October 9th, 2006


HPLFF, Day Three

Well, a good day to go out on.
  • Watched Dark Waters...sorta. Actually, passed out and slept through the first half or so, but picked up enough to figure out the story, and to figure out that it was really, really slow. nice visuals, but bad pacing.
  • Hooked up with the boys again, and talked a lot with Craig Mullins of Unfilmable.com...until they kicked us out
  • Ate some seriously tasty Chinese food, and managed to nickname Jason "Combo" (long story)
  • Headed back for more film shorts, and I'd love to tell you about them, but I don't have my paper here with the titles, suffice it to say, some great, some 'meh', but all fun
  • Snagged one of the last two festival shirts for caliban, who has pointedly NOT answered his phone all weekend, dammit...even got the artist to autograph the shirt
  • Settled in for X, The Man With X-Ray Eyes (hooray for Ray Milland!), which I haven't seen in years
  • And then, time fro secret screening! And what a time this year, got to catch the short Hail Mary, Kill, Kill!, and then suffered through both Unleash the Beast (newly colorized) AND Dreams in the Witch-House (with that fro'-wearing mongoloid, Elwood)...ah, good times, good times. Got many, many compliments and longing looks for my Elwood shirt, as usual
  • Got home about 1:30am, and didn't manage to get to sleep until almost three...then had to get up and get out here to the farm. Whee.
So, there ya have it, mostly, another ass-kickin' year at the HPLFF. Sure missed having caliban there, though. Also, there's a chance of another situation coming online shortly, and if it does, it will make me a happy guy, I do believe.Still, that's up in the air at the moment, so no speaking of it until anything is concrete.

Right now, I need food...and sleep, but that has to wait.

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So, CBS and YouTube are entering a partnership deal, where CBS will provide daily short content from it's various programming, and in return will split revenue from adjacent ads. YouTube is also signing deals with Sony BMG and Universal Music Group. Not only will this kick up their content, it'll let those companies keep an eye out for copyright violations and probably save YouTube a few lawsuits.

Announced on the same day, Google is buying YouTube. So, all that extra and premium content is now in Google's hands. Needless to say, this just catapulted Google ahead in the portal race, significantly.

Will be interesting to see how this all plays out.

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Some excellent dinner (thank you, Dianna), some good re-connecting convo (thank ya, cobie), a little CoH running (thanks to my fellow paragonregulars and my own Crimson Omni-Gods), and that's about all I can do in an evening. Turning in early tonight. Gotta make up for the weekend, etc.