Thursday, March 15, 2012

New look at America

I've started to watch Stephen Fry in America via Netflix, which is of course is a documentery following the fairly famous Englishman Stephen Fry. He drives around the United States across five or six episodes, meeting different people and visiting some of the more famous landmarks.

The series are addressed mostly towards the British audience, to show a little bit of life here on this side of the pond. However, Stephen does not stick around much in one place. He looks around, gives a brief glimpse or a brief interview and moves on, never sticking to more than one or two places per state. He finds something unique and intersting per state, or in case of some states the only thing available. As an example he spends exactly a minute and a half in the fine state of Delaware.

What I like about this documentary is that it shows places I would probably never had gone myself(body farm in Virginia featuren in the Bones epiisode) and interviews people I would never have met in my life (a performer in the Washington D.C. comedy troup). Also the fact that Stephen himself does offer any kind of judgement, just a simple commentary, a history lesson, and a joke here and there.

Overall it's a very peaceful and in some instances beautifully shot documentary.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

I am creating a new blog - or an additional one

I am starting a new blog Cube In The Corner

Hold your gasps. Blogisfactory is not going anywhere. I am still going to keep posting things that relate to me and my personal life. I am opening up a new blog, the reason is not clear to me, but I feel like I need to share, and I think there are other people who would like to share as well. I will attemp to invite a bunch of collaborators.

Consider the new blog an experiment. I am not 100% clear yet on the reason I am doing this. It will develop though I promise you.

So welcome to the new blog Cube In The Corner and tell me what you think about the idea. I would love this to be a collaborative effort with my friends in IT. Let me know what you think. And yes! You know who you are!

Monday, March 5, 2012

A great artist has past

The saddest part is I wouldn't even know if I didn't read the Concept Ships blog. I have admired Ralph McQuarrie's art for many years and didn't know who he was. From some of the things I've read he influenced heavily what Star Wars would like when George Lucas worked on it.

Anyway search for his concept art on the web, you'll find many fascinating things things.