leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA["It's Not OK." After Donald Trump and Billy Bush tape, celebrities share their sexual assault experiences]]>

This video released today from the social media campaign “Humanity for Hilary” features Meryl Streep, Amy Schumer, Lena Dunham, Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and other women who share their own experience of surviving sexual assault. It's a powerful response to recent events surrounding the Republican nominee for president, Donald Trump.


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<![CDATA[Trailer For The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe OGN]]> From Marvel Comics…

Available right here.

Trailer For The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl Beats Up The Marvel Universe OGN

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<![CDATA[Dusty Donuts Vol.7 “The Get Down” b/w “Hyped Up Ants”]]> http://nostalgiaking.com/2016/10/18/dusty-donuts-vol-7-the-get-down-bw-hyped-up-ants/ 800109@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 18 Oct 2016 22:02:09 GMT <![CDATA[It Was A Nice Day In New York Today]]>

Earlier today, local news station NY1 stumbled upon a “mysterious” statue of a mostly naked Hillary Clinton “depicted with horse hooves, and standing on what appeared to be printouts of emails. The statue also featured a Wall Street banker pressed against her left breast.” So of course, some shit went down. It was a lovely day in the city.


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<![CDATA[Vudu offers ad-supported movies 'on us']]> For years, Walmart-owned Vudu has had a reputation for its high picture quality and ties to Ultraviolet digital copies. Now, the video on-demand store is trying something new: free movies. There is a catch, however, as the free flicks will contain ad... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/18/vudu-movies-on-us-ads/ 800044@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 18 Oct 2016 18:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[TWIN PEAKS Fans: THE SECRET HISTORY OF TWIN PEAKS Is Out Today!]]>

This should help tide you over while you wait for the new show to arrive.


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<![CDATA[Waitress receives tip: God wants you to go home and cook]]> 14702433_10207635092531776_6200157557141035776_n

A waitress employed at a Cracker Barrel in South Carolina sent this "tip" written on a napkin that she got to The Bitchy Waitress website.


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<![CDATA[Watch New York City Chess Hustlers Get Pwned By Grandmaster Magnus Carlsen]]>

It’s tough to beat the chess hustlers in New York City’s parks—unless you’re the best chess player in the world.


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<![CDATA[HARDCORE HENRY Director Helms New Music Video By THE WEEKND]]>

If you liked the heart-pounding first-person action of Hardcore Henry, you're going to like this music video! Ilya Naishuller, the movie's director, teamed up with artist The Weeknd to film the music video for his latest song "False Alarm." Both the song and music video are pretty great:

In case you missed his first single, The Weeknd also teamed up with Daft Punk for an even better song, "Starboy," (which is the title of his upcoming album) with an equally cool music video you can check out here:

Thanks to Bloody Disgusting for the director tip on the first video. 

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<![CDATA[Utility knife reviewer loses his cool]]>

The first few seconds of this video promises to be an insightful look at utility knives. It soon becomes clear that we will learn less about knives and more about the reviewer's prejudices, grudges, and anger control issues.]]> http://boingboing.net/2016/10/18/utility-knife-reviewer-loses-h.html 800018@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:42:56 GMT <![CDATA[New Force Awakens Deleted Scene Proves You Should Always Let the Wookiee Win]]>

C-3PO’s sage advice to R2-D2 in A New Hope served as a terse reminder as to why you should never cross Chewbacca—but The Force Awakens nearly had a scene that would’ve reminded us of this wisdom in a much more brutal fashion, and now you can see a glimpse of it.


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<![CDATA[THE GHOST OF YOTSUA: Fun 1950s Horror Movies to Watch During Halloween]]>

The Ghost of Yotsuya is required viewing material for anyone who loves horror films. It tells a legendary eerie tale of betrayal, murder, and ghostly revenge! It’s one of the most famous Japanese ghosts stories of all time and was a huge influence on the Japanese horror films that we see today. 

