Train on the Brain is a strange little documentary done by Alison Murray back in 2000. Ms Alison goes on a Hobo-inspired journey across Canada and the United States, climbing on-and-off freight trains like it's everyday business.
For someone who has never done this, the 50-minute documentary puts forth a view of life that's often not considered by most. More than once it had me wonder if, armed solely with a bottle of water and a knapsack of necessities, climbing a random train to get to my destination -- any destination -- would be something I'd do.
Bonus: soundtrack is done by Beck.
|How the Toronto Transit Commission Handles the Busiest Station on the Yonge/Bloor Subway Line|
|RevoLights: the Make-Your-Bike-Look-Like-Tron Kickstarter Project|
|Turning a Vintage Trailer into a Luxurious Mobile Home|
|Chromjuwelen Motor Öl: Specially Formulated Motor Oil for Vehicles Only Used Occasionally|
|The Fliege/Supergiro Gyrocopter Concept|
|"Most of what kids currently learn at school will probably be irrelevant by the time they are 40."|
|“There was not only automation but where the suggestion that humans had any control [...] was absent too.”|
|“That glazed-over look a grandma has at a Vegas slot machine is the same look Facebook chases in its users scrolling the feed.”|
|"This very internationalism that contributed to the apocalyptic disaster that ended the Bronze Age."|
|Loneliness is Not an Old Friend|
|“The use of AI assistants may dramatically accelerate and broaden what might be looked back on as a global period of cognitive decline.”|
|“It was weeks later that she was at a party and realized she'd been texting with her dead friend's bot for 30 minutes.”|
|“You can make spaceships much bigger than anything we’ve seen so far in history.”|
|“One of the major concerns with asteroid mining is, of course, getting to the asteroids.”|
|“It's unbelievable how much energy is released.”|
|Top 10 Reasons Men Are Scum|
|“You can think of quasars as lighthouses in the dark of the early universe.”|