May 2, 2014
The pic above was inspired by a similar one taken and posted some time ago by Sal Uki. That Great Stuff just keeps giving even after you are done with it.
Lots of happenings in my life over the past few weeks.
I became a grandfather on 4-11.
I was laid off from my job on 4-15; the same day of the blood moon, it snowed here and it was tax day. A fairly eventful day.
My full time job is now finding a full time job.
I decided to post here just to give myself a little break. Back to it.
September 6, 2013
April 23, 2013
FBill and I met this lad in ATL: From Loudwire, penned by Graham Hartmann.
This year we lost one of heavy metal’s greatest drummers in Clive Burr. The man behind the kit passed away at the age of 56, leaving Iron Maiden fans shocked and saddened by the news.
Burr is celebrated most as Iron Maiden’s former drummer, having recorded brilliant percussion pieces for Maiden’s self-titled album, ‘Killers’ and ‘The Number of the Beast.’ The character Burr was able to inject into Iron Maiden’s music is nearly unparalleled, displayed beautifully in tracks such as ‘The Number of the Beast,’ ‘Run to the Hills,’ ‘Iron Maiden’ and ‘Hallowed Be Thy Name.’ Burr was also a member of Samson, a band which also featured future Maiden vocalist Bruce Dickinson.
Clive Burr passed away on March 12 due to complications from Multiple Sclerosis. Burr suffered with the ailment for many years, but passed away peacefully in his sleep.
“This is terribly sad news,” commented Iron Maiden bassist Steve Harris. “Clive was a very old friend of all of us. He was a wonderful person and an amazing drummer who made a valuable contribution to Maiden in the early days when we were starting out. This is a sad day for everyone in the band and those around him and our thoughts and condolences are with his partner Mimi and family at this time.”
April 19, 2012
Bollywood actress Meenakshi Thapar was kidnapped by two fellow actors, who then beheaded her after extorting money from her family, the Daily Telegraph reports.
Thapar, 26, appeared in an Indian horror film in 2011, where she met her alleged killers, actors Amit Jaiswal and Preeti Surin, the report says.
The two lured her on a trip, abducted her, and then demanded almost $50,000 from her family while threatening to make Thapar star in pornography, the report says.
March 20, 2012
March 13, 2012
February 28, 2012
Isn’t this how the Planet of the Apes got started?
April 12, 2011
I sent this to Canon in the hopes that it might find the right person at the right time… If any of you have ever looked for a professional quality, multi-format film scanner (possible Jorsa) than you know how I feel…
This is less a question than a pleading to Canon engineers… PLEASE develop a top quality film scanner which will scan at least all 120 formats. With Nikon out of the biz and nothing out there producing top quality scans from old and new film, there must be a market. Canon, being an electronics company as well as a camera company, should be able to product something… I know you, the reader of this comment, will not be in a position to help. However, you could forward this to the right people who may understand this great need. (Picture me on my knees begging and pleading for this as soon as possible)
Sincere thanks for anything you can do,
Long time Canon user,
Name and address blah blah blah