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Pris Stratton gets the airbrush eye shadow

tcr! · Mar 27, 2014 at 11:42 am

blade runner pris getting painted

People can’t shine when they’re standing in somebody else’s shadow.

#bladerunner

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CTA Blue Line crash at O’Hare

tcr! · Mar 26, 2014 at 11:15 am

scene missing

Video appears to show CTA train crashing into platform

A video that appears to capture the moment a CTA Blue Line train jumped the platform and landed on an escalator at O’Hare International Airport has become an overnight YouTube sensation.

The video — which seems to be from a security camera — shows two men talking atop the escalator as the train pulls into the station. Both flee when they see the train catapult up the escalator.

The Chicago Transit Authority would not confirm the video’s authenticity. The National Transportation Safety Board did not respond to requests for comment, but plans to hold a news conference later today.

Interesting choice of the words “appear” and “seems to” when describing what is obviously happening.

I was crossing my fingers, hoping Keanu would jump out Matrix cartwheel style.

#videos #HeavyMachina

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 27, 2014 at 1:57 am

in health care we are trained to use "appear" and "seems". i'm sure it must be the same in legalese as well.
for example, "it seems O.J. tried to cut off her head and was caught fleeing the scene of the crime." since 12 reasonable people couldn't come to the same conclusion it only "seems" he got away with murder.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 27, 2014 at 3:31 pm

I might train myself to start using those words around the house. ;-)

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 27, 2014 at 7:11 pm

lol

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Bradley Cooper as Indiana Jones?

tcr! · Mar 26, 2014 at 10:46 am

Exclusive: Indiana Jones Taking the James Bond Path?

Exclusive: Indiana Jones Taking the James Bond Path?

Our ever reliable sources (same folks who told us about Rocket Raccoon) are informing us that while Harrison Ford might still play Indiana Jones in the next film of the franchise, the window of making that happen is getting smaller and smaller.

There is a date and if Indiana Jones 5 is not moving forward by then, the studios are 100% prepared to recast a younger Dr. Jones and ready up a new trilogy.

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Don’t think of it as a reboot but just recasting the same way the James Bond (Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig) movies have been doing for the better part of five decades.

And who just might be one of the actors that the studio is looking at ? The word is that they are looking at several but Bradley Cooper is at the top of the list.

Rumor: Disney/Lucasfilm To Recast Indiana Jones…With Bradley Cooper?

[…] Cooper is one of the biggest male stars in Hollywood right now without a major franchise […] and he could do the part justice […]

While I am usually against rebooting franchises just for the sake of doing it, in my opinion, Indiana Jones is long overdue for a reboot. Or, should I say, a simple recasting (and definitely not a remake of an existing film; I think anyone who attempts to remake Raiders of the Lost Ark who aren’t a group of little kids deserve to fail.) Indy was conceived by George Lucas and Steven Spielberg as the American James Bond, and 007 has been played by six actors now over the course of fifty years […] It’s time this generation had their own version of the estimable Dr. Henry Jones Jr. to call its own.

Just let Dr. Jones rest in peace, he doesn’t need to go the way of Bond. We don’t need another sequel or reboot or revamp. It’ll kill the magic and spoil the legacy.

This generation doesn’t need a version to call their own, they need their own hero.

The Indiana franchise is huge but must everything be milked to the point of zero credibility?

I sound like a crotchety old man.

#indianajones #movies

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tism tism · Mar 26, 2014 at 10:38 pm

I agree. Besides, isn't the "born again, reborn" Bourne movie franchise these kids Bond.

Let Indy lay down.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 27, 2014 at 2:13 am

there've been some movies in recent memory that should go on an "Apology Tour". the most recent "Indy" offering is in the top five.

the fiasco that was "Lone Ranger" was at the top of the pile.
the "Lone Ranger" didn't act alone though. i had Great Expectorants.

tom cruise's "Oblivion" was a waste land of plot.

but, i must be the only one who thinks james bond aged well. i thought roger moore was the low point, and i only tolerated pierce brosnan (i can't talk about why) but Daniel Craig had some of the best 007 scenes ever.

i'm looking forward to enjoying the Indy franchise wherever it takes me.

i'm also a big fan of jason bourne.

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 27, 2014 at 3:47 pm

YES. The Lone Ranger fiasco.

I can't comment on the recent Bond films though since I haven't seen any since Roger Moore left the service. That wasn't anything to do with the actors to come, just never got around to seeing them. The Bourne movies were decent, watch-in-bed as well.

However.. There are a handful of movies that I saw as a kid in the theaters on opening night and I 'spect that no matter how good the remakes would be, I couldn't/wouldn't get past my personal attachment to the originals. I'd protest any Ghostbusters remake even if Murray was headlining. :-)

There are a couple re-vamps that stand out as well done: The Star Treks and Burton's Planet of the Apes. Both exceptional.

