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Last Build Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:45:19 +0000


Iä! Iä! The Lovecraft Knot!

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 11:45:19 +0000

[knots] 5 New Ways to Tie a Tie … includes The Lovecraft… ‘Summon a nectie from its slumber deep within the gaping void of your closet.’

What Crime Most Changed the Course of History?

Mon, 18 Sep 2017 12:21:56 +0000

[crime] What Crime Most Changed the Course of History? … Various people suggest a varied bunch of crimes … Josh Braun, executive producer, The Keepers: ‘The Manson-family murders were one of the first crimes that became a celebrity spectacle. They also changed people’s day-to-day perception of how safe they were at home: Suddenly the bogeyman […]

The Similarities Between Mr Robot and Risky Business

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 11:45:30 +0000

[tv] Love On A Real Train … A look at the similarities between Mr Robot and Risky Business … ‘[Jonathan Bernstein] described De Mornay as a “frosty Hitchcockian blonde” whose chilliness is mirrored by the icy blasts of TD synth there and elsewhere on the soundtrack. In its way, Risky Business is a quintessential ’80s […]

“Couldn’t it have been a cheap, PG rated primetime miniseries?”

Thu, 14 Sep 2017 12:41:20 +0000

[books] Longtime Stephen King fans criticize new IT adaptation for not being bad … ‘While audiences and critics alike have praised 2017’s IT for its smart casting and big budget scares, the response from classic King fans has been scathingly negative. “Couldn’t it have been a cheap, PG rated primetime miniseries?” tweeted @AnnieWilkes45. Others criticized […]

The Story Behind The Only Recorded Nuclear Fatalities in the US.

Wed, 13 Sep 2017 11:45:12 +0000

[tech] Atomic City … The story behind the only recorded nuclear fatalities in the US (reads like a James Ellroy story) … ‘McKinley was struck in the head by a piece of radioactive shrapnel that tore off half his face. Byrnes was thrown into concrete blocks, breaking ribs that pierced his heart. Legg was skewered […]

69 Things Kevin Church Loves about Robobop

Tue, 12 Sep 2017 11:45:27 +0000

[movies] Kevin Church: 69 things I love about RoboCop, presented in no order … It’s hard to argue with any of these… ‘Ray Fucking Wise. How does he not have five retroactive Oscars for this movie alone?’

Mad #21’s Brilliant Novelty Ads Cover

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 11:45:05 +0000

[comics] Mad #21 Cover … go study all the novelty ads on this cover of Mad from 1955 – a great example of Harvey Kurtzman’s genius … ‘It is one of the most glorious and ludicrous covers in comic book history. Disguised to look like an interior page full of novelty ads, it is so […]

Peak Werner Herzog

Thu, 07 Sep 2017 11:45:48 +0000

[Herzog] Celebrate Werner Herzog’s 75th Birthday with These Peak Herzog Moments … ‘I don’t see [the jungle] so much erotic. I see it more full of obscenity. It’s just – Nature here is vile and base. I wouldn’t see anything erotical here. I would see fornication and asphyxiation and choking and fighting for survival and […]

Jack Kirby – the Unknown King

Wed, 06 Sep 2017 11:45:15 +0000

[comics] Jack Kirby, the Unknown King… Jeet Heer on Jack Kirby … Under the pressure of the intense deadlines he was meeting in the 1960s, when he would produce as much art in a year as other cartoonists do in a decade, Kirby’s rugged realism evolved in a surprisingly abstract direction. He became a kind […]

Operating the Apollo Guidance Computer

Tue, 05 Sep 2017 11:45:51 +0000

[apollo] How Verbs and Nouns Got Apollo to the Moon … a look at how the Apollo Guidance Computer worked … ‘An entire mission to the Moon was run by the Apollo guidance computer, from checking the guidance platform alignment and firing the engines. All told, it took about 10,500 keystrokes to get to the […]

Tim Curry, Rob Reiner and Kathy Bates on Adapting Stephen King

Mon, 04 Sep 2017 11:45:09 +0000

[king] ‘It was wonderfully scary’: Tim Curry, Rob Reiner and Kathy Bates on the joy of adapting Stephen King … TIM CURRY: I read It when I got the role and I thought it was wonderfully scary, because clowns are scary. It’s the exaggeration. Pennywise always understood what each character was scared of, and provided […]

Jacob Rees-Mogg meets Dennis the Menace

Fri, 01 Sep 2017 11:45:03 +0000

[mogg] Dennis the Menace takes Jacob Rees-Mogg’s dinner money … ‘Mogg, whose mother gave him a ten-shilling note to purchase tuck and snacks at big Parliament this morning, was accosted by the notorious bully on the way and forced to hand over the money after being threatened with having his ankles viciously bitten by Gnasher. […]

Remembering Zork

Thu, 31 Aug 2017 11:45:07 +0000

[games] The Enduring Legacy of Zork … looking back at the impact of the first commercial text adventure … ‘Vibrant, witty writing set Zork apart. It had no graphics, but lines like “Phosphorescent mosses, fed by a trickle of water from some unseen source above, make [the crystal grotto] glow and sparkle with every color […]

Reworking the Moon’s Origin

Wed, 30 Aug 2017 11:31:59 +0000

[moon] The Moon’s Origin Story Is in Crisis … new science is causing the story of the moon’s creation to be reevaluated … ‘The astronauts chiseled bits of the moon from the boulder. Then, using a rake, Schmitt scraped the powdery surface, lifting a rock later named troctolite 76536 off the regolith and into history. […]

Photos from the Blade Runner Model Shop

Tue, 29 Aug 2017 11:45:41 +0000

[movies] Photos from the Blade Runner Model Shop … go look at this amazing gallery of photos taken during the production of Blade Runner …