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Archive for August 2008

Catalyst - The Top Australian Scientific Achievements

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Gotta vote for grandad! Can't win against "eradicated smallpox" or "won a Nobel prize for penicillin antibiotics", though.

17 Simple Rules For Going To The Cinema With Me

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  1. Just as spilling means licking in fraternities at college, so crunching shall mean skullfucking under my regime at the picture house.

  2. [Y]our toddler cannot understand the movie and must therefore pay a surcharge of £900 on his or her ticket, both for taking up valuable space in the theatre and for putting the entire audience on amber alert for a loud case of ‘the grumpies’. In such cases, a knowing smile and statement attesting to your child being "overtired" are neither satisfactory nor welcome. You will be ejected from the cinema post-haste, and your child will be fired from a cannon on the roof of the cinema through the icy freeze of outer space and into the heart of the sun.

Pacific Film Archive CineFiles

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Scanned documents from the PFA library.

Limericks making fun of English names with strange pronunciations

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The best one:

The Baron of Fawsley, Lord St John,
Had a fine buckskin coat with a frt john.
He said, "It was guthven
Me by Viscount Ruthven,
Who thinks I'm a cowboy, or t john."

Chandler 1.0!

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Always nice to see vapour precipitate. I think I'll actually use this.

EarthBox - "Homegrown Vegetables Without A Garden"

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Intriguing mass-market sub-irrigation planter, supposedly better in every way than regular pots etc.

Making of the wireframe CG in Star Wars

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Render a frame (2 minutes), take a picture, render a frame (2 minutes), take a picture...

October issue of Esquire to have e-paper cover

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No rocket cars yet, but still, animated magazine covers? The future is now.

Small things, links and miscellany, sparkling with light. Sam's tumblelog.