The Olympics are for everyone, not just someone who happens to own a dancing...– Glenn Wool, on dressage. Exactly my thoughts. From the 50 best jokes from the Edinburgh Fringe. (via The Null Device)
Adventures in European subtitling →
An interesting in-depth article about film and television subtitling practices in Europe. (via Milov)
Sexy People →
“A Celebration of The Perfect Portrait” Ouch. (via Neatorama)
Shuji Terayama's 'Emperor Tomato Ketchup' →
Curious because of Stereolab’s album of the same name, I found this piece of 70s film weirdness (27’ Flash Video - not safe for work). Parts of it bring to mind A Clockwork Orange, released in the same year. (via GMT+9)
What if capitalism is unsustainable, and socialism is impossible? We’re...– Ken MacLeod voices precisely what I’ve always thought: That little fear the things my grandfather taught me about cultivating potatoes will become handy some day (provided soil hasn’t turned to desert or to tarmac). Incidentally, I came across this sobering quote while researching if I...
New mini-documentary? I think it’s time for a third (previously: color/light, life). This one will be somewhat cumbersome, as I don’t want to contribute to yet another time-lapse fest of a documentary. How can I deal with Time without: 1. pictures of clocks, 2. time-lapsing/slow-motion effects, 3. being boring?
Cafeína: Relíquias →
Lifehacker: Install a Water-Saving Shower Shutoff... →
This looks like a great idea, I’m definitely installing one in my shower. It allows you to temporarily shut off the shower without losing that precious hot/cold water balance.
Wired: One Man's Quest to Digitize and Publicize... →
Cliff Bolling has recorded to MP3 thousands of old 78rpm records. His website may be a goldmine for those looking for old out-of-copyright music for film.
Cafeína: Metam-se na vossa vida! →
What can you buy for five dollars? →
Boing Boing: Artificial photosynthesis could make... →
If this is true, it may well be one of the Greatest Science News Ever. Their claim it uses ‘common materials’ is key here, there’d be no point if the contraption required rare metals or whatever other rare elements that will render LCD-type screens and smartphones extinct in ten years, unless someone comes up with ultra-efficient recycling.
Sérgio Brás’ From Romeo Avenue to Juliet Street.