Films and movies

A friend recommended the cartoon “Clone High” so I have gone through the first few episodes. Early on and repeatedly I noticed how the relationships between the characters are a lot like those in Archie comics. Abraham Lincoln is the straight man or the stand-in for the reader. Like Archie, his main emotional drive is […]

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Richard Dawkins’ Unweaving the Rainbow includes a great discussion of the scientific uses of the Fourier transform. Most amusingly: “The side-to-side waving of the urine trail on the road was presumably produced by the long [elephant] penis acting as a pendulum (it would be a sine wave if the penis were a perfect, Newtonian pendulum, […]

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Dr. Doug McAdam – Social Movements: Power from Above and Below (FSI 2010) (Darlings, I would normally embed the video, but something really weird is happening with YouTube’s embed tools ATM) Doug McAdam

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I saw the 70mm film version of “Dunkirk” last night and found much to appreciate about it. The production values are excellent, and it generally seems an unusually realistic depiction of history and combat, with less of the spectacle and fewer of the implausible dramatic storylines that often dominate the genre. The non-linear storytelling adds […]

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It’s gimmicky and I find it hard to see personal cars and automobile infrastructure as part of a sustainable future, but this video still has historical relevance:

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Here’s a taste of how I have spent the last 15+ days: Here’s one I prepared earlier (Where Essays Come From):

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