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2013-03-30 11:44:30 AM
4 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: istanbul is NOT that good of a SONG


That's nobody's business but the Turks'
2013-03-30 11:39:54 PM
3 votes:

Noah_Tall: Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: They're also extremely adept in the field of sociology.

Why does the anger between Particle Man and Triangle Man exist? What kind of watch-wearer needs a millennium hand? Is the concept of "happy land" a constant, even with the needs of Particle/Triangle/Universe-based individuals?

I see you didn't get the subtext of that one.  Triangle man represents the church as the triangle represents the holy trinity.  Particle Man represents science for reasons that should be obvious.  The song is about how the church continually beats down anyone and anything that dares to stand up against it.  Triangle man defeats science because no matter how much evidence science has it is overwhelmed by the hordes of followers religion has.  Likewise Person Man (ie humanity) is hit on the head with a frying pan and lives in squalor.  The debate rages on between science and religion about the origins of humanity "who came up with person man?"  But the church which hates individuality and free thinking does its best to eliminate that free thought and beats Person Man.


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2013-03-30 04:10:36 PM
3 votes:
That article was AMAZING.  Thanks Salon!
2013-03-30 12:41:33 PM
3 votes:
They're also extremely adept in the field of sociology.

Why does the anger between Particle Man and Triangle Man exist? What kind of watch-wearer needs a millennium hand? Is the concept of "happy land" a constant, even with the needs of Particle/Triangle/Universe-based individuals?
2013-03-30 10:55:33 PM
2 votes:

Snarcoleptic_Hoosier: They're also extremely adept in the field of sociology.

Why does the anger between Particle Man and Triangle Man exist? What kind of watch-wearer needs a millennium hand? Is the concept of "happy land" a constant, even with the needs of Particle/Triangle/Universe-based individuals?


I see you didn't get the subtext of that one.  Triangle man represents the church as the triangle represents the holy trinity.  Particle Man represents science for reasons that should be obvious.  The song is about how the church continually beats down anyone and anything that dares to stand up against it.  Triangle man defeats science because no matter how much evidence science has it is overwhelmed by the hordes of followers religion has.  Likewise Person Man (ie humanity) is hit on the head with a frying pan and lives in squalor.  The debate rages on between science and religion about the origins of humanity "who came up with person man?"  But the church which hates individuality and free thinking does its best to eliminate that free thought and beats Person Man.
2013-03-30 05:01:06 PM
2 votes:
Subby saw an article while the rest of us saw bad coding. But no one tell him, he hasn't been well for a while. In fact he's been yelling at the microwave for an hour because it won't show Magnum PI. Just go along with it, he means well.

Sincerely, Sanchotag
2013-03-30 03:03:54 PM
2 votes:
Is their hidden message Ovaltine-related?
2013-03-30 02:32:22 PM
2 votes:

ilikeracecars: < iframe width="440″ height="248″ src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/i0PaKXvDWQY" frameborder="0″ allowfullscreen></iframe >

Awesome


Yeah, that's really high-quality HTML there Salon, good work.
2013-03-30 02:29:26 PM
2 votes:
< iframe width="440″ height="248″ src="http://www.youtube.com/embed/i0PaKXvDWQY" frameborder="0″ allowfullscreen></iframe >

Awesome
2013-03-30 02:16:34 PM
2 votes:
I  love articles without words and a vid that won't play for me.

That noted TMBG are teh awesome in concert.
2013-03-30 09:37:02 AM
2 votes:
fark TMBG istanbul is NOT that good of a SONG
in fact i like RUSH A LOT MORE!!
2013-03-31 09:47:56 AM
1 votes:
I didn't even click the link, but since they're in the politics tab, they must be libbies. Amirite?
2013-03-30 09:40:01 PM
1 votes:

Tyrone Slothrop: xkillyourfacex: How can that band possibly still matter. How did it ever matter.

No band matters.

Thou shalt not put musicians and recording artists on ridiculous pedestals no matter how great they are or were.
The Beatles: Were just a band.
Led Zepplin: Just a band.
The Beach Boys: Just a band.
The Sex Pistols: Just a band.
The Clash: Just a band.
Crass: Just a band.
Minor Threat: Just a band.
The Cure: Were just a band.
The Smiths: Just a band.
Nirvana: Just a band.
The Pixies: Just a band.
Oasis: Just a band.
Radiohead: Just a band.
Bloc Party: Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys: Just a band.
The next big thing... Just a band.


Yeah, but what about The Doors, man?
2013-03-30 05:48:04 PM
1 votes:
Shpidah!! He is our hero!

Shpidah!! Get rid of...

Shpidah!! Step on Spidaaaaaah!!!

Shpidah!! We love you, Spidah!

I promise not to kill you.
2013-03-30 05:39:25 PM
1 votes:

quatchi: I  love articles without words and a vid that won't play for me.

That noted TMBG are teh awesome in concert.


Seconded on both counts. Was there supposed to be an article there?


Ablejack: TMBG Dial-a-Song was the greatest thing ever done by anyone during my lifetime.


Free when you call from work!
2013-03-30 05:17:10 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: El Pachuco: The Bestest: I've never actually read Salon and have no idea what I'm talking about.

All you've proved is that Salon -used- to be something (and I agree.. I used to like it).

Now? It's a crappily coded website with nothing of real value anyway.


