leegovatos.com’s Saved Items http://www.leegovatos.com/fever Shaun Inman’s Fever http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[It’s Time You Reconsidered ALIEN 3]]>

Revisiting Fincher's divisive entry on its 25th anniversary.


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<![CDATA[What’s your secret?]]>

What’s your secret?

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<![CDATA[the-movemnt: Mississippi lawmaker Karl Oliver wants to lynch...]]>


Mississippi lawmaker Karl Oliver wants to lynch people who take down Confederate monuments

  • Mississippi state Rep. Karl Oliver learned of New Orleans’ successful effort to remove Confederate monuments from public spaces, and he wanted to do one thing to the people responsible: lynch them.
  • “The destruction of these monuments, erected in the loving memory of our family and fellow southern Americans, is both heinous and horrific,” the GOP politician wrote Saturday on his Facebook page.  
  • According to the Jackson Free Press, Oliver’s message was “liked” by state Republican representatives John Read and Doug McLeod.
  • The Facebook post also drew at least one Twitter rebuke from a Democratic member of the state’s House of Representatives. Read more (5/22/17)

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Die in a fire, Karl Oliver.

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<![CDATA[This artist reimagines modern hip-hop albums as old school records]]> The post This artist reimagines modern hip-hop albums as old school records appeared first on The Vinyl Factory.

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<![CDATA[CliqueBBC ThreeI’ve been really behind on posting to tumblr,...]]>

BBC Three

I’ve been really behind on posting to tumblr, aah! I promise it’s because I’ve been working on some very cool secret stuff. This assignment was a nice break! 

I made this set of three gifs for the BBC Three show Clique. I really enjoyed making them, and indeed watching the show–it’s glitzy and pulpy, but I found myself instantly sympathetic to their struggles, and I found their complex relationships so intriguing! Thanks, BBC!

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<![CDATA[Watch: Cool typographic metaphors using vintage typewriter come to life]]>


Illustrator Greg Condon uses a Smith Corona Galaxie Deluxe typewriter to give metaphorical shape and movement to words in this awesome short, "disillusionment of ten point font."

Thanks Colossal!]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/watch-cool-typographic-metaph.html 906642@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 22 May 2017 17:15:07 GMT <![CDATA[Apple Music's new film chronicles Bad Boy's hip hop legacy]]> Apple Music's latest documentary is all about Sean "Diddy" Combs' Bad Boy Records. From the looks of the trailer below, it will chronicle the label's ascent and downfall -- in many ways, mirroring Combs's career -- and will of course touch on the dea... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/22/bad-boy-records-doc-diddy-apple-music/ 906625@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 22 May 2017 17:12:00 GMT <![CDATA[Coke Habit]]>

How much Coca-Cola do you have to drink to go through severe withdrawal symptoms for weeks when you go cold turkey? Find out in Coke Habit, a short animation about a delicious childhood treat that got out of hand.

The Summer after 10th grade Mike spent two solid weeks with horrible horrible migraines, dizziness, blind spots and tunnel vision — he didn’t know what it was… This is the story of his Coke Habit.

Tags: Coca-Cola   drugs   food   video ]]>
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<![CDATA[A Guide to All the Best, Worst and Weirdest 2017 TV Pilots You’ll Probably Never Watch]]>

As our favorite shows begin their descent into the void (New Girl, Scandal, Girls), new shows are once again out here crying for approval. This year’s TV pilots—full of mostly white male leads and showrunners—include military dramas, medical dramas, Will & Grace and a Lucifer-produced Big Bang Theory spin-off we don’t…


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<![CDATA[5 reasons why websites still matter to local search in 2017]]>
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.
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<![CDATA[Nuclear warfare and the technology of peace]]> The atom captivated the world in 1939. Since the discovery of the neutron in the early 1930s, the international scientific community had been racing to unlock new elements and further understand the immense power trapped inside the smallest, most ba... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/22/the-art-of-nuclear-war/ 906544@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 22 May 2017 15:00:00 GMT <![CDATA[The Costs of A SCANNER DARKLY’s Endless Wartime]]>

The moral consequences of an invisible war.


