Mr. Croup: "If you cut us, do we not bleed?"
Mr. Vandemaar: [pondering] "No."
~ "Neverwhere" by Neil Gaiman


Hannelore Ellicott-Chatham

She smiled and added: "The clothespin had its way and we'd never got too far without it.  Whenever we needed it, it was around us.  It was going to be something, if it had its way.  And then stopped it all after finding it was a clothespin."
 ~ Dementia Tale #4, from "Damn Shoe's & Other Talking Tales" by Dr. Daniel Boone

A step by step analysis of how "The Lion King" ripped off "Kimba the White Lion"

Catch the Blue Drop


Paper Lanterns

5 words I looked up in the dictionary:
- transhumanism
- eldritch
- cultured
- excoriate
- languid



A Dance to Summer

Pierre sometimes attended her soirees and dinner parties, where politics, poetry, and philosophy were discussed, and knowing how very stupid she was, listened with a strange knowing of perplexity and alarm. At such times he felt like a conjurer who expects that at any moment his tricks will be seen through. But whether it was that stupidity was just what was required to conduct a salon, or that those who were deceived took pleasure in the deception, at any rate it was not discovered, and her reputation as a "charming, witty woman" became so firmly established that Ellen Vasilyevna Bezukhova could say the most banal and stupid things yet people continued to go into raptures over the least remark she made and to discover some profound meaning in it of which she herself had no inkling.
~ War & Peace


The Fortunate Only

Launch of Pamela Liou's new jewelry line" Langoliers.


Friday Friday

Opening party for "Set in Style: The Jewelry of Van Cleef & Arpels"

Defending America, the Underdog
Published: March 24, 2011
It is 2027, and Korea is a superpower that invades the United States. You play as an American resistance fighter.


Let's Get Fucked Up and Die

ASIFA East 2011. Who might show up at the awards:

Student Films -
"Book Girl and Cabinet Girl" by Jane Wu
"Eclipse" by Liat Koren
"Dashera" by Animesh Dwivedi

Short Sponsored Films -
"Martha's Vineyard Film Fest Bumper" by Twins are Weird
"ChileVision La Verdad" by Nola Pis / Juan Delcan

"Daffodils" by Magik Studio

Long Sponsored Films -
"Naked Mole Rat Gets Dressed" by Mo Willems
"The Human Voice" by The Rauch Brothers

"The Christmas Shoes" by Brian Musikoff / John Kawamoto

Independent Films -
"Mask" by Pat Smith
"Of Frogs and Gods" by Brad Pattulo
"Calypso Agency" by Joe Andres Velasco

Educational -
"Word on the Street" by David Levy

Music Video -
"Dot Dot Dot by Around the World" by Bryan Brinkman

Experimental -
"Accumulonimbus" by Andy Kennedy



5 new vocabulary words I looked up:
  • titer
  • hirsuteness
  • copacetic
  • grotto
  • arbiter


Loss of Balance

Coming to a DVD near you... a behind-the-scenes featurette of "The Moon & the Son" with after-effects work by me!

An animated Christmas card for the nice studio I intern for.

My review of the reopening of the Museum of Moving Image, for ASIFA-East

This happened already, but soon it will spread across the nation... I made the title cards. Jules Feiffer's dancer-cartoons are brought to life by the Merce Cunningham Dance Co.