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08 Jun 21:01

Cameo Wood, Filmmaker

by claudia

Our guest this week is Cameo Wood. Cameo is an EMMY nominated filmmaker. She is also a former tech founder, founded an urban beekeeping store, was the first to perform Turing’s Original Imitation Game experiment, and has completed grad programs in Egyptology and Medical Neuroscience.

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momentlens
Moment Anamorphic Lens ($150)
There’s a company called Moment and what they do is they create incredibly high quality lenses for photography, or for filmmaking. They have this new one called an anamorphic lens which has incredibly high quality glass, and you can just pop this right on your iPhone, and capture beautiful images. An anamorphic lens is a very high quality type of lens. Whenever you see a film and you see this beautiful, incredibly in-depth, sort of rich looking video, and horizontal lens flares in like this widescreen letterbox look, that’s indicative of being an anamorphic lens. With this you can get all the lens flares that you want and this beautiful widescreen letterbox look. They have their own app, the Moment filmmaking app, so you can control aperture, and all different kinds of frame rates to really create cinematic looking video just from your iPhone, and it’s just absolutely beautiful.

peakcamerastrap
Peak Design Black Slide Camera Strap ($65)
I really like Peak Design’s other products like their backpacks, and bags, they’re very popular here in the Bay area, but I found this thing called the slide. So, it looks like a regular camera strap, and where you would connect the strap to the camera, instead of having something that is permanently attached, it just has these clips. The clips are basically strings of incredibly strong material that attach to your camera using these little circular dongles hanging off your camera. When I was recently in Egypt, I was bringing my iPhone, and a mirror, this camera, and a DSLR. So rather than just having numerous camera straps which I’ve done in the past, I decided instead to just have one strap, and all of my cameras have the these little dongle clips attached to them, so that I could just pull the camera out of my bag, snap it into my strap, and go. And again, it only takes 10 seconds or so to just clip them in, and I found the entire system incredibly easy to use. I never had any problems with being able to get the clips on, or off, and I never had any failures where the clip failed. So, I found this incredibly useful.

mycharge
myCharge 10050mAh portable charger ($90)
I understand that everyone has their favorite charger. I just happened to randomly get this charger while I was in an airport, and I had forgotten whichever one I usually had at that time, and now I have two, or three of these. So, this particular charger looks sort of like a small silver brick that we’ve sort of become familiar with. It’s silver, it sort of has the shape of a book, and it is a 4.6 inches, by 2.8 inches, by around one inch, and it weighs about one pound. I love this thing because one, I don’t need to find a plug, it doesn’t have anything extra, it just has a little flip down wall plug. I just plug it into any wall, it has two cables built into it, so it has an iPhone cable, which I use an iPhone, and it also has a micro USB, so I can charge other people’s stuff, and in the bottom of it, it has just a regular USB plug, so I can plug any kind of USB device into it. It’s 10,050 milliamp hours, so it can charge my iPhone, my iPad fully, multiple times. I’ve been in film festivals where I’ve been waiting for the next film, and everyone’s phone is dying, and so I’ve been able to charge like three phones at a time on this while we’re all waiting in line. So, especially on things like international flights where sometimes the in-seat charging isn’t working, I’m able to watch movies, and do all kinds of work just using one, or two of these. I find them just massively useful, especially when I’m traveling in the outback.

foldingbags
Folding heavy-duty bags ($25/3pk)
I’ve been using these folding heavy duty bags for about three years now, and these are super low tech, but they are amazing. They’re sort of almost cubes, they fold incredibly small, they have a solid piece of plastic built into the bottom that folds down, so that it has a solid bottom. They can carry up to about 45, 50 pounds in each. I can use these for carrying heavy liquids around, I use them at home, because they’re rectangular enough that you can sort of stack them, and whenever I have donations, I can load those in and fill them with cans, I can use them for absolutely anything. Every time I go to the grocery store, all the packers are like, “These are amazing. These are the best bags I’ve ever seen.”

