>a pocket full of links (small pocket, good links)

>You thought statistics were boring? No way! Hans Rosling debunks myths about the so-called “developing world” using extraordinary animation software developed by his Gapminder Foundation.
>> talk given in
>> talk given in

“The implication here is that everyday people can’t see over their own biases and deliver objective reviews — but there’s no assurance that professional reviewers can, either[.]”
>>Amateur retaurant critics get the same flack as amateur film critics. Here

‘Two weeks ago I used a computer for the first time. I learned about Google and searched for “windmill” and “solar energy.” I was amazed to learn how many entries there were for both subjects. My friends showed me how to create an email address and now I am on Gmail. Now I am practicing sending and receiving emails when I have access to a computer.’
>>A great new blog from a young man in Africa who has built his own windmill to generate electricity for his family. Worth reading from the beginning. I am inspired.

“I point out that he is clearly unaware of the bigger picture. If he had read what I had (maybe on the internet) he’d realise that this is only the tip of the iceberg.”
>>A little historical perspective from Umberto Eco.

The Amateur Gourmet travels from New York to the Northwest on a film location-scouting adventure and writes about food, camping, rain, and more.

The Shins play in the streets ofParis here
Arcade Fire plays in an elevator here

Oh yes, I made it to the Friday Screen Test at DVD Panache!

2 thoughts on “>a pocket full of links (small pocket, good links)

  1. >Congratulations on making the Friday Screen Test, Tuck. I read your answers and thought they were great. I think you put a lot more thought into your replies than I did.Just so you know, I will be addressing the subject of “red coat” scene in Schindler’s List when I write about that film for my Spielberg project this August. So, you will indeed get a chance to hear my thoughts on his decision to create that now famous (or infamous depending on who you talk to) image and my reaction to it, on the one hand, probably won’t surprise you. On the other hand, you might find my take on it rather interesting.Again, good job on the Screen Test. 🙂

  2. >Damian, I figured you will address the red coat. I am curious as to what you come up with. I found it the only thing that really bugged about the film. I have to say it’s been a while since I’ve seen Schindler’s List, so maybe I just need to see it again.

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