Monthly Archives: August 2015
Wes Craven, Horror Maestro, Dies at 76
eleven, twelve, rest in peace. http://bit.ly/1KzZQYw
WATCH LIVE: Sky 12 over I-35 standoff
white privilege. http://bit.ly/1JHz8s1
A Heckuva Job
“Beyond that, Katrina was special in political terms because it revealed such a huge gap between image and reality. Ever since 9/11, former President George W. Bush had been posing as a strong, effective leader keeping America safe. He wasn’t. But as long as he was talking tough about terrorists, it was hard for the public to see what a lousy job he was doing. It took a domestic disaster, which made his administration’s cronyism and incompetence obvious to anyone with a TV set, to burst his bubble.
“What we should have learned from Katrina, in other words, was that political poseurs with nothing much to offer besides bluster can nonetheless fool many people into believing that they’re strong leaders. And that’s a lesson we’re learning all over again as the 2016 presidential race unfolds.
“You probably think I’m talking about Donald Trump, and I am. But he’s not the only one.” http://nyti.ms/1Q4AFxH
Matte Shot – a tribute to Golden Era special fx: 1941: The Special Visual Effects
OPINION: American devotion to order over justice must end
Will Smith’s new movie “Concussion” terrifies the NFL. Here’s the trailer.
Obama will rename the highest U.S. peak, dropping McKinley for Denali
palin’s head is gonna explode. http://wpo.st/tnsX0
Oliver Sacks, Casting Light on the Interconnectedness of Life
“Dr. Sacks, who died on Sunday at 82, was a polymath and an ardent humanist, and whether he was writing about his patients, or his love of chemistry or the power of music, he leapfrogged among disciplines, shedding light on the strange and wonderful interconnectedness of life — the connections between science and art, physiology and psychology, the beauty and economy of the natural world and the magic of the human imagination.” http://nyti.ms/1Kw7fZ6