Like a "modern-day pirate," 75-year-old Ray Ives has been diving for sunken treasure for decades. Wearing an ancient, bronze-helmeted diving suit, he searches the ocean floor and keeps a huge collection of marine salvage (including antique cannon balls, 'bottles, bells, swords, portholes and diving gear') in a shipping container "museum" at a British marina.
Ray: A Life Underwater: Vimeo
. (A short film documentary.) [more inside]
posted by zarq
on Sep 23, 2011 -
Wherever you go, H
The nightmarish and psychedelic
1976 children's movie Hugo the Hippo
features a score of hippos who save the port of Zanzibar from "cap-wearing sharks decked out with biker jewelry"
, only to be massacred by the Sultan's greenish advisor (voiced by Paul Lynde
), leaving poor Hugo an orphan. The soundtrack
[flash player] includes songs by Burl Ives (as the titular hungry hippo
and Marie Osmond
, and the Ken Williams Quartet. There is no official DVD release, but the Hugo fansite
has some options for obtaining the movie, and it's available on Youtube [links above]
. The story
is based on a real Hugo the Hippo, who terrorized farmers near Dar es Salaam
: "Game workers dug a 7-ft. pit along Hugo's dinner trail, lowered a big wooden crate into it, covered the top with branches, and baited it with three succulent pumpkins, Hugo's favorite dessert."
, the color designer responsible for The Simpson's unique hues
, is a Hugo alumnus from the Hungarian animation company PannóniaFilm
Previously on AskMe: 1, 2
posted by benzenedream
on Aug 9, 2011 -