Monday, October 27, 2008

"Big Dog"

It's a dog, it's a robot, it's a soldier's sherpa...

Have a LOOK at the latest in robotics. Pretty wild stuff to see this thing in action.

A big digital woof to all,


Thanks to Shai Agassi's blog for bringing this video to my attention.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Sarah Palin Wigs...

(Reuters photo)

Apparently, Sarah Palin wigs ($650+) are selling like hotcakes in Orthodox Jewish communities in Brooklyn.

Watch the video here.

Yosef 6-Pack would certainly approve...


Thursday, October 23, 2008

Time to enjoy...

(Click pic quick for juicy view)
(Seagull Centred, 10/18/08, Toronto, Ezra S.)

(10/22/08, MTL, Ezra S.)

The time to enjoy the fruits life brings you
Is as they are falling from the vine
It'll leave you feeling fine
Like a good book and some wine
The time to enjoy is now
Put the sacred cows to pastures
Life is only getting faster
The time to enjoy is now

Lots of love and hellos to all from Montreal...


Friday, October 17, 2008

Hedge fund guru quits and calls for a hemp economy...

("Axe to the Hedge", 10/08, MTL)

This is the stuff of Hollywood films...

A successful California hedge fund manager, Andrew Lahde, cashed in his chips this week and wrote a scathing resignation letter saying farewell to clients and thanking "stupid traders" for making him rich.

Here's where it gets most interesting... he also used the frank letter to say the USA needs to get behind industrial hemp as a way to solve the economies woes.

Read more about Andrew Lahde at Bloomberg Business News HERE.

Read his full letter HERE.

Hedge your hemp bets...


UPDATE: The Hemp Industries Association (HIA) has appealed to Lahde to spare some of his recent multi-million dollar windfall betting against subprime mortgages to help fund the fight to bring hemp farming back to the USA. Read more at the Wall Street Journal's Market Watch HERE.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Towards AVHP...

(Click pic quick for juicy view)

("Ideas Bubble Over ", 10/10/08, MTL)

"Happy Plan (Towards A Very Happy Planet)"
(10/10/08, MTL)

Figured it out, today like a flash
We need leaders with brains... and hearts like a bell
Waking us up... from our glory days of sleep
And bringing it to us in actions, not in speech

That is how we'll grow
Actions make us thrive
Reality check as economies dive

Like a crow to dusty highways
Like a vulture to the kill
Goodbye to greedy times
on the manicured hill

Happy plan...
Happy plan...
Towards a very happy planet

It's the way to understand
Better times, like flowers come
Leader strong, leader lead
Better times for you and me

Happy plan...
Happy plan...
Towards a very happy planet

Dear Reader,

It doesn't take a hero to lead a country. It takes a country of heros to pick the right leader.

Whomsoever wins better have a good plan towards AVHP.

In Canada or the USA, wherever you may be and whatever you're voting for: thanks for voting!


Wednesday, October 8, 2008

Newspaper has 'Crush' on CinemaSpace

It was a nice surprise to see my face on the cover of The Monitor today.

A bigger surprise was to see the headline: Celluloid Crush. I'm not sure what that means exactly, but it's always exciting to have word about my projects shared by a reporter and newspaper interested in what I'm up to.

The story, by Monitor columnist Bram Eisenthal, focuses on CinemaSpace, the new screening room I helped create at the Segal Centre for Performing Arts at The Saidye.

Enjoy the article. It's a juicy one with talk about our hemp seats, Cineclub film series and everything we're up to at CinemaSpace.

You can read the full article HERE.

See you at the movies... Drop by sometime!


P.S. To get on the CinemaSpace email list, drop me an email: ezra at pressuredrop dot com

Stopping telemarketers...

The Canadian Government has just put up a web site allowing you to block your telephone numbers from telemarketers.

A handy site if you don't like your dinners interrupted or your fax machine filled with junk pages.

Click HERE for the link.

Ring you later,


Sunday, October 5, 2008

My friend the junkie...

My old buddy and Pressure Drop collaborator, Marc Ostrick, has launched an incredible blog for all you online video lovers. It's called Notes From An Online Video Junkie.

If you love short, sweet, often hilarious web videos but find it frustrating to surf the web to find them, Marc's blog may be just the answer. He rounds them up, adds some intelligent web-savvy context and poof, you're laughin'.

An easy way to lighten up a stressed out day at the office.

You can also see bunch of Marc's original web videos there... stuff he shot for the series "24", clips on Linkin' Park and many other videos that frequently peer into the fascinating creative process of artists.



(Marc Ostrick and Ez in L.A.'s Union Station)