The trailer for the Vivian Maier documentary is out, and it looks sogood.
You might recall the incredible story — Vivian was a nanny living a double life as a street photographer in the 50s and 60s but has since passed away.
Her work only recently discovered when a historian, John Maloof, found hundreds of thousands of developed and undeveloped negatives.
The world is such a beautiful place. I’m just going to be a vagabond.
Remember when Mike Ditka recorded a followup to the Super Bowl Shuffle, without any of the Bears? We didn’t either, but here’s the Grabowski Shuffle anyway. Written by the same team that made the original Super Bowl Shuffle, this video features “Grabowskis,” which is what Mike Ditka called hard-working players, and these were their working-class Chicago equivalents. Near the end of the video, Ditka expresses his hope that there could be Grabowski fan clubs in every city, as well as a national convention. He also probably hoped the Bears would go to more than one Super Bowl.
It was shot at the old Ditka’s restaurant/City Lights dance club, and also stars the Iron Mike Dancers and the Electric Pipe Band, who may have been rivals to Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem. I don’t think Bill Parcells ever had Big Tuna Dancers, or if he did, they performed only in the privacy of his home. This confluence of all things Ditka never resonated with the American public, but it did give superfan Bill Swerski his very first heart attack. Da Bears!
DITKA FOR PRESIDENT
Happy New Years Eve. I spent today buying 144 medium sized binder clips. Now it’s time to party. Bye 2012, it’s been real.
Favorite Movie: Safety Not Guaranteed/Moonrise Kingdom/Looper
Favorite Artist: San Cisco
Favorite Album: Fear Fun/Willie Stratton/Lumineers
Favorite Book: The Adventures of Kavalier and Clay
Favorite Memory: Setting off $400 worth of fireworks in the middle of the lake in Michigan.
I can’t get over how awesome this show is. Todd and the Book of Pure Evil. Tons of blood, a town of satanists, an astronomy who teaches astrology, metal, and more blood. Watch it, it’ll change your life.
Ice Water Found on Mercury!
NASA announced today that its Messenger spacecraft has discovered “compelling” evidence of frozen water and possible organic materials on Mercury’s north pole (shown left in red), confirming the decades of suspicion in the scientific community.
“The neutron data indicate that Mercury’s radar-bright polar deposits contain, on average, a hydrogen-rich layer more than tens of centimeters thick beneath a surficial layer 10 to 20 centimeters thick that is less rich in hydrogen,” according to David Lawrence, a Johns Hopkins University physics scientist working on the Messenger project.
this is so bizarre whatidon’teven
15-Year-Old Kelvin Doe is an engineering whiz living in Sierra Leone who scours the trash bins for spare parts, which he uses to build batteries, generators and transmitters. Completely self-taught, Kelvin has created his own radio station where he broadcasts news and plays music under the moniker, DJ Focus.
Kelvin became the youngest person in history to be invited to the “Visiting Practitioner’s Program” at MIT. THNKR had exclusive access to Kelvin and his life-changing journey - experiencing the US for the first time, exploring incredible opportunities, contending with homesickness, and mapping out his future.
Here is a link to the Bobby Fala track in the video on SoundCloud:http://soundcloud.com/karen-kilberg/kpei-ragga
Check-out David’s Crowdrise page: http://www.crowdrise.com/InnovateSalone
Photos courtesy of Adam Cohn (http://www.adamcohn.com/) and Paula Aguilera
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