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deus ex machina
e plurubus unum
post hoc, ergo propter hoc
cum hoc, ergo propter hoc
cogito, ergo sum
quid pro quo
et tu, Brute?
ex post facto
semper fidelis
summa cum laude
ad hoc

Fueling Change premiere screening

So it’s been a while since I’ve posted. I’ve been working on this little half-hour documentary now called Fueling Change. It briefly explores three fossil fuel alternatives: biodiesel, vegetable oil, and electric vehicles, and the people who use them. The premiere screening, along with the other two docs in the class, is on USC campus in the Norris Cinema Theater on December 10, 2005, at 7:30 pm.

Filmmaking Students Rejoyce

It’s a grand day for digital video content makers I say, a grand day. Apple announced an iPod video. They’re now selling videos on their online store. I told you so. Back in May, nonetheless.

Osophy on Inaction

Inaction is easier than action.

To paraphrase Edmund Burke, Evil is what happens when good people do nothing.

Hyperbole Insidious, Pervasive in Marketing Literature!

There’s no shortage of excessive exaggeration when it comes to marketing new products. Apple says this when it comes to their new rumored iTunes Phone: “The device formerly known as the cell phone is ready for its next act.” I mean, come on. Give me a break. Once in a while someone might actually read one of these things and get excited about it. Oh wait. That’s the point. Still, people can only be disappointed so many times before the searing marketing stabbing pain becomes more of a dull, diffuse tenderness: a minor annoyance at most from what was once an attention grabbing, train of thought stopping distraction.