animal advent ala emberley day 5

December 5, 2014


How Jackie Chan Combines Action And Comedy Thinking more deeply about how he does his thing!
Reading my first dead tree book in a while, essays by Alan Lightman. Given that I now do the lion's share of my reading on e-readers, I'm troubled by reports that claim retention and what not is said to be better with paper, and trying to get a feel for why that might be. One thing is: a page read and then turned in a real book exists, whereas a screenful of text is gone. You can reconstruct it, but even then it very well might be off by a few lines relative to the page you read, thanks to the vagaries of pagination.

On the one hand, I'd like to think maybe I'm less thrown off of my game by electronic texts, in part because it suits my fast paced reading strategy of "grab the gist, go back for the tough stuff." Conversely, in other parts of life I'm aware of how critical the physicality of information is for me, how I employ my body to recall the layout of a week, or how I prefer sticky notes (virtual or otherwise) to mere lists of things. So I'm left with a vague worry I'm missing out with all the e-reading I do.
Charting kayaking's movements - from The Motions Of Canoers and Kayakers Revealed With LEDs In Long Exposure Photography

A great example of simple curves combined into lovely and complex ones
Just finished reading "The Secret History of Star Wars":
Getting here was a lot more fun than being here.
Marcia Lucas, film editor, and then-wife of George Lucas on their life near the end of the marriage.
I have an innate ability to take good material and make it better, and to take fair material and make it good. I think I'm even an editor in real life.
Marcia Lucas
In fact my suggestion for the title was The Other Shoe Drops instead of Revenge of the Jedi which is a misnomer.
Mark Hamill
I remember reading that in the the old Star Wars fan magazine "Bantha Tracks". What a horrible, horrible name!
I always tie the shoelaces together of the dead. Cause if there is ever a zombie apocalypse, it will be hilarious.