Intentionally Bad Idea No. 1

14 January 2013, 15:29

I like the animation style of Early Cuts, but just for a laugh, could we not gather the surviving animators from Hanna-Barbera and/or Filmation to create a Saturday morning cartoon version of Dexter? Jennifer Carpenter would need only speak one line like “Hi, Dex!” in the entire series (her character’s every other appearance would be bleeped). There could be a single antagonist in each series/season, e.g. “the Ice Cream Truck Killer”. At the end of each episode, James Remar appears in a live-action segment where he imparts the moral, e.g. “And remember, kids: Don’t Get Caught.”

Rodney Eric Griffith

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Everyman

2 January 2013, 13:11

Chris Coyier of CSS-Tricks posted a request for everyone in the world to blog. I did, for a while, but I grew to dislike the randomness in my content. For this reason, I did not make blogging a priority in 2012. It was immediately apparent that Facebook enabled laziness, but it also facilitated instantaneous communication, even if my audience there is restricted. In 2012, this was something of a win/win. I needed the time to regroup. I like blogging for some of the same reasons Chris provides, but the blogs I’d always wanted to emulate had thematic consistency, and that takes more out of you than just reaction to a good restaurant or a new DVD.

Also, I didn’t want the distraction because I began writing a novel. The novel has nothing to do with anything in my history or the occasional sketches I’ve published here, but it’s a challenge in that I’d really gotten out of the habit of sustained thinking. I had to develop discipline to get myself out of the habit of placing cart before horse.

np: Lily Allen, Everyone’s At It

Rodney Eric Griffith

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Note to Self:

17 February 2012, 19:30

This always bears keeping in mind.

Rodney Eric Griffith

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Guest Star

20 January 2011, 18:58

I don’t usually veer into the Scott Adams terrain, but I had no idea there were now cubicles with sliding doors. I’m walking down corridors and seeing doors pulled shut. It’s not the same as an isolation booth or a proper office but any tiny step toward dignity is a good thing.

Rodney Eric Griffith

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Shuffle and Play

20 January 2011, 18:58

My 1st-Gen iPod Shuffle (mentioned here a long time ago) is still running, but the feature I never use is its shuffle mode. It’s always been the repository for podcasts of Le Show and Jarvis Cocker’s Sunday Service and lately, every Lenny Bruce recording in my library (which is missing the Philles version of Lenny Bruce Is Out Again and the Alan Douglas mash-up The Essential Lenny Bruce: Politics). They’re ideal for this purpose. When I’m remote, I find time is better engaged with voices that are speaking rather than singing.

I’ve read that the later Shuffles have slightly poorer fidelity and I’m not sure why you’d want them to be increasingly smaller. Even the newer Nanos are button-sized. They look smaller than the UNCLE ID badge.

Rodney Eric Griffith

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