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Screen on the Green Film Series in Atlanta
Topic: Recreation 12:58 am EDT, Jun  1, 2007

Screen on the Green is a free event that shows classic Hollywood films in the great outdoors. In Atlanta, the films are shown at Piedmont Park in Midtown. There tends to be a good mix of films, from horror flicks, to comedies, to musicals. Vendors are on hand for light snacks and beverages, but patrons can bring their own picnics as long as they abide by park and festival rules. Low-backed chairs are allowed, but grills, umbrellas, and pets are prohibited. Movies begin at dusk, and there is usually a classic cartoon to kick things off. People usually start arriving for the best spots up front around 7:00 P.M.

The 2007 Screen on the Green Schedule

May 31 — Casablanca

June 7 — Car Wash

June 14 — Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid

June 21 — Funny Girl

June 28 — E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial

This is a blast. If you are in the area I would suggest you check it out. Pack a picnic dinner....grab a few're set.

Screen on the Green Film Series in Atlanta

Topic: Recreation 11:58 pm EDT, May 20, 2007

A group re-enacted the first level of Super Mario Brothers at a talent show. This is f-ing awesome.


Hijacked Disney Characters Explain Copyright
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:54 pm EDT, May 20, 2007

bloody brilliant!

Hijacked Disney Characters Explain Copyright

Flickr Photo Download: pwn your city
Topic: Miscellaneous 11:53 pm EDT, May 20, 2007

Stencil that has gone up all over Alanta...

Interesting..... and strangely enough it will not let me view this link without logging in

Flickr Photo Download: pwn your city

Wishful thinking?
Topic: Society 8:32 am EDT, May 19, 2007

One presumes the CNN International employee who typed this title *meant* to say, "Blair resigns," but perhaps they know something the rest of us do not.

I wonder how many calls/email they got and if this guy got in trouble? Supposedly it ran at about midnight eastern time.

Wishful thinking?

Republican Presidential Candiates on Torture
Topic: Society 11:22 pm EDT, May 16, 2007

Here is my selected exerpt, with some content cut and some emphasis added...

How aggressively would you interrogate those being held at Guantanamo Bay for information about where the next attack might be?

SEN. MCCAIN: The use of torture -- we could never gain as much we would gain from that torture as we lose in world opinion. We do not torture people.

When I was in Vietnam, one of the things that sustained us, as we went -- underwent torture ourselves, is the knowledge that if we had our positions reversed and we were the captors, we would not impose that kind of treatment on them.

It's not about the terrorists, it's about us. It's about what kind of country we are. And a fact: The more physical pain you inflict on someone, the more they're going to tell you what they think you want to know.

MR. GIULIANI: In the hypothetical that you gave me, which assumes that we know there's going to be another attack and these people know about it, I would tell the people who had to do the interrogation to use every method they could think of. It shouldn't be torture, but every method they can think of --

MR. HUME: Water-boarding?

MR. GIULIANI: -- and I would -- and I would -- well, I'd say every method they could think of, and I would support them in doing that because I've seen what -- (interrupted by applause) -- I've seen what can happen when you make a mistake about this, and I don't want to see another 3,000 people dead in New York or any place else.

MR. HUME: Governor Romney, I'd like to draw you out on this.

MR. ROMNEY: Now we're going to -- you said the person's going to be in Guantanamo. I'm glad they're at Guantanamo. I don't want them on our soil. I want them on Guantanamo, where they don't get the access to lawyers they get when they're on our soil. I don't want them in our prisons. I want them there.

Some people have said, we ought to close Guantanamo. My view is, we ought to double Guantanamo. We ought to make sure that the terrorists -- (applause) -- and there's no question but that in a setting like that where you have a ticking bomb that the president of the United States -- not the CIA interrogator, the president of the United States -- has to make the call. And enhanced interrogation techniques have to be used -- not torture but enhanced interrogation techniques, yes.

REP. PAUL: I think it's interesting talking about torture here in that it's become enhanced interrogation technique. It sounds like Newspeak.

REP. TANCREDO: Well, let me just say that it's almost unbelievable to listen to this in a way. We're talking about -- we're talking about it in such a theoretical fashion. You say that -- that nuclear devices have gone off in the United States, more are planned, and we're wondering about whether waterboarding would be a -- a bad thing to do? I'm looking for "Jack Bauer" at that time, let me tell you. (Laughter, applause.)

And -- and there is -- there is nothing -- if you are talking about -- I mean, we are the last best hope of Western civilization. And so all of the theories that go behind our activities subsequent to these nuclear attacks going off in the United States, they go out the window because when -- when we go under, Western civilization goes under. So you better take that into account, and you better do every single thing you can as president of the United States to make sure, number one, it doesn't happen -- that's right -- but number two, you better respond in a way that makes them fearful of you because otherwise you guarantee something like this will happen.

Rep. Tancredo, the reason western civilization looks hopefully upon you is the sort of values that Sen. McCain mentioned. If your perspective triumphs, you've already gone under. Its over.

Republican Presidential Candiates on Torture

Sharing Games
Topic: Recreation 11:55 am EDT, May 12, 2007

This struck me as very humorous so I thought I'd share and brighten everyones day.

Sharing Games

Improve your photography with clasical art.
Topic: Arts 6:40 pm EDT, May  9, 2007

Adjusting your photographs to get the color 'just right' can be a chore. Think about this: The Old Masters of painting spent years of their lives learning about color. Why let all their effort go to waste on the walls of some museum when it could be used to give you a hand with color correction?

When Photoshop entered the CS series it included a new tool called 'Match Color.' This tools was made so that you could match a series of photos to one another.

But there is another thing you can do with 'Match Color' that is much cooler: You can match the colors in your photos to those in famous paintings.

I keep a directory of about 30 of my favorite paintings and anytime I need to do color correction, I just scan through them to find the one that gives the photo I'm working on the best look.

This technique can be used in other ways. For example, use the color from a scanned-in 1970's Kodachrome snapshot to give a recent photo a vintage look. Need to make a picture more menacing? Use the color from a picture of a storm.

This is a really neat concept. It will definately add an extra something to photographs.

Improve your photography with clasical art.

RE: xkcd - Map of online communities
Topic: Miscellaneous 7:23 pm EDT, May  2, 2007

Decius wrote:
I like this... Not quite sure where MemeStreams is though.

Assuming the map wraps around at the edges like it should, I'd say we're a little dot on the far right hand side almost touching the edge, due East of, in the Sea Of Memes. The Blogipeligo lies to the southeast, offering fertile seas for fishing and trawling. The forgotten, undersea lands of Usenet, offered back to us by the powerful wizard Google, as well as proximity to the the IRC Isles and the sprawling confederacy of Wikipedia provide resources and expertise, though the confusing winds and maze-like interconnected channels can often result in many days lost at sea, drifting from isle to isle in search of an exit.

Some of us (cough*acidus*cough) have been known to conduct raids into the Straits of Web 2.0 while others have long since been lost, roaming the northern islands of WoW and EQ after becoming disoriented in the frigid and chartless wastes of the NOOB Sea.


RE: xkcd - Map of online communities

Billy and Jill tie the knot
Topic: Current Events 12:38 am EDT, May  1, 2007

Billy got married on Sunday. The wedding was wonderful and several of us had the honor of witnessing the beautiful event.

Billy and Jill tie the knot

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