Link Dump

Plumbing the depths of the internets, just for you.
  • Stanley Kubrick, cinephile - A pretty nerdy list of films Stanley Kubrick has said he enjoyed, from various sources. There's lots of typical and expected stuff, but on the other hand, the list also includes White Men Can't Jump (not in this article, but I remember watching a documentary about Kubrick which mentioned that he was fascinated by Sanka commercials because they were like little 45 second movies that still managed to tell a story.)
  • One Page Screenplays - A guy named Bobby Finger has taken to writing one page screenplays according to minimal rules ("two famous people/a location/a genre"). Sometimes I get the feeling that the two famous people are just supposed to be, like, the actors playing a role. Other times I get the impression that the screenplay actually features the famous people as themselves. Regardless, these are great.
  • Hashtags: Why didn't the creator of Hashtag patent the concept? - Chris Messina (the actual inventor of hashtags) answered on quora, basically proving everyone's suspicions that it's because he's a nice guy who understands the internet and if he had patented it, no one would have ever used them.
  • The Reddit sleuths who brought down a meme empire - This is an interesting story, though let's not give Reddit too much credit. After all, they kinda created the problem in the first place and quite frankly, the shenanigans described in the article seemed to go on for quite a while before those Reddit sleuths actually figured out what was going on...
  • The Pixar Theory - This is old and you've probably already seen it, but it's an impressive bit of retconning:
    I've obsessed over this concept, working to complete what I call "The Pixar Theory," a working narrative that ties all of the Pixar movies into one cohesive timeline with a main theme. This theory covers every Pixar production since Toy Story.
    It's far fetched but fun.
That's all for now. See you on the other side.