Zack sez, "In 1961, author Sandra Scoppettone and illustrator Louise Fitzhugh (later the author of HARRIET THE SPY) did a satire of Kay Thompson and Hillary Knight's ELOISE called SUZUKI BEANE, about a miniature beatnik. The charming tale is decades out of print (a revised version with new illustrations and 'corrected' text was done some time ago, but loses much the charm of the original), but you can read the original -- albeit with a few upside-down pages -- on Scribd. It's a funny and surprisingly sweet tale of class conflict and a bygone era. Interestingly, this came to my attention because someone posted on YouTube a failed SUZUIKI BEANE TV pilot produced by Desilu in 1962 -- it features Victor Borge as Suzuki's father, Hugh."
Josh Ellingson, an artist from San Francisco, connected a Roku to his old black-and-white TV and enjoyed The Twilight Zone as it should be watched. Here are some other fun things he did with the setup. [via digg]
Watch this new trailer for that upcoming Martin Scorsese Netflix feature on Bob Dylan.
Deadwood: The Movie airs on HBO in the US on Friday, May 31. Can’t wait for Swearingen’s swears. “Thirteen years after it was abruptly cancelled, David Milch’s grimy, glorious western finally gets the ending it deserves.” From James Donaghy’s tease in The Guardian: Set in the historic lawless mining camp in the Black Hills gold […]
If your office works at all, it uses Microsoft Office. Those icons for Word, PowerPoint, and Outlook are as familiar around some workplaces as the coffee machine. So familiar, in fact, that they get taken for granted – and rarely used to their full potential. Whether you need a crash course in the essential tools […]
It’s a great time to be a maker. 3D printers are on store shelves for anyone to buy, and coder kits like Arduino and Raspberry Pi are letting kids as young as 9 or 10 dive into the Internet of Things. Here are a few examples of our favorite tech toys, all priced low enough […]
Want to make a hit? The right software is out there for anyone, but any music producer will tell you that finding the right sound can still take time and talent. Still, the right tools are a great shortcut, which makes this Synth & Sound Pack Bundle absolutely priceless. And now that it’s on sale […]