Friday, July 18, 2014

Lost Skeleton Kickstarter

10 years ago Larry Blamire made a the cult classic "The Lost Skeleton of Cadavra". A great sendup of 50's science fiction monster movies. He followed that with a parody of 1960's adventure serials with "The Lost Skeleton Returns Again". Now he wants to complete the trilogy in a big way with "The Lost Skeleton Walks Among Us". And a kickstarter is the best way to fund it

Friday, April 25, 2014

Sunday, September 22, 2013

10 Bullets by Tom Sachs

There is some satire in this, but who doesn't want to work in a space where there is such emphasis on organization, thoroughness, cleanliness, and communication.


Saturday, July 06, 2013

Improv Guild Flood

For the last two years I have been performing improv with the Improv Guild and it has been a life changing experience for me.
In June, a major flood devastated the city of Calgary. Our Improv Guild, a not for profit theatre society, was caught in the middle of the disaster. Our beloved theatre was filled with river water for days leaving behind inches of thick, muddy sludge. Thanks to countless volunteers, we survived. But we sustained more than $20,000 in damages and losses.

We are seeking financial support in the amount of $5,000. This amount will help cover the costs of rebuilding our studio and the replacement of assets essential to our programming. We’re not asking for the entirety of what we lost, just enough to get us back on our feet. Any help is truly appreciated.

This flood hit us at a really hard time. September marks our 10th anniversary as an organization. As a result we had been planning to significantly increase programming and celebrate the success of our small, hardworking arts organization. Because of this flood everything is up in the air.

What We Need & What You Get
We are seeking $5000 in support to help cover the costs of:
  1. Cleaning supplies, paint, drywall and building supplies
  2. Ruined furniture such as couches, shelves and tables
  3. The cost of 2 refrigerators that were lost
  4. Ruined speakers and other electronic equipment
  5. Replacement of props and costumes
In return, we are offering the following perks depending on your level of support:
  1. Invitation to volunteer and donor appreciation show
  2. Free tickets to Boardwalk Calgary Improv Festival
  3. A plaque on our studio wall with your name on it
If we do not meet our fundraising goal any donations will still be used as outlined above.
Be a flood angel. Even $10 will go a long way to help.


Saturday, June 01, 2013

Chrysler Building

Chrysler Building
Originally uploaded by Drhaggis.

I'm sorry, poor neglected Blogger blog. I do love you very much. Here is a fine photo I took whilst in New York. There. That makes it much better right? Right?

Friday, February 03, 2012

Victoria Caswell deserves better

Victoria Caswell makes a great sewing kit, which makes the design and general interest blog rounds to end up on Boing Boing, where the comments tear it a new one.
To sum up the Boingers loving embrace this wondrous thing:

It is both incomplete and it has too much stuff in it. It's too big and the pockets are sewn wrong. It evokes both a history of anti-GLBT sentiment and the murderous tendencies of a fictional serial killer. It is just like a WWII sewing kit, and clearly she didn't do enough research. It can therefore only be appreciated as irony or non utility art.

Honestly I don't know why I read the bottom half of the internet. Sometimes I comfort myself thinking that all the comments I read are written by automated bots. An army of comment bots acting like "methed up, blindfolded rednecks mauling each other with hunting knives." Either that, or deal with the knowledge that the people walking around every day, voting, raising children, working and living all around us are the same fucks that actually post to the internet.

Image from Boing Boing who got if from Lovely Package.