Friday, February 15, 2013
Thursday, February 14, 2013
This author has decronstructed and compared several gothic texts using the tool. The plot above has these tantilizingly interesting yet unlabelled axes.
Here the tool is described at the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)
This link is the signup for the alpha test.
Saturday, February 02, 2013
Camera pulls back revealing Phil in a coma from the traffic accident when he tried to leave Punxitawney during his misforecast snowstorm. Rita bites back tears as she reads a book of 19th century French poetry to him hoping that eventually he will awaken.
The view dissolves into green Matrix style lettering as Rita (codenamed Winter) and Larry (codenamed Eyeball) disconnect Phil (codenamed Groundhog) from the Matrix, pulling the long black connector from the back of his head. They tell him he's been caught in a glitch in the Matrix and they freed him but they have to get moving because the Sentinels are coming.
After Phil falls asleep a crowd of roadies rush in to reset everything for the next day. A montage reveals activity all over Punxetawney as the crew resets television's most popular reality show for 10 years, "Groundhog's Day" whose centerpiece is a kidnapped, completely unaware weatherman from Pittsburgh, forced to repeat the same day over and over.
Al appears to tell Sam (as Phil) that something is wrong with the leap and that Gushi doesn't know what's wrong. No matter how many things Sam (as Phil) does in Punxetawney he doesn't seem to put the things right that once went wrong and leap out of there. He just leaps to the same day. Sam's (as Phil) Swiss cheese memory means he doesn't remember who he really is just the repeating days.
On the last day the view switches to the groundhog himself who finally sees his shadow, rescues a little girl from a burning house, leads home a lost little boy, finally woos the girl groundhog he loves and unites the community of woodland creatures in the meadows outside of town. It was the groundhog repeating the days over and over again until he learned to be a better groundhog, Phil the weatherman was just caught in the psychic backlash.
Happy Groundhog's Day!