It’s the car show that’s not really about cars, and at its heart is the acerbic chemistry of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May, a trio of middle-aged men whose personalities overlap in whole or part with the vast majority of men. They might lark about in fast cars but the show isn’t about motors as much as it’s about men, their easy but sarcastic friendships, and that irrepressible spark of male creativity that delights in speed, volume, size and danger.
A carving of the Tower of Babel has been found on a stone tablet dating back over 2,500 years.
... the image... shows King Nebuchadnezzar II, who ruled Babylon 2,500 years ago, standing next to a huge ziggurat – a pyramidlike structure dedicated to the god Marduk that some scholars believe is the Tower of Babel of Biblical fame.
"During a visit to Moscow in the '80s, Dave Brubeck met the faculty and students in Moscow Conservatory. While he was improvising on a Ei, uhnem, a Russian folk song, a young man downstage stood up to play Stéphane Grappelli-style violin jazz with him."
What Sony played at its annual shareholder meeting in 2009 (via Spengler): We are currently preparing students for jobs that don't yet exist using technologies that haven't been invented in order to solve problems we don't even know are problems yet.
"From Sister’s Stew to lemon cakes to the seventy-seven course feast for Prince Joffrey, food and its presentation is integral to A Game of Thrones and the world of George R. R. Martin’s A Song of Ice and Fire series. Now, A Feast of Ice and Fire: The Official Companion Cookbook to A Game of Thrones offers readers the chance to cook and sample some of the enticing meals from George R. R. Martin’s world for themselves."
These extensively researched and adapted traditional medieval recipes replicate the dishes featured in the Song of Ice and Fire series. Gorgeously organized and presented in full color, with each recipe being introduced with a passage from the book in which it first appears—as well as a map of the region from which it originates—this is the official, must-have cookbook for fans of A Game of Thrones and its sequels. Stocked with over one hundred recipes and organized by region—including The Wall, the North, the South, King’s Landing, Dorne, and Across the Narrow Sea—the book is meant to be readily accessible and achievable by modern cooks. So now, even amateur chefs can feast like a Lannister, or grab a meat pie like a Black Brother on the Wall.
The cookbook includes a foreword by George R. R. Martin.
Charles II's genome was actually more homozygous than that of an average child whose parents are siblings.
17th century European noble culture commonly matched cousin to first cousin and uncle to niece, to preserve a prosperous family's properties. Charles's own immediate pedigree was exceptionally populated with nieces giving birth to children of their uncles: Charles's mother was a niece of Charles's father, being a daughter of Maria Anna of Spain (1606–46) and Emperor Ferdinand III.
Thus, Empress Maria Anna was simultaneously his aunt and grandmother and Margarita of Austria was both his grandmother and great-grandmother. The inbreeding was so widespread in his case that all of his eight great-grandparents were descendants of Joanna of Aragon and Duke Phillip of Austria.
Someone get this man an anchor job at the CBC. Ba-dum, tsh!
Though I admit I am going to have to factor the problem into my neo-feudalist manifesto.
First image: Clockwise from the top: Philip IV of Spain, Philip II, Charles II and Emperor Leopold I of Austria.
Benedict Cumberbatch has complained he suffers from ‘class-typing.’
‘I was brought up in a world of privilege. It can ostracise you from normal codes of conduct in society. Being a posh actor in England you cannot escape the class-typing from whatever side you look at it.
‘I realised from quite early on that, although I wasn’t trying to make a class specialty of it, I was playing slightly asexual, sociopathic intellectuals.’
He has a point. But whinging about the problem only serves to exacerbate the problem.
Anton Bruckner's Symphony No. 9 in D minor is the last symphony upon which he worked, leaving the last movement incomplete at the time of his death in 1896.
This version of Bruckner: Symphony No. 9, conducted by Johannes Wildner with the New Philharmonic Orchestra of Westphalia, features a reconstructed finale.
The indisputable fact that the `reconstructed' finale cannot be considered `definitive' is therefore of no overwhelming significance. The facts of the case are that the finale of the 9th was completed by Bruckner in full score up to the beginning of the coda (a fact H. F. Redlich pointed out 50 years ago: `Bruckner and Mahler', Master Musicians, Dent). The finale of Bruckner's 9th was therefore left in a more complete state than Mahler's 10th. The thorough notes accompanying this recording present a strong and largely convincing musicological case for this reconstruction.
