SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8
Jul26

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; Mr. Robot; Humans; Jonathan Strange; Sense8

The third season of Hannibal was initially to be about Hannibal Lecter as a fugitive in Europe, mirroring the Hannibal novel. With Bryan Fuller realizing that this would probably be the final season of Hannibal on NBC, with its future after that still unknown, he reduced this to about half the season so he could move on to Red Dragon. That has probably worked out for the better as the first half of this season was the weakest in the...

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The Past Through Pictures XVI
Jul26

The Past Through Pictures XVI

A couple of simple still lifes on this Sunday. And a strawberry. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through Pictures XI The Past Through Pictures XII The Past Through Pictures XIII The Past Through...

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Book Review: “Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain
Jul25

Book Review: “Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain

Review: Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain Review by Doug Gibson Fifteen years ago, Frank J. Dello Stritto and Andi Brooks published “Vampire Over London: Bela Lugosi in Britain.” The book was unique in that it broke new ground in the history of an iconic actor, Bela Lugosi, who even then had a career that had been well analyzed. “Vampire Over London” erased a myth within Lugosi’s biography: that...

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The Past Through Pictures XV
Jul24

The Past Through Pictures XV

I did go through a still life period.  It didn’t last long but it was rewarding.  I tilted this one “Gothic pears. And how about some warm apples? The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through...

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New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)
Jul24

New Trailer Released for Upcoming James Bond Film ‘Spectre’ (VIDEO)

The 24th installment in the James Bond empire is due to hit screens in the U.K. on October 26 and in the U.S. on November 6. Daniel Craig makes his fourth appearance as Bond in Spectre. A new trailer for the film posted on YouTube Tuesday promises a return of the age-old formula of guns,...

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The Past Through Pictures XIV
Jul22

The Past Through Pictures XIV

Baltch Creek Canyon is narrow and deep.  As a result it gets very little direct sunlight so it is a great place for mushrooms. The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past Through Pictures X The Past Through Pictures XI The Past Through...

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‘Ant-Man’ box office: How does it measure up to Marvel’s mightiest?
Jul21

‘Ant-Man’ box office: How does it measure up to Marvel’s mightiest?

One of Marvel Studios’ more obscure superheroes made the leap to the big screen this past weekend in “Ant-Man,” the story of a reformed thief (played by Paul Rudd) who dons a shrinking suit and communicates with insects to save the day from a mad scientist (Corey Stoll). When the dust settled, the Peyton Reed-directed...

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The Past Through Pictures XIII
Jul20

The Past Through Pictures XIII

We will remain in Balch Creek canyon today.  Balch creek is what as known as an antecedent stream meaning it was there before the Portland West Hills began to rise  and was able to erode almost as fast as they rose  The result is a steep walled magnificent canyon.  The forests of the western Pacific Northwest are magical places and Balch Creek canyon is no exception.  In the summer: And in the fall: The list of links to past posts is...

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SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; San Diego Comic Con Highlights Including Doctor Who, Arrow, The Flash, SHIELD, Muppets, Star Wars, Orphan Black, Heroes Reborn, Superman v Batman, & More
Jul19

SciFi Weekend: Hannibal; San Diego Comic Con Highlights Including Doctor Who, Arrow, The Flash, SHIELD, Muppets, Star Wars, Orphan Black, Heroes Reborn, Superman v Batman, & More

This week’s episode of Hannibal, Digestivo, involved a lesbian relationship between Margot and Alana, a pig-baby, and an escape from Muskrat Farms. We learned that Mason’s plan was to cut Will’s face off, place it onto his face, which had been destroyed, and then eat Hannibal piece by piece with Will’s face. His butcher/surgeon, Cordero, is at least as sadistic as Mason, and planned to both cut off Will’s face...

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The Past Through Pictures XII
Jul18

The Past Through Pictures XII

We will return to Balch Creek Canyon today but this time in color,  The images below are both from scanned two and a quarter transparencies. The image below was enhanced using Photoshop. The background was given a warmer tone. Little Photoshop here: The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path...

