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Smash TV’s homage to the Old West – 30 years of westerns condensed into a single hour starring Clint Eastwood.

Sure where would you get it?

Painstakingly assembled from more than 50 Western movies, ranging from Sergio Leone’s early Spaghetti Westerns all the way up to 90s reimaginings such as Desperado and Wild Wild West, Gunslinger serves as a humble attempt to pay homage to one of the longest running and most influential genres of the silver screen. Whether your loyalty lies with the trusty sheriff, the dastardly villain, the ruthless mercenary, the opportunistic thief, or the unpredictable vigilante, it provides a thrilling look at heroism, betrayal, greed, loss, and justice in a time when law and order was as rare as the gold men killed for.

If you liked that, check out the two previous hour-long specials in the series: Skinemax (an ode to late night TV and B-movies with Kurt Russell) and Memorex (50 minutes of vintage 80s adverts ripped from VHS starring Ronald McDonald).

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cycling

A new Cycling With… profile featuring cycle-newbie Dr. Madeleine Lyes who, sez Paddy Cahill:

…started cycling so she could enjoy trips with her boyfriend but she soon saw the potential for cycling to transform Dublin, and other cities, for the better. We went for a cycle with Madeleine and she told us the lessons she has learned about cycling, her thoughts on recent changes in attitudes to urbanism in Dublin, and about her project, an urban forum in Dublin called City Intersections.

Previously: Cycling With Fergal

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Multi-layered CGI composites of ISS photos,and geodata created by London-based fine artist Marc Khachfe, who explainz:

…I was blown away by the nighttime images taken of cities at night by the astronauts on the ISS (international space station) and wanted to print out a large poster of the london one for my office, but I found them too blurry and too small to look good good printed out large format.

The images above (London, Paris, San Francisco and Montreal) while geographically accurate, are augmented interpretations.

For between €44 and €145, he’ll composite the city of your choice and supply prints up to 1m².

We would choose Manorhamilton.

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