Friday, January 2, 2015

TED: Magician: The only honest profession!

This is an impressive use of multi-display presentation as well as an amazing lecture about Truth, Lies, and Magic.

Thursday, January 1, 2015

TED: Asking

Amanda Palmer puts it perfectly.  When information and entertainment are essential free and available anywhere, the question isn't how do we make people pay for entertainment but how do we let people pay for entertainment.

This is a completely new paradigm for a new generation.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Unfair Video Game Reviews: Dead Space

A little over a week ago I recorded an Unfair Video Game Review.

The original concept was that a game gets five minutes to grab my attention.  The timer would start after the play button was pressed and time would be added or subtracted based on awesome or crappy things that happen.  If 

While this first attempt was being recorded the realization came to me that I should start the timer after the opening cinematic.  Among other things I know there are many areas where it could be improved.  I looking for feed back.

Let me know what you think.

TED: lol, txting is killing language. JK

One thing that's always fascinated be is the evolution of language, and I'd never thought of the change in the use of the word lol as anything along those lines.  I always felt kinda embarrassed when I would use the word lol when I didn't actually laugh out loud, but now instead I'm going to think about how it's actually being used and what for.  That goes for everything now when communicating in short quick bursts of text. When I find I'm using language in a different way than normal instead of feeling embarrassed I'm going to think about how I'm helping to create a language.

"The limits of my language means the limits of my world."
-Ludwig Wittgenstein

Thursday, December 18, 2014

Every theater should be screening this movie

After hearing about SONY canceling the Interview and Paramount putting the kibosh on showings of Team America I think I've found the movie that they should screen.

The Great Dictator

This is one of the first talkies that Charlie Chaplin ever made and the mustache made it perfect for a prince and the popper type story line involving Hitler.  The slapstick is good but this speech makes the whole film worth it.

I know it's not a direct attack on Kim Jong Un, but it would be great to play it in place of the other two films mentioned above to point out how silly kowtowing to a dictator really is.

Charlie Chaplin had the balls to take on a dictator why can't SONY and Paramount do the same.

"Rhetoric does not get you anywhere, because Hitler and Mussolini are just as good at rhetoric. But if you can bring these people down with comedy, they stand no chance."
-Mel Brooks