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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Ebertfest 2012: Day 3

And so we shall continue the Tale of Ebertfest 2012! On Day 3 of this fine event, I alternated films with vast quantities of food and alcohol. Mirko and I visited no less than five restaurants/bars on this day: Pekara Bakery and Bistro, Boltini, Destiehl, The Brass Rail, and, finally, …

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The Geek Life: The Episode with a Bat on It

A new episode is live, in which Paul and I hold down the fort and discuss things like Everclear. The Geek Life, Episode 151: With a Bat on It

Orson Welles + Franz Kafka? Yes, it exists.

…In fact, it exists in the public domain. The Trial is an exceptionally strange film, at least for something that was made by a fairly “mainstream” director by Orson Welles. Adapted from the Franz Kafka novel of the same name, the film was released in 1962 and starred Mr. Norman …

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Rainy Day

I’ve always been fascinated by the sunshine-on-the-ground/stormy-skies-above sort of light. Plenty of that today.

Concept: Music Rights Made Easy

Yesterday, when I edited and posted this video to YouTube, I chose a piece of music from my collection to accompany the visuals. The composer (Robert Schumann) and the performer (Sergei Rachmaninoff) are both quite dead, but it looks like the recording is still under copyright. In fact, YouTube identified it as …

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Adventures in Time Lapse

I’ll conclude my Ebertfest posts this week (hopefully tomorrow and Wednesday), but for now, I’ll just post a little something I did on April 25th:   When I drove from Morgantown, WV to Champaign, IL, I strapped a Plantcam to the passenger seat, just to see what it could do. …

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The Geek Life: 150 Episodes!

That’s right! Today, The Geek Life hit 150 episodes! Listen to us discuss movies and the ever-changing kilogram in Let’s Throw Science at It!


Over the last few days, Fes and I have been receiving worrisome news about Marcus, our cohost on the First Issue video series. He had been hospitalized for several days with internal bleeding, and yesterday, he learned that he had colon cancer. This is dreadful news that nobody wants to …

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Ebertfest 2012: Day 2

Greetings once again from Ebertfest! Day 2 was slightly wonky. This was planned to be the Day of Patton Oswalt, as he had been scheduled to do a Q&A after the screening of Big Fan, and then he was going to present Kind Hearts and Coronets at the close of …

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