This is about as good as it gets for local broadcast news (probably the 5pm hour). Bonus points for the lapel mic-drop.
Response to the piece was generally delighted (with a few exceptions), with photo dweebs especially appreciating the call for aesthetic sanity. Clark played along with the comic tone,Tweeting after last night’s soul-crushing Denver Broncos loss: “just want to go home and look at my secret stash of snow-covered patio pics.”
My favorite local band, Fat History Month, put out some new music last summer and I just found out about it.
Here’s what Pitchfork had to say:
That name, coupled with songs with titles like “You Can Pick Your Nose, You Can Pick Your Friend’s Nose, But You Can’t Escape Your Horrible Family”, and now a new single, “Sad History Month”, might dupe you into thinking that Boston’s ace Fat History Month are just goofing around. They’re not: “Sad History Month” is as serious as your life, a sprawling six-and-a-half-minute psychological breakdown whose crushing static and self-lacerating lyrics could hide among the rarities on Smog's Accumulation: None without provoking much suspicion.
I also like this quote from a Globe write-up last Spring:
… the song titles, which they reuse like two-day old socks
Also, here’s a good review of their last full length album for good measure.
Just a (pretty mesmerizing) reminder of what doesn’t cause traffic (buses, trains, bike, pedestrians) and what does (cars).
This interview of Jennifer Lawrence on The Daily Show is pretty damn charming.
If you need proof that there’s a problem out there in the form of the pretty sorry state of the living wage look no further than an Ohio Walmart that’s conducting a food drive for its own employees.
A Walmart in northeast Ohio is holding a holiday canned food drive — for its own underpaid employees. “Please Donate Food Items Here, so Associates in Need Can Enjoy Thanksgiving Dinner,” a sign reads in the employee lounge of a Canton-area Walmart.
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, says the drive is a positive thing. “This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said. Indeed, Lundberg is correct that it’s commendable to make an effort to help out those who are in need, especially during the holidays.
But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay. The company has long been plagued by charges that it doesn’t pay its employees a real living wage. In fact, Walmart’s President and CEO, Bill Simon, recently estimated that the majority of its one million associates make less than $25,000 per year, just above the federal poverty line of $23,550 for a family of four. When the Washington DC city council passed a living wage bill requiring Walmart to pay workers a minimum of $12.50 per hour, the chain threatened to shut down its new stores if Mayor Vincent Gray didn’t veto the bill. Gray vetoed the bill.
I think you can file a food drive for your own employees under you’re doing in wrong.
My “Seed-to-shirt” tee being printed as we speak. In addition, the radio show has begun airing segments reporting on the t-shirt’s journey from seed lab to my back.
Y’know, in case that stuff is interesting to you… it’s all documented on their tumblrblog, Seed to Shirt.
Planet Money is making a T-shirt, and we’re reporting on the creation of that T-shirt as it makes a global journey from the cotton field to your back. This Tumblr is where we’ll be posting regular snapshots and dispatches from the field. #seedtoshirt.
Here’s a short film that is a companion to Gravity. It tells the story of the person that Sandra Bullock’s astronaut contacted but didn’t understand. I thought it sounded like Chinese. It turns out it was Inuit, and the guy she was talking to was named Aningaaq.
Here’s how the Hollywood Report describes the film’s genesis…
The idea for Aningaaq, which follows an Inuit fisherman stationed on a remote fjord in Greenland, occurred to the Cuarons as they were working out the beats for the Gravity screenplay. “It’s this moment where the audience and the character get this hope that Ryan is finally going to be OK,” Jonas, 31, tells THR. “Then you realize that everything gets lost in translation.” Both Cuarons spent time in the glacial region (Alfonso once toyed with setting a movie there) and fell in love with the barren vastness of its frozen wilderness. During one of those visits, Alfonso met a drunken native who would become the basis for the title character, played by Greenland’s Orto Ignatiussen. But it wasn’t until Jonas, on a two-week trek gathering elements for his film, was inspired by the local inhabitants’ profound attachment to their sled dogs that he decided to incorporate that element into the plot.
oops, that embed code blew it… here’s the link: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/gravity-spinoff-watch-side-sandra-657919
and a picture…