Both of these documentary programs gave enthralling accounts of the lives of celebrities such as Fatty Arbuckle, James Dean, Charlie Chaplin, Bela Lugosi, Lenny Bruce, Richard Pryor, John Holmes, Andy Kaufman, Alfred Hitchcock, Rock Hudson, Natalie Wood, and literally HUNDREDS of others of almost any classic actor, musician, criminal, comedian, or other famous figure you can think of. As a kid of around 13 or so, I would watch these shows religiously, learning more from them about old Hollywood, film history, and cultural history in general than I’ve ever learned anywhere else. Benza and exciting biographies, is long gone, not even available on DVD.
But this year, the b2b seemed to explode by mutual agreement. From local club nights to the decks of Holy Ship!; on podcasts and on radio shows, in commemoration and just for the hell of it, the sheer number of such fleeting partnerships became conspicuous. Historically, something about this points to an imminent recession: how much more gigantic does dance music need to be or feel whether it’s the sight of a headliner at a mega festival like Electric Daisy Carnival with a blinding, overblown stage show or a must hear DJ mix that lasts six hours? Is all of this just the dance music equivalent of, say, a mid 1970s prog rock double album full of noodling jams?.
“This is a very sad day for all of us at 60 Minutes and CBS News. Morley was a fixture, one of our pillars, and an inspiration in many ways. He was a master storyteller, a gentleman and a wonderful friend. I seen it and Day Watch. While I wouldn consider them movies that I enjoyed, per se, I thought they were very interesting. I told that having read the books helps significantly in understanding just what the hell is happening, but the other side of this is that the plots of the films on their own seem disjointed and jarring.
The head of the Senate, the head of the lower house of Congress have also just been removed from office because they’re under investigation for graft. And a full 58 percent of the Senate is under some form of investigation for wrongdoing. And that’s why, when you talk to ordinary Brazilians as they watch their television sets today, they’ll tell you that they feel something very close to despair.
It’s because we can’t from just a tech standpoint and one of practicality. Current tech can’t get much faster, and even if it could you’d have dudes firing rockets from the hip. Once recoilless rocket propelled ammunition technology is mature, and we want a mobile multi role anti armor superhero suit, we might well develop hypervelocity small arms.