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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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

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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.

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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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