Half a Month There on Foot

You will find me at the corner of Speed and Power

Friday, November 24, 2006

Johnny DC & models? I'm there

Wow. I've been pointed to Device via Graeme from Newsarama's blog.

Design, illustration, logos, film, fonts... Rian is good. Like scary good. If you like fun, smart design, check it out.

Tuesday, November 21, 2006

It’s a great thing to be 81 and in love.

I've enjoyed the Altman movies I've seen. I was looking forward to his fictional version of 'Hands on a Hardbody.' And I'd like to have a few word written about me by Garrison Keillor:

"Mr. Altman loved making movies. He loved the chaos of shooting and the sociability of the crew and actors --- he adored actors --- and he loved the editing room and he especially loved sitting in a screening room and watching the thing over and over with other people. He didn’t care for the money end of things, he didn’t mind doing publicity, but when he was working he was in heaven.

He and I once talked about making a movie about a man coming back to Lake Wobegon to bury his father, and Mr. Altman said, “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.” I used that line in the movie we wound up making --- the Angel of Death says it to the Lunch Lady, comforting her on the death of her lover Chuck Akers in his dressing room, “The death of an old man is not a tragedy.” Mr. Altman’s death seems so honorable and righteous --- to go in full-flight, doing what you love --- like his comrades in the Army Air Force in WWII who got shot out of the sky and simply vanished into blue air --- and all of us who worked with him had the great privilege of seeing an 81-year-old guy doing what he loved to do. I’m sorry that our movie turned out to be his last, but I do know that he loved making it. It’s a great thing to be 81 and in love."

– Garrison Keillor

Monday, November 20, 2006

Skip to the end

If you didn't like Shaun of the Dead then I never loved you. A shotgun AND three pistols: Simon, Ed, and Nick lovingly make an English Michael Bay movie?

... doesn't matter. You had me at"You're scared of mice and spiders, but oh-so-much greater is your fear that one day the two species will cross-breed to form an all-powerful race of mice-spiders who will immobilize human beings in giant webs in order to steal cheese."

Sunday, November 19, 2006

Casino Royale

Good. Glad I got to see it. And now that I've seen this and bought the big action set piece during the theater, but now I dig it even more.

Love the Bond, though not nearly as much as Amy. When I asked her if she liked it, she sort of purred and wanted to be alone. Daniel Craig is too pretty to spend two plus hours with.

Friday, November 03, 2006

SW 11.02.06

Dandelions plucked. Wine glasses, inhibitions: empty.

Wednesday, November 01, 2006

SW 11.01.06

Ah, that's the niche: postal workers.