Just got on a bus for the 12 hour overnight ride to Washington DC. I’m joining thousands of others who will march on the capital tomorrow demanding immigration reform. We started the afternoon in the freezing cold welcoming dozens of buses full of supporters also preparing for the same trip. Its going to be a long 36 hours, but I’m very much looking forward to being a part of this historic moment. I’m also doing some “new media” coverage as well:
Qik (live video)
ICIRR live coverage
Wish us luck!
NPR’s Fresh Air is host to some of the best interviews I’ve heard! Katty actually called me to tell me about their interview with Rainn Wilson, otherwise known as Dwight from The Office – but I was too caught up in the season finale of Top Gear! I knew I could just go to the website and listen later on. Listen to both of these interviews – if you don’t laugh, I’ll give you your money back!
For your auditory pleasure:
NPR Interviews Rainn Wilson (click on listen now)
An oldie but incrediblie goodie:
NPR Interviews Sacha Baron Cohen aka Borat
Bonus! Found a Colbert interview:
NPR Interviews Stephen Colbert
…and a Jon Stewart interview:
NPR Interviews Jon Stewart
Don’t forget to subscribe to Fresh Air’s podcast!
TK gave me an ATC2K helmet cam for being his best man! I finally got it set up on the bike handlebars and went for a spin. This was the first test as I didn’t have a memory card in the camera. I’ve already recorded the entire trip back up north – just need some time to edit it! 🙂
Of course, it isn’t rockets blasting off or anything of the sort, but its a start! Expect more/better clips as I get acquainted with the device!
Flipping channels last night I ended up on Chicago Access Network Television (CANTV) channel 19. What caught my attention was the bowling scene from the Big Lebowski. It was pretty grainy and the cutting of the swear words was a bit… amateur. As I watching, it suddenly cut to some other movie. This continued for almost 30 minutes, and I couldn’t stop watching. It was a bizarre selection of movies, news bits, cartoons and TV shows. Some of them hilarious, many bizzare, and some outright spooky. At about the time they showed Angela Landsbury’s incredible scene in the Manchurian Candidate (a movie I have yet to see, but somehow recognized it immediately) I wondered about the legality of showing so many movie/tv/media clips. The juxtaposition of the Simpson’s Planet of the Apes musical bit with the actual movie was quite entertaining! Katty had no idea why I kept on watching it – but was just as fascinated as myself! Has anybody seen The Loved One?! (this was the scene we saw last night – gotta love google)
Shortly thereafter, color bars filled the screen and only the audio could be heard. This was just the icing on the cake! Was it a broadcast signal intrusion? I had first heard about this while talking to somebody about Max Headroom and finding out about an incident in 1987 on Chicago’s WGN and WTTW stations. The hijackers were never found – could this be a new incident?? I immediately checked CANTV’s Thursday listings to find out that Flabby Hoffman was scheduled to air. Googling got me to Flabby Hoffman’s home page
Flabby Hoffman uses his unique powers of hyper-sensitivity, super cognizance and fanatical devotion to an objective truth to help those in need of an empowering spiritual enema.
…not quite what I expected, but almost equally bizarre. The two don’t really match up. There was also a link to a local bar Uncommon Ground – where, apparently, Flabby Hoffman used to perform. This whole thing seemed so surreal to me. So, I just e-mailed CANTV to see what they have to say about the color bars last night. Most likely its all just a coincidence… but I had to ask!
I just noticed that Flabby has MP3s on his website! I’m afraid to listen!
(This got me thinking about Wesley Willis all over again)
A film by YTC students at Youth Connections Leadership Academy. They participated YTC’s After School Matter’s film program – they were challenged to come up with a topic, to film and then edit. What you see below is the fruit of their labor!
My cousin Miguel sent these “Sprintcuts” to me. Hialrious! I’m going to have to give some of them a try! Seeing as I don’t have a baby – one of you new parents out there want to try this one out?
This is what happens when you mix old friends, new friends, fire balloons, confetti cannons and Singha! Thanks for posting the vid Christy!
I noticed a while back that Chicago has free audio guides for the city. While planning for the trip, I decided to see what else I could find out there as far as free travel audio guides.
Granted, the selection isn’t the best – I’ll have to revisit the quality and informative value of the tours upon my return!
I finally figured out how to get videos recorded by Media Center onto my Zune! ZuneTVWatcher did the trick! So I loaded up the Zune with the last 3 weeks worth of Colbert Report and The Daily Show. I was watching this one on the way in to work today – was literally laughing out loud! 401-Que? Brilliant!
I was going to enter the Engadget HD contest with my setup, but when talking to Greg about it I realized that his was far worse! We took the above video today for his entry. Unfortunately, the e-mail bounced – Engadget HD’s 3gb GMail account was full!! We await to see what they will say about those whose entries bounced. In the mean time for your enjoyment…