#NYC

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shortformblog:

Michael Bloomberg’s next potential regulatory victim? Foam-based packaging, such as trays, cups and bowls. The Soup Nazi would not approve, though the environment might dig the NYC mayor’s move. (photo by Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times)

Point 1: What we know as “Styrofoam” is usually not actually Styrofoam, but rather polystyrene foam — which is what Bloomberg is talking about.

Point 2: As a person with a severe aversion to this type of material (no clue why, but touching it drives me insane), I’m all for this.

shortformblog:

Michael Bloomberg’s next potential regulatory victim? Foam-based packaging, such as trays, cups and bowls. The Soup Nazi would not approve, though the environment might dig the NYC mayor’s move. (photo by Philip Scott Andrews/The New York Times)

Point 1: What we know as “Styrofoam” is usually not actually Styrofoam, but rather polystyrene foam — which is what Bloomberg is talking about.

Point 2: As a person with a severe aversion to this type of material (no clue why, but touching it drives me insane), I’m all for this.

buzz

buzz:

“25th Hour” Opening Credits Sequence (Spike Lee, 2002)

There have been more obvious movies about September 11 (Oliver Stone’s “World Trade Center,” Paul Greengrass’s “United 93,” and, arguably, “Cloverfield”), but, as I’ve written here before, I’m convinced that Spike Lee’s “25th Hour” is the best 9/11 movie anyone has made. And this despite the fact that the story (which follows a drug dealer on his last night before a reporting for a prison sentence) only references the events of 9/11 obliquely.

I’ve always felt this film is very underrated. Some of Buzz’s thoughts speak to why.  Some of what lurks just under the surface creates a mood that is unlike any other film out there.