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Apr 7, 2016

The Show Notes

Whoops… Norway not Denmark.
Daddy’s Little Baby Angel
Intro
GPS from Asbury Park
Religious Moron of the Week
     - Penuel Mnguni from Scott Harrison
Batman v Superman & Unfriended
Interesting Fauna
     - The (walking) Blind Cavefish: Cryptotora thamicola
Podcast comments
Ask George
     - Cell phones? from Maria in DC
Wind Gap Film Club solo gig…with pie!
PFA Saturday in Doylestown
Show close

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Mentioned in the Show and More

Daddy's Little Angel

Geo's gig at Wind Gap Film Festival
Saturday April 16th
6PM  
Pies to Die For Cafe
5 Broadway, Bangor, PA 18013

Interesting Fauna:
Cryptotora thamicola - at ya'tube

Broad Street Score Tickets at NECSS

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Laura Ashley
almost three years ago

A fish that walks like an amphibian, especially when it’s more closely related to a goldfish than to any four-footed creature, could teach biologists a lot about how humans’ fishy ancestors learned how to walk. Cryptotora thamicola is a very interesting and uniqe fish.

John
almost three years ago

Regarding your GPS adventure. There is a programme currently on the BBC iPlayer about the anniversary of The Meaning of Liff. Thirty years ago Douglas Adams and John Lloyd wrote a book called The Meaning of Liff, a spoof dictionary matching place names (Liff is a village in Scotland) with definitions for experiences that have no description.

Liff. (n.) A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.

Listed in the dictionary is Packwood Gullet ( a village in Warwickshire).

Packwood Gullet. (n.) The feeling you get in your throat when you realise you have mindlessly followed your SatNav somewhere really stupid.

http://qi.com/liff/

John
almost three years ago

Regarding your GPS adventure. There is a programme on the BBC iPlayer about the anniversary of The Meaning of Liff. Thirty years ago Douglas Adams and John Lloyd wrote a book called The Meaning of Liff, a spoof dictionary matching place names (Liff is a village in Scotland) with definitions for experiences that have no description.

Liff. (n.) A common object or experience for which no word yet exists.

Listed in the dictionary is Packwood Gullet ( a village in Warwickshire).

Packwood Gullet. (n.) The feeling you get in your throat when you realise you have mindlessly followed your SatNav somewhere really stupid.

http://qi.com/liff/

J. D. Mack
almost three years ago

As one who derives a significant percentage of my income from editing wedding videos, you might imagine that I have a differing opinion than you when it comes to wedding videographers. Yes, I can understand how turning on the airplane lights at the reception can really ruin the mood. Fortunately, none of the videographers I work with do this, but they do use on-camera lights. That is because the lighting at most receptions is not merely low, it’s often nonexistent, particularly once the dance floor opens and the ambient room light lowered. Modern cameras are pretty good at shooting in low light, but good video in no light is still beyond their capabilities. Yes, there is light coming from the DJ booth or the stage, but this only lights people from one direction. Shooting video of people from any other direction without an on-camera light only captures silhouettes. But that is not the most important issue. You suggested to Maria that she might not hire a videographer at all because so many people there will be covering the event with their phones. And while the video they capture may be fine and dandy, the sound will be doo-doo. A loud DJ or band will completely overload the tiny microphone of a phone, and any speeches and toasts will sound distant, echo-y and even unintelligible. A good videographer will get an audio feed from the soundboard, as well as use a good close microphone for recording the video of any well wishers. Also worth mentioning is that sound of the vows would be nearly inaudible during the ceremony without either a wireless microphone on the officiant or on one of the people getting married, or a high quality shotgun microphone hidden in any available plants to capture the sound. I hope Maria will take these points into consideration when deciding whether or not to hire a videographer for her wedding.