January 25, 2010
C'était un Rendez-Vous — by Claude Lelouch
"On an August morning in 1976, French filmmaker Claude Lelouch mounted a gyro-stabilized camera to the bumper of a Ferrari 275 GTB and had a friend, a professional Formula 1 racer, drive at breakneck speed through the heart of Paris. No streets were closed, for Lelouch was unable to obtain a permit."
Back story here.
[via Milena and Edward]
What is it?
Answer here this time tomorrow.
Themes and memes
Most of the good things that have happened to me in life seem to have followed change forced upon me.
For some reason, once I encounter resistance of any sort I'm much more energized and apt to produce something interesting and/or different.
I've noticed in recent months that a lot of stuff that appears here originates in news reports or other stuff I read, with a good proportion of reader suggestions and tips.
Years ago most of my posts originated as a result of things I happened on deep in my traffic, when I'd find a funkily-named site that happened to visit bookofjoe maybe one time and discover a really interesting slice of life.
So I'm going back to the future past, as it were, in the upcoming months and taking a dive down deep into the traffic, to see what's swimming there in the abyss circa 2010.
Inflatable Beehive — Big hair is back
Two feet high.
Just don't sit in front of me at the movie theater, OK?
Visualizing the decline of empires
Hamburger Mask Hat
One size fits most.
Happy 50th Birthday, Bubble Wrap®
Bubble Wrap keychain (above; $7.99) makes the distinctive "Pop" sound anytime you need a lift.
Or you can visit this site, where you can pop away to your heart's content.
FunFact: Half of all people using Bubble Wrap use it incorrectly: do the bubbles go on the outside or the inside?
Join the cognoscenti and find out which is the correct way here.