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Barbie kicked out of West Virginia? March 4, 2009

Posted by Matsu in Humor, News, News and politics.
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barbie-dollThis is such a strange story. A state representative in West Virgina has introduced a bill that the Mattel doll known as “Barbie” should be outlawed in that state. Whoa. What did she ever do to that state representative? Huh?! Is there nothing more important going on that you could work on? Any problems in your state, like the economy or maybe health care? At the very least, they could they pick on someone their own size?

You don’t believe me? Wander over and read this news article. Needless to say, many of the fine citizens of West Virginia think this whole thing is rediculous and are ready to throw out the person who introduced the anti-Barbie bill and wasting everyone’s time.

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I’m published, sort of… March 1, 2009

Posted by Matsu in Education, Photography.
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video-production-handbookYes, there is a real book that has been published and I have my creative work inside, but it’s not quite what you may think. I did not author the book, but I did have some of my photos included. Let me explain how this happened.

A couple of years ago (give or take six months) a friend of mine asked if he could use some of my Ichthus photos in a textbook he was writing on television broadcasting. I agreed to let him use any of my photos as long as he gave me credit. I did not think much about it until one day, out of the blue, that same friend announced that he just received his first copy of the new book. The title, “Video Production Handbook,” was authored by Jim Owens and Gerald Millerson. Jim was very kind in giving me photo credits for the half-dozen photos he used and generously provided me with a free copy of the book. (Thanks, Jim!)

Yup, my photos are in there. And, I’m mentioned in the author’s acknowledgments in the beginning of the book, as well as listing my name with each photo. Cool!

I also accidentally discovered that the book has been scanned into Google books so you can see the contents here.