Event horizons, as suggested by the teabaggers, were my initial excuse for this week's Friday Double picks. These are the parts of black holes from which neither matter nor light can escape. My original plan for today was to just post a couple of pieces of music with black-hole motifs.
Leave it to U.S. Soccer hand me a new excuse to pile on top of the first. Men's national team coach Bob Bradley, whose firing I had been hoping to see following last month's Gold Cup debacle, got the sack yesterday. No word on whether Bradley chose paper or plastic.
Click to hear how I feel about this development.
The Black Hole (1979). For a barely watchable piece of unintentionally funny science fiction, it's an enormous part of Hollywood film history.
- It was the first movie Disney ever produced for an audience that didn't include younger children. The movie succeeded well enough to eventually spawn the Touchstone Pictures and Hollywood Pictures studios, and, from there, the Disney empire we know
- Its John Barry score was the first to ever be digitally recorded.
- After this and Star Trek: The Motion Picture, no mainstream Hollywood movie ever includes an overture.
|Jürgen Klinsmann (Wikipedia)|
As it turns out, the main title to John Barry's Black Hole score expresses my feelings about Klinsmann's hiring. Bradley left the men's program in worse shape than many of my fellow U.S. soccer fans seem to think, so I'm only willing to give him a 2-in-3 chance of success. If he fails, it won't be all his fault.
Either way, click and enjoy the main title.