28 April 2012

Woot! Robot Adventures in Outer Space won Best Animation, AND Best Film at the University of Winnipeg Film Festival!

27 April 2012

I'm inside now (old poem)

i'm inside now// and i can hear my sister ironing// in the room down the hall// the iron// hisses// smoothing out// clean cotton wrinkles// preparing a straight face// for tomorrow's travails// i'm inside now// and the wind won't stop howling// just to think// it's still february//

11 April 2012

I am now a meme...

One of my composition students has just made a pretty funny video about our class.

To explain some of the jokes you may not get... As part of our course work, we created a WordPress blog about a book called the Victorian Internet that we had been reading. Also, I made them watch a lot of cat videos, Justin Beiber videos, and just generally talk about the Internet and its culture, as well as offering free cats for correct (or even just interesting) answers in class.

So with all that in mind, my student (Eric) used the "Downfall" meme--

from www.knowyourmeme.com, here's a description of this particular meme--
Downfall, also known as “Hitler Finds Out…” or “Hitler Reacts To…” is a series of parody-subtitled videos based on a pinnacle scene from Der Untergang (2004), a German WWII drama revisiting the last ten days of Adolf Hitler’s life and eventual suicide in his Berlin underground bunker. Due to the film’s international success and Bruno Ganz’ haunting portrayal of the Nazi dictator, numerous segments from the movie soon fell fodder to hilarious parodies on YouTube, spawning hundreds of anachronistically subtitled videos of Hitler getting upset over topical events and trivial gossip.