The story is based on the 1825 play Tōkaidō Yotsuya Kaidan, which was written by Tsuruya Nanboku IV. The basic premise of the story follows a woman who haunts her husband after she dies a miserable death.

A ruthless samurai named Iemon Tamiya wants to marry a woman named Iwa, but after her father refuses, “Iemon kills him and disposes of the body with assistance of Naosuke. Later, tiring of his wife and wishing to marry the heiress Ume Itō, Iemon plots to murder his wife by mixing a poison into her tea and also killing her admirer Takuetsu. Her health deteriorates into a slow agonizing death. The ghosts of Iwa and Takuetsu appear and take vengeance on Iemon and his new wife.”

The story has been adapted for film over 30 times, but director Nobuo Nakagawa's The Ghost of Yotsuya is considered the best one out of all of them. This is one of those films that you have to see. It’s just an old fashioned creepy movie that any true movie fan will appreciate.

If you haven’t already seen it, it’s currently available to watch on Hulu under the title Tokaido Yotsuya Kaidan. You can find the trailer for it below. To check out the other 1950s horror movies that I've recommended this Halloween, click on the following links: The Screaming Skull and The Tingler..

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<![CDATA[Swim Through the Darkness: the strange story of a mysterious 60s psych songwriter]]> Swim-Through-The-Darkness-510x757

Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali is the much-anticipated story of one of the more esoteric, fascinating casualties of the flower power generation. As told by Ugly Things magazine creator Mike Stax, the book tracks the odyssey of Craig Smith, a musician who evolved from clean-cut singer songwriter, landing gigs on the Andy Williams show and a Monkees-esque television pilot, to a post-institutionalized street messiah, Maitreya Kali. Smith wrote songs for The Monkees (and was nearly cast in the band) and Glen Campbell, headed the much fabled psych pop band The Penny Arkade, and released two of the most acid-drenched folk records of the early 70s before fading into obscurity. After his initial songwriting success, he used the money he earned to travel the world, only to return as a permanently damaged shell of his former self, complete with a spider tattoo on his forehead.

Until now, Smith’s life has mostly been told by the music he left behind. And even so, his Penny Arkade recordings were only made readily available within the last twenty years, while his psych folk records, self-released under the moniker Maitreya Kali, have only been experienced by extremely lucky record collectors or in varying quality online. Apache and Inca, those latter releases, include an early demo of the Monkees' "Salesman" (from Pisces, Aquarius, Capricorn and Jones Ltd.) as well as alternative versions of songs recorded by The Penny Arkade. But what the records are really known for is their otherworldly vibe that could only be made by someone whose mind was no longer on Earth. Stax’s new book piecees together the story of this lost musician, whose path is not dissimilar to those of Syd Barret and Roky Erickson. Swim Through The Darkness tells the tale of an artist who got lost between fame and discovery, until all that was left were musical echoes.

"Swim Through the Darkness: My Search for Craig Smith and the Mystery of Maitreya Kali" by Mike Stax (Amazon)



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zQAX5yb_Ga0 ]]> http://boingboing.net/2016/10/18/swim-through-the-darkness-the.html 800020@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 18 Oct 2016 15:14:50 GMT <![CDATA[We Did Not Expect This New ASSASSIN’S CREED Trailer To Kick So Much Ass]]>

What if the ASSASSIN'S CREED movie turns out to be kind of amazing?


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<![CDATA[Doug Liman Is Developing a JUMPER Sequel Series for YouTube Red]]>

YouTube Red has just ordered a handful of new series for audiences to watch. They include a sequel series to the teleportation thriller Jumper, which Doug Liman is attached to direct; a time-travel series from Dwayne Johnson tentatively called Lifeline; and an eSports series from Community creator Dan Harmon.

