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Be deliberate in all things…


Laughing Squid reports:

For ECAL’s “Low-Tech Factory” exhibition, design students Laurent Beirnaert, Pierre Bouvier and Paul Tubiana created Oncle Sam, a popcorn machine that pops just one kernel at a time. At the final stages of the process, this contraption even butters and salts the single piece of popcorn that was produced. Watch this video to see the machine in action.


As we turn up the heat, we might pause to send amusing birthday greetings to Al Christie; he was born on this date in 1881.  An early motion picture director, producer, screenwriter and studio head,  Christie ran the first ever movie studio to be built in Hollywood
(Nestor Studios, opened in 1911) and is credited with having produced the first film comedies there.  In all, he produced more than 700 films before retiring in 1942.



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November 24, 2012 at 1:01 am

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