MINIMUM WAAAAAAAGE! Hyaa!
2013-03-30 04:29:31 PM
1 votes:

ItchyMcDoogle: As someone who bought their first album in the 80's and called Dial-a-song now and then, it always brings a smile to my face knowing that they are still kicking around. They are masters of the earworm
//Apollo 18 is a underrated gem!
///Dammit now I have Anna Ang stuck in my head


TMBG Dial-a-Song was the greatest thing ever done by anyone during my lifetime.
2013-03-30 04:05:01 PM
1 votes:
I've always agreed with their assertion that people should get beat up for stating their beliefs.

/particularly vis à vis toothed shoehorns, because there's no such thing.
2013-03-30 03:33:45 PM
1 votes:

El Pachuco: The Bestest: I've never actually read Salon and have no idea what I'm talking about.

Oh, absolutely:

2010
"Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site" (Glenn Greenwald) |Online Journalism Awards
2007
"People's Voice Winner for Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" ("The Glass Closet" Alex Koppelman) |GLAAD
2006
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article ("Turning Off Gays" Mark Benjamin)" |GLAAD
2004
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |  GLAAD
"Outstanding Journalist" (David Talbot) |Carr Van Anda Award
2003
"Top 100 Classics" (News & Entertainment categories) |  PC Magazine
"Feature Journalism - Independent" |Online Journalism Awards
2002
"Best Print and Zine" |  Webby Awards
"Best 50 Web Sites" |Time Magazine
"Best of the Web | Book Clubs"| Forbes
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Overall Coverage" |GLAAD
2001
"Best Online Magazine" |  Yahoo Internet Life
"Top 100 Websites" |PC Magazine
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |GLAAD
"Best Independent Enterprise Journalism" |Online Journalism Awards
2000
"General Excellence" |  Online Journalism Awards
"Enterprise Journalism" |Online Journalism Awards
"Best Technology Site" and "Best Parenting Site" |Forbes
"Best of the Web - Media, Politics" |Brill's Content
"Best Online Magazine" |Boston Phoenix
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |GLAAD
1999
"David Talbot, 20 Stars of the New News" |  Newsweek
"Best Online Magazine" |Webby Awards
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1998
"Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Best of Multimedia" |Entertainment Weekly
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1997
"Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Cool Site of the Year" |U.S. News & World Report
"Best of the Web" |Business Week
"Best Website" |Entertainment Weekly
"Best Online Magazine of the Year" |Advertising Age
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1996
"Web Site of the Year" |  Time Magazine
"Cool Web Designers of the Year" |Cool Site of the Day

That said, this particular article is indeed textless and contains a video that won't run on some mobile devices, so this particular article is kinda useless.


So no awards since 2010. Good research there, Poindexter.
2013-03-30 03:02:12 PM
1 votes:
Science is real
From evolution to the Milky Way
I like the stories About angels, unicorns and elves

/With just a hint of trolling to make it delicious. That's the secret ingredient.
2013-03-30 02:59:39 PM
1 votes:

The Bestest: I've never actually read Salon and have no idea what I'm talking about.


Oh, absolutely:

2010
"Online Commentary/Blogging, Medium Site" (Glenn Greenwald) |Online Journalism Awards
2007
"People's Voice Winner for Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" ("The Glass Closet" Alex Koppelman) |GLAAD
2006
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article ("Turning Off Gays" Mark Benjamin)" |GLAAD
2004
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |  GLAAD
"Outstanding Journalist" (David Talbot) |Carr Van Anda Award
2003
"Top 100 Classics" (News & Entertainment categories) |  PC Magazine
"Feature Journalism - Independent" |Online Journalism Awards
2002
"Best Print and Zine" |  Webby Awards
"Best 50 Web Sites" |Time Magazine
"Best of the Web | Book Clubs"| Forbes
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Overall Coverage" |GLAAD
2001
"Best Online Magazine" |  Yahoo Internet Life
"Top 100 Websites" |PC Magazine
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |GLAAD
"Best Independent Enterprise Journalism" |Online Journalism Awards
2000
"General Excellence" |  Online Journalism Awards
"Enterprise Journalism" |Online Journalism Awards
"Best Technology Site" and "Best Parenting Site" |Forbes
"Best of the Web - Media, Politics" |Brill's Content
"Best Online Magazine" |Boston Phoenix
"Outstanding Digital Journalism Article" |GLAAD
1999
"David Talbot, 20 Stars of the New News" |  Newsweek
"Best Online Magazine" |Webby Awards
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1998
"Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Best of Multimedia" |Entertainment Weekly
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1997
"Best Online Magazine" |  Webby Awards
"Cool Site of the Year" |U.S. News & World Report
"Best of the Web" |Business Week
"Best Website" |Entertainment Weekly
"Best Online Magazine of the Year" |Advertising Age
"Top of the Net" |Yahoo Internet Life
1996
"Web Site of the Year" |  Time Magazine
"Cool Web Designers of the Year" |Cool Site of the Day

That said, this particular article is indeed textless and contains a video that won't run on some mobile devices, so this particular article is kinda useless.
2013-03-30 02:56:02 PM
1 votes:
They Might be Giants, but there AIN'T No Article..
2013-03-30 02:43:31 PM
1 votes:
Guest vocalist:

i.imgur.com
2013-03-30 02:41:42 PM
1 votes:

Jon iz teh kewl: fark TMBG istanbul is NOT that good of a SONG


Perhaps but Minimum Wage rocks.
2013-03-30 02:19:47 PM
1 votes:
media.avclub.com

"Tell me something I don't know..."

"I play stand up bass for They Might Be Giants."

"That was you?!?!"
2013-03-30 01:59:25 PM
1 votes:
I find it amazing that they're on their 16th album but hardly anyone discusses their work beyond the early 90's. For shame. Their material between then and now has just been gold.
 
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