April 30, 2012

Raiders of the Lost Archives

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 9:49 pm

April 24, 2012

I Haven’t Visited Saturn For A While

Category: Technology,Travel — jerry @ 10:10 pm

I have posted several times on the blog about one of my favorite planets. This is a pretty cool video–I’d recommended clicking through to the actual Vimeo site for a larger format. (And I did have some trouble with it “buffering” slowly…):

April 23, 2012

The Muslims Are Coming!

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 10:59 am

April 19, 2012

PULP FICTION In Chronological Order

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 7:53 pm

Don’t even think about watching this version until you’ve seen the original (one of my all-time favorites). Part of the interest of the original was the disjointed timeline–which this edited version aims to “fix”. Another movie that was intentionally non-linear was MEMENTO, which, I believe had a DVD feature that allowed you to watch it in chronological order…which destroys the whole point of the movie, of course. Watch this quick, because I don’t know how long it’ll be staying up on YouTube. I suspect some copyright lawyers could get excited about its presence there:

April 15, 2012

Demons Are Everywhere!!!

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 10:32 am

April 11, 2012

Stock Pick–Apr. 11, 2012

Category: Money & Investments — jerry @ 11:39 am

Only one this time, and I’m fairly enthusiastic about it (despite being bummed in general over the market’s performance over the last few days): Kadant Inc. (KAI), which is in the papermaking and paper recycling business.

A nice low price/earnings ratio and some “analyst support”.

I did take a close look at Diamond Foods, Inc. (DMND), but couldn’t get excited enough to pull the trigger.

Good luck!

April 10, 2012

Booked For Safekeeping

Category: Movies/TV — jerry @ 11:00 am

A flash-from-the-past police training film, filmed in New Orleans, about how to deal with the mentally ill:

April 6, 2012

Racism Is Alive And Well

Category: Opinion — jerry @ 10:56 am

blackpoverty.jpg…on both sides.

Disturbing results of a recent Gallup Poll on the Trayvon Martin tragedy:

PRINCETON, NJ — Black Americans’ views differ dramatically from those of nonblacks regarding the circumstances involved in the death of 17-year-old Trayvon Martin in Sanford, Fla., on Feb. 26. Blacks are paying much closer attention to the news of the incident; overwhelmingly believe that George Zimmerman, the individual who shot Martin, is guilty of a crime; believe that racial bias was a major factor in the events leading up to the shooting; and believe that Zimmerman would already have been arrested had the victim been white, not black…[Rest of article, including results]

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I’m upset with both sides, mostly with whites as is my custom (although I am white), but also with blacks when the majority answer that Zimmerman is “definitely guilty” of a crime. “Probably guilty” is a much more reasonable response.

Anyway, not recognizing that we are all a little racist is the new racism.

April 3, 2012

Rear Window

Category: Movies/TV,Technology — jerry @ 11:47 am

This is just an amazing “mashup” of actual footage from Alfred Hitchcock’s REAR WINDOW (a favorite of mine):

Rear Window Timelapse from Jeff Desom on Vimeo.

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From the creator’s website:

I dissected all of Hitchcock’s Rear Window and stiched it back together in After Effects. I stabilized all the shots with camera movement in them. Since everything was filmed from pretty much the same angle I was able to match them into a single panoramic view of the entire backyard without any greater distortions. The order of events stays true to the movie’s plot.

Software used: After Effects / Photoshop / Coffee