A Request

A Request, a photo by Chebutykin on Flickr. Via Flickr: I keep photos from my Galapagos trip on my desk at work. The VP of my division loves them, and in the past has bugged me to rotate them more often. He’s going to a different position in a different …

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Ebertfest Road Trip: Amusing Quotes

As one final nod to my Ebertfest 2012 road trip, I give you the amusing quotes that I noted during the week and a half I spent on the road. Enjoy! “Snuggles from Kiev! You’re on the air!” – Ken Hite “‘Watch the extended cut of Rob Zombie’s Woolite commercial!’ …

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Ebertfest 2012: Day 5 (sort of)

On the 5th and final day of Ebertfest, only one film was scheduled: the legendary Citizen Kane. I didn’t go. Don’t get me wrong. I love Citizen Kane. But they weren’t playing Citizen Kane straight up. They were playing it with Roger Ebert’s commentary track. Don’t get me wrong. I love …

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WANTED: Monkey Media!

At CONvergence this year, I will be on my annual “[Creature] in Fact, Folklore, Fiction, and Film” panel, and this year’s iteration will honor PRIMATES! Thus, I need help of the Internet hivemind to create a list of media (books, movies, TV shows, video games, etc.) that feature primates (monkeys, apes, lemurs, etc.). …

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Look what I found! (…a sequel)

I was out walking for an afternoon break, and I happened upon another wounded butterfly. This time, the victim was a Mourning Cloak Butterfly (Nymphalis antiopa), which has a vast range across both America and Europe. It wasn’t keen on being examined, but the damage was heavy: the right forewing …

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So This Happened…

This, my friends, is a giant guitar squid. Playing baseball with a whiffle bat. I was at the Peelander-Z show at the 7th Street Entry last night. I’d never heard one whit of their music before, but I handed over $12 simply because I heard that they play one hell of …

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Lovely Day in Minneapolis

Yesterday was a beautiful, summery day in Minneapolis. I had some time to kill before a concert at the 7th Street Entry, so I parked about a mile away and walked there. I amused myself with Instagram.

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Ebertfest 2012: Day 4

The Saturday of Ebertfest was the last of the “big” days, which included three films: Higher Ground, Patang, and Take Shelter. After that, only one film remained unseen during the festival, so this was the day that Ebertfesters made their last big gatherings. Between Patang and Take Shelter, I wound …

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Look what I found!

I took a short walk this afternoon during a break at work, and stumbed across this little guy. This, my friends, is an Antheraea polyphemus, aka a Polyphemus Moth. It’s a member of the giant silk moth family, and belive it or not, they get even bigger than this. Full-sized adults …

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Random iPhonetography

I have yet to edit my photos from Ebertfest Day 4, so that post is yet forthcoming. In the meantime, please enjoy a few snaps I got on my iPhone over the last few days. (Click the images if you want to see them larger on Flickr.) I didn’t even …

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