Rocky Top Rowdies

To carry this silly analogy a bit further — and to indulge for a second in my other current obsession, The Wire — I gotta say that University of Tennessee basketball coach Bruce Pearl has got the best “package” right now.

Feb 21, 2008
Category: Debris

Quite the View

We’re having some crazy weather here today. The wind started blowing just before noon, and the rains came around 2. Ever since, the sky has been yellow, which is apparently the perfect recipe for rainbows. I laughed like a six-year-old when I saw this through our bedroom window.

Feb 17, 2008
Category: Debris

Coolest Wife Ever (part 18)

On Wednesday morning, Joanna and I are headed up to Washington, D.C., where she’ll spend a week at the Smithsonian, reconstructing the faces of two of the original Jamestown settlers.

Nov 12, 2007
Category: Debris

Recent Developments

Today is August 16th, which means an entire month has passed since my last post here. I believe that’s a first in the six-year history of Long Pauses.

Aug 16, 2007
Category: Debris

Can I Go Home Now?

Watching this video it occurs to me that, instead of the presidency, this guy would have been much happier if he’d inherited a West Texas Chrysler dealership. I have to admit that I more or less supported Bush’s immigration plan. It’s the first time in six-and-a-half years I’ve been able to say that about a White House policy.

Jun 29, 2007
Category: Debris, Politics

Mine’s Pretty, Too

No staging was involved. My desk really is that neat, much to the chagrin of my coworkers, who stop in from time to time to shake their heads and to joke about leaving bits of scrap paper behind.

May 30, 2007
Category: Debris

The Day Job (Part 2)

Redesigning the UT Knoxville front page was the first step in an on-going overhaul of the university’s web presence. Step two went into effect today, when I officially released the design template for all colleges, departments, and units. Conceptually, this design was actually the greater challenge — much to my surprise.

Mar 9, 2007
Category: Web Design

March Madness Pick ‘Em

I’ve created a group at Yahoo Sports (the “Dziga Vertov Group,” naturally) and invite all interested parties to join the fun. Fill out your bracket, then test your mettle against other film bloggers and Long Pauses readers. If you want to play, leave your email address in the comments or drop me a private note, and I’ll send you the group number and password.

Mar 5, 2007
Category: Debris

Coolest Wife Ever (part 17)

And, yes, these were taken on the set of the Phillip Fulmer, Bruce Pearl, and Pat Summitt shows.

Feb 15, 2007
Category: Debris

Why Hillary Ain’t on My Short List

Have you learned that it’s not okay to allow fear — including fear for your career in politics — to herd you along with the crowd.

Feb 11, 2007
Category: Debris, Politics