1. These clips are so nice they could be unseen Blade Runner footage
“Duncan Jones‘ Mute has been a long time coming, but it’s almost here. In the meantime, the first Mute trailer has arrived to give us our first full look at Jones’ passion project – a sci-fi film he’s been working on for nearly 12 years now.
“Mute stars Alexander Skarsgård, Paul Rudd, and Justin Theroux, and has been described as both an homage to Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner, and a “spiritual sequel” to Jones’ film Moon.”
2. The combo of workwear and tailoring has never been so elegantly detailed
“The wearing of a pair of jeans with a tailored jacket has become the stuff of stylistic cliche. It’s a kind of concession both to the received wisdom that tailoring is often stiff in image and form relative to denim, and likewise that denim can lack the formality to see you at home in certain settings. When it comes to tailoring and workwear, perhaps really never the twain shall meet.
“But that’s not an obvious conclusion: after all, while America may have been built by the denim-clad and France by men in moleskin, at least for the early decades of the British 20th century, tailoring was workwear.”
– The Rake
3. Can you believe United Airlines didn’t let this woman take her emotional support peacock onboard?
“It seems United Airlines has a vested interest in stopping you from experiencing sky travel alongside your emotional support peacock, or at least this is the scenario a disgruntled passenger had to endure earlier this week.
“On Monday, Live and Let Fly reported that a woman who tried to board a recent United flight outbound from Newark Airport was denied an additional seat for her peacock. The woman reportedly offered to pay for a second seat for the bird and claimed it was her right to bring it with her being that it’s her ‘emotional support animal.’”
4. This new algorithm can insert the face of Nicholas Cage onto any movie character ever
“A piece of software known on the internet as FakeApp utilizes an algorithm that makes it possible to scan a celebrity’s face and upload it onto preexisting video content, so naturally people have begun inserting Nicolas Cage into every movie on the planet.
“Ever want to see Cage as James Bond or Indiana Jones? What about as Lois Lane? Well you’re in luck because the FakeApp has made it all possible.”
5. Mr Porter’s gentleman’s guide to curbing your drinking habits down a bit
“Châteauneuf-du-Pape. A nice crisp Sierra Nevada pale ale on a summer’s day. Champagne. Gin and tonic. A well-made daiquiri. Amontillado sherry with Spanish jamón. Guinness in Dublin. Negronis in Milan. Martinis in New York. These are among the pearls of humanity. To forgo these over a lifetime would be, for some of us, like slicing off three or four fingers.
“But if we examine our livers and our migraines, we could probably contend that we’d like to drink in a more careful, controlled way. And if you do want to enjoy a few more clear-headed mornings, you needn’t throw out the Babycham with the bathwater, so to speak.”