leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[The new 'Need for Speed' looks like a movie shot on film]]> The new, simply titled Need for Speed (out this week on PlayStation 4 and Xbox One) is as close as you're going to get to an art-house, video game version of The Fast and the Furious. The series has had players recreating cop chases from movies sin... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/04/need-for-speed-looks-like-a-movie-shot-on-film/ 619854@leegovatos.com/fever Wed, 04 Nov 2015 14:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Kotaku Japan’s Macho Restaurant Serves Up Real Beefcakes | Jalopnik What If The Best Cars To Drive H]]> Kotaku Japan’s Macho Restaurant Serves Up Real Beefcakes | Jalopnik What If The Best Cars To Drive Have Already Been Made? | Gizmodo Are Twitter’s New Hearts Clickier Than Stars? | Deadspin This Sharks Arena Hype Video From 1993 Is The Most ‘90s Thing Imaginable


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<![CDATA[Hot Girl Shows Off Crazy Talents On Mechanical Bull]]>
Let's take a look at his hot girl doing crazy things on a mechanical bull:

One tough act to follow.

This isn't as sexy: Poor Guy Craps His Pants On Mechanical Bull


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<![CDATA[These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless]]> These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless

It all started when self-taught photographer Lee Jeffries tried to take a photo of a homeless woman without atually having to interact with her. Using a long zoom lens, he attempted to capture her huddled form from across the street.

When she noticed what Jeffries was doing, she began to complain. And rather than running away, Jeffries crossed the street and began a conversation. He soon realized that photographing people on the street wasn't just about the photo. Instead, he learned to first respect his subjects and listen to their stories. The process of taking portraits should be a complicit and spiritual one.

"I go to an area, Overtown in Miami for example, and immerse myself in the community," Jeffries explains of his process. -"I walk the streets, eat and sleep there for weeks at a time. I become part of that community. It’s because of that I’m able to develop deep connections."_

"I never ask for a photograph without spending time with them. I’m not there to take photographs. I’m getting something far more personal from the interaction if I’m honest."

"My own loneliness is somehow [desensitized] by theirs. It’s hard to explain and probably even harder to comprehend…but it keeps me going out there. Once those connections are made, the moments I capture with the camera become spontaneous."

Jeffries also uses his portraits to draw attention to different ways people can help the homeless. He provides links on his Facebook page to organizations such as the Salvation Army for viewers to donate to.

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These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless

These Poignant Photos Will Change The Way You See The Homeless
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<![CDATA[The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way]]> The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way

To celebrate the legendary Harlem Globetrotter's 90th birthday, eight members of the international percussionist group STOMP! face off with the guys for a session of catchy rhythms on the court. Between snazzy dunks and flashy fakes, the group performs a routine that's both incredible to watch and a treat to listen to.

The Harlem Globetrotters are an exhibition basketball team dedicated to putting on a good show. Like Stomp!, these showmen are all about combining athleticism and theater. But not only do the Globetrotters put on an incredible show, they'll also have you laughing up a storm.

These guys are famous for being masters of slapstick comedy.

Originally founded back in the 1920s somewhere on the south side of Chicago, the group has now grown to have at least three touring teams and has played over 20,000 exhibition games in 120 countries. If you get the chance to watch them live, we highly suggest you take the opportunity. There's a reason these guys have become icons in American history!

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The Harlem Globetrotters And Stomp! Break It Down On The Court In The Coolest Way
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<![CDATA[tastefullyoffensive: Video: May the Fluff Be With You That’s...]]>


Video: May the Fluff Be With You

That’s awesome!!

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<![CDATA[The New Home of the Most Exotic Bomber Ever Built Is Aerospace Heaven]]>

The National Museum of the United States Air Force is the world’s largest military aviation museum—and it’s also home to the world’s only remaining North American XB-70 Valkyrie, which was moved to a new hangar a few days ago.


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<![CDATA[Non-Lethal Salt Firing Self Defense Gun]]>

Protect your home and family without the possibility of ending someone's life by using the non-lethal salt firing self defense gun. Instead of traditional ammo, it fires bullet-sized capsules designed to release a toxin that immediately incapacitates your target.

Check it out


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<![CDATA[How to Stop Swearing so Damn Much]]>

Swearing can be fun, or help us vent our anger, pain, or frustration. But it’s not always appropriate, and if your swearing is a bit of a bad habit, it’s not too hard to stop.


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<![CDATA[Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android.]]> Edward Snowden’s favored encrypted chat app, Signal, is now available for Android. Take that, NSA.


