Cafeína: Crise Financeiró-Económica do Catano →
Well, I was going to write about the financial crisis, but Alex just beat me to it…
Megamovies - TV shows as days-long movies →
Jason Kottke delivers his own take on a 1999 essay by Vincent Canby in which The Sopranos are described as a ‘megamovie’, fullfiling the promise of then-megalomaniac film experiments such as Erich von Stroheim’s Greed. Kottke lists a few ‘megamovies’, my favourite one of course being the 60-hour The Wire. I think it’s high time film historians include this...
Lifehacker: Ten IKEA Furniture Mods →
Alfred Hitchcock Complains About His Hotel Room →
Very funny, while being a primer on Hitchcock’s art direction.
Xkcd's House of Pancakes →
A parody of Mark Danielewski’s House of Leaves, which I read a while ago and thought it was brilliant. It is the multi-layer story of a biker dude who found out some academic papers written by an old crazy professor about a documentary film about a house that is bigger in the inside, than on the outside. Confusing? It certainly is.
Cafeína: Vamos todos falir! →
The 2008 IgNobel Winners →
Including, appropriately enough: “ECONOMICS PRIZE. Geoffrey Miller, Joshua Tybur and Brent Jordan of the University of New Mexico, USA, for discovering that a professional lap dancer’s ovulatory cycle affects her tip earnings.” Such is the brilliance of economists…