Well, here we are again at a Linux crossroads. My very nice, capable of hardware encoding h.264 video in 1080p, Logitech Webcam model C920 is not supported in the current version of Ubuntu (14.04 LTS release). ALL and I mean ALL of my other hardware is supported just fine, this isn’t. The deal breaker? Could be. Just for giggles I’m going to check out OpensuSe 13 on a flash stick and get back to you.
It seems to me that people are going apeshit as regards the casting of Ridley Scott’s “Exodus” because they think the story is an historical fact. This is the same reason they got freaked out by Darren Aronofsy’s “Noah.” These stories from the Bible are not based on facts. There is no empirical evidence for a worldwide flood, and there is no archaeological evidence for a mass exodus of Jews from Egypt. Nice stories, very cinematic, which is why they keep getting made.
Of course the best story about Jesus isn’t about him at all. It’s Ben-Hur, which was made twice and will probably be made again if Hollywood has anything to say about it.
Leandro Erlich - Swimming Pool
Leandro Erlich, Argentina b.1973
Swimming pool 2010 Timber, swimming pool ladder, plexiglass an water
“An extraordinary and visually confounding installation…Erlich constructed a full-size pool, complete with all its trappings, including a deck and a ladder.
When approached from the first floor, visitors were confronted with a surreal scene: people, fully clothed, can be seen standing, walking, and breathing beneath the surface of the water.
It was only when visitors entered the Duplex gallery from the basement that they recognized that the pool is empty, its construction a visual trick fashioned by the artist.
A large, continuous piece of acrylic spanned the pool and suspended water above it, creating the illusion of a standard swimming pool that was both disorienting and humorous.”
Reminded me of the zombies in the pool scene in George A. Romero’s “Diary of the Dead.” That’s probably how they pulled that trick off in the movie.
Never mind, managed to finish it quickly while waiting for things to scan. Sorry to eek it out in pieces throughout the day, but here’s the whole thing. New Batgirl designed by Cameron Stewart and Babs Tarr. I love the design, looking forward to the book!
Give me a good Batgirl any day of the week. Outstanding.
Superman’s Girlfriend, Lois Lane - art by Kurt Schaffenberger (1966)
Fortunately for us, Kurt would be left alone to draw a more attractive version of Superman based on the other Curt’s work. Back in the ’50s, even Superboy looked like he was drawn by Wayne Boring.