Sunday, August 22, 2010

Saturday, August 21, 2010

We hump down to the perfume river

The Kubrick interview for Rolling Stone. Just was telling Mae today how R. Lee Ermey as Gunnery Sergeant Hartman was probably the best movie character of all time. There will be a magic show at zero-nine-thirty.

Friday, August 20, 2010

TED: Willie Smits restores a rainforest

Willie Smits (originally from the Netherlands) is a trained forester and microbiologist. He has lived in Borneo since 1985 and is an Indonesian citizen. In 1989, he encountered a baby orangutan in a cage in a market, and later returned to find it abandoned on a rubbish heap. This was a turning-point in his career; taking the orangutan home, he nurtured it back to health. Smits was soon given other orangutans to look after, and the work of rehabilitating orangutans into the wild developed into the Borneo Orangutan Survival Foundation. His work has also broadened out into the related areas of generating sustainable farming and reforestation.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

Boondocks vs. BET

The Boondocks is an American adult animated sitcom on Cartoon Network's late-night programming block, Adult Swim. Created by Aaron McGruder, based on his comic strip of the same name, the series premiered on November 6, 2005. The show begins with a black family, the Freemans, settling into the fictional, peaceful, and mostly white suburb of Woodcrest from Chicago's South Side. The perspective offered by this mixture of cultures, lifestyles, social classes, stereotypes, viewpoints and races provides for much of the series' satire, comedy, and conflict.