Nowadays "Ye Olde" is pretty much just a ham-fisted way to make something sound old(e) and quaint. As it turns out, however, there's a pretty good reason for how this actually came about and it has to do with, more than anything else, printing. This video from MinutePhysics -- taking a day off to be MinuteLinguistics -- straightens the whole issue out. It's more interesting than you might think.
The British trio Factory Floor take plenty of lessons from postpunk and industrial music, but the basic bones of their sound come from old-school, low-tech, four-on-the-floor Detroit techno. And now one of the old Detroit techno god... Read Post
The Taiwanese studio Next Media Animation, which will animate pretty much anything nowadays, have offered their calculatingly bizarre take on this weekend's Auburn-Alabama rivalry game. Come for the players attacking a giant panda, ... Read Post