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My Recent Media Diet, Spring 2019 Edition

I’ve been keeping track of every media thing I “consume”, so here are quick reviews of some things I’ve read, seen, heard, and experienced in the past month and a half. For books, I’m currently reading Silk Roads and listening to the audiobook of Guns, Germs, and Steel, which are rhyming in interesting ways. Looking back, I haven’t listened to any significant new music in months and months. What am I missing? Turnton kitchen scissors. Ernest Wright very kindly sent me a pair of their kitchen sc...
Tags: Japan, Justice League, Grinch, Roma, Brie Larson, Jason Kottke, Morris, Chang, Errol Morris, Kohler, Donald Rumsfeld, Rumsfeld, Jerry Saltz, Errol, Saltz, Scott McCloud


How a filmmaker navigated backstabbing and dishonesty to give an unfiltered look at Steve Bannon

"The Brink" is a documentary that gives an unfiltered look at Steve Bannon after he exits the White House. Director Alison Klayman and producer Marie Therese Guirgis told Business Insider how they got access for a year with the reclusive alt-right figure. Bannon was also making another documentary behind their backs, Errol Morris' "American Dharma," which to Klayman was a "clear cut example of Bannon's own dishonesty."   Documentary filmmaker Alison Klayman (“Ai Weiwei: Never Sorry”) said she...
Tags: White House, Time, Trends, Bbc, Netflix, Nigel Farage, Oscar, Manhattan, Venice, Magnolia Pictures, Breitbart News, Steve, Brexit, Ai Weiwei, Business Insider, Magnolia


The Weird Role Lube and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale Into Dick Cheney

Nasal plugs, K-Y Jelly, yellowing dental veneers - the key items scattered on set of the Academy Award-nominated film Vice sound more like what you'd find in a nursing home medicine cabinet than beauty products. And yet, these are just a few of many things the movie's makeup team used to transform a star-studded cast into rising politicians. More specifically, Christian Bale looked nearly unrecognizable as former VP Dick Cheney, as did Amy Adams as his public image-minded wife Lynne, Sam Rockwe...
Tags: Movies, Makeup, Beauty, Washington Dc, Hair, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Dc, Amy Adams, Skin Care, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup


The Weird Role Lube and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale For Vice

Nasal plugs, K-Y Jelly, yellowing dental veneers - the key items scattered on set of the Academy Award-nominated film Vice sound more like what you'd find in a nursing home medicine cabinet than beauty products. And yet, these are just a few of many things the movie's makeup team used to transform a star-studded cast into rising politicians. More specifically, Christian Bale looked nearly unrecognizable as former VP Dick Cheney, as did Amy Adams as his public image-minded wife Lynne, Sam Rockwe...
Tags: Movies, Makeup, Beauty, Washington Dc, Hair, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Dc, Amy Adams, Skin Care, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair, Celebrity Makeup


What you don’t know

Ever heard the saying, “What you don’t know can’t hurt you?” Tell that to Timothy Treadwell, aka “Grizzly Man” who thought he could live with wild bears until he was eaten by one.  Or Lauren Geoghegan and Jay Austin who went on an international biking adventure to show humans are kind and evil “is a make-believe concept” only to be killed by ISIS militants. Clearly, what you don’t know CAN hurt you. The same is true with your website. Do you know what what’s causing new visitors to leave your w...
Tags: Isis, Religion, Web Hosting, Donald Rumsfeld, Facebook Twitter Google Pinterest, Timothy Treadwell, Website Reviews, Jay Austin, Lauren Geoghegan


The Weird Role K-Y Jelly and Latex Played in Transforming Christian Bale Into Dick Cheney

Nasal plugs, surgical tape, K-Y Jelly, yellowing dental veneers - the key items scattered on set of the Academy Award-nominated film Vice sound more like what you'd find in a nursing home medicine cabinet than beauty products. And yet, these are just a few of many things the movie's makeup team used to transform a star-studded cast with the conventionally "good" looks Hollywood tends to favor into rising politicians. More specifically, Christian Bale looked nearly unrecognizable as former VP Di...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Makeup, Beauty, Washington Dc, Hair, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Dc, Amy Adams, Skin Care, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Donald Rumsfeld, Celebrity Beauty, Celebrity Hair


American Psychos: How ‘The Report’ and ‘Vice’ Investigate the Horrors of the Bush Administration

