Tuesday, April 18, 2006

Kids These Days!

Holy Moley! Thad Komorowski has put together such an incredible blog concerning golden age cartoons! Anybody who loves cartoons and has a high-speed internet connection should go there and wallow in it. And he's all of sixteen years old! I don't mean to sound patronizing, here. I am truly in awe.

He really offers some interesting insights and the examples to back them up.

Dang - back in 1974 (when your's truly was 16) there was but mimeograph machines to get the word out.

Well done, Thad, my man!

Monday, April 10, 2006

Mystic Eyes & HTML

Back in the 80s & 90s I was in a sixties-style "garage band" called MYSTIC EYES. I also took a few HyperText Markup Language classes in 2000. The result? As a class project I created a website about the band! See it here!

(Sorry in adavance about all the banners and what-not. It's hosted on a "free" service.)

Monday, April 03, 2006

Friends, continued...

I think I've heard it said that you make all the friends you're ever going to make by the time you've hit thirty. That truism seems pretty much on-target.

Back in the 80's I used to hang out with a loosely-defined group of "film nuts" (as my non-film-nut-pal, Bernie christened them). We'd hang out at each others' houses running 16mm prints, swappin' films and stories. There was also a more established group called The Western New York Pop Culture Society that met once a month at the Erie County Historical Society. You guessed it, more films & more jawin' in the parking lot.

Families, life circumstances and a move out of state has put an end to these particular activities. No more film nuts. No more house calls. No more Sunday dinners.

Sure, we're active in our church here. And we've made acquaintances. But that easy camaraderie, those "Why don't you come on over?" sort of elements are missing.

E-Mail and Internet Message Boards are such poor substitutes for these things.

But who knows, maybe one of the old film nuts'll yet stop by?