Friday, July 28, 2017

Senses working overtime #118

1 Seinfeld: The Movie
Oh yeah baby!!!! I wish. It's a 'parody' (even though it's not technically a parody), a sham if you will but wouldn't it be great. It would be real and magnificent! Check out the 'trailer'.

2 Allen Ginsberg
Some 2000 plus audio cassettes have been released from his archive and are now streaming. OMG. Great piece about that and access to the list.

3 Icons for Africa
Ai curumba - check out these icons - thanks to James Whately for the link. Just what this one is...

4 Bridge of sighs

Five stunning examples of human engineering. And we can't get something going for the Manawatu Gorge!

5 Warren Ellis

I read Gun Machine this week. Wonderful piece of sustained writing with a genuinely exciting ending. Hurrah!!

Extra extra read all about it

My youngest daughter just announced her engagement. These beautiful toilet paper wedding dresses may be the go!

Friday, July 21, 2017

Senses working overtime #117

1 The story behind this picture

is a click away.

2 You are a Moonchild

Great images have been released. More here from the Apollo missions.

3 Great car chases

Here's your top 10!

4 Stan the man
Stan Lee. 94. Going strong! Marvellous! Excelsior!!

5 Mad Men

One of my favourite shows of all time! Why it was both promise of better TV to come and dead end.

Extra Texture - memories are made of this
Nice piece about how our brain is made up of memories, and how similar humans are to sea slugs!

Friday, July 14, 2017

Senses working overtime #116

1 Cool movie and TV posters

Check out more here.

2 The beat generation

Great article and interviews with some of the beat generation, a.k.a. Allen Ginsberg's friends - according to Ferlinghetti who is among them.

3 Poor rich Qatar

I lived and worked in Doha for a while back in 2009-2010, enjoyed it too, so this article about Saudi's diplomatic war against Qatar was interesting, to say the least. The BBC outlines events well, too.

4 Rotten tomatoes? Fresh or rotten?
I'm a fan of the site but Hollywood is moaning about it. Boo hoo.

The world's greatest newspaper (a.k.a. The Guardian) weighs in on the debate.

5 So, how about that Spiderman?

Looks like mega success to me! Here are the numbers.

Overtime - Celebrating Warren Ellis

Castlevania is a hit on Netflix. Bravo Warren Ellis.

Friday, July 7, 2017

Senses working overtime #115

1 Spin, spin, spin the black circle

Welcome news about the vinyl resurgence!

2 Sir, the possibility of successfully navigating an asterioid field is approximately 3,720 to 1!

Asteroids can be scary things. Apparently in 2013 a small asteroid exploded over Chelyabinsk, Russia. 1,500 people were injured from the resulting shockwave. Yikes!! 2013!!!

But, this article kind of put my mind at rest, just a tad.

3 Black Panther

Another Marvellous addition to the superhero ranks. See what I did there?

4 And here's more - 17 top movies to check out
Just a click away...17 of this year's best movies and how you can find them.

5 And...action!

Still photography on movie sets - great pictures as well as a great bunch of words.

Extra Texture

I've always loved The Amazing Spiderman. I collected the comics when I was a nipper and I dreamed about being him - he was accessible even though his girlfriends weren't. I enjoy the movies and Homecoming looks like the real deal.

Spidey - his story.