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One blog post a day is usually enough but.... Check this video.

Posted Tuesday, August 9, 2011, at 3:29 PM

This has admittedly been "out there" for a while but it just came to my attention so I thought I would share it.

You folks know how much I appreciate our pets and this has to be a classic. The Barry Manilow song fit it well.

http://www.angelfire.com/ak2/intelligenc...


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Speaking of amazing video, Steve, you'd enjoy this:

http://vimeo.com/27359051

Be sure and watch it full-screen. I've seen plenty of tilt-shift still photography, but this is a very inventive use of it for a short film.

-- Posted by Jicarney on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 5:39 PM

When I used to make adjustments for building angles in the darkroom we used to just call it correction. I never dreamed of it being used as an art form.

Weird how it makes things look, especially in video. I noticed the fellow said he and his wife did this with photographs. I wonder if he meant short video clips or did he do rapid shot bursts?

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 7:09 PM

My copmment about not dreaming it could be used as an art form is why I was technically a photographer but not a photographic artist.

I have a high school classmate who used to do many of the publicity shots for major movie studios in Hollywood. He retired when it was no longer enough to be technically accurate but required a more artistic eye. Never could get the complete touch.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 7:12 PM

Our daughter on the other hand could photograph the same thing as I when making an auction listing and hers would sell faster and a little higher than the same exact thing I listed.

We would compete when we had two of a kind items. When something did not sell but I thought it should, I would ask her to "re-make" the photo and darned if it would not sell the second time around.

-- Posted by stevemills on Tue, Aug 9, 2011, at 7:15 PM

Speaking of Photographs did everyone see the one of the ByPass interchange over US 231?

That has to be the biggest waste of Taxpayer Dollars yet, even if the State paid for it.

The Bypass could have stayed street level and become just one intersection instead of two dangerous intersections close together.

The Bypass may never go any further than US 231 making the Overpass a waste of money. If the Bypass was a 4 lane or divided highway I could see putting in an overpass over 231, but a dead end two lane? Come on!

Look at how successful the Murfreesboro bypass was and still is on 231 (church street). It dead ended on 231 for years. Only needed one intersection with red lights.

It has now been opened to the west with little change in design... (remove curb and paved a road westward). The very same thing Shelbyville could have done and saved a lot of Money, Time and Lives.

Just don't understand how Politicians can spend taxpayer money with no regrets, conscience or common sense. That's what Obama does for a living.

Nothing screams terror like flying around the city on the 55 MPH Bypass and screeching to a sudden traffic jam Halt trying to get off the Bypass onto US 231 South.

That sounds like a good job for the Shelbyville FBI and Secret Service Agents to investigate!

Of course, it's too late now! It's already done.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Mon, Aug 15, 2011, at 3:32 PM

OK! No comments?

Here's one that might make you sit up and yell. The speed limit has been dropped to 50 MPH coming into Shelbyville. Now with 2 off/on ramps a block from each other and no red lights or warning lights and people trying to get on and off the bypass, I am sure it is going to be more dangerous than the Hospital entrance the City was so worried about.

Now they will have to sit down at a meeting and decide just how slow they are going to drop the speed limit coming into Shelbyville on the North end. I don't see a big hairy problem on the east end.

Let's see now, they were thinking of dropping the speed down to 45 MPH in front of the Hospital. I believe they even considered a slower speed with flashing lights and even a red stop light.

Now they have a real problem on their table.

Should they have a red light for getting on the bypass... or a light for getting off the bypass? What about two red lights to make it easier for both on and off traffic.

However, with two red lights that close to each other they may cause a bigger traffic jam.

This is going to be interesting to watch. Educational as well.

Probably, the best way to go would be to just keep the government out of it altogether. The people will find a way on and off. Some may get on or off at the Fairfield Pike intersection to avoid the traffic jams.

Who knows? I'll be watching this.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Tue, Aug 16, 2011, at 10:03 AM

Then there is the one about the tail section of the helicopter that got left behind during the raid on Osama Bin Laden.

I mentioned back then that we got Bin Laden at the cost of leaving top secrets behind in the tail section.

It all came out in the news yesterday. I was right! Pakistan gave China first shot at looking at the tail section to get all the top secret data they could from it. So basically, we paid Pakistan Billions of dollars to sell top secret information from the US Helicopter to China. What a fiend we have in Pakistan and Congress just keeps on sending them Billions of USDs each year.

If Pakistan sells our top secrets to China, that makes Pakistan and China an enemy,

If our Congress is going to keep sending Billions of USD to Pakistan, then Congress is aiding the enemy and makes Congress an enemy to the US or traitors according to the US Constitution.

How much plainer can it get.

-- Posted by Unique-Lies on Thu, Aug 18, 2011, at 11:49 AM


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Steve Mills and his wife have one daughter and live on a farm outside of Bell Buckle. They previously owned two coffee/ice cream shops, currently operate an internet sales company and teach classes, but his primary job involves the paper industry worldwide. Hobbies and interests lie in gardening, photography, recorded music and of course, their pets.