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Barton Fink

Sun, 18 Feb 2018 05:20:44 +0000

After many years seeing it top lists of the Cohen Bros. best movies I finally saw Barton Fink streaming on Netflix and decided to watch it for the first time. When it was done, I thought to myself — as many viewers of the movie apparently have, what was that all about? Luckily in 2018 …



One Second Everyday 2017

Mon, 01 Jan 2018 23:56:48 +0000

Part of my ongoing One Second Everyday project, here is One Second Everyday 2017:



Moonlight Silhouette Tutorial

Mon, 06 Nov 2017 20:48:58 +0000




2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts

Sun, 24 Sep 2017 17:35:31 +0000

It’s been a horrific year for storms coming out of the Atlantic / Caribbean. Below is the summary of tropical storms so far this year as reported on CNN’s 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season Fast Facts. Tropical Storm Arlene April 20, 2017 – Tropical Storm Arlene forms in the central Atlantic Ocean. According to the National …



The Evolution of Trust

Sat, 29 Jul 2017 16:17:27 +0000

Check out this fun little game that teaches game theory and how trust evolves depending on some key variables. Trust me, you’re going to like this: http://ncase.me/trust/ (via Gary)



History of the Entire World, I guess

Sun, 25 Jun 2017 21:05:05 +0000




The Bad Review Revue

Sun, 11 Jun 2017 17:35:35 +0000

The Mummy: “You only have to watch the trailer to know that Producer-Director Alex Kurtzman’s reboot of Brendan Fraser’s once-charming mummy movies is full of embalming fluid.” — David Sims, The Atlantic Pirates of the Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales: “The subtitle of the new Pirates of the Caribbean movie is ‘Dead Men Tell …



What is Technology Doing to Us?

Sun, 30 Apr 2017 21:47:12 +0000

I highly recommend The Waking Up podcast, and particularly episode #71, in which the host, Sam Harris, holds a conversation with Tristan Harris an ethicist for design. If you’ve ever gone to Facebook to look up something quickly and then wondered how you found yourself caught in a vortex of wasted time, this conversation will …



Stairway to Heaven Copyright Trial Appeal

Sun, 19 Mar 2017 19:52:57 +0000

The battle over “Stairway to Heaven” will rage on for at least one more chapter as the copyright infringement case heads to a federal appeals court. Rolling Stone Magazine has the details. At the crux of the “Stairway” lawsuit is the accusation that the IV classic copies a riff found on Spirit’s instrumental “Taurus,” which …



The Bad Review Revue

Sat, 11 Feb 2017 23:01:28 +0000

Rings: “First you watch Rings, then you die…of boredom. And it might feel like seven days before the end credits too.” — Don Kaye, Den of Geek 50 Shades Darker: “Very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, very, boring.” — Liz Braun, Toronto Sun A Dog’s …



U of L 50th Anniversary Interview

Mon, 06 Feb 2017 19:51:04 +0000

2017 is the University of Lethbridge’s 50th anniversary. In celebration, the Faculty of Education has produced a series of videos that tell the story of the program through personal memories. This collection reveals what makes the U of L’s teacher education program one of the finest in Canada — community, relationships, pedagogy, research, and heart. …



2016 Year in Review

Wed, 04 Jan 2017 20:43:14 +0000

A lot of people on social media couldn’t wait for 2016 to be over because, they believed, 2016 encompassed more than the usual number of unfortunate events for one year. I haven’t checked but I’m pretty sure 2016 wasn’t worse than any other year. Of course, last year there were a couple of pretty impactful …



One Second Everyday 2016

Tue, 03 Jan 2017 16:51:28 +0000

Each and every day over the last four years, I’ve been recording short videos, cropping them down to one second clips, and compiling them into yearly summaries.  Here is the one from 2016:



Iconography

Mon, 14 Nov 2016 04:31:21 +0000

Lately, I’ve been taking part in online courses from the Adobe Education Exchange. My latest class, Graphics and Illustration, asked us to represent a movie using just four simple icons. Here’s my attempt: This assignment was a lot of fun. At first I wondered what I could possibly make but then instead of worrying about …



The Fight to Save America from Backmasking

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 15:48:36 +0000

Just in time for Halloween, a fantastic article by Bryan Gardiner on the history and belief in backmasking, The Fight to Save America From Satan’s Subliminal Rock Messages. After circulating pamphlets with the “backward masked” declarations spelled out, that’s precisely what Assemblyman Phillip Wyman and panel witness William H. Yarroll II did. The relevant portion …