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Sunday, March 21, 2004


Two video classics

Understand that neither of these are mine, but I believe they deserve to be seen.

Orson Welles, if you don’t remember, was a pitchman for supermarket wine toward the end of his life. I didn’t realize it at the time, but this clip would indicate he drank a fair amount of that wine as well.

I’ve long heard about William Shatner’s worst-ever interpretation of Elton John’s “Rocket Man,” but I had never seen it until recently. Now you, too, can revel in its awfulness.

You can thank me later.

Friday, March 19, 2004

Neither here nor there

Sounds of bells and hammers

I forgot to mention another excellent aspect of the phone: the sound.

Thursday, March 18, 2004


Severe weather alert

I want to reassure the folks back east that our 80-degree weather didn’t last forever. For the first time in two weeks, I wore something other than shorts and sandals to school. Already tonight, the mercury has plummeted to 55. Brrrr.

Wednesday, March 17, 2004


Coolest gift ever?

It’s shiny

payphone 1

It’s intact

payphone 2

It’s the real thing

payphone 3

This Christmas gift took longer to get here than all the others, but it was well worth the suspense. I am now the proud owner of 45 pounds of Baby Bell steel, fully functional and currently not requiring coins.* It looks bad-ass, and it has a receiver you could give someone a serious bludgeoning with. Thanks, Bill!

*Terms subject to change before your next visit.

Sunday, March 14, 2004

Site news

Web shockers pt. 2

More weirdness from the traffic stats: At the risk of disappointing these same six people again, here are the web searches that led them to my site:

i am not a number i am a free man
elliott smith wallpaper
fotos de rodney dangerfields
i am not a number a free man you are the new number

Mind you, I have deliberately avoided doing things that would get me listed in search engines, but their persistent little robots found me anyway.

Did you know there’s a .aero top-level domain for the air transport industry? Me neither, but one of them stopped by. Also in my magic mirror, I see … someone in Canada! Making up 0.29% of the traffic! Graham? Nancy? Who are you?

Friday, March 12, 2004

Site news

They’re tops

There are three new desktops available on the Desktops page.

I took my first look at the traffic statistics for this site, and much to my surprise, there are people coming here and looking at stuff. Lots of people. Every day. If I told you how many, you wouldn’t believe me. So who are you? Let me know.

Sunday, March 7, 2004

Site news

It’s on

Two new galleries, as promised. I’ve recently taken my Mamiya TLR to Big Creek Lumber and New York, scanned the negatives, and off we go.

There’s now an “About the Photographs” page that offers a guide to the 11 galleries on the site. There’s a link at the top of the third column over there, as well as at the top of every gallery home page. As I think of more things that need explaining, I’ll add them.

In describing the photographs, I found myself needing to explain the cameras, so there’s a page for that too now. It’s linked in the second column of this page and all over the Photographs page.

Want more? There’s more. I’ve collected the few video clips I’ve made and given them their own page. Included on that page is the movie I’ve been wanting to make for seven years.

I welcome feedback. Drop me a line.