Ironically, (or maybe just by happenstance), Lucky Peach published a pretty awesome guide to the regional specifics of ramen in the same issue. So, it’s kind of like a historical text, then, if ramen is dead? I don’t know.
I don’t know about this, either: Beshine is a 31-year-old woman in Germany who apparently has the largest breasts in the world. Her boobs each weigh about the same as a small dog. She has 122,000 twitter followers, and growing. And, of course, there’s a rabid fanbase on reddit hoping that Beshine will make her boobs bigger.
But, let’s not forget that the Internet can be used for good, too, such as this video with Panda Bear over at Pitchfork. We’ve written a lot about Panda Bear/Animal Collective this week, so it’s nice to see what the dude is listening to, and what shapes his music. The clip has a bunch of cuts from pretty obscure electronic acts, but it’s a nice introduction to the tastes of someone who is usually part of what tastemakers listen to.
On that note, then, is this massive “mixtape” released via Youtube by electronic groovemaster Caribou. The artist — Dan Snaith — compiled and released the mixtape as a thanks to his fans, who have helped make his 2014 release Our Love one of the most acclaimed of the year. The list is more than 200 songs long, and Snaith suggests listeners play it on shuffle. I’ve tried it, and it makes for pretty good listening. Especially for eating ramen or contemplating the terrific insanity of the Internet.