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I was on 3 different relationship/dating shows, but not as the guy in the relationship. A Dating Story, Perfect Proposal, and Blind Date. I worked in the rock climbing industry, and was "lucky" enough to be the person who got to deal with the TV crews and couples when they came in to the climbing gyms I worked at.
It's where I learned how horrible TV/Film crews are, and now I work for a production company as one of the horrible crew members. Life comes full circle.
I cannot stop listening to this. Samples Trouble Funk's Still Smokin' heavily (so heavily it might as well be a remix).
Lijadu Sisters - Life's Gone Down Low - A song I'm in love with. Can't get enough.
There's a really fun sci-fi novel called The Postmortal by Drew Magary on this exact topic. Well written, and goes from the discovery to the repercussions decades later following one person who gets the "cure."
If we do happen to somehow achieve immortality before the end of the century, the glory of it all won't last long. The coming ecological catastrophe that is global climate change will make sure most people won't be sticking around more than they should be. The level of change and cooperation needed to avoid it is impossible if somehow we decide that we deserve to be on earth longer than was ever designed.
Yeah, these things are unbelievably scammy. When I used to run a climbing gym long ago, we had someone come in trying to sell these things. I told her no, but she insisted on proving to me how well they work. I let her do the little demonstration that Mindwolf linked in another comment, and it was fairly easy to pick up on what was going on. I explained to her that I not only thought her product was a complete crock, but that she was even worse for knowingly scamming people with trickery like that.
It's unbelievable to me that the same thing a door to door scam artist was doing years ago is now promoted by the NBA.
This story reminds me of why I like turntable.fm so much. It's a chance to share your music on a personal level and have others do the same. I've found more music I enjoy in the last year there than in all the years randomly dumping money into CDs based on their cover art or dubious record store employee recommendation (those that would deem me cool enough to talk to anyway). It's when I have a story to go with the music or a background on a song, then I go to spotify and find out more and explore deeper.
I'll stick with the modern graces of technology.
They may have taken away Armstrong's 7 Tour De France Titles, but they will never take away his moon landing. RIP Mr. Armstrong!
Love these guys, Girl Directions is particularly good.
Astra Heights. A friend of mine did a music video for a film class years back for a group of guys that were starting up a band.
They are one of those bands that I wish would find that way to break through, because I think a lot of their stuff is pretty great.
A video example: http://youtu.be/scz1gRdY3cc
Also really like this: http://www.myspace.com/astraheights/music/songs/the-march-28...