The Great Plotnik

Thursday, December 06, 2012

42 Years Whoooooosh....

42 years had passed since Plottie had seen his old friend Pete Weiler. Pete and Plot had been part of the Stiles Hall group at UC Berkeley, some of whom, like Captain Crow, spun into lifelong friends.

Pete was a filmmaker in those days and he made a short gag film starring The Great Plotnik, probably in the spring of 1968, and Plottie got to see it again last night when Pete and his wife Eileen came to GPWHQ for dinner.

As far as the film goes, Plotnik certainly had a lot of black hair and a most comely moustache. If anyone knows how to take a screenshot off a quick time movie, let Plot know. We really do look better at 22 than many decades later.

Also in the film is Plot's old Corvair, which was still a few thousand miles away from its demise on the Ohio Turnpike in early 1969.

And a pair of perfectly plaid bell bottoms. What ever happened to those pants?


At 5:52 PM, Blogger notthatlucas said...

We REALLY need that picture. I assume you are viewing this on your MacBook - if not ignore all of this.

Pause QuickTime when you get to the weepingly interesting scene, then press Shift - Command - and 4 at the same time. Your cursor should change to a crosshair thing. You have two options at this point:

A) Click and drag the crosshair to create a rectangle over the bits of QuickTime that you want to save as a still image.

B) With the crosshair showing, tap the Spacebar. The crosshair turns into a camera, and highlights various things as you drag it over them. Click the mouse button when the thing you want to get a screenshot of (Quicktime) is highlighted.

Either one of these should result in a file being put on your desktop named Screen shot [date].

And much entertainment for the rest of us.

At 8:15 PM, Blogger mary ann said...

I'd like to see that too ~ sounds like you had a great time...


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