Invading Europe on the cheap

Not quite what it sounds like, but I do like this video. Via Slashdot and Kevin Kelly, this video shows how three graphic designers with just a few costumes, some rop, a digital video camera and their design skills and equipment, manage to convincingly restage the D-Day Landings on Omaha Beach. While I think Kelly ...

Weeds: Selling pot for fun and profit

Caught up with many episodes of the great comedy/drama Weeds last night, watching the last four episodes of season two, and the first episode of season three. It works remarkably well as a drama, but even better as a comedy — it was definitely my favourite comedy last year. We’d only intended to watch 1-2 ...

The inverse quality of celebrity-hood

John Scalzi has an excellent post about another reader emailing to tell him that because he’s dared to express (somewhat liberal) politics on his blog, this reader will no longer be buying Scalzi’s books anymore. Scalzi goes on to rightly say how pathetic this is. He illustrates this with a magnificent point about himself and ...

TV: Best finished, best starting

While much of the TV world is on an unexpeted holiday, local TV will be springing back into action in the next few weeks. Our TV season starts again then, with a bunch of new local offerings, and plenty of new US stuff that hasn’t been here yet. Starting next week on Ten is “Burn ...

When you need all the encouragement in the world …

Looking for every excuse possible to make sure I continue blogging daily, I signed up with this “Blog 365” thing through Ning, which is basically just a big group of people looking to encourage each other to blog every day for a year. There’s nearly a thousand people in the group already, so at the ...

Goals for 2008

There’s always time for New Year’s resolutions at this time of year, or goals, or whatever you want to call. Of course, I get into this trap often enough and make promises I won’t keep, which seems kind of pointless. But here’s as honest an attempt as I can hope for: Online — Keep this ...
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