Archives: February 2010

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-28

OK Go: This Too Shall Pass

In this Open Letter “To the people of the world,” the band OK Go laments the state of labels controlling the embedding of videos.  The band has been on the cutting edge of independently making their own videos, with often amazing Internet response.  ”Here It Goes Again” (You know, the treadmill video) is consistently one of the most watched videos on YouTube, however all YouTube OK Go videos are coded with embedding disabled, as per their label.  Here, they perform their song “This Too Shall Pass” live on location, with a little help from the Notre Dame Marching Band.

OK Go – This Too Shall Pass from OK Go on Vimeo.

Via [Neatorama]

Twitter Weekly Updates for 2010-02-21

Keynes and Hayek gangsta rap

In “Fear the Boom and Bust,” John Maynard Keynes and F. A. Hayek perform a gangsta rap about their competing economic theories:

John Maynard Keynes, wrote the book on modern macro
The man you need when the economy’s off track, [whoa]
Depression, recession now your question’s in session
Have a seat and I’ll school you in one simple lesson

BOOM, 1929 the big crash
We didn’t bounce back–economy’s in the trash
Persistent unemployment, the result of sticky wages
Waiting for recovery? Seriously? That’s outrageous!

I had a real plan any fool can understand
The advice, real simple–boost aggregate demand!
C, I, G, all together gets to Y
Make sure the total’s growing, watch the economy fly

“Fear the Boom and Bust” a Hayek vs. Keynes Rap Anthem [Via BoingBoing]