Have you seen Oppenheimer yet? As the world braced itself over recent weeks for the cultural shock wave of Christopher Nolan’s Oppenheimer, I have been preoccupied by one scene in the trailer. It’s the scene where Oppenheimer (Cillian Murphy) meets Albert Einstein (Tom Conti) at the edge of a pond on the grounds of the […]
Well, at least we know that Lucas knows about Farnsworth now: Last Friday, as the new Clone Wars series made its long-awaited debut, a new bronze was quietly installed without ceremony at Lucasfilm’s Presidio campus, sculpted by long-time Star Wars fan Lawrence Noble. … The subject of the latest bronze is Philo T. Farnsworth, inventor
The release of the new movie "Flash of Genius" has brought the subject of How Inventors Always Get Screwed into the daily media diet. BTW, if you don’t know about Armstrong, you should read Lawrence Lessing’s (he’s not the Internet Lessig) 1956 biography, "Man of High Fidelity." The book is sadly out of print (old
I don’t know if that means the people who MAKE videos like this, or the people (like me) who watch them. But here’s one of my favorite Monty Python scenes, updated for the modern era: What are you going to do, bleed on me? But… wouldn’t the light-sable cauterize the wounds?