Posts Tagged ‘animation’

Know Your Bay Area Curly-Haired Redheads: 1993′s “Quest of the Delta Knights” vs. Disney Pixar’s Brand-New “Brave”

Friday, June 8th, 2012

There isresemblance, non?

Thena from Novato, 1993:

Merida from Emeryville, 2012:

Brave is due for release on June 22, 2012 in North America

Japantown, San Francisco, California, USA, on Any Given Sunday: Frilly Dresses Everywhere

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Post Street, San Francisco:

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NMA-TV’s Take on “Joe Paterno and Penn State’s Fall From Grace” is Surprisingly Poignant – A One-Minute Video

Thursday, November 24th, 2011

Here it is, no dialogue:

I guess there are more than mountain lions roaming the hills of Nittany.

And here’s an earlier effort along the same vein, with JoePa as Pope. It has a nice stinger at the end.

Puppycide in Chinatown: Crusading Reporter from Minneapolis CBS-Affiliate Confuses “Duck” with “Dog” – Hilarity Ensues

Tuesday, November 8th, 2011

Sometimes you hear what you want to hear, what you’re expecting to hear. And then, next thing you know, the New York State Ag. Dept. is raiding a market in Manhattan looking for puppy meat.

Oops.

Let’s let our friends in Taiwan, NMA-TV, take over:

“Dog meat sold in a Chinatown meat market? It looked like the scoop of the century to James Schugel, a reporter for Minneapolis CBS affiliate WCCO.

Schugel reported that a Chinatown shop had sold dog meat, but it’s actually just a misunderstanding. See, Schugel was investigating a puppy mill operation in Minnesota that apparently sent their dogs to 336 East Broadway in New York City. When he found the address was a Chinese-run meat market, he instantly leapt to the suspicion that the dogs were ending up in the cooking pot.

Schugel called up the staff to confirm his suspicions. But somewhere in the conversation, the words “dog” and “duck” got confused, and the staff confirmed that they do in fact sell meat from all kinds of animals to be eaten. This was enough for Schugel to run off with his report. Husky hash! Schnauzer stew! Keeshond kebabs!

Luckily, it quickly became clear that Schugel was barking up the wrong tree. The misunderstanding was cleared up, and WCCO quietly scrubbed the story from their website. The New York Post correctly quoted the employee of Dak Cheong Meat Market as saying “How could we sell dog meat? This isn’t China. This isn’t Korea!”

Indeed.

Writer CW Nevius is Seriously Out Of Touch – The “It’s Over 9000″ Meme Taken Seriously in Column About BART Protest

Thursday, August 25th, 2011

[UPDATE: Oh, skip to the bottom to get to the 9000 part if you don't already know who The Nevius is...]

Nevius, don’t you have anybody to look over your words before you hit the send button? Were you hired through President Ford’s Operation Bootstrap? I mean, do you think you’re smarter than anybody else at the Chronicle? Well, you’re not.

So, really, you should work extra hard instead of sitting on your ass waiting for Mayor Ed Lee or Police Chief Greg Suhr or D.A. George Gascon or Willie Brown or Rose Pak (just guessing on this one) or Randy Shaw or Supervisor Sean Elsbernd or Supervisor Mark Farrell or Travel San Francisco or Plan C or the Chamber of Commerce or the SFFD Union or the SFPD Union or the Union Square BID to call you up to tell you what to write in your next insipid column.

You are the Homer Simpson of Bay Area journalism. 

Now, speaking of transit protests, here’s your old column from last month:

Despite cries of “Where’s the gun?” after the shooting, a .45-caliber pistol has appeared.”

What’s this? Spin? Wishful thinking? A mistake? Do you believe everything the SFPD tells you right when they tell you? Even when you wrote this, the story of the .45 was highly questionable. And now, of course, it’s been proven wrong. Any correction there? Any misgivings? No? All right, moving on…

“So far the only group that has gotten satisfaction out of this is the small group of nihilists from Tuesday’s protest. News blogs said they were 150 strong, but I counted only about 80 of them gathered in front of the TV news trucks at Dolores Park.”

“News blogs?” Plural? Which ones? Were they, by chance quoting Chronicle reporter Marisa Lagos? Let’s see what she had to say:

About 150 people gathered in Dolores Park at 5 p.m. to protest Harding’s shooting and Bay Area police conduct in general.”

So what’s your point, Nevius? That news blogs suck? That Marisa Lagos, somebody who is much smarter than you and somebody who works harder than you, is wrong? That you don’t want to insult Marisa Lagos so you’ll put blame on SFist or some other entity that you don’t like anyway? That you’re merely a part-time columnist who just blew into town so you’re entitled to do a half-assed job?

It’s got to be something like that.

Oh, BTW, Nev, do you consider yourself, “The Voice of Reason?” Really?

Moving on…

Yesterday’s effort from you, The Nevius, well it’s not any better.

Now actually, the Tweets and whathaveyou that you’re relying on, Nev, consistently stated that “over 9000″ protesters were expected at the Monday evening Anonymous happenings. The reason why that’s important is because you’re dealing with an Internet meme.

So, when you say this kind of stuff…

Despite threats of 9,000 protesters, Monday’s attendance was generously estimated at 200 at its peak.”

“I asked BART board President Bob Franklin if he really expected 9,000 protesters. ‘I thought that was overly optimistic,’ he said.”

“And, when predictions of thousands of demonstrators fizzles,”

…you look like an out-of-touch Bozo, because these estimates weren’t meant to be taken seriously.

Here’s the first hit on Google – it ably explains the meme.

And here’s where the crowd estimate that you and various other crackers from the East Bay and, for all I know, Police Chief Greg Suhr, came from:

Remember Oprah? She’s MSM too, or at least she was before she retired or whatever. Anyway, she’s not up-to-speed neither:

This group has over 9000 penises, and they’re all raping children.”

