Welcome to Monday’s News on the March – The week that was in my digital world.
Article by Stacey E Bryan:
Alejandro G. Iñárritu’s “The Revenant” is featured on a random internet list as one of “15 great movies that are incredibly boring.”
I have three words to say to that. Three times: the bear attack. The bear attack. The bear attack.
Although the Arikara onslaught on the fur traders early in the film was an uber-realistic, white-knuckle event which is captured in an uninterrupted, continuous shot without cuts, in my opinion the bear attack on DiCaprio’s character Glass was the eye-boggling winner as far as effects go. I think I’ve seen that scene at least four or five times, and each time is as horrifying as the last....….… (Read entire article).
Official video presentation at Lou Reed on MV:
It’s been a while since I’ve heard Lou Reed and I was pleasantly surprised when this popped up in my you tube feed. I was even more sore surprised to find it’s a superb show with great sound and visuals. Lou and the band are in fine form here..….(Watch entire concert)
Article by Stefania Gioffrè at e-Tinkerbell:
“Sex & drugs & rock & roll” I remember Ian Dury sang some time ago. A mantra which has constituted for more than one generation the antidote to the homologation to middle class morality and values: family, a good job, a responsible life. Dull!! I am sure any of us has enjoyed a more or less long “sex & drugs & rock & roll ” phase in their life, the rebellious phase, when you want to break the world of OLD RULES, advocating one with NO RULES, till without even realizing it, you find yourself banging your head against the wall of NECESSARY RULES (better known as compromises), so the Hegelian phase of growing up comes to an end and you have become an adult, brand new middle class, of course......(Read entire article)
Short Story by Bruce Goodman at Weave a Web:
Heidi Windybank had three children to feed and she’d run out of money. She always put the children first. She’d fed them the last crumbs in the cupboard and now she herself was hungry. She had job interview after job interview. It was getting more and more difficult to look presentable at these interviews. It was getting impossible to pay for a bus ticket to the places of interview.
And suddenly! She got a job! It was cleaning rooms in a motel. She knew how to wield a scrubbing brush. She could make a bed to perfection…. (Read entire short story)
Stand Up comedy excerpt at Comedy Central Stand Up:
Andy Haynes considers the silver lining of a failing economy and explains how easy it is to hurt yourself or somebody else on an air mattress. Original airdate: June 14, 2013..….(Watch entire stand-up excerpt)