Every Monday I get to sit on my ass and watch movies all day. Lucky duck, huh?
Lately I’ve been putting in all my favourite movies and listening to the commentary by those who made the films. My favourite today has been watching Best in Show with Christopher Guest and Eugene Levy. It’s just like watching it with them! Hilarious. Anyway, biggest disappointment is finding out there isn’t any commentary on To Wong Foo, Thanks for Everything, Julie Newmar. It’s a guilty pleasure of mine. Here’s the opening scene featuring the dynamic stylings of madames Salt n Pepa. Enjoy.
Documentaries. A medium that serves to educate, entertain, and stimulate. So many of the topics I enjoy learning about are often entirely connected. My own fascination and thirst for this stuff fuels my need for sharing them with you now. Every day I come across information that I want to share.
Last week at Film Buff, I watched a new documentary called Surviving Progress. The film explored what that word means in every way. In the film, David Suzuki identifies economic externalities as “nuts”. Here’s that clip:
It’s a good movie, I recommend exploring what the word “progress” means in the context it is so often used.
Now here’s a short doc (12 mins) that does an overview of global economics and it’s relationship to the planet’s dominant species, the human being. This guy makes a lot of good points.
I recommend picking up the book Sacred Economics from a local book shop in your area, or visit here to pay whatever you want to get a digital version.
A subject that holds me captive in thorough fascination every time I begin to learn about it is mycology. Paul Stamets is coming out with a 3D documentary, and here is a clip from that:
If this is your first time hearing about Stamets and his work, I recommend this classic gem:
This TEDx conference in Vancouver is a decent introduction to the infamous Nardwuar
A classic personality deserving of celebration. Unique tactics render this guy one of the greatest interviewers ever (I think). I’m going to see his punk-rock band the Evaporators tonight at Fascinating Rhythm, but you shouldn’t come.
I’ll post Rev. Terence’s interview with him sometime soon.
Every bit of this tickles my curiosity