Watching the PBS documentary Command and Control on NETFLIX as I type.
This is truly scary. If the Hydrogen Bomb warhead had detonated all of Little Rock would have been incinerated and millions of additional people downwind would have died from the fallout.
WATCH THIS DOCUMENTARY (Full YouTube version below)
Thankfully an incident similar to this could never* happen today …
* where is that sarcasm tag
Five years in the making – from PALETTE-SWAP NINJA
Love Star Wars? Love the Beatles?
You’re gonna LOVE this …
Tracks 1 & 2 “Princess Leia’s Stolen Death Star Plans” / “With Illicit Help From Your Friends”
Track 3 “Luke is in the Desert”
Track 4 “Never Better”
Track 5 “Imperial Holes”
Track 6 “He’s Leaving Home”
Track 7 “Being From the Spaceport of Mos Eisle”
Track 8 “The Force Within You”
Track 9 “AA Twenty-Three”
Track 10 “Dianoga”
Track 11 “Keep Moving Keep Moving”
Tracks 12 & 13 “Reprise/A Day in the Life of Red Five”
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Kids graduating from high school today have never known a world without cell phones … or the instant gratification of digital photography. I remember once reading an article a long time ago that said that cameras were becoming so small and cheap that there was no reason not to put them in everything. Cell phones were the logical beneficiary. Now everyone has a camera on them at all times. If Big Foot were real, someone would have gotten an HD video of her by now.
Photographers … professional and amateur … had to wait for film to be chemically developed in order to see the results. It could takes days before you saw the results. Film often had had to be sent out for processing. The arrival of onsite same-day processing was a big deal.
From my post Welcome to the Future
- No cell phone cameras, no digital cameras, no webcams, no camcorders; both still and movie cameras used film that needed to be developed before you could see the results
My favorite was a slide film call Kodachrome made by Eastman Kodak. So popular and high quality was this film that Paul Simon (formerly of Simon & Garfunkle) released a song about it. Kodachrome processing involved a variety of toxic chemicals and was discontinued in 2009, but its color saturation and time stability are legendary. I still have Kodachrome slides that are gorgeous even as other slides and prints have faded to red (and the lubricants in my slide projector have turned to glue rendering it useless). I keep planning to get these digitally scanned, but it’s not cheap for high quality scans and something always comes up that diverts the funds. I would like to get them scanned and begin posting then here someday.
When not shooting Kodachrome slides I (like most everyone else) shot print film. This involved a roll of film with a “negative” image that was developed and then used to create enlarged color prints. One dropped off the film for processing and the came back to pick up the prints and negatives.
Never knowing if any of my photos had turned out, I would take my roll of film down to the local photomat or camera store to have it developed. Invariably on the way out I would begin humming the first few bars of …
Bonus track …
When I brought my Prius into Toyota last week, my service writer and I got into a discussion of diet, and health, and weight loss. I told him about the Wahls Protocol and our need to eat lots of fruits and vegetables. He asked me if I had ever see Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. “Oh, man, you have got to watch this,” he told me while pulling it up on his computer. “Unfortunately,” he warned me, “it has become an infomercial for the Breville Juicer and Joe Cross’s Reboot Program.” My only comment way was that juicing removed all the fiber, while acknowledging that physically eating all the fruits and vegetables recommended by the Wahls Protocol was daunting.
I stopped by Toyota today for a status update and learned that the battery pack was still in shipment, due to arrive this week. I also decided that before I saw my service writer again that I was going to watch Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead. I watched it on NETFLIX. When I began researching it for this blog post, I found the full version on YouTube (below). It is absolutely worth watching.
Keep in mind the whereas the movie focuses on juicing, the most important takeaway should be that we need to shift our diets away from fast foods and processed foods toward diets rich in a broad spectrum of fruits and vegetables. Personally, I am impressed by the weight loss depicted in the movie. It gives me hope.
Very short – worth watching
I think I watched a cartoon version of this as a child in the 60s (?)
OK – this is perhaps my favorite movie – ever
Unless you absolutely HATE Sci-Fi, you owe it to yourself to see this movie … as many times as necessary to understand it. Absolutely worth seeing in a theater.
This is drama, a love story, a study in inter-species communication, a triumph of problem solving. It has humor and joy and sadness.
It is awesome and awe inspiring.
If you only see one movie at the theater this year – see this movie.
PS: I was not kidding when I said “as many times as necessary to understand it”, although I could have said “as many times as necessary to catch all of the foreshadowing, hints, clues, and twists.” This is a complex movie.
Timmy has fallen in the well?
