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A Different Kind of Mashup

I'm not sure others would call this a mashup in the typical sense of the term, but I think it fits fairly well. This YouTube video takes anime from a bunch of different sources and creates a new, creative video from the pieces and parts. This one, called The AMV Before Halloween, uses the song from The Nightmare Before Christmas and uses imagery from that movie, Spirited Away, and a bunch of other anime pieces with which I'm not familiar.

The result is breathtaking and quite fun. See it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=juzQ69feloc

There are other videos from Final Fantasy that I saw, as well. Interesting stuff. Web 2.0 has certainly arrived (and I'll be interested to see how copyright holders react to some of this).
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Olympics Closing Ceremonies

Okay, I know the opening ceremonies were a bit odd, but did anyone else look at the closing ceremonies and wonder why there were a bunch of stormtroopers dancing to the Village People's "YMCA?"
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Cool Flash sites of the day:

http://fubon.co.uk/ - Nice design (you can turn off the music if you want--a big plus), and great graphics. Wish we could do something similar at WC.
http://www.neave.com - More than nice, one to come back to again and again (he gives away source files for Space Invaders and Asteroid, guys! I really want to learn how to do the mouseover thing with the borders, too.
http://www.neostream.com/7v05/ - Very nice. Sit through the intro, and enjoy this one. Slightly twisted. :-)
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'Tis the season...

This week has been a frenzy of shopping, baking, and readying us for the holidays. The house is a mess (two batches of cookies currently going, and computer on dining room table so that I can look up "emergency cooking substitutions" at a moment's notice--just how did people live without the Internet, anyway?). C'est la vie. I am done for the evening, but tomorrow will be spent on final shopping, wrapping, baking, and laundry. Friday is clean-up day, and then I might get to sit and enjoy the holidays.

Whew!
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A Tribute to John H...

I first met John H. at a middle school dance. He was skinny, wearing a white Izod shirt and those Rick James style sunglasses that were so popular. He was with an entire group of people whom I didn't know but found fascinating--John G., Don, Gene, Sherrie, and some others. John H., though was the one on whom I had a crush. The crush on John G. (a bit of a goofball) came later. John H. was always slightly wacky, funny, very non-serious, and in general a good person. We never became closer than friends, but I've thought of him often over the years, wondering how he was doing since moving to Utah, wondering if he ever kept in touch with anyone. I'd actually thought of him a couple of weeks ago, but as usual, did nothing about it.

John G. called this morning to tell me that John H. had died the day after Thanksgiving. They think his heart gave out. I've been thinking of him all day, actually thinking of all of them. But the clearest memory that comes to my mind is them at that middle school dance all those years ago.

More may be added here as I think on this...
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