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Wednesday, May 10, 2006
NFBC Short Film Contest

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After I rode my bike to Winn Dixie last night to pick up some groceries, I spotted a cool short film competition in my Atom Films newsletter.  In the past, I've blogged about Tribeca, Sundance, and the online competitions hosted by Amazon and Intel.  This online short film competition is hosted by the National Film Board of Canada in conjunction with the Cannes Film Festival.

You vote on the 10 entries and the winning film maker will get about $12,000.  If you're lucky, you might win a boxed DVD set, too.

In any case, you get to watch 10 very interesting short films for free:
  1. Covered - An actor describes the fickle nature of fame in Hollywood.
  2. Going Home - A man's painting comes to life to explore the painter's world.
  3. Love you, Joseff Hughes - A thoughtful and haunting tale of a young girl's first love.
  4. Undressing My Mother - A stark, honest narrative of the life of an aging widow.
  5. Auto Erotica - A surrealistic lust for vehicular status with good tuneage.
  6. Space Chase - Xgames competition for a parking space in a London garage.
  7. Ester - Video evidence that hippos and manatees are graceful water beasts.
  8. B Is For Bomb - A child narrates the ABC's of geo-politics and nuclear issues.
  9. Undone - A mother's comfort for the anxious woman in the twilight zone.
  10. Shopping In The Afterlife - The best mother day's a son could provide.

The one line descriptions of the short films in this competition are my own.  I hope my impression of the film doesn't inhibit you from watching any of them.  I added them to the list for my own benefit of recall of the films.

It was very surrealistic for me to watch "Shopping in the Afterlife" after just returning from my shopping at Winn Dixie.  Similar to that short, I seem to have some odd ability to attract total strangers who then engage me in conversation.  Most oftentimes, these people are elderly and lonely, perhaps.

Last night, I was exhausted from my bike ride to the store because it was like riding a gymnasium exercise bike inside the sauna -- hot and humid -- so I loitered around outside the store to catch my breath before heading home.  An old man was nearby, waiting for his wife and smoking a cigarette.  While it wasn't as surreal as the conversation I had with another old man the night before terrorists struck the World Trade Center buildings, I was a little hestitant to turn on the news today.  I just had a troubling feeling that these conversations are becoming forewarning talismen.

The old guy last night started out the conversation while I was unlocking my bike from the magazine stand to which I had secured it.

"I was just thinking.  When I was growing up in the 20s and 30s, I never had to lock my bike."

"Well, I grew up in Detroit. So, I possess a fair amount of paranoia about such things.  Better safe than sorry."

After about twenty minutes of me recalling the tales of getting hit by automobiles two-and-a-half times while riding a bicycle through out my life, the store started to close.  Still his wife had not come outside.  I worried that she might have forgotten about him.  I finally convinced him to go inside the store and look for her before they locked the doors.  At that, I took the opportunity to leave him to his own soap opera and head home in the night.

Check out those films.  My favorites were 1,3, 8 and 10, but they were all interesting.  You only have until May 22nd to cast your vote for your own favorites.

[Headphones] :: Living with War - Neil Young

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Monday, May 08, 2006
Inappropriate captions

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As you must be aware, Zacharias Moussaoui was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole last week.  While I realize this is a serious topic for some people, I will be doing some research for a conspiracy theory entry about Moussaoui.  He was a member of al-Qaeda, but I just find it extremely odd that the government prosecuted him for the 9/11 terror attacks when the man was in federal custody at the time of the attacks.  They contend that if he would have just told them about the plot, 9/11 would never have happened.  At the same time, it was some bureaucrat at FBI headquarters that blocked searching Moussaoui's computer before 9/11.  Even if the FBI had had his PC, the best FBI track record for previously connecting the dots was on a Denny's restaurant kid's menu.

The government contends he was the so-called 20th hijacker.  If so, his al-Qaeda bosses who planned 9/11 will never see a U.S. court room because the CIA would have to admit too many ugly things, like statements made under duress of torture.

Some people feel he is just a convenient scapegoat to help the U.S. public put some closure on 9/11.  Some people feel that his actual importance in al-Qaeda was very limited, that he was basically a lackey.  All these things are definitely conspiracy theory fodder, and I'll be looking into it.

Meanwhile, I thought I'd take a much lighter look at the Zacharias Moussaoui trial.

Below are two artist renditions of him during his trial.  I thought it might be fun for us all for you to look at these two images and then write a completely inappropriate caption for each in the comments.  Whispers: (mouse over the images for mine)

 Explain it to me again. There is a difference between DELUSIONAL and FANATICAL?  Guess what? I ate TWO PORK CHOPS last night. That's right, TWO !!

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Wednesday, May 03, 2006
Space Hotties

Who is the BSG Space Hottie?

Some of the cast of Battlestar Galactica, left to right:

  1. Dr. Gaius Baltar (James Callis)
  2. Number 6 (Tricia Helfer)
  3. Col. Saul Tigh (Michael Hogan)
  4. Laura Roslin (Mary McDonnell)
  5. Cmdr. William Adama (Edward James Olmos)
  6. Capt. Lee 'Apollo' Adama (Jamie Bamber)
  7. Chief Petty Officer Galen Tyrol (Aaron Douglas)
  8. Lt. Sharon 'Boomer' Valerii (Grace Park)
  9. Lt. Kara 'Starbuck' Thrace (Katee Sackhoff)

Cast  your vote in the comments!

