On March 21, 2011, my MacBook was stolen from my apartment in Oakland, CA. I reported the crime to the police and even told them where it was, but they can’t help me due to lack of resources. I’m currently working with the city council. Meanwhile, I’m using the awesome app, Hidden, to capture these photos of this guy who has my MacBook.
“The internet did not replace television, which did not replace cinema, which did not replace books. E-books aren’t going to replace books either. E-books are books, merely with a different form.”—Joe Clark - Web Standards for E-books
Everyone loves to hate Comic Sans. The child-like handwriting font is so infamous, there is a movement to try to ban it. Mention its name to the common layman (aside from a preschool teacher), and you will likely get a chuckle, mention it to a trained designer, and you’ll get a look of disgust. But what exactly makes Comic Sans so horrible?
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What can I say? I want a free Pink Floyd inspired tee.
As a heavy user of Hipstamatic I wanted to make a chart compiling all the different combinations available to use. The images were shot on Monday 16th May 2011 and were taken with the most up-to-date version of the app at that time Hipstamatic 210 which included the free Buckhorst H1 Lens and the Bondi HipstaPak. There were 1456 different combinations altogether. I started shooting my R2D2 at 9:20am and finished at 6:40pm so it was quite a long day and the app was open for the whole duration and for once didn’t crash.
I am a huge fan of Hipstamatic, but one of my qualms is never knowing what combination to use (there’s many qualms but this is one of my largest).
Having a reference chart to know almost exactly how things will turn out will greatly increase my use of this app.
Hipstamatic would be smart to incorporate this into their somewhat useless/out of date field guide.
Ringo Starr - Solo from “The End” (Abbey Road Medley)
Say what you want about Ringo but this solo during “The End" from the Abbey Road Medley has to be some of the tightest drumming I’ve ever heard, and one of my favourite drum solos in the history of rock music.
In fact, all of Ringo’s work on Abbey Road is great. Yes, including Octopus’s Garden.
After a stem cell bone marrow transplant, doctors say his HIV, the infection which causes AIDS, was eradicated.
His bone marrow donor was one of a very small percentage of people who are immune to HIV. He received a second bone marrow transplant after a resurgence of Leukemia, which he’s also since been cured of.
It required a donor who was immune to HIV (of which there are very few in the world) but it is an incredible feat, and a fantastic start.
“Content experts are special,” I told her. “They need to feel as though they have control. Make him happy, listen to him, let him be creative, compliment him, and then rein him in. Make him feel important, let him know you like his ideas. You’re there to support him. I know you don’t like it. Fake it if you have to.”
Awkward silence filled the room. We were both thinking the same thing.
Give that content expert a lap dance, for God’s sake.
Not only is it a brilliant analogy, it’s a sexy one too.
I want you to know that I’m proud of you. You didn’t put a bullet through Bin Laden but I’m proud of you.
For my money, that right there should be reason enough to renew the show. Then again, real-life is way funnier than fiction.
Seriously though, what’s with TV networks cancelling all the good new shows from this year (I’m pretty much only talking about Mr. Sunshine). Granted I never saw this show, but my Dad said it was funny.
And he knows funny. He introduced me to Airplane! and Monty Python (specifically Holy Grail). He also let me watch Restricted movies like Caddyshack when I was much too young to be doing so.
Woody Allen has written and directed forty-one films in the last forty-five years, making him one of our most prolific auteurs. He’s also run the gamut between great and awful more perhaps than any other director. With his latest, Midnight In Paris, out this Friday, I sized up the man’s formidable body of work, listed here from worst to best.
Forty-one films in forty-five years. That’s quite the track record, and at that rate there’s bound be some stinkers.
While I don’t agree with the list 100%, (seriously? Match Point at number three? Vicky Crisitina at nineteen?) they at least got number one correct.
And this is coming from a guy who’s seen nearly all of his films.
The music industry is not in decline. In fact, the “total” music industry has grown from roughly $1.26-billion in 1998 to just over $1.4-billion today. Worldwide, the growth has been even more impressive, especially in the fast-growing economies of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa
So it turns out the RIAA are big liars.
This is why we, as Canadians, must ensure our freedom from restrictive laws like Bill C-32 and the DMCA.
And for the record: I’m for copyright reform. That is to say, fixing the broken copyright system to prevent laws like this from needing to be passed, to bring copyright back to it’s original intent, and to keep money grubbing corporations from ruining artistic freedom for everyone.
The Flintstones was an animated version of the popular 50s sitcom “The Honeymooners”. While it obviously has become a pop-culture icon in its own right, why in God’s name would you want to bring it back?
Unless McFarlane plans to make it an animated version of Family Guy… oh wait.
Besides, hasn’t he ruined comedy enough for this generation? Why can’t he leave the classics alone?
28 years ago today, the Moonwalk made it’s debut at Motown 25
Jackson stated at the time that he was disappointed in his performance; he had wanted to remain on his toes longer than he had.
Regardless of how Jackson felt the performance went, this remains to this day one of the most important moments in the history of popular music, and solidified Jackson’s status as a international superstar.
And yes, to be clear: the moonwalk did exist prior to this performance (known previously as the “backslide”, and usually performed differently from Jackson’s signature method) however this was the day that it went from a dance move from the streets to the signature dance move of a legend.
Since the pharmaceutical companies won’t develop this, the article says other independent laboratories should start producing this drug and do more research to confirm all the above findings and produce drugs. All the groundwork can be done in collaboration with the Universities, who will be glad to assist in such research and can develop an effective drug for curing cancer.
If the universities really cared about making an impact on the world they’d do this. If the celebrities like Bono who run around promoting themselves as being the saviours of impoverished nations really want to make a difference they’ll do this.
I, personally, still don’t buy the whole “pharmaceutical companies are evil people and will not do this” argument that’s been going on for years, but there’s plenty of rich people out there who could Canonize themselves by helping out. Let’s see.
i don’t sleep very well when i travel. and as a result, i tend to be awake in cities when everyone else is asleep. that’s where this album, and the pictures that accompany it come from. it was primarily written late at night in cities when i felt like i was the only person awake (or alive), a soundtrack for empty cities at 2 a.m, at least that’s how i hear it. the pictures were taken on tour while i was writing the album. i wanted to show a different side of touring and traveling. a side that is often mundane, disconcerting, and occasionally beautiful. as always, thank you for listening. and hopefully see you soon.
Moby is currently streaming his brand new album in full online right now, as well as showcasing a series of beautiful photographs he shot to accompany the album.
The only question is: vinyl, digipack, or hard-bound book?