I. Feierlich - Misteriso - 00:00
II. Scherzo - Bewegt - 23:18
III. Adagio - Langsam - 34:16
IV. Finale - Misterioso - Nicht Schnell - 59:19
This version performed by Heather Dale, and sung in Wendat (Huron), French and English.
The "Huron Carol" (or "'Twas in the Moon of Wintertime") is a Christmas hymn, written in 1643 by Jean de Brébeuf, a Christian missionary at Sainte-Marie among the Hurons in Canada. Brébeuf wrote the lyrics in the native language of the Huron/Wendat people; the song's original Huron title is "Jesous Ahatonhia" ("Jesus, he is born"). The song's melody is a traditional French folk song, "Une Jeune Pucelle" ("A Young Maid"). The well known English lyrics were written in 1926 by Jesse Edgar Middleton.
On the edge of space, a mining ship, The Ezekiel, finds an uncharted planet that reveals signs of a possible fuel resource. Two crew members undertake a mission to the desolate rock to take samples for later analysis. The mission goes well until they unearth a dark and terrifying truth.
Now four students have opened The Museum of Soviet Video Games and it's a world away from today's Xbox generation. Located in a Stalin-era bomb shelter under a university dormitory, the museum is crammed with dozens of ugly arcade machines.
The biggest hit is 'Repka Silomer' (The Turnip Strength Tester), where players pull a lever as hard as possible to wrench a turnip from the ground.
Mum would tell us how, as a child in England after the War, one of her chores was to wipe away the chalk signs left by passing gypsies. I would have armed her with chalk, a guide to Romany semiotics, and sent her up and down the lane.
The story came to mind with the news police in Chengdu have published symbols from a thief's code.
Recently, Chengdu police made public 17 types of “casing markers/symbols”. “×” represents “plan operation”, [diamond-shape] represents “no one lives here”, a wavy line represents “beware of fierce dog”, while a rectangle with slashes represents “already thieved”.
A rare 18th century red Jolly Roger flag captured in 1780 has gone on display at the National Museum of the Royal Navy (NMRN) at Portsmouth's Historic Dockyard.
Museum curators say the dreaded skull and crossbones is an excellent example of those used at the time.
A Jolly Roger with a red rather than a black background was the most feared as it meant the pirates paid no heed to the usual rules of engagement and no life would be spared if a ship was captured in a fight.
A new paper in Archaeology in Wales, produced by Dr. Rob Ixer of Leicester University and Dr. Richard Bevins of Amgueddfa Cymru of the National Museum Wales pinpoints the exact source of rock believed to have been used 5,000 years ago to build the first stone circle at Stonehenge.
Their recent discovery confirms that the Stonehenge rhyolite debitage originates from a specific 70m long area namely Craig Rhos-y-felin near Pont Saeson. Using petrographical techniques, Ixer and Bevins found that 99% of these rhyolites could be matched to rocks found in this particular set of outcrops. Rhyolitic rocks at Rhos-y-felin are distinctly different from all others in South Wales, which gives almost all of Stonehenge rhyolites a provenance of just hundreds of square metres.
More, including images of a suspiciously hengey outcrop, at the link.
I think one of the reasons why I’ve never gone back to science-fiction, even though I’ve often noodled around, thought about it, looked for story, looked for material, is that there’s a nice purity to the original Alien. It’s fairly pure. And this one does actually raise all kinds of other questions, because if someone could, a being, could be as monstrously clever to create something like we experienced in the very first one – I always figured it’s a weapon, and I always figured that [the ship in the first Alien] was a carrier of weapons. Therefore, who is that, inside that suit? That wasn’t a skeleton, that was a suit. And if you open up the suit, what do you get inside it? And why were they going, where were they going?
In space, no one can hear sound waves 57 octaves below middle-C, in this case emitting from a black hole in the Perseus cluster.
Earlier observations had revealed the prodigious amounts of light and heat created by black holes. "Now we have detected their sound, too," says Andrew Fabian of the Institute of Astronomy in Cambridge, England, and the leader of the study.
In musical terms, the pitch of the sound generated by the black hole translates into the note of B flat. But, a human would have no chance of hearing this cosmic performance because the note is 57 octaves lower than middle-C. For comparison, a typical piano contains only about seven octaves. At a frequency over a million billion times deeper than the limits of human hearing, this is the deepest note ever detected from an object in the Universe.
