One of Hoade's life long dreams has been to make a movie. But in the time he's been here in Tuscaloosa, he's become quite the star in the local indimovie scene, being in three films so far, Blut und Feldt, a German expressionistic film about Muppets gone bad, where Hoade played a detective gone bad; The Tool, a film about a man (played by Hoade) who may or may not have a guardian angel studying his every move, and a third film whose name escapes me, but Hoade plays a skinhead with a thing for guns. By far the best is Blut and Feldt.
He also showed me his wife's organizational skill in the freezer:
After lunch at a local diner, we visited a cigar shop where Hoade found a rather amusing towelette, indicitive of the area:
We then visited the local collage he currently attends and teaches at:
After looking around a bit, we hit the library. Hoade had to look for a book for his wife, and we checked out a digital video camera.
Yes, a digital video camera. Any student here can check out a video camera and then use the computers (all Macs) to edit the resulting video.
Later on in the evening we went out to dinner. Coming back to the car, someone had socked his attenna. Well, socked and ragged it really. Very wierd.
Back at Casa del Hoade, we talked and played around with the digital video camera, having fun with the night vision mode.
Yea, we're easily amused.