Friday links

Waiting for the bus on Main Street, Vancouver <----LOVE doing street photography

As you read this I am at Camp Mighty, day 2. In Palm Springs. Soaking up as MUCH vitamin D as I can before I zoom home. But enough about me - bring on the links!

Dancers in our midst

7 creativity tips. From a mathematician. Really.

The times they are a-changin'...

Christophe Jacrot shoots NYC after Sandy, after dark.

And Long Island Power Authority, gangnam style. THE best parody...At least they can still laugh, almost three weeks after Sandy.

Blog commenter and photographer Dave Cooper kindly pointed me in the direction of MORE Vivian Maier photos. Scroll down and read about her life.

Art or vandalism by committee.

How's your online self-esteem?

The last days of film photography.

Yes! There's going to be a third season.

I'm buying this!

It's Diwali!

I'm back on Sunday and I KNOW I'll be all inspired. And tired. And full of a zillion ideas, a small percentage of which I will actually be able to implement over the next while. You KNOW I'll be sharing what I learned with you.

A Bond Compendium

(or in other words, a girl's gotta write a post for her man once in a while).

silkscreen by artist James Hart Dyke

As noted last week, I DID see Skyfall, the new Bond flick. Go see it. The PERFECT example of excellence in a genre. I love my foreign film but I love just.as.much filmmakers like director Sam Mendes taking the time and effort to make a Hollywood-y film that works. Good on you!

Now for a zillion or two links. For the man and for you. Beware, there are SOME spoilers.

Which Bond villain's plan would have worked?

American Beauty director Sam Mendes does Skyfall.

The world's best cinematographer tackles Bond. After some arm-twisting by director Mendes.

Some Bond gadgets HAVEN'T aged well.

How can Bond fight in those suits?

More Bond style.

British artists did some of the Bond theme songs

Actors who ALMOST played Bond.

The ultimate Bond girl. Yup, it's Ursula...

How does the literary James Bond compare to movie James Bond?

Even the Vatican loves James Bond.

And there you have it - probably more Bond than you'd ever want but something for everyone. Do you watch Bond movies? Who is your favourite Bond? Doesn't the man owe me for putting this together? Think I'll collect?