Is faster better?
Before Keanu Reeves was Neo and Sandra Bullock was, well, Sandra Bullock, the movie Speed was released in the summer of 1994. This clever, non-stop thrill ride became an instant classic. It has everything from good vs. evil to pulse-racing twists and turns to iconic catchphrases, all with a terrific cast.
It’s a must-see film.
In perfect harmony with “Throwback Thursday,” Jimmy Kimmel just did a bit with Keanu Reeves that plays on Speed, with a slight adjustment…
Amazingly, that law-abiding, safety conscious car chase is 100x better than Speed 2.
Vincent van Gogh was a genius.
That esteemed term, typically reserved for the few, is far too often granted to the many. However, in the case of the Dutch painter born March 30, 1853, it’s appropriate. Despite only reaching 37 years of age and painted portraits with an expression that balances between indifference and scowling, his legacy is surprisingly inspiring and long-lasting. The way that van Gogh conceptualized the world in colorfully wavy, yet defined spaces screams (sorry, wrong artist) a visionary that captivates people and admirers alike 125 years after he passed away.
His masterpiece is “Starry Night.” As a matter of fact, it’s my personal favorite. On April 12, 2013 at 6:03 p.m. (iPhone picture info.), I was a mere three-feet from this chef-d’oeuvre!
There are many tributes to Vincent van Gogh and to “Starry Night” in particular. The following use of dominoes is truly something else.
“FlippyCat—easily the most patient YouTube celebrity—spent around 11 hours recreating Vincent Van Gogh’s Starry Night using 7,067 carefully stacked dominoes that were then sent tumbling in a glorious chain reaction.”
–Andrew Liszewski, Gizmodo
Creativity has a tendency to reveal new, unseen dimensions.
It’s like discovering a new constellation.
Impressions are one of the best forms of entertainment, especially if done correctly.
Actor Tom Hiddleston, while a guest on the hilariously funny Graham Norton Show, was given the opportunity to impress his host and fellow guests with his improvisational skills during a recent episode. The talent to imitate people is a rare gift, but the enthusiasm to share it and/or witness it is a genuine thrill for everybody.
Hopefully, at the very least, by the person being impersonated…
Have a Great Week Driven with Gusto!