I keep a tumblr at lloydshep.tumblr.com called A Pound of Obscure. Here’s the last week’s posts from it.
- “We?re getting closer and closer to the point where we don?t have enough bees in this country”
??We?re getting closer and closer to the point where we don?t have enough bees in this country to meet pollination demands,? said entomologist Dennis vanEngelstorp of the University of Maryland, who led the survey documenting the declines.?- One-Third of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Winter, Threatening Food Supply | Wired Science | Wired.com
- Two Dutch guys having simulated contractions. Eye-opening.
Two Dutch guys having simulated contractions. Eye-opening. (by Pluumke)
- The video of that extraordinary Soderbergh keynote
The video of that extraordinary Soderbergh keynote, State of Cinema: Steven Soderbergh (by San Francisco Film Society)
- Authors? Club Best First Novel Award Shortlist Readings @ Foyles:
Come and hear me reading from The English Monster, together with some Real Proper Writers: Kerry Hudson, Ros Barber and Patrick Flanery. It?s free, but you need to book.
- “When I was coming up, making an independent film and trying to reach an audience”
?When I was coming up, making an independent film and trying to reach an audience I thought was like, trying to hit a thrown baseball. This is like trying to hit a thrown baseball ? but with another thrown baseball. That?s why I?m spending so much time talking to you about the business and the money, because this is the force that is pushing cinema out of mainstream movies. I?ve been in meetings where I can feel it slipping away, where I can feel that the ideas I?m tossing out, they?re too scary or too weird, and I can feel the thing. I can tell: It?s not going to happen, I?m not going to be able to convince them to do this the way I think it should be done. I want to jump up on the table and scream, ?Do you know how lucky we are to be doing this? Do you understand that the only way to repay that karmic debt is to make something good, is to make something ambitious, something beautiful, something memorable?? But I didn?t do that. I just sat there, and I smiled.?- There?s so much amazing stuff in?Steven Soderbergh?s State Of Cinema Talk?that I could have picked pretty much anything he said. Go and read it if you care about any artform that has a commercial spine – not just movies.