Corte Madera Chronicles

A group blog; a place to share photos, thoughts, stupid shit we find on the internet, whatever. Hopefully we'll get at least one post per day from someone, and not so many posts that it's too overwhelming. Have fun!

Friday, June 30, 2006



Spidey 3 trailer

But without the Secret Wars, how will it make any sense?

hot damn.

quote of the day

"honey, if it hurts that much you better learn to swallow!"

- my co-worker, in the middle of a crowded office

Thursday, June 29, 2006

i just feel bad for the bear


A nude Britney Spears on a bearskin rug while giving birth to her firstborn marks a ‘first’ for Pro-Life. Pop-star Britney Spears is the “ideal” model for Pro-Life... dedication of the life-sized statue celebrates the recent birth of Spears’ baby boy, Sean, and applauds her decision of placing family before career.

The monument also acknowledges the pop-diva’s pin-up past by showing Spears seductively posed on all fours atop a bearskin rug with back arched, pelvis thrust upward, as she clutches the bear’s ears with ‘water-retentive’ hands.

Wednesday, June 21, 2006

Moonlighting as a sports blogger

My friend has a sports blog that he created last year, and as he is gone on Kee Tov staff training, he had me write a piece for today. It can be found here. It's kind of neat. Check it out if you're in the mood.

Thursday, June 15, 2006

Lighting Design Journal

For those of you who do not know, I have a Lighting Design Journal that I post to regularly. Some of you might find it interesting.

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

I am not postinig this

from Warren Ellis:

Post 1:

I picked up an odd piece of information the other day.

I’ve long been interested in the chambara form, the Japanese stories of wandering heroic swordsmen. Chambara is a subset of what the Japanese called jidai geki, period drama. I bet you’ve all seen one of them — YOJIMBO, SEVEN SAMURAI, RAN. And you’ve all seen THE HIDDEN FORTRESS, though you know it better as the first STAR WARS film. George Lucas was, of course, a huge fan of Kurosawa.

It didn’t occur to me until I read this tidbit the other day that Lucas, famously struggling with the writing of STAR WARS in San Francisco — neurotically slicing off bits of his hair, getting OCD about his writing materials and forgetting how to spell Chewbacca every day — would of course have been reading books and articles on Kurosawa, and, in looking for his faded knights of dynasty, would have coughed and California-mispronounced jidai into Jedi…

Just struck me as curious and funny, is all, and I wanted to note the thought before it left.

Post 2:

After the other post which shall not be named as it does not exist no really, several people from Hollyweird emailed me with variations on the following story. As one of them said to me, it may well be apocryphal, but it’s too good a story not to tell:

In the weeks after STAR WARS ate the box office alive and made George Lucas instantly richer than God, the man himself could be found in his shiny new offices, stroking the high-tech goods on his beautiful wooden desk. His top-of-the-range intercom system burped, his secretary announcing that she’d received a visitor without an appointment. A Mr Kurosawa.

Lucas leapt up and gushingly welcomed Akira Kurosawa, his cinematic hero, who, as the story has it, was in town to sort out some foreign-rights business.

Kurosawa is ushered into Lucas’ office, placed in a seat opposite him, they sit, and… silence.

And the silence stretches for a minute.

At which point, so the story goes, George Lucas nods once, slowly. Opens the drawer on his beautiful new desk. Extracts his personal chequebook. And, the tale alleges, he drafts an extraordinarily large cheque to the name of A. Kurosawa.

Kurosawa takes the cheque from Lucas’ fingers. They stand, they bow, and Kurosawa leaves, never having said a word the entire time.

Now leave me alone, Internet Ewoks.

Saturday, June 10, 2006

Bryan Singer doth protest too much

actual news story

Thursday, June 08, 2006

please make the swedish cheerleaders stop.....

Sunday, June 04, 2006

My new credo

Originally uploaded by wjackalope.
Saw this in the bathroom at Golden Gardens. I laughed.