Maurice Sendak (via thatluciegirl)
I haven’t found a solid source for this quote yet, but it’s a lovely story. —Sarah
This Is Informative, You Should Watch It of the Day: The latest illustrated lecture from The Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts features psychiatrist Iain McGilchrist, author of definitive hemispheric functioning tome The Master and His Emissary, explaining “how our ‘divided brain’ has profoundly altered human behaviour, culture and society.”
Supercut of the Day: YouTuber Buchan39 says: “Everyone knows that the greatest and most iconic contribution to Cinema is Tom Selleck’s Moustache. So great is it that there isn’t a single film that would not be improved by the inclusion of Tom Selleck’s Moustache. As proof I present this montage.”
“This original trilogy is getting worse all the time…” - Lando, if he were real, probably.
This Is All Kinds Of Wrong of the Day: Kyle Willis, a 24-year-old unemployed father of one from Cincinnati, passed away last week from an easily treatable tooth infection because he didn’t have health insurance and couldn’t afford a simple tooth extraction.
Willis began experiencing a wisdom tooth ache two weeks ago, and was told by dentists he would need to have it pulled. He didn’t have insurance to cover the procedure and couldn’t pay for it out of pocket, so he decided to skip treatment altogether.
After his face began to swell, Willis went to the emergency room, where he was prescribed antibiotics, which, again, he couldn’t afford. He decided to stick with pain medicine. The infection eventually spread to his brain causing it to swell.
He died last Tuesday.
American Academy of Family Physicians president-elect Dr. Glenn Stream says that, even if Willis had access to a free dental clinic, “the wait is often months…and this young man died within two weeks of his problem.”
“[Willis] might as well have been living in 1927,” Dr. Jim Jirjis, director of general internal medicine at Vanderbilt University, told ABC News. “All of the advances we’ve made in medicine today and are proud of, for people who don’t have coverage, you might as well never have developed those.”
Rhyming Movie Line Mega-Mix of the Day: Jordan Laws relies on a “lifelong obsessions with beats, rhymes and feature films” to compile an eminently finger-tappable rhyming “mega-mix of classic movie lines” set to the tune of an original beat.
The result: “[A]n energetic and poetic ride thru cinema history, both high and low art merged into a single piece.”
[screenwerks / thanks jon!]
Supercut of the Day: The 25 greatest unscripted movie scenes, ranked according to cultural impact and demonstration of improvisational skills.
(NB: Keep annotations on for info on each scene.)
Hot Under The Collar of the Day: Speaking at an Aspen Institute media forum last week, mad-as-hell former Vice President Al Gore calls “bullsh*t” on climate change deniers.