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Advertising Sillyness from the Seventies

A Flickr group for sharing images of ads from the Seventies:

Flickr: Advertising Sillyness from the Seventies.

I might quibble with some of them as being not-silly ads for silly products, but that is a pretty wienie quibble. (I might also quibble with silliness/sillyness but that’s another issue.)

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Feel Good: Beautiful Summer house in Skåne

Swedish summer house, located in the region of Skåne (via My Scandinavian Retreat.) Those of us who’ve enjoyed the terrific, but dark and wintery Wallander mystery novels by Henning Mankell would never have expected to see something so full of light in Skåne.

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BLDGBLOG: The Switching Labyrinth

The Switching Labyrinth: “Sam McElhinney, a student at the Bartlett School of Architecture, has been building full-scale labyrinths in London and testing people’s spatial reactions to them.”

(via BLDGBLOG.)

A fascinating read, generally, but particularly if you spend any time thinking about how people interact with the built environment.

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The art of the 404 page

It’s never a good experience to expect to see a webpage and to get a 404 error…

via Designer Daily.

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Upcoming Bay Area Films of Interest

  • San Francisco Silent Film Festival May 28, 2015 – June 2, 2015
  • Labyrinth (with David Bowie) at Balboa Cinema May 27, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa Cinema
  • Castro: Days of Heaven/Out of the Blue June 3, 2015
  • Dazed and Confused at Balboa June 2, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Breaking Away at Balboa June 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm Balboa
  • Henri Langlois Tribute at PFA June 11, 2015 at 7:30 pm – 9:30 pm PFA Thursday, June 11, 2015 7:30 p.m. Henri Langlois Centennial Tribute: Opening Program Introduced by Tom Luddy. Judith Rosenberg on pian o. A collection of shorts on the legendary Langlois, as well as the 1918 I talian short La Tosca, a lost film found by Langlois in the BAM/PFA Collec tion. Titles include Langlois (1970), Chit Chat…
  • Dimitri Kirsanoff & Nadia Sibirskaïa Collaborations at PFA June 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm PFA Friday, June 12, 2015 7:00 p.m. Dimitri Kirsanoff & Nadia Si birskaïa Collaborations Dmitri Kirsanoff (France, 1924/1928). Imported Pr ints! Judith Rosenberg on piano. Two rare works from the great silent-era d irector Dimitri Kirsanoff: the evocative portrait of two young sisters, Mé nilmontant, and Autumn Mists, a short about a melancholy soul. (54 mins) n…
  • Max Ophuls, "From Mayerling to Sarajevo" (1940) at PFA June 12, 2015 at 8:15 pm – 9:45 pm The UC Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, 2625 Durant Avenue #2250, Berkeley, CA 94720, United States Friday, June 12, 2015 8:15 p.m. From Mayerling to Sarajevo Max Ophuls (France, 1940). New 35mm Print! Ophuls presents the love affair between Archduke Franz-Ferdinand and Czech Countess Sophie Chotek in his o wn elegant, fluid style. “Amongst the finest works of Max Ophuls” (Robin W ood). (90 mins) http://www.bampfa.berkeley.edu/filmseries/theater_near_y ou2015
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is an over-caffeinated and under-employed grad school dropout, aspiring leftwing intellectual and cultural studies academic, film buff and occasional reviewer, and former private detective. Raised in San Francisco on classic film, radical politics, burritos and soul music, then set loose upon the world. He spends his time in coffee shops with his laptop and headphones, caffeinating and trying to construct a post-whatever life.

 

What's in a name... The handle "zerode" is a contraction of Zéro de Conduite, the title of Jean Vigo's 1933 movie masterpiece about schoolboy rebellion.

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