Apply for Phoot Camp 2014 here. The cost is $20 and the application requires a self-portrait and a short paragraph answer. UPDATE! Applications have been extended* to the end of day (midnight) on 6/6/14. We’ll still make selections by 6/15/14.
When I was a freshman in high school, I made a series of battle plans along with my older brother and his friends that detailed how we’d take out our entire school once we obtained guns and bombs.
This happened while huddled over my dining room table, and it was funny. We drew blueprints. We made maps. We organized lists of ammunition and inventory and all the different things we’d need to make our military raiding of our own school a success. We figured we’d all have cyanide pills to take ourselves out before we got arrested. We knew we had to take over the nurse’s office first – it’s where all the medical supplies were and it also had no windows, which made it a perfect place for our final showdown when we were inevitably backed in by police as we burned out in a blaze of glory in our bold last stand.
“Franken makes his case that the FCC’s controversial plan could hinder future innovation and consumer choice by giving big incumbent companies a permanent competitive advantage over up-and-coming startups.
As an example, Franken points to the short-lived battle between YouTube and Google’s Google Video platform last decade. Under traditional network neutrality principles, neither YouTube nor Google Video were given preferential treatment and consumers were free to choose YouTube, which eventually won out as the superior platform and was bought by Google. However, under the FCC’s new proposal, there’s a danger that Google Video would have delivered its videos at a significantly faster speed than YouTube, which wouldn’t have been able to afford to pay for its own “fast lane.”
Because of this, Franken says he wants to rally the public to tell the FCC to scrap its plan.
“We cannot allow the FCC to implement a pay-to-play system that silences our voices and amplifies that of big corporate interests,” Franken says. “We have come to a crossroads. Now is the time to rise up and make our voices heard to preserve net neutrality. We paid for a free and open Internet. We can’t let it be taken away.””—Senator Franken launches net neutrality campaign (via wilwheaton)
“Zen is just a reminder to stay alive and to be awake. We tend to daydream all the time, speculating about the future and dwelling in the past. Zen practice is about appreciating your life in this moment. If you are truly aware of five minutes a day, then you are doing pretty well. We are beset by both the future and the past, and there is no reality apart from the here and now.”—The writer and Zen teacher Peter Matthiessen, who died yesterday at the age of 86, quoted in his New York Times obituary by Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, 6 April 2014, page 23. (via j2parman)
“I wanted Claire to be the last one to die because Claire is the artist, Claire is the one who sees story. She sees the bigger picture. And because the series started with somebody in a car ending their life, I wanted to do somebody in a car driving off into their new life, into their new horizon.”—
The follow up question to the inevitable “What do you do?” that always gets asked by indie directors and editors who were promoted to director by the agency. And to them, after the explanation, it boils down to two things: I’m there to watch over your shoulder and tell you no.
Who knew divorce could be this much fun? Son Of Stan is rapidly becoming one of the most listened to artists in my morning commute. I’m not entirely sure if it’s because I’m intrigued by the concept of “Divorce Pop” or if I’m in a pop withdrawal to begin…
I made this video with friends. I like it. OH, and he just got a grammy nomination for nothing related to this.
Ok Dr. Phil’s wife, Robin, (yes groan, but listen up) has this new app out (iPhone and Android) that’s for people in abusive relationships. It’s called Aspire News and it’s disguised as a regular news app, but when you go to the “Help” section of the app,…