Iron Man 2. It’s really pretty when things are blowing up. Admittedly, it’s been a while since I’ve seen a movie with a lot of ‘splosions, so I’m behind on the state of the art. Lots of eye candy, though. The main villain face-offs felt really low-stakes and awkwardly paced. Really erratic writing. I felt like the first one was funnier? Captain America is still my favorite of the few Avengers movies I’ve seen.
Peanuts, March 25, 1952 by Charles Schulz. Some pieces of music require a running start! Hell yes. From Schulz’s Beethoven: Schroeder’s Muse, an awesome 150+ page web exhibit from the Charles M. Schulz Museum and the Ira F. Brilliant Center for Beethoven Studies at San José State University. Lots of strips and music samples and biographical details to peruse.
Hyperbole and a Half: The Four Levels of Social Entrapment. “There is a special kind of awkwardness between two people who don’t know each other well enough to interact effectively, but are familiar enough that ignoring each other’s presence isn’t really an option.”
My two favorite things!
I love the intense facial expression.
Red Eye – Abstract City Blog – NYTimes.com. “A visual diary documenting a flight from New York to Berlin (with a layover in London).” I, too, ♥ my seat back monitor.
A flock of starlings on a page from “The Curse” in Kevin Huizenga’s Curses. [@melanie made me think of it.]
Dinner at El Bulli: The Greatest Restaurant in the World. I love the way photos and captions and videos are all blended together here, capturing a 30-course meal at El Bulli. It’s great storytelling + food porn.