It looks like Joe Simon and Jack Kirby, the creative duo behind Black Magic, were inspired by Tod Browning's great 1932 movie Freaks. That's Johnny Eck in the lower right.
You can watch Freaks at the Interet Archive. It has a cast of real-life circus sideshow performers. The forest scene about seven minutes in the movie blew my mind when I saw it as a teenager. As one Archve.org reviewer says, it's a "curiously life-affirming masterpiece." (Via The Psychotic Exotic)
Microsoft is hiring former Obama administration Attorney General Eric Holder to provide legal window dressing for their AnyVision technology, which the company says complies with the ethical principles stipulated during the facial recognition company’s Series A.
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Vinyl is officially back. People are hearing the proof behind the initial “retro” excitement: that records really do have a richer sound. And if you haven’t switched to old-school records for serious listening, it’s a new golden age. Why? Because quality turntables like the Altec Lansing ALT-500 are finally available to a market other than […]
Between all of our apps, streaming devices, Bluetooth speakers, and energy-sucking decorations, paying for utilities each month can be…brutal. In fact, the average household spends roughly $70 a month on the water bill alone. That number might not seem terribly significant, but when you add it up, that’s $840 a year — a pretty significant […]