I think we really need something like this at my office, at work. If you can’t afford the space for a full on Thunderdome, this might be the next closest thing to use for settling disputes.
The speed at which online memes spread has always been amazing. Where we used to have the Streisand effect, we now get viral videos and GIFs. And, with Aviation’s commercial… remarkably deft and quick responses to virality, that in turn become viral themselves for their deftness and quickness.
“The Last of Us” is well known for its compelling story, and the intro to the game still stands out to this day. Learning more of the details from the shooting process is great, but watching North’s reaction is really spectacular. I haven’t gotten through this whole video yet, but I was surprised to find myself captivated for more than 25 minutes.
Unless you’re familiar with the piece, the video probably just seems like a lot of gibberish. And I guess it is, mostly. But I like trying to listen for the overlap, and like imagining the robotic voices are actually performing for us.
I don’t subscribe to a lot of YouTube channels, but I’ve been following Vox primarily for videos made by the amazingly awesome Estelle Cawell. This one, focusing on the Peacock wicker chair, starts with music and album covers… but goes on a surprising historical journey.
Got this fortune over the weekend. And immediately, on seeing this, I thought of this very specific movie scene:
Fun trivia fact: I learned, way back when I was more into poker (and was watching a lot of it via TV and Netflix), poker champ Annie Duke studied “tells” by reading FBI manuals regarding body language.
Happened across this video describing the happy accident of gated reverb, and how this particular sound shaped the 1980’s (and seems to be experiencing a bit of a comeback).
It’s an obscure reference. A really obscure reference, if I had to be honest. I’m wondering how many people would actually recognize this name.
I liked the scene from the West Wing a great deal. So much so, that it was one of the early YouTube videos I posted up.
Liz and I were working outside for much of the day today, while Bob was working on the inside. We got a lot of the yardwork/outside work done, and then came inside to work on house stuff.
I was very taken with the way Pei approached architectural problems, and really enjoyed hearing him describe his various buildings/designs. It’s interesting to compare his critics (in France, at the time) versus now. I wonder what percentage of the Frech still view the pyramid with disdain.
I’m remembering how, maybe 10+ years ago, I came across videos of famous actors and actresses doing overseas commercials. This might even have been pre-YouTube? At the time, it was a huge novelty – something most of us in the West had never seen before.
Also, the soundtrack is pretty fun. There’s a tinge of 80’s nostalgia everywhere, which gives the series a very odd feel. Part Sci-Fi, part magic realism, part nostaliga. I feel like they spent a small fortune on the rights to use all these songs.
Looking back, I didn’t realize how much Kirk grappled with aging in the first two films. There seemed to be a lot more going on, in terms of family, but maybe that’s just been on my brain since yesterday.
I saw mention on Twitter of a discussion regarding Mel Brooks, and got introduced to @thelindsayellis. On finding her YouTube channel, we ended up watching one of her video essays – entitled The Complex Feels of Guardians of the Galaxy v.2.