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(Kotaku)   Marshmallow Peep untethered in the coldness of space is more watchable than Sandra Bullock in Gravity   (tmi.kotaku.com) divider line 55
    More: Interesting, Sandra Bullock, gravity, peeps, unit cells, Phil Plait  
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2014-04-17 10:19:15 AM
The most distorted physics in that movie was her face.
 
2014-04-17 10:27:26 AM
All that education and they still don't know how to hold a phone to shoot video
 
2014-04-17 11:48:53 AM
Can't wait till Neil deGrasse Tyson trolls this on Twitter

/I bet it's pretty hilarious
 
2014-04-17 11:50:20 AM
The only thing I'd pay to see Sandra Bullock in would be a sex tape of her vag being obliterated by that Nazi guy she was married to.

You know it's out there somewhere.
 
2014-04-17 11:53:02 AM
Bad astronomer, BAD! You should know better than to hold your phone vertically by now.
 
2014-04-17 11:54:58 AM

Cymbal: The only thing I'd pay to see Sandra Bullock in would be a sex tape of her vag being obliterated by that Nazi guy she was married to.

You know it's out there somewhere.


You're thinking of Sheryl Crow.
 
2014-04-17 11:55:45 AM

timujin: Bad astronomer, BAD! You should know better than to hold your phone vertically by now.


While shooting an effect we saw on Mr. Wizard 30 years ago on NIck.
 
2014-04-17 12:00:57 PM
Girl's cute though.
 
2014-04-17 12:12:36 PM
I've tried to like Sandra Bullock and I can't. I find her strangely unnerving.
 
2014-04-17 12:14:53 PM

23FPB23: timujin: Bad astronomer, BAD! You should know better than to hold your phone vertically by now.

While shooting an effect we saw on Mr. Wizard 30 years ago on NIck.


Damnit. That is exactly what I was going to say.

/Mr Wizard got me in more trouble... and it was glorious
 
Skr
2014-04-17 12:23:48 PM
I don't care for either Sandra Bullock or George Cloooney. Nor do I care for peeps. I haven't seen Gravity, yet this peep is kinda cool. Does this mean Gravity would be kinda cool too?

/every time I see Sandra my eyes fix on her adam's apple.
 
2014-04-17 12:26:40 PM
Gravity was an awesome movie.

h8rs can suck it.
 
2014-04-17 12:27:20 PM

Shadow Blasko: 23FPB23: timujin: Bad astronomer, BAD! You should know better than to hold your phone vertically by now.

While shooting an effect we saw on Mr. Wizard 30 years ago on NIck.

Damnit. That is exactly what I was going to say.

/Mr Wizard got me in more trouble... and it was glorious


Is Mr. wizard still being aired on anychannels?s It was a great show, and it's not like it's not still relevant.

For that matter, are there any decent kid-focused science shows around anymore?  Bill Bye was good, and Beakman at least made an effort.
 
2014-04-17 12:32:20 PM
NeoCortex42:  For that matter, are there any decent kid-focused science shows around anymore?  Bill Bye was good, and Beakman at least made an effort.

Nope.  They'll make kids too smart to buy into the common core bullshiat so they've gone the way of the dodo
 
2014-04-17 12:37:51 PM

NeoCortex42: Shadow Blasko: 23FPB23: timujin: Bad astronomer, BAD! You should know better than to hold your phone vertically by now.

While shooting an effect we saw on Mr. Wizard 30 years ago on NIck.

Damnit. That is exactly what I was going to say.

/Mr Wizard got me in more trouble... and it was glorious

Is Mr. wizard still being aired on anychannels?s It was a great show, and it's not like it's not still relevant.

For that matter, are there any decent kid-focused science shows around anymore?  Bill Bye was good, and Beakman at least made an effort.


I have a crapton of old Nick VHS tapes. DangerMouse, You Can't Do That On TV, and Mr Wizard. Sadly I recorded them in EP so they are not the best quality, but you can find most of them .. "around" online at this point.

(Didn't have good transfer software either, but I did it in 2000)
 
2014-04-17 12:41:57 PM
I do this every year, along with making warm water boil.  I even let them put their fingers in the water pre and post boiling.  They all seem to get it.  We also look at graphs and do problems on vapor pressure.  Also included are many "real world" examples.

And every year, when I ask them on a test what happens to the boiling point when pressure is reduced, half get it wrong.
 
2014-04-17 12:48:58 PM
I thought she was very watchable, if you know what I mean:

cdn.mos.totalfilm.com

Lookin' GOOD for 49.
 
