Talent competition from the 1984 Miss Alaska pageant. The steady smile and crossed eyes gave me a chuckle.
MoveOn.org’s Peter Koechley (formerly editor of the Onion) is the brain behind a new YouTube parody series featuring Billy Merritt, driver of the Straight Talk Express. On Tuesday night, Billy released a new video about John McCain inventing the BlackBerry.”
“Top McCain policy adviser, Douglas Holtz-Eakin. Waving his BlackBerry personal digital assistant and citing McCain’s work as a senator, he told reporters Tuesday, “You’re looking at the miracle that John McCain helped create.”
To me this claim that McCain claims the invention the Blackberry is about as substantial as the Republican myth that Al Gore claimed the invention of the Internet. I haven’t researched it but I’m sure that at least Gore knows how to email. And the fact that McCain has publicly called himself “computer illiterate” is certainly is something everyone should know.
The Time Machine from GammaBlog on Vimeo.
I did the stop-motion animation on this ambitious little short in 1962 or 1963. It is, of course, inspired by the H.G. Wells novel and the George Pal movie. But my traveler goes back in time, not forward, and is not quite as philosophically oriented as Well’s traveler.
I always wanted my animated films to have a sound tracks. Now this one does. I had fun writing the dialogue to make some sense of the existing action. The music was composed on an ancient Casio CTK-150 keyboard.