(Welcome to The Soapbox, the space where we get loud, feisty, political, and opinionated about anything and everything. In this edition: Vice and The Report are among the first films to truly look back at the Bush years with a severe and critical eye..) Adam McKay‘s Vice and Scott Z. Burns‘ Sundance film The Report both hold a microscope up to the actions of the Bush Administration, in very different ways. But both The Report and Vice arrive at the same conclusion: we’re doomed to repeat our mi...
Tags: Movies, Drama, Obama, Senate, America, Features, Gop, United States, Steve Carell, Cia, Vice, Adam Driver, True Story, Jones, Mitchell, Adam-McKay


Adam McKay Details Another ‘Vice’ Deleted Scene Featuring Young Dick Cheney

Vice just hit theaters before the end of 2018, and with awards season in full swing, we’ve got at least two or three months until the movie arrives on home video. But when it does, it will feature a couple of key scenes that didn’t make the final cut. Director Adam McKay has already talked about a certain musical sequence that would have added to the satirical meta nature of the movie, but it turns out Vice almost had a flashback sequence featuring a young Dick Cheney and future wife Lynne Vinc...
Tags: Comedy, Movies, Drama, Christian-Bale, Steve Carell, Amy-Adams, Vice, Dick Cheney, True Story, Dick, Political, Adam-McKay, McKay, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne, Annapurna Pictures


UPDATED: Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2019 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher Col...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


‘Vice’ Director Adam McKay on His Meticulously Made Biopic and How He Thinks Dick Cheney Would React to the Film [Interview]

Too many biopics fall prey to hero worship. In trying to celebrate someone’s life, many biographical films end up lacking humanity, nuance, and, more often than not, hard truths. It plagues bio films, especially the agreeable kind that score all the Oscars. But in the case of Adam McKay‘s Vice, he didn’t make the average biopic. He’s certainly not looking up to Dick Cheney, the former Vice President, but looking down on him with a big ‘ol unforgiving microscope. The drama is an epic that moves ...
Tags: Movies, Interviews, Dwayne Johnson, Washington, Iraq, Reagan, Features, David O Russell, Christian-Bale, Casper, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam-McKay, Amy


107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Ben Franklin ...
Tags: Japan, Rachel Maddow, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Pete Seeger, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Jerry Brown, Johnson, Donald Trump


UPDATED: 107 Wild Men & Wild Women: The Rankings (2018 Edition)

Wild Men. Wild Women. Wild Men and Wild Women are people who listen only to the little voice in their head. They get things done. They build things. Uncertainty and turbulence--in the economy, stock markets, governments, the weather, bad odds, you name it--only get their juices flowing. True, they often have dark and self-destructive sides—but we seem to like giving them a pass. They come with evey political and cultural stripe. They don’t care what you think. Ever. 1. Christopher C...
Tags: Japan, Jack Nicholson, Arianna Huffington, Australia, Steve Jobs, John Lennon, Margaret Thatcher, Ben Franklin, Bill Clinton, Winston Churchill, Warren Beatty, Dylan Thomas, Johnson, Donald Trump, Frank Sinatra, Chrissie Hynde


‘Vice’ Originally Had a Musical Number, But Paul Thomas Anderson Convinced Adam McKay to Cut It

It’s hard to picture Dick Cheney bursting into song, but it almost happened in Adam McKay‘s Vice. McKay’s dark comedy biopic about the former Vice President makes a wide variety of stylistic choices to tell its tale, and at one point, one of those flourishes involved a full-blown musical number. In the end, though, director Paul Thomas Anderson convinced McKay to leave it on the cutting room floor. More on the deleted Vice musical number below. Just as he did with The Big Short, director Ada...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Wyoming, New York Times, David O Russell, Paul Thomas Anderson, Steve-Carell, Musical, Vice, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Hamilton, Anderson, Alabama Shakes, Adam-McKay


Bronwyn Reviews: Strawberry Fields

Strawberry Fields by Hilary Plum Publisher: Fence Books Winner of the Fence Modern Prize in Prose Released: 2018 reviewed by Bronwyn Mauldin Strawberry Fieldsis a book of names. Half the chapters are titled “Alice,” the name of the novel’s protagonist. Each of the remaining chapters is titled for its narrator, 17 of them named, three identified only by nicknames. Alice and Modigliani are trying to solve the simultaneous murders in a...
Tags: Books, Guantanamo, California, Iraq, US, Alice, Balkans, Bush, Donald Rumsfeld, Bronwyn, Modigliani, Erik Prince, Blackwater USA, Bronwyn Mauldin, Xenith, Hilary Plum


Opinion: What to expect from Justice Kavanaugh

Now that Brett Kavanaugh has taken a seat on the Supreme Court, what might we expect? To help answer this question, it is useful to employ a modified version of then-Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld's quote about "knowns" and "unknowns."
Tags: News, Supreme Court, Stories, Donald Rumsfeld, Kavanaugh, Brett Kavanaugh


