Auto Paintings

So I got picked to preview and try out Corel Painter Essentials 4.
It’s Corel’s answer, so it seems, to programs like Adobe Photoshop Elements. One of the two major things to do with the program are “auto paintings”, which allow you to take digital images, and alter them to digital works of art.
Here is an example of a “before” and “after” with a picture of one of the Waterfalls in Gooseberry Falls State Park up on the North Shore.

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Movie Reviews 2007 #148-154

I watched a bunch of movies while laid up with a virus the last several days. Being stuck in bed has allowed me ample time to watch a bunch of movies, which I will comment on in one large post here. My perceptions of the movies might be a bit skewed, however.
The Movies:
The Three Musketeers (1948 version)
Blood and Chocolate
Mr and Mrs Smith
Superman Returns
Dawn of the Dead (2004 version)
The Name of the Rose

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In U.S. Name Count, Garcias Are Catching Up With Joneses

In U.S. Name Count, Garcias Are Catching Up With Joneses – New York Times
Yes, I should go back to bed soon.
I wanted to share this article from the NY Times, which talks about the frequency of last names in the U.S. For the first time, two Hispanic surnames, Garcia and Rodriguez, make the top ten most common last names in the U.S.
There is a widget on the site that lets you search or browser the 5,000 most common last names in the U.S.
Weimer comes in at #4048.