Also mentioned:

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EMMY nominated short film Real Artists
I made a film about two years ago now called Real Artists. Real Artists is a film about a young woman who is interviewing at her dream job at an animation studio, and finds that films are no longer made entirely by people. It touches on artificial intelligence, and memory erasing drugs.

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06 Jun 15:56

Good Ominous – DORK TOWER 04.06.19

by John Kovalic


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16 May 00:13

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Stress

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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Honestly, do brains ever actually help with anything other than breathing?


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07 Apr 12:51

How to Read a Sake Label, Part 1: Ginjo Explained

by Stephen Allison

Sake is a captivating beverage. For me, part of its allure lies in its diversity of style: sake can taste rich and savory or delicate and fruity, can be served chilled or piping hot, and is equally at home in a crystal wine glass or an unassuming ceramic tumbler. It can even be aged (called koshu), made into a dessert beverage (called kijoshu), or see a cedar-barrel finish (called taru-zake). Getting comfortable with sake is highly rewarding, as there is much to appreciate in this underrepresented category.

Whenever I share my love of sake with friends I hear two common views: “Isn’t sake only drunk with sushi?” or “I’m curious about it, but the Japanese labels and terms are intimidating!” Sake and food pairing principles are for another post, but for now I’ll say that sake is one of the most food-friendly beverages on the planet. Try a warm kimoto junmai with lasagna or pesto sometime, when you do it’s hard to go back to wine. It’s also amazing with cheese, as evidenced here and here.

Today’s post will focus on remedying some of the frustration of interpreting a sake label. The first thing to know is that reading the label is not hard once you know a handful of key words. But before I define these terms, it is important to understand that too often people equate them with a quality pyramid. For example, don’t think of junmai ginjo as “higher quality” than junmai. These are two different styles of sake, like white wine and red wine or stout and pale ale. While the lines are blurry, it is best to think of them as distinct.

I think of sake styles in terms of the “old-style” and “new-style,” like old-world and new-world wine. Old-style sake tastes savory with grainy flavors and has been around for centuries, while new-style sake is fruitier has been on the market for only about four decades. The key word to tip you off that you are drinking the new stuff is “ginjo.”

Ginjo Sake encompasses four terms: ginjo, daiginjo, junmai ginjo, and junmai daiginjo. You’ll notice that the permutations stem from the presence or absence of “dai” and “junmai,” so let’s unpack their meanings:

Ginjo translates to “scrutinized fermentation,” a reference to the fastidious methods used to brew the style not employed with old-style sake. It is made from rice polished more heavily than old-style sake, to a minimum of 60%, and fermented with modern yeast varieties that ferment cooler over a longer period. The result is a sake with fruit-forward aromatics and a delicate structure to be served either room temperature or chilled.

Dai translates to “greater.” Legally a Daiginjo sake must use rice polished to a minimum of 50%, but philosophically a brewer’s Daiginjo is the pinnacle of their craft. It is like the “family reserve,” to make another wine analogy. If you are unfamiliar with rice polishing and why it is important, consider this: sake rice varieties have an opaque white center that is almost all starch, which is what is needed for fermentation. Surrounding that starchy center are fats, proteins, and minerals which can cause off-flavors and a rough texture if present in high quantities. Before brewing commences, these non-starch components are removed by running the raw rice through a milling machine that polishes them away. In short, the more the rice is polished, the cleaner and more refined the sake will taste.

Junmai translates to “pure rice.” This term refers to a decision made in the brewing process; after fermentation but before pressing, a brewer is allowed to add “jozo” alcohol to the sake. Jozo alcohol is a neutral spirit, usually distilled from sugarcane. If ginjo sake is brewed without this alcohol addition, it is called Junmai Ginjo. Why add jozo alcohol? It does not contribute flavor nor does it increase the sake’s alcohol content, as almost every sake is diluted with water before bottling. What it does do is help extract flavor from the rice while thinning structural elements such as acidity, amino acid content, body, sweetness, and length of finish.

