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Monthly Archives: June 2011

English-ness

It doesn’t get much more English than this:

Newsstand manager Paul Heath says, “Punters in the pub opposite find it highly amusing watching the greedy blighter make off with my crisps. So I took them off the bottom two shelves which I thought would fox him.”

Lolz.

Realness

Thanks to the blogs that I reads (kottke.org, in particular methinks) I came across this collection of last words from men about to be executed. Reading them made me understand, think about and sit in awe over the death penalty. The finality of it brings about some heavy words and heavy thoughts and I highly recommend reading this collection. At the very least, it will cause you to reflect on this form of punishment.

In full disclosure, I’m against the death penalty but more because it costs more to put a man to death than it does to incarcerate them for life. While I have no problem pushing my morals on others, I’m undecided on the death penalty from moral grounds which makes the economic ones the balance tippers.

Anyhoo, read the last words of dead dudes.

Rotten Tomatoes graphed

This is awesome. Finally we can see how directors and actors trend when viewing their careers through Rotten Tomatoes ratings. I could write my own description of what Slate.com constructed but that would be a waste of time. So I’ll take it from them

…use Slate’s Hollywood Career-o-Matic tool…to map the career of any major actor or director from the last 26 years. You can also type in more than one name to plot careers side by side. For example, Paul Thomas Anderson vs. Wes Anderson vs. Pamela Anderson. Mouse over the data points to see which movies they represent. (We’ve included only actors and directors who’ve released at least five films between 1985 and March of this year, according to the RT data, to filter out thousands of bit-actors you’ve probably never heard of.)

This is fantastic and, Jesus Christ, Nicolas Cage is all over the place. I love that guy. Check it out today and tell us who you checked out.

Where are you, Todd?

I want moar Files.