‘Vice’ Looks Way More Fun Than Dick Cheney IRL

The trailer for ‘Vice’ just dropped and the cast is incredible I don’t know if you’re planning on celebrating this “Christmas” thing on December 25th, but if you are, you’re also gonna wanna see ‘Vice’ immediately. The trailer for the movie portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to power - written and directed by Adam McKay, and starring a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney - just dropped, and it looks amazing. You may have thought Christian Bale had topped himself after his physic...
Tags: Humor, Funny Or Die, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne Cheney


‘Vice’ Looks Way More Fun Than Dick Cheney IRL

The trailer for ‘Vice’ just dropped and the cast is incredible I don’t know if you’re planning on celebrating this “Christmas” thing on December 25th, but if you are, you’re also gonna wanna see ‘Vice’ immediately. The trailer for the movie portraying Dick Cheney’s rise to power - written and directed by Adam McKay, and starring a nearly unrecognizable Christian Bale as Dick Cheney - just dropped, and it looks amazing. You may have thought Christian Bale had topped himself after his physic...
Tags: Humor, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Amy Adams, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Tyler Perry, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Lynne Cheney, Darren Miller


‘Vice’ Trailer: Christian Bale is Dick Cheney

Get ready to see Christian Bale like you’ve never seen him before: as the 46h Vice President of the United States. Bale plays controversial former VP Dick Cheney in Vice, a new biopic from director Adam McKay. Like he did with The Big Short, McKay has surrounded Bale with a murderers row of excellent actors and decked them out in wigs and other make-up appliances to have them assume the roles of real-life individuals. Watch the Vice trailer below. Vice Trailer Dick Cheney was one of the...
Tags: Movies, Washington, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Movie Trailers, Amy-Adams, Donald Trump, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler-Perry, State


‘American Dharma’ Review: Errol Morris Takes on Steve Bannon in His Newest Documentary [NYFF]

There’s a sense among some liberal-minded thinkers than Steve Bannon and the alt-right should never be given any kind of platform. The theory holds that starving them of any media oxygen will serve to relegate them back to the fringe status they once occupied. A similar idea, though with significant complications, drove the public outcry that toppled Bannon as the headliner of The New Yorker Festival. Documentarian Errol Morris, no stranger to confronting powerfully bellicose men, calls BS on t...
Tags: Movies, Features, Movie Reviews, Trump, Morris, Errol-Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Film Festivals, Harvard Business School, Bannon, Steve Bannon, Featured Stories Sidebar, American Dharma, Naval Cadet, American Dharma Morris


Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney Movie ‘Vice’ to Open Christmas Day

Annapurna Pictures has set Adam McKay’s Dick Cheney biopic “Vice” to open on Dec. 25, 2018. The pic stars Christian Bale as Dick Cheney, Amy Adams as Lynne Cheney, Steve Carell as Donald Rumsfeld, and Sam Rockwell as President George W. Bush. The film follows the story of how Cheney, a bureaucratic Washington insider, quietly […]
Tags: News, Washington, Christian Bale, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, Adam Mckay, Sam Rockwell, Donald Rumsfeld, Annapurna Pictures, Dick Cheney Amy Adams, Lynne Cheney Steve Carell


United States: Increased Security Risks May Be A Cardinal Change - Morrison & Foerster LLP

Former Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld once explained that there are the known unknowns and the unknown unknowns.
Tags: News, Defense, United States, Morrison, Donald Rumsfeld, Foerster LLP


Dick Cheney Biopic From Director Adam McKay Now Called ‘Vice’

Adam McKay has been working on his Dick Cheney biopic since mid-2017, and before 2018 is over, we’ll get to see it. For the longest time, the film was known by its working title – Backseat. Now, the official title has been confirmed by McKay himself: Vice. Christian Bale gained a considerable amount of weight to the play the infamous former Vice President, and he leads a cast that includes Amy Adams, Steve Carell, and Sam Rockwell. Aside from some set photos, very few people have seen anythi...
Tags: Movies, Defense, Christian-Bale, Steve-Carell, Bale, Amy-Adams, Vice, George W Bush, Dick Cheney, Cheney, True Story, Adam-McKay, Tyler Perry, State, Sam-Rockwell, McKay


Errol Morris Defends Controversial Steve Bannon Documentary

Errol Morris is no stranger to controversy. Over the course of his Oscar-winning career, the documentary filmmaker has grilled such political lightning rods as Robert McNamara and Donald Rumsfeld, men who have been blamed for needlessly spilling American blood on unpopular wars. In Steve Bannon, a provocateur who is credited with helping Donald Trump capture […]
Tags: News, Donald Trump, Errol Morris, Donald Rumsfeld, Robert McNamara, Steve Bannon, American Dharma, Over the course of his Oscar


