Monthly Archives: July 2012

Sad Keanu

Really identifying with Keanu Reeve’s for some reason right now.

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Matt Taibbi on Presidents & Mitt Romney

Most presidents have something under the hood – wit, warmth, approachability, something. Even the most liberal football fan could enjoy watching an NFL game with George Bush. And even a Klansman probably would have found some of LBJ’s jokes funny. … Continue reading

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Leigh Alexander and Slavoj Zizek

A reminder that this talk by Leigh Alexander exists: She makes the following claim quite near the end of her talk: “…we need to trigger that panic response that gives birth to new societies.” And a quote from Slavoj Zizek … Continue reading

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I am in Melbourne right now

Come up and say hi if you see me on the street!

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Liquid nuclear reactors powered by Thorium

Christopher Person put me onto this documentary about the energy potential of Thorium and I gotta say, it’s mighty convincing. Some interesting takeaways: it almost doesn’t matter how perfect a thorium/liquid salt reactor is, it just didn’t have the allies … Continue reading

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Jon McCalmont on Prometheus, Myths and Calvinball stories

At his consistently exceptional ‘Ruthless Culture’ blog Jonathan McCalmont has a great meta-review of Prometheus, in which he locates the film within the broader constellation of ‘myth-making’ in films and modern popular culture that is so prevalent right now. Having … Continue reading

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David Wenham’s pitch-perfect ‘Bogan’ in Gettin’ Square

David Wenham is the Ur-bogan in the film Getting Square, Part 1 (the sound is very quiet): And part 2: Even without any of the wider context of why he’s going out the window with no pants or shirt (something about … Continue reading

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Diablo 3’s missed opportunity

You know how the story of Diablo 3 just doesn’t make any sense? And you know how Deckard Cain is kind of like the unofficial “hero” of the story, even though he gets killed off in the first act (OOPS … Continue reading

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Fuck everything about this.

A violent excess of “realism” is being forced upon young people. “…I’ve kind of made sure i’ve been involved in a lot of extra-curricular stuff.” “You were actually thinking about your CV, age 19 or 20?” “I was. You have … Continue reading

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Just some tweets I found.

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