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Something truly astounding...

After, as always, too long an absence from this effort — I know, I know . . . I keep promising something more, but never come through on it. But this year is plunging ahead like a horse seeded with (what is it? Estrogen? Hormones? Testosterone? . . . whatever it is that's illegal . . . ). Yeah, I'm supposed to be taking life easy, now, but just try and keep the world out!

[Steroids, that's what I was trying to think of!]

For one thing, I'm being flown down to L.A. this weekend to be interviewed for an upcoming documentary. I'm not going to tell you what it's about unless you ask. And that's only the least entangling thing that's going on with me.

But the reason for this present and momentary return is really to bring you one of the most astounding YouTube offerings that I have seen. In fact, for all that is wrong about YouTube (yes, there are a few things), this single offering fully makes up for it.

Give it a try and see for yourself.


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Jun. 1st, 2007 12:47 am (UTC)
All talk, no action! Step it up a notch. What's the documentary?

Thanks for the video.
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:28 am (UTC)
Figured that would get a rise out of someone. And you were the first to come in on it, so...

It's going to be a hitchhiking documentary. And I am the grand old elder of the fellowship! My first time on the road was in 1943, and my last was in 2003. I can't be sure, but I think it sets a record. Anyway, it will be fun getting known for it.
Jun. 1st, 2007 12:51 am (UTC)
Heyas! Long time!!

This Youtube vid is astounding!!

At first, all I saw was various images of beauty, and yet in closer inspection, I swear I'm seeing various ages - going from old to young and vice versa.
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:02 am (UTC)
The really intriguing part of it is that if you move the time-cursor slowly along it, either forward or backward, it only shows the individual works of art. I have no idea how they got the transformational part into it. Or is it our own brain that does that??
(no subject) - acesspadesdice - Jun. 1st, 2007 12:54 am (UTC) - Expand
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:33 am (UTC)
Okay, aces, since you're good enough to ask...

It's a hitchhiking documentary. And my role is the grand old man of the genre. Man and boy, I did the open road trip across sixty years of my life! So now, I shall receive the overdue recognition.
Jun. 1st, 2007 01:20 am (UTC)
What's up with the documentary? I LOVE documentaries!

The video is gorgeous! Do you know what the music is? The only thing I know for sure (pretty sure) is that they use software to merge all the images together, and the main thing is the eyes always track. I couldn't stop staring at the eyes as they moved fluidly all around while the rest of the details changed. Really wonderful compilation!
Jun. 1st, 2007 05:40 am (UTC)
Yes, I love that video! And no, I don't know what the music is. Maybe I can find out. I think you'll find that the mouth tracks as well as the eyes, and to me they have more expression in them. Fascinating to just abandon yourself to observing the changing expression.

I can't imagine how they could do that with software. But the really weird part is that if you try and slowly move the time-cursor along its path, you see nothing but the individual works of art that were used - and not even all of them! It's almost as if the flow of it is all in our minds.

And the documentary? It's about hitchhiking, an activity in which I've had a lifetime of experience.
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Aug. 7th, 2007 04:45 pm (UTC)
Thank you for that!
Jun. 1st, 2007 06:52 pm (UTC)
Love the video...

I was sneaky enough to wait for someone else to ask you the question about the documentary and get your answer. That's awesome!

I learned a little bit more about you today.
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