2/1/12

The Spirit of Video.

OK. The project which has been sucking up almost every available second of my weekend time since July is finally (almost) done, and I wanted to share a picture with you:


Thanks go out to my buddy Yort for all his donated time and effort. Without his help, I'd probably still be framing the walls. We made our share of mistakes along the way, but every time I was pissing and moaning about something we screwed up, Yort would wave his hand and say, "Ah, nobody will ever see it" and even though I didn't believe him at the time, it turns out that he's right.

It still needs a coffee table, some old framed movie posters, one less bentwood rocker, and a small bar/fridge area and I'm going to call it finished and get back to work on my book-in-waiting. Either that, or I'm going to watch every movie in my collection in alphabetical order. So it might be a while is all I'm saying.

I haven't forgotten about the Orlando Geek-fest post -- hopefully I'll get to that later this week. In the meantime, here's a photo I call "Lotusphere: Encapsulated."


That's a day four snow crash you're looking at right there.


18 comments:

  1. Go on google images, set the resolution to 10+MP, and search for posters for the films you want, and and if you find good hi-res copies of of what you want, send me the links. Happy to print out really high quality copies for you if you want. I have access to some REALLY nice printers at work, and they encourage us to use them to have a better understanding of other facets of our buisness. You'd still have to find frames for them, but you can have exactly what you want, this way without too much trouble.

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  2. Cool Tim, thanks! What size?

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  3. mackerel6:46 AM

    Looking good! In some ways I envy people who can keep it all nice and neat like that. If this was my house, Geddy Lee (I guess that's who that is, given the title of the post) would appear to be heavily tattooed from all the crayon drawings on the wall, and the leather sofa would be all scuffed up from the dog claws! But, it's hard to have nice things when you make the lifestyle choices we've made!

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  4. It won't be that way for long, trust me.

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  5. Whatever size you like. We have printers up to 60+" wide, but let me know what size you want, and I can pretty much make it happen.

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  6. Cool space, JV. What is the video setup? I might disappear in a space like that for weeks at a time, given enough soda and popcorn. I'd start with Justified season 1!

    Word verification: "pophing" Thought it was a bodily function for a second!

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  7. Jealous Guy2:36 PM

    Awesome, Rush Time Machine! Are you using a projector or a big ass flat screen? I would so love to do something like that. Thats the unfortunate part of living in the South......no basements! Enjoy the home theatre.

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  8. Just what the hell is that thing on the roof of the building behind you?

    Looks like it's saying, "Thay Thailor, new in town..." Not that, that's necessarily a bad thing...

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  9. So, should I send you a case of beer, or what? Oh wait, no bar or fridge. Hit me up when you're ready for it!

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  10. Mick, it's an older beast of a projector -- a BenQ W5000. It does 1080p, but only HDMI 1.2. It's good enough for me.

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  11. Jealous Guy -- I've been thinking about it for years and years...but it was always too much money. So I figured if I did it myself, I could do a little at a time -- so now I have one room and a hallway and the rest is unfinished. But the workout room is next...assuming I can ever work out again.

    Rick, it's a giant japanese fish looking thing.

    Lauri, deal.

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  12. I've still got a tube TV, but for all I watch, it serves the purpose. I sometimes wonder if I'd watch more if I had a sweeter setup. I bet you can see Geddy Lee's nose hair on that.

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  13. Chris, you can see Geddy's nose hair from the balcony.

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  14. In the basement bars
    In the backs of cars
    Be cool or be cast out

    I'm pretty sure this qualifies as "cool." What's the new book about?

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  15. that is awesome! well done.

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  16. Chris9:18 AM

    KC, great comment! Geddy Lee life-size........that's freaking awesome. That's what I tell my husband all the time - I want a TV so damn big that Geddy, Alex and Neil are life-size when I watch "Time Machine" - I live in Clevland so I got to see it live - it was AMAZING.

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  17. You did a great job here....

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