A vintage Abercrombie and Fitch catalogue from 1939. It’s hard to believe there was a time where Abercrombie wasn’t just about boring plaids, cheap calogne, dim lighting, and black and white photography of shirtless men…
In the wake of the recent news, listeners have contacted us and tweeted about the show we did two years ago at Penn State, #1 Party School. We listen again to some of those stories, with new interviews recorded this past week, as Penn State fans and loyalists try to make sense of the actions of Coach Joe Paterno and school officials.
#1 Party School is one of my all-time favourite TAL episodes. Their timely follow up is equally fascinating.
“Arrested Development is one of the finest American comedies in TV history and its return through Netflix is a perfect example of how we are working closely with studios and networks to provide consumers with entertainment they love,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos in a statement.
I had a feeling this might be what would happen. This is a serious get for Netflix. I just hope that it will be available in Canada AS WELL as the US. We love it just as much as you guys!
Not only do I love your blog ( heh found it ) but I also am secretly infatuated with you. K. here we go I got this idea from a spam msg I received on Facebook lol.. I know you like me but were always way too shy to say so :3 go hit up crushmasher(dót)com (uhh it wont let me do a regular link) then make an acct there. Search for the profile 'justmeandu33' ( obv me ) I posted body pix.. if u can figure out who I am msg me and we'll kick it. CC required for age but it is free. (annoying i know)
I have been meaning to do a collection of my must-have iOS apps for a while now (especially since every friend who gets an iPhone asks me “What should I install!?), but this is a good substitute in the meantime.
It’s official. Paul Nolan is Jesus. However, Brent Carver is not returning as Pilate instead being replaced by Jeremy Kushnier.
Personally, I have no qualms with this. I didn’t find Carver’s performance as Pilate all that spectacular.
Also happy to see that Chilina Kennedy will be continuing as Mary, and I’m sure everyone else but myself will be happy to hear Josh Young is continuing as Judas. I still think he’s wrong for the role, but what can you do?
Though the screen name maybe ridiculous, BlueGenitalWarts is all business. He goes online and makes fake profiles as underaged girls to lure online predators. Then, he once a predator has taken the bait, he plans an in-real-life meet up. This time, he tells the predator to meet at a park, and, as always, comes dressed as Batman. He calls the series To Troll A Predator. Chris Hansen would be proud.
Further proving that Batman in real life is totally bad-ass.
Mehmet Gozetlik decided to explore what would happen if he stripped down the packaging of iconic brands to the bare minimum. The results are fantastic and represent the kind of branding that always pulls me in.
Minimalism in branding is becoming quite a popular trend, and while I have mixed feelings about it sometimes, I quite like just about every one of these. True, some of them tend to look rather bland when stripped down (Smint and M&Ms don’t quite work for me) but others work incredibly well.
For those of you unfamiliar with Gearslutz.com it is essentially the hub for music super-nerds, specifically the guys behind all the music we know and love.
For those of you unfamiliar with Bruce Swedien he is the genius engineer behind some of the finest music of the last century, and engineered every single Michael Jackson album during his lifetime (in a way, he is responsible for the Michael Jackson sound).
This is a collection of posts Mr. Swedien has made at the Gearslutz forum and is an absolutely incredible resource. Especially if you’re a music nerd, or in my case, a Jackson nerd.
Every morning when I go into the studio I record a quick improvisation before I’ve even had a chance to think. It’s a great way of clearing the airways for writing. Students of creative writing call it “The Daily Pages”. It is designed to be created and discarded.
I thought I would post one today for you. I thought about editing it, I even had a go at another take; but the point then is lost. It is supposed to catch me unawares, sans ego. It is supposed to be dropped into the ocean.
It’s all a part of the process.
Jamie Cullum truly is one of the finest musicians working today. Even his throw away improvisations are stunning.
Released on tour in March 2011, Kevin Smith invited the [Westboro Baptist Church] and specifically Megan Phelps-Roper over Twitter to attend the Kansas City screening and Q&A. Megan and around 15 other members of WBC attended the screening and some brought their young children along. Smith warned the family that the film’s content was for a mature audience and not suitable for children, but was promptly told off by the church members. Less than 20 minutes into the screening, the entire WBC audience attending the event walked out, outraged by the film’s content. Megan called the film “filth” and “a vulgar piece of tacky melodrama.”
Talk about high praise! If that isn’t reason enough to watch the film I don’t know what is!
Having said that, this might be Kevin Smith’s best film in years. In fact, it might even be his best film, period.
[Murch] sees FCPX as a tool that will gradually straddle the old world of analog-based non-linear video editing and the new digital-based future. Murch is not sure Apple can pull this off and create a tool that appeals to both the professional and the consumer, but if it does, FCPX could be the foundation for a new NLE ecosystem.
Murch helped bring Final Cut Pro to the professional forefront. His seal of approval will be the key to Final Cut Pro X being accepted amongst professionals.
Lenny Kravitz – who I only met once – called and asked if I want to play drums on a track. I said, ‘Sure’, played drums on it and I never heard from them again. On the sleeve notes it says ‘Michael Jackson featuring Lenny Kravtiz and Dave Grohl’ but they didn’t use any of my recordings. That’s not cool.”
Interesting. Sony claims someone is on the record who actually isn’t.
I was surprised to see that this week’s iTunes Book of the Week was not some fancy highfalutin novel but instead of Graphic Novel about Jack the Ripper written by one of the greatest comic book writers of our generation.
The book? Alan Moore’s From Hell, which you might remember from that god awful film with Johnny Depp and Heather Graham directed by The Hughes Brothers.
While I have not read the book myself (I have been trying to track down a copy for a while though) it is considered to be one of the greatest ever written, right up their with Moore’s other masterpiece, Watchmen (which was also made into a pretty awful movie). At $15 it’s hard to say no. Especially since Comic Books/Graphic Novels look great on the iPad (though I have yet to try them out in Apple’s iBooks app, and will be interested to see how they stack up).
UPDATE: Just grabbed the sample… while I’m not sure if its available in the store for one of the other Comic Book apps, if it is I might suggest purchasing there where it’ll be much easier to zoom into sections to better read the hand lettered text. The iBooks experience is passable but probably not the best (though again, not sure if Moore’s work is available through these other venues).
UPDATE 2: Just confirmed, it can be purchased from ComiXology’s Comics App for the same price. Speaking from experience, that is probably a much more user friendly reading experience. That said, it’s still super cool that iTunes chose to feature a graphic novel this week.