Archive for February, 2008

[net_life] Found Object: Nobody Really Knows What I Need …

Posted in net_life on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1400. Is anyone else as tired of this as I am?:

No, not nececelery the mock websites that come up when you mistype a URL (my bestest blogroll exists in mein Kopf), but the tagline that you see all the time:

What you need, when you need it.

How do they figure I need Houses For Rent and Women Seeking Men?

Know what I need? something that realized I meant to type craigslist there, not craigstlist.

I mean, please, people …

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[net_life] Found Object: Nobody Really Knows What I Need …

Posted in net_life on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1400. Is anyone else as tired of this as I am?:

No, not nececelery the mock websites that come up when you mistype a URL (my bestest blogroll exists in mein Kopf), but the tagline that you see all the time:

What you need, when you need it.

How do they figure I need Houses For Rent and Women Seeking Men?

Know what I need? something that realized I meant to type craigslist there, not craigstlist.

I mean, please, people …

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[teh_funnay] This Blog Is Rated …

Posted in teh_funnay on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1398.

… because there’s a big E in that square.

(apologies to the ESRB, of whom this is not a criticism in any way, but just a bit of harmless satire. We kid!)

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[teh_funnay] This Blog Is Rated …

Posted in teh_funnay on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1398.

… because there’s a big E in that square.

(apologies to the ESRB, of whom this is not a criticism in any way, but just a bit of harmless satire. We kid!)

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[teh_funnay] This Blog Is Rated …

Posted in teh_funnay on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1398.

… because there’s a big E in that square.

(apologies to the ESRB, of whom this is not a criticism in any way, but just a bit of harmless satire. We kid!)

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[sf] Oregon’s Connection to Pál’s 1953 War Of The Worlds

Posted in Uncategorized on February 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1397. A couple of interesting Oregon-related tidbits I tripped over on the way to completing the last missive:

Byron Haskin, the director, was an Oregonian. He was born in Portland in 1899 and died in 1984. His career was notable in that he collaborated with Pál several times, as well as being a special effects engineer of considerable note (he also directed Robinson Crusoe on Mars, which also repurposed the Martian war-whompers as alien mining-machines in that movie).

Robert Cornthwaite, credited as "Bob Cornthwaite", the actor who portrayed Pacific Tech scientist Dr. Pryor, was not only born in St. Helens (in 1917, died only recently in 2006) was a dependable "learned" type character actor who not only also played a supporting role in Colossus: The Forbin Project as part of the Colossus Programming Office staff but also made a memorable turn in Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another Planet. His first role was a part in Billy Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, at Reed College in 1936. That’s right; he was a Reedie.

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[sf] Oregon’s Connection to Pál’s 1953 War Of The Worlds

Posted in Uncategorized on February 28, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1397. A couple of interesting Oregon-related tidbits I tripped over on the way to completing the last missive:

Byron Haskin, the director, was an Oregonian. He was born in Portland in 1899 and died in 1984. His career was notable in that he collaborated with Pál several times, as well as being a special effects engineer of considerable note (he also directed Robinson Crusoe on Mars, which also repurposed the Martian war-whompers as alien mining-machines in that movie).

Robert Cornthwaite, credited as "Bob Cornthwaite", the actor who portrayed Pacific Tech scientist Dr. Pryor, was not only born in St. Helens (in 1917, died only recently in 2006) was a dependable "learned" type character actor who not only also played a supporting role in Colossus: The Forbin Project as part of the Colossus Programming Office staff but also made a memorable turn in Howard Hawks’ The Thing From Another Planet. His first role was a part in Billy Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night, at Reed College in 1936. That’s right; he was a Reedie.

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