2014-04-17 12:50:29 PM
We did this in high school with regualr marshmellows. Still pretty cool though.
 
2014-04-17 12:54:56 PM
Why the hell are those idiots defending verticle video syndrom?  Jesus hold your phone in landscape unless you don't want anyone to see the stuff on the side.
 
2014-04-17 12:59:44 PM

Mr. Coffee Nerves: All that education and they still don't know how to hold a phone to shoot video


'nuff said.
 
2014-04-17 01:06:22 PM

SpdrJay: Gravity was an awesome movie.

h8rs can suck it.

 
2014-04-17 01:08:29 PM

TNel: Why the hell are those idiots defending verticle video syndrom?  Jesus hold your phone in landscape unless you don't want anyone to see the stuff on the side.


I blame the programmers.
 
2014-04-17 01:11:29 PM
Friends don't lets friends post vertical videos.
 
2014-04-17 01:13:38 PM
I would have liked Gravity a lot more if they could have come up with a threat or two that didn't entirely defy physics and the characters weren't unlikable.
 
2014-04-17 01:21:07 PM
Did that in lab once. Was kinda cool, but a pain in the ass to get the shriveled peep out of the flask. Trying to dissolve it in concentrated sulfuric acid was the first mistake.
 
2014-04-17 01:28:39 PM
Mister Wizard was a DICK.

http://youtu.be/VkJEt1UsUcs

LOL
 
2014-04-17 01:49:21 PM
Anyone else expecting more from the video? Was kinda hoping the peep would expand to fill the container.
 
2014-04-17 01:49:55 PM

moothemagiccow: SpdrJay: Gravity was an awesome movie.

h8rs can suck it.


It was pretty visually. Other than that, the "plot" was barely anything resembling a story. The soundtrack was the worst example of the "One woman wailing" trope since Troy, and the physics were laughably badly represented, except for the stuff inside the ISS apparently.

However, had I never played Kerbal Space Program, I might've enjoyed the movie a lot more. Although, Sandra Bullock's character should never have been allowed in space. Honest Trailers made the best example of why this film is bad.
 
2014-04-17 01:56:21 PM
And Apollo 13 actually happened and did the disaster in space stuff way better. So there really is no excuse to just forgo all the realism when a movie that came out almost 20 years ago did it just fine. Especially when reading some articles, Alfonso purposely did away with some physics realism for his "story." It baffles me that people cannot make an intelligent movie anymore because of the assumption that audiences are too stupid to think during a movie.

Although, judging by all the "I just want to turn my brain off" responses when people defend movies like Transformers, it makes sense. I would just like one movie every so often when I can turn my brain back on. And if a premise for a movie like Gravity can't do that... Then what's the point of bothering with science realism in the first place? Just have her activate a tractor beam or something. Or jump out of a capsule with a fire extinguisher like it's just as easy as jumping from a car.
 
2014-04-17 02:01:51 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: Or jump out of a capsule with a fire extinguisher like it's just as easy as jumping from a car.


well then, someone didnt watch wall-e, did they?   PIXAR BEATS SCIENCE, ASSHOLE
 
2014-04-17 02:02:52 PM
Ya know what needs to go in that vacuum chamber next? Sandra Bullock's breasts!
 
2014-04-17 02:02:52 PM

craigzy: ThatBillmanGuy: Or jump out of a capsule with a fire extinguisher like it's just as easy as jumping from a car.

well then, someone didnt watch wall-e, did they?   PIXAR BEATS SCIENCE, ASSHOLE


Lawl. Well, Touché.
 
2014-04-17 02:31:23 PM

TNel: Why the hell are those idiots defending verticle video syndrom?  Jesus hold your phone in landscape unless you don't want anyone to see the stuff on the side.


That is not nearly as bad as being unable to spell 'vertical'.
 
2014-04-17 02:36:35 PM
Well done subby.
 
2014-04-17 02:55:15 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: moothemagiccow: SpdrJay: Gravity was an awesome movie.

h8rs can suck it.

It was pretty visually. Other than that, the "plot" was barely anything resembling a story. The soundtrack was the worst example of the "One woman wailing" trope since Troy, and the physics were laughably badly represented, except for the stuff inside the ISS apparently.

However, had I never played Kerbal Space Program, I might've enjoyed the movie a lot more. Although, Sandra Bullock's character should never have been allowed in space. Honest Trailers made the best example of why this film is bad.


Name another movie where you cared about physics. Orchestral music doesn't play in the background of 99% of real life - and when it does, people notice it. Romans didn't talk in English accents. People are just not as pretty as actors. Inability to suspend disbelief is a stupid reason to hate a movie. Trying to pick apart nonsense like "her costume under the space suit was wrong" in Gravity or "they ran the wrong way from the falling pillar" in Prometheus are insipid criticisms. She was sitting down for 90% of the movie because they didn't actually film it in space. Just go with it.