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<![CDATA[Mark Dery on the old, weird eBay]]>

At Hyperallergic, BB pal Mark Dery mourns the loss of "the Internet's kitschiest, most surreal" flea market and laments its new role as "the world's largest mall."

(In the 1920s,) the Surrealists preferred “Les Puces,” as the flea markets on the outskirts of Paris were called. Andre Breton, the group’s self-appointed leader, wrote in his novel Nadja that the market at Saint-Ouen was “an almost forbidden world of sudden parallels” and “petrifying coincidences,” where unexpected encounters with dreamlike objects lurked around every corner.

EBay, the first e-commerce site, was until recently the web’s kitschier, crummier answer to (cultural critic Walter) Benjamin’s arcades or Breton’s Saint-Ouen. In its early years, its hit-or-miss search engine was conducive to close encounters of the absurd kind. Stumbling around the site, you’d find yourself in some obscure corner, staring in slack-jawed amazement at William Shatner’s kidney stone (auctioned off in 2006 for $25,000) or a Lilliputian suit of armor handcrafted to guinea-pig proportions, guaranteed to keep the dauntless rodent “protected and secure in all situations.” Unlike its sleeker competitor, Amazon, whose algorithms ensure you only see things like those you’ve already seen, eBay seemed, for a while, to facilitate chance meetings with the offbeat and the downright bizarre.

Lists of the most curious, absurd, abject, and grotesque eBay auctions have taken their place in the folklore of consumer culture: the grilled cheese sandwich miraculously emblazoned with an apparition of the Virgin Mary, which sold for $28,000; four golf balls (not just any golf balls; they’d been surgically removed from the belly of a python, who’d mistaken them for hen’s eggs); your advertising slogan tattooed, for $10,000, on some cash-strapped woman’s forehead; a corn flake shaped like the state of Illinois; a Dorito shaped like the pope’s miter; the meaning of life, on offer from a seller who claimed to have “discovered the reason for our existence” and was “happy to share this information with the highest bidder” (which he did, for the dispiritingly small sum of $3.26).

"Mourning eBay’s Days as the Internet’s Kitschiest, Most Surreal Mall" (Hyperallergic)]]> http://boingboing.net/2017/05/22/mark-dery-on-the-old-weird-eb.html 906553@leegovatos.com/fever Mon, 22 May 2017 14:50:35 GMT <![CDATA[Stop overloading your Local SEO content!]]>
Please visit Search Engine Land for the full article.

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<![CDATA[Frank Cho, Still Drawing Wonder Woman Covers… And His Future?]]> He may have walked off the Wonder Woman Rebirth variant cover gig over conflicts with Greg Rucka – replaced by Harley Quinn – but that doesn’t stop Frank Cho.


Here is his Wonder Woman #111 cover recreation in which Wonder Woman fights her robot double, for Detroit Motorcity Con.


You know, now that Greg Rucka is leaving the Wonder Woman twice-monthly series, could we see a return to the Amazon warrior from Cho? He does have a planned Wonder Woman projects still at DC…


Frank Cho, Still Drawing Wonder Woman Covers… And His Future?

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<![CDATA[What if every human ever born came back to life today?]]>

The YouTube channel RealLifeLore uses the unusual thought experiment, “What if every human ever born came back to life today?” as a springboard for examining world populations, historical life expectancy, and much, much more.

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<![CDATA[Cool animal animation with an 80s Asian vibe]]>

Animator Miao Jing created Hills Beyond a River, which follows several animals traveling through a stylized geometric landscape. Great full-screen with headphones! (more…)

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<![CDATA["What happens when Columbo’s cases go to court?"]]> An episode by episode answer to the question, “As a former prosecutor, how many of Columbo’s cases would actually hold up in court?”]]> http://www.superpunch.net/2017/05/what-happens-when-columbos-cases-go-to.html 905881@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 20 May 2017 15:20:00 GMT <![CDATA[Should You Add City to Your Business Name at Google My Business?]]> Continue reading Should You Add City to Your Business Name at Google My Business?
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<![CDATA[How to hide tiny artworks in your URLs]]> We all know the humble URL; it tells the internet where we want to go. But, as digital artist Alexander Reben discovered, it can do so much more. It turns out that entire webpages can live within its character string -- you just need to know how to b... ]]> https://www.engadget.com/2017/05/20/how-to-hide-tiny-artworks-in-your-urls/ 905867@leegovatos.com/fever Sat, 20 May 2017 14:30:00 GMT <![CDATA[Europe’s View of Trump]]> robertreich:

European governments, preparing for a round of major summits with Donald Trump, are wary.

