from the set 11.24.2007
Remember that story? I know the analogy isn’t perfect, but I think there are (or will be) some key parallels between the two.
Firstborn just launched a new site and I like it. It’s really solid, easy to navigate and functions well.
That being said, it’s never going to match up to their 2005 version, which is one of my favorite sites of all time.
Rita Flórez on Why Zines Won’t Die
‘SNL’ Staff Fired En Masse – Um, wow. I didn’t see that coming. I haven’t been in a union since I was a service clerk at Shop Rite when I was 16, but isn’t the point of being a union member so you can avoid things like that happening to you?
The Future of Reading (via DF) – It will be interesting to see how this project pans out. Music, photos, documents, they’re all digital, it’s inevitable that books will be too, but I can’t help but get sad to think about how the art of bookmaking will die.
LastExitToNowhere.com specializes in designs relating to “some of the most memorable places, corporations and companies in 20th-century fiction.” Other popular T-shirts on the site, which went up in June, include one for Tyrell (“More Human Than Human” is its motto), maker of genetic replicants in “Blade Runner,” and Polymer Records, a music label in “This Is Spinal Tap.”
I’m selling some things on eBay right now, perhaps something catches your fancy.
Adobe: Flash On – seems like the bar is being raised for online video. I’m glad to see Adobe is taking this seriously.
*note – be sure to click that HD button on trailers that feature it.
NYTimes.com: Forever Weird
From the Times review of GONZO -The Life of Hunter S. Thompson:
In compiling this oral history, Jann Wenner and Corey Seymour could easily have succumbed to the same temptation that Hunter did: to celebrate the myth, to recount a numbing parade of hilarious, drug-addled Hunter stories, and to miss the man. Happily, they have produced a rigorous and honest piece of work. “Gonzo” is a wonderfully entertaining chronicle of Hunter’s wild ride, but it is also a detailed, painful account of his self-destructive immersions…
Have you ever been in a meeting, and someone is trying to explain their point, but they’re having trouble finding the right words?
So once they’re done talking, you respond, and understanding the person’s point better than they do, you use the correct word in your explanation.
Then, as the person continues their presentation, they repeatedly use the word you nailed over and over again?
I hate that. Use your own damn words, don’t use mine.
For the sake of the sanity of audiences around the world, please stop using Powerpoint. It is a horrible program.
The only way you can be allowed to use Powerpoint is if you replace all your slides with photos.
Presentations are to be seen and heard, not read. If you can’t write something very brief and interesting, use an image.
This concludes Thursday’s Rant.
…and good photography always makes it better. Nice job Jedi.
Are you aware of this fact? Yes, it’s a fact. He’s an actor who can have do any movie he chooses, and his focus lately keeps pointing back to the Garden State.
…and why shouldn’t he love New Jersey? It’s a state rich in, well, everything. People. History. Money. You need more answers? Fuck you, go talk to The Wu Tang Clan, Jack Nicholson, Ray Liotta, Joe Pesci or Frank Sinatra if you’re not quite clear. Actually, swing by place, and I’ll straight ya out.
Back to Mr. Crowe, lets take a look at his resume of Jerz:
American Gangster, 2007
Russell plays Richie Roberts, a detective from Jersey City, trying to take down Frank Lucas and his herione empire in Harlem, New York.
Cinderella Man, 2005
Russell plays Jim Braddock who’s considered a washed up boxer but makes an amazing comeback in his career. Although Braddock was born in Hell’s Kitchen, New York City, his parents relocated the family early on to West New York in Hudson County, New Jersey.
A Beautiful Mind, 2001
Russell plays American mathmetician John Forbes Nash. Yes, Nash is original from West Virginia, but where does most the movie take place? Princeton University, in Princeton New Jersey.
Most people don’t know this, but Gladiator was not about the Roman Empire, but about an ancient tribe of warriors from East Orange, New Jersey. Mr. Crowe played General Maximus Decimus Meridius. General Maximum cohabitated peacefully with the American Indians. The arena fights from the movie actually happened on what is present day Broad Street in Newark, New Jersey.
I stumbled upon The Departed on HBO the other night, and well, that decided the rest of my night. Seeing it again reminded me how badass a song this was the first time I saw it in the theatre (and it’s not just because I have Irish blood in me), from the Dropkick Murphys:
I’m Shipping Up To Boston – Dropkick Murphys