Sometimes I Feel Like an Alien …

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Onetime media flunky and movie buff and very glad to have left that mess behind. Formerly Michael Blowhard of the cultureblog Now a rootless parasite and bon vivant on a quest to find the perfectly-crafted artisanal cocktail.
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6 Responses to Sometimes I Feel Like an Alien …

  1. Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

    The acting in these things is getting pretty good. Who is the Stanislavski of Xtranormal?


    • It *is* well-acted, isn’t it? The camera work (er, “camera work”) strikes me as pretty sharp too. I haven’t tried making one of these things yet. Do they give you much control?


      • Fabrizio del Wrongo says:

        I’ve never tried making one either, but, judging from the clips, they allow you to program in gestures — and they look fairly naturalistic, all things considered. I still think this kind of thing will play out in interesting ways


  2. epiminondas says:



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  4. martin says:

    Pretty much sums up the Founders’ view of why government should be as limited and local as possible.

    “The essence of Government is power; and power, lodged as it must be in human hands, will ever be liable to abuse.” Madison

    “Sometimes it is said that man cannot be trusted with the government of himself. Can he, then, be trusted with the government of others? Or have we found angels in the forms of kings to govern him? Let history answer this question.” Jefferson

    Government is not reason. It is not eloquence. Government is force; like fire it is a dangerous servant — and a fearful master. Washington

    Much of the strength and efficiency of any government, in procuring & securing happiness to the people, depends on . . . the general opinion of the goodness of that government. Franklin


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