Our sentence is up!

“It’s the only microwave equipped with time travel capabilities…”

David Fincher directing an adaptation of 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

Obama taking charge.

Canadian law and “psychotic kindergarten.”

CANCER in the form of JESUS.

Lost: All the people who died.

Charlie Kaufman writing sequel to Kung Fu Panda.

Japanese rocket to blast off with Venus probe and “space yacht.”

Third Eye Blind explained.

Australian researchers identify new disease.

The (literal) street art of Japanese manhole covers.

Hot nerds reading comic books!

Misappropriate Golden Books.

The Rapture Of The Nerds.

Mark Zuckerberg caught sharing some of your private info, Facebook retards.

Caffeine may slow Alzheimer’s and other dementias.

“Sometimes I feel like I’m writing pornography in the notebook of the Gods.”

Pictures from various comics by writer Grant Morrison, one of the most fascinating writer of comic books and radical mind warping esoterica out there. There’s many highlights, but one of my favorites of his is a series called The Invisibles, which I’ve talked about a few times here before. I think of it again because of the impending loss of Lost, which has more than a lot similarities in some regards to the comic. That’s a conversation we should have, but another time, I think, cause it’d be a much longer conversation, and… Is it me or does it certainly feels like time is speeding up as we get closer to the end…

Megan Fox causing couples to break up in Starbucks again.”

The psychology of origins.

The last days of the Dragon Lady.

You’re much stronger than you think you are.”

The elements of film.

I’ve mentioned both Andrei Tarkovsky and Chris Marker and my admiration for the work of both filmmakers before, so I have to say, it was pretty exciting for me to find some clips online from Marker’s documentary about Tarkovsky, One Day In The Life Of Andrei Arsenevich. Here’s one:

Marker filmed the documentary based around the filming of Tarkovsky’s last film, the Ingmar Bergman-approved The Sacrifice, and it actually includes death bed interviews with the Russian director as he was in the final stages of his battle with lung cancer (which he most likely contracted while filming Stalker several years earlier in and around Chernobyl.

Tarkovsky was a director who let the moving images of his stories dictate his filmmaking, and whose plots tended to drift into poetry and the hidden ghosts dancing through the fire and water motifs (which is more natural and not as annoying as, say, John Woo and the fucking doves) of his subconscious tended to wander about the landscapes he so expertly conveyed. I can see a lot of similarities, not just with Bergman, who Tarkovsky greatly admired, but also with filmmakers still operating today, like Béla Tarr. Of Tarkovsky, Bergman said, “Tarkovsky for me is the greatest [director], the one who invented a new language, true to the nature of film, as it captures life as a reflection, life as a dream.”

from Tarkovsky’s first feature, Ivan’s Childhood.

And Tarkovsky’s films have always looked to me as if they were filmed on location inside of dreams. They’re not always pretty, but they’re not exactly ugly either. They don’t conform. Time doesn’t always flow as you think it should. Things happen, whether you understand the reasons or not, and sometimes events can get away from you.

Meanwhile, I’m going to go put his book, Sculpting In Time, on my Christmas list.