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Someone was having a really bad day! ;-)

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This, apparently is an actual letter received by the UK Passport Office.:

 

Dear Sirs,

I'm in the process of renewing my passport, and still cannot believe this.. How is it that Sky Television has my address and telephone number and knows that I bought a bleeding satellite dish from them back in 1977, and yet, the Government is still asking me where I was bloody born and on what date.

For Christ sakes, do you guys do this by hand? My birth date you have on my pension book, and it is on all the income tax forms I've filed for the past 30 years. It is on my National Health card, my driving licence, my car insurance, on the last eight damn passports I've had, on all those stupid customs declaration forms I've had to fill out before being allowed off the plane over the last 30 years, and all those insufferable census forms.

Would somebody please take note, once and for all, that my mother's name is Mary Anne, my father's name is Robert and I'd be absolutely astounded if that ever changed between now and when I die!!!!!!

I apologise, I'm really pissed off this morning. Between you and me, I've had enough of this bullshit! You send the application to my house, then you ask me for my bloody address!!!!

What is going on? Do you have a gang of Neanderthal arseholes workin' there? Look at my damn picture. Do I look like Bin Laden? I don't want to dig up Yasser Arafat, for gods sake. I just want to go and park my arse on some sandy beach somewhere. And would someone please tell me, why would you give a shit whether I plan on visiting a farm in the next 15 days? If I ever got the urge to do something weird to a chicken or a goat, believe you me, you'd be the last bloody people I'd want to tell !!

Well, I have to go now, because I have to go to the other end of the poxy city to get yet another copy of my birth certificate, to the tune of £30. Would it be so complicated to have all the services in the same spot to assist in the issuance of a new passport the same day?? Nooooooooooooo, that'd be too damn easy and maybe make sense. You'd rather have us running all over the bloody place like chickens with our heads cut off, then have to find some arsehole to confirm that it's really me on the damn picture - you know, the one where we're not allowed to smile?! (bureaucratic morons) Hey, do you know why we couldn't smile if we wanted to? Because we're totally pissed off!

Signed

An Irate Citizen.

P.S. Remember what I said above about the picture and getting someone to confirm that it's me? Well, my family has been in this country since 1776 ............ I have served in the military for something over 30 years and have had full security clearances over 25 of those years enabling me to undertake highly secretive missions all over the world. ......... However, I have to get someone 'important' to verify who I am - you know, someone like my doctor - WHO WAS BORN AND RAISED IN SODDING PAKISTAN !

Sincerely,

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Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience

Cinema and second screen applications: focus on the film App and the Disney Second Screen experience | Machinimania | Scoop.it




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Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience.

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Selena Coquil:  "Offering parallel narrations, scene enrichment and new leisure experiences, the film App and Disney Second Screen are revolutionising the cinema experience."

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The beaches where Lego keeps washing up

The beaches where Lego keeps washing up | Machinimania | Scoop.it
A container filled with Lego fell into the sea in 1997. The pieces are still turning up today.
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Amazing story and a place where you easily could get your kids to clean up -

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The 10 Best Edits in Film History - Slate Magazine (blog)

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The 10 Best Edits in Film History
Slate Magazine (blog)
But the video delivers: the art of editing is plenty apparent in these examples, many of which forever altered the language of cinema.

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The folks over at CineFix have a new video with an ambitious premise: the 10 best edits in movie history. It’s a tricky task. Editing is often called “the invisible art,” and with good reason—a great edit, or sequence of edits, engages the viewer so thoroughly that the editor’s touch is concealed, rendering his or her work both seen and unseen.  

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Jim Jarmusch's 5 Golden Rules (or non-rules) of Moviemaking by Jim Jarmusch - MovieMaker Magazine

Jim Jarmusch's 5 Golden Rules (or non-rules) of Moviemaking  by Jim Jarmusch - MovieMaker Magazine | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Jim Jarmusch is a major proponent of independent cinema, directing features such as Dead Man, Ghost Dog: The Way of the Samurai, Coffee and Cigarettes ("La producción está para servir a la película.
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His latest film, Only Lovers Left Alive, premiered at the 2013 Cannes Film Festival and was nominated for the prestigious Palme d’Or. Only Lovers Left Alive stars Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton as two vampires in love.

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45 Scenic Self-Portraits That Will Take You Places

45 Scenic Self-Portraits That Will Take You Places | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Unbelievable Photography

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Looking to turn up the drama in your self-portraits or selfies? For inspiration, take a look at these 45 scenic self-portraits of adventurous photographers. You’ll find lots of ideas from the photographers who captured themselves in the world’s most stunning views—from the top of sky-high peaks to sun-drenched seascapes to frozen terrains. Plus, these images are sure to give you a case of wanderlust.

