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Saturday, July 4, 2015

The Frozen Ground

Vanessa Hudgens as Cindy Paulsen in The Frozen Ground
The film stars Nicholas Cage. I wonder how many movies of his I have seen. Must be in the dozens. He does a workmanlike job here as the state trooper investigating Robert Hansen for a series of murders . It's a pretty horrific and intense story. It also does a pretty good job of portraying the sleazy side of life. Nick is on the straight and narrow side and Cindy is not and while he tries to communicate with her, their worlds are just too different.  For example, she has no problem turning tricks, but is afraid to get up on stage and dance. No, you don't get to see her naked, or even topless. She is, after all, a respectable actress. There are plenty of other naked women parading around the strip clubs and brothels, so you are not left completely frustrated.
    It's a little weird how strongly I react to images of pretty women, and from the evidence, I would say it's not just me but most men react the same way. There is one school of thought that says naked women, whether images or in person, tend to sexually arouse men. There is another that says their appearance is relaxing. I think both are true. Your reaction depends on you and the situation.
    Killers, now that's another matter. Perhaps they are broken, or damaged. In any case we are lucky there aren't more of them.

Friday, July 3, 2015

Girls and Cars

The second season of True Detective has started and we are enjoying the heck out of it, even though it's very frustrating to have to wait a week between episodes. The main appeal of this show is atmospheric, the look and feel. There is a plot and there are characters and they may be very good, but they pale in significance compared to the feelings the show conveys.
     I'm looking for a music video to put in this post and I'm not finding much, some teasers (which are short) and some tunes, but only still images. So I start looking for something by T Bone Burnett on account of he gets credit for some of the music, and I find this. While it may not be a great song, it's got some great shots of cars. I think I've seen some of these scenes before, and here too. Oh yeah, there's some girls in there, too.
    T Bone also produced Man of Constant Sorrow  (for the film O Brother, Where Art Thou?) which was written by Dick Burnett. I suppose if you wander around long enough you are bound to cross over the same track.

I'm 64

The Beatles - When I'm 64

Happy Birthday to me. Haven't listened to the Beatles for a long time, but today it seems appropriate.

Thursday, July 2, 2015

A Couple of Old Monkeys

Me and me girlfriend Inji at the Oregon Zoo.

BeBop Volta

Bebop Drone - LAUNCH VIDEO - Actual footage (1080p)

Music Paralized by John and the Volta. Parrot web site here. Looks pretty cool. $500 for the drone and it appears that you can control it with a tablet, or you can spend another $400 for a controller, and you may still need a tablet. Via Posthip Scott.

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Girls with Guns

The American Woman Shooter Julie McQueen
Claims to be "an exciting magazine for women". I know I am excited. Via Iaman.


In software development there are sometimes debates about whether the way a program works is incorrect, and is therefor a symptom of a bug, or whether that is the way it is supposed to work and is therefor a feature. Via Byron the Glider Man.