Friday, September 30, 2016

Senses working overtime #76

1 This photo

Great deconstruction of a troubling image.

2 Zach meats Hilary (sick)
This interview by Zach Galifianakis is hilarious!!!

3 Alex
Six year old Alex wrote a letter to President Obama. Look and learn.

4 Indiana wants me
Great animation from a fan celebrates Indiana Jones.

5 Open letter to John Mayer
Ok yes, I'm a fan. But this tickled my fancy.


Thirtysomething was a show I loved in the eighties when I was...uh...thirtysomething. Recently I bought the box sets and started at Season One (durr), which I don't believe I ever saw - I'm pretty sure I got on board at season 2 or 3.

And you know what - now that I'm Fiftysomething, I still love it (even looking back at eighties fashions and hair styles was great).

Friday, September 23, 2016

Senses working overtime #75

1 Shock and awe

We can all remember where we were and how we reacted on 9/11. We couldn't believe our eyes. These photos show New Yorker's reaction to the planes hitting the World Trade Center. Very sobering.

2 Earth

I don't know why but this infographic (?) of planet Earth and its wind movements is quite haunting and beautiful.

3 Seth Myers
Great video as Seth analyses Donald Trump's lies lies and more lies.

4 Stephen Colbert
Great bit on the idiotic Donald Trump Jnr tweet,

5 Hipsters
I like the way Hipsters are reviving some old timey things!

For a measly $5 I managed to grab my own old timey piece of nostalgia during the week. After listening to their Anthology collection, The Hamilton County Bluegrass Band have the honour of two songs of the week - Hey Boys and Orange Blossom Special.

Amazing! If you loved these two - you're ready for this little bewty...and you're right - Colleen Trenwith is rocking the same hair style!

Friday, September 16, 2016

Senses working overtime #74

1 We're going to miss President Obama

More stunning photos from the White House photobugs here!

2 More great seventies vibes... these photos.

3 Zuni
I'm a fan, and you will be too - it's just a matter of time! Check out Build - she aces it!

4 Walls
Great read on Donald Trump's wall and how it compares to others built throughout history. The stuff about Hadrian's Wall is fascinating.

5 The Wright Brothers fly!
Great article about what happens when you change the world but no one listens or cares!

The return of 'song of the week' is David Bowie's radical reimagining of the Who's Pictures of Lily!


Friday, September 9, 2016

Senses working overtime #73

1 Oh baby, baby
This is so well written, it's scary! Humans are really smart, so why are human babies so utterly vulnerable? Huh? Answer me that!!

...oh - you have!

2 Ageism
Hmmm - I'm about to turn 59 in a few weeks time and I seem to be suffering a little from this. Although I'm 19 inside I'm starting to feel like I'm fighting perceptions of what 59 year olds are supposed to be like.

3 Tina Fey in WTF

I love Tina Fey! And although this movie does not look like it'll trouble Mulholland Drive as the best film of the century so far, erm, I'll still wanna see it!

4 Comic book font
Why do they all look the same?

Here's the answer!

5 Trump time line
Great infographic from the New York Times shows when Republicans wisely started ditching Trump.

It's a wonder the list isn't longer!! Shame upon shame.

Overtime - The Avengers as a sit-com

Friday, September 2, 2016

Senses working overtime #72

1 Ranking the Star Wars episodes

This is fun, F.U.N!!!! What an awesome image too.

2 Dataists and Planet of the Apps.

Friend of mine sent me a link to this article:
Just as free-market capitalists believe in the invisible hand of the market, so Dataists believe in the invisible hand of the dataflow. As the global data-processing system becomes all-knowing and all-powerful, so connecting to the system becomes the source of all meaning. The new motto says: “If you experience something — record it. If you record something — upload it. If you upload something — share it.”
It's a great read!

3 Visual analytics 

Uber have people creating this stuff. AMAZING!! And somehow, beautiful. Go figure.

4 Movies still matter
(In case you were wondering). I love reading about movies vs so called 'quality' TV. The New Yorker had this to say.

5 I wish my teacher knew...

Wow! These answers are sobering. I'm a teacher and I don't tend to allow educational matters to creep into this blog (I have another blog for that) but this one deserves a wider reach.

Overtime: Vision mixer extraordinaire. Whatters mentioned this on his blog and he's right - it's an awesome behind the scenes look at a vision mix of Cuba Gooding Jnr's Academy Award acceptance speech in 1996. Great stuff!!

(Sidebar - I also found Tom Cruise's body language VERY interesting)