Now that you know all about ginjo, I encourage you to try a couple examples. Tedorigawa’s “Lady Luck” Daiginjo is light-bodied with a crisp finish, a perfect example of the style. A great contrast is Kikusui’s Junmai Ginjo, which is pictured above: it’s fruity with flavors of cantaloupe, banana, orange, and sweet mochi. It will taste fuller and sweeter than the Tedorigawa, which is to be expected when comparing a Junmai Ginjo to a Daiginjo.

Let us know what you think, while we work on part 2 of this deep dive into sake.

The post How to Read a Sake Label, Part 1: Ginjo Explained appeared first on Drinkhacker: The Insider's Guide to Good Drinking.

24 Mar 22:56

Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal - Transaction

by tech@thehiveworks.com


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I like to imagine Jesus has tried a second coming literally hundreds of times and it just keeps getting thwarted.


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13 Mar 21:14

1106-Starcrash

by David Rogers

Film Year:  1978
Genre:  Science Fiction
Director:  Luigi Cozzi
Starring:  Caroline Munroe, Caroline Munroe's lady parts, Marjoe Gortner, Judd Hamilton, David Hasselhoff, Christopher Plummer, Joe Spinell, Robert Tessier, Nadia Cassini
MST Season:  11

The Movie


Ever wonder what Star Wars would have been like if it had a tenth of the budget and Han Solo were a chick in a latex bikini?  Italian films to the rescue!

Starcrash was directed by Luigi Cozzi, who bad film lovers will note is the director of the Lou Ferrigno Hercules films and Godzilla fans will recognize as the guy who re-edited the first movie and "colorized" it (for the lack of a better word).  The film stars Caroline Munroe and David Hasselhoff, which doesn't surprise anyone, but also features Christopher Plummer for some reason.  Munroe plays a space smuggler who is enlisted by a galactic emperor (played by Plummer) to find a super weapon of a villainous rival.  She is aided by a robot, a dude that can pull any random power out of his ass, and Prince Baywatch himself, David Hasselhoff.  The group encounters many challenges, such as giant robots, space Amazons who are jealous that her clothing is skimpier than theirs, cave men, and a giant space station shaped like a hand.

Starcrash is a rushed film hurried to cash in off the Star Wars craze, made by people who didn't understand it nor desired to put the effort necessary into it.  All things considered the film does have some neat spaceship models, though the execution of the special effects doesn't flatter them.  There are also points where it feels like a blatant copy of Star Wars, up to and including igniting a lightsaber of its own.

But, credit where credit is due, there's something about Starcrash that I like, and it's not necessarily the skin it shows.  It can be said that the film is something of more direct copy of serial filmmaking than Star Wars was, often coming off as theatrical, cheap, and cheesy, but providing fun for the undemanding viewer.  It's spirited in a Buck Rogers kind of way, and adapts it to a trashier sort of filmmaking without losing that campy soul.

Starcrash in general is very much a Saturday Morning Cartoon genre style, only with a lot of cleavage to keep daddy's attention.  It feels like a movie kids would watch and love as it tries to play at their level, yet it's made by people who feel as if a movie like this needs sex appeal.  Because of this Starcrash can seem a little confused as to who it's catering toward at times, but winds up catering to a cult fanbase instead.


The Episode

"I feel like I'm watching a community theater production of Guardians of the Galaxy."

Starcrash is something of a heavenly SCORE for the new Mystery Science Theater season, as it has echos of Rocky Jones, Space Mutiny, with a little bit of Viking Women in that Roger Corman style.  This movie is fun by itself, but adding the sarcastic commentary on top of it just makes for an incredibly good time.  The riffing has a constant stream of laughs as the movie hugs every sort of trope the best MSTed movies deliver and keeps them on screen for Jonah and the Bot's viewing pleasure.  The one downside is that the movie probably would have benefited from a more precision style of the original series a bit more than the speedy delivery of the new cast, though it's a tiny nitpick about us settling for a good episode instead of a great one.

