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The Thieving Hand

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.

Added by Geoff on October 10, 2014 at 10:30am — 10 Comments

Novels in Three Lines

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…

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Added by Geoff on August 7, 2014 at 8:09pm — 6 Comments

Small technical hitch...

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.

Added by Geoff on July 28, 2014 at 5:16pm — 7 Comments

lol my thesis

I've been enjoying a site called lolmythesis.com. 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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Added by Geoff on January 4, 2014 at 9:15am — 4 Comments

The Art of the Title

A Brief History of Title Design from Ian Albinson on Vimeo.

Added by Geoff on September 10, 2013 at 11:17am — 3 Comments

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