I may be a total space nerd, but you know what? The technical and physics mistakes in Gravity didn’t really bug me that much.
Mystic Seaport has a pretty bitchin’ blacksmith shop.
It’s always amazed me how awesome good 70s music is, and how godawful terrible bad 70s music is.
Deactivation of HAL 9000 in 2001: A Space Odyssey directed by Stanley Kubrick
"I’m haunted by that scene in 2001. What makes it so poignant, and so weird, is the computer’s emotional response to the disassembly of its mind: its despair as one circuit after another goes dark, its childlike pleading with the astronaut—“I can feel it. I can feel it. I’m afraid”—and its final reversion to what can only be called a state of innocence. HAL’s outpouring of feeling contrasts with the emotionlessness that characterizes the human figures in the film, who go about their business with an almost robotic efficiency. Their thoughts and actions feel scripted, as if they’re following the steps of an algorithm. In the world of 2001, people have become so machinelike that the most human character turns out to be a machine. That’s the essence of Kubrick’s dark prophecy: as we come to rely on computers to mediate our understanding of the world, it is our own intelligence that flattens into artificial intelligence." - Nicholas Carr, Is Google Making Us Stupid
January 2014: Coven crap.
February 2014: Shipper crap.
March 2014: Stevie posing with two space aliens.
Have some Robert McCall for the evening.