At Your Leisure
by William Hirsh | published Dec. 4th, 2013
Word of the Week:
Desiderate (verb): to want or wish for something.
Sentence: Bill desiderated for new games on Steam. Fortunately, there was sale – too bad for his wallet.
Quote of the Week:
“A man who does not think for himself does not think at all.” – Oscar Wilde
Stream of Facts:
After seeing an advance screening of the documentary “Blackfish,” a movie showcasing the mistreatment of orcas at the theme park, Pixar decided to change the ending to Finding Dory in an effort to not promote captivity for animals.
The sounds for the velociraptors in the movie Jurassic Park were created with animal sounds, varying from the noise of a horse to tortoises having sex.
The noise used in the endless staircase in Super Mario 64 is a modified Shepard’s Tone, a sound that gives the illusion that it is ascending while in actuality it is multiple octaves of a pitch played at the same time.
Tolkien began but never finished a story called “The Lost Road.” The story was going to use time travel to tie Middle Earth to the present day.
Get through finals with these sick tracks!
- “Old School Hollywood” by System of a Down
- “Parry the Wind High, Low” by Frank Black
- “Say Something” by Dr. Dog
- “Lloyd Price Express” by Beck (Remixed by John King)
- “Peanut Butter and Jelly” by The Beastie Boys
- “Sleepyhead” by Passion Pit (Remixed by Street Lab)
- “In Limbo” by Radiohead
- “Spark” by Fitz and the Tantrums
Semesters at end
Break season will be back sweet
Six week luxury