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<![CDATA[Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact...]]>

Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact Sheets

Hollywood Frame by Frame: The Unseen Silver Screen in Contact Sheets
by Karina Longworth
Ilex Press
2014, 208 pages, 9.1 x 11 x 0.9 inches
$23 Buy a copy on Amazon

Karina Longworth’s “Hollywood Frame by Frame” is both a history of Hollywood and film-making 101. Comprised of contact sheets (strips of film negatives reproduced as a single print) taken from the sets of famous films, the book gives readers hints of the stories, emotions, and drama that never made it onto the screen.

Arranged by film, each contact sheet shows literal glimpses behind the scenes of Hollywood’s most famous narratives. The photos are sometimes posed, sometimes taken mid-scene, and sometimes nakedly candid. We see actors from The Magnificent Seven holding a card game (probably staged) and Audrey Hepburn re-creating a famous moment from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. We see Robert De Niro talking into the mirror, improvising one of the most memorable speeches from movie history. Alongside these collections are brief stories that give context to the photos. It is in the contextual details that the images of Diane Keaton on the set of Annie Hall become iconic, and those of Brandon Lee on the set of The Crow become tragic.

But, as the introduction states, “the act of still photography on the sets of motion pictures has evolved enormously over the years.” Each collection of film contact sheets is grouped into three broad chapters that reflect said evolution: The Golden Age of the Contact Sheet, 1951 - 1966, An Industry in Transition, 1967 - 1980, and The Last Days of Celluloid, 1981 - 1997, followed by the Coda: Contact Sheets in the Digital Era.

These collections allow the student (or pop culture enthusiast) to study how different scenes were arranged; often sheets are marked with yellow or red pen to indicate which pictures would be used for publicity or marketing or both. The photos show us actors and directors choosing expressions and clothing and positions for the film. The photos show us the details of the process of moving making.

The book itself is remarkably clear, given the age and wear of the negatives. Each film is given a two-page spread, sometimes more for the truly iconic. The films chosen for the book span the full range of genre and tone and no film is given anything less than reverent treatment. Hollywood Frame by Frame is a treasure trove of Hollywood history for both the film buff and the would-be film maker. – Joel Neff

November 3, 2015

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<![CDATA[Itunes terms and conditions as a graphic novel in many cartoonists' styles]]> 056c026d-1c66-4d42-9fae-a8e96df290c5-1020x821

Artist Robert Sikoryak is creating a full-length graphic novel based on the terms and conditions for Apple's Itunes, a novella-length document of eye-watering legalese that you "agree" to without ever reading. (more…)

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<![CDATA[Gorgeous book of paper airplanes collected by anthropologist Harry Smith]]> 056c026d-1c66-4d42-9fae-a8e96df290c5-1020x820

h Brian writes, "Avant-garde film maker and producer of the highly influential Anthology of American Folk Music series Harry Smith was also an avid collector of folk art. This book compiles some 251 paper airplanes Smith collected from off the streets of New York City, along with the date and location at which they were recovered. It's a really beautiful collection." (more…)

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<![CDATA[Watch: 10 STAR WARS Movie Scenes You've Never Seen]]>

The creativity of George Lucas's Star Wars inspired a level of fanaticism that redefined what being a fan truly meant. Not only were people captivated by the world building, the special effects, and the storytelling, but it also galvanized multiple generations of would-be filmmakers to follow their dreams and become directors, cinematographers, FX artists, actors, and writers. I imagine a decent chunk of the GeekTyrant readership would classify themselves as massive Star Wars fans, and the rest would at least acknowledge a passing appreciation for the films. But only the most diehard fans probably know about all ten of these scenes from the franchise that ended up on the cutting room floor.

ScreenRant is back with a new video, and as someone who likes the movies but never devoted my childhood to playing with every toy or writing my own fan fiction, this was all new information to me. Maybe some of these will be new for you, too. Sound off in the comments and let us know how many of these moments you already knew about.

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<![CDATA[Brine Shrimp Before Cooking to Keep  Them Firm and Juicy]]>

A quick brine before you cook shrimp can make sure they’re plump and juicy, no matter how you plan to cook them. You only need to let the shrimp sit in the brine for as little as fifteen minutes and you’ll lock in moisture, add a little flavor, and preserve a firm texture.


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<![CDATA[The Uncertain Fate of the Fastest Ocean Liner Ever Built]]>

The SS United States is the world’s fastest passenger ship, and the biggest ever built in the U.S. Despite last-minute donations and plans to transform it into startup offices and awesome restaurants, advocates are still fighting to save it from the scrapyard.


