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Sunday, June 24, 2018


Dunkirk - Trailer 1 [HD]

I wasn't impressed, though maybe it's hard to make a compelling story out of a disaster. The story follows a small group of soldiers as they get on board one doomed boat after another. The only indications we have that the evacuation was a massive effort was Wallander spouting some numbers and the occasional panoramic view of endless queues of soldiers standing on the beach waiting for boats to come take them back to England.

Some of the stuff struck me as contrived, like the Spitfire pilot who can't get his canopy open after he has ditched his fighter in the English Channel and it is rapidly filling with water. And then there was the scene where a destroyer loaded with troops gets bombed and starts sinking and nobody inside the common room can open the door to the outside, once again while the water level is rising. A guy on the outside has to open it. Yes, these things could have happened, but they really don't do anything for the story. They just serve keep you on the edge of your seat, and they don't do that very well because you get that feeling that you've been set up and someone will come along and rescue them.


MJ Hegar - Doors

I like this video. I don't know MJ Hegar, and I don't live in Texas anymore, but I really like her can-do attitude, so unlike all the whiny bullshit you get from the mass media. Plus she has the door from her chopper on her dining room wall. That is too cool.

Round Rock is just to the North of Austin.

Via Dustbury

Pic of the Day

Wall of smoke in central Oregon
Wildfire season in Oregon is underway.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

World Airports Voronoi

World Airports Voronoi
Follow the link to a rotatable version. By Jason Davies.
Each region is closer to a particular airport than any other. This partitioning of the sphere is called a spherical Voronoi diagram.
Via Detroit Steve

Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde Red Band Trailer #1 (2017) Charlize Theron Action Movie HD

Charlize Theron does James Bond, or maybe John Wick. It's not a very good movie, it's stylish (I mean we do have Charlize) and it's action packed, but it's a little confused, or maybe that's just me.

The best part was the soundtrack. The film is set in November 1989 in Berlin while the wall is coming down. They pull all these lines out of these hit songs that make you wonder whether the songwriters knew what they were talking about, or maybe they were just channeling society's turmoil.

I found one playlist on YouTube that has most of the tunes from the soundtrack except for this one, which I have been listening to lately.

After The Fire - Der Kommissar