Monday, May 27, 2013

Garden Ties

Photographing a nearby community garden, 
I was most attracted by the ways people had tied stuff together.

Sunday, May 26, 2013

Burst o' Speed

Jogging while recovering from a cold feels like cycling on soggy tires. That was a few days ago. 

Today, I was short on time, so I did a Burst o' Speed workout:
run pretty fast for a set distance, then walk back.
Repeat 10x.

I haven't been exercising much, so I was a little surprised that my tires seem to have reinflated themselves; I even felt rather zippy. Maybe it was even good to slack off for a little while?

Postcard #13: "Eye and Hook" (Fresca)

Postcard #13: me to bink
Eye and Hook
April 1992

At Christmas 2013, Bink scanned for me this long-lost series of postcards that we had made and sent each other in 1991-1992.

Click to see all 22 postcards

Friday, May 24, 2013

"I thought we were explorers..."

Scotty (Simon Pegg) states the crux of the matter in Star Trek Into Darkness:
are we explorers or avengers?

Thursday, May 23, 2013

"Star Trek Into Darkness" Looks Like....

 I loved Star Trek Into Darkness.
Why not? It's a pastiche of a whole bunch of good stuff!

Here're some similarities to other movies I noticed:

1. The Star Trek love triangle [below, left: Kirk (Chris Pine), Spock (Zachary Quinto), and Uhura (Zoe Saldana), 2013]
. . . looks like Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid [below, right: Paul Newman, Katharine Ross, and Robert Redford, 1969]

2. The conference room for Starfleet's top brass in Star Trek Into Darkness (below, upper image) 
. . . looks like the War Room in Dr. Strangelove (below, bottom image).

3. And another Dr. Strangelove:
Admiral Marcus (left, Peter Weller), head of Starfleet
...looks like U.S. Air Force Brigadier General Jack D. Ripper (Sterling Hayden).

4. Benedict Cumberbatch's "John Harrison" [below, left: why oh why didn't they make him a believable "Harrison" instead of an unbelievable "Khan"?]
. . . looks like Ralph Fiennes's Lord Voldemort in Harry Potter.

5. ...and Harrison's coat looks like it's out of The Matrix.

6. There's also some Star Wars stuff, of course.
How come I can't find a screencap of the Millenium Falcon flying sideways through a tight spot? I know it did.
And so does Kirk's shuttle.

Since I can't find an image, here's Kirk Solo on deviantart, by disdaining fortune