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Things September 2018: Disney, Star Wars, Optimisation and Motivation

Disney Live Action With the live-action version of Beauty and the Beast surpassing expectations, and the trend of Disney live-action remakes continuing ever-onwards, I wondered how well these films were performing at the box office compared to the animated originals. I think the fairest comparison is the US box office (as global distribution can vary […]

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Things December 2015: Star Wars Special

As you may recall from Things 43, I’m a bit of a Star Wars fan. So in terms of Things I found interesting in December, there was really only one. If you hate Star Wars I’ve got one other Thing for you below, a bit more music, and then it’s wall-to-wall Space Opera. I’ll save […]

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Things 43: Indian Superman, Pub Quiz Physics, Star Wars Collection

(Originally sent March 2009) Video The joy of cultural differences – Indian Superman (sound essential for when they get to the musical number): (Note that their superman does not wear red pants on the outside – clearly they thought that would just be silly) Link A link to the non-text bit of another video, also […]

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Things September 2017 – Roads, Fish, DJ Shadow

Road Diet If expanding or adding roads induces more people to drive and so creates worse overall flow, does it follow that reducing or removing roads could improve it? In some cases, yes. (Incidentally, that’s on Kottke.org, which you should definitely follow if you like Things, since it’s the same sort of idea but better). […]