What I learned this week, October 14, 2011

I’ve been a big fan of Lana Del Rey for a while now. It looks like she might be on her way. This is her first television appearance, on Jools Holland.

25 Insights on Becoming a Better Writer

Creating Fictional Characters—Part 4: Fleshing Out Characters with Tags, Traits, and Relationships

Sometimes the Polls are Right

We Built This City” Named “Worst Song of the 1980s

2. Europe – “The Final Countdown”

3. Chris de Burg – “Lady in Red”

4. Wham! — “Wake Me Up (Before You Go Go)”

5. Men Without Hats — “The Safety Dance”

6. Falco — “Rock Me Amadeus”

7. Bobby McFerrin — “Don’t Worry Be Happy”

8. Toni Basil — “Mickey”

9. Taco — “Puttin’ On the Ritz”

10. Rick Astley — “Never Gonna Give You Up”

I can’t argue with this list… I will say that I loved two of these songs at one time. I won’t tell you which two.

Even if you don’t think it’s the worst song – you have to agree that this is the worst video.

Grace Slick had fallen a long way from the days of  “White Rabbit.”

Things you think work but actually don’t.

  • The Elevator “Close Doors” Button
  • “HD” TV
  • Walk Signal Buttons
  • Butt-Toning Shoes
  • Office Thermostats

Some Scopitones

A modern version of the same song