Juan Vaamonde
Juan Vaamonde

Journal

My journal is where I infrequently write about design & startups

Recreation: July Edition

 

What I've been listening to:

Yes! – by Jason Mraz

 

When the night – by St. Lucia

 

X – by Ed Sheeran

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What I've been playing:

Civilisation V

Mac / Strategy

 

What I've been watching:

Last Week Tonight

Fearless and unrelenting, John Oliver repeatedly searches for the most pressing issues of the day to tear to pieces in a way that makes you fear for his life. He pulls you in, his passion for the truth shining through, as he sheds light on detail after shocking detail. Covering topics from native advertising, to politics and war. All of which would leave you pretty depressed if it weren't for his ability to present such issues in a humorous way.

 

The Trews

Russell Brand dissects the British newspaper (like blogs but analog) news of the day, sometimes resulting in whimsical humour at the expense of the papers and the subjects of their stories and at other times diving into insightful rants on his view of the world and where we've gone wrong. Usually ends with poignant readings from a wide variety of books, covering topics ranging from metaphysics and spirituality to politics.

 

Fearless

Basically Ip Man meets The Last Samurai. But I prefer both those movies to Fearless.

 

1911

This piece of epic Chinese filmic propaganda falls heavily unlike many of its well-executed siblings, such as Ip Man. You never shake the feeling you're reading a textbook and that too much has been compressed into too short a film. There's paragraph after paragraph of historic detail to read through and Jacky Chan's enjoyable acting style can't save it. Also it's hard to tell the difference between the good guys and bad guys on the battlefield due to decisions in costume design.

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