Article Archive for March 2010
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 31 March 2010
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Confidence men and thieves are abundant in the real world, and nearly of them are despicable human beings. In movies, however, these crooks display an ability I often wish I had: to save their own skins through storytelling.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 30 March 2010
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The great showman P.T. Barnum once wrote a book collecting together stories of historical lies and frauds. Barnum wouldn’t like to hear me use the word “fraud,” however — he preferred “humbug.”
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 29 March 2010
Stats: 5,846 views and 2 Comments
I discovered two rows of worker ants, one entering and one returning outside. I cringed as I imagined what they had found. A salsa spill? A forgotten stash of unwanted licorice jellybeans? A corpse?
Posted in Things We Like on 27 March 2010
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Jason Shiga invites you to choose your own adventure “ending in doom and disaster.” Cory McAbee offers a lounge singer’s view of the universe. And FM3’s single-speaker music device will mellow you right out.
Posted in Lies and Entertainment on 26 March 2010
Stats: 3,735 views and 1 Comment
Theater owners from all over the world gathered at the ShoWest Convention in Las Vegas to see what surefire money-making product the major Hollywood studios has in store. Here’s what they were promised.
Posted in One Million Watts on 25 March 2010
Stats: 8,886 views and 2 Comments
I walked into the music shop without any thought of actually buying something. I knew I enjoyed the Beatles, but not much beyond that. Then a cassette tape whispered a message directly in my ear.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 24 March 2010
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The grounds of Disney’s Burbank studios is an odd place; it seems to have more in common with a small college than a big Hollywood studio. And the commissary serves one wicked bowl of chili.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 23 March 2010
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Cheese is my Prozac. There are delicious bits of cheesy goodness that will cure any and all ills, and chief among these cheesy medications is pizza. But what style?
Posted in One Million Watts on 22 March 2010
Stats: 3,716 views and 2 Comments
When people find out I work at Archie McPhee, it often prompts the question, “How do you get your ideas?” Here are a few of our strategies that you might be able to apply to your own projects.
Posted in Things We Like on 20 March 2010
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“The Miracle of Morgan’s Creek” runs hilariously afoul of patriotism and public decency. Also: Discover the moody, cinematic sounds of The Flashbulb’s Benn Jordan.