Tuesday, April 28, 2009

try try again

Chainsaw Calligraphy wouldn't be Chainsaw Calligraphy without the occasional squirrel post. I guess? Shrug.

It's not that I like squirrels. No, not like. I'm never thrilled when a squirrel tries to break into my apartment. But -- oh -- I don't know -- if I had to choose, gun to my head, I would pick squirrel as my favorite urban animal. Why is there a gun to my head over this? Why am I blindfolded being asked about urban animals, gun to my head? Oh god. I should never have gotten in that van.

I like when a squirrel chases another squirrel up a tree, barber pole style. And then I wonder if the squirrel being chased is in on the fun or, if they were human beings with cell phones, the chased squirrel would be calling 911.

Here is a charming squirrel video.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

nobody doesn't like bob ross

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

coke bomb explosion prank

We all know that Mentos + Diet Coke leads to explosive fizz. Science can be fun. And evil.

Friday, April 17, 2009

Diversey Harbor Reloaded

Theatre Seven's production of Diversey Harbor is open.

A review round-up here.

This production is a remount of our 2007 production (an evening that also included Sexual Perversity in Chicago). The original production was performed in the former Rogue Theatre/Red Hen Theatre on Clark Street, south of Foster. That storefront space is no longer a theater. It's an upscale furniture store. It is gutted and airy and full of furniture I cannot afford.

I'm pleased with the production. For me, hearing the play is more potent than seeing any photos taken from my post-collegiate years. I have so few photos anyway. This is the only play I've written that's semi-autobiographical. Very semi. There are a few little details that were never full stories in my own life. Well, getting mugged was a full story, but now I mostly whip that out when I want to brag about how totally bad ass I was to take a gun to the face and not end up dead.

So, yes, on that note.

I hope you can see it.

photo by Mike Boehmer at The Windy Pixel

Friday, April 03, 2009

holophonic sound

Grab a good pair of headphones and check out "A Virtual Haircut" on this post. Close your eyes. Whoa.

I wonder if anybody is using holophony in podcasting? Especially for audio drama. It is gimmicky, but with good writing and a grasp on how to use sound in the story, it could be really great.

Thursday, April 02, 2009

Choreographed spontaneity at Centraal Station van Antwerpen in Belgium.