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Gremlins 2 Linky

I love Gremlins 2. Don’t you love Gremlins 2? You should love Gremlins 2. But even if you love Gremlins 2 you must have wondered: HOW Gremlins 2? WHY Gremlins 2? Key and Peele finally reveal the truth:

The Atlantic has a great, readable overview of the psychology study reproductions controversy.

Also at the Atlantic: everyone knows the decline in cursive handwriting is because of new technology – but instead of the iphone, perhaps the culprit is… the ballpoint pen?

This Vox article on how tech nerds just don’t get politics, and how they should make the effort because if any system needs to be disrupted it’s this one, kept turning up in my streams. When I finally clicked on it I saw it was by David Roberts, who was the best thing at Grist and is now the best thing at Vox. You should read it too, it’s great.

Ten fascinating minutes on the making of the Masters of the Universe movie (which is weirdly good considering how bad it is):

And fifteen fascinating minutes on the making of the Blair Witch sequel (which, as a reminder, was made by the guy who did the legendary Paradise Lost documentaries). I really liked this film when I watched it, even though it’s obviously a mess – this video really helps make sense of exactly what was going on there. I’d love to see the director’s cut one day.

Smart little vid comparing three filmed versions of the same Hannibal Lecter scene.

Tribute to Wes Craven: his many film screams.

Why can’t our camera capture that image we’re looking at? Interesting look at how the camera technology works differently to the eye and how this affects what we photograph and what we think we photograph.

And finally… unconvincing stock photos of punks.

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  1. Ivan | September 4, 2015 at 8:47 pm | Permalink

    Biros were being blamed for the death of handwriting way back in the 1970s, back when I was laboriously tracing out my first attempts at letters and long before you kids and your modern “I Phones.” Those johnny-come-latelies at the Atlantic needs to get off my lawn.

    (This is not to disagree with the article. My handwriting started out bad, but got worse and worse the more I used biros, until it reached its present glorious state of “wiggly line that gets gradually flatter the further it continues.” I’m just saying it’s been a thing since the 70s at least.)

  2. morgue | September 4, 2015 at 11:52 pm | Permalink

    ha, I had no idea the evil influence of the biro was known about back in the day! 🙂

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