How are you helping anything, Nevius?

Weren’t you happier in the East Bay?

Via Exiled Surfer

Stupid Ashton Kutcher’s Stupid “Airbnb” Business Gets Pwned by NMA-TV: Animated Video Shows Downside of Apartment Share

Thursday, July 28th, 2011

[What, exactly, makes dreamy Ashton Kutcher "tech-savvy," anyway?]

Ouch. Airbnb (formerly Air Bed & Breakfast or something) is a San Francisco company associated with a famous incident what just happened to a San Francisco woman, so a Taiwan television outfit has seen fit to, once again, make a mockery of the 415.

Like this.

See? Airbnb is supposed to be better than craigslist if you want to rent out your apartment to a stranger for a few days and I suppose in some cases it is better than using CL.

Anyway, this is NMA-TV’s impression of craigslist:

And here’s the story, per NMA-TV:

Airbnb guests trash, burglarize apartment.

Web start-up Airbnb has benefited from the recent tech boom.It just raised $112 million US dollars from investors.It is now valued at $1 billion.

Although Craigslist allows those wishing to rent out their homes to travelers,it has a sketchy reputation. Airbnb is user friendly with a shiny interface.

However, a San Francisco woman recently rented out her apartment through Airbnb. She left her keys for her guests before going on a trip.

The guests ransacked her apartment,stole her stuff and left a huge mess. It took the woman 14 hours to get through to an Airbnb employee.”

And here’s the whole story from EJ, the San Francisco woman who rented out her apartment to the wrong people.

I don’t know how Airbnb can fix this kind of situation…

Remembering Hard-Working Frank Grimes on the 14th Anniversary of His Death – Homer’s Enemy Lives On

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 14 years since Frank “Grimey” Grimes passed away due to an accident at a nuclear power plant.

Anyway, May 4 was Frank Grimes Day.

Respect.

At the Walt Disney Family Museum May 21-22: “Fighting the War with Ink and Paint” + “Victory Through Air Power”

Wednesday, May 11th, 2011

The most unusual feature film Walt Disney ever made will be featured the weekend of May 21-22, 2011 at our Walt Disney Family Museum in the Presidio.

All the deets, below.

The animation looks fresh after all these years:

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Saturday May 21

World War II: Fighting the War with Ink and Paint

3:00pm | Theater ($)
Join noted Walt Disney Family Museum historian and author Paul F. Anderson as he chronicles Walt’s contributions towards the War effort. World War II became the most critical event of the twentieth century, and its effect on the Disney Studios was profound. Relive this pivotal time through never-before-seen images, rare video clips, and moving stories – and through this narrative discover how Walt Disney whole-heartedly devoted himself and his organization to winning the war. Paul’s presentation is sometimes funny, often emotional, and thoroughly uplifting.

Sunday May 22

Screening – Victory Through Air Power + Conversation

2:00pm | Theater ($)
Walt Disney Family Museum historian Paul F. Anderson will offer a visual presentation on the making of the film, and the resulting impact the film had on Allied war strategy. This brief presentation will be followed by a screening of Walt Disney’s Victory Through Air Power (1944), after which we will open up the floor to any questions.

See you there!

Check It Out, Man! 44-Cent Simpsons Animation Stamps Released Today

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

The pain of increased postal rates starting May 11, 2009 will be eased somewhat with news of the Citizens’ Stamp Advisory Committee‘s decision to allow the troubled United States Postal Service to use characters from The Simpsons cartoon show. So you should beat a path to your local P.O. and pick some up.  

Stampspotters are getting excited about this – they’re planning on mailing out letters today from certain areas in order to get a souvenir cancellation printed. How about Simsponsville, South Carolina? Or better yet, Springfield, WI (Which Springfield though? The Badger State has like five(!) towns of Springfield.)  

Here’s what’s going on in Springfield, Virginia (I was afraid to play the video, but it looks intriguing) and here’s a promotion from the 94117, Haight-Ashbury, California. Click to expand:

And here’s what your cancellation will look like from the 05156 in Vermont today:

Woo hoo!

So many Springfields, so little time:

  • Springfield, California
  • Springfield, Colorado
  • Springfield, Florida
  • Springfield, Jacksonville, Florida, a neighborhood of Jacksonville
  • Springfield, Georgia
  • Springfield, Illinois, the state capital of Illinois
  • Springfield, Indiana, an unincorporated place
  • Springfield, Kentucky
  • Springfield, Louisiana
  • Springfield, Maine
  • Springfield, Massachusetts, the first Springfield in the United States, established 1636
  • Springfield, Michigan, a city in Calhoun County
  • Springfield, Minnesota, in Brown County
  • Springfield, Missouri, as of 2007, the largest city in the United States named Springfield
  • Springfield, Nebraska
  • Springfield, New Hampshire
  • Springfield Township, Union County, New Jersey, site of the Battle of Springfield (1780)
  • Springfield Township, Burlington County, New Jersey
  • Springfield/Belmont neighborhood of Newark, New Jersey
  • Springfield, New York
  • Springfield, Ohio
  • Springfield, Oregon
  • Springfield, Pennsylvania
  • Springfield, South Carolina
  • Springfield, South Dakota
  • Springfield, Tennessee
  • Springfield, Texas
  • Springfield, Vermont
  • Springfield, Virginia
  • Springfield, West Virginia
  • Springfield, Dane County, Wisconsin
  • Springfield, Jackson County, Wisconsin
  • Springfield, Marquette County, Wisconsin
  • Springfield, St. Croix County, Wisconsin
  • Springfield, Walworth County, Wisconsin