French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard had a film at Cannes this year. The 79 year-old legend of avant-garde cinema -- at least in the 1950s and '60s -- screened Film Socialisme, a statement of some kind about something-or-other, shot with digital cameras and, if you believe the reviews, without plot or characters.Read More »
The Who2 Blog May 2010
Today is the anniversary of Jim Thorpe's birth, in 1888. Thorpe was voted "The Greatest Athlete of the Century" in 1950 by the Associated Press for his decades of excellence in baseball, lacrosse and football. Thorpe was a gold medalist in the 1912 Olympics, in the decathlon and pentathlon, but because he'd played semi-pro baseball in 1909 he lost his amateur status and they took his medals away (this was in the old days, when the Olympics was for amateur athletes).
His medals were returned to his family in 1983.Read More »
Rapper 50 Cent has dropped from 214 to 160 pounds -- a whopping 25% of his weight -- according to the ThisIs50 blog.
He lost the pounds to play the role of a cancer-stricken football player in the upcoming movie Things Fall Apart, says the blog, which also says that Fitty is now back touring (and eating).
4.8 million hours wasted last week.
In my time zone I still have 70 minutes to celebrate the anniversary of George Willig's climb up the South Tower of the World Trade Center buildings, on a Thursday morning in 1977.
It took him three and a half hours, and when he got to the top he was arrested. But he had time to sign his name up there, as you can see here.
And I found some TV footage of the event:Read More »