The Jumper sequel series is called Impulse, and it's based on the third novel in the Jumper book series. The story for it centers on "a rebellious 16-year-old girl, who has always felt different from her peers and has longed to escape from her seemingly quaint small town. When a local drug dealer attempts to assault her, she discovers her extraordinary ability to teleport. This newfound power confirms her conviction that she really is different from everybody else, but it now makes her the focus of those who want to control her." 

This sounds like it could be a fun series. I thought the movie was ok, but it should have been a lot better. Liman said in a statement:

“Steven Gould’s sequel novel to Jumper, Impulse, fully realizes the dynamic potential of this amazing franchise and I’m excited to have the large canvas of YouTube to bring it to life."

Johnson's Lifeline is a half-hour series that's set in the not-too-distant future. The series is said to be about a "little known life insurance company that sends its agents forward 33 days in time to prevent the accidental deaths of its clients. The company’s best man, Charlie Hooks, has never missed a save — until one case changes his life forever."

I really like the concept of this series, and it could turn out to be great! Johnson seems to make smart decisions when it comes to the projects he's involved with. He wouldn't be one of the highest paid actors in Hollywood if he didn't!

As for Harmon's eSports series, it will star YouTube personalities Dan Avidan and Arin Hanson of Game Grumps. The story follows "a newly formed team of eSports players trying to make it to the top in the cutthroat world of competitive gaming." It has received a six-episode order and will air on the Game Grumps YouTube channel in 2017. With the rising popularity of eSports, this has the potential to be a pretty successful series. 

Looks like YouTube Red is building itself a solid set of original series for us to watch. Hopefully, they all turn out well.

Source: The Wrap

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<![CDATA[Spider-Man cartoon from 1967 reimagined by multiple animators]]>

For Halifax, Nova Scotia's Nocturne arts festival animators from the province recreated the 1967 Spiderman cartoon "Vulture's Prey" in their very different personal styles.

To him, life is a great big bang up
Whenever there's a hang up
You'll find the Spider-Man

screenshot]]> http://boingboing.net/2016/10/18/spider-man-cartoon-from-1967-r.html 800022@leegovatos.com/fever Tue, 18 Oct 2016 14:47:09 GMT <![CDATA[Ahsoka STAR WARS Novel Reveals the New Canon Reason Sith Lightsabers Are Red]]>

Thanks to the latest Star Wars novel, Ahsoka, written by E.K. Johnston, we have our first in-canon explanation of why the lightsabers of those who follow the dark side are red. This has never been explained in the films, we just accepted it because red is a villainous color, but there's so much more to it than that, and it's different from the previous expanded universe explanation. In the expanded universe red sabers are powered by synthetically made crystals which the Sith use because the Jedi had control of all the natural sources.

ScreenRant recently posted a list of fifteen things revealed in the novel, and this was one of the more interesting. I'm sure some of you have wondered why the Sith are never carrying around blue or green lightsabers, and the new answer is... because they simply can't. Here's the explanation:

Kyber crystals choose Force users and present themselves to their desired owner, but darksiders don’t experience this same connection to the crystals. The only way the Sith and other dark side Force users can collect kyber crystals is by stealing them or plundering them off the bodies of their fallen foes. Even if a dark sider were to acquire a kyber crystal from a green or blue, the act of bending the crystal to their will in a new lightsaber will cause the crystal to “bleed,” turning it red.

I love the explanation that the Sith bending the crystal to their will causes it to bleed red. Kyber crystals can be found in several places in the Star Wars universe, including Jedha, which was featured in the most recent trailer for Rogue One. I imagine those crystals are the reason The Empire invades Jedha in the first place.

The book also drops a couple of details about the eighteen years Obi-Wan Kenobi was in exile on Tatooine. In the story we learn that Obi-Wan uses the force to briefly make contact with his deceased master, Qui-Gon Jinn. He also visits the grave of Anakin Skywalker’s mother, Shmi, where he apologizes for not being able to keep Anakin from turning to the dark side.

What do you think of the new canon explanation? 