"Fears about the impact of Government cuts on forces pupils in the Falklands have been allayed. It follows a visit by the The MOD’s education chief, who flew 8,000 miles to reassure staff and pupils at Mount Pleasant Primary School."
In related news: We have always been at war with Oceania.
Update a few minutes later: The Memory Hole got that one quickly. For the record:
I will update this post with content as I come across it. First, the BBC's Lucy Williamson wears mourning clothes to honour the passing of North Korea's hereditary dictator. Somewhere, Orwell's corpse is spinning.
The full North Korean state television broadcast. There is something immensely satisfying in the Wagnerian quaver in the announcer's voice.
From the comments: "She's not crying as hard as the people out on the streets! Shoot her!"
Out in the streets, North Koreans weeping hysterically over the death of Kim Jong-il.
From the comments: "The Two Minutes Weep: only slightly less known than the Two Minutes Hate."
More below the jump:
The VICE Guide to North Korea: "Getting into North Korea was one of the hardest and weirdest processes VBS has ever dealt with."
A North Korean military parade.
Joint military exercise of Korean People's Army cheers up Pyongyanites.
Life in the People's Paradise of DPRK.
From the comments: "Oh, God. They're using Windows in North Korea."
Well appointed Hobbit homes also make for excellent storage.
Collectors who go to great lengths to seek out rare items also want to make sure those pieces are not only protected from damage, but also displayed in such a way to show off that specialness. One man has taken that collector's sensibility to a neat, albeit expensive, extreme, building an actual hobbit home for his J.R.R. Tolkien treasures.
This is in game animation, I suspect taking advantage of the capabilities of next generation consoles rumoured for this time next year. Most probably Naughty Dog's flagship production for the PS4, this is worth watching in HD (nsfw, violence).
The Last of Us is genre-defining experience blending survival and action elements to tell a character driven story about a population decimated by a modern plague. Cities are abandoned and being reclaimed by nature. Remaining survivors are killing each other for food, weapons and whatever they can find. Joel, a ruthless survivor, and Ellie, a young teenage girl who's braver and wiser beyond her years, must work together to survive their journey across what remains of the United States.
Update: Note to self - Google is your friend. The Last of Us is set to drop for Q1 2012. This for the PS3 though I am baffled at the black magic involved. Just spectacular. Writer and creative director Neil Druckman and game director Bruce Straley, who worked on the brilliant Uncharted 2 (but not Uncharted 3) discuss the work at Eurogamer.
The recordings, one of a tuning fork being struck and two of de Martinville singing, are scratchy and thoroughly eerie. All the more so because de Martinville himself never heard them. In fact, nobody heard them until 2008.
The savagery of the Mongol conqueror Genghis Khan may have culled the global population by about 11 percent; two bloody upheavals in China - the An Lushan Rebellion and the collapse of the Xin Dynasty - each may have felled about 6 percent of humanity.
Note: Even this New York Times article admits Saddam Hussein makes the list, though they are careful not to make mention of the fact. As all right thinking people protesting on his behalf knew at the time, it wasn't our problem.
The Call of Duty series - and its spin-off Modern Warfare - have been a reliable Christmas hit for makers Activision for years. But this year - despite competition from ramped-up rival Battlefield 3 - the shoot 'em up has grossed $1 billion faster than any entertainment product in history.
It beat James Cameron's Avatar to the record by 24 hours - earning $1 billion in just 16 days.
Usually I wouldn't care very much about such matters, but this does show that (arguably) innovative open-world RPG's that give the players freedom sell better than limiting games that are the same every year with only slight modifications.
Extraordinary: Around seven out of ten households in the UK play video games, 30 percent of them are home to regular gamers who play at least once a week.
There was no subject too big or too small for Christopher. Over the past two decades he traveled to just about every hot spot you can think of. He’d also subject himself to any manner of humiliation or discomfort in the name of his column. I once sent him out on a mission to break the most niggling laws still on the books in New York City. One such decree forbade riding a bicycle with your feet off the pedals. The photograph that ran with the column, of Christopher sailing a small bike through Central Park with his legs in the air, looked like something out of the Moscow Circus.
Hitch porn: "Here are a couple of [Christopher Hitchens] appearances on early episodes of Peter's Uncommon Knowledge, along with another lost dazzler, William F. Buckley, Jr., who I hope is needling Hitchens nonstop at this very moment."
