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Tony Stark / Bruce Banner: How $1 of great writing/acting makes $100,000 of CGI totally worth it →

May 07, 2012 |

That is All:

First of all, their parallels. Both geniuses, top of their field. Both suffered an accident that physically changed them, forever, and not in a wholesome Spider-Man kind of way. Both try to do what they can to help others despite their own issues; Banner heals people, Tony works on developing clean energy. And both struggle, in their own way, with duality; Tony and Iron Man, Bruce and the Hulk. Two identities, one body. Only difference is Iron Man’s bad side is Tony.

Agreed. I love how the movie portrays the relationship between the two. Kudos to Joss Whedon for an incredibly fun, entertaining and exciting film.

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Why was Wall Street surprised by Apple’s performance? →

April 26, 2012 |

Horace Dediu:

The reason lies in the way the Earth is tilted and the way the continents are arranged upon it. So perhaps a better understanding of astronomy and geography would have helped investors make decisions during the past few weeks. I suggest remedial lessons for those who missed this.

Horace Dediu, being badass. I love it.

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Lost Conversations From Steve Jobs' Best Years →

April 19, 2012 |

Fast Company:

There was one other big lesson he learned from his Hollywood adventure: People remember stories more than products. “The technology we’ve been laboring on over the past 20 years becomes part of the sedimentary layer,” he told me once. “But when Snow White was re-released [on DVD, in 2001], we were one of the 28 million families that went out and bought a copy of it. This was a film that is 60 years old, and my son was watching it and loving it. I don’t think anybody’s going to be beating on a Macintosh 60 years from now.”

This should go straight to the top of your Instapaper queue, if it’s not there already.

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Quote of the Day →

April 16, 2012 |

Dare to be yourself.

André Gide (1869 - 1951), French critic, essayist, & novelist.

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What Happens When A 35-Year-Old Man Retakes The SAT? | Deadspin →

April 13, 2012 |

Many times, I had to skip a question because I couldn’t figure out the answer, and then I got that paranoia that’s unique to someone taking a standardized test. I became fearful that I had failed to skip over the question on my answer sheet. So every five seconds, I’d double-check my sheet to make sure I didn’t fill out my answers in the wrong slots. One time I did this, and so I had to erase the answers and move them all forward. Only I had a shitty eraser, which failed to erase my mark and instead smeared the mark all over the rest of my sheet. FUCK YOU, TRICK ERASER. I HATE YOU.

Aaah, the College admission tests. Good times.

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Caine's Arcade →

April 12, 2012 |

This is, without a doubt, the best thing you will watch today.

Via everyone on the Internet.

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Quote of the Day →

March 16, 2012 |

Just once, I wish we would encounter an alien menace that wasn’t immune to bullets.

Unknown, Brigader Lethbridge-Stewart in “Dr. Who”.

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The Inevitable Ugliness of Women | Black Hockey Jesus →

March 15, 2012 |

Dear Women. I have tried to love you. I’ve smelled your hair and kissed your shoulder and written poems about your bones. I’ve studied your neck with my fingers for hours. I’ve looked you dead in the eye, shocked into presence by your sight, and said _My God you’re beautiful_ (and I meant that shit too). But not once, not with a single one of you, have I made a dent in your armor. You’re so tenaciously devoted. Married. Committed to being not pretty.

Fantastic, awe-inspiring essay, as usual, from BHJ. But this one struck a nerve, because I share his pain. Women. How on Earth can they not see it? They are goddesses. Each and every one of them. It breaks my heart, seeing such wonderful creatures buckle under the pressure of a stupid society that has long lost its mind.

How on Earth can they not see it?

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