One thing to note about this episode is that they experiment a bit with the riffing format.  There is a fun point early on featuring Caroline Munroe boarding a space ship which is lengthy and silent, to which Jonah pulls out a guitar and jam out an original song in the theater.  It's a creative way of making monotonous dead air fun.  They would take this idea to the next level in the following season's episode Killer Fish.

WE HAVE CELEBRITY GUEST STAR SIGN!  I think it's funny that in the years of being a part of the online community, I've heard a lot of slams on Jerry Seinfeld from my fellow fans, claiming his show Seinfeld was some sort of nadir of television (I've always enjoyed it myself).  Little did most seem to know that the creators of both Joel Hodgson and Jerry Seinfeld were actually good friends in real life which actually lead to Seinfeld guest starring on our favorite show.  Seinfeld has a brief role that he's pretty good in as he visits the Mads as Freak Masterstroke, a capitalist idea man who listens to the pitches of Kinga and Max and turns them into something profitable.  I liked it!  What a masterstroke!

Other segments skew more referential to the movie, as the mid-segment has Jonah dressing up as Akton and in the close they play with space torpedoes (the latter segment is much better than the former, honestly).  Crow also lets his screenwriter persona take over for the first time in a while, as he writes another movie called "World War Space," in which he curiously rips off Candyland.  The Invention Exchange involves a salsa sombrero, while curiously the idea of ripping on Star Wars seems to have infected Jonah and the Bots before they even get to the movie, as Jonah turns Servo into a clone of the droid BB-8.  Hilariously this only lasts mere seconds, because after a cutaway Servo is back to normal and crying...

"I know, buddy, I know.  Those LucasFilm lawyers move so fast."
::weeps softly::  "They said they'd smash my globe!"

Regardless of whether or not this movie could have inspired a better commentary, I find myself loving Starcrash unconditionally.  The movie is just dumb fun, the riffing enhances it quite well, and I have such a good time overall.  This is one of my favorites of the season.

Good



The DVD and Blu-Ray


Starcrash hits DVD and blu-ray as a part of Shout Factory's Season 11 collection, of which mine is the #WeBroughtBackMST3K Collector's Edition blu-ray offered to Kickstarter backers.  Video is crisp and audio is swell.  Like all episodes in the eleventh season, the disc features no bonus features, though it shares it's space with the previous episode, The Beast of Hollow Mountain.
04 Mar 19:53

Wittgenstein Plays Scrabble

Board games rules are based on a fundamental mistake about the nature of fun.
28 Feb 21:39

We Lost Bill Hicks 25 Years Ago

by Kaila Hale-Stern

Bill Hicks

Today marks 25 years since the controversial comedian Bill Hicks’ death. Let’s celebrate his life with some of his best bits.

Bill Hicks is my favorite comedian and will probably always remain so. Some of his now-fabled “comedy” monologues, like “It’s Just a Ride,” are required viewing if you know me. It’s through Hicks’ sarcastic yet ever-honest lens that some of the harsher truths about humanity are exposed.

With insights that were brutal, sensitive, abrasive, uncompromising, brilliant and clear-eyed, Hicks had something for everyone—and the capacity to offend as many. Yet sentiments that urge us to pick love over fear as “It’s Just a Ride” does are as timeless and important now as they were when delivered more than two decades ago. The more things change …

There is a point.  Is there a point to all of this?  Let’s find a point.

Is there a point to my act?  I would say there is.  I have to.

The world is like a ride, in an amusement park.  And when you choose to go on it, you think it’s real, because that’s how powerful our minds are.  And the ride goes up and down, and round and round.  It has thrills and chills, and it’s very brightly coloured, and it’s very loud and it’s fun.  For a while.

Some people have been on the ride for a long time, and they begin to question: “Is this real, or is this just a ride?”

And other people have remembered, and they come back to us, and they say, “Hey, don’t worry.  Don’t be afraid, ever.  Because this is just a ride.”

And we . . . kill those people.  Ha-ha!

“Shut him up! We have a lot invested in this ride! Shut him up! Look at my furrows of worry. Look at my big bank account, and my family. This has to be real.”

