from gene vincent posted in music by pete_nice
Early rock and roll pioneer Gene Vincent died from a ruptured stomach lining on October 12, 1971 at the age of 36. He was interred at this cemetery shortly thereafter.
Gene Vincent lived a storied life, with adventures including being in the car crash that killed Eddie Cochran, shooting at Gary Glitter in a German hotel room, and playing with the Beatles at Shea Stadium.
The writer of "Be-Bop-A-Lula", Gene Vincent is in both the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and the Rockabilly Hall of Fame.
from the notorious b.i.g. posted in music by nevereatshreddedwheat
Japanese architect Setsuo Ito designed the seven-bedroom, six-bathroom house featured in The Notorious B.I.G.'s video for "Juicy," the first single from Biggie's debut album Ready to Die. The house, known as the "Island In The Sky," was built on the highest point in the Hamptons and sports a rooftop pool and glass pyramid poolhouse perfect for parties with a hundred of your closest friends.
In 2012 it was on the market for $11 million.
...and if you don't know, now you know.
from mad max (1979) posted in movies by chewing_the_scenery
Toecutter and his biker crew terrorize the small town of Wee Jerusalem while retrieving Nightrider's body from the train station in Mad Max. These scenes were shot on Fraser Street in Clunes in Victoria, Australia. Clunes was the location of the first gold rush in Victoria after gold was discovered there in 1951. It has since reinvented itself as a booktown with used bookstores, antique shops and an annual book collectors festival.
Mad Max was only the second movie for future real-life mad man Mel Gibson. The film cost an estimated $400,000 to shoot but grossed over $100 million worldwide making it the Guinness World Record holder for over 20 years for the highest profit-to-cost ratio of a motion picture.
from enron: the smartest guys in the room posted in movies by prof_improbable
This 50 floor, 691 ft (211 m) tall skyscraper is the former headquarters of the energy company, Enron.
Before Enron collapsed, they purchased the building across the street, connected to 1400 Smith Street by a circular skywalk, primarily made of the tears of pensioners and retirees who lost their savings to the rat bastards.
from sigmund freud posted in history by crabapple
The father of modern psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud (née Sigismund Schlomo Freud) was born in this house on May 6, 1856.
At that time, the young family was struggling financially and were living in a rented room in a locksmith's house. Today, the location is the Sigmund Freud Museum and is open for tours.