OK, so here's the deal. I had this idea to make another satirical thing for Valentine's Day. This time it's the about "having a heart on for Valentine's Day" and other convoluted permutations to get the auditory pun to work. I'll start off the bat and let everyone know you can buy things at Cafepress already. And, although I did think of this without seeing it elsewhere, a quick search on Google reveals that there's quite a few others with the same idea.
But the perfect meme storm had to do with the relatively new site Xtranormal. It's probably the fastest way to get from a script to animation as it does it with 3D rendering and computer-generated voices. In all, it actually works pretty good, but among its many quirks is that the computer voices intone virtually no emotion and there's really no way to annotate it so they do. What I've seen is this deadpan delivery used to humorous effect such as the Are you going to Burning Man video. I was thinking, "what better way to play off an auditory pun than with a perfect deadpan delivery?"
The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Vision — aus dem leben der Hildegard von Bingen(Vision: From the Life of Hildegard Von Bingen) starting at 8 p.m. and again on Sunday at 4:30 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, it's "the remarkable story of 12th-century Benedictine nun Hildegard von Bingen" who was "a Christian mystic, author, naturalist, scientist, philosopher, physician, herbalist, poet, visionary, and composer who has slowly emerged from the shadows of history as an extraordinary agent of faith and change."
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The Dryden Theater at George Eastman House (900 East Ave.) will be showing Les témoins(The Witnesses) starting at 8 p.m. According to the Eastman House calendar, "Emmanuelle Béart and Michel Blanc anchor an ensemble cast of 'witnesses' to the Parisian outbreak of the AIDS epidemic. The film's wisely panoramic view transcends clichés of gender and race, displaying how what was initially labeled as a subcultural disease becomes both a source of anguish and resurgent hope to a diverse community."
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This page is Jason Olshefsky's list of things to do in Rochester, NY and the surrounding region (including nearby towns Irondequoit, Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Victor, Henrietta, Gates, Chili, Greece, and Charlotte, and occasionally other places in Monroe County and the Western New York region.) It is updated every week with daily listings for entertainment, activities, performances, movies, music, bands, comedy, improv, poetry, storytelling, lectures, discussions, debates, theater, plays, and generally fun things to do.
Music events are usually original bands with occasional cover bands and DJ's with musical styles including punk, emo, ska, swing, rock, rock-and-roll, alternative, metal, jazz, blues, noise band, experimental music, folk, acoustic, and "world-beat."
Events listed take place during the day, in the evenings, or as part of the city's nightlife as listed.
Although I'm reluctant to admit it, it is a Rochester blog and I'm essentially blogging about Rochester events.
I also tend to express opinions, review past events, make reviews, speak of philosophy or of a philosophical nature, discuss humanity and creativity.
Oh, and it's spelled JayceLand with no space and a capital L, not Jayce Land, Jaycee Land, Jace Land, Jase Land, Joyce Land, Jayce World, Jayceeland, Jaceland, Jaseland, Joyceland, Jayceworld, Jayceeworld, Jaceworld, Jaseworld, nor Joyceworld. (Now if you misspell it in some search engine, you at least get a shot at finding it.)
It's also not to be confused with
Jake's World or JakesWorld which is a site of a Rochester animator.
While I'm on the topic of keywords for search engines, this update includes information for Thursday, January 20, 2011 (Thu, Jan 20, 2011, 1/20/2011, or 1/20/11) Friday, January 21, 2011 (Fri, Jan 21, 2011, 1/21/2011, or 1/21/11) Saturday, January 22, 2011 (Sat, Jan 22, 2011, 1/22/2011, or 1/22/11) Sunday, January 23, 2011 (Sun, Jan 23, 2011, 1/23/2011, or 1/23/11) Monday, January 24, 2011 (Mon, Jan 24, 2011, 1/24/2011, or 1/24/11) Tuesday, January 25, 2011 (Tue, Jan 25, 2011, 1/25/2011, or 1/25/11) and Wednesday, January 26, 2011 (Wed, Jan 26, 2011, 1/26/2011, or 1/26/11).
indicates an event that's a preferred pick of the day ... probably something worth checking out.
indicates a "guaranteed" best bet for the particular genre of the indicated event.
links to a band's page on GarageBand.com which offers reviews and information about bands.
links to a band's page on MySpace.com which is a friend-networking site that is popular with bands.