"We found it to be utterly impossible at any scale."
Sunday, May 31, 2015
A flutist and other musicians complained about feeling uncomfortable while playing near Roy. After one complaint, the orchestra put up a Plexiglas shield between Roy and principal flutist Christine Davis.
Saturday, May 30, 2015
"6 Video Games That Accidentally Make You The Bad Guy"
By World Box.
When Lampton mailed in drafts, they came back with comments written in several colors. “There were other people, looking at your books, making comments. They're phantoms,” he says.
To commemorate the 10th anniversary of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, Petra Nemcova, a Czech model who survived the disaster by clinging to a palm tree, decided to pull out all the stops for the annual fund-raiser of her school-building charity, the Happy Hearts Fund.In addition to the cost of the party,
The former president of the United States agreed to accept a lifetime achievement award at the June 2014 event after Ms. Nemcova offered a $500,000 contribution to the Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation. The donation, made late last year after the foundation sent the charity an invoice, amounted to almost a quarter of the evening’s net proceeds — enough to build 10 preschools in Indonesia.
Louisiana State University is currently facing the prospect of a $55.5 million state funding cut, even as it's building a large so-called lazy river in the shape of the school's initials as part of an $84.75 million overhaul of its recreation facilities.
Friday, May 29, 2015
Nike is committed to creating the most premium experiences for our consumers online. Bots have been compromising the experience around specific products. We’re working hard to make sure real consumers are the ones getting access.
As part of this commitment, we have decided to cancel the online launch of the Air Jordan I Pinnacle and the Air Jordan I High OG Varsity Red scheduled for tomorrow in North America. The launch of the Air Jordan I High OG Varsity Red scheduled for mainland China is also being canceled. Both styles will be available through select Nike retailers and through our stores.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
"This story has been updated to reflect the fact that figures include total migrant worker deaths in Qatar, not just World Cup-related deaths."
Professional toy designer Ryan Whearty has come up with several cool 3D designs featuring the Meltdown Comics mascot, which was designed by cartoonist Daniel Clowes. To celebrate the Daniel Clowes book launch event at Meltdown in Los Angeles on June 5th, the store is inviting owners of 3D printers to bring their machines to the store and participate in a group toy-printing session.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen stories focusing on Nemo's daughter have mostly been lackluster. But Heart of Ice, mashing up Lovecraft/Carpenter's The Thing, and more is terrific. A no-brainer purchase since it's pay what you want.
And speaking of good comics, Velvet Volume 2 (Brubaker, Epting) is great. 18% off at Amazon.
Posted by John at 12:05 PM
"presumably you’re OK with being hauled into court in Singapore because . . . your money found its way to a Mexican mortgage broker"
VC on the FIFA arrests:
I would be delighted to see FIFA destroyed and reconstituted as something a little less like the odious mass of corruption that it has become over the years . . .
But still, one has to wonder:
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
"Workers in a division of Los Angeles' Department of Transportation collected unusually high amounts of overtime pay"
"workers in the department's traffic paint and sign division billed an average of $48,100 in overtime in fiscal year 2013-14. That compared with $8,377 in other city departments"
"Mexican authorities last week discovered a network of 39 narco-surveillance cameras that were videotaping 52 vantage points"
"in the northern border city of Reynosa, Tamaulipas."
Monday, May 25, 2015
"in June the city plans to switch on cameras that have been off at eight intersections since January, and add seven more intersections."
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
Along with other SDCC exclusives, including the phasing Vision figure.
Posted by John at 3:37 PM
When your elementary school children answer questions about your favorite things:
Anyway, I asked him why he made so many things up, and what he said was devastating: He said he didn’t know the answers. I am normally someone who feels the upper ranges of working mother guilt. This made me take to my bed.
But the one you’re contacting me about is the one I posted on Twitter. It was my 4-year-old’s, which included many of the same questions. His answers, while not wholly inaccurate, were problematic just the same.
Posted by John at 3:17 PM
Thursday, May 21, 2015
"With a modern design and an obsessive attention to detail...the new home of the St. Paul Saints...becomes one of the most noteworthy ballparks in all of baseball."
