Villagers With Pitchforks

The flaming torches were delayed in transit, sorry.

Monday, March 28, 2005

Just what we need: another novelist

I'm starting to write a novel this week. There won't be a lot of details posted on the Web, because I have found that talking about a project takes energy away from doing the project. This one has a beginning and an ending already (most of my ideas just have beginnings), so I stand a chance of finishing it.

Friday, March 25, 2005

Go Away, Death. Thank you.

Too many deathwatches in the news these days. I ain't going there. Let's talk about movie credits instead. Yes: movie credits.

It used to be that only the department heads of a movie got credited.
Then, for comedic effect, the following appeared in Airplane!
A Tale of Two Cities written by ........... CHARLES DICKENS
I just looked up those credits on IMDB. That credit isn't listed - IMDB is used extensively in the entertainment industry, so they only include credits for people who worked on a project - but another gem is:
Generally in charge of a lot of things .......... MIKE FINNELL
Then ILM started crediting everybody.

The computer animation companies are doing something cool. Both The Incredibles and Robots, done by two different studios, list the babies born during production. Babies! I think that's cool.

Wednesday, March 23, 2005

The Return of the Apologetic Narrator

Well, hopefuly soon. It's not crushingly busy here at the Office, but it is busy.

Wednesday, March 09, 2005

Laugh It Up, Fuzzball

Normally I take isolated medical results with a grain of salt, but I've known this at an instinctive level for years: Laughing is good for you. A quote from another article on the same study:
'The magnitude of change we saw is similar to the benefit we might see with aerobic activity, but without the aches, pains and muscle tension associated with exercise,' Miller said. 'When you laugh, you have less wear on your joints, and you don't have to worry about calories from chocolate. A good belly laugh a day would be a big step toward heart health.'
And a saner world. Let's only elect leaders who have a sense of humor.