Thursday, March 15, 2018

Miss Cellania's Links

"Can't Buy Me Love" by the Beatles. The song established the Fab Four as the biggest band ever.

Students across the US walked out of class Wednesday to protest gun violence the lack of gun regulation. See a round up of images here. And here. And here. And here.
Why the U.S. Capitol’s Demon Cat Legend Is So Persistent. It might be because of the paw prints he left behind.

The Tipping Equation. At restaurants across America, servers calculate how far is too far, weighing harassing behavior against the tips they need to make a living wage.

What is the Riot Act, and Why Don't I Want It Read to Me?

How Thunder Road Became a Southern-Fried Cult Phenomenon. The low-budget film captured mountain life realistically and made it exciting. (via Metafilter)

Why We Can't Stop Hating The Poor. There's plenty of reason for resentment, but we've selected the wrong target. 

When Artificial Intelligence Finally Kills Someone, Who Will Be Responsible? Legal experts are already tackling the problem.

We Asked Experts How to Let Go of Grudges. Letting resentment fester too long is bad for your health and well-being.

The Dance of Donald Trump and Bob Mueller. Born of similar privilege, their paths diverged early and widely.  


DJ Psychomike said...

I have a THUNDER ROAD story. My comedy partner and founder of The Chicago Psychotronic Film Society Del Close was an extra in the film.
Being an extra is not a big deal, but I was at the Bar Double R bar downtown a live country music bar and saw the record on the jukebox and played it.
I went to the bar to ask Del what it was like to work on the film and how many days he worked and a guy sitting at the bar said, "Kid. he's lying to you He wasn't in the film".
Like being an extra is a big deal.
Another guy chimed in the same. I started to respond and Del touched my knee and said let it go. I was about to say Del had just finished shooting a scene with Sean Connery
for THE UNTOUCHABLES and Del said, "You will find out most of your experiences most people won't believe". I found out he was right.
Del was not an extra in THE UNTOUCHABLES, had scenes with Connery and Costner. He played a crooked alderman who named the group the UNTOUCHABLES.
If they didn't believe he was an extra in a movie, there was no way they would have believed he had just finished filming with Sean Connery!

Miss Cellania said...

Thanks for that story, DJ Psychomike!