April 16, 2014
FBI - Game of Pawns: The Glenn Duffie Shriver Story (2014)
"The Federal Bureau of Investigation has released a 28-minute video using the conviction of a 29-year-old Michigan man to warn college students about the dangers of being recruited to spy by foreign intelligence services."
Duck and/or cover
"If a nuclear bomb exploded in downtown Washington, what should you do?"
1. The WORST thing for someone to try to do, in the aftermath of a nuclear explosion that they survive, is to get in a car and drive away.
2. Unless you're within about a third to a half a mile radius of ground zero and the shelter options are poor, the BEST thing for someone to do is to find a stable location inside a well-built apartment or office building — the majority of which will remain standing outside that half mile radius — and stay there for 24 hours.
Geneviève Pasquier - Warm Leatherette
April 15, 2014
Helen Mirren - The sexist Parkinson's interview (1975)
Much Ado About a Bear
"Center Stage confronts Shakespeare's most troublesome stage direction: 'Exit, pursued by a bear.'"
The Honey Cone - One Monkey Don't Stop No Show
April 14, 2014
Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry - Blasphemy (2006)
"Christopher Hitchens and Stephen Fry at the 2006 Guardian Hay Festival. The discussion covered issues of freedom of speech, religious tolerance, multiculturalism and orthodoxy."
Careful what you wish for
"The plots of Sherlock and Doctor Who are being shaped by their fans – but hit shows must appeal to the widest possible audience as well as a narrow band of obsessives."
Enrico Caruso - Una Furtiva Lagrima
April 12, 2014
Slavoj Zizek - Pornography & Lemonade (2014)
"If everything is decided in advance, why don't I sit down, read pornography and drink lemonade?" - Slavoj Zizek
"Atlantic Productions is bringing wildlife programming to the high-end world of virtual reality (VR), creating a version of its forthcoming Borneo-set, Sir David Attenborough-fronted production Conquest of the Skies for the much-buzzed Oculus Rift headset."
Woodkid - I Love You
April 11, 2014
Hiroyuki Imaishi - Dead Leaves (デッド リーブス Deddo Rībusu) (2004)
"Retro and Pandy, two unlikely renegades, awaken naked on Earth with no recollection of their past, but with superior physical abilities. After embarking on a brief but devastating crime spree for food, clothing and transportation in downtown Tokyo, they are captured by authorities and sent to the infamous prison called Dead Leaves, on the half destroyed moon."
Zombie Apocalypse Preparedness Rankings
"Given the growing frequency with which zombies appear in movies, TV shows, and your worst nightmares, it’s inevitable the zombie apocalypse will soon be upon us. When it comes to surviving this inevitable showdown with the undead, location is everything."
Jean Michel Jarre - Oxygene Live in Paris (2007)
April 10, 2014
Pink Floyd - The Dark Side of The Moon (Full Studio Video)
This Japanese toilet should make
Canadians very worried.
Avicii - Hey Brother
April 09, 2014
Philip K. Dick - Valisystem
"In August of 1974, Philip K. Dick had his arm in a splint due to shoulder surgery. Unable to write or type, he dictated notes for a proposed sequel to The Man in the High Castle into a tape recorder. The writer protagonist referred to on the tape is Hawthorne Abendsen. The book was not written, but evolved into Radio Free Albemuth and Valis. The tape is labelled Valisystem."
The chances of anything coming from Mars
"A strange light was visible in photos of Mars like the one above taken by the Curiosity rover last week."
Gucci Presents: Techno Color Sunglasses, a film by James Franco
"Directed by and starring James Franco, our new short film, shot at the legendary Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, turns the spotlight on spring's Techno Color Sunglasses Collection. Crafted from a special lightweight alloy, the shades pair minimal frames with boldly colored lenses."
The xx - Sunset
April 08, 2014
Darius Milhaud - Le Train Bleu (1924)
The mark of a man
"Old Spice was founded in New York by William Lightfoot Schultz in 1934. He was a soap and toiletries maker, and his first fragrance was, ironically, a woman’s scent: Early American Old Spice. It is said that Shultz was inspired by his mother’s rose jar when creating this early version of Old Spice. A rose jar usually held a moist potpourri of rose petals, spices and herbs in a base of salt to preserve them. Those notes can still be detected in Old Spice’s products to this day."