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A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue

A More Authentic Transmedia: The Ethics of Transmedia Fatigue | Machinimania | Scoop.it

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Shathley Q:  '“Sometimes…” as Stuart Moore writes on the first page the pre-Superstorm Sandy released Wolverine: Under the Boardwalk, “…you just gotta disappear for a while.”'

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The Ghost in the Machine: Famous Celebrities Made from Old Film and Tape

The Ghost in the Machine: Famous Celebrities Made from Old Film and Tape | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Erika Simmons is revealing the Ghost in the Machine – that’s the apt title for her unusually creative artwork which uses the relics of the 20th century – namely film reels, music and VHS cassettes – to create portraits of the person the tape may...

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Her work has been featured in a LOT of publications – including GQ, Maxim, and Wired. She was chosen as the Official Artist for the 55th Grammy Awards, using studio recording tape to create an old-school phonograph. See her in action in the time-lapse video :
Read more at http://www.visualnews.com/2014/07/17/ghost-machine-famous-celebrities-made-old-film-tape/#MmBruEyY6Pj7BwRC.99

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Ouija Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Olivia Cooke Horror Movie HD

Subscribe to TRAILERS: http://bit.ly/sxaw6h Subscribe to COMING SOON: http://bit.ly/H2vZUn Like us on FACEBOOK: http://goo.gl/dHs73 Follow us on TWITTER: http://bit.ly/1ghOWmt Ouija Official...
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Ouija Official Trailer #1 (2014) - Olivia Cooke Horror Movie HD

A group of friends must confront their most terrifying fears when they awaken the dark powers of an ancient spirit board. 

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Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight

Dramatic Stainless Steel Wire Fairies by Robin Wight | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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UK sculptor Robin Wight creates dramatic scenes of wind-blown fairies clutching dandelions, clinging to trees, and seemingly suspended in midair, all with densely wrapped forms of stainless steel wire.

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Check Out This Amazing Test Shot Of Futurama In 3D

Check Out This Amazing Test Shot Of Futurama In 3D | Machinimania | Scoop.it
So that should be a movie sometime. (Check Out This Amazing Test Shot Of Futurama In 3D http://t.co/oNpmA6Ne7O #xxx #sex #porn)
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Laika Uses 3D Printing to Create the Stop Motion Characters For Their Latest ... - 3DPrint.com

Laika Uses 3D Printing to Create the Stop Motion Characters For Their Latest ... - 3DPrint.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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Laika Uses 3D Printing to Create the Stop Motion Characters For Their Latest ...
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Rather than eliminating the artist, the technology has changed the way they work, expanding it in some cases. After all, the creation of the pieces in the 3D modeling software is not simply a matter of technical data input. It is instead another medium in which to create – it is a tool with its own set of possibilities and limitations.

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Behind the Animation | Mickey Mouse Cartoons' Creator | Disney Insider

Watch as Paul Rudish, the creator of the new Mickey Mouse cartoons for TV Animation, draws Mickey Mouse. SUBSCRIBE to get notified when new Disney Insider videos are posted: http://di.sn/Subscrib...
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Chinese Company 3D Prints a Full Size 2-person Boat - 3DPrint.com

Chinese Company 3D Prints a Full Size 2-person Boat - 3DPrint.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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Chinese Company 3D Prints a Full Size 2-person Boat
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Imagine a scenario where you are stranded on a deserted island, with nothing but a tablet, unlimited 3D printer filament, and a solar powered 3D printer.
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I'm not sure i would go anywhere in a Boat like this but it seems funny anyway :-)

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Animating in Realtime with iClone - Episode 1 - YouTube

Welcome to the first episode of Animating in Realtime with iClone. This 15 minute show features email questions, how to create an animated prop in Studio Max...
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He is a master in his field and he do have a great way of making tutorials. Check it out.

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Machinima Premieres Car Thief Web Series 'Chop Shop'

Machinima Premieres Car Thief Web Series 'Chop Shop' | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Machinima launches 'Chop Shop,' a six-episode web series about a gang of car thieves. Find out more and watch the premiere here!
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While still a relatively new medium, the world of online original video content continues to evolve everyday. Narrative web series are growing in prominence and popularity, giving actors, writers, and directors new opportunities to tell interesting stories. One company leading this charge is Machinima, which has been behind some of the web’s biggest hits.

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Lost Kubrick: A Short Documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s Unfinished Films

Lost Kubrick: A Short Documentary on Stanley Kubrick’s Unfinished Films | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Living, as many do, in Los Angeles, and loving, as many do, the films of Stanley Kubrick, I managed to attend last year's acclaimed Kubrick exhibit at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art more than once.

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Very interesting and informative. Click to watch movie.

