Friday, December 29, 2006
some one should get on this shit
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
10am flight cancelled. Got on the 2pm flight. Spent the intervening time at an airport that qualifies as "international" only because of occasional flights to Toronto reading, sort-of napping and listening to Christmas music that wasn't as annoying as it could have been. Thankfully the rotation was over an hour long.
But what was most amazing were the repeated requests that passengers return to the security checkpoint to pick up shoes that they had left behind. Umbrellas I can understand easily. Laptops are more tragic, though similarly understandable. But shoes? How do you just walk off without your shoe? More amazing are the people who seem to walk off with one shoe but not the other, though this could be the TSA employees not bothering to look around for a mate.
The women in Starbucks aprons would sell me a bagel with cream cheese, but had no answers. They weren't in fact even that interested in the question, prefering to discuss the woman who recently tried to put a baby through the x-ray machine at another airport. I told them I saw a woman put a cat through an x-ray machine once. They were unimpressed.
Monday, December 25, 2006
Thursday, December 21, 2006
Lovers Electric playing New York
You may remember that a few months ago I posted this video of Lovers Electric
on Shoup. For those of you who live in New York, I highly highly recommend that you check out one of their four upcoming FREE (with a drink) shows in the big apple
If you want to hear more of their lovely music, they have four songs posted on their myspace page
. I'm trying to convince them to come to Chicago. If you live in Chicago and would like to go see them, leave a comment on their page like I did. Strangers are more effective than friends on this one.
totally the right idea on the hot sauce
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
In case anybody wants a copy of my 20-minute film, Corduroy
, we just got DVD copies that are selling for $10. The money goes toward the funding of Bitesize Shorts's next film project.
Contact me if you're interested.
Sunday, December 17, 2006
Google still rich, will stay that way
I thought Google wasn't up to much these days, and then I realized that it is hard at work shaping our digital future... in Europe! With greater broadband penetration and all-digital cell phone networks, it is apparently an ideal place to try out new ideas and technologies. Like what? Targeted ads on your TV based on your AdWords-determined profile
(receive a message from your mom about "Bermuda vacation" in your Gmail and you'll get served an ad for flights to Aruba during 'ER' that night) and enhanced phones that "hold the Internet in your pocket"
(coupled with a GPS phone, this could use Google Local to automatically tell you what restaurants are in your area).
I guess that's it, really. It was just good to know that they are still out there organizing the world's information and making buckets of money.
Wednesday, December 13, 2006