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Porter Sculpture Park

If you listen to Episode 166, Porter Sculpture Park in South Dakota is a big part of the second day of our trip. I thought I’d post a few pictures of Wayne Porter’s work, so that you can see it, as well. Enjoy!
Porter Sculpture Jack in the Box Porter Sculpture Fall Playing Porter Sculpture Egyptian Bull Porter Sculpture Guard

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Apes Should Fly Planes


Yesterday, I finished reading Planet of the Apes, by French author Pierre Boulle. It’s the novel which set all the films in motion, and as with most adaptations, what’s left behind in the translation to film is quite substantial. The apes in Boulle’s book are far more advanced than their movie counterparts. On their home planet of Soror, ape-kind enjoys a lifestyle very similar to humans on modern earth- cars, planes, technology, cities, business wear. For the most part, I can understand the changes they made. “Modern” clothing looked

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Remember That Movie About Transformers?


This one is just like that. Transformers: Dark of the Moon is an attempt to take the good parts from the original and its unfortunate sequel, smash them together, update the action to 2011 standards and tech, and splash it all over the screen. The fights are bigger, the bad guys badder, and the robots amped to eleven. It’s dumb fun for a while, and a real 3D showcase. It’s also too darn long by about twenty minutes or more, and shallow as a sink. It’s better than the

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Pig Men are Silly


We are continuing our journey with The Doctor, nearing the middle of series/season three. Daleks have invaded 1930’s New York, and created a pack of pig men. Having failed to realize the “mannequin things” in the pilot episode were a version of the Autons from the classic Doctor days, we assumed these ridiculous pig people were also a version of something considered sacred by Who fans everywhere. Nope. They’re just silly pig men, originating in this two-part story arc. From now on, I’m simply going to call silly things

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Movie Review: Hunter Prey (2010)


Film:
Hunter Prey (2010)
Stars: Isaac C. Singleton Jr, Clark Bartram, Damion Poitier, Simon Potter, Erin Grey, Sandy Collora
Director: Sandy Collora

The listing above is the entire cast of this low budget science fiction film, shot in the Mexican desert with high-def digital cameras. Crash-landed on a desert planet, the surviving members of the Prometheus crew are tasked with tracking down an escaped prisoner. This standard science fiction plot is bolstered by the natural desolate beauty of the desert and sky- wonderfully brought to life in high definition. This is a

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Can’t Get Enough Johnnie To

Each week, I’m a little more enamored with Hong Kong director Johnnie To. Thanks to Netflix, several of his films are available to stream, and I’m eating them up like candy. If you’ve not seen movies such as Exiled, Election, Election 2 (Triad Election), and Vengeance, you won’t regret it. Well, at least not if you’re a fan of organized crime and gritty drama films. Think of them as a set of Asian Godfather movies, especially in the case of the Election saga. Violent? Absolutely. But also compelling and wonderfully filmed. Johnnie To is a very prolific director, which

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The Battlestar Kept Me Awake

I’ve spent the last couple weeks obsessed with the most recent Battlestar Galactica series. When it first ran on television, I missed the boat, and decided not to jump into the series mid-stream. Thanks to Netflix, I finally took the plunge, becoming one of the last science fictions fans to watch it. I knew I was going to love it, but didn’t realize how much. This final week of episode watching took over my after-work life, including putting my blogging on hold. Finally, last night, I watched the final

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