Wednesday, August 30, 2006

And now for something... ah, you know the rest

If you're on a dialup, this may take forever, but it's the funniest minute and a half I've seen in a long time. Presenting Star Trek Sings "Knights of the Round Table."

Tuesday, August 29, 2006

It's coming

Free Image Hosting at www.ImageShack.usYes, ARTC's one and only performance at DragonCon 2006 is coming Friday, September 1, at or around 7:00 pm.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

Uncharacteristic Self-Promotion

This DragonCon (next week) will see the release of three new CDs by the Atlanta Radio Theatre Company. Two of them are re-releases of material previously available on tape, but both are in slightly different form. The third is perhaps the most eagerly awaited release in ARTC's history (by us, if not by our fans).
  1. H. P. Lovecraft's At the Mountains of Madness, adapted by Brad Strickland, and Dr Geoffry Stanhope: Hour of the Wolf by Thomas E. Fuller
  2. The Happy Man by Gerald W. Page, and The Competitor by Brad Linaweaver
  3. I'll be shot at sunrise if I tell you what this one is.
At some point after Labor Day weekend, you'll find these for sale on ARTC's website.

Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Our Long National Nightmare is Over

Yahoo/AP | McKinney loses runoff for Georgia seat
DECATUR, Ga. - Cynthia McKinney, the fiery Georgia congresswoman known for her conspiracy theories about the Sept. 11 attacks and the scuffle she had earlier this year with a U.S. Capitol police officer, lost a runoff election Tuesday for her district's Democratic nomination.

Attorney Hank Johnson, a former county commissioner, won the nomination with 59 percent of the vote, surpassing McKinney by more than 11,000 votes.
She was running what I would call a stealth campaign, perhaps under the theory that her best chance at winning was if her constituents forgot there was an election. According to USA Today:
Unlike typical candidates, McKinney has no campaign press secretary or public schedule. She did not participate in debates before the primary. A recorded office greeting last weekend urged callers to vote in the primary July 20. The primary was actually on July 18.
The above link from PhotoDude, where there is much more fun to be had at McKinney's expense.
Atlanta Journal-Constitution | Cynthia Tucker: Voters can see through McKinney
She doesn't have the prestige or power to pass a resolution in support of sweetened ice tea.
It couldn't happen to a nicer woman.

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

I for one welcome our new robot overlords

Wired News | Giant Robot Imprisons Parked Cars
The robot that parks cars at the Garden Street Garage in Hoboken, New Jersey, trapped hundreds of its wards last week for several days. But it wasn't the technology car owners had to curse, it was the terms of a software license.

The garage is owned by the city; the software, by Robotic Parking of Clearwater, Florida.

In the course of a contract dispute, the city of Hoboken had police escort the Robotic employees from the premises just a few days before the contract between both parties was set to expire. What the city didn't understand or perhaps concern itself with, is that they sent the company packing with its manuals and the intellectual property rights to the software that made the giant robotic parking structure work.
Just in case you thought a software license dispute couldn't do any real harm.

Saturday, August 05, 2006

Coming soon

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We're a long way from knowing which show will appear when, so I'm guessing on the day and time, but we do know what our shows will be.

Kudzu Covered Houses

Everything is on the web, you know. Here are some houses losing the battle with imported Japanese groundcover, something I could also see by taking a stroll around the neighborhood.

UPDATE: I might have known that page was just a part of a larger site.