Somehow, the governmental authorities in charge of podcasting regulations have not shut us down yet, so we decided to come back with a second episode! Today we venture into the murky world of “Back to the Future”, both the movie and the concept. Be wary of the return of the Ghost of Barry Goldwater, Time Genocide, and Vincent’s self-centered time travel ideas. Enjoy!
Special Guest: Leo Leventhal
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A podcast my friend Vincent and I did. It’s *quality*.
This map, by Kevin Cannon, shows the ten distinct regions of Florida.
I’m sorry for coining the phrase ‘Manic Pixie Dream Girl.’ In 2007, I invented the term in a review. Then I watched in queasy disbelief as it seemed to take over pop culture.
The countries of the former Eastern bloc are full of abandoned monuments to the glory of the Soviet Union. Risking arrest and radiation, photographer Rebecca Litchfield took a road trip through the ruined hospitals, barracks, prisons and spy stations to produce a haunting ghost story in bricks and mortar
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“Throw FIFA Out of the Game”, The New York Times article by Dave Zirin, author of “Brazil’s Dance With The Devil”
"Most people associate FIFA, the organization that oversees international soccer, with the quadrennial joy of the World Cup. But as the 2014 tournament begins next week in Brazil, FIFA is plagued by levels of corruption, graft and excess that would shame Silvio Berlusconi. (…) In Brazil, site of the 2014 World Cup, the FIFA-driven push to build new stadiums at a breakneck pace has led to the deaths of nine construction workers. FIFA’s demands for security and infrastructure may end up displacing as many as 250,000 poor people, who live in the favelas surrounding Brazil’s urban centers. The cost of the games continues to tick upward, the latest figures climbing as high as $15 billion. (…) Finally, the world is seeing FIFA for what it is: a stateless conglomerate that takes bribes while acting as a battering ram for world leaders who want to use the majesty of the World Cup to push through their development agendas at great human cost.” - David Zirin
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