Thursday, February 27, 2014

Miss Cellania's Links

What The Numbers Say About Who Will Win At The Oscars. Here are Academy Award winners predicted with a statistical model based on history and other awards this year.

Captain Phillips And The Problem With ‘Based On A True Story.’ Often, a historical event only provides a bare-bones story to hang the usual Hollywood tropes upon.

The Worst Oscar Winners, From Rocky and Crash to Gwyneth Paltrow. Politics of the times sunk many deserving nominees at one time or another.

7 Amazing, Obscure, and Wonderful Bits of Oscars Trivia.

The Union-Busting Birth of the Academy Awards. 

Watch a baby panda do an imitation of a turtle on its back. Let’s hope the panda learns to control his body better as he grows up.

Remote-controlled cargo ships are a great idea — unless you're a pirate. Sailors will be out of jobs, too, but they’ll be safer in port.

The Name Number for Astronomy.

The Long, Slow Surrender of American Liberals. (via Metafilter)

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