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Starring: Sinclair ZX Spectrum – Guitars (rhythm & lead) Epson LX-81 Dot Matrix Printer – Drums HP Scanjet 3c – Bass Guitar Hard Drive array – Act as a collection of bad speakers – Vocals & FX Big Ideas (Don’t get any) from 1030 on Vimeo. You have to wait for the Spectrum to load, [...]
Jeff Bridges on the The Big Lebowski: It’s not like he’s a know-it-all, the Dude. He’s not a guy who has figured out the way to be or anything like that, but he is comfortable with what he’s got, and, as the Stranger says, things turn out pretty well for him. I guess we can [...]
Walter Sobchak: OVER THE LINE! Smokey: Huh? Walter Sobchak: I’m sorry, Smokey. You were over the line, that’s a foul. Smokey: Bullshit. Mark it 8, Dude. Walter Sobchak: Uh, excuse me. Mark it zero. Next frame. Smokey: Bullshit, Walter. Mark it 8, Dude. Walter Sobchak: Smokey, this is not ‘Nam. This is bowling. There are [...]
Next week, I’m running a workshop/lecture on causality assessment of adverse drug reactions. The start runs into a brief philosophical discussion about cause and effect, with some discussion about Aristotle and John Stuart Mill. Much as I’m not a fan of the Wachowski’s cod-philosophy, I couldn’t resist making this slide: David Hume will not be [...]
‘Cox’s seminal work, Lisbon Tram 28, takes us on a solitary, downwards journey. Based on Conrad’s “Heart of Darkness”, Tram is guaranteed to be a favourite amongst fans of avant garde Iberian cinema.’ ChubbyBat.
A non-drug related risk to the eye. I’ve always had a thing about injuries to eyes (See my short short story, Things Happen). I can witness any amount of gore in a Zombie film, but watching Tom Cruise have that knife go near his eye in Mission Impossible II made me squirm. As did the [...]
Cult News have an everyday story about Tom Cruise, Scientology, and the stabbing of a woman by her untreated mentally ill son: the highest profile celeb in Scientology is Tom Cruise. And the star and his church routinely recommend that everyone should refuse and/or abstain from any drugs prescribed by psychiatrists. And also reject any [...]
Robert Rodriguez’s first independent film, El Mariachi, was partly financed by money he earned working in clinical research trials. For me, the jury is out on whether this is an argument for the payment of volunteers.
There is a particular type of person in the UK, who when presented with an excellently produced period drama by the BBC will write a letter to Points of View along the lines of “Sir, the locomotive in the second episode (5 minutes and 34 seconds in) of “A Time to Mourn” was correct for [...]