Tarantino’s Deaths

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Tarantino's Deaths - text blockDISCLAIMER AND SPOILER ALERT!  This meme came through yesterday on The Verge, and I hesitated to post it.  The reason: I am a fan of Quentin Tarantino, but there is one movie I have not seen: Jackie Brown.  I assume at least one person gets killed in it, but I don’t want anything given away; as such, I have watched only the beginning and end of this video, so as to skip any Jackie Brown clips (it is in chronological order).  And I had another, more personal reason for not posting it yesterday.

So — SPOILER ALERT!  — you may not want to watch this video unless you’ve seen all of Tarantino’s movies.  And DISCLAIMER — I can’t vouch for the quality or value of this video, but I would be remiss to ignore it.  So watch at your own risk, and be prepared for a death-fest worthy…

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Hitchcock’s Cameos

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Hitchcock CameosJim Dalrymple, The Loop:

I’ve long been a fan of Alfred Hitchcock. Rear Window, North by Northwest, The 39 Steps, all great films, in my opinion. One of my favorite elements of Hitchcock’s filming was his Easter egg gift to his fans. He appeared in some form or another in every one of his movies. Usually, he was an extra in a scene with no lines. Sometimes, he was simply in a picture hanging on a wall.

Here’s a multipage article laying out all of those cameos. But there’s no substitute for seeing this for yourself. Watch the video below for a nice sampling. No, these are not all of them and yes, there are some typos, but I loved the effort. Gosh, Psycho, Strangers on a Train, The Man Who Knew Too Much. So many more.

You may look at the cameos in the video below; for more…

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FCC can knock out state laws that limit broadband, Wheeler warns

Liking the sounds the FCC chairman is making. Sounds like he’s fighting for the people.

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FCC Chairman Tom Wheeler repeated an earlier pledge to take a hard look at state laws that prevent municipalities from building broadband internet networks, telling members of Congress in a letter that the federal government has the power to trump such laws.

“[M]any states have enacted laws that place a range of restrictions on communities’ ability to invest in their own future. There is reason to believe that these laws have  the effect of limiting competition in those areas,” Wheeler wrote in response to a letter from Sen. Edmund Markey (D-Ma) and Rep. Mike Doyle (D-Pa).

Wheeler’s salvo, which repeatedly invokes the federal preemption power, is likely to fuel the political fight between cities like Chattanooga, Tennessee, which built a high-speed network known as “Gig City,” and big telecom companies that want to put a stop to such projects.

So far, the telecom industry has been getting the upper hand by persuading state legislators to pass laws…

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