Friday, April 28, 2017

Senses working overtime #105

1 Movie poster cliches

Great run through of some recurring themes in movie posters - check it out!

2 Leadership Freak

A.K.A. Dan Rockwell's blog about education and business leadership is something I read often. He nailed it again with this post that deserves a wider readership.

3 Sorry I didn't email you earlier...

Yeah right! Great piece that made me feel a whole lot better!

4 13 Reasons Why

This show came up in conversation with my daughter, Jade, this week and my other daughter, Samantha, has worked on the Netflicks show in LA. I watched the first episode after some initial misgivings about the premise. This article outlines my misgivings well.

5 Jonathan Demme
Remember him this way - great video for New Order's Perfect Kiss.

The Last Steps - the story of Apollo 17 - a great little film about a great big story!

The Last Steps | A Really Great Big Story from Great Big Story on Vimeo.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Senses working overtime #104

1 The Tao of Groundhog Day
Great piece from The New Yorker on one of my favourite movies - made into a stage show. 
Andy Karl in the Bill Murray role - on stage!

2 Floating in space
A cool portrait of Italian astronaut Maurizio Cheli’s life in zero gravity.

3 Questions 67 and 68
Thomas Oppong writes thoughtfully on asking questions. Ask - Why shouldn't I read it?

4 Sit-com heaven

Clearly, some people have too much time on their hands. This exhaustive run down on New York sit-com apartments is fun and it includes Seinfeld's one bedroom apartment, so, like, yeah...

5 Reading books you hate
Interesting. I'll maybe give this a go - picking a book that is the opposite of my (ahem) taste. The article hasn't convinced me entirely but I have set myself a challenge of 50 books in 52 weeks so I can afford to do this once.

Now...what exactly is the bizarro world opposite of books I normally read?

Stephen King on the rise of Trump. Great great piece. best thing I read all week!

Friday, April 14, 2017

Senses working overtime #103

1 Stars!
Doris Day!
Great look at some golden age stars in the raw (so to speak).

2 Animated Music Video Clips
Twenty might be 15 too many but at least it has Aha's classic Take On Me!

3 Fabs! In colour! Live! Raging!!
Listen to this with some headphones. Amazing.

4 Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Breathe, just breathe!

5 Newspaper black out poems (by Austin Kleon)

Austin writes an interesting newsletter and had this bright idea about writing poetry that is pretty cool!


Thor: Ragnarok - this time - they might have got it right! Great trailer at any rate, featuring Led Zeppelin's classic song!

Friday, April 7, 2017

Senses working overtime #102

1 Strps

2 Trump as the Red Skull

Trump's words re-imagined as a comic supervillain. Genius!

3 Ahem

More here.

4 That Oscars moment in one photo.

Great (fun) analysis from The Ringer.

5 Less is more!

Always applies. Thomas is (again) spot on!


Alien: Covenant  - Ridley Scott's latest looks a lot like the others. Not sure what to make of that. See for yourself in these trailers.

But wait - there's even more. Great questions get great responses!