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Today’s Ebay Item

missle tracker

Scale model cockpit FPV

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cool scale cockpit video

Funny Zoo Snap

man enjoys elephant My wife noticed this in the family archives.

RC Nitro motorcycle racing

rc motorcycle Motorcycle racing in Lilliput.

Manned RC Multicopter

manned multicopter
Here’s an RC multicopter big enough to ride on!

Quadcopter FPV

Quadcopter FPV
Amazing remote first person view piloting.

Make: Talk 004

make: Talk 004
I had a fun time talking to Mark Frauenfelder in episode 4 of his new podcast, Make: Talk!

Helmets

retro vintage motorcycle helmets Pictures of boxes full of sweet vintage motorcycle helmets

One Man Basement Band

one man band
I feel like I could be getting more mileage out of my right foot.

Liberty

liberty vintage motorcycles An Etsy portrait. Thanks, Danny.

Tequila Sleeve

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Champs sleeve

Wolf-Stelzer Book Lamp

Book Lamp
My friend Tess just made the cover of ReadyMade with her cool lamp design.

Tree Stump Bug

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Can this be for real? The design is so awesomely Thunderbirds. Via

The Nothing Box

nothing box

Thunderbirds

Thunderbirds are go
Are Go!




Brazil

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It just occured to me that it has been 20 years since Brazil was released, and that by now, there are probably lots of folks out there who may have somehow overlooked this masterpiece.

You see, after 20 years Brazil is still my favorite movie.

For those who may have missed it, Brazil is Terry Gilliam’s Orwellian, dystopic sci-fi flick, set in some retro-futuristic hyper-bureaucratic surveillance-state, where the threat of “terrorists” is used as an pretext for the government’s “Ministry of Information” to detain and torture it’s own citizens.

Kind of bleak, sure, but dont worry, there are some heroes in there. The film is masterfully styled and the set design and props alone are worth the rental. The setting has been described as “the entire last century crammed into a moment’s time”. Watch it.

I’m not sure why I thought of this film, hmm… perhaps it was something in the news recently. Anyway, I would like to move that we declare this national International “Watch Brazil” week. If you haven’t seen it before, well, you need to. Go rent it. Netflix it. If you have seen it, then you will acknowlege that it does indeed require multiple viewings to fully digest, and you will welcome the chance to see it again. So, go ahead, call some friends over for a Brazil watching party soon. You’ll be glad you did.

10 Responses to “Brazil”


  1. Mike D. Says:

    Just tried to watch it about a month ago.

    Meh.

  2. Steve Says:

    Meh?

  3. Gordo Says:

    I’ll go with Watch Brazil Week, but we’ll have to make it International. I’ve seen it 9 or 10 times and I think I’m approaching understanding it. ;-)

  4. Thoughts from Gordo Says:

    International ‘Watch Brazil Week’

    Steve Lodefink declared it and I’m continuing it: ‘Brazil’, Terry Gilliam’s brilliant dystopian hallucination is 20 years old and it has an uncanny resonance with the world today: the threat of “terrorists” is used a…

  5. Wilbur Says:

    definetly one of my favourite films, thanks for reminding me. I was just thinking of Time Bandits recently as a kids UK series “Johnny and the bomb” is heavily influenced by it.

  6. Phill Says:

    I’ll watch the three disc boxset this week!! (One of the discs, at least.)

  7. Matt Guest Says:

    Excellent flick, I actually just noticed it in my dvd rack last week and watched it again.

  8. gkobmf Says:

    i saw the directors cut a few years back. The extra scenes filled in a few gaps…and seeing it on the big screen while on mushrooms is truly the only way to view it.

  9. Ron Says:

    That’s one of my favorite films of all time. It seems a bit unreal to think that it’s over 20 years old now. I love that bit where Katherine Helmond’s face gets stretched out…

  10. ZORAN B.Monostor Says:

    COOL !!!I am Terry Gilliam fun.Also Monthy Python fun.