Eargasm: Possibly the coolest (and simplest) thing I've seen in awhile. Choose any two youtube videos and use the built-in crossfader to mix them.
Chart: 5 Reasons Pigs are More Awesome than You
Eat: LA Times food critic S. Irene Virbila most memorable dining experiences in 2009.
Debate: "Should craft bartenders be cool with making 'easy' drinks like Jack and Coke for less experimental customers?...many customers wouldn't even dream of walking into a white-tablecloth restaurant and ordering something safe and pedestrian off-menu—such as a hot dog or cheeseburger—but the same customers might venture into a bar with a creative cocktail menu and order a Jack and Coke...But does the customer have a responsibility as well?" Short and good read.
Tweet: rainnwilson: "I wonder if Bernie Madoff would b interested in playing Shylock in my new production of The Merchant of Venice..."
Laugh: (h/t High Definite)
Listen: Last night I got pretty nostalgic at an acoustic show at the Troubadour. It was called "Where's the Band?" and featured the frontmen of Thrice, The Get Up Kids, Saves the Day, and Bayside. Highlights included: Matt (Get up Kids) playing a cover of Reggie and the Full Effect (his bandmate), seeing Dustin (Thrice) playing stuff off his solo record and playing covers of Tom Waits & Peter Gabriel. It was also cool at the end when all four guys played a NoFX and a Jawbreaker cover.
Dustin Krensue (Thrice) - "Pistol"
Get Up Kids - "Overdue"
Chris Conley (Saves the Day) - Jessie and my Whetstone (video from '07)