This is Wes Hazard's tumblr blog. I'm a dude interested in film, technology, design, lit and comedy among many other things. I also spend a ridiculous amount of time reading, writing and watching things online. I maintain a blog at www.weshazard.com where I write (when possible) about a variety of subjects and post some of my creative work. I see this tumblr page as a place for more frequent and shorter posts where I comment on cool/interesting/infuriating things that I come across in my web travels. Here's hoping you find it worth your time, take care. Twitter = @weshazard
Heineken really really wants you to have an immersive experience while drinking their product…like…really.
Pretty intense marketing strategy. Kudos for the effort alone. I imagine this would be pretty cool as a consumer, for at least the 1st hour, not sure how much you’d notice it after that, but if it gets people talking I suppose it’s doing the job.
Every poet, consciously or unconsciously, holds the following absolute presuppositions, as the dogmas of his art:
(1) A historical world exists, a world of unique events and unique persons, related by analogy, not identity. The number of events and analogical relations is potentially infinite. The existence of such a world is a good, and every addition to the number of events, persons and relations is an additional good.
(2) The historical world is a fallen world, i.e. though it is good that it exists, the way in which it exists is evil, being full of unfreedom and disorder.
(3) The historical world is a redeemable world. The unfreedom and disorder of the past can be reconciled in the future.
It follows from the first presupposition that the poet’s activity in creating a poem is analogous to God’s activity in creating man after his own image. It is not an imitation, for were it so, the poet would be able to create like God ex nihilo; instead, he requires pre-existing occasions of feeling and a pre-existing language out of which to create. It is analogous in that the poet creates ￼not necessarily according to a law of nature but voluntarily according to provocation.
Remember the plastic gun from that fairly awesome 1993 Clint-Eastwood-as-Secret-Service-Agent movie In The Line of Fire? You know, the one John Malkovich’s highly motivated and sociopathic character designs in his home-workshop in order to thwart metal detectors so that he can make an attempt on the president’s life. (But only after having 90 mins of what amounted to basically the most Freudian-backloaded phone sex ever committed to celluloid with Dirty Harry himself…but that’s another thing altogether…)
Well it seems that particular bit of semi-futuristic DIY gunsmithing is now a reality thanks to 3D printing. You can check out the Forbes article here. The CAD plans for this particular gun were developed and will soon be made available online by Defense Distributed, a group which seems to have the dual motivations of 1.) seeing if it could be done and 2.) affirming gun rights. I’m not about to jump into the gun debate here, and the group has, for now, put a 6-oz piece of steel into their prototypes to conform to current laws mandating firearms be detectable by metal detectors—but as these plans seem to be heading to unrestricted online distribution and as anyone with some $ and mechanical skill can set up a 3D print-shop in their basement, it seems this can get out of hand…really quickly. Food for thought.
Well I for one never thought I’d laugh so hard while having my childhood desecrated. Quality video right here. But warning: If you were born under the sign of Reagan and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles ever meant anything to you…maybe don’t click on this.
If Daudet dined in the highest company, he was also a member of a less enviable nineteenth-century French club: that of literary syphilitics. Here again, he is somewhat overshadowed: The Big Three were Baudelaire, Flaubert and Maupassant. Daudet probably ranks fourth, equal with Jules de Goncourt…