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Tuesday, July 20th, 2010
9:19 am
This fall I'm teaching a college course on the Universal Classic Monsters cycle. Societal-tensions of the 1930s reflecting Victorian ones!

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, April 20th, 2010
9:58 am
For the non-Facebook People (all 2 of you)
In addition to my regular ART 1103 Introduction to Film & Video I routinely teach, I'm teaching an upcoming course, ART 2641: The Mythology of the Star Wars Saga.

If anyone knows a central-Oklahoma college student who needs to pick up some Humanities credit, send them my way!

Current Mood: chipper
Friday, January 22nd, 2010
8:24 am
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET book to be directed in live-action adaption! By Scorsese no less! I've wanted this ever since reading the book.
Thursday, January 21st, 2010
1:23 pm
Help the UN Sec. Council est. a Commission of Inquiry into crimes against humanity, war crimes, and impunity in Burma:

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010
9:47 am
No internet all 3-day weekend, so give me time to get back to you if you messaged me; I've got over 300 messages to sort through on breaks!
Friday, January 15th, 2010
4:03 pm
I'm working hard on the Twisted Faery Tales V-Day Ball Feb. 13th. Sign-up now to attend!

Thursday, January 14th, 2010
11:21 am
No Fan Days in 2010 :(
Wednesday, January 13th, 2010
3:46 pm
If you find you've dug yourself into a hole, stop digging.
1:32 pm
This is too great! Thanks for posting George Krstic!


Now can we have NES versions?
9:20 am
My long-neglected Journal...
It was only when a co-worker asked me this morning about the strange quotes that shows up in her friends' list that I realized all my Facebook and Twitter status updates show up here on LiveJournal when I'm not even thinking about it. I mean, I set it up that way on purpose, afraid to let go of this journal, but also deluding myself into thinking that 140 characters could hold any import here as they do in those other environs.

Nope, they're two completely different beasts, and become increasingly confusing when I'm trying to balance the many comments I receive for these entries over on Facebook, versus the one or two that show up here. And the truth I have to face is, my priorities have changed. I no longer want to spend a half-hour to 45 min. each day typing up entries to commemorate that day's thoughts. And as the idea of sharing communal experiences with other friends here still appeals to me, we mutually peeking into each other's daily routines and landmarks, the truth is also that 90% of those people aren't doing that anymore either, as they too have made the migration.

I'll certainly continue to keep up with my friends and communities list here as I have the past six years, but for me and most of the other people that've moved on, all the real fun has been over at Facebook the past year and a half; it's just too easy to share there.

I'm sure I'll repurpose this blog at some point. Who knows? The new social media sites may eventually turn people back from brevity to more insightful journal entries. But I like to think that what you can sum up in those delicious little bit-size entries more frequently throughout the day speaks volumes more about your state of experience in the moment than a carefully orchestrated and proofed journal you know will be read by scores of other eyes. And having the option over there of creating and posting longer "Notes" when you feel like it, as well as easily sharing so much music, video, and pictures makes it a no-brainer. We shall watch and see...

Current Mood: chipper
Tuesday, January 12th, 2010
4:08 pm
"You're the bride my Master covets."
3:50 pm
Trust thyself; Follow your bliss.
Monday, January 11th, 2010
2:43 pm
In the allegory of the people in the cave by the Greek guy...
1:18 pm
When it comes to opera, she is ossified -
So all of you operas better step aside
9:40 am
Watching the returning student hordes this morning from my desk window, it feels like a zombie outbreak has spontaneously occurred overnight
Thursday, January 7th, 2010
9:18 am
Best news of 2010 period:

Christopher Lee stars in symphonic metal album based on the life and times of Charlemagne!

Wednesday, January 6th, 2010
12:21 pm
So in light of the mainstream debate over the recent Force-choke interrogation scene:

1) It's certainly less harsh than slaughtering Tusken families and young children. This is future-Vader we're talking here!

2) It's on late; impressionable kids are in bed by 9 PM.

3) It's the highest-rated show in Cartoon Network history. Don't only give them some slack, but give us a lot more of these darkside meanderings!
Monday, December 21st, 2009
10:35 am
Really enjoying my absinthe lip balm and the ForceCast Holiday special!
Friday, December 18th, 2009
8:36 am
For 3 yrs. all we've heard news of was how Avatar would be %^&*($# our eyeballs come now. Yes, & IMAX is the ONLY way to see this, honestly!
Thursday, December 17th, 2009
9:39 am
The SECOND Clash of the Titans trailer is already out! Looking GREAT except for the look of Calibos:

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