Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Unflatterment

This is seriously the most unflattering picture of me ever.

And it may not even make it into the movie because we're again altering the way it works.

Friday, October 07, 2016

Do we say "duh" or "about time" or "that's cool and different"?

Non-spoiler reactions to Luke Cage:
You know you got some white male privilege in you when you watch a scene and realize that it's probably the only time you've seen three African American actresses in the same scene on television.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K7cYExYeHpQ
The trope of The Detective, the Lieutenant, and the pain in the tuchus Internal Affairs Officer, is a dynamic we've seen before. But we just never get to see ALL THREE OF THOSE ROLES PLAYED BY BLACK WOMEN. Yeah, yeah, I know, we can find some earlier exceptions. But they're mightily rare on TV. 
Sure, we have seen that dynamic before. The Detective, the Lieutenant, and the IA officer. But I can't think of a show where all three of those characters would be black... women. I mean. And they're not 18-year-old models. The majority of the black women are just that, ponderable women.

One thing that's really great about it is that anyone could be anything in that scenario. Like we can have a black woman play any sort of character we want because we're free of worrying about "What does that say that we put a black woman in that role?" You mean the role of a pain in the tuchus IA officer? Dramatically it's so dang freeing

Are there dramatic problems with Luke Cage? Oh yes. Yes there are. Mostly in that our protagonist is so hesitant that everyone else is vastly more interesting. 
I mean, it's like putting Hamlet and Macbeth in the same play. Hamlet is moping around and Macbeth has unseemed some dudes from nave to chops before the first scene. 
But the soundtrack is absolutely fantastic.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Thursday, September 15, 2016

Waterfox Picnic

The latest version of Waterfox isn't working for me. I'm finding I have to run version 46 because when my computer wakes up everything's drawn wrong -- Facebook doesn't center and GChat doesn't work because its window doesn't open in GMail's tab.

A list of nicknames which has some surprisingly good names on it.

Roadside Picnic ended up being (sorta) a video game called STALKER.

Space4Shoots is a relatively inexpensive photo/video studio in Manhattan.

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Both of your things for today

Brewster Jennings was the company the CIA had which was dissolved after the Valerie Plame affair.
How long should a science fiction book be? According to this post -- about 100,000 words.

Monday, August 01, 2016

Root Orchard School

My eldest brother, whose birthday is today, says that The Best Damn Root Beer is in fact the best root beer.
He also says that the Summer Honey version of the Angry Orchard hard cider is the best hard cider.
My niece is involved with the charter school drive. I don't know or understand anything about it.
It's important for you to read and memorize my birthday's horoscope.
I dig this oil slide video and will likely use it in a video one day.

Thursday, July 14, 2016

L&L

I've been trying to save money using Acorns.
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Paribus is an automatic price-protection thing that links to your Amazon account.
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The main geocaching site seems to be Geocaching.com.
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Have you got your tickets to Ed McNamee's Lisa and Leonardo yet? They're selling like hotcakes. They've even added additional shows because it's selling so well.
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One day I'm going to get to Just Beclaws for lunch.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Lamps

Light bulbs (what them in theatre call "lamps") are annoying. Turns out the base in my ceiling fans are "intermediate" base, which is a size that is all but extinct. Here's a chart of light-bulb bases.
Rather than deal with that nonsense I got some E17 to E12 adapters. I suppose I could have gotten E17 to medium (E26) adapters. But I didn't. So there.
Icelandic demon cat.


Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Universal Robotics


One of the finest plays of the 21st Century. And no, that's not hyperbole at all. This play will change your life. If you're out-of-town, come into town and see this.
This play is going to sell out so you're going to want to buy tickets right now.
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UR Constructivist PosterV3
Gideon Productions presents
at The Sheen Center:

Universal Robots

Written by Mac Rodgers
Directed by Jordana Williams
June 3–26, 2016
Black Box Theater
Offering a compelling alternate history of the twentieth century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention, Universal Robots is part science fiction thriller, part political allegory and part love story masterpiece written by Mac Rogers and produced by the award-winning theater company Gideon Productions.
The Great War has just ended. The fledgling Republic of Czechoslovakia boasts a thriving artistic community. At the center of that community is Karel Capek, a celebrated playwright and a passionate advocate for all his newborn nation can achieve. But this brave new world arrives faster that Karel could have ever expected when a young woman walks into his life with a strange mannequin in a wheelchair... a mannequin that gets up and walks all by itself.  UNIVERSAL ROBOTS offers a compelling alternate history of the Twentieth Century, imagining the invention of the robot in 1921 Czechoslovakia and chronicling the shocking consequences of that invention right up to the present day. Part science fiction thriller, part love story, part political allegory, UNIVERSAL ROBOTS is a fast-paced, riveting story of war, faith, art and technology that culminates, in the words of NYTheatre's Martin Denton, in an "edge-of-your-seat finish equal to the best storytelling of stage and screen."
GIDEON PRODUCTIONS crafts gripping plays that explore human grace and darkness, through the kaleidoscope of popular genre forms and other cultural touchstones. We reject the notion that thrills are cheap or that big ideas are boring. We explore what’s strange about being human and what’s human about being strange, using thrilling entertainment as a delivery system for challenging stories that take on religion, sexuality, politics, compulsion, popular culture, and the often strange bonds that tie people together in a rapidly changing world. We honor the time our audiences and collaborators devote to our productions and seek to deliver the utmost quality in experience and content.
Cast announcement here.
Info about the Sheen Center here.
Special Performances:
Thursday, June 9 - Interpreted for the Deaf
Sunday, June 12 - Family support, Teaching artists taking care of kids.
Wednesday, June 15 - Interpreted for the Blind.

Upcoming Performances


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Thursday, March 17, 2016

Boots

The 500 series Blundstone boots, made in Australia, are supposed to be quite comfy.
The only union-made American boots are Thorogoods. These roofer boots are snazzy but I don't like the color of the soles.


Friday, March 11, 2016

Got Tabs?

Last week's pizza was excellent, but it was not the pizza I remembered.
Victorio's is a possibility.
Also, Frank's.
Unity is a game development platform.

Image Dump Day

 I've posted these images before.
 But I'll do it again.
 Because I can.

Wednesday, March 09, 2016

The Angry Ear

I wrote a children's book.
It's called The Angry Ear.
I illustrated it too. Yes, that's about the quality you're gonna get from it.

You can get the hard-copy (softcover) version
Or you can get it on Kindle It's only 24 pages. But it amuses me.