Best indie time travel film you’ve never seen. ’41’ (HD) 2012
Full movie 1:21:26
Seriously interesting movie, reminiscent of Primer and Memento
for something completely different to take your mind off of T & C
Before The Flood
Seriously – whatever your current attitude or belief system, whether you are conservative, liberal, republican, or democrat – watch this first. Then decide.
On November 14, the National Geographic Channel will debut the the new mini-series MARS by executive producer Ron Howard. MARS is a novel alternation of fiction and documentary featuring commentary by Elon Musk, Andy Weir, Robert Zubrin, and other experts on Mars and space flight.
But why wait until November 14? You can stream the prequel BEFORE MARS and the first episode NOVO MUNDO right now (below). You can also watch THE MAKING OF MARS with Ron Howard and other short videos – behind the scenes and other related videos.
This is great stuff! Watch it. Seriously. I mean it.
Wherein Maggie’s family and cb meet in Houston for the MATE ROV competition and take a trip to the De Lorean Motor Company.
… be with you
(tomorrow is the revenge of the fifth)
OMG I am just a little kid in old man’s body. Tears are running down my cheeks as I watch this. It is like being back in the 60s watching the moon launches or 2001 A Space Odyssey. I have always been very emotional about spaceflight (and music).
Less than four years. I have been blogging on SpaceX since the inception of this blog in 2013.
People of SpaceX and Elon Musk … thank you for a great ride!
of the American Dream
Behind the scenes of the first feature film shot entirely using the Prius backup camera
This is great. Watch it!
Then come back and watch:
“Open the pod bay door Hal.”
“I’m sorry Dave, I can’t do that.”
“What’s the problem?”
“I think you know what the problem is just as well as I do.”
“What are you talking about Hal?”
Halley opened the window and threw Dave’s clothes down on top of him. “It was a boring conversation anyway,” she muttered. Then she threw down his laptop, tablet, and Firefly collectibles. The sound of breaking glass echoed up from the street.
“You need to look at my Alpha Echo Three Five Unit,” Frank whispered in her ear as they headed back to the bedroom.
October 21, 2015
Or a Love Letter to Science
I just saw The Martian in 3D on the wide screen.
Excellent. Seriously excellent. The cinematography was superb. So was the acting. Although there was scrupulous attention paid to the scientific and technological aspects, it did not in any way overshadow the human drama. There was humor. There was frustration. There was elation. Aspects of Apollo 13 and Castaway were strong. There were even reminisces of 2001 A Space Odyssey (without the monolith, monkey men, or crazed computer). I would see this again in the theater.
I previously posted that I had listened to the unabridged audio book. The movie was true to the book, somehow condensing 10hr 53min down to 2hr 21min without loosing anything. Yes, yes the book goes into much more detail on the underlying science and isolation of Mark Watney, but you can read the book later.
GO SEE THIS MOVIE IN 3D
GO SEE THIS MOVIE IN 3D
This is absolutely amazing. Everyone should see this. If you like it please, please reblog this on your site too …
What if every club in the cinematic multiverse intersected at one, single point?
BEHOLD. The greatest action/sci-fi/crime thriller/horror film mashup in the history of EVER!
Seriously, I could not stop laughing and clapping and grooving. Every time a new face popped up I was like ‘NO WAY BUT YES!’
Made by this genius: ANTONIO MARIA DA SILVA AMDSFILMS
Fingers on two hands
Bo Derek was one of them
A good age for Scotch
A license to kill
Yet who would be my victim
How Kubrick made 2001: A Space Odyssey – Part 2: The Floyd Section
Tyler Knudsen 2015
How Kubrick made 2001: A Space Odyssey – Part 1: The Dawn of Man
Tyler Knudsen 2015
The original uncut version of the Dawn of Man sequence
6 Reasons Why 2001: A Space Odyssey is the Most Important Sci-Fi Movie of All-Time
Published on Nov 28, 2014.
In the week of its UK re-release, 2001: A Space Odyssey stars Keir Dullea and Gary Lockwood explain the sci-fi classic’s enduring appeal.
I had my joke
Time to be serious.
This is one fine book. I am listening to it on audio book from Audible.com
I like audio books. Easy on the eyes. Accessible while driving to and from work. Multi-tasking friendly.
Whether in hardcover, paperback, eBook, iBook, or audio book … READ THIS BOOK. Unless of course you hate science fiction. (Why would anyone hate science fiction?)
The Martian is in the same class as Apollo 13, Castaway, and Gravity. It is a satisfying survival/rescue story replete with lots of techie goodness, human compassion, bureaucratic assholery, and will-to-survive. Prior to seeing the movie trailer, I was unaware of this book. The movie, directed by Ridley Scott and starring Matt Damon is looking better and better.
Interestingly, the iTunes version does NOT include the subtitles for the “mustache” dialog. Pity.
The Official Movie [HD]