You know you’re a nerd when

You hum and whistle what you think is a classical tune for months. Only to finally place it, and realise it's the Joker's waltz from the 80's Batman flick aActually, I knew it was from the movie but thought it must have been a classical piece first.

He's almost as creepy as the newest one (photo by metaphorge)

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a. Actually, I knew it was from the movie but thought it must have been a classical piece first

A Christmas Playlist that Doesn’t Suck

Christmas by Joshua Nunn on Grooveshark

Embedded here are a bunch of Christmas favourites done by some of the best modern artists I could find aAnd yes I know some of them haven't been "modern" for some time, but it's not John Denver at least.. No Boney M for my family this Christmas bwho am I kidding - my sister loves them! Let me know if there's anyone I've missed out! And no mum, Celine Dion doesn't count.

Oh, and here's a special playlist just for Paul.

Merry Christmas everyone!!

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a. And yes I know some of them haven't been "modern" for some time, but it's not John Denver at least.
b. who am I kidding - my sister loves them

OK Go’s new clip for This Too Shall Pass – a giant two storey Rube Goldberg Machine

I can't think of a way they can possibly top this clip. Brilliantly shot in High Def, beautifully choreographed, and perfectly synchronised. If you liked their treadmill clip (symbolically shattered half way through) you'll love how clever this is. It also knowingly nods to the Internet and Youtube crowd (did I see the mars rover? Something like the water bird that Homer uses to press the "any" key when he works from home? An OK Go concert rendered in Lego?).

What a joyful and exciting clip from a band that knows how to engage their audience. Bravo!

Listen to these guys. Then buy their album.

I'll be purchasing Caravan Palace ASAP. I've found a group that embodies the music I love. Apparently it's called Electro Swing. I haven't heard a single one I haven't liked yet. aOriginally this post had an embedded Grooveshark song or playlist, but I can't be certain which since Grooveshark isn't up anymore. Instead I've embedded one of their videos.

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a. Originally this post had an embedded Grooveshark song or playlist, but I can't be certain which since Grooveshark isn't up anymore. Instead I've embedded one of their videos.
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