The Island of Misfit Toys

I’ve given this a lot of thought.
Santa, horrified by the abominations that are the Misfit Toys (perhaps created as part of a secret North Pole research program that went awry), has banished them to the I of MT where he was confident that no one would ever learn of their existence.

Little did he know at the time that Rudolph and Hermey, shunned by the mob mentality of the elf & reindeer communities would stumble onto them and promise that Santa would come and save them.

On Xmas eve, flying through the fog, Santa had no idea until they landed that Rudolph was taking a detour to the I of MT to save his mutant friends, so he had no choice but to smile grimly and accept the new payload or risk the exposure of his plot.

Note that we never see where the Misfits end up — they’re each handed an umbrella (wait — each? Look again — the bird who sang about not being able to fly does not receive an umbrella!) and pushed out of the sleigh into the fog, not knowing until far too late that they’re the first ones out because the sleigh is still over the Sea of Japan.

They spun in.

There were no survivors.


a test for the google bot — The SPF Music Boosters support all student music activities from the grade schools to the high school.

The Association exists to enhance the experience of the musicians participating in all of the Music programs in all of the schools throughout our district. While the vast majority of the support for our musicians comes through the Board of Education, there are areas that without our assistance cannot be addressed. Our support ranges from fundraising, to student recognition, to equipment, to logistical support and scholarships. All of the funds raised by the Music Boosters Association benefit the musicians directly.
The scope of our District Music program provides a wonderful array of opportunities for students including:

  • Marching Band
  • Moonglowers Jazz band, SPF Jazz band, 2 Jazz labs at the High School, as well as Middle School Jazz Band
  • A comprehensive Choir program that includes Chamber Choir, Select Choir, Men’s Choir, Las Cantadoras, and Sensations
  • Repertory Theater
  • Middle School and High School Concert bands, Wind Ensemble, Percussion Ensembles
  • Elementary School Instrumental and Choral programs

Teach, Don’t Tell / Steve Losh

Teach, Don’t Tell / Steve Losh

This post is going to be about what I think good documentation is and how I think you should go about writing it. I’m not perfect, so you should take everything with a grain of salt, but I hope you’ll find it useful and thought-provoking even if you don’t agree with me about everything.

Guide to Projectors for Interactive Installations / by @laserpilot

Guide to Projectors for Interactive Installations / by @laserpilot

Video projectors are one of the most important tools for creators of interactive installations. The information for projectors is available on various websites, but this 2 part guide will focus on their use in production and interactive environments. Part 1 will focus on the projector as hardware(lenses, lumens, surfaces etc), and part 2 will go into more details on the software and calibration considerations. This will gather some of that disparate knowledge into the important bits you need to make informed decisions about creating a high quality experience.