Spotted via @MacStoriesDeals, Road Inc. – Legendary Cars is free in the App Store. Looks like a must have app for any car aficionado.
Systrom downplays the idea that this courtship was in any way remarkable. “I think everyone thinks that the acquisition was made in a dark room with Trent Reznor music playing. Do you know what I mean? Like there was some dramatic thing,” he says, referencing a scene from The Social Network. “And it turns out that some of the biggest decisions get made relatively quickly, without much fanfare.”
Gay Byrne was the David Letterman/Johnny Carson of Ireland and the Late Late Show was the talk show to get on.
Besides Bono’s great hair you’ll also get a glimpse of a young Ali Hewson – his wife to this day. No easy feat for a lead singer of the one of the biggest bands in the world.
No embed options so you’ll have to watch it on rte.ie.
Everything revolves around Belushi, the most electric and popular comic actor of his time. It would be inaccurate to blame all the movie’s problems on Belushi. He isn’t responsible for the late-developing script or the unwieldy action sequences. It would be even more inaccurate to say Belushi isn’t responsible. He has become a blessed wreck, thanks mostly to his spiraling (and ultimately lethal) addiction to cocaine.
I plugged in an old hard drive to use for a Mountain Lion upgrade and found this video file waiting to be uploaded to Vimeo.
As it’s a half hour-long video, I haven’t yet watched it all the way through since uploading it to Vimeo. So if you do watch it please let me know in the comments if you see any issues with audio/video.
The Story of the Video
I had the opportunity to be the video camera guy and editor of a video my wife’s father, Derek Oatway, wanted to put together that told the story of his uncle, John Oatway, a World War 2 pilot that was lost in battle. He had a lake in Northern Saskatchewan named in his honour and many years later John’s brother (my wife’s grandpa) wanted to put a plaque on the lake to honour John’s memory and tell the story of who the lake is named after should anyone ever come across it.
We rented a professional HD camera and a couple of wireless mics and set off to La Ronge, Saskatchewan to catch a float plane ride over to Oatway Lake. That’s part of the story you’ll see told in the video.
The other part is the telling of the short life of John Oatway through pictures and a voice over narrative written by Derek.
It was a fun challenge to try to weave the two stories together. Obviously it’s of primary interest to close family and friends, but we tried to tell the story in such a way that it would hopefully be interesting enough to watch for someone who is into World War 2 and/or Saskatchewan history.
Using the term “greatest” fairly loosely and only in the way one can when looking back with a fair amount of 80’s wrestling nostalgia mixed with a universal love of The Princess Bride. I can’t imagine actually being around someone like who Andre the Giant apparently was – but it makes for a good story. Like this one from the set of The Princess Bride:
When ill health forced Andre to largely quit wrestling in the late ‘80s, he accepted the role of Fezzik in Rob Reiner’s movie The Princess Bride. Everyone on the set loved the big man, with the possible exception of Reiner himself. Ever the sociable fellow, he kept fellow cast members Mandy Patinkin and Carey Elwes out night after night, drinking and otherwise goofing around. The actors were incapable of matching Andre’s intake, but certainly gave it a serious try. As a result, they often showed up on set still loaded or suffering from the sort of hangovers that make death seem a pleasant alternative. Reiner tried to get Andre to leave the actors alone, but Andre could only be Andre, and the other cast members continued to pay the price.
The shooting schedule required Andre to be in England for about a month. When his part wrapped, Andre checked out of his suite at the Hyatt in London and flew back to his ranch in North Carolina. His bar bill for the month-long stay?
Just a shade over $40,000.
Link via americanmccarver.com