"the best seats in the house, arguably, are at the drink rail in left field, beyond the berm. These seats sell day of game for $5, and they offer a great view of the action and the grandstand, framed by a background of Lowertown brick buildings and the downtown St. Paul skyline."
"Ratter, a network of local tabloid sites founded by former Gawker editor A.J. Daulerio" laid "off its entire editorial staff"
"Gawker Media CEO Nick Denton invested $500,000 in Ratter."
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
"Disney’s Japan arm has hired calligraphy artist Sisyu to create a unique kanji characters that corresponds to each of Riley’s emotions."
"Meanwhile, the IRS rep she was speaking to was on hold while trying to call into Stern’s program."
Posted by John at 4:35 PM
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
"It looks idyllic. Should you enter the water, however, three things may happen: the surfers may surround, harass and possibly assault you. Their friends may roll rocks on you as you clamber back up the cliff. Your car may be vandalised."
1602 WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #3
MARGUERITE BENNETT with KIERON GILLEN (w)
STEPHANIE HANS with FRAZER IRVING (a)
Cover by STEPHANIE HANS
E IS FOR EXTINCTION #3
CHRIS BURNHAM (w) • RAMON VILLALOBOS (a)
Cover by Ian Bertram
BUCKY BARNES: THE WINTER SOLDIER #11
ALES KOT (W) • MARCO RUDY AND LANGDON FOSS (A)
Cover by MICHAEL DEL MUNDO “CUDDLE TIME”
Monday, May 18, 2015
At the BBTS. Sure hope Fury Road gets some of the merchandising love Pacific Rim got.
Posted by John at 3:49 PM
"Joining the lineup with Joy, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Anger are secret characters Bing Bong and Rainbow Unicorn!"
Our arrest was dramatic.
We were on a quiet stretch of road in the capital, Doha, on our way to film a group of workers from Nepal.
The working and housing conditions of migrant workers constructing new buildings in Qatar ahead of the World Cup have been heavily criticised and we wanted to see them for ourselves.
"Ms. Pac-Man, Space Invaders and Galaga - at Stockholm Arlanda Airport and Göteborg Landvetter Airport you can now play some of the most classic and loved arcade games. Play with whatever foreign left over coins you have in your pocket - and at the same time help the Red Cross. Behind the project is Swedavia Swedish Airports and the Swedish Red Cross, together they have developed a more refined version of the traditional collecting box."
Devin Faraci on the last 30 years of Star Wars and any effort to fill in the backstory of the Fury Road characters:
What had been an exercise in the imagination turns into a rote recital of facts and figures. What had been mythic becomes mundane.
"They've been doing this for years, taking cubs away from the tiger mothers and piglets away from the sows, switching the litters."
"It's a tourist attraction. The animals I saw there were in the worst state I've ever seen"
Sunday, May 17, 2015
One of my MANY days in the wastelands as Furiosa Stunt Double on #MadMaxFuryRoad pic.twitter.com/kxjI3PIAKt— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 14, 2015
Me spending a lot of time under the war rig on the move #furiosa #MadMaxFuryRoad pic.twitter.com/NkLpR1CU0A— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 15, 2015
Getting ready to do my next stunt on the move with cars ramping on fire beside, camera guys ready #MadMaxFuryRoad pic.twitter.com/x6mGc23Ftg— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 15, 2015
#MadMaxFuryRoad #furiosa my arm and I went through a lot together over 8 months of filming pic.twitter.com/kiXyKNZKX7— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 15, 2015
My view from inside the war rig during rock rider attack #MadMaxFuryRoad #furiosa pic.twitter.com/DqczaH5PeR— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 15, 2015
Getting ready to go out on the move under the war rig #MadMaxFuryRoad #Furiosa pic.twitter.com/cjg7ux3BMs— Dayna Grant (@Daynastunts) May 16, 2015
If anything, the movie is better than you have heard.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
Though overwhelming in their apparent simplicity, what the common eye won’t realise is that each of Young’s sculptures are hand drawn, hand cut and handcrafted, layer on layer to create the end product. There is no high-tech equipment involved but the complexity comes from the planning phase, which Young describes as ‘a lot of work’. Internally, he works out what he wants to make and how he wants it to look, “I do a lot of thinking before I even start to draw or cut”, and he then sketches the concept by hand, brainstorming the look and feel.