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To-Done?

Posted by Nathan Strum, 16 August 2014 · 214 views
To-Do Lists
Another year, another To-Do list. This one's pretty late.
 
Usually I write these early in the year, but this year there wasn't really much to update. I'd finished up most of the projects on my last To-Do list and decided I wasn't really interested in taking on anything new. This new To-Do list (half-written in January) originally wasn't going...


Let's get lame, boys!

Posted by Nathan Strum, 10 August 2014 · 218 views
Music
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"Weird Al's" latest album - Mandatory Fun - may ironically be his last. With this album, Al reaches the end of his 14 album record contract (not including his collaboration with Wendy Carlos for Peter and the Wolf/Carnival of the Animals pt. 2 , which was on a different label). The reason it...


Guardians of the Galaxy - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 01 August 2014 · 194 views
Movies
Currently waiting in line at the theater with my peeps (okay... I don't actually have any "peeps"... but I am saving seats for a couple of friends...) to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I'll admit I was surprised to hear Marvel was making this into a movie. I was a comic book collector and Marvel fan-boy in the 80's, and even I had never read the GotG comic...


Snowpiercer (?) - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 22 July 2014 · 235 views
Movies
Yeah... I'd never heard of Snowpiercer before, either. This despite it having a fairly-star-studded cast including Chris Evans (Captain America), John Hurt and Ed Harris.

I think  this film is the reason for a bit of Avengers trivia. In The Avengers' shwarma end-credits scene, Evans is hiding his face with his hand. The reason being, he had grown a...


X-Men: Days of Future Past - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 07 June 2014 · 251 views
Movies
I'll admit I didn't have much interest in seeing the latest X-Men film. While I thought X-Men: First Class was good, the rest of the films in the series were very hit-or-miss. X-Men Origins: Wolverine was pretty bad, X-Men: The Last Stand was awful , The Wolverine was kind-of boring, and even in the first two movies which overall were pretty good, I felt...


China, or platinum

Posted by Nathan Strum, 08 May 2014 · 424 views
Animation
Depending on which list you go by, 20 years is either symbolized by gifts of china or platinum.
 
China, as in plates and stuff. Not necessarily things made in China. Although I'm sure you could easily enough find china made in China, thereby removing any sort of potential confusion.
 
Except for the whole platinum thing, which doesn't really...



It's only Fair

Posted by Nathan Strum, 16 April 2014 · 599 views
Animation
Back on December 9th...
 
I showed up to work (the Character Animation program at CalArts  - by the way, isn't that just about the worst website you've ever seen? Yes it is.) only to find the hallways abuzz with all sorts of lighting equipment, people I didn't recognize, cases full of gear and… alumni.
 
Now, alumni aren't unusual aro...


Captain America: The Winter Soldier - Spoiler-free review

Posted by Nathan Strum, 10 April 2014 · 276 views
Movies
10:52 PM

Sitting in a theater with just two other people (two more went to get snacks) waiting for the 11:00 PM show to start. I'd planned to go to the 10:00, but didn't get out of work in time. So stay tuned for the review - coming later tonight! Looking forward to the film. The reviews have been really positive. I guess I'll know in just over two hour...


iBlog 4

Posted by Nathan Strum, in iBlogs 11 March 2014 · 1,006 views

I really, really like my iPad Mini . In the year since I bought it, I've used it far more than I ever expected to. So much so, that my iPhone's use dropped way off. I almost never play games on my iPhone anymore (unless it's the only iDevice with me), and only surf the 'net with it if I don't have Wi-Fi access (or again, if the iPhone's all I have with...