Friday, July 10, 2009
It is time, once again, for another blog post where I loosely sort two weeks worth of random pop culture links.
I still want to see Moon. The Daybreakers trailer looks interesting too (it’s good to see Ethan Hawke in a sci-fi film again). I wonder when The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus will be released in the United States. No love for Terry Gilliam?
I must also reference my “10 films to watch in 2009” post from last December. I’m still excited for many of these movies not yet released.
Apparently, the famously terrible movie The Room is coming to Cinema 21 Theatre in Portland this summer. What does this make me think of? Some RiffTrax commentary: “Don’t worry about it. Lisa loves you too. As an elf, as a rat terrier, as a mailbox, as a hair scrunchie.”
I liked this spoof trailer for disaster movie 2012. Good for a laugh.
Speaking of glowing rectangles, a friend sent a couple of interesting Microsoft-related articles from Gizmodo today. Silverlight is improving, apparently: “Microsoft Silverlight Now Supports GPU Video Acceleration.” And in multitouch news: “Windows 7 Touch Pack: Surface Interface Without the Big-Ass Table.”
You should also watch the video for “Misfit” by the Bumblebeez.
Literal versions of music videos
Can’t remember if I’ve posted either of these in the past. In any case, if you’ve never watched literal versions of cheesy music videos before, now’s your chance with A-Ha’s “Take on Me” and Bonnie Tyler’s “Total Eclipse of the Heart.” Very funny.
Nietzsche, art and randomness
I found this charming: The Nietzsche Family Circus.
Apparently yatzer.com is an amazing site for architecture and art. Two recent examples: Primitive Living in Saijo, Hiroshima (a pyramid-shaped structure sitting on a modern pit dwelling, in Japan) and Orghoi Khorkhoi by EPOS 257 in Prague (a red worm burrowing through the streets of Prague).
Here’s an interesting interview: “10 Questions with Chris Anderson.” Anderson talks about his new book Free: The Future of a Radical Price.
My friend Warren wonders how they make such adorable, stylish and fast Flash games like Little Wheel.
I found another one of these funny sites: Explain This Image.
Is is possible to get too much Keyboard Cat? I don’t know. Maybe: Play Edward Furlong Off, Keyboard Cat. Perhaps: Play Random Guy from Critters 2 Off, Keyboard Cat. Wait, this is great (and really mean): Keyboard Cat refuses to play her off.
In the vein of insane YouTube videos, have you entered the Cheese Zone? It’s a hyper Japanese mashup of a weird commercial series. Hurts my brain.