tUnE-yArDs - Water Fountain
Not a huge tUnE-yArDs fan, per se, but I’d watch the hell out of “tUnE-yArD’s Playhouse”
As someone who wants to study the human consciousness I found this very interesting.
Scott Routley was a “vegetable”. A car accident seriously injured both sides of his brain, and for 12 years, he was completely unresponsive.
Unable to speak or track people with his eyes, it seemed that Routley was unaware of his surroundings, and doctors assumed he was lost in limbo. They were wrong.
In 2012, Professor Adrian Owen decided to run tests on comatose patients like Scott Routley. Curious if some “vegetables” were actually conscious, Owen put Routley in an fMRI and told him to imagine walking through his home. Suddenly, the brain scan showed activity. Routley not only heard Owen, he was responding.
Next, the two worked out a code. Owen asked a series of “yes or no” questions, and if the answer was “yes,” Routley thought about walking around his house. If the answer was “no,” Routley thought about playing tennis.
These different actions showed activity different parts of the brain. Owen started off with easy questions like, “Is the sky blue?” However, they changed medical science when Owen asked, “Are you in pain?” and Routley answered, “No.” It was the first time a comatose patient with serious brain damage had let doctors know about his condition.
While Scott Routley is still trapped in his body, he finally has a way to reach out to the people around him. This finding has huge implications.
HOLY STEAMING SHITFUCKS
WHY IS EVERYONE NOT LOSING THEIR SHIT ABOUT THIS
I am about to THROW UP. Now being in a coma is even more my worst fear in the fucking world.
Trailer for Cold In July
Drive-like Synth Pop makes any move trailer cool.
Let’s Talk About Your Big Butt
"Miller does an amazing job of telling three tales that give you a fairly clear picture of the origins and 1200+ year history of the Albertian Order of St. Leibowitz.
The first occurs as the world still struggles, several hundred years after a nuclear holocaust has left the planet a wreck and humanity stupid. A small order of monks, founded by a guy named Leibowitz, works to preserve what few books and memorabilia they can preserve from the wrecked culture and hope to see long dead Leibowitz canonized for his efforts to save the books.
The second shows us a medieval-ish time, several generations later, as science and culture of the prior world start to be interesting again… Welcome back politics!
The third shows humanity having surpassed our current level of technology, but still unable to stop war and conflict. Through these three stories Miller shows us both the beauty and futility of humanity.”
A shame more people haven’t heard of this book. A religion from a shopping list!
RIP Mickey Rooney, a man who never met a problem that couldn’t be solved by putting on a show.
Only Lovers Left Alive
Eve: How could you’ve lived for so long and still not get it?…You’ve been pretty lucky in love though, if I may say so.
Every aspect of the film is cool. Tom Hiddleston’s melodramatic suicidal Detroit recluse rock n roller is cool. Tilda Swinton’s knowledge absorbing ray of light in the night ghost of Tangier is cool. The fashion is cool, the instruments are cool, the mise en scene of their abodes is cool. Their love: Cool. COOL COOL COOL.
Jarmusch does a great job of creating a vampire movie that actually downplays it’s inherently campy vampiric tones in favor of using “hunger” as a metaphor for rock ‘n roll addiction. The movie is actually pretty lighthearted…ya know, for a vampire movie. And being a Jarmusch film, the soundtrack is awesome. Especially the inclusion of Yasmine Hamdan, whose performance changes one character’s perception of existence.
Oh, and also being a Jarmusch movie, there is a heavy handed bit about Nikola Tesla and how his technology is criminally unappreciated.