Deadpan (Steve McQueen, 1997)
Turner Prize-winning artist Steve McQueen—now best known for his feature films, Hunger, Shame, and 12 Years a Slave—put himself in the line of fire in Deadpan (1997), a restaging of Buster Keaton’s falling house gag from Steamboat Bill Jr. McQueen does more than remake the stunt; his presence as a black man transforms the work into a commentary on race relations and the precariousness of the black experience.
i started reading Emil Cioran’s On The Heights of Despair, and it is exactly what i want to read right now.
best of - mark corrigan
Electric Light Orchestra - Getting To The Point
Quoted from Sarah Kendzior’s “Surviving the Post-Employment Economy"
“In the United States, nine percent of computer science majors are unemployed, and 14.7 percent of those who hold degrees in information systems have no job. Graduates with degrees in STEM - science, technology, engineering and medicine - are facing record joblessness, with unemployment at more than twice pre-recession levels. The job market for law degree holders continues to erode, with only 55 percent of 2011 law graduates in full-time jobs. Even in the military, that behemoth of the national budget, positions are being eliminated or becoming contingent due to the sequester.
It is not skills or majors that are being devalued. It is people.”
Her work is frank, speaking of a reality I hope that will never be mine. At the same time, it gives me a strange comfort to know that I am not alone.
Tim and Daisy almost live their lives through popular culture - the show is like their account of what happened. You can imagine them saying, “I was working in this place and it was like One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest!” So Spaced is Tim and Daisy telling you what their lives are like, but the only references they use are from popular culture.
- Simon Pegg