Posts filed under “Weekend”

Jupiter Ascending

The Brand New Official Trailer for Jupiter – In UK Cinemas February 6 2015
Channing Tatum and Mila Kunis star in “Jupiter Ascending,” an original science fiction epic adventure from filmmakers Lana and Andy Wachowski (The Matrix).

Jupiter Jones (Kunis) was born under a night sky, with signs predicting that she was destined for great things. Now grown, Jupiter dreams of the stars but wakes up to the cold reality of a job cleaning other people’s houses and an endless run of bad breaks. Only when Caine (Tatum), a genetically engineered ex-military hunter, arrives on Earth to track her down does Jupiter begin to glimpse the fate that has been waiting for her all along—her genetic signature marks her as next in line for an extraordinary inheritance that could alter the balance of the cosmos.

Category: Film, Weekend

Audio-Psychology: Why We Listen to Songs on Repeat

One of my favorite Sci-Fi books from my teen years was Alfred Bester’s 1953 novel, The Demolished Man. (It was the first Hugo Award winner). In Bester’s vision of the Future, telepathy is common, and the main character uses earworms — Pop tunes specifically developed to be an addictive, catchy, irritating nuisance to block out…Read More

Category: Friday Night Jazz, Music, Psychology, Weekend

1966 Jaguar E-type 4.2 Litre FHC series 1

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Source: Classic Driver

This little beauty is for sale:  Chassis number 1E32930 – matching numbers and factory original colours. Colour black with a black leather interior.

This stunning Jaguar E-type was sold new in Santa Barbara, California, USA. In the year 1995 the automobile was imported to the Netherlands. The then owner (board member of the Dutch Jaguar Club) enjoyed the very good car for five years before the decision was made to start a full ‘body off’ restoration to the highest possible level of perfection. The restoration was carried out by the best professionals in their field of specialism. The restoration took twelve years and 5612 hours to be completed.

Called by the auctioneer “by far the most beautifully restored Jaguar E-type we ever saw” expected prices for this will be in the 100s of 1000s of dollars. The automobile was featured in the Dutch version of Octane Magazine, December 2013.

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Abbey Road Turns 45

Billboard has published a track by track review of all of the songs on Abbey Road. They set the table as to what was going after the frenzy of the prior decade led to the band imploding: “On Sept. 26, 1969, 45 years ago today, the Beatles‘ Abbey Road entered the world and closed the…Read More

Category: Music, Weekend

1949 Bristol 402

I see lots of future cars deriving their design ethos from the design cures and lines of the Bristol: Note the BMW like kidney grill, Bentley like headlight configuration, Porsche Speedster rear:

 

From Classic Driver:

In 1949 Jean Simmons and Stewart Granger were two of the worlds biggest film stars. So close were the British couple (who married a year later in America in a ceremony organised by Howard Hughes) that they happily decided to buy identical cars. They chose a pair of Bristol 402 Convertibles, bought from surrey car dealer (and later owner of Bristol) Tony Crook, with Number plates NPF1 and NPF2. Only 24 convertible 402′s were built, and fewer than half remain today. The splendid example we have for sale is Jean Simmons personal car which she drove in England until she left for an even more high-profile in Hollywood.

 

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2016 Mercedes GT: 911 Fighter

 

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100 Most Iconic Shots In Movie History

What if we asked you to pause your favorite movie at your absolute favorite moment, could you pick the best shot ever? Neither could we, so here are 100 of ‘em. Sit back, relax and enjoy this stroll down awesome-movie-moments lane with the most iconic shots of all time. How many movies can you recognize…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend

5 Most Powerful Cars on the Planet by HP

When it comes to high performance supercars, power is just as important as speed. Bloomberg Ranx looks at the five most powerful cars on the planet. Source: Bloomberg

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Welcome to the Laniakea Supercluster

Superclusters – regions of space that are densely packed with galaxies – are the biggest structures in the Universe. But scientists have struggled to define exactly where one supercluster ends and another begins. Now, a team based in Hawaii has come up with a new technique that maps the Universe according to the flow of…Read More

Category: Science, Weekend

Persians of Interest

Jon Stewart wasn’t looking to direct a movie, he says, but when Iranian-Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari was arrested just days after appearing on The Daily Show, Stewart became involved in the story that would lead to his directorial debut. Rosewater, adapted by Stewart from Bahari’s memoir, Then They Came for Me: A Family’s Story of…Read More

Category: Film, Weekend