Link Dump 30.07.13

If I keep letting all these saved links pile up, my computer will most definitely burst. Some of these have been sitting around a while, sorry if you’ve seen them already.
The Car Crush“I believe there is a car crush waiting out there for everyone, and if I’m doing my job then you will find it here.” Amen.
X: The Unheard Music – I’m a documentary junkie, I have to carve out some time to check this. via The Loop
Speaking of documentaries, PressPlayPause looks interesting too, and you can decide if you want to download it for free or buy it on iTunes or Amazon. Bold move.
Designers’ Friend – Super nerdy portfolio site.
Brackets: From Comp To Code – Badass tool for devs working with PSDs from us nit-picky designers. On that note, Macaw looks cool too.
Small Victories“Small Victories is a simple way to make a website out of the contents of a Dropbox folder.” Interesting.
Videry – Curated Videos for Designers

Grown In The Garden?

Apparently there’s a New Jersey Hall of Fame. A quick Google search reveals this doesn’t seem to be a standardized award across all 50 states.
According to the regulations, all you need to get nominated is to either have been born in New Jersey and/or lived here a minimum of five years.
Lived in Jerz at least 5 years? Pretty weak requirements.
I say this as someone who recently launched a project showcasing 54 actors, musicians and other entertainers from my home state of New Jersey. In order to make my cut, you have to have at least been raised in New Jersey to qualify. Where you spent your formative years (0-13) are what end having having a big influence on your character (combined with who raised you).
Say I’m famous and I move to Canada for 5 years. Do you think I should get a Montreal Hall of Fame award? I don’t.
Now if you weren’t born in NJ but made significant contributions to influencing public policy and helping communities, that’s a different story.
This years nominees include (I bolded the ones I think are legit Jersey candidates):
Grover Cleveland (born in Caldwell, NJ, raised in Fayetteville, New York)
Bill Parcells (born in Englewood, raised in Hasbrouck Heights)
Whitney Houston (born and raised in Newark, NJ)
Bobbi Brown (born in Chicago, raised in NYC)
Alan Alda (born and raised in NYC)
Brooke Shields (born in NYC, raised in Haworth, NJ)
As proud as I am to be from New Jersey, this “hall of fame” smells a little like bullshit to me.

A Public Service

You’ve probably been thinking lately, “Gee, I wonder how that Schwarzenegger movie The Last Stand was?”
Fear not, because contributing DE writer Bryan Larrick is on the job:

Going in to The Last Stand, a viewer could expect the film to be a throwback to Arnold’s work from thirty years ago, and while it is an action flick, it’s clearly from this era. It brings the stupid from today’s Hollywood, not last century’s. I don’t know the origins of the plot or when Arnold was engaged as the star, nor am I going to bother to research that, but this film looks like it was cobbled together in about five minutes from the leftover bucket of clichés out back of the Lionsgate offices. Nail some simple story arcs and characters together, sprinkle in some gunfights, and finally, add a bankable star. Hmm, it’s still a little thin in the taste test. Maybe a pinch of comic relief (Johnny Knoxville) will give this flick the flavor it needs. Shake, stir, bake for 107 minutes on high, and there it is, The Last Stand.
It’s quite a public service Bryan does with these shitty movie reviews.