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<![CDATA[Hear the previously unreleased ‘fast’ version of Queen’s ‘We Will Rock You’]]> continue reading »
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<![CDATA[Insane New Animated Web-Series About a Giant with a Tank Head]]>

You've got to watch this first episode in a new animated web-series called Tank Head. It was created by Richard Boylan, who is the cinematic designer for the game Mass Effect: Andromeda. The story revolves around a giant who literally has a tank for a head. It's absolutely ridiculous and extremely action-packed.

The animation was done in a rotoscope style, and the creator explained to io9 that it’s "about a guy landing in the middle of a non-specific war." He doesn't give a reason why, he just explains that he wants people to interpret it for themselves, saying, "I’d rather let people invent their own meaning behind the imagery.”

The visuals of this thing are insane! There's no word on how many episodes we'll see, but the next one will come out in a couple of weeks. Each one is said to have its own unique visual style, so that should keep things interesting.

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<![CDATA[Amazon Launches Family Vault to Share Your Unlimited Photo Storage With Five People]]>

If you have an Amazon Prime subscription, you can upload an unlimited number of pictures to Prime Photos at their full resolution. With the new Family Vault, you can now share that space with up to five friends or family members.


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<![CDATA[A First Clip From Crazyhead, The Demon Hunting TV Show You Are Going To Want To Live For]]> Bleeding Cool has been talking about Crazyhead, the big new crazy genre TV show from Howard Overman, E4 and Netflix that you are utterly going to fall head over heels with.

I’ve seen the first episode, airing tomorrow at 10pm on E4 in the UK. And already expressed my admiration for it.

Well, here is the first released clip, from that episode… with a little mythology on the side.

Stuff on the internet. It’s out there. If you know where to look…

A First Clip From Crazyhead, The Demon Hunting TV Show You Are Going To Want To Live For

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<![CDATA[Learn the Basics of the C Programming Language With This Free PDF ]]>

C is one of many programming languages that are useful to learn as a beginner. MagPi, the official Raspberry Pi magazine, put together a book that helpfully walks you through the basics.


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First off, if you're thinking "Minecraft Clone," this game is far from it. I wrote a whole article on that last week, so I won't touch on that here; I'll just stick to what the game is about...read more on Gametyrant


]]> http://gametyrant.com/news/games-to-get-dragon-quest-builders 799480@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 17 Oct 2016 20:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[Intriguing Trailer For HBO's Star-Studded Limited Series BIG LITTLE LIES]]>

As the network basks in the current success of Westworld and gears up for more Game of Thrones, it's clear HBO can't rest on its laurels if it wants to stay competitive in the television space these days. With Netflix, Amazon, and Hulu firmly established as key players in that arena (not to mention cable and all of the other premium channels), we're in the middle of an all-out brawl for networks trying to lock down talent for new shows. But HBO still has some pedigree, and it looks like they've been able to attract a star-studded cast and a flashy director for its new limited series.

The network has released the trailer for Big Little Lies, a limited series directed by Jean-Marc Vallee (Dallas Buyers Club, Wild) that stars Reese Witherspoon, Nicole Kidman, Shailene Woodley, Alexander Skarsgard, Adam Scott, Laura Dern, and Zoe Kravitz. It's based on the best-selling book of the same name, and that book's synopsis goes like this:

Sometimes it’s the little lies that turn out to be the most lethal...
A murder…a tragic accident…or just parents behaving badly?  
What’s indisputable is that someone is dead. But who did what?
Big Little Lies follows three women, each at a crossroads:

Madeline is a force to be reckoned with. She’s funny and biting, passionate, she remembers everything and forgives no one. Her ex-husband and his yogi new wife have moved into her beloved beachside community, and their daughter is in the same kindergarten class as Madeline’s youngest (how is this possible?). And to top it all off, Madeline’s teenage daughter seems to be choosing Madeline’s ex-husband over her. (How. Is. This. Possible?).

