There comes a point in every young man's life when he grows older. He notices bags bulging out from underneath his eyes and silver hairs sprouting like weeds from the lush, thick forest that is his black hair. And he wonders how many more hairs are going to turn silver before his faith in the world around him is restored because a critical decision he made back in 2008 suddenly stands for nothing. But then he remembers that he doesn't deal in politics. He deals in pop. And he is me, readers! So if you're burning in anguish from what seems like a pandemic of disasters worldwide, pop music will always save you. Your life-preservers follow below. Have your pick.
• 2010 was the year of "Fuck You". 2011 is, then, the year of "Fuck Me". I told you this last week, but some of you aren't good listeners. [FYF]
• Damien Hirst has an art piece that was kind of like the fridge in my apartment when I first moved in before it was replaced: Filled with bits of food, flies, and maggots. I guess what I mean to say is, I did it first and it was found art then. [BuzzFeed]
• And after they inevitably die for the sake of art, those bugs can then go onto power these clocks and other wacky gizmos inspired by carnivorous plants.
• Astronomers have discovered a rather cold star and journalists--those overworked dears of the world--are at a loss at the proper way to describe it. Choice descriptors: "It can barely boil water", "hot as fresh coffee", and "so cold you can lick it." [3News NZ, eCanadaNow, Gizmodo]
• Shoddy workmanship in a high-rise that was built in a matter of months? Never! [Gothamist]
• An at-risk youth was let loose inside a television studio and then people pretended to be surprised when mayhem ensued. [Herald Sun]
• Adorbs! A bee expert has been given a prize and a pile of money to continue studying bees! [NYT]
• By the way, Apple finally cured its iTunes store of that nasty Gay Cure app. It only took hundreds of thousands of signatures on a petition to make it happen! Change! [Technorati]
• And March breaks our heart hard--after February already took the lovely Jane Russell from us: Liz Taylor passed away earlier this week. Here's Miss Taylor from The Flintstones movie. [NYT]