Video essay – famous faces in their Hollywood debut

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The video starts off with Jack Nicholson’s premiere in The Little Shop of Horrors as he reads a gruesome tale:

Starring (in order of appearance): Jack Nicholson, Johnny Depp, Nicolas Cage, Anthony Edwards, Eric Stoltz, Woody Harrelson, Wesley Snipes, John Krasinski, Zach Braff, Jon Hamm, Ted Danson, Whoopi Goldberg, Mark Wahlberg, Madonna, Matthew McConaughey, Renee Zellweger, Jack Black, Jamie Lee Curtis, Michelle Pfeiffer, Robert Duvall, Rob Lowe, Shirley MacLaine, Sylvester Stallone, Emma Thompson, Sharon Stone, Luke Wilson, Owen Wilson, Richard Pryor, Jonah Hill, Matt Damon, Halle Berry, Robert DeNiro, Woody Allen, Tom Selleck, Eddie Murphy, Kevin Bacon 다운로드.

Edited by Jason Bailey – Music by Earth Wind and Fire

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Blog Design – the ultra-minimalist brigade

When I first started blogging, Jason Kottke, of kottke.org, was a sort-of hero for what I wanted to do 다운로드. His style of blogging is very similar to mine and so are his design aesthetics.

As time has progressed, I’ve switched from the hero archetype to more of a hopeful-peer 퍼스트퀸4 리메이크 다운로드. My delusions of equality were boosted when I noticed Jason’s latest redesign of his blog. Where several of the features match the design I created for this blog 다운로드.

When you read a blog there are so many items for you to click. It’s like you’re in Times Square and everyone wants your attention. That isn’t very Jobsian (Steve Jobs-esque) especially when I only want you to do three things on my blog: read it, share it, and (hopefully) enjoy the ads dur download.

So, I have taken the opposite, ultra-minimalist approach, the only-what-you-need-to-survive style. Everything is gone, links are minimal, and reading is clutter-free 다운로드.

Jason has taken this approach for years, probably long before I even dreamed of being a blogger, but now he is going for gold. Joining the ultra-minimalist brigade, and several of his updates match mine 윈도우7 한글 64비트 iso 다운로드. While others completely blow me out of the water (mirror on Tumblr?).

It’s a great confidence boost for me, but also leaves me with some things to copy or rather “good artists copy, great artists steal” 다운로드.

Here is the update in Jason’s own words.

In doing the design, I focused on three things: simplicity, the reading/viewing experience, and sharing 다운로드.

Simplicity. kottke.org has always been relatively spare, but this time around I left in only what was necessary. Posts have a title, a publish date, text, and some sharing buttons 다운로드. Tags got pushed to the individual archive page and posts are uncredited (just like the Economist!). In the sidebar that appears on every page, there are three navigation links, other ways to follow the site, and an ad and job board posting, to pay the bills 다운로드.

Reading/viewing experience. I made the reading column wider (640px) for bigger photos & video embeds and increased the type size for easier reading. But the biggest and most exciting change is using Whitney ScreenSmart for the display font, provided by Hoefler & Frere-Jones’ long-awaited web font service, which is currently in private beta.

The reading experience on mobile devices has also been improved. The text was formerly too small to read, the blue border was a pain in the ass (especially since the upgrade to iOS 5 on the iPhone & iPad changed how the border was displayed when zoomed), and the mobile version was poorly advertised.

Sharing. I’ve always thought of kottke.org as a place where people come to find interesting things to read and look at, and design has always been crafted with that as the priority. A few months ago, I read an interview with Jonah Peretti about what BuzzFeed is up to and he said something that stuck with me: people don’t just come to BuzzFeed to look at things, they come to find stuff to share with their friends. As I thought about it, I realized that’s true of kottke.org as well…and I haven’t been doing a good enough job of making it easy for people to do.

So this new design has a few more sharing options. Accompanying each post is a Twitter tweet button and a Facebook like button.

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Incredible video of the Hindenburg in 1937 going up in flames

This footage from the British Pathe archive shows the Hindenburg flying peacefully around and then cuts to the mighty airship in flames as it hits the ground 2019년 12월 멜론 top100 다운로드.

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The incredible shot shows the airship exploding and disintegrating in less than half a minute in New Jersey, 1937 다운로드.

It had departed from Frankfurt, Germany, three days earlier and travelled at a speed of 85 miles/hour over the Atlantic Ocean. Of the 97 people on-board 35 perished as well as one member of the ground crew 다운로드.

“The incident shattered public confidence in the giant, passenger-carrying rigid airship and marked the end of the airship era.” (wikipedia)