I spent much of the past week speaking with officials and cabinet ministers in Europe. All they wanted to talk about was Trump. 

Here, in summary, are the most frequent remarks I heard from them, and from others in my travels, in rough order of frequency:

1. Trump is unstable, and we’re not going to count on anything he says or commits to.

2. Trump doesn’t support NATO or European integration.

3. Trump is actively encouraging racist nationalists in our country.

4. Trump is allied with Putin to bring Europe down.

5. There’s no doubt Trump worked with Putin to win the U.S. presidential election.

6. If Trump’s polls drop too low, he’ll start a war in order to get Americans to rally around him. (Opinions varied on whether Trump’s war would be with North Korea, Iran, terrorists in Nigeria, or an escalation in Syria, Iraq, or Afghanistan.)

7. How did you Americans come to elect this ego-maniac? (Others called him an infant, moron, ignoramus, fool.)

8. He’s another Berlusconi (or Franco, Mussolini, Salazar, Hitler).

9. We remember fascism. We never thought it would happen in America.

10. The world depends on American leadership. We’re very worried.

My overall impression: Anti-Trump sentiment is even stronger in Europe than it is in the U.S. If Trump expects his European trip to give him a reprieve from his troubles at home, he’s mistaken.

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<![CDATA[16 Random Facts About The Titanic That Will Send You Spiraling Down A Rabbit Hole]]>
1. A first-class ticket cost $2,560, which is more than $61,000 today.

For the price of that ticket, passenger Charlotte Drake Cardeza got a three-room suite with two bedrooms and a sitting room, plus two wardrobe rooms and a bath. She also had a private, 50-foot-long promenade deck.

2. There is an actual letter that was not only written the day the Titanic sank, but that survived the tragedy.

The letter, which was written by survivor Esther Hart and is printed on Titanic letterhead, talks about how Hart and her daughter were both set to sing in a concert on board the ship "tomorrow night."

3. The violin that was being played as the Titanic sank was auctioned off in 2013 for $1.7 million.

The auction house Henry Aldridge and Sons spent seven years proving the violin was genuine and belonged to Wallace Hartley, who was the band leader of the Titanic.

4. On April 11, 1912, three days before the ship sank, second-class passengers ate boiled hominy, grilled ox, kidneys and bacon, fried potatoes, buckwheat cakes, and more.

5. And on April 12, 1912, first-class passengers ate halibut with a shrimp sauce, fillets of duckling with green peas, caramel pudding, and more.

See more »]]>
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<![CDATA[Joshua Reviews Thomas Vinterberg’s The Commune [Theatrical Review]]]>

The Commune is a profoundly intriguing venture. Seeing Thomas Vinterberg jettison the Hollywood trappings of his last film, the middling Far From The Madding Crowd, this new picture finds the filmmaker teaming with a distinctly talented co-writer for a film that sees him take on similar themes of love, loss and interpersonal relationships that has been a mainstay throughout his career.

The above-mentioned co-writer is none other than A War writer/director Tobias Lindholm, a name that may not mean much to those new to Vinterberg’s work after being introduced through his stateside debut, but one adds profound intrigue to an already interesting picture. Set in the 1970s, the film introduces us to Anna, a well-respected newswoman, and her husband Erik, an architecture teacher at a nearby university. Married and living a seemingly rewarding life in Copenhagen, the couple have their squabbles, but outside of the usual boredom one feels as they further along in their career, their lives seem to be going swell. However, when Erik’s father passes away suddenly, they’re left with endless grief and a gigantic house with not enough to fill the space.

