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I'm not a real Cowboy, but I play one in the movies.

Wednesday, May 30, 2012


The world lost the great Doc Watson today. My best friend Alan introduced me to his music over 30 years ago as "Chief" breezed through his German Basic Course and I struggled through Basic Korean.

Chief and his wife Theta lost one of their little furry buddies this week, so I'll raise a toast to Doc in the Great Up Yonder and to Missy finding a warm sunny spot down on Piddler's Green.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Memorial Day Gunnyness

This Memorial Day Weekend, my buddy Frank is coming down for some drinking, BSing, and computer war-gaming... and maybe a tour of the DM Boneyard.

Frank and I have been war-gaming since we were both instructors at the Goodfellow AFB School of Applied Cryptological Sciences, playing Panzer Strike, Typhoon of Steel, and Overrun! on his alien Apple IIGS. Our game experience gave us a little something-something on the podium; him more so, being a Marine and all. I think my Army compatriots were surprised enough that I could tell my FROGs, Towed's, and amphibians apart.

After his last visit, when we'd rolled the D&D polyhedral dice and come up with late-year PLO versus an unnamed Western army, we discovered some new game mechanics dealing with IEDs, suicide bombers, suicide tanker trucks, etc. Frank wasn't too happy when he discovered my next game featured a modern Islamist sub-cult against his beloved US Marine Corps. So this Memorial Day Weekend, we'll play our beloved Steel Panthers MBT and we will NOT endanger even the digital lives of our closest Allies. Time to remind Frank about some of the fun game vehicles like the EE-9 (pictured) while ignoring other stuff.

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Thursday, May 24, 2012

The Man Just Can't Stop Bowing

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Wednesday, May 23, 2012

End of Another Sunny Day

I knew I could count on my movie chums!


Friday, May 11, 2012

Something Gunny

We were too short-handed to video most of the stages, so let this tide you over until next time.


Monday, May 07, 2012

On the Set: The Midnight Man

The production of Steve Anderson's horror flick "The Midnight Man" is still on-going and the body count increases with every shoot. At the right, Director Steve instructs young Victor in the Fine Art of Impalement.

Steve's Teen Streets Production Company produces high-quality shorts featuring talented youths from the Tucson community.

This Saturday, we shot the rare daylight scene in the flick, the finale, right after the Friday night shoot shown above.

Fortunately for the kids, only we crew were subject to the short turnaround. The Oro Valley desert location was offered by the gentleman on the right. Yes, they carried a comfy couch into the desert to watch the proceedings. Director of Photography John Sears is shooting the movie on a Canon 5D Mark II and I'm Location Mixer.

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