coming across an old jazz record that featured a harpist, I started wondering, “What other jazz records feature unusual instruments?”. So I did some research, and here’s what I found. (I also…

  • “Andorsand Interrobang”

    It’s been a year or two since I thought about the Andorsand, a silly glyph I concocted for “and/or”, but today I found a song called “Andorsand Interrobang” by Bob Bralove, Henry Kaiser and Chris Muir. It’s a spacey synthy driven instrumental that really slaps: The andorsand has also made appearances in this 99% Invisible…