No way am I watching Honest Trailers. They're all four times longer than a normal trailer and written for people who already saw the movie.
 
2014-04-17 02:58:13 PM

moothemagiccow: Name another movie where you cared about physics.


ThatBillmanGuy: Apollo 13

 
2014-04-17 03:03:03 PM

assjuice: That is not nearly as bad as being unable to spell 'vertical'.


lol :(
 
2014-04-17 03:05:43 PM
It's that time of year so people are doing things to peeps.
img.fark.net
O.o
 
2014-04-17 03:29:07 PM

moothemagiccow: Name another movie where you cared about physics.


As stated, Apollo 13. However, name a few movies where physics was the main "villain." And where those physics apparently ran on Opposite Day In Space.

When they did the "fetus" shot I realized I had been sold an entirely different movie.
 
2014-04-17 03:47:43 PM
moothemagiccow: Just go with it.

So, "Turn my brain off." Got it. That seems to be the only requirement to watch any Hollywood film these days, and if you don't do that, something is wrong with you, not the film.
 
2014-04-17 03:57:50 PM

Mentalpatient87: moothemagiccow: Name another movie where you cared about physics.

As stated, Apollo 13. However, name a few movies where physics was the main "villain." And where those physics apparently ran on Opposite Day In Space.

When they did the "fetus" shot I realized I had been sold an entirely different movie.


Twister can probably qualify... Who knew all you had to do was wrap a belt around a pipe to survive an EF-5 tornado?
 
2014-04-17 04:11:42 PM

Mentalpatient87: I would have liked Gravity a lot more if they could have come up with a threat or two that didn't entirely defy physics and the characters weren't unlikable.


It would have been even better if the characters had made choices that weren't consistently wrong.
 
2014-04-17 04:12:41 PM

red5ish: It would have been even better if the characters had made choices that weren't consistently wrong.


Oh my gawd, right? How the fark did that chick even get into space? Was she farking someone at NASA?
 
2014-04-17 04:13:19 PM

Mentalpatient87: red5ish: It would have been even better if the characters had made choices that weren't consistently wrong.

Oh my gawd, right? How the fark did that chick even get into space? Was she farking someone at NASA?


she was a nurse

giving the hubble a physical
 
2014-04-17 04:25:02 PM
Wow. A Phil Plaitt article on Slate, and Fark still goes with the farking Gawker idiot version of it.

farking sad.
 
2014-04-17 04:30:57 PM

Skr: I don't care for either Sandra Bullock or George Cloooney. Nor do I care for peeps. I haven't seen Gravity, yet this peep is kinda cool. Does this mean Gravity would be kinda cool too?

/every time I see Sandra my eyes fix on her adam's apple.


[knowhowiknowyouregay.jpg]

/ :)
 
2014-04-17 04:33:00 PM

ThatBillmanGuy: moothemagiccow: Just go with it.

So, "Turn my brain off." Got it. That seems to be the only requirement to watch any Hollywood film these days, and if you don't do that, something is wrong with you, not the film.


Amazing, what with being presented with something designed solely to entertain and not, say, to inform.
 
2014-04-17 04:41:51 PM
I picked up a book of Mr Wizard home projects from the 60s or something at a library book clearance...

one experiment included a piece of broken glass, a naked lamp cord/socket, and water.
You couldn't pay to get a book like that published anymore
 
2014-04-17 04:44:28 PM

ThatGuyOverThere: I picked up a book of Mr Wizard home projects from the 60s or something at a library book clearance...

one experiment included a piece of broken glass, a naked lamp cord/socket, and water.
You couldn't pay to get a book like that published anymore


I used to repeatedly check out a 1950s era chemistry experiment book when I was in elementary school back in the 80s. The stuff they told you how to do in there...damn.
 
2014-04-17 04:45:28 PM

ArcadianRefugee: ThatBillmanGuy: moothemagiccow: Just go with it.

So, "Turn my brain off." Got it. That seems to be the only requirement to watch any Hollywood film these days, and if you don't do that, something is wrong with you, not the film.

Amazing, what with being presented with something designed solely to entertain and not, say, to inform.


A fair point. But there have been movies that have done both. And yeah, they don't ALL have to. But this film wanted to be taken as informative. Especially when the director and scientists were gushing in article after article about how awesomely science-y this particular film is (when they're not hilariously trolling it on twitter).
 
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