Chris Morris has pushed the boundaries of comedy for years, and his first full length movie continues that trend. It’s a dark comedy about a group of aspiring Islamic suicide bombers living in northern England.
Like most English comedy, it’s played straight. In fact, Morris spent three years doing research–talking to police, secret service, imams, ordinary Muslims, and a former Gitmo detainee. He went along for a ride with Muslim kids on a Saturday night, and tried to learn about what their life was really like and how real Muslim radicals actually behave.
21 October 2010
Months ago, I outlined what I considered a nightmare scenario: that Apple would gradually lock down OS X to be like iOS, with Apple exercising absolute control over what software you were allowed to run, and requiring that software be developed in Objective-C, like on the iPhone and iPad.
Yesterday, it started to happen. Apple announced the App Store for the Mac. Just as with the iPhone, there’s now an annual fee to be a Mac developer for the store, and a long list of things your software is not allowed to do.