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The Thieving Hand

Posted on October 10, 2014 at 10:30am 10 Comments

This is a genuinely unsettling little movie. It fits roughly in with Fright Month theme, and also I wanted to see if I could figure out how to embed something in the blog section since Amy was asking.

It was made in 1908 (for Vitagraph Studios--the same studio that produced "Princess Nicotine") and the very ending is missing.

Novels in Three Lines

Posted on August 7, 2014 at 8:09pm 6 Comments

Félix Fénéon was a terrorist and an art critic over a hundred years ago. For a few years he wrote several short news items every day for a French newspaper. They are characterized by humor, detachment, deadpan horror, and mystery. 

I've never read anything else like them.

I tried, at one point, to think of a way to use them in a video collaboration. My general thought was to introduce randomness--you pick your 'novel' out of some kind of virtual hat or someone else picks it for…


Small technical hitch...

Posted on July 28, 2014 at 5:16pm 7 Comments

I was watching a Scott Murray vlog and decided to comment with an embed. But the little toolbar on top of the comment box (with the embed icon) was missing. I looked at several other videos and it was the same story. However, the comment boxes in the blog column--at least those I looked at--are intact.

I just started using Chrome, if that means anything. But I kinda think I've seen this issue before and there was a very simple fix.

lol my thesis

Posted on January 4, 2014 at 9:15am 4 Comments

I've been enjoying a site called College seniors are invited to sum up their thesis in a single sentence (though some use two or three). This is a random sampling; students are contributing more every day.

I spent my fieldwork alone in my room with a case of dysentery, but, y’know, here are some things I already knew before I left that cast doubt on 40 years of linguistics. Relatedly, that country can officially go fuck itself.…


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At 7:36pm on December 21, 2015, ThatGirl said…

At 7:40pm on November 10, 2014, ThatGirl said…

THIS blew my mind when I found this live performance of this adored track . I go back to it now and then because its just such a powerful performance, and if you do some research on the writing of the lyrics...(there's alot of emotion evoked by words written out of sheer randomness...something I thought might tickle your fancy)

At 5:58pm on October 25, 2014, ThatGirl said…

I'm feeling a bit celebratory right now..that was a tough one. We're cooking with gas...

At 11:11am on October 5, 2014, Lorrie said…

At 11:24am on August 31, 2014, Chig said…

Thanks Geoff.  Apologies for the delay as I was on my "at work cycle".  

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At 9:38pm on November 4, 2013, ThatGirl said…

I just get these intuitions...that maybe you will find something to inspire you in the coming days.


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