Sunday, August 26, 2012

Blogging the Republican National Convention (RNC)

Unless you're a political blogger, blogging about the upcoming Republican National Convention seems sort of challenging.

I don't know if I have any plans to blog about it myself, but I have been peculating some ideas.

Here's some ideas for bloggers (political and unpolitical alike):
  • If you were making a biopic, which RNC speaker has a life story that is most "film worthy"
  • Weather with Hurricane Isaac is playing a role in itself. You could opine on how you think weather influences the conventions "story"
  • One Liners: It seems like the rhetoric of these speeches often relies on powerful "one liners" pick a sentence that someone uses and talk about why it is powerful? Overstated? Meaningful? Meaningless?  Used out of context? etc.
  • Look at what topics appear to be most discussed and relevant to the convention and ask "why" these are the topics discussed and whether that's relevant?

Monday, April 30, 2012

Silence & Blog About Bloggin

This blog has been silent for awhile, because honestly, it started as an experiment to see if there was an audience for people searching the net for relevant blog ideas.

To be honest, it seemed that either the interest wasn't there OR this blog wasn't really discovered. So I slowed down. Then I stopped.

That said, I occasionally still consider starting it back up again.

With that train of thought, here are some ideas to blog about blogging:

  • When do you feel most inspired to blog?
  • What are some blogs you started at one time but stopped writing?
  • What encourages you to blog more? What discourages you to blog less?
  • Where do most of your blog ideas come from?
  • What influence (if any) do your "unknown" blog readers have on the frequency of your blogging?

Friday, December 23, 2011

60 years since the premier of The African Queen

The African Queen came out in Los Angeles December 23, 1951.

The film by John Huston staring Katherine Hepburn and Humphry Bogart would go onto receive 5 Oscar nominations. Bogart would win his one and only Oscar for this film.

Monday, December 19, 2011

50 Years Since the US Premiere of Judgement at Nuremberg

The film Judgment at Nuremberg premiered in West Germany on December 14, 1961. Then released in Sweden on December 18. The New York City premiere was December 19, 1961.

The film about the trial of Nazi war judges in 1948 was directed by Stanley Kramer and is a gripping and powerful film.

The film was nominated for 11 Academy Awards including Best Picture.

The film would win 2 Oscar, best lead actor (Maximilan Schell) and adapted screenplay (awarded to Abby Mann).

Other acting nominations included Spencer Tracy (also lead actor), Montgomery Clift (supporting actor), and Judy Garland (supporting actress).

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

November 29, 2011

  • 1 year anniversary of the death of Leslie Nielsen (died 2010)

Thursday, November 3, 2011

40 Years Since US Premiere of Normal Jewison's Fiddler on the Roof

The film Fiddler on the Roof was first released in the US on November 3, 1971.

The film musical would go on to be nominated for 8 Academy Awards including best picture would go on to win 3 (best cinemotography, best scoring [to John Williams], and best sound).

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Share Your Halloween Costume Past

Here's an idea for your blog. Why don't you talk about your Halloween costume past?

Here's some potential questions to get your thoughts going...

  • Perhaps you can create a chronology of all costume's you've ever had?

  • What's a favorite costume?

  • What's the worst costume you've ever had?

  • What was something you wanted to be as a child that you weren't?

  • Have you ever won a costume contest? Share the story.