Daily Archives: September 8, 2012

Regina Spektor – How (Studio Version – What We Saw From The Cheap Seats): “WOW!”


Songwriters: SPEKTOR, REGINA
How can I forget your love 
How can I never see you again? 
There is a time and place 
For one more sweet embrace 
And there’s a time ooh 
Where it all ohh 
Went wrong 
I guess you know by now 
That we will meet again somehow 

How oh oh 
Oh baby how 
Can I begin again 
How can I try to love someone knew 
Someone who isn’t you 
How can our love be true 
When I’m not ooh I’m not ooh over you 
I guess you know by now 
That we will meet again somehow 
[ Lyrics from: http://www.lyricsfreak.com/r/regina+spektor/how_21012050.html
Time can come and take away the pain 
But I just want my memories to remain 
To hear your voice to see your face 
There’s not one moment I’d erase 
You are a guest here now 

So baby how can I forget your love 
How can I never see you again 
How can I never know 
Why some stay otehrs go 
When I don’t ohhh I don’t want you oooh to go 
I guess I know by now that we will meet again somehow 

Time can come and wash away the pain 
But I just want my mind to stay the same 
To hear your voice 
To see your face 
There’s not one moment I’d erase 
You are a guest here now 

So baby how can I forget your love 
How can I never see you again?


Charlton Heston in Space; “Does Man…Still Make War against His Brother?” Planet of the Apes (1968)


This is one of my favorite movies ever. I’ll never forget at the end of the movie when he realizes that he is back home and that we had blown ourselves up, and then he damned us all to hell. Other than Charlton Heston damning us all to hell, it’s a really good movie, and I would recommend it to anyone.

When I first started watching this movie I was thinking, what are the odds of landing on another planet and finding apes that speak English? Because of that I thought the movie was a little bit far fetched until at the end when he found the statue of liberty, then it all made sense.

I think it’s kind of cool how he’s smoking a cigar in a space ship. I really like how he puts it in his pocket before he goes into deep hibernation, like he’s saving it for later, just in case they don’t have cigars in the future. Very smart thinking on his part.

Planet of the Apes is a 1968 science fiction/thriller film directed by Franklin J. Schaffner loosely based on the novel La planète des singes by Pierre Boulle. The film stars Charlton Heston, Roddy McDowall, Kim Hunter and veteran Shakespearean actor Maurice Evans. The film was ground-breaking for its make-up techniques by artist John Chambers. The script was originally written by Rod Serling but had many rewrites before eventually being made. Changes included character names and a more primitive ape society, instead of the more expensive idea of having futuristic buildings and advanced technology.
The film was well received by critics and audiences, launching a film franchise,[4] including four sequels, as well as a short lived television show, animated series, comic books, various merchandising, and eventually a remake in 2001. McDowall had a long-running relationship with the Apes series, appearing in the original series of five films (one only via stock footage from an earlier film), and also in the television series.
Astronauts Taylor, Landon, and Dodge are in deep hibernation when their spaceship (non-canonically known as Icarus) crash-lands in a lake on an unknown planet in 3978 after a 2006-year voyage at near-light speed (the crew ages only 18 months due to time dilation). The astronauts awaken to find that their fourth companion and only female, Stewart, has died in space due to an air leak and that their ship is sinking. They use an inflatable raft to reach shore. Once there, Dodge performs a soil test and pronounces the soil incapable of sustaining life. Taylor suggests they are on a planet in the constellation of Orion some 320 light years from Earth but admits he is not sure.
Taylor discovers that the apes, who can talk, are in control and are divided into a strict class system: the gorillas as police, military, and hunters; the orangutans as administrators, politicians and lawyers; and the chimpanzees as intellectuals and scientists. Humans, who cannot talk, are considered feral vermin and are hunted and used for scientific experimentation.
Zira and her fiancé, Cornelius, an archaeologist, take an interest in Taylor because of his lip movements. While Cornelius and Zira are talking to their boss, Dr. Zaius, Taylor writes in the dirt and attempts to call Cornelius and Zira’s attention to it, but he becomes frustrated when they do not notice the writing. Zaius sees some letters on the dirt and realizes that Taylor possesses intelligence and hastily erases the letters with his cane. Taylor manages to steal paper and a pencil from Zira and convinces her and Cornelius that he is intelligent.
Shooting began on May 21, 1967, and ended on August 10, 1967. Most of the first scenes in the film were shot at Lake Powell and Glen Canyon located in Utah, as well as locations near Page, Arizona. The scenes of the crew paddling away from their crashed ship were shot on Lake Powell. The ape village was constructed and filmed on the Fox Ranch in Malibu Creek State Park, northwest of Los Angeles. The concluding beach scenes, including the remains of the Statue of Liberty, were shot near Point Dume, at the south end of Zuma Beach in Malibu.


Quotation: Samuel Taylor Coleridge on knights bones, swords, and souls

The knight’s bones are dust,
And his good sword rust;
His soul is with the saints, I trust.

Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772-1834) Discuss

Today’s Birthday: ALFRED JARRY (1873)

Alfred Jarry (1873)

Jarry was a French writer. After exhausting the inheritance that had allowed him to move to Paris at 18, he led a life of calculated buffoonery. His 1896 farce, Ubu Roi, is considered a forerunner of theatre of the absurd and of Surrealism. It featured the grotesque Père Ubu, a repulsive and cowardly hero based on one of his former teachers. The brilliant imagery and wit of his works usually lapse into unintelligible symbolism. A heavy drinker, he died at 34. What was his last request?More… Discuss

This day in the Yesteryear: STAR TREK PREMIERS (1966) Motto: “to boldly go where no man has gone before,”


Star Trek Premiers (1966)

Though the original Star Trek series was cancelled in its third season, the groundbreaking show—in which William Shatner‘s memorable Captain Kirk leads the crew of the starship Enterprise—developed a cult following of “Trekkies.” Over the next four decades, the influential science-fiction franchise spawned five more Star Trek series, more than 10 feature films, and myriad conventions. Its motto, “to boldly go where no man has gone before,” may have been partially copied from what source? More… Discuss





Putin Leads Bird Migration

Russian President Vladimir Putin continued to cultivate his image as a nature-lover this week, flying in a motorized deltaplane to introduce several young Siberian cranes to the wild. The flight in the Yamal Peninsula was intended to prompt the birds, which were born in captivity, to follow the plane in preparation for their migration route. The effort is part of a larger project to protect the species, which isendangeredMore… Discuss





Shark Fin Soup

The ingredient that gives shark fin soup its name actually lends little flavor to the dish. Instead, it is added to improve the soup’s texture—and the perceived status of the consumer. Considered a delicacy in Asia, where it is often served at weddings as a symbol of prosperity, the soup has led to an increased demand for fins, and shark populations have been decimated as a result. After their fins are removed, the still-living sharks are often returned to the water, where what happens to them? More… Discuss