++Another reason to think twice before naming a daughter Pandora. (The couple doing the research seem fun.)*
++Got some spam this morning re: the iTunes Music Festival. At the bottom of the email was Apple's address in Cupertino, "1 Infinite Loop." This is something that's always amused me. Americans get starry-eyed about new frontiers, space and technology and that street address is so dreamy. We've got a sunny Hanks-ian hopefulness, specific to our culture. This was pointed out to me by a rude Frenchman I was talking to the other day. (.. before he smashed a grapefruit in my face. Is that is how the French say "see you later?") Yeah, disposition-wise, Americans are a little different from other cultures 'round the globe.
Anyway! I finally took the time to look it up and was disappointed to find that "1 Infinite Loop,"the street, is not 8-shaped as I had long imagined(**) (Y no one put me in charge of urban planning?), but as Wiki points out, is a 'U.' I guess "1 Horseshoe Alley" wouldn't have the same philosophical/inspirational ring to it.(Actually looks more like a "P"..ps-settle down, cyclists!)
++A great add-on to any insult during a heated fight with Will.i.am would be an accusatory "WELL YOU IS!!" (Have devoted far too much of my life to thinking about Will.I.am's name.)
++Hm. Not the first person that comes to mind as as a feminist writer?
++In today's pick, Matthew Dear re-molds an already intense NIN-ish song, Sugar, and cranks it up even one level higher. It's heady stuff.. possibly too much. (But still not going to stop me from imagining** someone saying, "no, a little more to the left" during the part when he says "there's sugar on your soul.") (via Earmilk.)