America. Zingerman’s.

America. Zingerman’s.

The Social Experiment: Halifax

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Takeoff is into a fading alabaster sky and then we hit the turbulence; I realize rather late in the game that I’m flying without my good luck charm; and I realize somewhat later than that that I am a really, really superstitious person. No matter. We land in rainy-ass Halifax without incident, find a guy named Matt in the airport and take him with us to the hotel. At the hotel, the wind wails through a crack in my window all night long. It is astonishingly ghostly.

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Love is a temporary madness, it erupts like volcanoes and then subsides. And when it subsides, you have to make a decision. You have to work out whether your roots have so entwined together that it is inconceivable that you should ever part. Because this is what love is. Love is not breathlessness, it is not excitement, it is not the promulgation of promises of eternal passion, it is not the desire to mate every second minute of the day, it is not lying awake at night imagining that he is kissing every cranny of your body. No, don’t blush, I am telling you some truths. That is just being “in love”, which any fool can do. Love itself is what is left over when being in love has burned away, and this is both an art and a fortunate accident.
The Social Experiment: The West

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On the flight over to Vancouver I finally get some proper reading done. Takeoff is at 6:50 which means waking at an ungodly 4:30 in the morning for reasons best left to the marginalia, but I scorch through the back two thirds of Divisadero as we gallop over the Rockies. It’s a maddening, enthralling read. I don’t twig to the fact that it will be less of a story than a meta-narrative about how narratives reverberate until it’s too late; I’m invested in the lives of Anna, Coop and Claire right up till they land on an unspecified dead end and the novel jumps fifty years backwards in time and recounts the story of a writer in France before and during the war, and – in the style of an Ondaatje story – the single incandescent love of his life, and how he nearly never noticed he had one.

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Mamo #349: Batman vs. Superman vs. Disney vs. Warner Brothers vs. You, The Viewer

Bonus Mamo! Price has finally seen Captain America and reviewed the relevant documentation, and has determined that there’s nothing wrong with DC/Warner Brothers’ franchise development strategy after all. Brown, as you can imagine, is firmly Team Marvel/Disney. Conversation ensues. Join us!

The Social Experiment: Montreal

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The brief is to travel with our channel forum roadshow, gathering video for use in unspecified later projects, and growing our twitter mindshare across the country. The latter is the sort of thing I should theoretically be able to accomplish, Oracle-like, from a bank of computers at the head office, but the former requires feet on the street, so I’m off to Montreal on the quick hop from Billy Bishop, bright and early on the first Thursday of April. I’m reading Michael Ondaatje’s Divisadero, though I admittedly make a bit of a hash of my reading, given that the plane is already descending by the time it is halfway in the air, and the extraneous ferry ride from Toronto to the Island airport seems longer than the flight itself.

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"You can’t keep a good scientist down."

"You can’t keep a good scientist down."

ICYMI: it’s your Saturday content recap! Brought to you by this maybe AT-AT walker’s foot in the desert.
Review: I finished off Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for real this time, no backsies
Podcast: In Mamo #348, we did not discuss Captain America
'Nother Podcast: The Dew Over finally launched! We talked Oscar 1973!
Column: I looked at movie adaptations, focusing on Divergent and Game of Thrones
All this and more can be found at tederick.com.

ICYMI: it’s your Saturday content recap! Brought to you by this maybe AT-AT walker’s foot in the desert.

Review: I finished off Star Wars: The Clone Wars, for real this time, no backsies

Podcast: In Mamo #348, we did not discuss Captain America

'Nother Podcast: The Dew Over finally launched! We talked Oscar 1973!

Column: I looked at movie adaptations, focusing on Divergent and Game of Thrones

All this and more can be found at tederick.com.

Mamo #348: Not Captain America

Mamo returns! We talk Canadian Film Day, The Dew Over, and conduct a general roundtable about everything that isn’t Captain America 2.

The article referenced in the episode is here (spoilers for Captain America: The Winter Soldier):

http://www.businessinsider.com/marvel-movie-plan-should-cause-warner-bros-concern-2014-4

Destroy All Monsters: DIVERGENT Adaptations

In which I talk Game of Thrones, Divergent, The Hobbit, Hannibal, Watchmen, and all things related to adapting from previous work. Read more