Calgary has experienced a change in seasons, the weather is oscillating between -10 C and +10 C, the days have become shorter and darker, and there seems to be a lot more grayness going on. Calgary seems to go a little gray this time of year, so exercising and getting out gets more important than ever.
Video: 'Prada: Castello Cavalcanti' by Wes Anderson
It might be an ad for Prada, but this Wes Anderson short film embodies a lot of what is great about his cinematography. Other great Wes Anderson ads include: An ad for Prada: Candy, another for Softbank, one for Hyundai and a second Hyundai ad.
I recently read this blog post with pictures of some of the technology that the Stasi’s were using to keep taps on East Germans. This stat about the Stasi’s scope of surveillance is pretty crazy.
The Stasi employed about 2,5% of GDR (German Democratic Republic) citizens full-time, and up to a quarter of all citizens were used as informators at one time or another. In terms of informant count, the Stasi outnumbered even the KGB.
It has started getting cold here, August and September has been amazing in Calgary one or two rainy days and everyday mostly over 25 degrees. Now as we near the end of summer I like to dream of days like the one pictured below. I hope you all had a great summer and I look forward to fall and winter…
I love Drake. Ever since he was dropping hyped mixtapes, he has been the king of building hype and interest in his music. As a prep for the September 24th release of his next album ‘Nothing Was the Same’ he has pushed out this track. It makes me excited for a Drake album.
In March 2009, Cameron and his wife, Suzanne, spent several days in Rome to celebrate their 10-year anniversary. This was also a chance to observe in detail the Coliseum, which Cameron had already selected as the next subject in his series of letterpress posters.
Over the course of the next 12 months, the artwork was handcrafted character by character, totaling roughly 250 hours of work from start to finish.
Friday Reads: The most important spy you never have heard of
Ana Montes was a spy for Cuba, working for the Defense Intelligence Agency (DIA) and an expert on Cuba for the American Government. She is described as:
She became a model of efficiency, a warrior monk embedded deep within the bureaucracy. From cubicle C6-146A at DIA headquarters at Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling in Washington, she gained access to hundreds of thousands of classified documents, typically taking lunch at her desk absorbed in quiet memorization of page after page of the latest briefings.