The Ugly Little Table: A Neighborhood Imaginary Companion

The Ugly Little Table: A Neighborhood Imaginary Companion

The Ugly Little Table is an engaging short film that tells a bittersweet tale about the ordeals of a homely-looking little table. When the little table is seemingly mysteriously abandoned in front of a city apartment building, none of the neighbors passing by knows what to do. Initially, the little table is an unwelcome sight, and everyone tries to ignore it. They’re confused by it and resent its presence. But as time goes by, the neighbors start using the ugly little table in various ways, each becoming attached to it. Suddenly, one day the little table disappears, just like the fate of our childhood imaginary companions. At that point, the neighbors’ former attachments to the ugly little table are transformed into new-found affectionate attachments to each other.

The Ugly Little Table: A Neighborhood Imaginary Companion

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Photo of the Day: Ethereal Piano

Photo of the Day: Ethereal Piano

Photography by: Joseph O. Holmes, NYC

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The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

The final feathers have fallen on the Tropicana Hotel and Casino’s Folies Bergere in Las Vegas. At the final performance of the Folies Bergere on Saturday night, the Parisian topless revue dancers gave their last high-kicking can-cans. The large audience came to say its goodbye in style, with original cast members of the show and recent hires cheering wildly from the audience for each little bit of choreography by their younger counterparts.

The curtain came down lavishly on the Tropicana showgirl revue, which is said to be the longest-running showgirl review in America. The Tropicana Folies Bergere show was coming close to its 50th Anniversary on Christmas Day when it suddenly got its pink slip two months ago. Tropicana executives had decided not to reinvest in a new edition of the casino-owned revue, but they did not let their jewel go without one last chance to sparkle. The “Folies” died of slow starvation over the years, as management and ownership changes stalled major reinvestment in the production that in time had become more and more dated in the Cirque du Soleil era of Las Vegas.

The Tropicana’s “Folies Bergere” Gives its Final High-Kicking Can-Can

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Photo of the Day: These Birdies Hit All the Right Notes!

Photo of the Day: These Birdies Hit All the Right Notes!

Like a bird on a wire,
Like a drunk in a midnight choir,
I have tried in my own way to be free.

Photography by: Joseph O.Holmes, NYC

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I Get Wet: A Love Story for the Ages

I Get Wet: A Love Story for the Ages

I Get Wet is a short film that was co-written by an amazing afterschool class of elementary school children at the Grace Church School in Lower Manhattan and Benh Zeitlin. Benh Zeitlin directed the award-winning Glory at Sea, a film that was set in Post-Katrina New Orleans. Zeitlin is a member of the acclaimed film collective Court 13, which is a renowned ensemble group of collaborative filmmakers and performers.

I Get Wet begins as a dark tale of school bullying, about an 8 year-old who is constantly being tormented by a secret gang of girls in his elementary school. It turns out to be an adorable short film about a little boy, his best friend Super Dog and the strains placed on their close friendship because he didn’t want to be stuffed into a trash can every single day for the rest of his life. However, by the end of the film, I Get Wet reveals itself to be a true love story for the ages.

I Get Wet: A Love Story for the Ages

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Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

Green to Blue is an animated short, which was named to the Top-Ten Shortlist of Friends of the Earth’s 2008 one-minute film competition. Green to Blue is a stop-motion animation that was made to promote global warming awareness. Elizabeth Klein, the film’s creator, explained that, “I made this stop motion to promote global warming awareness. Sometimes the simplest messages are the most powerful, so I’ve tried to present a child-like view of a serious problem.”

Green to Blue: A Modest View of a Serious Problem

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Inside the Mac versus PC Rivalry: It’s the Ultimate Computer Robot Showdown!!

Inside the Mac versus PC Rivalry: It’s the Ultimate Computer Robot Showdown

When you look inside the real Mac versus PC rivalry, you’ll see that it’s not like they show on TV!! Nope, not at all. That’s for darn sure. This short visual effects piece shows you what really goes on inside your home computers. You’ve got actual Robots inside, running those laptops and desktops. And when the real Mac versus PC face-off goes down, those Mac and PC Robots wanna beat the f**k out of each other. It’s the Ultimate Computer Robot Showdown! It’s War!!

The Real Mac versus PC Rivalry: The Ultimate Computer Robot Showdown!!

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