The only proper tribute: How do you deal with the death of a great person who doesn't believe in heaven? This problem I know from experience.
Updates: Peter Hitchens, In Memoriam, my courageous brother Christopher, 1949-2011.
Here’s a thing I will say now without hesitation, unqualified and important. The one word that comes to mind when I think of my brother is ‘courage’. By this I don’t mean the lack of fear which some people have, which enables them to do very dangerous or frightening things because they have no idea what it is to be afraid. I mean a courage which overcomes real fear, while actually experiencing it.
In 1959, Marine Corps pilot Lt Col William Rankin become the only human being to ever parachute through a full cumulonimbus “anvil” cloud and live (via AoSHQ).
Unable to restart his engine, and struggling to keep his craft from entering a near-supersonic nose dive, Rankin grasped the two emergency eject handles. He was mindful of his extreme altitude, and of the serious discomfort that would accompany the sudden decompression of an ejection; but although he lacked a pressure suit, he knew that his oxygen mask should keep him breathing in the rarefied atmosphere nine miles up. He was also wary of the ominous gray soup of a storm that lurked below; but having previously experienced a bail out amidst enemy fire in Korea, a bit of inclement weather didn’t seem all that off-putting.
Inspired by streamlined World War II fighter planes, our desk is a shining swoop of metal, its shape mimicking the bent wing of a plane. Poised as if for take-off, it features a polished aluminum patchwork exterior accented with steel screws, built around a solid hardwood frame.
Two lost episodes of Doctor Who have turned up in the private collection of Terry Burnett, a television engineer who bought them at a school fete in the 1980s.
The 1965 and 1967 episodes star William Hartnell and Patrick Troughton, the first two actors to play The Doctor.
The find makes only a modest dent in the number of missing episodes, with 106 instalments broadcast between 1964 and 1969 still being sought.
Under most circumstances, I wouldn't embed a relatively recent film in its entirety. But as Looking for Richard does not appear to be available on DVD I am making an exception on educational grounds.
It's important to think with and my favourite Shakespeare besides. Al Pacino gets to the heart of Richard III, argues we shouldn't be intimidated by the accents, and demonstrates Shakespeare's enduring insight into our shared, often troubled, human condition.
Which I realize is a bit much to say but... trust me. This is the best introduction I know of for people who weren't raised with Shakespeare or, worse, had it ruined for them by high school English class.
Looking for Richard is a 1996 documentary film and the first film directed by Al Pacino. It is both a performance of selected scenes of William Shakespeare's Richard III and a broader examination of Shakespeare's continuing role and relevance in popular culture.
Not just popular culture, not just politics neither. If you don't know the play, by about half way through Pacino's take it will be obvious Ricard III is not just Tudor propaganda, it's naked horror.
By opening night, they will have rehearsed using phonetic scripts for two months and, hopefully, will render the play just as its author intended. They say their accents are somewhere between Australian, Cornish, Irish and Scottish, with a dash of Yorkshire - yet bizarrely, completely intelligible if you happen to come from North Carolina.
It is a dream come true for anyone who has ever pondered riding a motorcycle dressed as a Stormtrooper or Batman.
Now a company has answered the prayers of comic book fans everywhere with a range of movie costume motorcycle leathers. Toronto-based UD Replicas make detailed versions of superhero and science-fiction character outfits exactly as they are seen on screen.
Other officially-licensed creations include suits from Iron Man 2, Tron and X-Men's Wolverine.
Sartorial: Sadly, these Barney Stinson Armani Suitjamas are currently unavailable.
There’s no doubt that the Holly created by Hepburn, Edwards and screenwriter George Axelrod – though certainly not Capote’s original Holly – has become a feminist icon. In Fifth Avenue, 5 A.M., Sam Wasson’s recent bestselling book about the film, Ms. magazine co-founder Letty Cottin Pogrebin recalls how Hepburn’s Holly became her role model, inspiring her to not only fill her closet with little black dresses like the ones Givenchy made for Hepburn, but to go out and buy “a scooter, a dog, a rabbit, and a little duck,” in order to fill her life with a bit of the “kookiness” Paramount pictures was heavily marketing as the key to Holly’s charm – a kooky smokescreen for the stubborn fact that Holly, as conceived by Capote, was essentially a call girl.