Erik is clear in his belief that the house should be sold and the family moved into a smaller abode, however, Anna (herself unhappy with Erik’s increasingly pessimistic nature) decides to go out on a limb and suggest a shocking option. Seeing a trend of communal living that was on the rise throughout the area at the time, Anna suggests they try their hand at it, subsequently teaming up with a group of friends both old and new. Itself an interesting look at the blending of cultures, this would be enough to make a rewarding piece of socio-political filmmaking at a time when nationalism is rising across the planet. However, Vinterberg and Lindholm’s minds are set on a different narrative thread.

Through his teaching, Erik falls for a beautiful young student of his, a relationship that Anna accepts at the beginning, even going as far as to invite the young woman to move into the commune with them. Seeing this affair as a way for Erik to get over his hump of apathy (if you will), Anna is understanding and even invites his new beau out shopping when they are introduced. However, what follows is a gorgeously crafted, if slight, meditation on middle-age malaise, cultural understanding and the interplay between sudden change and time tested connections.

As a piece of writing, Lindholm and Vinterberg’s screenplay is quite good. Seemingly relegating the interplay of the wide array of cultures living under the sole roof of this commune to a secondary or tertiary focus is a problem, or at least something one desperately craves as they view the film. Set during the ‘70s and all of the social upheaval that came along with that, the film touches upon that throughout the film, but only in service of questioning the couple at the core of the picture. The screenplay, however, is tight despite the 111 minute runtime, giving the viewer a deep insight into the central characters and the interplay between each of them in their various pairings. Of particular intrigue is the character of Freja, the couple’s daughter. Played by Martha Sofie Wallstrom Hansen, this is not only an entrancing performance, but it’s also a beautifully quiet turn in a film that shines in its smallest moments. Be it the utterance of the simple line “I’m bored” that sets the film off or the discovery by Freja of her father’s affair that itself sets Freja off on her own journey of self discovery, the film is full of these type of minor moments that elevate the proceedings.

A tender, if cold, picture, The Commune sees Vinterberg at the top of his directorial game. While some of his films over his career have been less than stellar in comparison to his masterpiece, The Celebration, they’re routinely some of their given year’s most beautiful pieces of work. His latest is no different, as it’s a richly textured film, at its very best when it allows each performance to truly breath. High on intimacy, Vinterberg’s latest effort sees him leave the literary grandiosity of Far From The Madding Crowd and get back to ground level, portraying the dissolution of a family and a marriage with nuance and deep empathy. Driven by gorgeous photography and some superlative production design, this is a real return to form for one of world cinema’s most interesting filmmakers.

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<![CDATA["How the Hell Did David Lynch Get Away With the Twin Peaks Finale?"]]> GQ:
In a sudden burst of passion, David Lynch—who had more or less abandoned his creative role on the series (but popped up regularly to play Cooper’s FBI boss, Gordon Cole)—suddenly came back to Twin Peaks and threw out much of an already completed finale script. Instead, he rewrote large chunks of the story in real time—and he did it all in his usual, cryptic manner, leaving the rest of the production scrambling to accommodate his unique vision. When location liaison Barry Gremillion, still working from the original finale script, asked Lynch a logistical question, Lynch replied: "I wouldn’t pay too much attention to that script if I were you."
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<![CDATA[The Quad Launches A New Series On Immigration On Film]]>

Over the last handful of years, immigration has become not only a hotly contested political issue, but one that has birthed nationalist movements globally. Subsequently giving rise to an expansion of these parties and movements, immigration is only increasing in political discussion. And even some film programmers are seeing this as the most important moment to contextualize cinema’s relationship with this issue.

At the newly refurbished Quad Cinema in New York City, the theater and its programmers have collected roughly two dozen films ranging from comedies to historical epics for a new series entitled Immigrant Songs. Shining a light on some of the great unsung immigrant stories from the likes of Jonas Mekas while setting them alongside masterpieces like Charlie Chaplin’s The Immigrant (which sees its centennial anniversary this year), this series is a direct response to current political climates across the world and hopes to give context to the immigrant experience globally.

