Cool interchanges and great movies

Here’s a cool Politico piece featuring aerial photos of some of the world’s largest highway interchanges. I hoped to find the Springfield Interchange on this list—one of the highlights of my otherwise-boring morning commute—but to no avail. It serves about 430,000 cars per day, which I guess isn’t enough to earn a spot on this list. I can’t find a list of the world’s largest highway interchanges. Can you?

The Springfield Interchange in Springfield, VA. I drive on this almost every day.

The Springfield Interchange in Springfield, VA. I drive on this almost every day.

On a totally unrelated note, here’s a cool list from someone on Reddit of the 250 Greatest Films of All Time. I’ve looked for a list like this before, but I never found anything definitive. Most of them seemed skewed toward modern movies. Some of them definitely over-weighted old movies. But this list seems pretty fair. It aggregates various reviews from IMDB, Rotten Tomatoes, Metacritic and Letterboxd, accounts for the general population’s ignorance of older films, and even discounts reviews of brand new movies that always fall in ratings over the years.

I’ve seen exactly 36 of these movies (14.4%), a handful of which are animated movies I saw as a child. That should show you how little my adult self enjoys watching movies. I average about one per month, and I usually regret that one about halfway through.

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