Archive for February, 2009

The Food Lobby Goes to School

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on February 20, 2009 by middleofmayhem

Here’s a news report I put out today for the American News Project:



Posted in Batman on February 19, 2009 by middleofmayhem


NEWS LINKS from Reddit

Posted in Reddit News with tags , , , , , on February 19, 2009 by middleofmayhem

MASS MADNESS: North Dakota wins votes to say that a fertilized egg has the same rights as any PERSON.

MASS MADNESS: Akansas and 5 other state straight up BAN atheists from serving in public in office. No joke.

POLICE STATE: The Maryland State Police monitored — and labeled as terrorists — activists devoted to such wide-ranging causes as promoting human rights and establishing bike lanes.

POLICE STATE: Chicago police ask you to report people using maps or taking notes in public.

FUNNY: This is why you do not mess with cats.

FUNNY: Crowd surfing the right way.

“LOST” Reviews, Episodes 1 and 2

Posted in LOST on February 19, 2009 by middleofmayhem

Season Five of LOST came after 9 months of being off the air. I had a whole lot of anticipation and when Jan 21’s season premiere came, I was stupid excited.

So, because I know you all want to know, here’s what I think (in recaps):

Episode 1: “Because You Left”
Rating: 6/10
So, the Oceanic 6 left the island. John Locke had told them not to. They left. The Island “moved”. Season 4 showed the Oceanic 6 going kinda nutty over the course of 3 years. Now, John’s dead and Ben tells Jack that they all “have to go back” to the island with John’s dead body. Ok, here we go:

This episode opens on Marvin Candle way back when. Music playing during montage like they’ve done too many times already (Desmond, Juliet, etc). Shit goes down in the Orchid station and some guy gets hurt. They discovered the “frozen donkey wheel”. Marvin goes off on a way-too-convenient diatribe to some random cave worker: “This energy is going to allow us to manipulate time!” Oh, and then Daniel Faraday is there for the WTF opening.


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I was filming outside the Federal Reserve…

Posted in Politics on February 18, 2009 by middleofmayhem

On a routine “broll shoot” for a news story, I was just filming wide shots of the Federal Reserve building in Washington DC. I was on the public sidewalk, no tripod, with a medium sized camera. I had filmed the White House, Treasury, Capitol Building, and National Academy of Sciences with no problem. 45 seconds into filming the shoot, Federal Reserve Police approached claiming I was breaking the More.. law. “But this is THE FEDERAL RESERVE, SIR.”

The Stimulus Plan and Why It Won’t Work

Posted in Politics with tags , , , , , , , on February 18, 2009 by middleofmayhem

The economy is in a recession. And if you’re learning about this for the first time here on this blog, then you’re part of the problem.

Granted, on the surface, Obama’s stimulus plan seems a rather progressive solution. And it’s obviously a better solution than “He We Won’t Speak Of” could have come up with. There is money dedicated to creating new jobs nationwide in renewable energy outlets and obviously the tax breaks/credits will put more money in people’s pockets, and thus back into the economy when they inevitably spend it on HDTVs or PS3s.

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Posted in Batman with tags , , , on February 17, 2009 by middleofmayhem

My parents are deeeeeaaaaaad!