Saturday, March 31, 2007
Then, today, I was out and I went by the comic book store only to discover that there was a huge crowd outside and I couldn't get in to shop. Of course, it was a signing for Grindhouse! At first I was pissed because I didn't want to have to leave and come back later. But then someone told me it was almost over. So I hung out for a minute and the celebs came out and each got into their separate black SUVs. That caused some excitement among the crowd, and by chance I was actually in a good position to take some crappy pictures of Quentin Tarantino, Rose McGowan and Rosario Dawson with my cellphone, so it was kind of fun afterall.
I guess I have to admit, as sick as I am of hearing about Grindhouse, I do love the fact that NYC is the kind of place where you can stumble across something like this when you're just out walking around on a Saturday afternoon. Celebrity spotting is fun, as long as they don't interrupt my shopping plans.
Thursday, March 29, 2007
It was pretty empty, but I have a feeling the crowds will be forming soon.
I got a pumpkin muffin for breakfast.
Blogger's looking pretty good. Got some other things to try too.
Wednesday, March 21, 2007
Today I got a check from a certain entertainment company for certain work that I did for a certain comedy group last month. I can't say any more about that, but I think it's pretty funny that, in theory, I am now a paid comedian. Not the kind of thing I would ever imagine myself being. The check is for such a small amount, I'm considering keeping it as a momento!
Wednesday, March 14, 2007
Tonight I noticed a new feature of flickr - you can now make collections of sets. As an organization junkie, I can't tell you how happy this makes me!
To celebrate, here's a recent photo from my flickr photostream. The Red Dragon is from the comic Bone, by Jeff Smith, and Kurt Cobain is my favorite unlikely action figure.
Saturday, March 10, 2007
- They're both pretty easy to set up and edit.
- Both support moblogging (although, setting it up on blogger was so counter-intuitive, I almost didn't do it).
- Blogger lets me add lists of links ("blogroll"), but Vox doesn't have that capability yet (!!)
- Vox lets me directly integrate my flickr account. Not sure yet how useful that will be, but since posting photos to flickr is my primary online obsession, I have a feeling that will be pretty key.
Thursday, March 8, 2007
Here's what happened. I was reading an article and came across the phrase "Uncanny Valley." I find this idea fascinting. Basically, it's a theory that says that the more humanoid and life-like a robot or other non-human thing is, the more positive our reaction will be to it. Up to a point. And then there's a sudden and dramatic drop and the reaction turns to repulsion. The theory can be applied to inanimate things - like a stuffed animal - or ambulatory non-mechanical things - like zombies. There's even a chart!
Anyway, I was talking to someone about it and I said "If I had a blog, I'd post about this." He suggeted I start one. So, we'll see. Just because I'm doing this doesn't mean I'm really doing this.