November 25, 2011
Check out this video:
If you look closer, you can see that it's done entirely in stop-motion animation, and that the background is thousands and thousands of jellybeans. The Making-Of video is pretty amazing, too. It turns out that it took them nearly two years to shoot the video above. Check it out:
I like the song, too. It's probably now my second-favorite song with the phrase "in your arms":
...and it's even pretty close up there with "In These Arms":
Keep on rockin' in the free world!
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November 19, 2011
Just as an update, we left Buenos Aires early this afternoon and now we're in Ushuaia, the southernmost city in the world. It seems very nice, and quite a lot cooler than up north! I'll try to put up some more pictures in the coming days, but like before, you can check on Instagram and find some there, probably. Here are a few from yesterday and today:
The "generic flower," in a park in Buenos Aires. We did yet more walking yesterday and stopped in the park for photo opportunities. This sculpture opens and closes with the sun.
At Aeroparque Jorge Newberry, the Buenos Aires airport primarily used for domestic flights. It's really close to the city itself, as you can see.
Thanks for reading!
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November 16, 2011
We're currently in Uruguay, and I'm here to tell you, it's a real country.
Just joking... It IS a real country, and it's a beautiful country, based on the little we've seen of it, at least.
I've been taking quite a few more pictures on my camera, but I've also been taking a lot of pictures on Instagram because-- as its name indicates-- it's instant. That way I can immediately put up some impressions from our trip without having to find a computer, transfer the pictures from the memory card, shrink them, upload them, etc. The biggest drawback is that I have an iPod, not an iPhone, so the camera isn't very good and the quality of the pictures generally isn't great if you're looking at them on a screen much bigger than a cell phone.
Anyhow, here's a link to see all the Instagram pictures I've been taking:
As I mentioned the other day, you can see the six newest ones in the widget on the left, but apparently you can't see more than that. With that link above, you can see all of them. So, check them out if you're curious about Uruguay, aka "The Hermit Kingdom"!
Thanks for reading, and have a great day!
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November 12, 2011
If you want to check out some pictures from our trip, you can see the ones I've taken with Instagram (just go to the widget on the left). When we get back I'll upload more, higher quality pictures that I've been taking with our camera. In the meantime, enjoy!
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November 9, 2011
|What a herd of boludos.|
I realized recently that I'd not told many people that I had quit my job. I actually gave my one-month notice at the end of September (here you have to give a month instead of two weeks, if you've worked at a job longer than a year). I liked my job and the students I was teaching, but there were also things I disagreed with, and it was time to go in a new direction. That direction? Well, for now: Argentina! Then after that, we'll figure something out.
As Andy's brother is rumored to have said, "I'm not too worried about it. We'll be fine."
Thanks, and have a good one!
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November 5, 2011
Wow, I almost think this may not be real, simply because it looks like it's going to be so amazing:
But according to their website (which has a pretty hilarious spoof on a 60s action magazine complete with clickable articles), they're actually going to produce this, starting November 21st. I'm pretty sure the guy who says "Domo Arigato" is wearing the same wig I wear for most Halloweens.
I'm gaining more and more respect for Australia and Australians.
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November 4, 2011
Just a quick re-cap from Blogtoberfest: It was awesome! Many thanks to everyone who checked out the posts. I actually got up to 31, which is one more than last year. We'll have to see what I can get done next year!
I'll also include the Pictures of the Day from October if you'd like to check them out. You can see larger versions of them and the October Leftovers on flickr, or you can just check out the slideshow here:
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