Archive for March 5th, 2012
I don’t say this too often but, seriously, you might not want to watch this video if you don’t want to have nightmares. This is honestly the weirdest video I’ve seen in 2012. And I watch some weeeeeeeeird stuff during my non-work hours.
This morning, the Internet was going gaga for an adorable campaign ad for Republican Senate candidate from Rhode Island, Barry Hinckley, in which his five-year-old son Hudson explained economic problems to the camera. Sure, it might be a little weird to use a kid for political gain like that and, sure, Hudson was obviously scripted and, sure, those posters he was showing were obviously written by an adult pretending to have “kid” handwriting, but the ad was just so darn cute. However, the interview Hinckley and his son just did with Neil Cavuto wasn’t cute. It was just…unsettling.
Look, I don’t even need to talk about the uncomfortable, Balloon Boy-esque moment where Cavuto asks Hudson if he actually cares about the economy, the boy replies “no,” and Hinckley looks furious. That’s weird enough. But the only thing I can see during this segment is the fact that, every time Hudson talks, Hinckley MOUTHS EVERY WORD HE IS SAYING SIMULTANEOUSLY.
WHAT THE F**K IS HE DOING?!
There are a few possible explanations.
That the boy has a earphone in and his dad is telling what to say and, for some reason, thinks he’s a much better ventriloquist than he actually is.
That Hudson’s responses were all scripted and Hinckley can’t help but mouth his brilliant dialogue.
Hudson is actually some kind of AI-style android that is being controlled by its “father.”
Either way, this video is absolutely insane. I need to go wash my eyes out.
Photographer who took the famous JFK Junior photo at father’s funeral dies | Irish News | IrishCentral
Stan Stearns, the photographer who took one of the most famous pictures of all time, has died at 76.Stearns was working for United Press International on November 25, 1963. and snapped John Kennedy Junior saluting his father’s coffin as it passed by.Stearns later related how he was across the street with other photographers and was focused on Jackie Kennedy when she leaned over and whispered to John Junior. Right after he raised his hand and saluted his father’s coffin as it passed. It was his third birthday.“
The hand went up. Click — one exposure,” Stearns told The New York Times in 2007. “That was it. That was the picture.”After taking the photograph, Stearns felt he had something special and ignored orders to go to Arlington National Cemetery and went back to the UPI office to develop the picture.A supervisor there was angry that he had not gone to the funeral. “You better have the picture of the funeral or you’re fired,” he remembered years later.When Stearns developed the film showed him what he had, the man shouted: “He does have the picture.”It quickly became one of the most famous images of all time.
Welsh actor Philip Madoc has died after a short illness, his agent says.
The 77-year-old had a long career on stage and screen, playing the title role in the BBC drama The Life and Times of David Lloyd George.
His agent Michael Hallett said he died on Monday morning in hospital in Hertfordshire surrounded by his family.
Born in Merthyr Tydfil, he appeared in many classic television shows including Dad’s Army, Doctor Who, Porridge and the detective series A Mind to Kill.
His extensive radio work included the title role in the BBC Radio 3 adaptation of King Lear and more recently he starred in S4C’s new series The Cockle Farmer.
He was also widely remembered for his part as a German U-Boat commander in the classic “Don’t tell him, Pike” scene from the popular television sitcom Dad’s Army.
Mr Hallett said: “He will be greatly missed by all.”
He added that Madoc had had a short illness since January.