Archive for the ‘Entertainment’ Category

BBC’s “Life” and “Frozen Planet”

August 9, 2017

For those of us who loved Planet Earth and Planet Earth II, two more phenomenal nature series…

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Screen Life

July 30, 2017

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~from The New Yorker (July 2017)

America’s National Parks on NatGeo

July 30, 2016

While I love nature shows, there are unfortunately a lot of poorly made ones (sometimes melodramatically narrated, or artificially sensational, or just downright boring).

This is not one of them. This series highlights just how wild certain spaces in these parks still are. Highly recommend for nature lovers.

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RIP Prince

April 21, 2016

“And if the elevator tries to bring you down, go crazy. Punch a higher floor.”

Miss that plane

March 31, 2016

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“Some people feel the rain. Others just get wet.”

December 6, 2015

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Everyman

October 2, 2015

“I dunno what to tell you, Marge! I don’t think about things. I mean, I respect those who do, but… I just try and make the day not hurt until I can crawl back in with you.”

~Homer Simpson

Empathy versus Sympathy (RSA Shorts)

December 15, 2014

Life(Stage)

June 30, 2014
                                HENSLOWE
                   Mr. Fennyman, allow me to explain about the
                   theatre business.  The natural condition is
                   one of insurmountable obstacles on the road
                   to imminent disaster.

				FENNYMAN
                   So what do we do?

                                HENSLOWE
                   Nothing.  Strangely enough, it all turns
                   out well.

                                FENNYMAN
                   How?

                                HENSLOWE
                   I don't know.  It's a mystery.


~ from Shakespeare in Love

The Bill Watterson Interview (Comics Journal, 1989)

April 22, 2014

If you loved Calvin & Hobbes half as much as I, you might enjoy this rare interview with its creator, Bill Watterson, from 1989.

And if you’re an aspiring artist of any stripe, this excerpt from the opening of the interview might be helpful.  Compared to other roads to success, Watterson’s was fairly short.  Yet even he, and his beloved comic strip, had to pass through (at least a little) failure and rejection before finding success.

From the interview:

“Upon graduation in 1980, he became the political cartoonist for The Cincinnati Post, an experience he remembers as relentlessly depressing but mercifully short. Unable to fulfill his editor’s fuzzy notion of what an editorial cartoon should be, Watterson was fired before the end of his first year. For the next five years, Watterson submitted comic strip ideas to the syndicates. Six were developed; six were rejected. United Features Syndicate was the most encouraging, and Watterson’s seventh development contract, this one with UFS, resulted in Calvin and Hobbes. Ironically, UFS declined to distribute it, saying they didn’t think it would sell. Universal Press Syndicate snatched it up and launched it on November 1985.”

Thanks for not giving up, Mr. Watterson.

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