I went through a phase in college where I read a lot of Shakespeare’s plays. I always thought that Lear was one of my favorites, but I’d never seen it performed. I just watched the ’71 movie with Paul Scofield, and found the whole thing surprisingly slow and overly arty (to say nothing of overly [...]
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I love xkcd. This one about Causation/correlation made me laugh out loud for a surprisingly long time.
The Getty Villa put on some kind of Greek family festival today. I went because a group called The Boxtales was going to be reenacting stories from Homer’s Odyssey. They were surprisingly good, and now I’m thinking I want to try to see one of their longer “adult” shows. I also went because the Getty [...]
This ad from Toshiba is crazy. I think I understand how they must have done it, but I’m overwhelmed by the amount of time and money it must have taken.
For the past 11 months, I’ve been listening to The Sound of Young America podcasts. Today, I finally made my way to the end of their back-catalog of archived episodes. That’s 256 episodes in 11 months. Assuming 30 minutes per episode that’s more than 128 hours, and that’s a pretty conservative estimate since many of [...]
Posted in Other Media on Oct 22nd, 2008
John Hodgman’s talk at TED, A brief digression on matters of lost time, is brilliantly funny. I didn’t even realize it until I had watched the video, but I have got to find myself a young, female Dune fan who will abduct me and fly me away to a sex pyramid.
Things I Learned Today: There’s a lot of ambiguity when Hamlet tells Ophelia to “get thee to a nunnery” because a nunnery was both a convent (which is how I read it) and a brothel. I had no idea.
Man, I don’t get this Donald Duck cartoon. I mean it’s pretty clear that it’s supposed to be anti-German during world war II, but it seems like they passed up a lot of opportunities for jokes in favor of play up the drudgery of working in a German factory. Is that really the best propaganda [...]
Just setting a memory point to come back to 99 Flickr Groups for Design Inspiration later when I have time to go through them all.