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Fri, Oct. 29th, 2004, 10:29 am
Great Pumpkin

A story, strangely appropriate this Halloween weekend:

May the great pumpkin arrive in your patch!

[link from Par Winzell spudofdoom, from Karen Meisner]

Tue, Oct. 12th, 2004, 11:38 pm
Photo Meme

I haven't tried one of these before, probably because I'm just a bit too serious as compared to the average LJ'er. But I'll give it a whirl.

From baronlaw a Photo Meme.

1. Think of a word you would use to describe me.
2. Go to Google Image Search and search for that word.
3. Select the picture you see as most fitting, and post it as a reply.
4. Post this meme in your journal.

Mon, Sep. 20th, 2004, 10:55 am
Cats, Dogs & Blogs

A funny cartoon for pet lovers who blog:
(via Scobelizer, via Filipa, via Hobson)

Wed, Sep. 1st, 2004, 04:48 pm
Looking for Skotos Friends

I've been trying to update my friends list with active Skotos users. If you know of someone I've not added, let me know!

Wed, Mar. 31st, 2004, 10:09 pm
Social Software Tickler

Yet another social software comedy routine, this time focused on Friendster. By Ze Frank, via Apophenia's Danah Boyd.

Tue, Mar. 16th, 2004, 05:43 pm
Great Movie -- "Mind The Gap"

I'm attending the SXSW Film Festival in Austin, Texas, which premiered Mind the Gap on Friday evening. Of the films I've seen so far at the festival, it is by far the best, and in fact one of the best movies I've seen this year.

Director Schaeffer tells 5 stories, a father and his son in Vermont, a mother and daughter in North Carolina, a divorced father in Vermont, a lovely musician in Brooklyn, and an old man in New York City. Like Anderson's movie "Magnolia", each story starts alone, but spiral inward together for a beautiful gestault. Unlike "Magnolia" the film is more loving and heartwarming, and there are no frogs.

At the premier we got to ask the director Eric Schaeffer (who was also a cast member) questions, and he told how each of these stories in a way was his own. I don't want to give away any spoilers, but you can tell that these personal stories are what gave this film its emotional depth.

The film is definately a sleeper -- Harry Knowles of Ain't It Cool News says:
I knew NOTHING about this film. Didn't know who the director was, who was in it or what it was about - but this was the best film I saw of the day. Essentially - it was filling the gap between two films I did want to see - and oddly was titled MIND THE GAP - so I felt that I should listen to the fates - follow the happenstance and wow what a film. I love films that come out of nowhere to just warm you through and through.

This is truly a wonderful film.
The film doesn't have distribution yet, but it is quite possible that this film will make the Oscars -- I hope so.

I also enjoyed Love Me If You Dare (QT Trailer) a dark Amelie'esque french love story about two children, a boy and girl, who grow up playing a game of daring each other. Sort of "Truth or Dare" without the truth. As they grow up, their dares become more spectacular and twisted, and are in the way of the growing love between them.

I'm not sure that it will be the hit that "Amelie" was, but if you like dark comedy, this one is excellent.

Sun, Mar. 7th, 2004, 12:39 am
Motorcycles and Radiation

Fascinating web page about motorcycling through the Chernobyl "dead zone". Made me think of David Woolsey, who a few years ago make a trip across the US going from one radioactive site to another.

(from slashdot)

Fri, Mar. 5th, 2004, 11:41 am
The "Orkut World" Song

If you've been following my professional blog Life With Alacrity I've been writing a lot of posts about Social Networking Services like Tribes.Net and Orkut.

Well, UC Berkeley scholar Danah Boyd just passed me a link for a song The Orkut World Song which almost had me on the floor laughing.

I wish I knew who wrote it, it is great!

Wed, Mar. 3rd, 2004, 05:38 pm
Cat With Hands

No, not the online comic book, but a spooky movie that answers an age old question.

Fri, Feb. 27th, 2004, 01:09 pm
Spaceship Sizes

For Michael Blum and the other RPG spaceship designers there:

Starship Dimensions

In particular, take a look at the "medium sized" ships at -10x.

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