Mass customization meets social media: uFlavor's flavor printer mixes 42 different ingredients at 300 gradations to create bespoke soft drinks on demand.
As well as designing your own drink, you'll be able to share it. And if by some magical trick your drink becomes popular and people start talking about it and demanding it from uFlavor vending machines, then you'll have a hit on your hands--aided by suggestions from uFlavor's system, which learns users' profiles and their preferences, and then suggests new drinks you may like.
Plus you get a percentage every time someone buys your drink. It's a Brave New World.
Lady Godiva by Vítězslav Novák. Conducted by Libor Pesek with the BBC Philharmonic.
When the Czech writer Jaroslav Vrchlick´y was invited to present a play for the opening of the new Municipal Theatre in the district of the old royal vineyards, today known as the Vinohrady Theatre, in Prague in 1907, he chose the story of Lady Godiva and her protest against the tax laws imposed by her husband Leofric, Lord of Coventry.
These transparent glass sculptures were created to contemplate the global impact of each disease and to consider how the artificial colouring of scientific imagery affects our understanding of phenomena. Jerram is exploring the tension between the artworks' beauty and what they represent, their impact on humanity.
Lacking an exceptional knowledge of anatomy, the British enjoy robust health in comparison to Italians.
Among my Italian friends I am considered something of an immuno-superhuman.
I can leave the gym sweaty to have my shower at home and not catch a chill en route. I can swim after eating and not get congestion or cramp. I can walk around with wet hair and not get "la cervicale".
I even brag about it. At restaurants I will say: "Let me sit in the draught. I'll be fine. I'm English."
Alan Moore: “[The Occupy movement] is a completely justified howl of moral outrage and it seems to be handled in a very intelligent, nonviolent way, which is probably another reason why Frank Miller would be less than pleased with it. ... I’m sure if it had been a bunch of young, sociopathic vigilantes with Batman makeup on their faces, he’d be more in favour of it.”
Frank Miller: "'Occupy' is nothing but a pack of louts, thieves, and rapists, an unruly mob, fed by Woodstock-era nostalgia and putrid false righteousness. These clowns can do nothing but harm America. 'Occupy' is nothing short of a clumsy, poorly-expressed attempt at anarchy, to the extent that the “movement” – HAH! Some “movement”, except if the word “bowel” is attached - is anything more than an ugly fashion statement by a bunch of iPhone, iPad wielding spoiled brats who should stop getting in the way of working people and find jobs for themselves."
"We ask the HM Government to grant a pardon to Alan Turing for the conviction of 'gross indecency'. In 1952, he was convicted of 'gross indecency' with another man and was forced to undergo so-called 'organo-therapy' - chemical castration. Two years later, he killed himself with cyanide, aged just 41. Alan Turing was driven to a terrible despair and early death by the nation he'd done so much to save. This remains a shame on the UK government and UK history. A pardon can go to some way to healing this damage. It may act as an apology to many of the other gay men, not as well known as Alan Turing, who were subjected to these laws."
Skyrim feels so big in part because at 16 square miles it has a lot of territory to cover. More than this, its procedurally generated Radiant Storytelling system means you will not run out of things to do once the main quest line has been completed.
"The game eventually logs a huge storehouse of knowledge about how you've played, and subsequently tailors content to your capabilities and experiences. Entering a city, a young woman might approach you and beg you to save her daughter from kidnappers. The game will look at the nearby dungeons you've explored, automatically set the mission in a place you've never visited, and designate opponents that are appropriately matched to your strengths and weaknesses."
Skyrim round up: Handy both for my fellow cultists and one easy-to-skip post for everyone who has not drunk the Nord Mead.
i - Dovahkiin Guetenberg: 4000 pages of in game books in handy Kindle (MOBI) and Nook, iOS (EPUB) formats.
ii - Uncommon taste: Potage le Magnifique has caused grown men to weep with joy.
An artist claims to have cracked a 500-year-old mystery surrounding the Mona Lisa - by spotting a series of zoo animals hidden in the painting.
Ron Piccirillo believes it is possible to see the heads of a lion, an ape and a buffalo floating in the air around the subject's head along with a crocodile or snake coming out of the left hand side of her body.
Make up your own mind about the faces in the clouds (have you ever really looked at your hand?), but he is on to something with the "heart gnawed by a swelling serpent."
