The dancing meets the high standards of the song.
Never made it more than about three minutes whenever I try to watch the infamous holiday special. This looks promising, though!
I like most of Wes Anderson’s films. They are quirky for sure, and not for everyone. I like his color palette, and symmetry. The script is usually pretty odd, but sometimes funny. This new one has another ensemble cast, but based on this trailer, I think it might be a miss. That being said, I don’t think any of his trailers make the films look great…
Any of you bastards fans of Wes Anderson?
In his recent biograpy, Living on a Thin Line, Dave Davies reports that aliens re-routed his sexual energy:
The 75-year-old rock star believes his mind was overtaken by aliens in 1982, when on tour in the US, and Dave claims they “blocked any sensation down there.”
He explained: “They told me I must not have sex and, although I was able to walk normally, my groin and pelvis suddenly became numbed, like they’d blocked any sensation down there.
“The reason being, they told me, was they wanted to transmute my sexual energy to a higher vibrational level.”
Dave was preparing to play a gig in Virginia when “things got weird very quickly.”
The guitarist recalled feeling “oddly disembodied.”
“I couldn’t understand why I was feeling so peculiar. I didn’t feel physically ill. This was different.
Dave also remembers hearing voices in his own head.
He said: “It was like my brain had flicked on a new psychic switch. After the initial jolt, I didn’t feel panicked or alarmed.
“These voices had a commanding presence, but were also non-threatening, calming even. My senses were overwhelmed.
“Where were these voices coming from? Were they floating close by? Or an alien force from many thousand miles away? I began to feel their presence.
“I could already hear them. Then I felt them physically and my nostrils were filled with different smells – again nothing unpleasant or sinister.
“In fact, the smells – of fresh flowers like jasmine and magnolia – had a fragrance so full I felt like I could have scooped them up with a spoon.”
Dave was with his lover Nancy Evans at the time, and he remembers being controlled by the “intelligences.”
He explained: “I’d entered into a telepathic exchange with mysterious beings. The intelligences, though, would only let me tell her what they wanted her to know.”
I’m going to need our resident Kinksologist to break this down,
but in the meantime enjoy some Kinks:
Just kidding. It’s fine if you suck. Joel Edgerton is in this as Uncle Owen, and will periodically remind me that I really liked Green Knight. And maybe the Tatooine landscapes will make me think of some cool Dune stuff.
. . . is what you would have to be to come up with this.
Inversion is building earth-orbiting capsules to deliver goods anywhere in the world from outer space. To make that a reality, Inversion’s capsule will come through the earth’s atmosphere at about 25 times as fast as the speed of sound . . .
Inversion aims to develop a four-foot-diameter capsule carrying a payload equivalent to the size of a few carry-on suitcases by 2025.
And one day, a shortcut through space could allow for unimaginably fast deliveries — like delivering a New York pizza to San Francisco in 45 minutes.
As you might imagine, there has been no shortage of venture capital to bolster this vision. Story here.
These two productions deserve all the praise coming their way.
These guys get it. So. Much. Wasted. Potential.
I’m convinced that someday the mother ship is coming for me, so I like to scan spaceward. The International Space Station is the third brightest object in the sky, and Spot the Station provides an excellent resource for following it. I plugged in the hometown and got this:
In addition to the ISS, it’s important to watch the planets. The Hubble Telescope takes photos every year (monitoring Jupiter’s monolith, presumably) and recently uncovered excitement on Saturn:
“In the northern hemisphere of Saturn, it was early autumn when Hubble took this year’s look at the ringed planet. A mysterious six-sided hurricane has reappeared around the planet’s north pole. The storm, big enough to swallow four Earths, was first spotted by the Voyager spacecraft in the early 1980s. Last year it was hard to see but this year it has reappeared.
Farther out, it’s springtime on Uranus . . .”