In case you were wondering, The Social Network is going to be amazing. Fincher times Sorkin equals awesome squared.
What’s particularly interesting here—and this is the dilemma of all...– Geoff Manaugh of BLDGBLOG, summarizing some of Jeffrey Inaba & Katharine Meagher’s ideas about the gift economy (especially where it pertains to international aid).
In a cosmic-sized surprise, Jon Hamm - as amazing as he is - is not the best thing about this clip.
12 Basic Principles of Animation (and, uh, life) →
Courtesy of Ollie Johnston and Frank Thomas, two of Disney’s Nine Old Men: Squash and Stretch - give a sense of weight and flexibility to things Anticipation - prepare the audience for an action Staging - direct the audience’s attention; make it clear what is most important Straight Ahead Action and Pose To Pose - you can draw a sequence straight through as it occurs, or plan...
Michael Pietsch, the editor… I think he got the first 400 pages [of...– David Foster Wallace, remarking on the (somewhat) accidental structure of his writing. He was talking to Michael Silverblatt of Bookworm, which earns my vote as the most interesting half-hour of radio (or podcast) you can listen to each week.
The act I committed to put me here was not just heinous, it was senseless. But...– Napoleon Beazley, inmate #999141, just before he was executed by the State of Texas on May 28, 2002. Beazley was sentenced to death for a crime committed when he was just seventeen years old: murdering a 63-year-old man in the process of stealing his automobile (and also shooting at his wife, who...
The uncanny Turing Test of Google Scribe →
He turned to the doorway where she’d appeared. He began a sentence:...– Jonathan Franzen in The Corrections, paperback p. 11. This being the point where my brain shot awake, sensing the shadow of a giant ahead.