Tuesday, August 19, 2014

A Hoarder's Tale

I’ve been a photographer for thirty years and still have most of the negatives and slides that I’ve shot over the years. They are not well organized. They are in boxes, trays and envelopes. I’m not proud of this fact. Recently I’ve started to clean up a little bit and while doing so I ran across a set of negatives from a wedding that I shot almost twenty years ago. I wondered if this couple was still together and after a few internet searches I found out that they were still married. I thought about throwing them away, but then I thought about taking them to the couple that was only a few month away from their 20th anniversary. When I got to their house it looked like a scene from that show Hoarders and I couldn’t help but think that I had become part of some Hoarder's Circle of Life. These negatives have been in a pile in my home office space for almost twenty years and now they are going to spend the next twenty in this couple’s pile. I should have done use both a favor and thrown them away.

Thursday, August 07, 2014

Deleted Star Wars Scene Rotting Stormtroppers

Here’s what I spent part of my day thinking about. In Star Wars Episode Four the Millennium Falcon has been pulled into the Death Star by a tractor beam. To avoid detection, Han Solo, Luke Skywalker, Chewbacca and Obi-Wan hide in secret compartments made for smuggling. Once the ship lands, Stormtroopers are sent on board to search the craft. We hear some noise and then we see Han and Luke dressed like Stormtroppers. Here’s my question. Did they kill those guards or just tie them up somehow? If they killed them, then there are two rotting bodies in the belly of the Millennium Falcon. Maybe Han took the bodies out when he was loading his reward? This is a deleted scene I would like to see.