If you take the path to the left of her and the river to her right, our subject is positioned as the Middle Pillar of a caduceus. Typical Hermetic humour...
Sceptics say that, while most of what PKD wrote is now admired as insightful, prophetic and astute, these metaphysical writings mention God, so they can be dismissed. No doubt they were prompted by temporal lobe epilepsy or some similarly traumatic neurological event.
The trouble is that the Exegesis doesn’t read like that. It reads like a clever man trying to come to terms with the world around him, a world that he had always distrusted, and that gave him reasons to distrust it.
"Great Battles of the Ancient World consists of 24 lectures given by Professor Garrett Fagan, focusing on warfare in the ancient Mediterranean world. The first eight lectures chart the development of warfare from prehistoric times to the glory days of the great states of the ancient Near East and Egypt. The next eight lectures cover warfare among the Greeks and their distinctive form of combat using hoplites, a type of armored infantry that fought in close formation called the phalanx. And the last eight lectures study the legions of Rome, which evolved brutally effective tactics that gave them dominion over the entire Mediterranean basin."
Conclusion: Canada's unemployment rate is too low.
Ghostofaflea 6 hours ago
I was considering upgrading my old Motorola to the Nexus S. Then I noticed your $50- VISA gift certificate offer only applies to new activations. If there had been no promotion, I would have upgraded my phone. But seeing as you do have a promotion but care more for new business than existing customers, I am now considering closing my account with Koodo and moving to a carrier who wants to keep my business.
jaki (Koodo Customer Service) 3 hours ago
I agree, but we are offering up to $25 off accessories on android phones!
Ghostofaflea 2 hours ago
Seriously? You do realize Virgin also offers a contract free service AND has the Galaxy Nexus on the way this week. Koodo has last year's phone and won't even extend existing customers the courtesy of the same offer as people who have never done business with you.
I have been with Koodo for years. Obviously this has been a mistake.
jaki (Koodo Customer Service) 14 minutes ago
Well you have to compare apples to apples,
1) Assuming your with Virgin right now and you are looking to upgrade you are looking at getting $25 accessories off too (I walked over and asked a rep) you could be saying "oh Koodo is giving away $25 giftcards not accessories."
2) How is the phone you are looking for last years model? And why are you bring the Galaxy Nexus in to this? I thought you are looking for a Nexus S
3) Yes we are both non contract but SuprtTab takes for say a $80 monthly plan you are looking at 62months (5 years) and honestly our plans are way better
4) Are you sure you want to be with a company that copied EVERYTHING from Koodo? They copied our tab, unlimited incoming combo, data saver, Canada wide and just now they copied our new data saver.
I understand how you feel, I suggest you give retention a call tell them about your situation and they will most likely reward you with additional tab credits towards a Nexus S.
Ghostofaflea 8 minutes ago
1) I am not with Virgin, but I will definitely take them up on your suggestion. Let's see if they will give me $50- to leave Koodo.
2) I am bringing the Galaxy Nexus into this because Virgin is offering me the latest Samsung product with the newest version of Android, a better processor, more memory and a bigger screen than the last year's model Samsung Koodo is offering me. Though you aren't even really offering me last year's model unless I am a new customer.
3) If you could be bothered to use English grammar and spelling I might reply to this point. Suffice to say their data plans are better than yours.
4) Virgin sure didn't copy everything from you. Unless their PR is as bad as Koodo's. Try Googling my name, btw. I have 1.2m unique readers a year and 40% of them are in Canada.
jaki (Koodo Customer Service) a minute ago
Pain in the butt typing on my phone, grammar least of my worries.
What kind of data plan are they offering?
The most fruitful work takes place on the blog Centauri Dreams, which is affiliated with a foundation that promotes interstellar travel. The charge is led by a pair of twin brothers, physicists James and Gregory Benford (the latter is also a science fiction author), who approach the field of alien-directed beacon-design first from an economic approach. In a paper in the journal Astrobiology, they lay out how one might build such a device without spending the whole GDP.
AKA The King of Iron Helmet Tournament: "In his videos, ColloseusX created a whole host of showdowns: 42 Imperials versus 10 Forsworn, 40 Stormcloaks versus 2 Draugr Death Overlords, 30 Bandits versus 2 Falmer Skulkers—and more, all viewable in 1080p."
Or 30 Bandits vs 1 Frost Dragon. This is all live, in-game animation, folks.