Friday, December 15, 2017

Senses working overtime #138

1 The first review is in...

...and it's a very positive one!

 2 John Wick, a celebration

Coincidentally, I re-watched this and Chapter 2 over two nights this week. This appreciation of Keanu Reeves hits the right tone.

3 Do the evolution baby
Movie trailers are how they have evolved.

4 Netflix
Some great stats here on how the world watches via Netflix, like: the highest global re-watch record was set by an American who streamed Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl 365 times in 2017

They tell some interesting stories about the evolution of watching stuff.

5 The last word on Star Wars: The Last Jedi for this edition

Excellent primer - what you need to know BEFORE you go and see Episode 8.

Overtime: Merry Christmas by Big Big Train

Friday, December 8, 2017

Senses working overtime #137

1 Unsplash photo of the week

Photo by Tomas Chevalier on Unsplash

2 Lessons from Whiplash

Great movie (great poster too) - here's 10 lessons from it for you to chew on.

3 Josh Rose

He's a photographer with some great tips.  

4 The Silence Breakers

Time's 'person of the year' is a diverse bunch brought together by a common stand which I applaud. Seems some folk have a problem with Tay Tay's inclusion. I don't.

5 Aristotle Aristotle was a begger for the bottle

The great man on friendship via this snazzy piece.

Overtime - North Korean graphic design

Love it!

Friday, December 1, 2017

Senses working overtime #136

1 The 'umble sandwich exalted

The Guardian do the honours - mines a tuna bagette thanks.

2 Man paints bridge

Great human interest story about Brian Russell, a guy who works on the Golden Gate Bridge in SF.

3 Darkest hour

I started to skim but quickly settled in to read the whole damned thing. Oddly compelling and fascinating. But I do have a thing for Winston Churchill and how he saved us all, so I guess it was inevitable.

4 Infinity War

New Avengers movie and the promo is full of promise. Stay with it to the end too - I smiled!

5 Twenty-six words we don't want to lose

Great article from The Guardian (where else?) on some spectacular words that I need to drop into the conversation. Frinstance: I'm especially looking forward to some frowst this Sunday morning!

Overtime: And so this is Christmas

Great antidote to all that saccharine piped Christmas muzak in department stores as November turns to December (first day of summer in Nu Zild) - both this article and Vince Guaraldi’s cool jazz.

Friday, November 24, 2017

Senses working overtime #135

1 Next Last Jedi

A new poster is out and the countdown continues to The Last Jedi. One month to go!

2 The twins

Nice focus to this story - a profiling of the Star Wars twins Luke and Leia.

3 Graham and Stephen
Colbert that is, with Graham Nash - interesting interview.

4 Eight Four days a week!!
Let's join the movement. You know how much you love the four day week? Sign up!


Overtime: I heart squirrel stories!

So here's a good'un.

Friday, November 17, 2017

Senses working overtime #134

1 Stillness

A modern day Walden story by a young poet desperately seeking solace - great writing and amazing photos.

2 Hilarious

Great piece about Omarosa Manigault and what she may or may not do at the White House. Fascinating and the Trump administration in microcosm.

3 Robots 
An excellent, balanced, Vox vid on robots and future employment.

4 Dunedin's Cadbury factory

I live in Nu Zild but missed this cool story about efforts to save Dunedin's Cadbury factory - I needed the Guardian to get things sorted out.

5 Speaking of the joy of chocolate...
Great reminder from Zen Habits about appreciating things!

Overtime: One-hit wonders

Excellent run down of some great one off hits. Who doesn't love a one-hit wonder??!!

Friday, November 10, 2017

Senses working overtime #133

1 Marvel rankings

Here are the new ones now that the latest Thor is out. Fun!

2 Get journaling!

Nice reminder from the consistently awesome Thomas Oppong on the joys of keeping a regular journal.

3 Apollo 15

Apollo 15 Astronaut Al Worden took this eery photo of Earth on the way home from the Moon
4 JFK 22 November 1963

Nice piece about the fiction generated by the JFK assasination.

5 Reputation
Tay Tay's new album is out and this Vox run down of her current state of being is spot on!

Overtime - 

Culture overload from now until Christmas explained by Vox!

Friday, November 3, 2017

Senses working overtime #132

1 Unsplash photo of the week

Photo by Mike Wilson on Unsplash
2 The quiet voice

Voices in the head - apparently we all have them

3 More voices by Dan Rockwell
Feedback and tough conversations start in the head

4 A lot of smoke!
Great Vox summary of where the Trumpski investigation is going.

5 Search your feelings Luke

Mark Hamill talks.


A European in San Francisco explains the unwritten laws.