The Hess Report


Monday, June 12, 2006

IMDb 

For years, the Internet Movie Database has been the place to go for comprehensive information on movies, including synopsis, ratings, and, most importantly, cast and crew.

Elephants Dream was put into the database last week, but it was only a placeholder entry. I checked it again today, and the full cast and crew has now been entered.

Which means that I, and everyone else who worked on the movie, are now in the IMDb.

One year ago, if you had told me "Hey, you'll be on imdb.com next year" I would have laughed at you, and most likely questioned the genetic compatability of your parents.

Here's a link to my credit page on IMDb (nothing spectacular), the main page for Elephants Dream, and the full credits page as well.

Fun for me, in a way that betrays my deep geek roots.

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Graphing Personal Dignity 

Each person could potentially think of their personal dignity as falling along a line of items which they would or would not do. For example, Demi Moore's character in Indecent Proposal would sleep with Robert Redford for a million dollars, but, one could assume, would not sleep with Robert Schneider for two dollars in change. So, her character's personal dignity would fall somewhere between those two admittedly distant points on the line.

I'll give you two related examples for myself that will let you determine where I fall on the line.

I took a leftover steak to work for lunch. I didn't want to be encumbered with things like "knives" and "plates". What? Carry them both to and from work? Isn't that what we have illegal immigrants for? In any case, I opted for neither, meaning that I ate the steak caveman style.

On the other hand, I recently reached into the bag holder at home to retrieve a lunch bag and came up with a Goodwill bag. I went digging for another.

So, my personal dignity falls somewhere between... will eat a steak caveman style in front of other people out of sheer laziness, but will not take lunch to work in a Goodwill bag.

Make of it what you will.

Saturday, June 03, 2006

Little Things 

Regardless of the size or species, it's always sad to dig a grave for a family pet.