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From Season 4′s hour-long episodes. A reporter stumbles into a peaceful town where miracles seem to occur due to technology and the townsfolk won’t let him leave.

This one always had a way of creeping me out on summer afternoons. And making me hungry for a ham sandwich on white bread with mustard.

Dave Riggs filmed this aerial vision with his quadcopter off Esperance along southwestern Australia’s coastline. Huge pods of bottlenose dolphins cruise the shoreline and surf the crystal clear turquoise waves.

Skilled editing is as effective in the creation of a good film as a writer, director, or performer. Though often overlooked, editing brings shots together to make a whole greater than the sum of its parts. These ten movies are a fantastic illustration of just how important editing can be.


City of God
Director: Fernando Meirelles, Kátia Lund
Editor: Daniel Rezende

Bonnie and Clyde
Director: Arthur Penn
Editor: Dede Allen

North By Northwest:
Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: George Tomasini

The Godfather
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Editor: William Reynolds, Peter Zinner

Battleship Potemkin
Director: S.M. Eisenstein
Editor: Sergei M. Eisenstein, Grigori Aleksandrov

Director: Alfred Hitchcock
Editor: George Tomasini

Un Chien Andalou
Director: Louis Bunuel
Editor: Luis Buñuel

Apocalypse Now
Director: Francis Ford Coppola
Editor: Lisa Fruchtman, Gerald B. Greenberg, Walter Murch

2001: A Space Odyssey
Director: Stanley Kubrick
Editor: Ray Lovejoy

Lawrence of Arabia
Director: David Lean
Editor: Anne V. Coates

(via CineFix)

25,550. A depressingly finite number, ticking down a notch with every sunset. Choose wisely.

Studies show that that smoking is highly correlated with both poverty and education levels in the United States. Shocking. Some revealing charts:

smoking timeline

smoking timeline

smoking timeline

(via Washington Post: The young and poor are keeping big America tobacco alive)

(via Weird Al)

David Kwong — a magician and NYT crossword puzzle constructor — explores our natural urge to solve.

(via TED)