Abandoned Amusement Park in New Orleans
they say New orleans is haunted… this has proved the theory 100%
I was sending photos like this to everyone when I started writing Nightmare in Silver. There is something uniquely disturbing about abandoned Amusement Parks.
Reblogging this because … like I need a reason.
Rarely … and I think it’s safe to say never before … has a YouTube video made me want to give it a standing ovation. Not before this one. This speech rings so true, hits so near to the heart, that I cannot help but assist in it’s viral spread. Watch this - it’s worth your time.
Specifically you Katherine P. If I were to ever have the honor of delivering your commencement address, I would pull verbatim from this speech and not care about the plagiarism.
Heed these words. The goal of a good education is in the pursuit of knowledge, not in it’s attainment.
This is worth a giggle. It also makes me want to go see this show.
If Pixar did Star Trek.
This genius did a Pixarization of Star Wars too. Cool!
“Head Over Heels” - an Oscar-nominated short animation.
So much to say about this one. It’s nominated for an Oscar award, just like the previous video I posted “Paperman”. I adore the concept of this and the portrayal of a relationship that has withered. It’s inventive and very thought-provoking. Well worth the 10 minutes of your time. Also very worthy of its nomination.
I just don’t know who to root for.
This describes how I feel as well:
Football isn’t my fandom, but I support fandoms in general. They make the world a weirder, more interestingly arbitrary place.
2/3/13 9:30 AMtimpratt
Fandom: “I will select THIS thing to become insanely passionate about! And I will drink beer with likeminded individuals!”
2/3/13 9:31 AMtimpratt
Basically, any excuse to eat lots of guacamole and drink beer all afternoon and jump up and down is fine by me.
2/3/13 9:34 AM
(from his Twitter feed & he gets a highly-recommended follow)
Paperman by Disney Animation. Stop what you’re doing and watch this. It’s lovely.
Jesus Rode Dinosaurs. OF COURSE! IT ALL MAKES SENSE NOW!
Do you like the show ‘Glee’? I hear it’s a great show. If I had a TV set, I might enjoy it too.
However, there is something of a controversy between Glee and one of my other favorite artists, Jonathan Coulton. It surrounds the Sir Mix-a-Lot song ‘Baby Got Back’. Have you heard about this?
In a nutshell, Jonathan Coulton released a re-orchestrated version of the song. He paid Sir Mix-a-Lot all the royalties due and has the song licensed as a remix. All above the board. Glee then comes along and dubs Jonathan Coulton’s work into their own show. They make an attempt to mask it, but the opinions tend to remain that Glee took Jonathan Coulton’s orchestration verbatim as their own.
The legal system says this is all OK because Jonathan Coulton’s work was a remix and you can’t copyright those. For more information on this, read here, here and here.
Jonathan Coulton has now fired back in his own way. He has released a remix of Glee’s version of his remix of Sir Mix-a-Lot’s song. Is your head spinning yet? What’s more, he has promised to donate the profits from the sales to charity. I have supported this by purchasing the track and I ask that you do as well.
Here’s the link to Jonathan Coulton’s site where he announces his scheme.
Get Baby Got Back (In The Style of Glee)
To wrap this up, I should make it clear that I do not despise ‘Glee’ or any of the talented actors and staff that produce the show. I don’t watch it because 1) I don’t have a TV and 2) it’s not really my cup of tea. FOX network, on the other hand, can die in any of several horrible ways, as far as I’m concerned. But that’s unrelated to this.