Lion’s Auto Save: If it ain’t broke, fix it →
Truer words have never been spoken. Autosave is great and all but it’s probably one of the features of Lion I use the least and the only time I encounter it is when it isn’t working properly. And getting rid of Save As has to be one of the worst decisions to come out of Apple since the iPod HiFi.
Inception Explained - An interactive animated... →
Are you one of those people who had trouble wrapping your head around Christopher Nolan’s masterpiece “Inception”? This site will help explain it all to you with, all with incredible CSS Scrolling effects that will blow your mind.
Post-rock Tuesday →
Postrocktu.es/day is a weekly post-rock recommendation, updated every Tuesday. One of the prettiest site’s I’ve seen in a long time, with music that is equally beautiful. And all with CSS.
AMC grows some balls; will screen "Bully" to... →
AMC Theaters, however, is making an exception for the documentary Bully, which the Weinstein Company announced yesterday would be released this Friday unrated after the MPAA refused to lower its R rating for the film. Today, AMC decided it would allow ticket buyers under the age of 17 to see Bully — with permission. “AMC will be presenting Bully…as not rated,” said the theater-chain in a...
Bully to be released Unrated →
A brave decision on behalf of the Weinstein’s. What’s troubling is that it doesn’t exactly solve the problem as now many large market theatres will not exhibit the film since many cinema chains refuse to run Unrated films. However it’s nice to see the Weinstein’s follow through on their threat from before. Well done.
One of these things is not like the other... →
This is what I’ve been saying for a few weeks now: fictional child murder is much better than some swears.
What do you get when you fly a Piano to the top of a mountain in Africa, bring a cellist, and a bad-ass african singer? The greatest Coldplay cover ever. That’s what.
emilyruthless-deactivated201211 asked: You should NEVER stop making Razzledazzle fan edits, because it brightens my day every time. tighten up.
Give 'em the Ol' Razzledazzle... →
I’m so glad You Look Nice Today is back. That’s why I’ve decided to contribute to the Razzledazzle meme. Anyone here like Woody Allen?
The Sweatbox →
The Sweatbox is a 2002 rarely seen documentary by Xingu Films about the making of an animated Disney musical titledKingdom of the Sun. Roger Allers (The Lion King) and Mark Dindal were co-directing Kingdom but had different ideas of how the story should be told. After several years in development, Allers dropped out as co-director and the film then morphed into The Emperor’s New Groove under...
Don Draper: The Season Pass →
Obviously, I’ve been bitching a lot about the new season of Game of Thrones because I can’t watch it (legally) for a year since I don’t have cable. But the same isn’t true of Mad Men — I already bought the season pass through iTunes. I have to wait a day longer than those with cable (well, technically until midnight most of the time), but I’m fine with that. […] Anyway, good on AMC for...
MPAA take note. Pirates are not to blame for your lack of patronage. Yup.
Mastered For iTunes: Explained →
A while back I had been posting about Mastered for iTunes and looking for answers as to what exactly it means. Jim Dalrymple recently posted a great explanation of what’s going on. In short: iTunes Store purchases used to be simply AAC files ripped from CDs (believe it or not). Now (if using the Mastered for iTunes tools) they are AAC files generated from HQ masters, in best cases 24-bit...
This Is A Work of Non-Fiction →
So to the producers of the American theatre, I urge you to boycott this work. Boycott Mike’s gorgeous, amazing piece of theatre that is based on a true story. Boycott it until you get the apology that you deserve and do not ever, ever re-mount it or produce a work of his again until you know for sure what is true and what is not so your audiences are never ever mislead again. Stand by your...
If you haven’t yet listened to this week’s episode of This American Life you simply must. Fascinating, and infuriating.
Invisible Children Global Night Commute Musical →
Sweet Baby Michael Joseph Jackson Jr. the Second! WHAT THE CHRIST IS THIS SHIT!? A bizarre Kony themed homage to Captain Eo!? Not only are those lyrics ham-fisted beyond imagination, the singers, the dancers, the… GAH!? This is even more overindulgent than that HIStory promo! At least it’s not in 3D.
Someone saw it coming... →
when journalists and activists (and activist-journalists) play fast and loose with the facts, they not only hurt themselves, but the people they’re supposed to be advocating for. I find this quote regarding Daisey-gate (yeah, I’m going there) quite apt because it also ties into another subject I’ve been blogging about lately: KONY. This is just one of many examples of why I take...
Retracting "Mr. Daisey and the Apple Factory" →
I have difficult news. We’ve learned that Mike Daisey’s story about Apple in China - which we broadcast in January - contained significant fabrications. We’re retracting the story because we can’t vouch for its truth. This is not a story we commissioned. It was an excerpt of Mike Daisey’s acclaimed one-man show “The Agony and the Ecstasy of Steve Jobs,” in...
Mac OS X keyboard shortcuts →
Here they are. All of them. Via Apple themselves. Amazing.
The Last on KONY 2012 →
In all likelyhood this will be my last KONY 2012 post. Why? Because it’s going to be hard to top this one. It’s long, so if you only read my brief description here’s the whole thing summed up in one simple paragraph: Do the research. Find a cause you support and make sure it is what it says it is, and, more importantly, that it helps the people it claims to help. Invisible...
KONY 2012: Causing more harm than good. →
Two sides to every story… though it looks like this one has a bit more weight on one side. An well thought out response to the KONY 2012 video. While perhaps less academic than some it makes several key points, though I do wish it were backed up with more cold-hard facts than it is. Propaganda for good is still propaganda.
Breaking Down the Stage →
John Mayer announces his granuloma has returned and he will be unable to tour, but will begin work on another new album. Nothing feels worse than having to break the stage down before the performance, and I mean nothing. I love this band you were going to hear, I love the guys and girls I work with, and the only thing that stops me from devolving into a puddle of tears is knowing that it’s a...
A short documentary on the John Mayer Trio. Three of the greatest musicians ever. Period.
The Daily What: On Kony 2012 →
The last one for today. I promise. Let’s not get our lines crossed: The Lord’s Resistance Army is bad news. And Joseph Kony is a very bad man, and needs to be stopped. But propping up Uganda’s decades-old dictatorship and its military arm, which has been accused by the UN of committing unspeakable atrocities and itself facilitated the recruitment of child soldiers, is not the way to go about...
Should I Donate Money to Kony 2012 or Not? →
Well, predictably, some are shitting on Kony 2012. I’m sure those behind the film and the charity would just brush criticism off as thoughtless cynicism. After all, once something is so big that Rihanna’s tweeting about it, some people are going to be suspicious, jealous and try to ruin it, no matter what. Some chumps are just contrarians, right? I will admit, I’m one of...
Visible Children →
KONY 2012, viewed critically Because there’s two sides to every story.
Kony 2012 →
You’ve probably seen it popping up all over your Facebook feeds. If you are among the few who have yet to watch it you should. 30 minutes is a big ask of an online video but the production values make it a very watchable experience. Awareness is the key to their campaign. Things will not work if people do not know about it. So spread the word, but be wise in how you do so. Do not spam your...
Ask Jesse Thorn Anything →
Jesse Thorn, patriarch of the Maximum Fun Network and genrally one of the nicest and classiest dudes on the internet is doing a Reddit AMA right now. You should definitely get in on the action.
Pixels and Polaroids →
Love this. Polaroid photos with Pixelized subjects by Jherin Miller.