Absent For A Bit ....

I am away for a little while working on a few or more episodes for The Adventures of My Space Alien Alter Ego story ... will return (to Earth) soon!

Notice: Blogger has screwed up and lost a bunch of photos out of my blog! They are replaced with a gray silhouette of a human head. I will eventually get them replaced with the correct photo, it may take a while to find and fix everything. So some of my stories don't make much sense without their photos, sorry for the inconvenience.



A Computer Mouse, A Norse God, and Elmer's Gloo Walk Into A Taco Bell

This July and the first third of August have turned out to our best Spring in several years.

Where did aLL the rain come from and more importantly, what has been keeping it away so long?

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How I am celebrating my father's birthday this year: I am visiting the tiny town where he was born and spending time there. I don't remember ever being there, just close by. He has been gone a few years now.

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I am attending a party soon for my aunt's wedding anniversary. I realized by closeness in the number of years married and my age that I was most likely the youngest person in attendance at her wedding.

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I am eXcited about the final 8 episodes of Breaking Bad. I have studied this show extensively, watching the entire series at least four times, a few parts researched more than that. I love finding tiny technical errors in the shooting of scenes. I actuaLLy found an out-of-place cloud in the episode where Gus and Mike meet in the parking lot at the airport in season three, episode 4, "Green Light", about minutes 30 - 32.

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I have given up trying to get an electronic technician, chemist or computer scientist job. I am now focusing on an art career, mainly commercial. Buying lotza new toys for design and production of goods. We already have several people interested in buying things. It has been fun getting to work more with the wife as weLL. 

Yesterday evening as we were getting in the car she said, "I love You (ever so slight pause goes here) Tube." In case you missed a previous story that is our new form of siLLiness that she created several days ago.

I told her that 3 percent of me was severely suddenly disappointed, wanting to -cry-, eXpecting an honest "I love you" [after this last week of torture] but the other 97 percent of me was teLLing the 3 percent to "shut up, Namby Pamby Baby, wah, and enjoy the hilarity." She just laughed at this and hinted to eXpect more similar mental abuse.

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I am designing a wasp kiLLing machine that involves PVC pipe, a Dyson vacuum cleaner, and a garden hose. I like it that the vacuum cleaner has the "die" sound in its name, appropriate.

I am confused by the latest Dyson vacuum commercial claiming their vacuum cleaner has TWICE as much suction as other vacuum cleaners. I am not sure what that means eXactly. Pressure differential from atmospheric? Volume of air? I am confused.

Their web site mentions that it is a measure caLLed air watts. Of course my first response is AbbotCostelloishly, "What, errors?"

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It bothers me that I always type the word 'there' when I knew I wanted the word 'their' and I don't catch it until I proofread. I veRy clearly know the difference between the two words, and I live in a part of the country where most of us pronounce the two words differently. 

So maybe its an aging process thing. 


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I hate my mouse, it is old and unreliable. I would try to make a joke that it has lost its logic but then I looked at the mouse and realized there is no C in the name Logitech immediately after the I. So the best I can say is that has lost its Logi, or borrow the C from the tech part of the name then you are left with "teh" which means nothing. A search on Logi reveals that LOGI is the stock market symbol for the company that manufactured the mouse. Wikipedia also teLLs me that Logi is the Norse fire giant, god and personification of fire. He was married to someone named Glöð. I think that would be a great name for a wife of anyone named Elmer. Then at dinner parties when someone asked, "Is that Elmer's wife?" you could respond, "Yes, that's Elmer's Gloo."

[I haven't written a Norse mythology based piece of humor in several weeks so that may not be as funny to you as it was to me. I think the anglicized version of her name is Glod instead of Gloo but when I first saw the öð part of her name I thought it was two strange O's. I know, I know, I shouldn't be eXplaining my humor but the sun hasn't come up yet today and I have been awake too long and I accidentaLLy ruined my wife's leftover Taco Bell food while I was trying to cook mine. The fine people at Taco Bell put the label wrappers on wrong.]

Now I am wondering how I combined a computer mouse, Norse mythology, Elmer's glue, and Taco Bell.

I need coffee.


fmcgmccllc said...

I think the art will work out better for you.

Joanne Noragon said...

I cast about for the end to two Japanese beetles defiling my roses. I spied a brick and a half a brick and whack, my problem was gone. I made a grandchild root in the brick pile to replace the whole brick with another half brick. Perfect addition to the rose garden.

esbboston said...

fmcgmccllc: I like being my own boss and having flexible time for taking care of Cooper.

Joanne: I enjoyed your brick arithmetic. We should come up with a new word, maybe: abrickmetic or arithmebrick

Rob Z Tobor said...

Hello Mr ESB . . . . PHEW that is fair amount to take in, well it is for me as a simple chap with a fading brain and inefficient limbs (well less than they were, they still operate enough to move about).

I was curious as to how you detect an out of place cloud, a skill that might be useful one day.....

And I am very pleased to hear of your new adventure as a commercial artist. Being an artist has huge highs and lows from the hallowed galleries of nation exhibitions to cutting ones ear off in a corn field. My own adventures in art are more corm field, but I have no plans to cut bits of myself off. Do feel free to use any of my images although I suspect they are not exactly what you have in mind, but they are there if you want them.

The wasp killer sounds a little industrial but good luck with your Wasp-amatic machine, and I agree about the vacuum. It is like soap powder making things whiter that white by 35%.

As for there and their, I think you have been reading my blog too long Mr ESB my bad habits are spreading across cyberspace.

AH yes As Shakespeare wrote in his well know play King Elmer the Third when alarm Bells rang when faced with a very Sticky situation

A Norse, a Norse my kingdom for a Norse. . . . or even a mouse if all else fails

esbboston said...

Rob: Your question was How I detected an out of place cloud ... I watched the entire Breaking Bad series four times. I watch for different things, such as camera motion, zoom, pans and angles, lighting, how much dialogue is in a scene, how many stories are being told during an episode, etc.

I noticed the sky was clear as Mike was walking toward the Gus's car and then just a couple minutes later there is a cloud in the sky as he leaves. You can see by the shadows on the distinct grounds of the parking lot objects that probably more time than two minutes went by, so I wasn't sure where they shot the interior of the car conversation scene. They could have made it seamless (no clouds in both) by shooting Mike getting into the car and then getting out of the car, Gus drives away, and then shot the interior scene later with multiple takes if needed.

I do think that Mike gets to have some of the funnier lines in the series. I like the one where Walt is asking for assurances for his safety before having a meeting with Gus. Walt has to approach Gus from a long walk across an open field. Mike assures Walt that he can just as easily kill him from a long distance as a short.

esbboston said...

Rob: While you are watching something on Netflix on an iPad it is veRy easy to take snapshots for "forensic" cinematography.

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