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 29, 2014 at 5:12 am

watch in bed?

i loved jason bourne's girlfriend in the first one with matt damon. i can't remember her name or place her in anything else but she needs me desperately.

i'm talking out of school but eorr loves pierce brosnan. and george clooney.

tcr! tcr! · Mar 31, 2014 at 1:30 pm

"watch in bed?" — meaning that I would watch them in bed on DVD or something as opposed to spending money to go to the movies.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Franka_Potente

jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 31, 2014 at 3:31 pm

yes, i understood. i was just saying i'm crushing on franka.

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Jimi, this Bowie’s for you

tcr! · Mar 26, 2014 at 8:22 am

black and white bowie as ziggy

#davidbowie

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 26, 2014 at 7:30 pm

I can hear one of George Takei's "Oh My!'s"

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tism tism · Mar 26, 2014 at 10:32 pm

That crotch has its own gravity field.

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 27, 2014 at 2:20 am

very Rocky Horror

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tcr! tcr! · Mar 27, 2014 at 5:39 pm

How odd is it that when I posted this I was focused on the lightning bolt in the background and not his command module? O:-)

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Mar 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

i can't remember if this is the ziggy stardust show or the tour after. hard to see but the bolt is supposed to be on his face as well.
love the b/w photography.

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Mar 25th, 2014 at 9:02:29 pm

tcr! · Mar 25, 2014 at 9:02 pm

A person that I greatly admire and respect reminded tonight that “I got this” is generally the dumbest thing I can say.

#advancedsoul

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Chicago and a Semi-frozen Lake Michigan

tcr! · Mar 25, 2014 at 7:55 pm

chicago and frozen lake michigan

I don’t know who took this photo from early March but it looks pretty cool.

#weather

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tism tism · Mar 26, 2014 at 10:40 pm

Like it!

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Pseudo-sea-creature Roaming the Couch

tcr! · Mar 24, 2014 at 6:40 pm

long haired cat or pseudo sea creature

Yeah.. Having a long-haired cat is really paying off.

#photos #cats

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Feast Your Eyes on these Panoramic Wormholes

tcr! · Mar 24, 2014 at 6:06 pm

Photo Wizard Warps Reality, Invokes Interdimensional Wormholes On Earth

Photo Wizard Warps Reality, Invokes Interdimensional Wormholes On Earth

What would it look like to travel through a wormhole? Maybe a little bit like this new photo series from Randy Scott Slavin. “Alternate Perspectives Two” challenges the very definition of panorama, turning simple landscapes into 360-degree spheres of beauty. You almost want to fall right into the photos, just to see where in the universe you’d emerge.

The effect makes a little more sense once you learn more about Slavin’s inspiration. “My first major art influence was M.C. Escher,” the photographer told US. “My work as a commercial and music video director always gives me reason to look for new and interesting photographic techniques, which is how I originally got into 360 degree spherical panoramas. Spherical panoramas then led me to the world of stereographic projection (which is the mapping of a spherical image onto a flat plane) and the rest is history.”

#awesomeness

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Comparing Your Lunch to Mine

tcr! · Mar 22, 2014 at 8:28 am

Want To Be Happier? Stop Comparing Yourself To What You See On Social Media

Want To Be Happier? Stop Comparing Yourself To What You See On Social Media

The guy down the hall who got a promotion. The friend who always gets a table at the hottest restaurant in the city. The former roommate who takes the best vacations. Sure, you’re happy for them, but with people posting only the best parts of their lives on Facebook, it’s hard not to compare yourself to others.

Facebook and Twitter bring social comparison to a whole new level. “Social media is basically social comparison on steroids,” says Ramani Durvasula, a Los Angeles-based licensed clinical psychologist and psychology professor at California State University.

People showcase the most aspirational version of themselves on social media—new houses, expensive dinners, exotic vacations. It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others in order to learn how to behave and gauge societal expectations, but this becomes problematic when it feeds low self-esteem or causes anxiety, says Durvasula.

I think showcasing the best parts of our lives is what social media is for and seeing the highlights of other’s adventures often motivates me to go have my own.

In the same breath, I also know that it’s all too easy for me to get caught up in the bad parts. Posting something on Facebook and then getting a truckload of likes can be exhilarating — it’s instant confirmation that I’m “somebody.”

Being an “adult” I can take a step back but it’s the kids and how this shapes their lives that I worry about. M. is very impressionable when it comes to her peers.

#socialmedia #random

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Mar 21st, 2014 at 5:05:16 pm

tcr! · Mar 21, 2014 at 5:05 pm

The downside to the nice weather is that all these twerps are getting in my way as I try to get home from work. However… “Groove is in the Heart” is on the radio so I’ll let ‘em slide this time.

#trafficnews

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