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Cailean Babcock
Movie director, animator, podcaster
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Cailean Babcock 10h
Bloomberg suffers from a common rich-person misconception that all skills are easy to master, there are some he simply chooses not to. .
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Merlin Mann Feb 16
AMÉLIE: Hello? I am Amélie? GRIFFIN: It's a about a young girl who can only say her own name? AMÉLIE: I cook an egg with a spoon. Amélie? GRIFFIN: She cook an egg with a SPOON?!
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Cailean Babcock Feb 16
The trick to making it work is the second hat you can’t see.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 15
Nice lunch for a foggy day. Osaka is all about fusion: fish roe and seaweed on pasta with shimeji mushrooms and onions. Seasoned with lemon, olive oil and a touch of chicken broth and soy sauce.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 15
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Cailean Babcock Feb 15
This just in: you thought Amazon workers had it hard in America? In Japan, they go the extra step to wear diapers so they don't have to take bathroom breaks.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 15
Eurosport's rally races are literally the only thing I've ever watched and been interested in as a spectator. I think you're supposed to beat every metric - time, overall speed, and average speed per leg. Very Tour de France.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 14
It's upsetting and it's international. I hear people fear-mongering here in Japan, too. Last week I had to reassure a classroom of elementary kids that the corona virus is no scarier than the flu (currently winning in cases and fatalities this year).
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Cailean Babcock Feb 14
Replying to @DrJasonJohnson
Have you met Twitter? If it's actual staff, then let's name names so they can be publicly reprimanded. We wouldn't want to create the false image of baseless accusations, after all.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 14
My take on the Touch Bar: if you’re an Apple exec who only uses Pages, Numbers and Keynote, it’s awesome. (Incidentally, also FCP). Otherwise it’s crap.
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Joan Hunter iovino 🌹🏴🕸️ Feb 13
Social security was created to ensure that the disabled and elderly don't die in the streets penniless.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 13
Listening to , I think you're too self-deprecating about Front and Center. As someone who works in VFX using Adobe, LightWave, Blender, and Modo on a multi-monitor system, it solves a serious problem. Raise the price if you feel that it's fair, but not ironically.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 12
60 degrees Fahrenheit in February might seem unseasonably hot in Japan, but to be fair, it’s still colder than it is in Antarctica right now.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 12
According to the mainstream media, the new way to judge an outcome is is to add up the results of all the losers and show how that makes them the *real* winners. Also, third place is best.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 12
Turns out that some guy with a torch is going to be running down the road near our house on April 14. We'll have to go down and see what all the fuss is about.
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Cailean Babcock Feb 11
Replying to @midnightbrewer
The weirdest part of all: the Japanese weekday names have been adopted from the same source and transliterated into their planetary equivalents. So saying the days of the week out loud is kind of doing a short run-through of an abbreviated solar system. /3
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Cailean Babcock Feb 11
Replying to @midnightbrewer
For example, all of the days are based on the Roman pantheon, but some names have been substituted with their Nordic or Germanic counterparts. /2
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Cailean Babcock Feb 11
Teaching the days of the week to first graders this week. I always knew that the names of the days were based on gods. I didn't know how twisted the etymology really was, though. /1
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Cailean Babcock Feb 11
There is a flaw in my argument, though, which is that GIF is a coined word rather than one adopted out of another language. GIF's pronunciation is debatable, but Ghibli isn't. That doesn't make Miyazaki right, but it doesn't make me right, either. Carry on. :)
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Cailean Babcock Feb 11
We're not talking about English. A Japanese man borrowed a word from Arabic, where it's a hard "g". I've taught English in Japan for 18 years, and consulted my wife, a Japanese teacher, about this. I feel pretty confident that I've done my due diligence on this one.
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