If you read the book by John Krakauer and if you have seen the movie Everest in IMAX, you know the story of the devastating snow storm who took the lives of some of the most prolific guides on Mount Everest in 1996. There’s also a 1997 version of the story titled Into Thin Air, which streams on Netflix, but I don’t think anyone ever watched it.

Now Krakauer’s movie is being adapted and updated into a adventure drama and will hit the theaters some time the Fall of 2015.

What’s double awesome is that the film was shot in parts in Schnalstal, South Tyrol.


Playing on Netflix right now and comes highly recommended by me.

The Great Train Robbery is a British television film in two parts, that was first broadcast on BBC One on 18 and 19 December 2013. Written by Chris Chibnall, it tells the story of the Great Train Robbery on 8 August 1963, first from the perspective of the robbers, and then from the perspective of the police.

The format of the two parts is what’s fascinating about the series and I am surprised Hollywood hasn’t tried that yet. In an age where almost every story on the big screen is turning into a several part series with multiple sequels it would be an absolute no brainer to tell a story like “Usual Suspects” over two movies from two different angles.

Come on, Hollywood, this would be cool, right?


No other rock band does rebirth like U2.


This is for you!


Germany, what you have been waiting for is going to finally happen. And if you didn’t wait for it you better wake up.

Netflix is coming to Europe. And it’s the greatest thing since shows on television. Yeah, you still need TV for live shows like sports and Wetten Dass?? But for everything else, it’s time to ditch the cord and go Netflix.

Very curious to see what kind of shows and programming they will offer in Europe.


Really, really nice.


“Happy” is everywhere. You cannot escape it, you cannot out-run it, you cannot stop hearing it everywhere, you cannot wish it away.

A selfie music video. Oh my…


This study explored the James Bond film franchise through various data visualizations and by building a multivariate regression model that characterizes the worldwide box office receipts and average user ratings as a function of the actors and the film’s budgets.

Fascinating data.

All this data is taken just from the 007 films itself. I wonder what other outside influences had an affect on the success of the movies. Since every Bond movie reflects the current political and cultural atmosphere of the times, one could argue that success can be measured on how well a particular Bond movie faired in relation to the climate of the times.


Kottke saves the day again:

T&N is a start-up that, in the parlance of Silicon Valley VCs, is disrupting the mattress industry by offering products of similar quality at dramatically lower prices with an emphasis on customer service.


The Peanuts are returning to the big screen and a bird on Twitter is saying that Incredibles 2 is in the works.

So much good stuff for one day.


Had a clothing line. Amazing stuff. Pretty much straight out of a American Apparel catalogue.


I didn’t think I would ever do it again, but after over a year of silence I restarted Everyday Olympia.

Perhaps just out of boredom on a lazy Sunday, perhaps the thoughts about my town needed a voice again.


What a terrific idea:

The mini museum is a portable collection of curiosities where every item is authentic, iconic and labeled. It’s been carefully designed to take you on a journey of learning and exploration.


So great. What a show.

I wish they would hurry and take all that publicity they are pushing right now and would be releasing their album soon, like really soon.

They were at the Golden Globes, will be performing at the Oscars, had a commercial at the Super Bowl and now on the first Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon.

Give us the new album Bono….


Oh my… laughed so hard.


The new LEGO movie is fantastic, go watch it.
It’s the first animated feature that comes close to the early Pixar classics.
Seriously, it’s that good.


Is brilliant, f^&*ing brilliant television.

Watch it.


In most American cities, it’s hard to walk through a park without spotting a gray squirrel. Those bushy-tailed little buggers are everywhere, chomping on nuts and climbing up trees—but not thanks to nature.


Witnesses despaired as an wave of thick snow threatened to engulf ten Chamois goats near Pralognan-la-Vanoise in the Rhône-Alpes.

Run, goat, run.


Thanksgiving brain teaser. Will keep that one in my back pocket for this Thursday. Thanks Coudal.