Superhero movies are made for a society that has basically given up. The police can’t protect us, the government can’t protect us, there are no more charismatic loners to protect us… So let’s turn things over to the vigilantes. Superheroes need not obey laws or social conventions; they go where they please and do what they want. They pose simple – usually violent – solutions to complex problems. Superheroes operate in a netherworld just this side of fascism.
Man of Steel: why Hollywood needs a break from superhero movies | Film | The Guardian
Our culture has somehow absorbed, or idealized, the merging, the “you complete me” line from “Jerry Maguire.” The idea of unconditional love within couples. And I think we’ve probably way overdone that.
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There’s a bit of a vocabulary problem with that headline. I do believe Naughton is referring to people who use google search, mail, etc. when he says “customers.” We are not google’s customers. We are the commodity that google trades in.
Google has always been about selling us to advertisers. That’s their business model. It’s actually a very short step from selling all of our “metadata” to private companies to giving it to the NSA.
Honestly, closing southbank undercroft to skating to finance “culture” would be like closing the houses of parliament to finance politics. In other words, it don’t make no sense.
(via Can skaters save their South Bank home? – gallery | Art and design | The Observer)
Oh, they better not kill the undercroft. They can put retail any-fucking-where. They only need money. A decent organization should be able to get that without destroying 40 years of history.
(via Skateboarders form village green preservation society for Southbank | UK news | guardian.co.uk)
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I went to school 50 miles from here for 5 years and I never managed to stop for a visit. This weekend, I did manage it.
I will certainly be visiting the Sky Gardens after it opens in spring of next year.
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Invisible brains! That’s before and after up there. This is actually a really interesting technique and the video is worth a watch.
(via Transparent brains reveal their secrets – video | Science | guardian.co.uk)
This seems like a really cool idea. I wonder if there’s a way to directly utilize sunlight and only use all those fluorescents to augment it.
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