“The Old New World” Photo-Based Animation

DailyRandomSh*t for 2016-04-18: “The Old New World” Digital artist, Alexey Zakharoff, has taken still photos from the 1930s and created an animated 3D view of that long gone world. Enjoy.   Source photos by shorpy.com Music: Al Bowlly – “Guilty” Still frames and illustrations: behance.net/gallery/35310703/The-Old-New-World-Photo-based-animation-project Continue reading “The Old New World” Photo-Based Animation

Tornado Encounter – Not Dummies

Daily Random Shit for 2016-03-21: Not Dummies My friend, Beaux, posted the following clip:   Crazy. But then I saw this comment below the video & felt the need to respond: Justin W. Ford: Dummies Me: Wow. Nothing like having a mini-tornado drop on you. As for Justin’s “Dummies” comment, I’m sure this sort of thing never happens to smart people… Life can really be random, don’t assume that your good fortune isn’t also random and unearned. Thoughts I didn’t Post: It’s just too easy to see misfortune, quickly denote the ethnicity of the person in the video and pronounce … Continue reading Tornado Encounter – Not Dummies

Thru Tel Aviv – Kutiman Remixes a City

Music that moves the soul is a gift in these times we live in… hell, it’s a gift anytime we are lucky enough to find it in our path in life. What is most mysterious is how unrelated video snippets can so reveal the power of the human soul when weaved together by a master with the ear to hear this often-hidden-beauty. I’ve been enjoying Kutiman‘s creations since 2009… here’s his latest offering. Enjoy… Here’s the email that brought my attention to this latest project:  Hi all! We are excited to share with you a project that has been in … Continue reading Thru Tel Aviv – Kutiman Remixes a City

Curt Schilling & Whether to Fight with Internet Trolls

I felt prompted to post the following comment on the website of one of my favorite daily podcasts, The Morning Stream (episode 777), after the hosts discussed the controversy after friend of the show, Curt Schilling, took a hard approaching to dealing with threatening comments made by online trolls directed at Schilling and his daughter (CNN 2015): When one thinks about punishing the trolls for their bad behavior, I completely understand the frustration with thinking that there’s really no point of engaging the battle because it won’t change the trolls behavior and because it’s a game of whack-a-mole with dozens … Continue reading Curt Schilling & Whether to Fight with Internet Trolls

The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

As a wanna-be-writer, graduate with a degree in ancient texts (Biblical Studies) and a lover of the world of Tolkien I found Professor Drout’s 5-hour lecture on Professor Tolkien, his world and his works to be a wonderful mix of academic discourse presented in almost conversational tone, both comfort and approachable. There’s a lot here for the fan of the books, the movies and even the computer-games. Tolkien’s brilliant scholarship, imagination, passion for tales that reach back to the beginning of time is captured, not so much explained but, one is given a walk-through of Tolkien’s works. Professor Drout uses … Continue reading The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout

As a wanna-be-writer, graduate with a degree in ancient texts (Biblical Studies) and a lover of the world of Tolkien I found Professor Drout’s 5-hour lecture on Professor Tolkien, his world and his works to be a wonderful mix of … Continue reading The Modern Scholar: Tolkien and the West by Professor Michael Drout