August 2, 2012
Out of Print Tablet Covers

Out of Print is a cool business that sells T-shirts and other fashion staples featuring vintage book cover designs. Now, they are branching out into the realm of tablet covers and funding that endeavor through Kickstarter.

This project, which seems like a no-brainer, will use the oldest book binder in the country and an MIT engineer to turn your tablet into one of the following pieces of classic literature: The Great Gatsby, Pride and Prejudice, Invisible Man, Slaughterhouse-Five, A Clockwork Orange, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, Moby Dick, Lolita, On The Road or Atlas Shrugged.

Now I have to buy a tablet or two so I can get my hands on the Clockwork Orange or On the Road cover. An iPad cover will set you back $45. [via coolmaterial]

July 3, 2012
Bill Clinton Covers M83

Here’s Slick Willie crushing a cover of M83’s “Midnight City” back on the Arsenio Hall Show in 1992. I’m almost a bit surprised this hasn’t been done before, but here’s to hoping Slick Willie covering random sax songs becomes a thing. God bless you Internet. [via kottke]

May 29, 2012
Pianists in Paris

CDZA reimagines Kanye and Jay-Z’s “Ni**as in Paris” as “Pianists in Paris.” You may remember these guys from the history of whistling in pop music. [via DailyWhat]

May 5, 2012
Coldplay, “Fight For Your Right”

It might not be as great as The Boss’ cover of “The Weight”, but it’s a nice tribute to MCA on the day he died by Coldplay.

/Fuck Cancer. [via reddit]

April 26, 2012
Marilyn Manson & Johnny Depp Cover “You’re So Vain”

This cover of the Carly Simon classic “You’re So Vain" by Marilyn Manson and Johnny Depp is a bonus track on Manson’s forthcoming, album Born Villain. Before listening to the song, I was going to write that Carly Simon killed herself just so she could roll over in her grave, but actually, the tune itself isn’t awful. It’s by no means good, but it’s also not causing Simon to go jump off a ledge.

Anyway, stranger things have existed in the pop culture lexicon, but this is still a head-scratcher. Is Manson a fan of Carly Simon? Do Manson and Depp hang out when they’re in the same area? So many questions, least of all WHO THE HELL IS THIS GODDAMN SONG ABOUT, huh, Carly Simon? Why won’t you just TELL US.

(btw, our money is on James Taylor, despite claims that it’s not)

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