So I just got back from seeing the NW Film Forum
's presentation of most of the Oscar short nominees
7:35 In The Morning
, starring Nacho Vigalondo
, was the most entertaining thing I've seen in the longest time, darn tootin'. Go to the site and watch the whole thing now! Right now! You will love it. So good. 12 stars!
Also, the Oscar winner for best animated short, Ryan
, was refreshingly unique, and I thought it was a fantastic use of computer animation to communicate... people. Really good. 8.5 stars. Birthday Boy
was also very good, although I think I was too hung up on tiny animation flaws to let myself chill and really appreciate the story. The story's quite touching - such innocence in a time of war, and his Daddy... made me think of Life is Beautiful
The NW Film Forum is sweet! I think they're a wonderful organization, although I thought their theatre was a 50/50 combo of ghetto and fabulous. I expected the crowd to be film snobbish, which it wasn't - it actually had a 'Look, Tony invited us to his living room to watch a marathon on Nick at Nite' vibe. Odd but welcome. I might become a member, we'll see. I could rent equipment! Woo woo!
I am pleased to announce that Andrea has been accepted into UW's laboratory of policy-making supergeniuses, known to the public as the DJ Evans School of Public Affairs
. Congratulations on grad school! Elicia is also joining her, albeit 2,000+ miles away, at some other grad school. What are you doing, anyway? I don't know, but congratulations to both of you smart womens.
Thanks for all the camera reviews in my last post - I have a lot of
researching to do. I've discovered that every day I *don't* have a camera, photogenic and strange events happen all around me. This weekend - clowns in the bar. Yesterday, I saw a man riding a bike in a giant foam cowboy hat
. Today I saw a guy holding a yardsale with the sign 'Yard Sale! Buy $10 and get a cold brew!' He was also in his yard, holding up a separate sign and announcing 'Buy a piece of my yard!' These occurences will immediately cease once I have a camera.
I think I would like to see a puppet show
Ok - so, I'm buying a very special t-shirt from the UK, and have the option to print something on the back. I'd like to print mike.karikas.com, but that's a bit long, and people don't seem to remember the word Karikas very well, let alone the spelling. So - I need an easy-to-remember shorthand for this site. I've checked the available domains, and here are a few that are available:
- mikepoop.com / poopmike.com
Any feedback or new ideas? I need to order this thing before Miko
heads back to the States.
There's a Space Ninja
at work now.
Mike, 3-16-2005 with $19.58
It really said "Por que, Jose?". All is fixed - automated web links and custom web links can co-exist in happiness here!
I was Ernest EBNY - I'm happy you're going to make my seemingly far-fetched world peace wishes come true! I need to call you EBNY as much as I can until you become EBVT, which i... [15 more to go]
Jason, 3-16-2005 with $19.10
man, your balrog said "no way, jose" to my link.
Jason, 3-16-2005 with $19.09
Did you check out that unphotographable link I had on my site? He feels your pain.
As far as the url...is leghumper taken? More than likely. Or how about scallopsofdoom.com? Or vegetableslayer.com? Or 10lbsofwatershestnutsinmyfridge.com? I guess that last... [38 more to go]
Elicia, 3-16-2005 with $12.43
Has anyone ever rhymed "Karikus" with "asparagoose"?
To answer your question, or well, I don't really know if you were asking in earnest, but here's a reply: I am going to find the answer to world peace, and to the question, "Why can't we all just get along?" The folks that will help me with this are at ... [387 more to go]
Andrea, 3-16-2005 with $10.17
Thanks for being pleased to announce me!
I vote for mikespants.com. Pant-licker.