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Feb. 24th, 2003

Not a bad weekend, considering the icky weather. On Saturday we drove out to Amherst, and, after the usual stops at Atkin’s Fruit Bowl and Bub’s Barbeque, we went to the UMass/UMaine hockey game. As we were walking around the Mullins Area to get a seat, we passed the UMass Amherst mascot, the Minuteman, and S1 appeared to be disturbed yet fascinated by this large-headed being — she couldn’t take her eyes off him as he passed by. She also had a great time at the game, clapping and cheering “yay,” and it must have worked because the Bears won, 4–0.

And today, S0 and I caught a program of classic Warner Brothers cartoons at the Brattle Theater in Harvard Square. I’ve seen them so many times, but they still make me laugh, and S0 (and all the other kids that were there) loved them too. It was cool to see them on the big screen, although for some reason not all of them were sized all the way out to the edge of the screen (sometimes the intros on TV are like this now too). Anyway, it was definitely easier to see all the background word gags and appreciate the background artwork. I like these kind of father-son outings…

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wildgarden
Feb. 23rd, 2003 09:15 pm (UTC)
Hooray for Amherst! Hooray for Pere Ubu!
josephbuck
Feb. 23rd, 2003 11:53 pm (UTC)
Saw the game on the ol satellite. Thanks DirecTV.

Now if I could only get them to run more AHL games...
rpkrajewski
Feb. 24th, 2003 01:02 pm (UTC)
Hmm, Friday night's game was on Fox Sports New England. Otherwise, you can catch the games on WZON-AM, Bangor, which has a Windows Media stream that works pretty well.
chaptal
Feb. 24th, 2003 03:46 am (UTC)
Many, of if not most of, the old cartoons were made in the smaller aspect radio for screen, just like the old movies. It's too early for me to rememebr the numbers, They certainly weren't done in panavision. If you get a good print the details do satnd out on the big screen.
rpkrajewski
Feb. 24th, 2003 12:37 pm (UTC)
No, I think it's something else. They're in all in Academy (1.33:1), but for some reason some of them were inset by a few feet on all sides of the screen, so it wasn't letterboxing or even "windowboxing" that I was seeing.

For some reason, the opening credits on the WB cartoons on the Cartoon Network are inset sometimes as well. Maybe the answer lies somewhere Out There on the net.
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