Saturday, August 16, 2014

If you desire to be good...

Care to watch a mashup of all 135 Space Shuttle launches?

Mixtape 8 from The Hood Internet is available for streaming and/or downloading from Soundcloud.

I've already pre-ordered the new CD from the Levin Brothers. Give a listen to a modern take on 1950s smooth jazz. Read more here.

Jackson Pollock, Lucifer, 1947
During 1957 and 1958, William Faulkner was Writer-in-Residence at the University of Virginia. In addition to transcripts of his various discussions, there are audio clips where the man himself shares insight into his writing.  On a related note and also related to the recent passing of Lauren Bacall, did you know that Faulkner wrote the screenplay for Bacall's film To Have and Have Not?

Mysterious sounds. Unexplained sounds. The slow-down. The bloop. The wow.

The Space Shuttle photographed from the ISS. source
To my architect friends: when are you gonna design a chair?

Less mysterious, but ambient, long-playing sounds. A complete playlist of them, from Star Trek engine noise to the Death Star (12 hours worth), to 2001 to Blade Runner. (I think they threw in 12 hours of Jabba the Hutt laughing just for... well, laughs.)

Need mo' video? Check out this supercut of computer hacking from 1980s films.

They say watching the Teletubbies slowed down 500x is horrifying but in my opinion it allows you see, experience, and enjoy every subtlety of theatrical genius. This should be on Inside the Actor's Studio.
From the Journal of Polar Biology: penguins produce pressures of around 60 kPa to expel their feces away from the nest, a pressure level much higher than that produced by humans during defecation.

Twas a dark and stormy night. This year's winners of the Bulwer-Lytton Fiction Contest (i.e. write the worst opening sentence to a novel) have been announced. If you like moose, read on.

Chocolate Legos. Edible. Buildable. If you act fast, you might be able to get this on the shelves before the Xmas buying season. And you'd make a fortune.
I must not be smart enough to be a particle physicist because I can't quite figure out how CERN's game Particle Clicker works.
On the right is a tiny nano-printed copy of Monet's Impression Sunrise. Your desktop printer is 300 dpi, this new technology is 30,000 dpi.
...begin by believing that you are wicked. ~Epictetus

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