We live in a day and age of outrage. Perceived prejudice lives around every corner.
Internet commenters just can’t get enough of it, in particular. So when the Wall Street Journal published a piece on Yahoo!’s CEO, Marissa Mayer, and the commenters start piling on for her questionable success at the company (to be fair, they ARE selling the company), someone sees something wrong and calls out his/her fellow commenters on it:
Personally, I think if you’re going to find fault with the cis het white women (did I miss anything?) Mayer’s job performance at Yahoo, it would likely be due to reasons of sexism. Maybe misogyny, more specifically. The frequent references to “that girl” kind of fan those flames…
But, hey, just in case, “something like that” should cover all your other “ism”s nicely. Don’t leave anyone out!
I have to admit, though, that I did giggle a bit at another commenter who joked (I think) that she had played Diane on “Cheers.” She’s got the perfect look for that.
My favorite work of Liszt’s, as I mentioned at the time, is his Totentanz, a dark high energy piece that ranges up and down the keyboard, moves quickly, and then repeats. Love it.
Recently, I rediscovered Lisitsa on YouTube, where she’s kept very busy for the last decade. You don’t need to go to her website anymore to watch WMV files anymore — one autoplays when you load up her website.
But it made me idly look up “Totentanz” again on YouTube. There are two separate performances of the piece by Lisitsa on YouTube. One was at a public piano, and the other was more carefully controlled in a studio environment.
While I’ve been a day or two behind the entire way, I’m doing my best to complete the mission. I hope to be caught up just in time for the month’s end.
My drawing process is usually that I do a sketch in pencil in my sketchbook, scan that in, and then ink and color it in Clip Studio Paint. This video (using Screenflow) shows all the digital work for the Abbey Chase mermaid I drew last night, after the scan has been loaded up.
The full video ran 20 minutes, so I sped it up to about two and a half. Here we go:
I know what you’re thinking, and I agree: That gun is awful.
I watched a couple of these movies last year and loved them all over again, but wondered why nobody had come in and done a better restoration. I figured it was a money thing and there wasn’t enough interest in it from studios too busy putting out billion dollar blockbusters.
Thankfully, I was wrong.
There’s no planned Blu-ray release schedule yet, but I’m sure we’ll get one eventually. I am a patient man.
Schade points out that a print of Animal Crackers was located in the British Film Institute archives, and it contains bits of monkey business that were cut by American censors, including the excised lyric “I think I’ll try and make her” from the song “Hooray for Captain Spaulding,” as well as a bit where Harpo, rolled-up newspaper in hand, plays “slap-ass” with a society dame.
Yes, five others were released years ago, but they received no special attention. There aren’t any special bonus features added to them, the prints weren’t cleaned up at all, and they were released almost like they were public domain films someone was trying to dump.
My vote for Best Quora Answer Ever is still this answer from Elliot S. Maggin (yes, the comic writer) about security for the President. Makes me wonder jow many other great stories there are out there…
On a whim, a friend of mine went to play a round of golf at the Hillcrest Country Club in Los Angeles one day. Somewhere among the first nine holes he realized that the foursome behind him included the then-current sitting president, Bill Clinton. My friend looked around, noted that the big golf course was surrounded on all sides with hills peppered with high-end houses.