7 items from 2013
Hilarious. It.s almost 2014. We are a Social Media-obsessed culture. And so it only make sense that Star Wars needs to establish a cyber-presence on outlets like Instagram. And post a selfie. Did you just survive a shootout in a tight corridor on the Death Star? Share that victory, Jedi! I love the background of this shot. So funny. I can.t think of the last time anything associated with Star Wars had a culture-savvy sense of humor. Maybe the 1978 Star Wars Holiday Special, with guest stars Bea Arthur, Art Carney, Harvey Korman and Jefferson Starship!! It.s difficult to find a copy of the special with working audio (due to copyright issues), but this video pretty much sums up the Holiday Special . and the effect it had on people like Harrison Ford: So Star Wars fans, you need to start following the production on its official Instagram page. »
Doing some business with Heisenberg (and yes, the “rock candy” was delicious)
I left Hall H a bit dispirited to say the least, but trudged forward determined to make the most of my final day at ComicCon. After meeting up with Todd VanDerWerff to record about the convention for the Televerse, I headed to the exhibit floor, hoping to snag a few gifts for my friends less fortunate in their badge inquiries. The exhibit floor is an amazing sight to behold and usually, Sunday’s the day to go. This year, though, the crush of people continued throughout the weekend and Sunday was just as crazy as every other day. After snagging one gift, I fled the floor, despite its many lovely sights and sounds. I’m usually good with crowds, but less so when I can’t move and keep getting shoved (a side effect of my massive Con »
- Kate Kulzick
Eco-sex campaigners Fuck for Forest and atheists who look down on 'the religious' will not save us any more than the C of E
There is a wonderful, sad, silly piece in Der Spiegel about a group of earnest young people in Berlin who make idealistic erotic films. They are almost all foreigners, mostly Scandinavians, and they make earnest videos of themselves whose proceeds are meant to go towards saving the rainforests. A Polish filmmaker has in turn made a documentary film about their campaign. The Der Spiegel article says:
"The film Fuck For Forest shows the eco-porn hippies as they cruise the streets in a bid to convince total strangers to engage in spontaneous sex in front of the camera; how they use small camcorders to zoom in on their unshaven genitalia and bushy pubic hair; how two of them penetrate each other in front of an audience in »
- Andrew Brown
So sad. The percussionist of the iconic 60s band Jefferson Airplane was killed on June 4 in a deadly car crash in Palm Springs, Calif. Joey was 67 years old.
Joey Covington Dies At 67
The 67-year-old drummer was not wearing a seatbelt during his accident and no other cars were involved, the Desert Sun reports. The vehicle reportedly hit a wall with such force that it went flying into an elevated driveway several feet above the crash site.
A guest of a nearby hotel tried to resuscitate the musician but was unsuccessful — Joey died at the scene of the crash.
Police do not believe that drugs or alcohol were involved. A friend of the drummer’s told the Desert Sun that Joey’s wife »
- Andrew Gruttadaro
According to local newspaper the Desert Sun, Covington, who had not been wearing a seat belt, crashed his car into a retaining wall at a curve in the road on Tuesday. The impact reportedly propelled his Honda Civic onto an elevated driveway "several feet above the crash site."
A guest at a nearby hotel attempted to resuscitate Covington, but the musician died at the scene, the paper notes.
Covington, who played with Jefferson Airplane from 1970-72, was a self-taught drummer, Rolling Stone reports. Recently described as a "very kind, considerate [and] jovial" person by his friend -- and renowned drummer -- Alvin Taylor, Covington was also one of the founding members of the band Hot Tuna and a member of Jefferson Airplane successor Jefferson Starship.
On Wednesday, Jefferson Starship posted “Rest in peace, »
- Dominique Mosbergen
Joey Covington -- who played drums for the psychedelic 1960s band Jefferson Airplane -- was killed in Palm Springs Tuesday in a deadly car accident. He was 67.According to the Desert Sun, Covington was driving alone around 5pm when his Honda Civic left the road and crashed head-on into a retaining wall. The Riverside County coroner's report says Covington was not wearing a seat belt at the time. No other car was involved.Covington's vehicle »
- TMZ Staff
This episode of Girls takes us outside Brooklyn, which, as we Brooklynites know, usually spells T.R.O.U.B.L.E..... Lest I mention the similar New Yorker “99 problems” had by S.J. Pee every time she visited Aidan’s cabin in “Suffern,” New York. In “Video Games,” Hannah escorts Jessa to her parents’ house, which is located in some dusty, tree-filled hamlet called Manitou. (For those nerds among us, “manitou” is attributed to the Algonquian Indians and means “spirit” or “supernatural being.”)
Jessa’s “free spirit” can more accurately be called a “flight spirit,” as in the physiological flight or fight response experienced by humans when we encounter an obstacle or something that causes us stress or anxiety. We stay and fight or leave and “take flight.”
Jessa floated into Brooklyn in episode 1 of Season 1 fresh from her travels around the world; she marries Thomas-John on »
7 items from 2013
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