Celeste is the kind of beautiful woman who makes the world stop and stare. While she may seem a bit flustered at times, who wouldn’t be, with those rambunctious twin boys? Now that the boys are starting school, Celeste and her husband look set to become the king and queen of the school parent body. But royalty often comes at a price, and Celeste is grappling with how much more she is willing to pay.

New to town, single mom Jane is so young that another mother mistakes her for the nanny. Jane is sad beyond her years and harbors secret doubts about her son. But why? While Madeline and Celeste soon take Jane under their wing, none of them realizes how the arrival of Jane and her inscrutable little boy will affect them all.

Big Little Lies is a brilliant take on ex-husbands and second wives, mothers and daughters, schoolyard scandal, and the dangerous little lies we tell ourselves just to survive.

That's an interesting premise, but the trailer makes it look like the show itself is elevated to another level:

Obviously, anyone can cut a great trailer for just about anything, so we'll see if this one lives up to its potential when it debuts sometime in 2017.

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<![CDATA[Werner Herzog Takes Us Into A Volcano In The First INTO THE INFERNO Trailer]]>

We'd follow Werner anywhere.


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<![CDATA[Mashup Artist POGO Creates Incredible Song Using STAR TREK: TNG Audio]]>

You may remember Pogo from the string of Disney remixes he did in the late 2000s. His most notorious mashup of Alice In Wonderland has been viewed over 17,000,000 times alone (and probably more using youuutube) and he's had several other mashups around the million view mark.

After a brief break, Pogo seems to be back to making content, and I can't possibly love this awesome Star Trek: TNG mashup enough! Here's his description of the song and the audio tracks he pulled for this song:

Temba, his arms wide! In Tamarian this signifies the giving of a gift, first heard in the excellent episode Darmok. Data & Picard is my tribute to one of the greatest TV series of all time. It is an original track featuring the voices of Captain Picard (Patrick Stewart) and Commander Data (Brent Spiner), accompanied by a music video I shot entirely in my living room with a green screen and lights.

The track opens with the Klingon Victory Song, followed by a remix of Data singing Che Gelida Manina in the episode 'In Theory'. This episode was the first ever to be directed by Patrick Stewart and I didn't realize this until after the track was finished.

I've listened to this four times since I started writing about it, and I think I'm gonna watch some TNG later today just because of this video. Great work, Pogo — let's have some more stuff like it!

And here's the Alice in Wonderland video, since I talked about it earlier:

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<![CDATA[Google Flights adds price-tracking notifications]]> Booking the cheapest flight can be daunting. Should you book from an airline's site or go with something like Expedia? Plus, there's the trick of using Chrome in Incognito Mode can usually save you a few bucks. Of course none of those tell you when i... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2016/10/17/google-flights-adds-price-tracking-notifications/ 799312@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 17 Oct 2016 16:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Sound of Philadelphia Documentary]]> http://nostalgiaking.com/2016/10/17/the-sound-of-philadelphia-documentary/ 799235@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 17 Oct 2016 14:48:04 GMT <![CDATA[This Tiny Drum Set Sounds Amazingly Good]]>

Who needs a set of fully-tunable miniature drums? A guy who does most of his drumming with a bearded, bandana-wearing puppet.


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<![CDATA[Beautifully Dark Animated Western Short BORROWED TIME Created by Pixar Animators]]>

In their spare time, Pixar animators Andrew Coats and Lou Hamou-Lhadj created this incredible, must watch animated short called "Borrowed Time." It's a western that tells a beautiful and dark story of forgiveness. It follows a weathered Sheriff who "returns to the remains of an accident he has spent a lifetime trying to forget. With each step forward, the memories come flooding back. Faced with his mistake once again, he must find the strength to carry on." This is an emotional and powerful short that really punches you in the gut, and it's a film that you have to see! Below the short, I included a featurette for that explains why the two animators made the film. This is easily one of the best shorts I've seen in 2016.

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