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  1. Roger Waters cancels gigs in Poland after Russian invasion comments https://www.theguardian.com/music/2022/sep/24/roger-water-cancels-gigs-in-poland-amid-row-over-ukraine-war-comments?CMP=Share_iOSApp_Other
  2. How’s this for a quote? “Life is a movie. Death is a photograph.” - Susan Sontag
  3. Louise Fletcher, aka Nurse Ratched, RIP https://www.npr.org/2022/09/24/1124904771/louise-fletcher-cuckoos-nest-nurse-ratched-died
  4. Thanks. I am lucky with Esmé, though it's more a fight now, than in the past. All part of understanding self-image, I suppose. But if you lock them in a bubble. I certainly agree on the dials (though I still kinda want one). Even Leica has reintroduced labels. SL vs. SL2/SL2-S.
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    A Funny Mishap On A Famous Monk Recording https://lewisporter.substack.com/p/an-audible-and-funny-mishap-on-a
  6. For the Better Call Saul fans… https://9to5mac.com/2022/09/22/apple-tv-plus-vince-gilligan/
  7. Yo @Dusty Chalk https://petapixel.com/2022/09/21/the-pentax-k-3-iii-jet-black-special-edition-is-now-available-in-the-u-s/
  8. Couldn't they keep switching rapidly back and forth to make everyone happy?
  9. Close. There are other subtle reminders of differences, like the all the Fuck Newsom flags on surrounding properties and the 60ft Trump Nation banner right across the street. Still other similarities inside the time warp bubble…
  10. Speaking of a different experience, yesterday went to London (though some old timers referred to its historical name - “Hollister”) and visited the Queen (lookin’ good!) and the extended royal family, aka lizard people. Also other confusing things.
  11. Also in the absence of real diners, looking for a restaurant open weird hours, with a variety of items on the menu (last weeks favorite may be hated this week), and both a discounted kids menu and truly kids friendly (that was a learning experience)… well, the options narrow quickly. Basically Esmé popped and my relationship to Denny’s did a 180. And yes, also problematic Black Bear is preferred, though you lose the hours.
  12. Lou Reed's Words & Music, May 1965 Ex.
  13. Also why is the seniors discounted menu at Denny's basically the children's menu? Mmm jr. grilled cheese.
  14. Been playing with Cobalt digital emulations as they’re currently on sale. They’re model based, so in these cases specifically Leica SL2 to match specifically first Leica M Monochrom (M9M). Still have to tweak, but leaning heavily, too heavily, into blacks, they’re promising.
  15. Jean-Luc Godard: New Wave director dies at 91 https://www.instagram.com/p/CicX-yjjKi5/?igshid=YmMyMTA2M2Y= https://www.lemonde.fr/en/obituaries/article/2022/09/13/jean-luc-godard-legendary-french-film-director-dies-aged-91_5996746_15.html https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-62886470
  16. More than 40 local elected officials across Russia signed a two-sentence petition on Monday that ended with: “We demand the resignation of Vladimir Putin from the post of president of the Russian Federation!” https://www.nytimes.com/2022/09/12/world/europe/russia-putin-ukraine-war.html?unlocked_article_code=e2Fzh3jCSEmePnp7JKmTYDU_V_tNsxOc2kQBOr0DUSbWqFjBh8mpSy7vaPXirOmnC-eI2LvS-JkVF-5IspgvT1atNoYsiaOcyusOOzs_0HKQaSDoF5zvgkYjeLTysuMAxFMfIVkZ6VAWxGIkOgeXoFtDr66Ju9lDizCPsG9e9oTg622feUUFPL2yLPR19o4OsHT8YlUwyTmzeYiDpaGOt0KtTEc9XNwPa5CVesLZT2ATlSgX1YAQz-pN2GNjFQdwzBu565LIj0gNxiJcQq7Rim8J6ooQUenjRRBqpVI2R2_pkBG7aoH3iFp6W4i8SBwE-t-w2uCAl5i2i2Ddc_ogf5IUitBaWg&smid=em-share
  17. Don't romanticize that 5D Classic too much. 😜I bought one recently and headed out this morning for the second time to find the OVF looked like I was looking through a periscope. I guess there are disadvantages to having a 12lb mirror slapping around in there as the focusing screen was trying to escape. Don't take the advantages of mirrorless for granted folks! And as you mentioned the M240, you know when I was most satisfied with its default colors? The last test shots in a parking lot as I was showing it was working properly to its new buyer. I took some of my favorite early pandemic shots with it, all monochrome, but was preoccupied with digital medium format at the time. 🤦‍♂️ That sale led to the SL though, whose default colors I loved immediately. It has a look, that was unfortunately eliminated in the SL2 (the SL2-S is rumored to be in between, but I have my doubts). I'm sure it could be integrated into other systems more easily and better edited from a more neutral starting point, but it does seem that something special was eliminated. I certainly can understand if you also struggle with it. A lot of complaints online. Still there are options (I'm looking into Cobalt) and besides the IBIS and video functionality you mentioned, the Monochrome High Contrast profile and highlight weighted metering are pluses of the recent Leicas including the SL2. EDIT: Anyway fixed the 5DC before a little art & wine fest this weekend...
  18. I haven’t seen the third episode yet (though like a Guardian review title of it “Less slow-motion horse riding please!”), but reasonably enjoyed the first two. It’s fun to be in a time where weekly you can jump back and forth between two shows tackling a similar fake English history, through very different lenses (though I worry fake white history is exactly what we don’t want to be feeding supremacists in the time of Trump). My non-fan status of the books and movies* may bar me from being a targeted audience (or as I’m enjoying this series so far more than the books and movies a clue to your question), but I’m also confused about that audience target. I know there’s always been a man-child component here, but is this thing a kids or adult show? I don’t mean to pigeonhole it, but to understand motivations, besides simply plot advancement (my biggest problem with films). For what it’s worth, I tend to watch the two shows late, and at the end of the House of the Dragon episodes I’ve been wide awake guessing what’s next and at the end of the first two Rings of Power the eyes are pretty tired, though that could be all the slo-mo. Like you I’ll probably give it another episode or two. And, c’mon, everyone watch The Bear! *But keep in mind I’m likely visiting the Northern California Renaissance Faire next weekend, so not immune to some charms of the genre.
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