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Friday Night Flicks: Typewriter and Boston Typewriter Orchestra

This week’s flicks both feature typewriters. The first, eponymously named Typewriter, is by Tom Nichols of Nic Nac Pictures and gives a brief history of the machine.     The second flick, Boston Typewriter Orchestra, is from American Buffalo. It’s … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Buster Keaton – The Art of The Gag

There are some things books can’t do. The sight gag is one of them. Today’s flick from Tony Zhou’s Vimeo channel, Every Frame a Painting, demonstrates Buster Keaton’s mastery of the visual joke. The video is a bit longer than … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Making The Book of Kells

In tonight’s video, conservator John Gillis talks a bit about the material —vellum— used for the pages of The Book of Kells, and a bit about the book’s construction.     If you have a few minutes free this weekend, … Continue reading

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Allsorts

I have been playing another ‘game’ found via the Internet. Lydia Rink put out a call for people to create pages which she plans to assemble into a collaborative artists’ book. Here’s a detail of one side of my page. … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: on a brief hiatus

I have been really busy this week, so there is no flick today. I just did not have time to do any searching. My apologies to those who follow the flicks regularly. I will try to find something extra special … Continue reading

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Pi Day Bonus Flick: Calculating Pi with Real Pies

Just a little amusement in celebration of Pi Day.     Now go eat some pie.  ; ]

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Friday Night Flicks: Waiting Out Winter

This short video by Andrew David Watson is described by the filmmaker as A homage to all craftspeople who spend their winters tucked inside their workshops waiting for better weather.     For those living through the coldest February ever, … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: #jeezleycold

My apologies: I have had only intermittent contact with the world wide web for a few days now because it has been #jeezley cold! We came home from shopping (because one needs food) to find an amazing cable guy kneeling … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Medieval Help Desk (repeat)

I first posted this video in 2014, so many of my more recent readers may not have seen it. It seemed appropriate to re-post it, since I recently upgraded my computer’s operating system and I am still getting used to … Continue reading

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Friday Night Flicks: Winter’s Magic

Back in March of 2016 I showed a Friday Night Flick called Frozen Soap Bubbles. It was a sort of farewell to Winter. This winter still has some weeks to run, so although the last few days have been far … Continue reading

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