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howtocatchamonster:

Funny Games is a cinematic version of the philosophical riddle of a tree falling in a forest, leading not only to a heightened sense of being an accomplice on the part of the audience but also to asking questions regarding the audience’s responsibility, the obligation to think about what it means to look at violent imagery and the pain of others and the capacity to understand the absurdity, randomness, and brutality that the violent images actually show. Funny Games is meant to lead to reflection, to catch the audience looking in order to make them conscious of their own look. By establishing an interconnection between the diegesis and the non-diegesis, the film creates an “ethical space” where the audience is held as an accomplice to a representation of violence that they do not even want to see. The audience position in Funny Games, then, is of necessity ethically charged, since this consciousness cannot arise without simultaneously revealing moral values with regard to (media) violence.

Tarja Laine, “Haneke’s ‘Funny Games’ with the Audience.”

The review sounds pretentious as fuck, but that looks like some damn good cinematography. It’s going on the list

Update

I’m joining the Marines. So I’ll be at the mercy of Uncle Sam til roughly 2019. Crazy. Anyways, military is downsizing right now but I fully expect to be at war again in the next two years. I think the destabilization in the Middle East will continue to spread, and if a caliphate does come into existence, shit will blow up. Depending, we might get extremely lucky and have a caliph who’s more of builder than a warrior. If he is a warrior, depending on his intelligence, there may or may not be overt action but there will always be spy games and those carry the risk of turning into something greater. In addition to that, I expect further civil unrest in Russia, China, the U.S. and Europe. All it takes is for one node to fail in this global economy and everything gets fucked. It’s amazing that it hasn’t happened yet. If anything does happen, I’ll be right at the front hopefully.

Probably won’t be checking in here more than every few months from now on. I like you all and hope to meet you sometime.

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tainted-petals:

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sixpenceee:

Doesn’t that look beautiful?

Like something you’d find on one of those soft/pale/rosy/grunge blogs? 

Well nothing too rosy on my blog. 

The Bolton Strid in England is one of the most innocent looking streams. 

Though it looks like you could just hop across the rocks, but if you miss you will die for sure. It packs very rapid currents just a couple of feet below its surface. No one really knows how deep it really is. Nobody who has ever fallen into the Strid has survived. It has a 100% fatality rate.

It’s always the things I google expecting to be false that wind up being horribly true.

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"It’s relatively common for people to assume they can jump the creek, walk across its stones or even wade through it (again, just looking at it, the Strid really seems to be only knee-deep in places, and certainly not the instant, precipitous drop into a watery grave that it is). Most of the time, they never even find the body. Which means there are just dozens of corpses down there, pinned to the walls of the underground chasms, waiting for you to join them…"

that is horrifying, england.

Why hasn’t someone dropped one of those jet propelled aquatic camera’s in there then?

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Throw me over your shoulder and carry me off to Valhalla you viking goddess.

For anyone who doesn’t know: The name of this adorable ‘viking goddess’ is Samantha Wright

Yes, she might be showing up in the 2016 olympics.

And yes, she is always this cute.

Samantha Wright is an adorable combination of the Hulk and Tinkerbell.

The only post I routinely reblog

She know she cute

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emergentfutures:

MIT study: Services like UberPool, Lyft Line cut transit time, pollution


MIT News has the details of a study that analyzed 150 million trip records from more than 13,000 taxi cabs in New York City. Researchers from MIT, Cornell, and the Italian National Research Council’s Institute for Informatics and Telematics applied a series of algorithms and found that if people were willing to wait an extra five minutes per trip to pick up other passengers, almost 95 percent of trips could be shared. If that happened, travel time could have been slashed by more than 30 percent while also reducing traffic and pollution.


Full Story: GeekWire

emergentfutures:

MIT study: Services like UberPool, Lyft Line cut transit time, pollution

MIT News has the details of a study that analyzed 150 million trip records from more than 13,000 taxi cabs in New York City. Researchers from MIT, Cornell, and the Italian National Research Council’s Institute for Informatics and Telematics applied a series of algorithms and found that if people were willing to wait an extra five minutes per trip to pick up other passengers, almost 95 percent of trips could be shared. If that happened, travel time could have been slashed by more than 30 percent while also reducing traffic and pollution.

Full Story: GeekWire