I’ve been covering every bit of information I have gotten on the stage collapse that happened – I thank each and every production tech, every audience member, and every industry vet who has weighed in on the accident. I was lucky enough to have a large pool of on-hand folks to call on to comment […]
You will never believe what just happened. As I am posting this, maybe 20 minutes has elapsed since the entire thing went down. It’s 5:56pm EST. Roxy and I were doing her afternoon walk; she poops, and we head towards the elevator. As soon as we get off of the elevator, we hear a screech, […]crime, I sometimes hate people, timing is everything, WTF
You wouldn’t have your cell phone stuck to your face when you’re screwing, right?! THEN TURN IT OFF IN THE THEATRE! I have an extensive background in Theatre, and any time I see an article that mentions some douche with a cell phone ruining the experience of Live Theatre for everyone around them, I have […]cell, cell phones, douchebags, Kevin Williamson, National Review, text, texting, theater, Theatre
What? Hmm. Here’s what I know: a large majority of police offers are good people. What is “a large majority?” 50%? 60%? 75%? I have no idea. What I also know is that there are a large majority of videos of police personnel misusing their Taser weapons on civilians, let alone people who are actually […]dazer laser, laser dazzler, military, police, taser
I get a metric ton of emails from LED manufacturing companies located all over the world. You know the ones – if you’ve ever done a search on Google for “lighting” or entered your email address into a subscription list, you’ve probably gotten spammed with something like this: Dear Sir: It has been long time […]Automotive Lighting, Gadgets, LED, LED manufacturing, lighting, What?
So last night I was lying in bed looking at the news, and all of the sudden I click on something that to me read as “prison inmates tattoo eyeballs.” What it actually was completely shocked me, so I figured, hey – I bet JimOnLight readers would LOVE this (or totally despise it), so I […]eye, eyeball tattoo, eyeballs, sclera, vitreous humor, What?, WTF
WARNING: This is really violent and pretty bloody. I listed it here because of its complete lack of sanity. Seriously, consider this a warning. To be completely honest, I am really unsure as to what to say in this situation. Apparently there are ring fights in Japan that are fought with fluorescent tubes. What’s the […]fluorescent lamp, japanese lamp battle, lamp fight, What?
What? Have you ever had a volunteer come to your door with a free compact fluorescent lamp? When my wife and I lived in Oklahoma City, a community program volunteer brought a free compact fluorescent lamp to our house for us to have and use in order to save energy. How nice, right? We thought […]compact fluorescent, Edison Electric, FirstEnergy, FREE, legal, Ohio Public Utilities COmmission, What?
Ok, I know we’ve seen stuff much worse than this in our lifetimes as professionals working with light – but this is pretty stupendously wrong. My buddy Erich Friend, an engineer, safety consultant, and CEO of Teqniqal Systems writes a blog about Theatre Safety at – you guessed it – the Theatre Safety Blog! Erich […]bad, bad practice, duct tape, Erich Friend, Teqniqal Systems, What?
I keep running across these crazy fixture designs lately that are either called “art” or are to be taken seriously. I am sure that I am leaving the door open for myself to be humiliated when I come out with a fixture, but sometimes I cannot help but bring these designs to the site for […]fixture, hilarious, Self Reflecting Lamp, What? Espresso Lamp