Framework of the Day: Known Unknowns

As some of you may know I’ve been collecting mental models and working on a book for a little while now (it’s been going pretty slow since my daughter was born in January). This is more notes than chapter, but I still thought it was worth sharing. If you like this I’m happy to do more in the future (I wrote about the pace layers framework in my last post). Oh, and if you haven’t already, sign up to get my new blog posts by email, it’s the best way to keep up. By all accounts Donald Rumsfeld was ...
Tags: Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Seo, Department Of Defense, Iran, Nasa, United States, New York Times, Army, Jon Stewart, Pearl Harbor, Baghdad, Project Management, Known Unknowns


Known Unknowns [Framework of the Day]

As some of you may know I’ve been collecting mental models and working on a book for a little while now (it’s been going pretty slow since my daughter was born in January). This is more notes than chapter, but I still thought it was worth sharing. If you like this I’m happy to do more in the future (I wrote about the pace layers framework in my last post). Oh, and if you haven’t already, sign up to get my new blog posts by email, it’s the best way to keep up. By all accounts Donald Rumsfeld was ...
Tags: Washington Post, Iraq, Defense, Uncategorized, America, Seo, Department Of Defense, Iran, Nasa, Bbc, Atlantic, United States, New York Times, Army, Jon Stewart, Graham


Netflix deletes ALL user reviews; Why is this important in the age of social media #InternetCulture

Netflix has removed every customer review ever written on the platform. The reason? As per the official help page, the review featured was removed due to declining usage  (from Netflix’s help page). But most importantly, reviews stopped impacting decisions. “the reviews and our redesigned ratings system (thumbs up/down) never contributed to how we approach personalizing recommendations for members and writing a ‘bad’ review never had any bearing to whether a title was recommended to another vie...
Tags: Business, Netflix, Metallica, Bryan Adams, Twitter Facebook, Donald Rumsfeld, Culture & More


George Steinmetz

Must reading, I'm afraid: "The world has warmed more than one degree Celsius since the Industrial Revolution. The Paris climate agreement—the nonbinding, unenforceable and already unheeded treaty signed on Earth Day in 2016—hoped to restrict warming to two degrees. The odds of succeeding, according to a recent study based on current emissions trends, are one in 20. If by miracle we are able to limit warming to two degrees, we will only have to negotiate the extinction of the world’s tropical ree...
Tags: Europe, Photography, Paris, Photographers, Arctic, Bangladesh, Nauru, Pacific, National Geographic, South, Michael Johnston, George, Michael C Johnston, China India, Colorado River, Donald Rumsfeld


Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume you have been in the heat for too long, but we get the point. For readers, summer is the opportunity to read books simply for the pleasure of reading them. No good book comes without bringing more than mere pleasure, but reading for fun is reading for sufficient reason. I r...
Tags: Europe, Books, Florida, New York, London, Congress, Navy, Washington, Kentucky, France, Senate, White House, Russia, Articles, America, Blog


Amyris: Same As It Never Was

Last month, Amyris and Chevron announced that Novvi and Chevron have entered into an agreement to jointly develop and bring to market novel renewable base oil technologies. Novvi is Amyris’ JV with Cosan to produce targeted hydrocarbon molecules from plant sugar for automotive, industrial, marine, and construction applications at unbeatable economics. Think lubricants for engines and machines. Since launching its first commercial production in 2014, Novvi has been steadily increasing its base o...
Tags: Apple, Europe, Microsoft, Southeast Asia, Defense, Kodak, Top Stories, Xerox, Queensland, Virgin, National Institutes of Health, Fda, Mars, Chevron, AMyris, Neptune


Dick Cheney Interview Teased for New Sacha Baron Cohen Show

Dick Cheney interview teased for new Sacha Baron Cohen show Comedian Sacha Baron Cohen has posted another teaser for his mysterious talk show project for Showtime, which reveals that the master stunt interviewer has landed none other than former Vice President Dick Cheney for what looks to be an insane sit down conversation. Check out the teaser for the Dick Cheney interview below! Considered by many to be the major architect of the Bush administration from 2001 to 2008, the 77-year-old Chene...
Tags: Hbo, TV, Movies, America, Showtime, TV News, Christian Bale, Steve Carell, Las Vegas, Donald Trump, Dick Cheney, Oj Simpson, Cheney, Sacha Baron Cohen, Trump, Adam Mckay