There are a couple of hotties not pictured here.  Check out the newly launched Scifipedia for more information on BSG.  Anastasia Dualla (Kandyse McClure) had a steamin' hot scene with Lee Adama (Jamie Bamber) in Season 2, imho.  Season 3 airs in October.

Anastasia Dualla's first love interest was Laura Roslin's assistant, Billy Keikeya (Paul Campbell).  If you really want to know why Billy had to die, you can listen to the Media Blvd magazine interview with Paul Campbell in a podcast here.

Also, gamers and collectors will soon have a BSG Collectable Card Game.  The BSG CCG is being offered by Wiz Kid Games.

[Headphones] :: Sex, Lies and a video blog - BSG EP David Eick

Sunday, April 30, 2006
Tag Board Archive - Feb Mar Apr 2006

Everyone!  Into the pool!!
So ... why?  Well, I go through the TAG board periodically (or when asked) and delete entries.  Mainly I delete your entries because it reloads the page periodically or when you add a new entry for chatting and when it gets too large, it takes up bandwidth loading constantly.  My general rule was this: if you put an annoying little smilie emoticon on the TAG, that entry was the first to go when I cleaned house.

The second rule: if the entry was older.  But the second rule bummed me out because I hate to throw away memories, so, some entries were deemed to be classics and had to be preserved (like Hygelic reading my blog in the bathroom on his cell phone).

Then the first and second rules unfortunately clashed when it came to old school phreeks who might put an ascii emoticon at the end of their sentence, like Skennedy (et al).  These people were violating my first unstated rule through no fault of their own, and, because the programmers of the TAG board must have thought to themselves, "how handy-fucking-dandy would it be if we just translated every ascii emoticon to a different happy little yellow face?"  So, they dropped another few hits of Exstacy, patted each other on the back and went back to coding the TAG board.

So, whether it is a good thing or a bad thing -- I've decided to archive the TAG board here for all to see -- and still be able to delete older entries (and keep the TAG.html small) with a clear conscience.  I normally archive halfway through the month.

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deadringer Very good site, I enjoyed it immensely
brynn last one was a broken link, sorry.
brynn i miss you.
Hurricane Reno Thanks 4 visiting! Yup, Tremor brother blog.
Jude huzzah
Rita Greetings John, Good to see you in the "featured" spot. Blessings to you.
Dennis Is good see you site, see you alive, do hear you feel goot. Like me to see U scribble words page on. Make happy me! SE Ohio suckee! Village People OK, yes! YMCA!!!
plh murble all we get is a murble? LOL
J f Z Murrrrrble.
Jude Heya sex-kitten...
plh Happy Keester HEHEHE
xyz my msg
celticautumn I try my hardest to keep blogging. Please, save my page somewhere, I really want people to read.
plh where have you gotten off to or lost?
Lucinda This is the nice tag board ever yeah.

Sinja Could you link them for me so I can snag one?
Sinja Hey John, was it you that had made those Blogdrive logo images in different colors?
Snotball hey man... thanks for noticing our blog... i was wondering if you play online games at all such as World of Warcraft... yesterday i got killed by someone named Murble... well see ya later..
Kristi/Unknown Hey darlin, if I can get out before they take all my stuff, I'll be happy. A new one is bound to come my way and hopefully soon.
JfZ thinks aloud <-- Generation Debt by Anya Kamenetz.
Mirror Ball Hey John -- thanks for trying to help me in the help forum the other week. I'm sorry I took so long to get back to you, but I've been running with celebrity interviews. Take care.
J f Z Thanks, Asahd. You have a nice collection of desktop wallpapers.
Asahd2 First time visitor, nice site.
Mitchelton Milo Bad news everyone! I'm afraid that Buttom Mutton accidently walked off the jetty and got drowned!
Gloria Holy frack, season 2 finale, J!
KellyK *stab! stab!*
plh *arggggggggggg - i went to my gmail and i cleaned it out before bed lastnight of spam - there were 99 more porkers in there waitin for me a few minutes ago
JfZ thinks aloud <-- The Vidrines stopped by for a visit.

JesterJosh before they pass some VD onto you?
J f Z ... before they take all your stuff?
Kristi/Unknown Thought for the day: When you really truely love someone and it doesn't seem to be working out.... when do you say enough is enough?
Gloria Teh. TEH.
Halcyon I have often considered teh number of problems that cranial amputation could solve
Kristi/Unknown Hello to those who know me. A wink and a smile to all of you.
Kristi/Unknown Hello to those who know me. A wink and a smile to all of you.
Gloria Got you pegged, eh?
Dennis H "Ha Ha Ha American" is GREAT! They got us pegged, eh? Jfz - need your home e-mail - send to mine - you have it!
Lyly Belated Happy Birthday, John. Oh yeah, Happy Valentine's Day too. Who said I'm not in the spirit.
melicious Happy bday 2 u. Happy bday 2 u. Happy BDAY 2 DAYS LATE. Happy bday 2 u!! xoxoxoxoxo
J f Z <-- drop down menu on Web-Litter blog for Skype. Bottom left on the page.
Nurse Rosetta Skype?

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Friday, April 28, 2006
Chernobyl Kids

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Putting aside the argument of the pros and cons of nuclear energy for a day, here is an image that I had in my mind when I wrote "Remembering Chernobyl" on Dark Skies.  There are a number of links in that entry for you to explore.  Just in case you miss it there, here's the link to the Chernobyl Childrens Progam charity.

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