Super Mario Run for iPhone

Apple just announced that Mario is finally coming to the iPhone, in a new app called "Super Mario Run."

Most excitingly, the game can be played with only one hand! Finally I can put down the newspaper and play Mario on the toilet!

September 7, 2016 - Live from Bill Graham Civic Auditorium

The Gros Michel Banana

The Greatest Generation of Banana, now only available in Indochina. This was the kind of banana which was consumed in the United States up through the Greatest Generation, until it was wiped out by disease in the 1950's. So the banana eaten today is not your granddaddy's banana.

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via Gros Michel banana - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

The Artist and Vertigo

I just viewed The Artist on Blu-ray and wanted to make a couple comments. Jean Dujardin delivered a marvelous performance (for which he won an Academy Award) and it was probably second only to his work in the OSS 117 series of spy films parodies. More amazing though was The Artist's use of a segment of Bernard Hermann's score for Hitchcock's Vertigo. While this garnered some rather negative attention (notably Kim Novak's comparison of it's use to rape), I thought it was wonderful to see this classic work used in a fresh way and the opportunity for a new generation to be exposed to it's delights. Clip below.

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