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This is the world's biggest 3D painting

This is the world's biggest 3D painting | Machinimania | Scoop.it
China notches up another superlative achievement as a Nanjing-based artist creates the world's largest and longest anamorphic painting (Don't look down!
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Already home to the world's biggest freestanding building and the world's highest airport, China has completed yet another superlative achievement -- the world's largest and longest anamorphic, or 3D, painting.

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Movie costumes on display in the Delta - Hattiesburg American

Movie costumes on display in the Delta - Hattiesburg American | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Movie costumes on display in the Delta Hattiesburg American Bayless' Hollywood Movie Costume Museum in this small Delta town is like the ultimate cowboy's closet, where rugged coats, leather vests, weathered hats and broken-in boots just hang...
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Bayless’ Hollywood Movie Costume Museum in this small Delta town is like the ultimate cowboy’s closet, where rugged coats, leather vests, weathered hats and broken-in boots just hang around while the hands gather up the horses.

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25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World | Machinimania | Scoop.it

25 Of The Most Creative Sculptures And Statues From Around The World


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Check them out - they are awesome.

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Annie Brightstar's curator insight, July 18, 8:34 AM

All the memorable sculptures together - take a look

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The Black Chronicles, a New Type of Horror Transmedia

The Black Chronicles, a New Type of Horror Transmedia | Machinimania | Scoop.it

"Horror author and filmmaker Oldrich Stibor recently founded the company Red Right Hand Publishing to create high-quality transmedia stories, starting with the project The Black Chronicles."



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The Black Chronicles has many bonus features and elements of surprise. Stibor kindly agreed to answer some  questions about his transmedia project.

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Simon Staffans's curator insight, July 18, 1:29 AM

A look at a new transmedia project in the horror genre.

The Digital Rocking Chair's curator insight, July 18, 4:10 AM


"The Black Chronicles has many bonus features and elements of surprise. Stibor kindly agreed to answer some of my [Sabrina Ricci] questions about his transmedia project."


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Stunning sci-fi concept sketches are actually 3D renders - Gizmodo

Stunning sci-fi concept sketches are actually 3D renders - Gizmodo | Machinimania | Scoop.it
Stunning sci-fi concept sketches are actually 3D renders
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I love the 3D concept art by Neil Maccormack because it doesn't look like 3D at all. His renders—which he finishes in Photoshop—feel like acrylics painted with real brushes.
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BMW Introduces Future 3D Printable Concept Vehicle Specifically Designed for ... - 3DPrint.com

BMW Introduces Future 3D Printable Concept Vehicle Specifically Designed for ... - 3DPrint.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
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BMW Introduces Future 3D Printable Concept Vehicle Specifically Designed for ...
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One Swedish designer by the name of Erik Melldahl, has teamed with BMW to introduce the 3D printable Maasaica concept vehicle.

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Gmail's latest move isn't the end of email, it's a new beginning

Gmail's latest move isn't the end of email, it's a new beginning | Machinimania | Scoop.it

Everybody loves to hate email.


It’s overwhelming, all-encompassing, and perhaps most importantly, lacks the context we’ve come to expect from modern communication apps... 


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This might mean we’re going to start seeing a whole new variety of email apps to let us interact with the enormous repositories of professional and personal emails that we’ve had longer than we've used any social network.

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Jaana Nyström's curator insight, July 15, 5:38 AM

Gmail just gets better!

Cate Ferguson's curator insight, July 15, 7:23 PM

This one little change (well big really) could make managing your gmail on mobile so much better, and juicier, and useful.... 

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Comic-Con 2014 Programming Schedule - Complete Movie Listings ...

Comic-Con 2014 Programming Schedule - Complete Movie Listings ... | Machinimania | Scoop.it
It's that time of year again already. The San Diego Comic-Con, taking place during its usual final week of July this summer, is right around the corner and.
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Here's the line-up with hand-picked titles of film-related programming at Comic-Con 2014. Click.

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Sculptify Releases New Details on 'David' the 3D Printer That Prints Using Pellets - 3DPrint.com

Sculptify Releases New Details on 'David' the 3D Printer That Prints Using Pellets - 3DPrint.com | Machinimania | Scoop.it
3DPrint.com Sculptify Releases New Details on 'David' the 3D Printer That Prints Using Pellets 3DPrint.com Last month, we reported on a new 3D printer from a company called Sculptify, which instead of printing from spools of filament, will print...
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The ability for the printer to accept direct pellets of material, opens up the opportunity for new and innovative materials. Some of the materials that they plan to have available at its release include: ABS, ethylene vinyl acetate, high impact polystyrene, high-density polyethylene, nylon, polycarbonate, PLA, thermoplastic polyurethane, and wood composites.

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