November 20, 2020

“he convinced the cops it was a promotion for the theatre (it wasn't)”

Please enjoy the many adventures of Matt. [Twitter] [Threadreader]
when i was a movie theatre projectionist, the other projectionist, Matt, would bring clam chowder for lunch every single day, refusing to put it in the fridge even though the projection hallway was well over 100° ...
Matt's favorite thing to do (after seeing FIGHT CLUB) was cut a single frame of a titty into kids movies at a random spot and not tell anyone, so the rest of us projectionists would have to wait until he left for the day then run the entire film to find and cut the frame back out
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posted by Countess Elena at 5:49 PM PST - 112 comments

'You’re talking to someone at the very end of things’

RIP Jan Morris, Travel Writer and Journalist extraordinaire.
In March The Guardian published what was to be her final interview.
Obituary - NYT.
posted by adamvasco at 1:58 PM PST - 23 comments

How to Stop a Power Grab

Andrew Marantz examines the work of civil-resistance experts and activists like Erica Chenoweth, Maria J. Stephan, and Kifah Shah (The New Yorker), including the Nonviolent and Violent Campaigns and Outcomes database and Hold The Line: A Guide to Defending Democracy. ”For a long time, there have been those of us who had a philosophical commitment to nonviolence, or an intuition that nonviolence puts you at a strategic advantage. Erica and Maria took that intuition and empirically proved it.” [more inside]
posted by adrianhon at 1:40 PM PST - 16 comments

World's Smallest Office Suite

Did you know you can use a browser window as a basic scratch pad/text editor with one simple command? Wait, you didn't? In that case, Serge Zaitsev shows you how.
posted by carter at 11:35 AM PST - 29 comments

Shameika said I had potential

“Sweetie, you got potential. You don’t have to worry about these girls, Fi. Come sit with me at my table.”—Shameika Stepney recounts the advice she gave a young Fiona Apple [more inside]
posted by komara at 10:44 AM PST - 15 comments

hiding in plain sight

Chinese flower has evolved to be less visible to pickers "Scientists have discovered that the colour of the plant’s leaves has become more camouflaged – matching the background rocks on which they grow – in areas where there is more harvesting pressure from people."
posted by dhruva at 9:31 AM PST - 20 comments

People who drink juice don’t need a handle!

Vexed by those milk cartons? Curious about strawberry baskets? Comedian Jimmy Rees may have the answer.
posted by Monochrome at 9:05 AM PST - 29 comments

"Asking for help is a sign of strength"

In Illinois, USA, Crisis Nursery creates an "Island of Safety" dedicated to the prevention of child abuse and neglect by providing 24-hour emergency care for children and support to strengthen families in crisis. Crisis Nursery is the only emergency-based child care facility in Champaign County that is open 24 hours, 365 days a year for the entire community to access with no fees or income eligibility. [more inside]
posted by brainwane at 8:37 AM PST - 11 comments

It's Anti-Bullying Week. Or is it?

November 16-20 is Anti-Bullying Week in the UK. ... [more inside]
posted by Cardinal Fang at 6:17 AM PST - 31 comments

TELEVISION is here again...

The BBC Motion Graphics Archive is a showcase of the history and development of motion graphics across the BBC and includes examples of opening titles, promotion trailers, stings, idents and programme content sequences. [more inside]
posted by Grangousier at 12:42 AM PST - 12 comments

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