For The Times Magazine, a “Portrait of the Ideal Space Man,” if not the ideal space cat, from February 1958. As experts were contemplating the medical specifics of what weightlessness in space would do to a living, breathing human being, an unlucky kitten was volunteered as a stand-in, floating from the hand of Capt. Druey P. Parks inside an F-94C jet at 25,000 feet. The article, by Donald G. Cooley, characterized the cat’s reaction as “bewilderment.” Photo: Sam Falk/The New York Times
MOAR FLOATING KITTIES
Felix Baumgartner’s Test Jump
Alright so summer is…here? Coming? I dont know because it’s June 5 and a little chilly and raining here in the Chi. But as we all know a little climate change never killed anyone. AMIRITE?!
My hypocritical green hippie bullshit aside I wanted to take the time to go over one of Americas great summer pastimes: the summer blockbuster.
So you’re hot and bored and instead of doing cool shit outside you’ve decided to pay 12 dollars to go see what is quickly becoming a CGI-doused pissing match between the major studios to see who can get the most cash out of your pocket. Whew, that sentence just couldn’t stop could it? Anyways, this is about my recent experience at the movies and why I will probably forego the movies (for at least the summer and every other after) as many of my other cash strapped and similarly high browed peers have been doing for years. My peers are pretentious.
Cool I saw Star Trek: Into Darkness the other week with the GF. Personally I had a fantastic time……with my girlfriend. Wait, let me preface with saying I really enjoyed the first Star Trek a few years back. Don’t ask what elements I specifically enjoyed because I only recall eating fried chicken in the theatre and it was glorious.
Back to the 2nd installment of the new Star Trek. My attention span is currently waning, so what I really took away from this installment is that I should probably start writing summer blockbuster scripts because this movie was seriously fucking textbook. Really the antagonist you just knocked the fuck out just happens to have superhuman blood which can save the brave and selfless captain Kirk who is sitting irradiated and (gasp) dead in a nuclear reactor? Oh is Spocks girl mad at him because he thinks like a Vulcan and not like a human? Therefore willing to sacrifice himself without thinking about the consequences of his sacrifice? Does that add comedic drama to the movie? You bet your ass it does.
I have so many points I could go through with this movie, but it’s not really worth the time, I already wasted at least 2 hrs watching the fucking thing. I’ll keep it short. This movie was predictable with little/no character development and to make up for a generic script they of course overcompensated with heavy special effects. Hats off to you CGI guys, you are truly holding hollywood together.
Before I get any comments about “oh you pretty much just summed up what a summer blockbuster is Arron so you’re being extremely redundant and pissy, people enjoy them if they didn’t ” I’d like to say yes, I know that. But fuck it if I keep giving my money to these assholes who feed me the same shit wrapped in a different tortilla, hot dog bun, hamburger bun, pretzel roll, your choice of bread. I don’t have the patience to throw money at something I can deduce the plot from within 10 minutes of the film, so I will forego anymore superhero summer blockbuster bullshit. Till I forget my resolution at least.
Here’s to wondering if I will ever get over how meh I felt about this movie. Not like I can turn to indie stuff either, as my latest foray into the indie film scene with Safety Not Guaranteed was just fucking boring. BORING.
Get me out of here.
The chainring pops nicely but I cant help thinking this should have a vigorelli on it.
CHARI & CO: THE DEATH RACER
It’s not too often that we get to see a bike that’s equal parts legit track steez and #fixiefoo street cred. This badass stealth racer that came out of Chari & Co NYC a couple days ago will probably see more street miles than velodrome laps but there’s nothing wrong with that in my book.
Catch some more details HERE.