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I just did a little googling and found Nations Photo Lab (not where I work), and it looks like they have 16×20′s for like 14 bucks, and until the end of this month they are half priced. I have never used them before, but it sounds like they are using Endura photo paper instead of inkjets for their large prints, so that is a plus. I don’t know if that is for digital images only or if you can mail your negatives to them, but it might be worth checking out.
As far as calibration, some labs will rent out monitor calibration devices which will at least ensure that what you are seeing on your monitor is very close to the prints you get done.
I wish I had more helpful advice because I do like to encourage photographers, and especially people who are still using film, but as you said it is a dying medium, so it is only getting more expensive.
I am curious about what concessions you might be willing to give up in order to print your stuff. I mean, does it have to be you doing the printing so you can tweak the image, or is it , like, a sense of you being the creator throughout the entire process?
I only ask because I work in a photo lab and there are a number of ways to get your stuff printed, some of them with limited outside interference. For example, you can scan your negatives on most home scanners, (or have them scanned by a lab), and then manipulate them in photoshop or whatever to get them the way you want. Then, as long as your monitor is calibrated, you can have a lab print your images and they should hopefully match your expectations. I realize that making your negatives into digital files somewhat defeats the purpose of shooting film in the first place, but it will make it much easier, and probably cheaper to get your stuff printed, certainly cheaper than buying a mini-lab or something like that.
Unless you are doing black and white, I just don’t think it is practical to try and do everything yourself.
Did anyone mention “Survivor” yet? I didn’t see it mentioned up top, but that has been on for like 22 or so seasons and it is still pretty good compared to real housewives or worlds or whatever.
I think Liedman should do that.
Is there some sort of backlash against Tom Hanks going on? Now he is Tom “pranks”? c’mon. This man is a national treasure.
dammit, scene not seen.
why do you think it is as bad as Garden State? It has great performances, badass action sequences, and epic scenery. The entire seen on the mountain culminating in the fight between Chingachgook and Magua is incredible. Plus it has Pete Postlethwaite in it.
Flag etiquette is patriot 101 shit.
This probably isn’t quite what you are thinking of, but Richard Cheese sort of did that already. I won’t say whether you are a plagiarist, or not.
not only ridiculous hats, but amazing exploding underwear sometimes.
As far as the term “spade”, before the 1920′s it wasn’t, but during that time and afterwords, it became a derogatory term. The phrase “calling a spade a spade” goes back to like the 16th century, but once some genius decided to call black people “spades” in the 20′s it has taken on a different meaning. I am a little troubled that you did not recognize it as such, because you seem to be a pretty knowledgable person, and for that to be outside of your purview is unsettling when you have such a strong opinion on the matter.
On the subject of this meme, you imply that there is something more than an “impoverished black man living in the projects talking about the attempted rape of his sister,” that is driving this popularity, but I don’t really know what that is. What is the aspect of this that people find so engaging?
On the subject of holding a mirror up to the internet and seeing racist tendencies in yourself, shit. I don’t need the internet to see that I do or say racist shit every now and then. Everyone does. The challenge is recognizing it and trying to change the way you look at the world.
Obviously, I was not taking what Gabe said as a script that someone would actually say. But it did make me think about how someone might answer if they were asked what their costume was. I didn’t come up with anything that the asker might hear, and come to an understanding of how the costume was clever or funny.
I didn’t get into the racial aspect of this meme in my first response, because I tend to be overly sensitive about issues of race, and especially in the current climate, people throw around the “race card” so much that it loses meaning. Growing up with an adopted brother who was black as a white kid gave me a fairly unique, and many times uncomfortable perspective. You mention that you had to come to terms with various things that made you uncomfortable or angry, and get past them because they were issues that ultimately were based on your perspective. Where we differ, I guess, is that I don’t think that the problem is with my perspective. I don’t need to change my opinion that the popularization of this meme has undertones of racism, because it does.
I didn’t say anything( I guess I did now!) about Ian’s use of the phrase “call a spade a spade” because that was used before spade became a racial term. However, his follow up sentence that used “exploitation spade” made it clear that he was using the word/phrase in a derogatory manner. It is that type of pseudo subtle bullshit that only reinforces my opinion.
In short, I am glad Gabe points out this type of thing and that it makes apologists uncomfortable.
I think you are taking this the wrong way. I think he was just saying it is a dumb costume because most people aren’t going to get it, and trying to explain who you are dressed up as could be awkward. You say that “removing the context from this situation is reductive and insulting,” but what context does wearing a costume of the guy give? Most of the memes on the internet don’t translate well to real world application. You might as well go out in a goatse costume.
That phrase always reminds me of an action movie one-liner contest Slate had awhile back. The winner was “Flights of angels sing thee to thy rest, pissant.” Could be a fun BNPG.
Damnit! I thought you could support the troops, but not support the wars. How was I to know they are secretly ))<>((.
I don’t mean to be crass, but these guys are a bunch of scaredypants’.
This is one of those posts where you would probably get banned if you posted gifs of the content. I was kind of looking forward to seeing the “barrel roll inside the lines with your motorcycle wheel” on endless loop, though.
I don’t think I am alone when I say that I love the “Windwood takes on the classics” series of shoops you have done.
Christian Slater Nicholas Caged the fuck out of Broken Arrow.
I don’t have a blu-ray player whatever that is, so I’m just gonna throw some support up towards the top at Werttrew. I do love these special sets for some reason though. I bought a VHS collectors edition of Being John Malkovich purely for the Malkovich themed nesting dolls. I can only imagine the jealousy a New Zealand Jade Necklace would cause.
I have been thinking about possible song concepts for this all night. My friends didn’t think very highly of my sport shorts rock opera, though.
wow! Is that a thing (sorry!) that still happens? In my job neighborhood that guy would be gone immediately. I thought that was the norm these days.