LB: Why I Love Where I Live

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Um, well, actually I always love where I live. Because why would I live where I didn’t?

But my current location at the top of the Olympic Peninsula in the Pacific Northwest has a certain amazingness you just can’t find anywhere else.

I’m talking about last weekend’s big two day festival, a race between homemade vehicles that attracts creative and not so creative people from all around the world, the spirit of which is best captured in this description by Good Pal and occasional TVWriter™ contributor Invisible Mikey:

Our season of festivals ends each year with a contest.  You can’t win by being the best.  The results have no value except to amuse.  It’s a celebration of imagination, combining art and adaptive mechanics.  It’s a Kinetic Sculpture Race!  No advanced degrees required.

The vehicles must be human-powered.  They must be built to travel on land, in water, and through daunting mud pits.  The top trophy, the Mediocrity Award, is earned by the entry judged to be the exact “middle of the pack”.

That’s right, kids. Being creative doesn’t always have to be about writing. It can be about wonderful real life adventures like this:

For all you completists, here’s Mikey’s complete report.

Oh, and here’s another pic, this time including TVWriter™ HQ:

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About LB

Larry Brody has been profiled in such national magazines and websites as Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, Starlog, People, Electronic Media, IndieSlate, TechTV, io9, and of course TV Guide.

A legendary figure in the television writing and production world, with a career going back to the late ’60s, Brody has written and produced literally thousands of hours of network and syndicated television.

Brody has also been active in the TV animation world, writing, creating, consulting, and/or supervising the cult favorite STAR TREK animated TV series, the SILVER SURFER, SPAWN, SUPERMAN, SPIDERMAN, and SPIDER-MAN UNLIMITED animated series, and was showrunner of the French animated series, DIABOLIK, as well as part of the team that developed and wrote the live-action/cgi animation sci-fi series Ace Lightning for the BBC.

Shows written or produced by Brody have won several awards including – yes, it’s true – Emmys.

3 thoughts on “LB: Why I Love Where I Live

  1. ChilltownTV says:

    The Mediocrity Award – I love it. They should make that a new category at the Emmys. This festival/race, though, is so cool!

  2. btinsley says:

    Hey! If I ever get this boat through the Canal — or around the Horn — or through the Northwest Passage, I could anchor out and dinghy in every day to bother you in person. Cool!

    • TVWriter™ says:

      Hey, Bob, we’re reputed to be the largest wooden sailing ship port in the world. You’ll fit right in. And Gwen and I know this great place on the dock for breakfast….

      LYMI
      LB

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