America prides itself on being a cultural melting pot, and thankfully this series is about as close to a cinematic one as you’ll ever find. Take, for example, one of the series’ most popular comedies, Coming To America. While seemingly out of place at a major art theater, this iconic Eddie Murphy comedy is a delightful look at the immigrant experience taken to it’s absolutely cartoonish extreme. While not the highest brow of picture, particularly when taken in comparison to other films it is set next to, it’s a crowd pleasing laugh riot that harnesses everything that made star Eddie Murphy the comedic juggernaut he once was.

You want high brow? Look to Jonas Mekas, who has one of his many masterpieces included among the ranks of this series. Entitled Reminiscences of a Journey to Lithuania, an experimental ode to the homeland he and his brother Adolfas shared. After a nearly 25 years away from Lithuania, Mekas blends archival materials with diary-like narration that turns the picture into a devastating love letter of sorts. A shorter entry in the Mekas ouvre, this is one of his most profoundly loving and stylistically inventive works.

Silent films are also included here. Reginald Barker’s 1915 silent melodrama The Italian is set to screen on May 28. A gorgeous and brazenly dark melodrama, The Italian follows George Beban’s gondolier as he emigrates to the US in hopes of convincing his loved ones that he’s truly made of something. However, as with any melodrama worth its weight in heightened emotions, tragedy strikes suddenly, turning the film into something far more intense. A haunting look at the immigrant experience at the turn of the century, The Italian is at once a superlative piece of silent filmmaking and also a devastating historical and cultural document.

And Hell, there are even science fiction pictures here. I’m specifically speaking of the amazing trio of films that include John Sayles’ Brother From Another Planet, the David Bowie-starring Man Who Fell From Earth and the rarely seen Slava Tsukerman picture Liquid Sky. Numerous pieces have been written about both the Sayles and Roeg films, so I’ll focus this small graf on Tsukerman’s 1982 indie. Very clearly influenced by the Roeg film in question here, Tsukerman’s film oozes the same Bowie-esque androgyny, but taken to the next level. Starring Anne Carlisle in dual roles that blur gender lines, the film is a gorgeous and riotous piece of work, and is at once a new person in a new land story that so many of these films feature, and also a deeply surreal vision of the 80s New Wave scene in New York. It’s truly a vision unlike any you’ve ever experienced before, and a film that is absolutely peer-less.

I could go on for thousands of words describing the various blockbusters and even animated films (shouts to An American Tale) that are a part of this incredible lineup, but for a full rundown of films and screenings head over to The Quad for the details. The series runs May 19-June 1.

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<![CDATA[Video Explains How Marilyn Monroe Inspired TWIN PEAKS]]>

If you're a big Twin Peaks fan you likely already know this, but if not be sure to watch this video! Essentially the story of Twin Peaks revolves around a former project in which Lynch started a project centered around the mystery behind the death of Marilyn Monroe. The project was dropped when no details regarding the mystery could be confirmed, and voila...Twin Peaks became a thing. Hear the story in more detail below. 

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<![CDATA[A history of tea, the second most-consumed beverage in the world]]>

From TED-ed and tea expert Shunan Teng, a short video on the history of tea, from its invention in China to its role in globalization.

Our history of tea begins with the legend of the “divine famer” Shen Nong who is credited in many ancient Chinese texts with various agricultural accomplishments. However, some scholars of ancient China now believe Shen Nong might in fact originally have referred to a group of people, living within China and utilizing particularly advanced agricultural techniques for the era. Over time this people’s knowledge of farming was canonized in the form of legends about a divine farmer who shared their name, and whose fame ultimately eclipsed their own.

Tags: food   Shunan Teng   video ]]>
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<![CDATA[LGBTQIA+ Short Film “In A Heartbeat” Gets A Teaser]]> in a heartbeat

I don’t care how dead inside you are; this is adorable.

Summary: A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dreams.

In a Heartbeat was backed by Kickstarter and will be released on YouTube this summer.

in a heartbeat

LGBTQIA+ Short Film “In A Heartbeat” Gets A Teaser

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<![CDATA[What to Do When You Need $100, Fast ]]>

A new poll from Bloomberg suggests that almost half of Americans would have a hard time affording a $100 emergency, like a speeding ticket, medical bill, or other unexpected expense. Consider the idea that maybe this says less about the financial habits of Americans than it does our garbage economy.


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