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Charlie My Boy

So Much More Than Just a Dog
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There was no traffic at 3am. That’s good in one respect as I needed to get my dog to the Emergency Animal Hospital and it’s horrible in another respect in that I knew what would happen when we got there. There was a little more traffic at 4:30am, when I drove back to my house [&hellip
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The Snap: The crunch of the fall leaves underfoot and that chill in the air can mean only one thing: it’s time for RUTABAGAS! That’s right, saunter on down to your neighborhood highly caffeinated mecca and get a ...
Righteous Rutabagas is My Newest Band Name

Rutabaga: The Next Pumpkin

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The Snap: The crunch of the fall leaves underfoot and that chill in the air can mean only one thing: it’s time for RUTABAGAS! That’s right, saunter on down to your neighborhood highly caffeinated mecca and get a grande rutabaga latte or caramelized rutabaga crunch muffin. Or sashay to your local gastro pub and order [&hellip
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The Snap: Did you see the weirdsmobile trekkie outfits the most powerful men in the world wore this past week? Each year the pranksters at APEC, which apparently stands for Assmonkey Parade in Eccentric Clothing, pick an ...
Or They Could All Dress Like Adorable Ewoks

Dress To Oppress

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The Snap: Did you see the weirdsmobile trekkie outfits the most powerful men in the world wore this past week? Each year the pranksters at APEC, which apparently stands for Assmonkey Parade in Eccentric Clothing, pick an awesomely hilarious outfit for their “family portraits.” This year the theme was “Mao at the Roxbury” and boy [
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The Snap:  One of the most interesting things about the world of music we inhabit is just how different and well known influences can be combined to get something that is at the same time familiar and new. This kind of ...
Charlemagne Blue Review

Medicine Fish is Here to Remind Us: Love is all Around

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The Snap:  One of the most interesting things about the world of music we inhabit is just how different and well known influences can be combined to get something that is at the same time familiar and new. This kind of ambiguity followed me throughout my experience of getting to know Medicine Fish and their [&hellip
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The Snap:  Mood Mechanics is a three piece band from North Carolina. They describe themselves as an indie rock band, consisting of Denis Desloge, Brian Obernesser and Logan Tabor. They came together in 2010, when they ...
Once a Mountain Review

Art of Pop: Mood Mechanics

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The Snap:  Mood Mechanics is a three piece band from North Carolina. They describe themselves as an indie rock band, consisting of Denis Desloge, Brian Obernesser and Logan Tabor. They came together in 2010, when they worked as a long distance recording project. Even though Obernesser and Tabor lived in different cities, they still manag
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The Snap: When Elon Musk speaks, most people listen. The CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company, and SpaceX, a private space transportation service company contracted with NASA, and the co-founder of the online ...
Why He's Wrong and Where We Are on Developing a Self-Conscious Machine

Elon Musk’s Afraid of AI

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The Snap: When Elon Musk speaks, most people listen. The CEO of Tesla Motors, an electric car company, and SpaceX, a private space transportation service company contracted with NASA, and the co-founder of the online payment service PayPal, Musk is the 21st Century personification of the inventor-business magnate on a scale not seen since
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The Snap: Here at TSD we’re breathing a huge sigh of relief that the motherfuckin’ midterm elections are done. We’ve dragged our lifeless bodies across the finish line to find that super PACs went out on a bender ...
Maybe Rule By Monarchy Wasn't the Worst Idea Ever

The Tortoise and The Hair

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The Snap: Here at TSD we’re breathing a huge sigh of relief that the motherfuckin’ midterm elections are done. We’ve dragged our lifeless bodies across the finish line to find that super PACs went out on a bender and painted the whole country red. Even in our own true-blue state of Maryland, the Grand Old [&hellip
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The Snap: We’re fast approaching a perilous time of year for singletons. Way worse than even wedding season, the period from Thanksgiving through New Years can be just a huge pit of despair, overeating, overdrinking and ...
Wake Me Up When It's Mid-January

‘Tis The Season to be Single

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The Snap: We’re fast approaching a perilous time of year for singletons. Way worse than even wedding season, the period from Thanksgiving through New Years can be just a huge pit of despair, overeating, overdrinking and emotional scarring. As Ole Blue Eyes sang, “It’s that time of year when the world falls in love…” We [&hellip
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The Snap: Arcade Fire just released Festi, a 21-minute ode to Halloween [watch below]. The bizarre film, which could best be described as a horror flick, is loosely centered around the band's 2011 tour. It's also a ...
Halloween isn't over yet, folks

Watch: Arcade Fire, ‘Festi’

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The Snap: Arcade Fire just released Festi, a 21-minute ode to Halloween [watch below]. The bizarre film, which could best be described as a horror flick, is loosely centered around the band’s 2011 tour. It’s also a feast for the eyes of music fans: Fleet Foxes, Peter Gabriel, The National, James Murphy, and even our new [&hel
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The Snap Human beings hate being proven wrong. We hate even the mere idea of it. There’s nothing we hate more…except maybe earworms like this one or going to lengthy, post-lunch meetings. But on almost a universal ...
Let's Replace All Science in Schools With the Bible and a 20-sided die

Killing Science

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The Snap Human beings hate being proven wrong. We hate even the mere idea of it. There’s nothing we hate more…except maybe earworms like this one or going to lengthy, post-lunch meetings. But on almost a universal basis, we hate being told we’re wrong. That’s probably the main reason why we’ve had such a love/hate [&hellip
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The Snap A few short weeks ago Florida reasserted itself as the destination that makes democracy fun. Sure, the state is chock-full-o-weirdness and tends to shoot people for walking around or listening to music, but ...
Putting the Funk into Our Dysfunctional Electoral Process

Feats of Strength

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The Snap A few short weeks ago Florida reasserted itself as the destination that makes democracy fun. Sure, the state is chock-full-o-weirdness and tends to shoot people for walking around or listening to music, but it’s also the state that gave us hanging chads back before Al Gore became a rockstar environmentalist and George Bush [&he
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The Snap: It’s time for our annual stabby rant against sexy Halloween costumes. Blah blahbiddi blah. We’ve been trying to work up the appropriate amount of angst at the variety of slutterific costume ideas for women ...
Go To Your Room and Think About What You've Done

No Halloween for You!

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The Snap: It’s time for our annual stabby rant against sexy Halloween costumes. Blah blahbiddi blah. We’ve been trying to work up the appropriate amount of angst at the variety of slutterific costume ideas for women and girls but we really just can’t take it anymore. If we have to open our door to slutty [&hellip
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The Snap:  If the ideology behind punk is considered to be dead, than the sound that rebels established at the end of the seventies is most definitely not (dead): it still is an important source of inspiration for young ...
Bullets or Balloons Review

Bullets or Balloons, That is the Question

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The Snap:  If the ideology behind punk is considered to be dead, than the sound that rebels established at the end of the seventies is most definitely not (dead): it still is an important source of inspiration for young bands. On the other hand, this might precisely be the proof that it is (as good [&hellip
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The Snap: Facebook's long-rumored anonymity app has arrived, and it's a throwback to the forums of the early Internet. The app called Rooms is currently only available on Apple’s iOS. It's advertised as a way for you ...
A new anonymity app doesn't fix Facebook's broken real-name policy

Facebook’s New Rooms App Is a Step Backward

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The Snap: Facebook’s long-rumored anonymity app has arrived, and it’s a throwback to the forums of the early Internet. The app called Rooms is currently only available on Apple’s iOS. It’s advertised as a way for you “to create places for the things you’re passionate about.” However, Facebook’s
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