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August 19, 2014

Slavoj Žižek - Ecology: A New Opium for the Masses

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:49 AM

How to negotiate like Harvey Specter

"I'm against having emotions, not using them."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:45 AM

iamamiwhoami - tap your glass

From Blue, the new album, a more commercial production than her earlier work.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:41 AM

August 18, 2014

Made in Sheffield - The Birth of Electronic Pop (2004)

"Made in Sheffield is a documentary film on the history of the music scene in the city of Sheffield, England from 1975 until 1983. The film was directed and produced by Eve Wood in 2001. It features bands such as The Human League, Cabaret Voltaire, Clock DVA, Pulp (who would not find success until 1994), ABC, and Heaven 17."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:48 AM

Death in the Afternoon, reviewed

"One afternoon in August 1937, Ernest Hemingway strode into the New York office of a Scribner’s editor and slapped a book across Max Eastman’s face."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:47 AM

Chet Faker - Gold

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:44 AM

August 16, 2014

Shelby Foote on William Faulkner and the American South

Possibly NSFW due to frank treatment of history with equally frank language. But then it's Shelby Foote so you know it will be worth your while.

"Hollywood's the only place on Earth where you can be stabbed in the back while climbing the ladder." - William Faulkner

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:28 AM

The Georgians: Restraint, Revolution and Reform

"Amanda Foreman examines the formative years of British politics when the most important structures of British life - still valued and recognised today - were established in the shadow of revolution.

"Amanda invites us to enter the world of the political elite in London's luxurious St James' Square. Here, political heavyweights would gather for a season debating and defining British politics. Against a backdrop of decadence, they went about the serious business of crafting the structures of politics and society so familiar to us in the 21st Century."

Part 1, Part 2

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:27 AM

Yann Tiersen - Au dessous du volcan

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 09:24 AM

August 15, 2014

Technical issues

Thanks to Canada's peculiar regulatory structure, if you want to escape Bell internet you are still stuck with a Bell technician for installation of third party internet access. No surprise, these installations are not a Bell priority so, when one of their technicians is a no show for a schedules installation the only recourse is to... schedule another installation more than a week later.

tl;dr Posting will be light at best until I am properly back on line.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:59 AM

August 13, 2014

Lauren Bacall - Her Look, Her Style

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"Wide-mouthed, with a deep deadeye voice—sounding sexy and faintly mad-at-someone, Lauren Bacall looks the way most American women yearn to look; the way that stops men—American and otherwise—smack in their tracks. (When she sounds irked, there is the alluring implication that she just might make up.)"

Lauren Bacall: A style icon in pictures.

"As Lauren Bacall passes away we take a look at Hollywood star's inimitable silver screen style."

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:28 AM

Juniper Ridge

Real men make perfume.

“I didn't get in this biz to start a beauty line,” Juniper Ridge founder Hall Newbegin explains. “I did it because I wanted to give people the beautiful thing that I fall in love with over and over again.” That "thing," he says, is the smell of the great outdoors.
Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:27 AM

Matt Alber - End Of The World

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:22 AM

August 12, 2014

On ye bike Jeremy Paxman... with Boris Johnson

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:28 AM

Hillsdale Dialogues - Shakespeare

Hillsdale College scholars Larry Arnn and Stephen Smith join Hugh Hewitt to begin their discussion of Shakespeare, the latest series of the Hillsdale Dialogues.

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:27 AM

Why London is the most expensive city to build in

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:24 AM

Deru - Tapah

Posted by Ghost of a flea at 08:22 AM