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Day: April 26, 2010

M.I.A.’s “Born Free”

M.I.A. is back with this new video from director Romain Gavras, who also directed the similarly stunning video for Justice’s “Stress”. If you actually pay attention to the song on your first playthrough, then you are a better person than I. The video is intense and brutal, filled with gore and violence and the darkest parts of human behavior. Not exactly for the weak of stomach.

Check it out. I think it’s amazing. And, damn does it look nice. You can check out the rest of his work here. The dude definitely has a style.

Oh, right, the song. Uh. I don’t even know. Just watch the video.

“Ode To Spot”, the finest piece of poetry I have ever experienced.

Here it is. For you to enjoy.

Felis catus is your taxonomic nomenclature,
An endothermic quadruped, carnivorous by nature;
Your visual, olfactory, and auditory senses
Contribute to your hunting skills and natural defenses.

I find myself intrigued by your subvocal oscillations,
A singular development of cat communications
That obviates your basic hedonistic predilection
For a rhythmic stroking of your fur to demonstrate affection.

A tail is quite essential for your acrobatic talents;
You would not be so agile if you lacked its counterbalance.
And when not being utilized to aid in locomotion,
It often serves to illustrate the state of your emotion.

O Spot, the complex levels of behavior you display
Connote a fairly well-developed cognitive array.
And though you are not sentient, Spot, and do not comprehend,
I nonetheless consider you a true and valued friend.

Bonus points if you can name the source without Google. Mikey, I’m looking at you.