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<![CDATA[Plex comes to the new Apple TV for free]]> The Plex team just delivered the first version of its media streaming app for the new Apple TV. Now that there's an app store, Plex's media player is accessible without any jailbreaking or even AirPlay sidestepping necessary and better yet, it's fr... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/02/plex-apple-tv/ 618421@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 02 Nov 2015 23:28:00 GMT <![CDATA[Paramount Looks To Make The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare]]> warfareDeadline reports Paramount is looking to buy the rights to the recently published The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare: How Churchill’s Secret Warriors Set Europe Ablaze And Gave Birth To Modern Black Ops by Damien Lewis. Jerry Bruckheimer is attached as a producer.

The book focuses on the Special Operations Executive, a group of British soldiers who formed the first black ops team. They were tasked by Prime Minister Winston Churchill to “set Europe Ablaze” when the normal rules of warfare seemed to be favoring the Germans. According to the report, “They won important victories against the Nazis, breaking all the accepted rules of warfare in the process and using deception and even the bow an arrow to dispatch the enemy.”

A quick scan of a description of an earlier part of the book sounds like a ready-made film plot with a “wild British eccentric of high birth,” and “an aristocratic, handsome, and bloodthirsty young Danish warrior” on amphetamines. The two lead a rag-tag group to seize a Nazi controlled port in West Africa.

With stories like these to mine, the project is viewed with franchise potential.

Paramount Looks To Make The Ministry Of Ungentlemanly Warfare

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<![CDATA[These Delightfully Minimal Illustrations Are Also Delightfully Affordable]]>

There’s nothing like a bit of minimalism to bring order to interior decoration. If you’re looking for a little low key wall candy, look no further than illustrator Sekonik. His simple line drawings of cities, gadgets, and other geek treats are just splendid.


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<![CDATA["Discipline Starts Every Day When the First Alarm Clock Goes Off"]]>

Developing discipline is all about doing the little things right. Small wins can set the tone of your day, including the very first moment when your alarm clock goes off.


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<![CDATA[Sometimes a Feel-Good Documentary About Young Coders Is Just What You Need]]>

There’s a lot of uncertainty about the future of women and minorities in the tech industry, but I think there’s one thing we can all agree on. This documentary about young women competing to win a Google prize for their apps is pretty damn uplifting.


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<![CDATA[My goal for today is to achieve this level of serenity.]]>

My goal for today is to achieve this level of serenity.

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<![CDATA[Charlton Comics, The Movie That You Can Make Happen]]>

Jackie writes,

Maybe you’ve heard of Charlton Comics, but probably not. We are lifelong nerds, they existed right in our backyard, and we never heard of them until a year ago. Charlton offers up an extraordinary piece of pop culture history, but sadly it has nearly been forgotten.

We can’t let that happen. Charlton was an expansive publishing factory located in Derby, CT, and for decades was a rival to Marvel and DC during its run from 1946 -1986. More importantly, if you’re any kind of geek you’ll immediately recognize names like Denny O’Neil (Batman), Steve Ditko (Spider-Man) and Bob Layton (Iron Man) that were all under Charlton’s employ.

The Producers Press

Crazier still, Charlton is chock full of trivia – did you know the founders met and formed the company idea in prison? How about the fact that The Watchmen are based on the Charlton Action Hero line? It’s all true.

Denny Press

The journey of this documentary started a little over a year ago. My producing partner Keith Larsen and I attended a panel not realizing it was about Charlton. We even considered walking out. We were there to hear about comic book legends speak about their careers at Marvel and DC, NOT Charlton! But after a few minutes, we were hooked.

Bob Layton Press

We cornered Paul Kupperberg (Supergirl) to ask if he would be interested in being interviewed for our doc, because the other comic guys said, if Paul wouldn’t do it, neither would they. Paul agreed, then a year later admitted that he thought he would never, ever hear from us again after that day.

Staton Press

We have since self financed a trailer and started an Indiegogo campaign to seek out additional funding for the feature length movie. What a lot of people don’t realize is that there are many more legends that worked at Charlton that we need to talk to. The fundraiser is to help us get to them.

Sinnott Press

But it doesn’t end there. Denny O’Neil gave us anther idea: upon completion of the film, we will donate a percentage of the proceeds to the Hero Initiative, a foundation that helps comic book creators in need.

Neal Press

So now, it’s up to you dear readers. Help keep the memory of Charlton alive. Up and Atom… Captain Atom that is!



