links for 2009-06-28

  • "So I took a little time to interview myself about the movie's story in order to help you understand what RotF is all about."
  • "Bay has never cared much about continuity before, but Transformers 2 never once even cares about making sense. Bay isn't raping our childhoods in TF2; he is raping continuity in the most savage, brutal way imaginable.

    When the Bayformers defenders say you should turn your brain off and enjoy the film, I think they must mean it literally. Because if you think about any part of what's going on at all, it's really, really fucking stupid."

  • "Critical consensus on Transformers: Revenge Of The Fallen is overwhelmingly negative. But the critics are wrong. Michael Bay used a squillion dollars and a hundred supercomputers' worth of CG for a brilliant art movie about the illusory nature of plot."
  • "Roland Fargo Crump began his career at Walt Disney Studio as an "In-Betweener" in Animation at the age of twenty-two. The Studio offered a wealth of opportunity to the young artist. His fascination with propellers led to a display in the Studio Library. Walt was intrigued by the colorful, spinning objects and the artist who developed them. He moved Rolly out of Animation and into what was then WED (the original Imagineering company) and he became one of the first Disney Imagineers. The little propellers became the inspiration for the Tower of the Four Winds which he designed for 'It's a Small World' attraction at the 1964 World's Fair.

    Rolly's Disney career spanned more that 40 years with a few interruptions. During those interruptions he created his own companies and worked on projects around the world. In 2004 Rolly was honored with the Walt Disney Legends Award—–a prestigious award that acknowledges those outstanding individuals who helped create the Magic of Disney."

  • "ROA gives an idea as to how efficient management is at using its assets to generate earnings. If Wall Street and investors had been focusing on GM’s ROA in 2003, they would have seen that it was a train wreck about to happen.

    But it’s not just GM as the Deloitte report points out, it’s the whole corporate economy. By masking their absolutely dismal performance in the last 40 years in ROA, by taking on more and more debt to juice ROE, both Wall Street and America’s corporate elite are engaged in a massive shell game, in which the average investor is the mark."

  • "The Esoteric Book Conference is an annual international event to bring together authors, artists, publishers and bookmakers working in the field of esotericism. In addition to presentations by notable authors and scholars, the conference opens it doors to publishers and booksellers showcasing new & used books as well as rare and hard-to-find esoteric texts. For two days the conference hosts the largest selection of esoteric books under one roof. Contemporary esoteric publishing, finepress book arts and antiquarian texts are offered to augment the libraries of readers, scholars and collectors alike."
  • "Here you'll find the original cryptozoological scientific art of Alex CF."
  • "Artifacts, Specimen, and Ephemera salvaged from the Wonderlands"