It’s just a ride.  But we always kill those good guys who try and tell us that, you ever notice that?  And we let the demons run amok.

But it doesn’t matter, because it’s just a ride, and we can change it any time we want.  It’s only a choice.  No effort.  No worry.  No job.  No savings and money.

[It’s] a choice, right now, between fear and love.  The eyes of fear want you to put bigger locks on your door, buy guns, close yourself off.  The eyes of love, instead, see all of us as one.

Here’s what we can do to change the world, right now, into a better ride:  Take all that money that we spend on weapons and defense each year and, instead, spend it feeding, clothing, and educating the poor of the world – which it would do many times over, not one human being excluded.  And we can explore space together, both inner and outer, forever.  In peace.

[It’s Just a Ride Transcript]

Hicks died at 32 in 1994 from pancreatic cancer. There were times during the George W. Bush era when things in America looked so bleak I would often stop and think what sort of sharp-edged, spot-on, acerbic treatment Hicks would give Bush’s war and fear-mongering. But I can’t even begin to imagine how he would react to the Age of Trump.

Since we can’t know what a present-day world with Bill Hicks would be like, we can at least be grateful that the wonders of the Internet have preserved some of Hicks’ finest material.

Here’s his controversial 1993 appearance that was banned on Letterman because the segment contained material CBS found objectionable, including jokes about religion and the anti-abortion movement. Letterman finally aired the banned segment in 2009 with Hicks’ mother Mary as his guest.

A personal fave:

Oh, and this one:

As Comicbook.com points out, comics fans might recognize Hicks from his depiction in Garth Ennis and Steve Dillon’s Preacher.

Bill Hicks in Preacher

Hicks’ unique brand of humor wasn’t universally beloved, and it surely will not be to some people’s taste if you’re just discovering him now. But there’s no doubt in my mind that the world is much poorer without him, and that I’ll always wish we could hear his distinct voice on the absurdities of our time.

(via Comicbook.com, images: HBO/screengrab, Preacher by Garth Ennis & Steve Dillon)

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16 Feb 13:37

Casual Friday – DORK TOWER 07.02.19

by John Kovalic

Dork Tower is made possible by its amazing Patreon backers. There’s bonus content, swag, and more! The goal for 2019 is to reach three comics up a week, and we’re SO CLOSE! JOIN THE ARMY OF DORKNESS and help!

09 Feb 13:23

Why Nostalgia For Video Games Is Uniquely Powerful

by Alyse Knorr on Kotaku, shared by Virginia K. Smith to Lifehacker

This year, Netflix will premiere the third season of its hit documentary series The Toys That Made Us. This series of 45-minute deep dives into the toys we’re most nostalgic for has covered He-Man, Barbie, Hello Kitty, and more. But video games have been noticeably absent from any of the show’s episodes thus far.…

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29 Jan 14:54

strip for January / 28 / 2019 - Cecil-Jim Baggins, pt 3

29 Oct 23:13

Super Mario and the Meaning of Life




It's turns out the true meaning of life is...beer.
17 Aug 18:11

strip for August / 17 / 2018 - Anatomy of Frank Herbert

12 Jun 00:09

The Blind Philosopher

How do I know that life sucks? Well, I'm still having this conversation for one.
16 Oct 16:53

Outspoken

by The Atheist Pig

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27 Sep 18:35

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26 Sep 02:40

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03 Aug 02:20

Bun Alert

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02 Aug 03:13

Ice

by Robot Hugs

New comic!

It’s hard to articulate this feeling, this sense of impending and total destabilization, the realization that all relationships and all things are fragile and breakable and the world could end at any moment. Everyone, i think, is aware of this, but it is so intense when my obsessive symptoms ramp up that I am immobilized.

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22 Apr 00:23

Should I Deploy On A Friday At 5 PM?

by Vivek Gite

Noop. My rules is pretty simple. No builds. No change. No deploys. No upgrades. It is read-only Friday! Here is a funny t-shirt for you:

Should I Deploy On A Friday At 5 PM?

