The American Film Institute has posted a short interview with Blade Runner director Ridley Scott, reflecting on the casting of Harrison Ford in the role of Deckard in the 1982 sci-fi classic. As regular readers of Boing Boing may know, I am totally obsessed with this film, now and forever, and find even the tiniest glimpses into its creation and history fascinating. Scott goofs at one point and refers to Ford's role in Star Wars incorrectly, as dozens of YouTube commenters have pointed out in the comments. But it's a great clip.
Zachary Horwitz, 34, stage name Zach Avery, stars in low-budget genre thrillers. He is also, say prosecutors, the operator of a massive ponzi scheme that cheated 200 investors out of $227 million. The alleged hook was fictitious film deals with HBO and Netflix backed by his slim but factual Hollywood resume. Horwitz sent investors bottles… READ THE REST
In this wonderful work from Davor Jelacic and Rebeca "Becky" Sánchez, more than half a century of musical motifs are worked into a single fluid medley. Yes, the 1987 theme is originally from 1979's Star Trek: The Motion Picture, but TNG owns it now. READ THE REST
I love the absurdism of Fortnite, and the gameplay. This new season brings some absolutely unintelligible bullshit about the backstory and a lot of weapons system changes. There are new weapon upgrade trees that fork like crazy and make very little sense, after 2 hours or so of game play. Bows are now upgrade-able into… READ THE REST
Leadership is a magic quality that few truly possess. Oh sure, many people have to lead as part of their job description, but few actually have the inherent ability to make others better, cultivate trust, focus on problem-solving, and give team members confidence. Of course, not everybody has to be born with the ability to… READ THE REST
For any companies or individuals who fear being hacked by malevolent cybercriminals, there's some good news… and some bad news. According to an annual M-Trends report on cyber attacks, companies are spotting intrusions on their networks a lot faster than in the past. Last year, it took an average of 56 days from a first incursion… READ THE REST
If you're looking for a demarcation point between people who have a kitchen and people who actually use their kitchen, a quality blender might be a solid way of telling the difference between the two. For those whose culinary abilities don't go far beyond microwave popcorn and frozen pizza, there's likely little reason to even devote… READ THE REST