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The Mothership of all Supercell Thunderstorms

(My kingdom for a laptop keyboard…)

“I’m from Arizona. We don’t get structure like this. Clouds that rotate and look like alien spacecraft hanging over the Earth. We chased this storm from the wrong side (north) and it took us going through hail and torrential rains to burst through on the south side. And when we did…this monster cloud was hanging over Texas and rotating like something out of Close Encounters.” — Mike Oblinski, photographer

Imagine how Roy Neary must have felt as he watched agape the totality of the alien mnothership rising up from behind Devil’s Tower against that starry night in human history. This video by Mr. Oblinski will help you capture that emotion. It deftly uses time-lapse to reveal the growth and movement of this weather colossus. Note the low hanging wall cloud is not unlike the platform of the alien ship, which is lowered to the ground to receive human contact.

Just for a reference point, enjoy this extended clip of the movie.

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Classic Opening Credits – Vol. 3 (“Fahrenheit 451” – 1966)

For a tome that depicts a futuristic society divorced of literature because of its torrid love affair with television, it is apropos that the only motion picture of this book has no readable screen credits. Here, they are simply narrated over a plethora of television antennas, or aerials. (In our day and age, these have been replaced by cable boxes and satellite dishes.) I find it rather clever.

Thank you to GrimlyFormingPW for the video link.

Star Wombs (The Birth of a Star Wars Fan)

“What happens when the human reproductive process meets Star Wars? Pencilmation is a Mondo Mojo partner – go see his awesome vids: http://www.youtube.com/pencilmation” –MondoMedia

2001: A Space Odyssey | Jupiter and beyond the Infinite with Echoes

“In a book called “Saucerful of Secrets: a Pink Floyd Odyssey” it’s (sic) briefly told about a situation, when film-maker Stanley Kubrick was making “2001: a Space Odyssey”, he asked the band to contribute to the soundtrack. Obviously, they turned him down. Apparently, Roger Waters later admitted, that this was one of the few career moves he ever made that he truly regret. “2001: A Space Odyssey” was released in 1968, and “Meddle” with Echoes in 1971.” –BGawcio

In Memoriam: Roger Ebert (1942-2013)

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