Sagan would be proud
(Via The Madman Winter.)
She's got it
Darryl Dawkins (1957-2015)
I see Biden as having four main weaknesses, all of which could be addressed with one simple move:
I watched the first eight episodes of BoJack Horseman last night on NetFlix. It's good -- more clever than funny, but sometimes very clever.
With only four children attending, far under the state funding minimum of 10, the Aleutians East Borough School District closed the school in May.
Arguably the finest Nederbeat song performed by a woman of Franco-Russo-Hungarian ancestry, Shocking Blue's Venus starts a little unpromisingly with a guitar lick straight out of Tommy, but immediately redeems itself with that funky, rebellious Dutch rhythm guitar. Of course that is also lifted - from The Big 3's Banjo Song - but sorry, talent borrows, genius steals. Lest we get too accusatory, I listen in vain for a "SHE'S GOT IT" in Banjo Song, so perhaps the Dutch have contributed something after all.
|I'm not even sure which one this is.|
Due to the song's simple arrangement and danceable rhythm, "Venus" was adopted and performed by thousands of underground amateur performers... Thus, the English language song of a Dutch band become a prominent phenomenon of Russian urban folklore and was considered by many an unofficial "anthem of the generation"... In the Russian variant, the first line of the chorus, "She's got it", was usually pronounced as "Shizgarah" ("Шизгáра") [sheez-GA-rah], and it was this word which became a commonly adopted name of the song in the USSR, even among those who could understand the original English text.
I've been Barack's boy for a long time, and Paul Krugman's note today gives further evidence, if any was needed, of why he is the best president of (at least) the past 50 years. While Europe endures continuous stagnation and once-mighty China struggles to regain its footing, America's economy goes from strength to strength. This accomplished while ending two wars and providing health insurance for 16 mm uninsured people, and, oh yeah, Bin-Laden.
Working on behalf of industrial clients, Larsen has spent the last few years hacking into plants to show what an attackers might be able to do. He’s worked in the lab to cause what he calls “unexpected physics” inside pumps, pipes, boilers, and other equipment. So far he’s got a list of just over a dozen attacks, with names like “water hammer” and “bi-phase slug with piston effect,” that could cause significant damage and even kill people if a hacker set them in motion.
Work by economists Emmanuel Saez and Gabriel Zucman shows that most of the income accruing to the top 1 percent of the population is actually accruing to a rather narrow slice of the cohort—the top one-tenth of the group, to be specific...
I always thought I had a clever notion about Michael Caine. He was, I imagined, a great character actor who'd inadvertently ended up a star. It turns out this has occurred to him, too.
The difference between a movie star and a movie actor is this--a movie star will say, "How can I change the script to suit me?" and a movie actor will say. "How can I change me to suit the script?"
I've made an awful lot of films. In fact, I've made a lot of awful films.
Caine's work is indiscriminate, and he is still more at ease in supporting roles. I do not see or feel the evidence of character or depth in the mass of parts... Well, the Queen obviously reckons him as an actor; she knighted him in 2000. He's certainly worked for it, and stayed very cheerful, but I can only think of all the films HRH must have missed: like On Deadly Ground...
|No, really, the taxes were terrible. It's much better here.|
The danger is, of course, that the wait for a decent movie makes you desperate, and I got desperate to the point that I accepted a picture in Alaska... Although Steven and the rest of the team were great to work with, I had broken one of the cardinal rules of bad movies: if you're going to do a bad movie, at least do it in a great location. Here I was, doing a movie where the work was freezing my brain and the weather was freezing my arse.
|In this scene you eat soup like a sociopath|
"I have never seen [Jaws: The Revenge], but by all accounts it is terrible. However, I have seen the house that it built, and it is terrific."
Eric: So, what're you doing then? On your holidays?
55. BLIND GOSSIP 07/06 **#2**
Cecil's Law changed dentistry forever.— TheOtherFront (@TheOtherFront) August 1, 2015
All of my favorite songs sound like something a stalker-movie lunatic plays as she's duct-taping her victim's beautiful wife to a chair.— Julieanne Smolinski (@BoobsRadley) July 28, 2015