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What’s the best chip+PIN card I can get right now for a trip to Europe? | Ask MetaFilter.

I was addicted to Serial, now what?! by Third Coast – ThingLink.

Scent sucker revisited | dooce®. “It kind of smells beachy? Like you spent all day at a beach, but not a lame touristy beach, maybe like some secret cove where Daniel Craig would take Rachel Weisz and then later he’d shower before dinner and put on a crinkly button-down shirt and this is how he would smell.” By Sarah Brown.

The Renovated Cinerama Deserves the Hype | Slog. (Ed note: the Cinerama is a movie theater in Seattle worth treating as something to check out if you’re visiting the city. They have chocolate popcorn. No, really.) “The huge space is now fitted with a 160 speakers, and each speaker is dedicated to a particular sound in a movie. All of this sonic richness is mixed and intensified by Dolby Atmos, a surround sound monster conjured by Dolby Laboratories. The goal of these improvements is of course to stun our senses in a way that no home theater system ever can.” Sold.

· comments [5] · 01-8-2015 · categories:links · misc ·

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  • 1 Miss B // Jan 9, 2015 at 10:41 am

    I don’t think the Cinerama is worth any hype, really. It used to be a nice place to go, because they showed old movies or weirder stuff — I mean, remember when they were a SIFF venue? That was always awesome. But now it’s just a large — and admittedly very loud — overpriced theatre that mostly shows shitty big-budget movies you couldn’t pay me to go see in a regular theatre.

    I do like the mural they painted on the upper outside walls, though. And I have always been amused by Paul Allen’s bizarre rule about piping in fresh-baked cookie smell.

  • 2 megan // Jan 9, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    As a fan of big budget movies I have to throw in a little defense here. I find the Cinerama is a little more fun and conveniently located and a little more comfortable than chain theaters.

  • 3 Marsha // Jan 10, 2015 at 11:57 am

    FYI the Tesla Museum shirt and brick campaigns ended in early November.

  • 4 megan // Jan 10, 2015 at 5:22 pm

    Whoops, thanks Marsha!

  • 5 K // Jan 12, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    Oh man, the Cinerama is fab! I mean, definitely don’t go if you don’t like it, but it’s amazing. That huge screen, the comfy seats, the “event” feeling of going there. I’m so, so glad it’s in our city.

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