Steve Martin and the Story of Nasty Little Man
Topic: Steve Martin and the Story of Nasty Little Man
Steve Martin: It was organic. Yeah. It was definitely organic. I was- I moved into an illegal sublet in the East Village, back when such things existed, and it was pretty cool because I had some people- friends of mine would crash here and there- but it was like a two-bedroom really nice apartment. It was like separate living room, separate kitchen, all this stuff for like $1,500 a month. So, I started- I had one room as sort of the office that I was using sort of as my writing space- ‘cause I was churning out stuff for like Spin and Thrasher and MTV News and a bunch of magazines that don’t exist anymore, like Tower Records, Pulse, when it existed, so I was doing okay back then. But then as I had approached a couple of these bands, the first couple clients were just like, Helmet, Ween- I don’t think any of these people are clients anymore- Bad Religion, Smashing Pumpkins, White Zombie- and just- that aspect of my work definitely started- - overshadowing the other one greatly. The watershed market- excuse me- the watershed mark would have to be when Mike D. from Beastie Boys just called me one day and said that the Indie PR firm they had been working with was closing up shop, and that he wanted to talk to me about working with them.
An East Village sublet was the original base of operations for Steve Martin.
Giving our solar system a "slap in the face"
- A stream of galactic debris is hurtling at us, pulling dark matter along with it
- It's traveling so quickly it's been described as a hurricane of dark matter
- Scientists are excited to set their particle detectors at the onslffaught
Two massive clouds of dust in orbit around the Earth have been discussed for years and finally proven to exist.
- Hungarian astronomers have proven the existence of two "pseudo-satellites" in orbit around the earth.
- These dust clouds were first discovered in the sixties, but are so difficult to spot that scientists have debated their existence since then.
- The findings may be used to decide where to put satellites in the future and will have to be considered when interplanetary space missions are undertaken.
Once again, our circadian rhythm points the way.
- Seven individuals were locked inside a windowless, internetless room for 37 days.
- While at rest, they burned 130 more calories at 5 p.m. than at 5 a.m.
- Morning time again shown not to be the best time to eat.
SMARTER FASTER trademarks owned by The Big Think, Inc. All rights reserved.