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June 04, 2010

Five Dollar Friday

Explanation of Five Dollar Friday here. Follow who else is giving on twitter.

I'll give non-Friday money to the flotilla people, but today's $5 goes to Jonathan Coulton for general beautiful-ness and specifically the song "Still Alive." I hope God will give me credit for being able to do this despite my seething artistic jealousy.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at June 4, 2010 11:25 PM

Weird.....there's another Stutts-er who isn't busy destroying the world. Who knew?

Posted by: Aaron Datesman at June 5, 2010 09:59 AM

That is great, but whiffenpoof envy is an ugly thing.

Posted by: N E at June 5, 2010 12:04 PM

I don't get it.

Posted by: Susan at June 5, 2010 03:50 PM

I don't get it.

Yes, it doesn't make sense unless you know the video game Portal over whose ending credits it plays. But if you do, it's genuinely a work of near-genius.

Posted by: Jonathan Schwarz at June 5, 2010 05:42 PM

It must be said that, while the Coulton song is awesome, 90% of the work of this song is the genius of the Valve writers, mostly Erik Wolpaw and Chet Faliszek, who created a really great character in GLadOS, the psychotic/lovelorn AI who courts/persecutes you throughout the game. I haven't heard anything else of Jonathan Coulton's that I've liked nearly as much.

Posted by: saurabh at June 5, 2010 10:05 PM

Code Monkey, dude.

Posted by: John Caruso at June 5, 2010 10:49 PM

the female vocals are a bit to fariy - on - helium sounding to me. and why does everyone over annunciate these days(especially the narrators of documentary films) when they record? its creepy and mealy mouthed sounding. but thanks for posting.

Posted by: Marc at June 7, 2010 02:37 PM