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Man of Steel – new 2013 Superman movie is an origins story, Christopher Nolan style

If Superman and Batman duked it out, who would win? The question put Man of Steel director Zack Snyder in a tough spot, since The Dark Knight Rises auteur Christopher Nolan is the guy who hired him to make the new Superman movie.

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Snyder and new Superman actor Henry Cavill showed off new Man of Steel footage Saturday that operates on the premise that “this is the first Superman movie,” Snyder said. “We respect the canon and we knew the comic book exists; the movies are their own thing. When we started, we had to act as if no film had been made. We approached it in our head as if we’re making a Superman movie for the first time.”

The clip teased an earnest origins story rooted in the heartland, where young Clark Kent grows up on an American-as-apple-pie farm and displays heroic powers as a child that makes him feel like an outcast. Later, the classic red cape waves heroically in the breeze and Superman soars into the heavens per standard iconography, but there’s also contemporary inflections when Superman mixes it up with military troops that look like they could have been airlifted straight out of Iraq or Afghanistan.

“A lot of times in the past, Superman has been this big blue Boy Scout up on a throne that nobody can really touch.”

 

 

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Big Wednesdays – a summer surf movie series – with 5 films

The California Surf Museum and California Surf Festival are bringing together a 5-piece film festival, spread out over the summer. Every few Wednesdays they will show a modern or classic surf film.

Tickets are $10, shows start at 7pm, and located in Oceanside, California.

See the poster at bottom for the full details.

 

June 20 - BoardRoom: Legends of Surfboard Shaping

BoardRoom is a feature-length documentary featuring the legends of early surfboard shaping.

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I think I'm a Classical Liberal (and not a Libertarian)

Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.

Classical liberalism developed in the 19th century in Europe and the United States. Although classical liberalism built on ideas that had already developed by the end of the 18th century, it advocated a specific kind of society, government and public policy as a response to the Industrial Revolution and urbanization. Notable individuals who have contributed to classical liberalism include Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo. It drew on the economics of Adam Smith and on a belief in natural law, utilitarianism, and progress.

via Wikipedia

Not to be confused with Libertariansim, which varies by definition, but generally is a modern thought. Not me, I like the old school social theory from the eve of the Industrial Revolution. Simple things like the rule of law, freedom of religion, a constitution…appeal to me.

Weird how it’s the classical nature of the thinking that strikes me because I live in country that practices Social Liberalism. Which is nearly the same thing but includes the element of social justice, “in that it believes the legitimate role of the state includes addressing economic and social issues such as unemployment, health care, and education while simultaneously expanding civil rights.”

Not sure where I fall on that. At times the state does need to step in and force things, but overall I would prefer the community handle things by itself.

Which means, yep, I’m a classical liberal!

I think I’m a Classical Liberal (and not a Libertarian)

Classical liberalism is the philosophy committed to the ideal of limited government, constitutionalism, rule of law, due process, and liberty of individuals including freedom of religion, speech, press, assembly, and free markets.

Classical liberalism developed in the 19th century in Europe and the United States. Although classical liberalism built on ideas that had already developed by the end of the 18th century, it advocated a specific kind of society, government and public policy as a response to the Industrial Revolution and urbanization. Notable individuals who have contributed to classical liberalism include Jean-Baptiste Say, Thomas Malthus and David Ricardo. It drew on the economics of Adam Smith and on a belief in natural law, utilitarianism, and progress.

via Wikipedia

Not to be confused with Libertariansim, which varies by definition, but generally is a modern thought. Not me, I like the old school social theory from the eve of the Industrial Revolution. Simple things like the rule of law, freedom of religion, a constitution…appeal to me.

Weird how it’s the classical nature of the thinking that strikes me because I live in country that practices Social Liberalism. Which is nearly the same thing but includes the element of social justice, “in that it believes the legitimate role of the state includes addressing economic and social issues such as unemployment, health care, and education while simultaneously expanding civil rights.”

Not sure where I fall on that. At times the state does need to step in and force things, but overall I would prefer the community handle things by itself.

Which means, yep, I’m a classical liberal!

Has the surf ‘look' changed? (since the 50s)

From Corky Carroll:

The other day I got a question submitted asking me if Pendleton shirts were actual surf fashion back in the late ’50s and early ’60s. As a matter of fact, they sorta were.

Pendleton Shirts

When I first started surfing in the mid-50s, there was no set “surf look” as far as I know. Surfwear was a long way off.

When the big surf fad started to take place, kicked into gear with the 1959 movie “Gidget,” there became certain pieces of attire that people related to as surfwear. Pendleton shirts were one of those. They were warm and felt good when you got out of the water, and you could use them in place of a jacket at night.

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Has the surf ‘look’ changed? (since the 50s)

From Corky Carroll:

The other day I got a question submitted asking me if Pendleton shirts were actual surf fashion back in the late ’50s and early ’60s. As a matter of fact, they sorta were.

Pendleton Shirts

When I first started surfing in the mid-50s, there was no set “surf look” as far as I know. Surfwear was a long way off.

When the big surf fad started to take place, kicked into gear with the 1959 movie “Gidget,” there became certain pieces of attire that people related to as surfwear. Pendleton shirts were one of those. They were warm and felt good when you got out of the water, and you could use them in place of a jacket at night.

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Free surf films from Billabong, Vans, Nike, and SuperBrand

Every summer a million surf movies come out and a few of them are free. For the summer of 2011 this included some high quality flicks from Billabong, Vans, Nike, and SuperBrand.

Each one is amazing, short (~30 mins), packed with sick music, and full of stoke. Things like skateboard cameos, anecdotes, worldwide adventures, and, of course, massive barrels.

The awesome part for this year is the girls flick from Nike. Everyone loves a surfer girl and these are incredible.

Without further ado, here they are, with massive props to the suits for bringing them to us..

Billabong – Blow Up

Vans – Get n Classic

Nike – Leave a Message

Superbrand – Sorry We’re Open

**Blow Up has an incredible soundtrack, here is a link to the full set list**