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http://images4.wikia.nocookie.net/muppet/images/b/b1/Ernie_bert_jim_frank.jpg If you’re going to spend the formative years of your career wedged into someone’s armpit, that someone might as well be Jim Henson. (I’d take a place in Steve Jobs’ pit anyday.) Bert and Ernie and Jim and Frank; Warm fuzzies all around with this photo.

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Pieces of me: Mike Leigh | Media | guardian.co.uk

http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/gallery/2008/mar/25/mikeleighpiecesofme?picture=333235285 I’ve only seen a handful of Mike Leigh films, but that handful has spoken to a tremendous amount of talent behind the lens and the characters. This is a neat little slideshow of items that are important to the director – a fascinating snapshot into his life and inspirations.

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Smithsonian Oral and Video Histories: Steve Jobs

http://americanhistory.si.edu/collections/comphist/sj1.html Overlook, if you can, the appalling transcription of this otherwise transfixing Steve Jobs interview. This is Steve pre-Toy Story, pre-return-to-Apple, pre-iPod, but it still reads fresh. The benefit of being a visionary, I suppose. Jobs is right up there with Lincoln on my fantasy dinner-party guestlist. Alot of times we think “Why is the […]

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Andrew Anthony talks to Ricky Gervais | Film | The Observer

http://observer.guardian.co.uk/review/story/0,6903,1106574,00.html I’m in a Gervais-a-thon at the moment. LOVE reading Ricky interviews, as there’s always a lot of insights (more so than the silly, ephemeral podcast). The success of the published scripts have meant that a large section of the country now quotes David Brent in the way that people used to quote Monty Python […]

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http://www.ramdac.org/downloads/365-Days-Project-03-01-welles-orson-frozen-peas-spot.mp3 Fascinating audio file of Orson Welles quibbling over advertising copy that he’s being paid to read. Despite his later-life wholesale sellout, he remained a genius perfectionist. What a tragic waste of talent.

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