Arts, Entertainment, Living

Something about Clapton, and a little more

Friday, 26 February 2010 04:15 AM Written by

For those of you who missed it elsewhere on the PG site, here's Scott Mervis' review of last night's Eric Clapton concert at Mellon Arena. Roger Daltrey was the opener, and apparently even he sounded good.

Meanwhile, Clapton has announced the lineup of axmen/axwomen for his already sold out Crossroads Guitar Festival in Chicago in June. Not all blues, but not all that shabby, either.

And finally, Daltry says he wants to sing the blues with Jimmy Page.

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Don't believe your eyes

Thursday, 25 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

This video shows one special effects company's work. It also reveals just how pervasive visual effects -- primarily green screen work -- is in prime time.

Most of these scenes are from shows ("Grey's Anatomy," "Ugly Betty") that are not thought of as special effects extravaganzas.


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TV news loves animals (especially when they're in danger)

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 07:01 PM Written by

If there's one thing local TV news loves more than an animal story it's the story of an animal in pain or danger.

I've long thought local news, especially WTAE, features animal abuse stories to an almost fetishistic degree. Last Wednesday, WTAE reported on animals abused somewhere in the viewing region with lovely descriptions of them attacking and mauling one another. That same night, Channel 4 reported a story about a horse trapped in a pond. Last Thursday, the station wasted chopper fuel hovering over an awning collapse that may have trapped or killed or injured a dog. In typical "breaking news" fashion, WTAE was reporting without having hardly any facts and if they ever reported the outcome, I did not see it.

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Fun video for 'Star Trek' fans

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 02:12 PM Written by

A fan has posted a video online from a 1975 Chicago "Star Trek" convention featuring a re-creation of the Enterprise bridge and the full cast. It's a pretty cool little piece of TV/fandom history:

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Revisiting Games of Yesterday

Wednesday, 24 February 2010 05:49 AM Written by

There hasn’t been much going on in gaming since the releases of Bioshock 2, Mass Effect 2 or Dante’s Inferno.  There’s been some minor buzz about the ongoing development of the huge releases that are right around the corner like God of War III, Splinter Cell: Conviction and even Allen Wake, but other than that it has been pretty quiet.

I decided to take advantage of this downtime and write some words about a few games that didn’t get the full review treatment, as well as some games that I have found myself revisiting.

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