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Fun with epoxy!

Posted by Nathan Strum, 08 October 2014 · 321 views

I recently bought several Sony video presentation stands off eBay for work.
As with any eBay purchases, the results were a bit hit-and-miss, especially when it came to packing and shipping. One of the stands was so poorly packed that the camera had broken off, and an entire corner of the base had broken off.


Posted by Nathan Strum, 16 August 2014 · 306 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 · 341 views
"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 · 221 views
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 · 272 views
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 · 272 views
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 · 465 views
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 · 815 views
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 · 299 views
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...

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