Here’s an example of someone who took the idea of dispensing with your past on eBay to the extreme. Ian Usher will be auctioning his life on the site beginning June 22. His reason for doing so is that he wants to leave everything and begin again. The sale will include his house and all contents, as well as his car, motorcycle, and jet ski. He will even give you a one-time introduction to his friends and a chance to take over his job. That’s taking a break-up very seriously to go to such extremes, but since the man is a filmmaker he should get a fairly decent documentary out of the experience.
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I’m ready for my close up, Mr.DeMille. After auditioning on MySpace, ten users have been selected to be part of “Faintheart,” a new romantic comedy that will be released next summer. The social networkers selected the actors as well as director Vito Rocco, after half a million viewed his submitted short. If you missed becoming part of the cast, you can still get in on the action and contribute to the script. The completed film should be released in the real world by next summer.
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The PalmGuard by moshi is a wear-resistant film for Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pros palm rests. Made of a high-grade polymer, the cover is bubble-free and splash proof and will protect your Mac from smudges, scratches, and grease. It also comes with a static film track pad and is available online for $20.00 for the Palmguard 13, $23.00 for the 15, and $28.00 for the 17. We wonder if it is also chocolate proof as we have a tendency towards munching on M & Ms during some of our late night activities at the keyboard.
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Aspiring filmmakers now have a chance to make their cinematic dreams come true. With a free membership at Your Broadcaster, you can view and vote on others’ work, and for a $10.00 fee you will have copyright protection for your own uploads of video, animation, screenplay, or script. For $35.00, you can enter work from all five genres of drama, comedy, horror, thriller, or Bollywood. The site is still in beta test which is good news for those who want to enter their masterpieces early. Capture the most votes with your work from other members and you are on your way to that Red Carpet.
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A friend of ours sent us this video, taking a look at the history of storing media, starting from the old-school film strip. You know…those huge reels you used to watch Martin Luther King, Jr. videos on in elementary school back in the day? While the video is simple, we figure it’s an intresting look at the evolution of storing media. Check it out for a look how to create your 21st Century Shoebox.