Writer’s Block


“Set in a prison for criminally poor writers, it follows a gang of cons who get ahold of the script to their own lives and attempt to re-write it in order to make their escape.”

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Apr 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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This Is a Generic Brand Video


A video of Kendra Eash’s poem “This Is a Generic Brand Video” featured in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, which is well worth reading separately.

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Mar 2014
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Chicken Beauty Pageants


I would have put the full title of the video in he header, but Tor UK has an auto-feed to their authors’ blogs, and it would have come up as “New from @MarkCN: Cocks”. Which would have been amusing, admittedly…

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Mar 2014
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The History of the Movie Trailer


Filmmaker IQ made this pretty neat short video about the history of movie trailers. There’s more here.

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Mar 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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Molt.


Seriously – if you don’t like spiders, don’t hit play.

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Mar 2014
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The Shipping Yard

A nice little video about a shipyard of Dubai. I have no idea why I find these places so fascinating – they’re a sort of coming-and-going of essential things, a trading hub, a crossroads, jobs and livelihoods, a barometer of economies and so on. And also cricket, apparently. (This reminds me to geek out on books like these at some point.)

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Mar 2014
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Where Time Comes From

The time that ends up on your smartphone—and that synchronizes GPS, military operations, financial transactions, and internet communications—originates in a set of atomic clocks on the grounds of the U.S. Naval Observatory. Dr. Demetrios Matsakis, Chief Scientist for USNO’s Time Services, gives a tour.

It’s nice to know the clock on my iPhone is this exact. Although, I was gutted the day my vintage Timex stopped working – it never actually told the correct time, and had to be wound up every few hours, but it had charm.

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Mar 2014
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Feb 2014
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Home Ground

“‘Home Ground’ is a short anthropological film exploring how two very different, but geographically close, cultures relate to one another within a striking and vast natural landscape. Featuring Siggi the Icelandic sailor and Dines the Greenlandic hunter.”

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Feb 2014
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Feb 2014
AUTHOR Mark Newton
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