This inspiring kinetic type video by Daniel Sax pulls an interview with Ira Glass on ‘minding the gap’— the bridge between knowing what great work is like, the disappointment that comes with inability, and eventually creating something that is truly worth it.
A few weeks ago, Wired Magazine published a write-up on why The Big Bang Theory is one of the worst-written TV shows ever.
And I definitely agree— no self-respecting science fan should or would ever watch the show: hazy dialogue, dull characters and even a ‘trademarked’ catchphrase that makes no sense. And honestly, it isn’t funny.
Well, at least ‘Bazinga!' isn't as bad as the highly inaccurate, incredibly implausible science that orders its never-understanding audience to laugh on cue alongside its recorded, foley laughter.
That show deserves to be a failure, yet unfortunately its general illiterate viewers outnumber the rare few that ridicule its idiocy. Meanwhile, I’ll just stick to the prose, true-to-life, well-written and unfortunately-ending comedy show, How I Met Your Mother.
“The sound of a small bell during a dark night is louder than the din of traffic outside your window during rush hour—surprise and differentiation have far more impact than noise does.”
I may not be an interior designer, but I know one thing for sure: the classic brownstone apartment plus a tasteful modern furnish always makes for a great place to live in.
30 years ago today, Apple released the Macintosh, setting to change the standard to the consumer computing we know today. I’m lucky enough to have been a proud Mac owner for the past 10 years, and still lucky, for the years that will come.
Oh, and the front page along with the mini-site Apple put up is quite nicely designed, too.
What’s your most recent adventure? To further delve deep: what do you think defines an adventure? If anything, I’d like to argue and point out that an adventure shouldn’t be defined as a trip filled with personal illusions of grandeur— the epicness of a climb through the Himalayas, or a deep sea dive into the Marianas— no.
On the subject of photography, I recently found a neat little photo service that lets your upload and display your photos online. And as usual, it’s well-designed, too.
Apple’s been pushing out great ads recently— no more of that white, emotionless background, and more of that flush, vibrant life that their products live in. Just like that radical new ad for the iPad, as narrated by Breaking Bad’s Bryan Cranston, this video pushes the connection between what we do, and what we use their devices for.
“To see the world, things dangerous to come to, to see behind walls, draw closer, to find each other and to feel. That, is the purpose of life.”
The Secret Life of Walter Mitty— inspiring and heartfelt, just like the movie. (Oh, and a movie review, coming soon!)
He turns sharply to counter and pull his signature hit. Going fast, the small, bright, yellow object misses shy of his racket. A great shot it would have been, if only the timing was, too. The hot weather, or probably even the tension of the first rounds of the Australian Open must’ve been too much pressure.