Our first dog's name was Cagney. My password for many years included some version of Cagney. One of my all-time favorite movies, Yankee Doodle Dandy, starred James Cagney. I thoroughly enjoyed reading Cagney by Cagney, his autobiography. Hopefully, you get the point, I am a big fan of the talented James "Jimmy" Cagney. (And by … Continue reading How Could I Have Missed This One?
I've written about product placement before, in which advertisers pay to have their products appear in a TV show or film. London-based Mirriad has created a technology that uses uses artificial intelligence (AI) to analyse films and TV episodes for space (tables, walls, etc.) and determine where ads or objects can be subtly inserted. It … Continue reading Will Cool New Technology Ruin Classic Films?
It was a bit quieter in our neck of the woods today for the 4th of July compared to prior years. No parade, no picnic and entertainment at the local park, and no fireworks. Fortunately, some of the neighbors on our street organized an informal get together, and so it was nice to be outside … Continue reading A Different Kind of 4th of July
I couldn't imagine a better way to spend the 4th of July. A parade that passes right by our street, featuring: the West Powelton Drummers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5dOycOn9QKc&feature=youtu.be the Mummers: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_3pr8uh9Q0&feature=youtu.be and Uncle Sam and Lady Liberty: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wPtcMjTrk1s&feature=youtu.be followed by Chris Ivey, Character Juggler, at the picnic afterward: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KUD2QN21kTE&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r-aNp3Nn8zI&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s4RG1WVfeSY&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=meCAVlElJlw&feature=youtu.be https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cxWlYNfmmGM&feature=youtu.be and then capped … Continue reading A Perfect 4th: a Parade, a Juggler, and Yankee Doodle Dandy