Charlton Comics, The Movie That You Can Make Happen

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<![CDATA[No future for you]]>

No future for you

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<![CDATA[STAR WARS Fan Theory Pegs Jar Jar Binks as The Most Evil Mastermind in The Galaxy]]>

Recently, I wrote about a Batman v Superman "rumor" that's a good example of how fan theories can go too far. For me, it's all about the tone of these things. By nature, a lot of theories necessitate inventing aspects of what might have happened off screen and occasionally denying factual evidence in order to make them work, but when someone goes as far as to claim that their theory is the end-all be-all one and only truth, the tone goes from being a fun alternate reading of a movie into willful ignorance.

But here's a fun theory that, even though it claims Jar Jar Binks will show up in Star Wars: The Force Awakens, does so in a lighthearted way that doesn't position it as an actual rumor that people should take seriously. So let's get to it.

Jar Jar is, deservedly, the most hated character in Star Wars history. But Redditor Lumpawarroo has a different idea about him than everyone else:

Here I will seek to establish that Jar Jar Binks, far from being simply the bumbling idiot he portrays himself as, is in fact a highly skilled force user in terms of martial ability and mind control.
Furthermore, I assert that he was not, as many people assume, just an unwitting political tool manipulated by Palpatine-- rather, he and Palpatine were likely in collaboration from the very beginning, and it's entirely possible that Palpatine was a subordinate underling to Binks throughout both trilogies.
And finally, given the above, I will conclude with an argument as to why I believe it is not only possible, but plausible that Jar Jar will make a profound impact on the upcoming movies, and what his role may be.

I'll quickly break down a few of the points made here. First up, Jar Jar's spastic movements (especially on the battlefield) isn't the result of cowardice or dumb luck — he's actually using a fighting technique similar to Drunken Fist wushu. And while the movies don't explicitly state that he's a Force user, there's a surprising amount of evidence that shows he knows exactly what he's doing, going as far as to manipulate his way into the Galactic Senate and becoming buddy-buddy with Palpatine.

There's even a section that talks about how, if this theory was true and Jar Jar was better received in the first movie, that character could have fought Yoda in Attack of the Clones and added to the whole thematic "rhyming" that George Lucas wanted to put in place between the prequels and the original trilogy.

The whole thing is absolutely worth a read, because the logic and evidence presented is almost enough to convince me it's true. This is the kind of fan theory I can get behind: something that recontextualizes what we think we know in a fun way that doesn't take itself too seriously or present its claims as indisputable fact. What do you think?

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<![CDATA[Charlie Kaufman's Stop-Motion ANOMALISA Gets Its First Trailer]]>

I've been looking forward to Anomalisa ever since I heard about the movie's Kickstarter campaign a few years ago. The stop-motion movie is co-directed by Charlie Kaufman (the writer of Being John Malkovich, Adaptation., and Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind) and Duke Johnson (who directed the Community episode "Abed's Uncontrollable Christmas"), and aside from Mad Max: Fury Road — a film that couldn't be more different than this one — I can't remember the last time critics have gushed about a movie like this. It played the festival circuit earlier this year, and Paramount is releasing it in select theaters starting December 30th, which will allow it to qualify for the Oscars and compete against Inside Out in the Best Animated Feature category. (That should be very interesting.)

Check out the trailer below, and see what all the fuss is about:

Michael Stone, husband, father and respected author of "How May I Help You Help Them?," is a man crippled by the mundanity of his life. On a business trip to Cincinnati, where he's scheduled to speak at a convention of customer service professionals, he checks into the Fregoli Hotel. There, he is amazed to discover a possible escape from his desperation in the form of an unassuming Akron baked goods sales rep, Lisa, who may or may not be the love of his life.
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<![CDATA[You Will Always Read Like a Child, According to Science]]>

Why is the word “meen” different from the word “glack”? A 1971 experiment showed that you will linger over the first and dismiss the second. But maybe it’s a bit more complicated.


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<![CDATA[Battlezone's PSVR reboot is the ultimate fan service]]> It could be argued that Atari's 1980 arcade classic Battlezone was the first virtual reality game. In a simple duel of tanks, players looked through a small opening in the cabinet to maneuver their lumbering vehicle, firing at a single enemy and av... ]]> http://www.engadget.com/2015/11/02/battlezone-playstation-vr-interview-preview/ 618221@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 02 Nov 2015 19:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Canon Episode 47: FAST TIMES AT RIDGEMONT HIGH]]>

Is this the definitive teen movie?


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<![CDATA[BACK TO THE FUTURE Predicted 9/11]]>

Forget 'Future Day' - October 2015 is 'Awakening Day.'


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