Friday Night’s Good For Pizza @ Casa KP

I know what you are thinking… You’re saying, “Wow, what a Rockstar night you’re have had last night” since I’m scribbling blogs for not only The Chronicles but for the PiercingMetal.com site and talking about the pizza that I tossed together at supper time. I’ve made these sort of tasty treats in the past and have shared them with you on this blog but this one had a little bit of an interesting process to it. I’ll explain that after the photo of the finished yummy. Looks nice don’t you think?

So as I mentioned I was doing blogs for both of the websites and didn’t mind the evening home since I had a few events early in the week and a proposed busy schedule over the weekend with a pitched for convention dealing with food on Sunday along with a show. Chilling on the couch with the DVR playing through the recordings and cat company was a fine thing indeed but what to eat I found myself saying. Instead of ordering out, I decided to see what I had in both the fridge and the freezer. I’ve been on a bit of a non-meat kick and was trying to abstain from the protein for at least two weeks so staying in meant that was easier to do as well. I found some frozen pita bread from a Middle Eastern dish that I had some weeks ago and a good amount of veggies in the fridge like peppers, Jalapenos and mushrooms. I also used some of the leftover marinara that came with an order of garlic knots from my local pizzeria and a nicely spiced garlic clove slice from these amazing spiced pickles that I had on hand.

The idea was to use what I had and not go get anything else outside and this worked out well. Five minutes to prepare and about six to cook and get nice and crispy the way I like it. The pita bread from the restaurant dish was thinner than the type I usually get from the bakery so would be lighter than my other go rounds at the dish. Now it was back to blogging and preparing for the upcoming events. Until next time.

The MoMA To Screen 70 Science-Fiction Films This Summer

As I’ve been using the Events Calendar to feature a number of free screenings happening around our fair Metropolis, when I received this press release about a film series set to launch in July at the MoMA, I knew that I had to share it here on The Chronicles. Read on about this new and mystifying summer film series at the amazing museum. Take your time since there is a LOT to absorb here.

The Press Release:
Future Imperfect: The Uncanny in Science Fiction*, presented at The Museum of Modern Art from July 17 through August 31, will screen of 70 science- fiction films from all over the world—22 countries including the United States, the Soviet Union, China, India, Cameroon, Mexico and beyond—that explore the question: what does it mean to be human? In a departure from other exhibitions of science-fiction cinema, Future Imperfect moves beyond space travel, visions of the distant future, alien invasions and monsters. Instead, all 70 films take place on Earth in the present (or near present), questioning our humanity in all its miraculous, uncanny, and perhaps unknowable aspects.

Since the dawn of cinema, filmmakers as diverse as Kathryn Bigelow, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Kinji Fukasaku, Jean-Luc Godard, Barry Jenkins, Georges Méliès, Michael Snow, Alexander Sokurov, and Steven Spielberg have explored ideas of memory and consciousness; thought, sensation, and desire; self and other; nature and nurture; time and space; and love and death. Their films, lying at the nexus of art, philosophy and science, occupy a twilight zone bounded only by the imagination, where “humanness” remains an enchanting enigma. Future Imperfect is organized by Joshua Siegel, Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.

– Future *Imperfect* encompasses all genres, including *animation* (Richard Linklater’s *A Scanner Darkly*, Mamoru Oshii’s *Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence*, Nozim *To’laho’jayev’s* *There Will Come Soft Rains*, Suzan Pitt’s *Visitation*); *faux documentary* (Christopher Miles’
*Alternative 3*, Jan Svera?k’s* Oil Gobblers*); *documentary hybrid *(Werner Herzog’s *Fata Morgana* and *Lessons of Darkness*, Frances Bodomo’s *Afronauts*, Ben Rivers’ *Slow Action)*; *experimental* (Michael Snow’s **Corpus Callosum*, Chris Marker’s *La Jete?e*, Mike Kuchar’s *The Craven Sluck*), *comedy* (Buster Keaton’s *The Electric House*, Alexander Mackendrick’s T*he Man in the White Suit*, Richard Lester’s *The Bed Sitting Room*, Harold Ramis’ *Groundhog Day*), *horror* (David Cronenberg’s *Shivers and Videodrome*, George A. Romero’s *The Crazies*, Krsto Papic’s *The Rat
Savior*, Jean-Pierre Bekolo’s *Les saignantes*, Georges Franju’s *Eyes without a Face*), and the *thriller* (William Dieterle’s *Six Hours to
Live*, Alain Resnais’ *Je t’aime, je t’aime*, Joseph Sargent’s* Colossus: The Forbin Project*, Kathryn Bigelow’s* Strange Days*, Steven
Spielberg’s *Minority Report*, Alex Garland’s *Ex Machina*, Hongmei Zhang’s *Death Ray* on *Coral Island,* Nacho Viagalondo’s *Los
cronocrimines*, Alex Proyas’* Dark City*, and Alfonso Cuaro?n’s *Children of Men*).

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Happy Father’s Day To All The Dads Out There

In the past I’ve culled together some images for Mothers’s Day to wish the Mom’s of the world who read this blog a very special day but it’s never been done for Father’s Day and since I don’t want to have protesting outside of the Creative Command HQ I decided to give some equal time. This is our very first blogging wish to the Father’s out there who read this blogsite and of course my own who I got on the phone early and is probably mapping out his next visit to the golf course.

fathers day, fathers day cards

There is a funny story about these images as they were of Pop-Up cards that were left behind by a vendor/exhibitor at the recent Book Expo convention that I attended. Instead of leaving them about for the interested passerby since they had fled the building once expo was over and it became the publicly accessed Book Con, they glued them with some kind of unrelenting bond to the display stand. I liked the look of them so much that I snapped the visual and share it with you all.

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Get Ready For The Free HBO Bryant Park Film Festival @ Bryant Park

Recently, I posted about a group of free concerts for the early riser that would be happening over at the Central Park Summerstage as a part of the Good Morning America broadcast and if you missed that posting, just click HERE to catch up to the rest of us. Now its onto another special offering that our fair Big Apple will be doling out care of the fine folks at HBO. Situated in the smaller but beautiful Bryant Park, interested fans will have the chance to enjoy a free screening of some truly awesome movies right under the stars and skyscrapers of Manhattan. Though the summers in NYC are often quite the sweltering experience, I have to think that a nice cool breeze will be present along with plenty of good company. Check out the films below. The events begin the run on June 19th until August 21st and the lawn portion opens up at 5pm.

Dates & Featured Film:
June 19 – King Kong
June 26 – On the Town
July 3 – The Muppets Take Manhattan
July 10 – Sabrina
July 17 – Wall Street
July 24 – Pillow Talk
July 31 – The Hustler
August 7 – All That Jazz
August 14 – North by Northwest
August 21 – Dirty Dancing

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Scenes From The 150th Annual Memorial Day Parade (5/29/2017)

Today is Memorial Day and that means its time for the annual Bay Ridge, Brooklyn Memorial Day Parade. This year while a special one as it was the 150th of its kind, did not have the weather on its side and would be rather rainy throughout the course of the event. That was not going to stop me from snapping photographs for readers of the blog to enjoy and I will begin as usual with the video of The Rolling Thunder passing through. There didn’t seem like there was many of them today and I guess with other parades taking place that they had to split them up. Enjoy.

Now it was time to begin the marching and from here on its just going to be the photos to entertain you. With a lot of friends and family not living in the immediate area anymore, I feel this brings a little bit of home to where they live now. Enjoy.

memorial day parade 2017

memorial day parade 2017

memorial day parade 2017

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