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Better Than Real Because It's Not.


Wednesday February 19th 2014, 12:11 am
Filed under: General

(Jan 27) Brr. Cold. January.

platform
I grew up here

takeoff
But I associate the airport with preed now.

chopper
Probably heading for the city

they're stinking up my bed
Dogs love me,

tongues
People, not so much.


Wednesday December 11th 2013, 12:07 am
Filed under: General

(Nov 7) I do a lot of waiting for other people. Sometimes the animals get close to me.

it's there
Do you see the animal?

and flapping
Blurry

but only for a split second
Still

gathering
There were a number of them

then dispersing
All on the move

i tell people his name is 'vicious'
preed says Romeo looks like a scary dog

he runs behind us when frightened
What do you think?


Tuesday December 10th 2013, 12:44 pm
Filed under: General

(Oct 20) If you knew me, you’d think I’d have been here already, or that I’d have gone with Viza. You’d be wrong on both counts. On this particular Sunday afternoon though, I went to the NYC Transit Museum with Preed.

and pressurization
It starts with the story of digging

the bewheeled barrow
Preed tried his hand at manual labor

oh there he is!
Today’s Game: “Where’s Tesla?”

Brooklyn Trucking Express
Whatever it is, do it.

it's just like in the movies!
I’ve never actually seen one of these for reals before

stupidly ironic
Stupid people? Ironic? Perhaps just well-trained.

which apparently used the same business model as prostitutes
Trolleys!

already overdue
More irony. But so very MTA.

can you spell 'manipulation', boys and girls?
Wrigley’s spells an ad that wouldn’t pass standards and practices today

you probably got stuck *to* them
It’s amazing how long they stuck with wicker seats

fire! fire!
Another era, for sure

toll-takers
Paul seemed deeply interested in these


Sunday November 17th 2013, 3:13 pm
Filed under: General

(Oct 19) It would have been easier to enjoy this place if I hadn’t felt mislead about the Breaking Bad “exhibit” (more like a narrow closet, literally), which quite possibly didn’t contain anything actually used on Breaking Bad. Most of the items I saw were obviously “re-creations” of items used on the show, of generally poor quality. I wonder if that’s why no photos were allowed of this material. There’s plenty of blame to go around. AMC/Sony for the fraud, and the museum for being a party to it. It left a very bad taste in my mouth, which is a shame, since in retrospect, the rest of the museum wasn’t bad. The security staff were unfriendly and in the way, but the rest of the staff were very friendly and helpful. Due to the crappy faux Breaking Bad thing and the obtrusive security staff, I give the Museum of the Moving Image a “Meh” rating, which seems like a shame.

gregory barsamian
This,is called Feral Fount

strobe on
Light off

need a hand?
Illusion on

illusion off
Lights on

it's brooklyn in the house
How it’s done

incubator of the peep show
Mutoscope

if you listen carefully, you can hear their meter
The measure of meters

we call them 'silent movies', but people used to call them 'movies'
Movies existed before sound.

you can hear us now!
But if moving film strips rapidly was the innovation that created ‘films’ out of photography

and ruined the careers of actors with poor voices
Sound was the innovation that created ‘movies’ out of ‘films’.

reel to real
Yes kids, this is where the skeumorphic iOS icon came from.


Wednesday November 13th 2013, 12:00 am
Filed under: General

(Oct 19) Preed came to town. So much happens when he’s here. Much much more than happens in several months lately.

or rather the message is
Sometimes the signs are unclear.

does it mean i'm still a geek that i found a discussion of content delivery networks interesting?
We began the weekend with…

with extra etsy!
The days of the DevOps

aside from elaborate
We visited the Museum of the Moving Image, in Astoria. I forget what this thing is,

it reminds me of nan
but the model is very elaborate

names from the past
Another reminder of the Honeymooner’s. The second one recently.

barbie, sadly, was killed within 60 seconds of beaming over to the funhouse.  never ever wear the red uniform on 1960's star trek.
Ken needs to make sure Barbie doesn’t end up alone with Shatner

travis bickle is not pleased
No photos at the Breaking Bad “exhibition” wedged into a corner



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