You guys, the Music Box (musicboxtheatre.com) is celebrating its 30th anniversary by playing some amazing films this weekend. I wish I had time to see them all…hopefully I’ll be able to see two with the wife (TW from here on out).
North by Northwest — maybe my favorite film of all time.
The Big Lebowski — nobody fucks with da Jesus
Citizen Kane — one of the greatest films ever and a masterclass in storytelling, cinematography, and acting. To think Orson Welles was my age (25) when he made this picture blows my mind. Not to mention this was Welles feature debut.
$10 per ticket per show. Get to the Music Box people. It’s something special to see classic films on the big screen.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app, it…
This is wonderful technology and I can only hope that no one ever needs to use it, but the fact that it is available to them should the need arise is at least a bit comforting.
Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence was told to diet or risk her career in Hollywood, the Hunger Games star has revealed.
Interviewed in Harper’s Bazaar magazine, Lawrence said she was labelled “fat” and encouraged to lose weight by producers.
"It was just the kind of shit that actresses have to go through," said the 23-year-old winner of this year’s Oscar for best actress. "Somebody told me I was fat, that I was going to get fired if I didn’t lose a certain amount of weight.
"They brought in pictures of me where I was basically naked, and told me to use them as motivation for my diet. They thought that because of the way my career had gone, it wouldn’t still hurt me."
Lawrence said she had developed a technique for dealing with such issues after Academy recognition for her role in David O Russell comedy drama Silver Linings Playbook and box office glory for last year’s The Hunger Games. “If anybody even tries to whisper the word ‘diet, I’m like, ‘You can go fuck yourself,” she said."
I had the pleasure of eating lunch with my bride today! This was the first time we’ve eaten lunch together during a work day. I went to get my 30-Day CTA pass fixed and called her to see if she was free for lunch afterward.
She was…so we went to Hannah’s Bretzel right by her work. It was her first time going and she liked it!
It was so nice and relaxing to see her during the work day. I’m a happy camper.
Since Google’s taking Reader out back behind the barn in three months, Feedly is one of the alternatives I’m considering. Like every competitor, they’re scrambling to move their sync service away from Google, but to make things easy on yourself you can sign up with your Google Account now and import your feeds. That way you shouldn’t need to lift a finger when Feedly flips the switch away from Google.
Feedly is a different beast in a number of ways, though, so I’m finding articles like this very helpful. Thanks, Tom Reestman.
I’ve already migrated to Feedly and happy I’ve done so. It’s smooth, elegant, and natural for the user.
The essence of Chicago captured on the back of a car.
In one week!
This could’ve been a tweet.
But I’m EXCITED!
Our engineering processes seriously failed this afternoon and cost you and your blogs nearly 4 hours of downtime and almost 100 million views.
Painfully, this isn’t the first time this winter I’ve had to give you similar news.
When incidents like this happen, our entire engineering team comes…
This is why I love Tumblr. Admitting errors is key to continued growth and maturity in any medium.
More and more these days, if a task does not explicitly require my Mac, I prefer to do it on my iPad or iPhone. This preference is easily compounded by the setting I am in, be it my sofa, on the train, or just hanging outside with the dogs—anywhere that is usually more preferable to an office desk.
When a task does require my Mac, it often boils down to one of three reasons:
- a technical requirement, like a rare holdout website that is still silly enough to require Flash for some obscure, non-video task. Soon, I wager this reason will disappear
- I’m doing weird things most people normally never will, such as moving tons of content between two disparate CMSes; things that I do less and less these days
- Apple simply has not yet focused on touch-ifying this task for iOS
Today’s cool thing of the day isn’t so much “cool” as in “hey that’s fun”, but more that I think it’s so cool that Fiona Apple shared so much about the painful reason she’s postponing her South American Tour. The reason is so she can be there when her best friend, her dog Janet, “stops…
Tearjerker. I’m glad Fiona is staying home with her friend. No tour is worth her not being there.
I texted my parents to congratulate them on 36 successful years of marriage. Their anniversary is today, Election Day 2012.
My Dad is awesome. And this is solid proof that I am his son.
Okay, so it was a pear. But it was the first pear I’ve ever eaten. I was turned off by them as a child because of the odd shape and those awful pear fruit cups.
I decided to give the cousin to my beloved apple another try yesterday when the office was out of apples, and boy am I happy I did. I’m sold on the stuff. I even had another one today!