You’re going to keep track of the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars as it happens tonight, right? OF COURSE YOU ARE, THIS WAS THE RHETORICALEST OF RHETORICAL QUESTIONS
If for some silly reason you want to pretend you weren’t, though, you should probably watch this video of how the landing is planned to go.
A group of Japanese soul musicians perform “Tighten Up” by Archie Bell & the Drells. All did not go well for your hosts when we watched it, however.
The premise of Safety Not Guaranteed, directed by Colin Trevorrow, comes from an internet meme: a wanted ad seeking a partner for time travel that found its way onto You’re the Man Now Dog. In the film, a group of magazine staffers try to track down the author of the classified ad, Kenneth (played by Mark Duplass). To get to him, they send their female colleague Darius ([Aubrey] Plaza), who ends up being charmed by Kenneth’s oddball ways.
morgoth, writing a review for Amazon.com:
Before Bruce Lee, there were a few kung fu movie stars. The first huge star was Jimmy Wang Yu who started working in the very first Shaw Brothers sword plays back in 1965. He directed and starred in ‘One-Armed Boxer’ for Golden Harvest in 1971 and is in top form both in front of and behind the camera. While you can clearly see Jimmy Wang Yu is not a real martial artist, he is still one of the best kung fu stars ever. At least 50 people die in this movie and he does the most damage.
If you are a fan of kung fu movies pre-Bruce Lee, this is a must have. Maybe the best basher ever. It’s one of the movies that started the imaginary world where only martial arts schools exist. So the one martial arts school is a gang, and the other school is made up of good people. You just have to go with it, but it more than works. The movie is serious, but takes place in a complete fantasy world. “Never insult Tibetan martial arts”.
Never heard of this but I don’t see how it can’t be awesome.
Arnold Schönberg’s Pierrot Lunaire is one of my favorite musical works of all time. It’s single-handedly responsible for getting me into expressionism and other modernist music. Here’s one of my favorite songs from it, “Der Mondfleck” (#18), performed by soprano Bauwien van der Meer and Ensemble 88.
Bonus material from Wikipedia:
Reaction was mixed, with Anton Webern reporting at the première whistling and laughing, but in the end “it was an unqualified success”.