Apple took on the challenge of Isaac Asimov's magnificently boring masterpiece Foundation, which has managed to evade screen adaptation for fifty years. Here's the trailer. I'm looking forward to episode after episode of Jared Harris explaining things to stupid people, a role at which he is, it has to be admitted, magnificently good. Posing Seldon as a sci-fi Legasov strikes me as the masterstroke that makes the whole production possible.
In 1976, Margaret Hamilton—the Wicked Witch of the West from The Wizard of Oz (1939)—donned the green makeup one more time for an episode of Sesame Street. The show's theme was fear and how to overcome it, with a plotline about witch searching for her lost flying broomstick, but apparently the episode was so scary… READ THE REST
Above, the only known TV appearance of The Stick Men, a hyperkinetic, erratic, frenzied No Wave band from Philadelphia that made the scene in the early 1980s. This is their only known TV appearance, on the influential Uncle Floyd Show, a bizarre variety program that aired in New Jersey and New York from 1974 to… READ THE REST
This Japanese TV commercial for National batteries is absolutely wonderful. I'm not sure it would sway my battery buying decisions but it's certainly more entertaining than most TV commercials today. (Thanks, Lux Sparks-Pescovitz!) READ THE REST
As much as you hate it, sometimes we have to search for things in places we never want to go, like the kitchen sink's drain, the dusty attic, or the spider-web-laden area underneath the house. Your shrieks might just bring music to their ears! But as much as we don't want to see what's in these… READ THE REST
Whether you have your own cookie business or run a celebrity gossip blog, having an unimpressive landing page can really slow things down. Sure, hiring a professional developer to create a website would be awesome, but their rates can be pretty steep, and that's not something you want to budget for these days. Just because… READ THE REST
How much of your Mac's storage space is actually stuff you use? Odds are good a significant portion of your hard drive is filled with untouched downloads, duplicate files, and apps you forgot existed. You may not have noticed it, but the gradual slowing of your computer could be due to all those files just sitting… READ THE REST