Tag: Hiroshima

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Here’s some stuff I enjoyed this week

Internet, Links
Here’s a fresh batch of some quality interweb finds I’ve come across over the last 7 days or so: Supposedly this is the first ever designed album cover, designed by Alex Steinweiss for a George Gershwin collection. (It's a Small Web) Remembering the devastation in Hiroshima, Japan, on the 66th anniversary of the atomic bomb explosion (Fans in a Flashbulb) An interesting essay by Neil deMause on the apparent collapse of the sports ticket market, and what it may mean for fans (Slate) LinkedIn users -- learn how to opt out of having your images used for marketing purposes (Boing Boing) Burger King's bizarre 1970s-era attempt to compete with McDonald's by creating the Burger King Kingdom; and you thought The King was creepy before? (Thought Catalog) An absolutely fantastic li
GFS home movies: Gojira (Godzilla)

GFS home movies: Gojira (Godzilla)

Movies
Here's what I remember about Godzilla -- a guy wearing a rubber suit fought another guy wearing a rubber suit, or maybe a fake monster suspended on some wires. There was a lot of really earnest-looking Japanese actors moving their mouths, but instead I heard really melodramatic English voices. In some of the movies, Godzilla was even a good guy of sorts, to the point that little kids were sad to see him go at the end of the film. I knew all about the subtext for Godzilla, which is that he was some kind of symbol for the anxieties of the Japanese over atomic bombs and radiation. But to me, very little separated Godzilla movies from American-written, period movie monster fare like Them! or The Day of the Triffids. I mean, who hasn't had a little fun yelling "Gozirraaaa!" while mimicking b...