Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Link roundup

1. "Seven out of the 10 most popular stories on last month were run-of-the-mill fantasy football takes."

2. BMD:
It turns out that the ruling Communist Party does not allow films that promote cults or superstitions, and they consider ghost stories to be superstitious. This means that Crimson Peak probably ain't gonna play China.
As Ant-Man opens as the biggest Marvel movie in Chinese history I wonder how the 'no superstition' rule will impact Doctor Strange, a movie about a sorceror. I already was curious how China's ugly history with Tibet would inform Strange's origin story, but now I'm wondering if this rule doesn't mean we'll be subjected to a speech about how Strange's magic is actually quantum field manipulation or some other bullshit.
3. "Rally race driver Alex Roy just completed a 2,700-mile sprint from California to New York behind the wheel of an Autopilot-enabled Tesla Model S in an impressive 57 hours and 48 minutes, spending most of that time hands-off. "