FreeRice is a vocabulary game with a purpose. For each word you get right, they donate rice to the United Nations World Food Program. My best level is 47, but that was a fluke. I'm more of a high 30's/low 40's kind of a guy.
advanced theory blog is "Your guide to understanding Lou Reed, Bob Dylan, David Bowie, and other highly Advanced musicians." If you want to know what it means to be Advanced, read the post So What is Advancement? The ideas are interesting and the blog worth reading.
Video Nuggets: David Lee Roth singing a capella and in Spanish. These are most excellent. Stripping out the music and singing the lyrics in a foreign language are both powerful ways to see an artist.
Soundtrack: Emerson, Lake & Palmer (Trilogy), Depeche Mode (Violator)