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The cycle continues

The Elephant's Garden
posted by boo_radley on Jul 26, 2014 - 9 comments

New HD Footage of the most awesome skydive ever.

you have seen the rest, here is the best Felix Baumgartner jumped from really (24-miles) high up . This new footage will make your skin crawl.
posted by shockingbluamp on Feb 1, 2014 - 50 comments

Up, up and away in my beautiful [Red Bull] balloon

Next Monday, "Fearless" Felix Baumgartner will attempt to break the sound barrier. Skydiving. Over Roswell, New Mexico. Having jumped from his balloon and an altitude of 23 miles.
From the AP: "Then there’s the risk of a flat spin, in which Baumgartner loses control of his body during the free fall and starts spinning. A long, fast spin, if left unchecked, could turn his eyeballs into blood-soaked, reddish-purple orbs, and he could be left temporarily blind. Also, a massive blood clot could form in his brain. 'All the things that can happen are varying degrees of bad,' offers Baumgartner’s top medical man, Dr. Jonathan Clark, a former NASA flight surgeon."

posted by wensink on Oct 1, 2012 - 392 comments

what goes up can always go down

Felix Salmon muses on why art prices keep rising. On the way, he discusses why some art becomes super-popular:

"Fine art has become the billionaire’s-club equivalent of a Louis Vuitton bag, slathered in logos. It’s not connoisseurship which drives values, so much as recognizability. Which in turn helps to explain why the most prolific artists (Picasso, Warhol, Hirst) are also the most expensive: the more of their work there is, the more exposed to it people become, the more they’ll recognize it, and therefore the more desirable it is."
posted by benbenson on Feb 8, 2012 - 23 comments

Counterparties

Counterparties is a nice little collection of curated and tagged economic news stories, 5-8 every day. It is edited in part by the admirable (and MetaFave) financial journalist Felix Salmon.
posted by shothotbot on Dec 22, 2011 - 12 comments

Felix's Machines

Felix's Machines look like someone took a sledgehammer to a player piano. They thump and plink out electronic compositions, embodying Felix Thorn's concept of musical performance without a performer. Perforations is a free album of machine performances put together by Eileen Simpson and Ben White of the Open Music Archive, based on out-of-copyright piano rolls. (also available)
posted by carsonb on Apr 2, 2009 - 14 comments

To Have Her Please Just One Day Wake

Bear McCreary's essay, with sheet music, on composing Gaeta's Lament for Battlestar Galactica. Spoilers if you haven't seen the most recent episode, Guess What's Coming To Dinner. Via.
posted by These Premises Are Alarmed on May 26, 2008 - 29 comments

Felix's bear lives

The world is one step closer to felix's trickle-charging story-telling bear.
posted by djb on Jul 27, 2007 - 13 comments

Oscars Smoshcars, here's the Felix awards....

Oscars Smoshcars, here's the Felix awards.... Michael Musto at his bitchy best, handing out dishonorable mentions to a variety of media and showbiz faux pas. Any other year end articles worth a read out there?
posted by BGM on Dec 29, 2001 - 19 comments

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