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eltigrechico:

most people don’t know this but actually all secret service agents just carry signs that say “GUN FREE ZONE” in their holsters

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sugashane:

Democrats thinking that gun rights will lead to everyone shooting each other is akin to Republicans thinking gay rights will lead to everyone gobbling down dicks. Dumb all around. 

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cinephiliabeyond:

The Facebook page for The Storaro Collection — which sells books, movie stills and other art by legendary cinematographer Vittorio Storaro — is a treasure trove of fantastic Apocalypse Now  behind the scenes pics. Here’s the official site if you’ve got a few hundred extra bucks in your couch cushions for such things. Deep Fried Movies

Here’s a rarity: John Milius’ first-draft screenplay for Apocalypse Now, written a decade before the film was released [pdf]. (NOTE: For educational purposes only). The DVD/Blu-ray of the film is available at Amazon and other online retailers.

“Too much is known of Coppola’s own voyage into the heart of darkness, his encounters with ‘the horror,’ and the exasperations of finally realizing a work that would transcend the myths. Too little is know about the genesis of the film—its transformation from a script by John Milius to a film by Coppola. A reading of Milius’s first-draft script—dated December 5, 1969—dispels another myth: that Coppola completely rewrote the Milius work, an assumption promoted by Milius himself in his interview in FILM COMMENT (July/August 1976).

If the film strayed from the first draft, it was not so much away from Milius’s conception as it was towards Milius’s own source, the Conrad novel; and the final result is far from what Milius contemptuously referred to as ‘an anti-war movie.’ But Milius seems to have had his own preoccupation with ‘Heart of Darkness,’ which had more to do with his identification with and of Kurtz as a ‘rotting god’ and ‘legend to a primitive culture.’ Combining his own professed desire to ‘lord it over the monkeys’ with his apolitical obsession with war as the ultimate expression of ‘man’s inherent bestiality,’ Milius fashioned a script that structured itself in general terms after the Conrad work, but which incorporated many references to his own interests. These were represented most clearly by Kilgore (named Kharnage in the first draft), a surfing major whose own god-like resistance to fear is matched only by his Patton-like lust for napalm’s ‘smell of victory.’ The Kilgore section of the original draft, though appropriately shortened by a few pages, stands otherwise untouched and remains the most recognizably Milius element in the final film.

In fact, it’s surprising, after all the talk of rift, how much Milius’s original script shows up in the final cut. Two major scenes that don’t—an overnight stop at a French rubber plantation and an encounter with stranded Playboy bunnies—were filmed by Coppola and only excised later at the editing table.” Brooks Riley, Apocalypse Now: Heart Transplant, Film Comment

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wcfoodies:

Did you know that grilling bivalves is one of the easiest things to cook? Not to mention one of the most insanely delicious.
Here’s a recipe that is so easy it can’t really even be called a recipe:
Put about a pound of cleaned clams/mussels/oysters/cockles in a clean pie plate
Toss in whatever flavors you like with your clams/mussels/oysters/cockles. In the picture above, I used a pound of Manila clams with 1/2 a lemon, a heaping handful of scallion greens, and about 2 tablespoons of butter. 
Chuck the pie plate on the hot side of your grill, cover, and let the bivalves do their thing for about 6-8 minutes, then take a peek under the lid. If the bivalves are open, carefully remove the pie plate from the grill and enjoy. If they’re not all open, pop the lid back on for a couple more minutes.
Other flavor combos to try: 
coconut milk/cream, lemongrass, ginger, sliced chiles
minced garlic, Old Bay, butter
white wine, scallions, butter
ghee, paprika, curry powder
hefeweizen, butter, chopped bacon, finish with cream
What’s your favorite recipe for clams, oysters or mussels?

wcfoodies:

Did you know that grilling bivalves is one of the easiest things to cook? Not to mention one of the most insanely delicious.

Here’s a recipe that is so easy it can’t really even be called a recipe:

  • Put about a pound of cleaned clams/mussels/oysters/cockles in a clean pie plate
  • Toss in whatever flavors you like with your clams/mussels/oysters/cockles. In the picture above, I used a pound of Manila clams with 1/2 a lemon, a heaping handful of scallion greens, and about 2 tablespoons of butter. 
  • Chuck the pie plate on the hot side of your grill, cover, and let the bivalves do their thing for about 6-8 minutes, then take a peek under the lid. If the bivalves are open, carefully remove the pie plate from the grill and enjoy. If they’re not all open, pop the lid back on for a couple more minutes.

Other flavor combos to try: 

  • coconut milk/cream, lemongrass, ginger, sliced chiles
  • minced garlic, Old Bay, butter
  • white wine, scallions, butter
  • ghee, paprika, curry powder
  • hefeweizen, butter, chopped bacon, finish with cream

What’s your favorite recipe for clams, oysters or mussels?

(Source: rebeccalando)