Friday, March 31, 2017

Senses working overtime #101

1 Stop taking pictures

Some great advice and some nice writing from Rob Moore on taking photos instead of pictures.

2 John Mayer, check

He is making (another) return. His interviews are (nearly) always hilarious. Here's the latest!


Oooh baby!!

4 The peak
Nifty graph about the ages we peak at stuff. The good news - I still have a few to go!

5 Working memory
Cool - there are 5 (+ overtime) items every week on Jewels For The Thirsty. That's within the 7 things we can hold in our memory at any one time.

Donald Trump's lies and how his faithful fans don't care, in fact - they like them! Americans eh!!

Friday, March 24, 2017

Senses working overtime #100

And then one day you find 100 posts have got behind you. That means over 500 senses working overtime. Pretty cool stat. 

Only one place to go to end the first 100 posts and that's a back to the future style series of items. Each one of these has a backward glance in common. Hey Ho - let's go!

1 100 Years After (back to the future)

I love these glimpses into the future from 100 years ago via a series of postcard images. Clearly, machines and, curiously, sea life features a lot!

2 A modern Walden

This 20 year old guy abandoned his car and walked off into the woods...and lived there...for 27 years! Amazing!

3 Does it hold up?

The Verge takes a backward look at The Social Network and does a good job. I didn't like the film much at the time (a movie about Facebook founders? Meh) but the article made me want to go back and take another look.

4 Macca at Abbey Road 1974
Great version of Band on the Run BEFORE Wings imploded.


5 Budweiser advert hits the spot
Aired during the superbowl - this is a timely reminder of America's origins and the stoopidity of Trump's immigration restrictions.

Broooooooooce! The boss attempts a fan request...and nails it! Hey - he's da boss!

Friday, March 17, 2017

Senses working overtime #99

1 It's Groundhog Day...again

Wahoo - one of our favourite films of all time has been made into a musical!

2 Thor Part 3

Not sure about this new look Thor with short hair. I'm not a fan of the films but I LOVED the comics when I was growing up.

3 King Kong reboot

Here we go again. Interesting reading - the new version of Kong and the on-going appeal for this beast of a story (laugh it up Fuzzball).

4 Honeybees go 'whoop whoop'

Fascinating stuff! Apparently bees make that sound when they bump into each other. This article explores what they are communicating.

5 Planet Earth 2

In keeping with the animal kingdom theme for a lot of this edition - here's how the genius BBC team filmed that thrilling iguana chase on Snake Island.


MTM - This one is for my dad who loved Mary Tyler Moore! Here she is in five performances that sum up her talent.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Senses working overtime #98

1 Film - the experience

The film experience is part of so many generation's DNA. Nice summary about projection! And check out the man dwarfed by this monster screen in the photo above. So cool!

2 Sleepy time time
Why some people like me tend to sleep as soon as their head hits the pillow.

3 Travel broadens the mind

Twelve reasons to travel - wherever you go, there you are!

4 Time lines
Loved this look from the Atlantic at my life in history and pop culture. You should try it for yours.

5 Awesomeness

Great photography is a mere click click.


Han Solo - next stand alone Star Wars movie centres on Han. Here's the cast!

Chewie looks great, but not sure about Woody...

Friday, March 3, 2017

Senses working overtime #97

1 Uncle Walt

It seems the great Walt Whitman wrote a novel called Life and Adventures of Jack Engle. This is the story of how it was eventually found. In 2016!

2 World's first flying car!
Here it is - the world's first commercial flying car goes on sale. The road to the future!

3 Ar McCain...
I'm no fan of John McCain but I love this rebuke and warning for Donald Trump.

4 This week in geography
The wonderful people at National Geographic have done it again! Great multi room look at the week in geographic terms.

5 The Knights of Ren

The big reveal about the mysterious group in The Force Awakens.

The creative habits of some great creatives (Einstein, Picasso, Mozart)