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11 May 2009 03:31


Culture, Music: Bad Seed Nick Cave once wrote a crazy “Gladiator” sequel

  • Storytelling, [it] works brilliantly. I think [Cave] enjoyed doing it, and I think it was one of those things that he thought, ‘Well, maybe there’s a sequel where we can adjust the fantasy and bring [Maximus] back from the dead.’
  • Director Ridley Scott • Discussing Nick Cave’s rejected “Gladiator 2” script, commissioned by “Gladiator” star Russell Crowe. Cave, better known for songs such as “The Mercy Seat” and “Where the Wild Roses Grow,” had a major challenge – create a sequel for a film whose main character died at the end of the movie. He solved it by going in crazy directions – making Maximus live forever through reincarnation, playing a part in World War II and showing up in the Pentagon. This sounds amazing. • source

24 Jan 2009 01:55


Tech: A few top Mac milestones to note

  • They made the mouse cool At launch, the Mac was the first popular mass-produced computer that didn’t rely on keyboard commands to do everything. It focused on that clicking device that’s been a staple of computers ever since – the mouse. (Though they did hold onto that one-button thing for 24 years too long.)
  • Popularizing GUIs Remember a time where you had to enter commands for a computer at a prompt? Of course you don’t. And if you did, you’re old. It’s because of the Mac that graphical user interfaces are now the way that people deal with computers. They borrowed it from Xerox, sure, but they also made it their own, before Microsoft stole it.
  • First major Super Bowl AdTo launch the computer, Apple went bold, with a Orwellian vision of the future driving their first major commercial – a Ridley Scott-directed masterpiece that ushered in an era where the Super Bowl is just as much about the commercials as it is about who’s winning the dang game. source