Friday, February 29, 2008

Thursday, February 21, 2008

double Spanish burton

Some descriptions in the dictionary are short.

(ver ba tim), adv. 1. in exactly the same words, word for word.
Rauschenberg (roushen burg). n. Robert, born 1925, U.S. artist.

Some descriptions in the dictionary aren't short so much.
double Spanish burton, a tackle having the load suspended from one of two single running blocks, supported both by the fall, which is rove through it, and by one end of a runner which is rove through the standing block and which supports at it’s other end the other running block, made in two ways, either with the standing end of the fall attached to a fixed point beside the running block, or with the fall rove through the standing block and attached to the running block, supporting the load, with a mechanical advantage of four and five, neglecting friction.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Archive: Back in the Day Series. (Photo # 327D)

Here's a picture of yours truly back in the days before email (remember those?).
it was a kinder, gentler time. maybe. this was taken back in the day when photos were taken with film. (a cellulose nitrate or acetate made in thin sheets or strips and coated with a light sensitive emulsion.) It came in perforated rolls and you would thread it into your camera. After taking a shot you would have to, and get this! MANUALLY wind the film through the camera in order to get to the next section of unexposed emulsion. Also when you took a photo there was no deleting it if you didnt like it. Once you popped the shutter you were committed. In fact you couldnt even SEE your shots until you were done with the entire roll and had it processed. AND printed.
Stay tuned for further ruminations on How We've Changed In This LifeTime!
Next week...The Dial Telephone.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008

branding coleman miller

While floundering around here in the job hunt one creative director, after seeing my work, told me i had to market myself. This guy was great. He actually returned my calls! (If you're reading this sir, it's most appreciated) (He's not reading this..too busy making a living as a CREATIVE DIRECTOR) Now THAT sounds like a great job. But who knows..damn i am so lost as to how those places work i might as well be applying for work on Mars. As a glurnatologist. and i have no formal training in glurnatology. just a passing interest really. but i digress.
"aw shucks you guys I'm not lookin' for a handout... just a hand".
it's starting to look like im gonna have to do this the old fashioned way. DIY.
yeah thats it. by this time next year I'll have produced my first Super Bowl commercial, I'll be living in my Laurel Canyon house with my superspokesmodel wife and our three superspokeskids and I'll be driving a classic 1965 cherry red Asti Spumante.
Yeah, I got it all figured out.

Sunday, February 3, 2008