- I was unaware that the cinematographer for Whedon’s Avengers flick is the same guy who did Atonement, Seamus McGarvey. That is excellent news, considering how beautiful Atonement (a quite a bit of his other work) is. He was nominated for an Oscar that year for cinematography. Along with No Country For Old Men, There Will Be Blood, The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, and The Assassination of Jesse James By the Coward Robert Ford. What a year that was. Yikes. Very very pretty movies. Anyways, there’s an interview that just hit the interwebs with Whedon, who talks about creating the iconic imagery necessary for a film like that without it feeling to contrived.
- Interesting analysis of the modern whistle-blower. From what they face socially and professionally, to the legislation surrounding them.
- It must be hard to sell a yacht in this economical environment. So hard, apparently, that ETAP Yachting is branding their product as unsinkable shelters for survivors of a coming-soon apocalypse.
- “We, The Web Kids” by Piotr Czerski at Pastebin:
“The Internet to us is not something external to reality but a part of it: an invisible yet constantly present layer intertwined with the physical environment. We do not use the Internet, we live on the Internet and along it. If we were to tell our bildnungsroman to you, the analog, we could say there was a natural Internet aspect to every single experience that has shaped us. We made friends and enemies online, we prepared cribs for tests online, we planned parties and studying sessions online, we fell in love and broke up online. The Web to us is not a technology which we had to learn and which we managed to get a grip of. The Web is a process, happening continuously and continuously transforming before our eyes; with us and through us. Technologies appear and then dissolve in the peripheries, websites are built, they bloom and then pass away, but the Web continues, because we are the Web; we, communicating with one another in a way that comes naturally to us, more intense and more efficient than ever before in the history of mankind.”
- Now Playing: “Keep Warm… With The Warm Digits” by Warm Digits. Old-school, 80′s style electronic music. Bit of a Kraftwerk-ian feel to it: analog based, repetitive, happy. At least, a lot happier than what I’m used to listening to. They also employ a great bunch of live drumming. Which is always refreshing.
- I’ve got the MN High School Hockey tourney on today. Always entertaining. These kids hit hard, Jesus.