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Trump Belongs in the ‘Entertainment’ Pages
Jul17

Trump Belongs in the ‘Entertainment’ Pages

In “A Note About Our Coverage Of Donald Trump’s ‘Campaign’,” the Huffington Post has just announced: After watching and listening to Donald Trump since he announced his candidacy for president, we have decided we won’t report on Trump’s campaign as part of The Huffington Post’s political coverage. . Instead, we will cover his campaign as part of our Entertainment section. Our reason is simple:...

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The Past Through Pictures XI
Jul17

The Past Through Pictures XI

Today we will return to some black and white photos from Balch Creek Canyon.  It is a magical place in spite of the fact it was named after a man who murdered his wife and was hung. And another: The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures IX The Past...

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Donald Trump Praising Barack Obama (2009-10) And David Letterman Mocking Trump
Jul15

Donald Trump Praising Barack Obama (2009-10) And David Letterman Mocking Trump

“I would hire him. He’s handled the tremendous mess he walked into very well. He still has a daunting task ahead of him but he appears to be equal to the challenge. He has kept his eye on both national and international issues and his visits to foreign countries have shown him to be warmly received, which is certainly a change from the last Administration.” –Donald Trump in 2009 Plus Trump in an interview with Wolf Blitzer,...

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The Past Through Pictures X
Jul15

The Past Through Pictures X

There are times that you plan your photos but sometimes it’s just a mater of being at the right place at the right time with the right lens on your camera. And another: The list of links to past posts is getting a bit long so I will put up a link to the last post in the European series  and you can find other links at the bottom of that post. The Path Through Pictures VIII The Past Through Pictures...

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SciFi Weekend: Daredevil; Hannibal; X-Files; Twin Peaks; Mr. Robot; Doctor Who
Jul13

SciFi Weekend: Daredevil; Hannibal; X-Files; Twin Peaks; Mr. Robot; Doctor Who

Season two of Daredevil has started filming and will be available in April, 2016. Elodie Yung, who preciously appeared in GI Joe: Retaliation and The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, has been cast to play Elektra (played by Jennifer Garner in the movies). Her appearance was foreshadowed by Foggy during the first season with a reference to a “smokin” Greek girl from Matt’s past. Marvel’s description of the character; Yung will play...

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The Past Through Pictures IX
Jul13

The Past Through Pictures IX

In November of 1971 I left my job with the Defense Intelligence Agency in Munich and returned to my home in Oregon.  I bought a new large format camera and built a darkroom in my basement.  I grew up about a block from the entrance of Balch Creek canyon, a city park,  (oddly named for a man who murdered his wife and was hanged).  It was and still is a magical place and and when I was growing  up me and my friends would spend hours...

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The Past Through Pictures VIII
Jul12

The Past Through Pictures VIII

This is probably the last post from Europe in our photo adventure but I can’t leave without some pictures from Munich’s famous Oktoberfest. The Bavarian people knew how to have a good time.  Here in the United States we have mini Oktoberfests but nothing like the real thing.  There were usually 7 beer tents put up by the 7 Munich breweries that held over 2,000 people each and they were full by 10 in the morning.  In...

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The Past Through Pictures VII
Jul11

The Past Through Pictures VII

This will be one of the last of this series from Europe.  We will soon be travelling back to the United States and a short side trip to Japan.  This is a picture from one of the older sections of Munich in the winter. A snow Fence south of Munich.   Change Is Hard – II The Past Through Pictures  The Past Through Pictures II The Past Through Pictures III The Past Through Pictures IV The Past Through Pictures V The Past Through...

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Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Greatest Hits
Jul10

Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Greatest Hits

See great cartoons by all the top political cartoonists at http://cagle.com. To license this cartoon for your own site, visit...

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Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Deposition
Jul09

Mike Peters Guest Cartoon: Bill Cosby’s Deposition

Bill Cosby’s Deposition by Mike Peters OF RELATED INTEREST: –Finally, a vindication of Bill Cosby’s accusers –Bill Cosby could stand trial after he admitted using date-rape drugs --Bill Cosby, dead to us”>New York Daily News –Bill Cosby’s point of no return –Whoopi Goldberg Goes Bonkers on Bill Cosby Critics: ‘I’m Sick of This Bull’ (Video) Mike Peters is recognized as one of our nation’s most...

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