My riding buddy The Biker Priest From Hell, aka The Rev. Matthew Riegel, dealing with the recent snow.
Photo of the Day: Feb. 14, 2014
Morgantown city ordinance states that owners of rental and business properties have a 24-hour grace period to remove snow and ice from sidewalks and parking spaces. Those who fail to comply with city codes could face tickets and fines. Photo by Mick Posey
Stephen King talks about selling his first novel, Carrie.
The Glory Days of British Motorbikes - BBC Timeshift Series 13
Tomorrow we talk to journalist Ken Ward about the chemical spill that contaminated the water in Charleston, West Virginia:
"[Y]ou see these big white tanks sitting over on the other side of the Elk River right as you drive into town. The next thing you see is a big brown building that has letters on it that say “West Virginia American Water Company” and Kent Carper, a county commissioner here said ‘This was a hazard that was hidden in plain sight.’ I think all of us in the media… probably haven’t done a very good job at looking into what was there."
What don’t we know about this chemical spill and other ones like it? Join us.
photo via politico
The virtue of film is its imperfection. A print of a film is a living thing—it’s different each time it’s projected, thanks to new scratches and new splices, dust and hair and wear and tear. Its age shows, just as the age of a 78-r.p.m. record does, just as the age of a book from a library does.
I’m really not on board with this. I went to see Star Wars 13 times in 1977 the summer it came out and watched the print gradually decline in quality. The bit with the mouse robot running away in the Death Start eventually got completely cut because of print degradation. I don’t see this as a good thing.
I get (and respect) that there are aesthetic advantages to real film. I used to go to a lot of effort to see fresh 70mm prints of movies. But the fact that film degrades is not one of those advantages.
A haiku from the article: James Earl Jones on Darth Vader, Mufasa and, natch, Totes McGotes