Should I Deploy On A Friday At 5 PM?

You can order funny t-shirt it from Amazon.

13 Apr 21:14

For Programmers, the Ultimate Office Perk is Avoiding the Office Entirely

by msmash
From a report on Quartz: Over the past decade, designers and engineers have invented dozens of new tools to keep us connected to the office without actually going there. Unsurprisingly, those same engineers have been among the first to start using them in large numbers. More programmers are working from home than ever and, among the most experienced, some are even beginning to demand it. In 2015, an estimated 300,000 full-time employees in computer science jobs worked from home in the US. Although not the largest group of remote employees in absolute numbers, that's about 8% of all programmers, which is a significantly larger share than in any other job category, and well above the average for all jobs of just under 3%. [...] Programmers not only work from home more often than other employees, when they do they are more likely to work all day at home. From 2012 to 2015, the average full-time programmer who worked from home said they spent an average of five and a half hours doing so. That's an 92% increase in the average time spent at home from 2003 to 2005, and nearly double the average for all jobs.

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31 Mar 13:06

Jimmy Butler Is Reportedly As Good As Gone From The Bulls This Summer

by Robby Kalland


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Jimmy Butler is having a career year, but the Bulls have not had similar team success this season. Chicago is currently a game and a half back of the Pacers for the 8-seed in the Eastern Conference as the Bulls have struggled to a 5-9 mark in the month of March.

Chicago was reportedly linked to trade talks involving Butler for the better part of two months leading up to the NBA trade deadline, but nothing materialized and Butler remains in a Bulls jersey. However, with the team dragging its heels to the finish line of the regular season and looking like they’ll miss out on the postseason, Chicago is approaching a crossroads this summer.

Rajon Rondo’s contract is only guaranteed for $3 million next year, so the Bulls can easily waive him and eat that off of next year’s cap space. There are many expecting Dwyane Wade, who is out for the rest of the season with an elbow injury, to opt out of his option. Nikola Mirotic and Michael Carter-Williams will be restricted free agents and Anthony Morrow will be an unrestricted free agent, meaning the Bulls could potentially see five of their seven highest paid players leave this summer.

The only two remaining would be Robin Lopez and Jimmy Butler, but don’t be surprised when Butler trade rumors heat up again leading into June’s draft and beyond if a deal isn’t done by draft night. In fact, according to Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer, one front office source told him Jimmy Butler is “as good as gone” this summer from Chicago.

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The question is where could Chicago – which if they do plan on moving Butler would be entering a rebuilding phase – find the assets they desire in exchange for their superstar. The obvious potential trade partner is Boston, the team that was linked to Butler at the trade deadline and still has tons of future draft assets at their disposal.

There are three key factors that could effect how willing the Celtics are to make that trade happen this summer. The first will be how they perform in the playoffs. If they come close to winning the East or even succeed in doing that and lose the Finals, Danny Ainge might finally see this as the championship window worth moving future assets for another bonafide star to make a push next season. Second, once the NBA Draft Lottery happens we’ll know where Boston’s 2017 picks will be, and that could have an effect on what they’re willing to part with.

The third is that Paul George, who emerged late at the trade deadline as a rumored target of Boston as well, also could find himself on the market along with Butler. One of the things that spooked teams off of George at the trade deadline was his reported desire to play for the Lakers if he didn’t stay in Indiana, but Boston might think they can convince him to stay in 2018 and be part of a championship caliber squad.

If Boston passes on Butler, either for George or to hold onto picks, the other possible trade destinations behind the Celtics are a little bit fuzzier. Most teams with the assets to entice the Bulls into trading Butler are also in the rebuilding phase, while teams that would see Butler as a player they want to jump into contention lack young assets or draft assets to move.

For example, the Hawks reportedly inquired about Butler at the deadline as well, but they don’t have the assets to deal that Boston has and likely wouldn’t want to make that deal without knowing what Paul Millsap will do as a free agent this offseason. The Lakers have young assets, but they’re best served to wait another year and try to scoop up George in free agency.

