Tag Archive: entertainment

Mar 30 2010

A Twitter Portrait of @Alyssa_Milano

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A number of Twitter tools and apps exist to help us visualise the millions of tweeple and their billions of tweets. I kept toying with one for a while, and I found it particularly well-suited to generate a snapshot of the foundational Twitter celebrity that is Alyssa Milano.  This particular Twitter tool is called, “Twitter …

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Feb 21 2010

Warner Bros. Heralds Future of Video Rental

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The Blockbuster closest to my house recently sold, shuttered, and gutted, grimly foreshadowing the end of the video-rental store era.  Like Sony Walkman cassette players (do my younger readers even know what these are?), VHS has all but vanished.  DVD and Blu-ray, too, are trembling before the inevitable growth of online video streaming.  Like a …

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Feb 10 2010

All Actors Under One Union

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It’s sheer idiocy that so many of my fellow actors cannot qualify for health insurance and benefits these days.  Many factors contribute to this dilemma, including rising out-of-state production and a lack of production investment funds due to the Great Recession, but the most ridiculous of these is the work division between SAG and AFTRA.  …

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Jan 19 2010

Square Pegs, Round Holes

I found, in deleting my old and very embarrassing blog, a little poem I wrote in high school:  You say I’m blind.  But am I?The feelings might yet exist.But in the face of such denial,my hopes and dreamsdon’t stand a chance.With a heavy heart, I realize:My strongest weaponsto fight away the dark despairare insubstantial mists;ghosts …

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