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Cardistry Wizards: Juggling Playing Cards

Welcome to the world of card flourish /////////////

Epic Cuts: Cuban-born Film Artist Pablo Ferro

Cuban-born Film Artist of the NYC 1960’s Pablo Ferro,
Titles/Graphics sequences & commercials.
Edited by Allen Ferro together with Joy Moore.

uploaded 2008 via ZeesBigNads.

You might not recognize the man, but you’ve probably seen his work: Dr. Strangelove, The Thomas Crown Affair, Bullitt, A Clockwork Orange, Beetlejuice, Stop Making Sense, The Addams Family, Men in Black, Michael Jackson’s music video BEAT IT.

Notable soundtrack bytes of the montage,  include:

T-Bone Walker – West Side Baby
de phazz – jim the jinn (bike video)
Everybody knows – Leonard Cohen

In Praise of the Humble Knot

Credit Tobias Harvey

Inside Pawson’s Museum of Knots and Sailors’ Ropework in Suffolk, England. Credit Tobias Harvey

“These things are remnants of a maritime culture that has vanished. They were the product of both inspiration and boredom, or, you might say, the inspiration of boredom — a creative outlet for sailors on long voyages who had many idle hours to fill. Most seamen were illiterate, and rope was plentiful. Knots were the humble medium they embraced to kill time, serve their muses and, literally, make their beds: to stitch the hammocks in which they slept.”

–Jody Rosen

In Praise of the Humble Knot, T Magazine

Destiny in Taos // Legacy of Dennis Hopper // NYT Style

Dennis Hopper, 34 - Taos, New Mexico (Caterine Milinaire/Sygma/Corbis)

Dennis Hopper, 34 – Taos, New Mexico (Caterine Milinaire/Sygma/Corbis)

In the late 1960s at the height of his career, Dennis Hopper left Hollywood for artistic bohemia in New Mexico. His daughter looks back on a man in search of free expression and a more contemplative way of life.

Read the full article in the NYT Style Mag: Destiny in Taos.

Goethe talks shit about boldness and magic.

Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it. Boldness has genius, power, and magic in it.

– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

image credits yo

everything and everyone is in medias res

“In the best stories, like in reality, everything and everyone is in medias res.”

Tim Carmody via kottke.org


The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – Jeremy Rifkin NYT



Ji Lee; original painting by Eugène Delacroix

What makes the social commons more relevant today is that we are constructing an Internet of Things infrastructure that optimizes collaboration, universal access and inclusion, all of which are critical to the creation of social capital and the ushering in of a sharing economy. The Internet of Things is a game-changing platform that enables an emerging collaborative commons to flourish alongside the capitalist market.

The Rise of Anti-Capitalism – NYTimes.com.

See Something Say Something – March 9, 2014 NYTimes


Credit Michael Kupperman and David Rees — March 9, 2014 New York Times

Great Man Theory of History Theater presents EVERYBODY INVADE EVERYTHING!

See Something Say Something – NYTimes.com.

Fela Kuti – Who No Know Go Know

Fela Kuti – Who No Know Go Know.

Everything Scatter is about the person and actions of Fela Kuti and the members of Kalakuta Republic in Nigeria.

Noise For Vendor Mouth
Who No Know Go Know
Everything Scatter

The God of War | Howard Bloom via Ian MacKenzie

“Forget the 200 dollars. Go directly to Park Place. And put your life there, on the line, with all the emotion and power and passion and insight in you.

And fuck the God of War.”

– Howard Bloom

Read the full quote here: The God of War | Ian MacKenzie.

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