Then there are wild card teams like Minnesota, which O’Connor used as an example if they landed the top pick. Even without the No. 1 pick, the Timberwolves could produce a package of picks and young players to try and pair Butler with Karl Anthony-Towns and begin making a push into playoff contention in the West.

The Bulls will face the same problems this summer in finding a package of assets that matches Butler’s value that led them to holding onto him at the trade deadline, but the team faltering down the stretch might be enough of a catalyst for them to lower their demands in an effort to reset.

15 Mar 02:21

Classic Episodes Coming to Netflix

by Sampo
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lots of good eps

The Shout! Factory Tumblr blog posted this:

FAN-FAVORITE CLASSIC EPISODES OF MYSTERY SCIENCE THEATER 3000 COMING TO @netflix MARCH 15, 2017!

We’ve got movie sign! Classic episodes of the cult-hit comedy series Mystery Science Theater 3000 (MST3K) are coming to @netflix on March 15, 2017!

Ahead of the much anticipated new season’s release exclusively on Netflix on April 14, 2017, twenty fan-favorite episodes of MST3K will be available to stream, including beloved episodes Manos: The Hands of Fate, Space Mutiny, I Accuse My Parents and Pod People.

Beloved by a legion of fans worldwide and ranked by top media culture critics as one of the best cult television shows of all time, MST3K follows the motley crew of a human host and his two robot sidekicks aboard the Satellite of Love. The hapless host, trapped by mad scientists on a satellite in space, is forced to watch some of the most outrageously unfortunate B-movies ever created. To keep sane, he’s built two robot sidekicks, and together they do a running commentary on the films, affectionately mocking their flaws with inspired wisecracks and acting as a demented movie theater peanut gallery.

Created by Joel Hodgson, MST3K’s first season aired on KTMA-TV in Minneapolis. Its national broadcast life began in 1989 on the Comedy Channel (later to become Comedy Central), where it ran for seven seasons. The show’s final three seasons aired on the Sci-Fi Channel. Series creator Hodgson originally played stranded host, Joel Robinson. When he left in 1993, series head writer Mike Nelson replaced him as the new B-movie victim, and continued in the role for the rest of the show’s run. The format proved to be popular, and during its eleven years and 198 episodes (including one feature film), MST3K attained a loyal fan base and critical acclaim. The series won a Peabody Award in 1993, and was nominated for writing Emmys in 1994 and 1995.

The highly successful Mystery Science Theater Kickstarter campaign to #BringBackMST3K surpassed the goal of fully funding the production of 14 new episodes and set the world record as the highest-funded Film and TV crowdfunding campaign in history. New episodes of Mystery Science Theater 3000, a Netflix original series, will debut on April 14, 2017.

The complete list of classic MST3K episodes coming to Netflix includes:
· Catalina Caper
· Eegah!
· Future War
· The Giant Gila Monster
· Hercules Against the Moon Men
· Horrors of Spider Island
· I Accuse My Parents
· Jack Frost
· Laserblast
· Manos: The Hands of Fate
· Merlin’s Shop of Mystical Wonders
· Pod People
· Puma Man
· Santa Claus Conquers the Martians
· Sidehackers
· Space Mutiny
· Teenagers from Outer Space
· Time Chasers
· Werewolf
· Zombie Nightmare

Thanks to Paul for the heads up.

13 Mar 16:37

Chat Systems

I'm one of the few Instagram users who connects solely through the Unix 'talk' gateway.
09 Mar 02:57

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bunny kisses !



For those in need …

28 Feb 23:43

Definitely not lazy

by CommitStrip

28 Feb 23:14

cheetah-ace: “Can you and your associates arrange that for me,...













cheetah-ace:

“Can you and your associates arrange that for me, Mr. Morden?”

Babylon 5: Series 2 Episode 18

In the Shadow of Z’hadum

27 Feb 21:25

Kierkegaard Relates to the Common Man

What's really tragic is that there are people out there leading happy, carefree lives.
21 Feb 00:30

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