Sunday, December 23, 2007

Well ... I thought it was funny....

I was moving more of my Myspace blog here, and found this. I decided this should go right back to the top!

Week of Work: December 19 - 22


City of Ozark May Soon be Subject of State Audit (Not going to link this one .. the text is from the story I shot ... but the video isn't)

Kickapoo at Republic : Girls Basketball


Boyd Elementary Shows off Generous Bike Donations

Victory House Women Have a Night on the Town

Bolivar Girls Beat Central



"Peace Pole" Dedicated in Springfield

Springfield PD Brings Christmas to Family Violence Center

St. Clair at Republic - Boys basketball (Didn't make the web site)



Crosslines Toystore Provides Gifts for Over 2,000 Kids

City Utilities to Expand In Greene County

Ozarks Shoppers Search For Last-Minute Gifts


Other stuff that I didn't post yet:

Fire Destroys Building On Commercial Street

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Commercial Street Fire

Commercial Street Fire
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Got home from work Saturday night, and my scanner says that there was a working structure fire on Commercial Street.

So, I grab my home video camera And go take some pictures.

So, now I gotta add a monopod to my wish list of camera goodies.

Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Stem Cells

So this week I'm seeing stories like THIS(Stem cells could be replaced by skin) every where.

The problem is ... I remember THIS(Stem Cells from Skin Cells) story from June.

Why is this research JUST NOW coming to the attention of media all over the world? I remember being VERY impressed by the news when I heard it many months ago.

Don't get me wrong, this is a BIG deal. I'm all for it.

I Just can't understand why everyone seemed to notice now.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

And the answer SHOULD be...

Somebody asked the KSFX general manager this question in his forum:

"Why has ESPN news been interrupting regular programs? It's getting annoying that my shows (even primetime) are interrupted."

The answer of course should be "Don't know. Don't care. Not my station buddy."

When will people learn that we are not all "the TV".

Thursday, November 8, 2007

All White people Leave NOW!!

Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
This dry erase board was left at the KOLR10 front gate this morning.

Here is my transcription of the text, missing letters in parentheses.(It is a dry erase board after all):


if your skine is not brown
if you do not have Black (or) Brown eyes, if your
hair is (no)t black and most important
if you s(pea)k English - You are the one
who needs to go!! Get out of our land
if you have blue - or - Green eyes - or
blonde hair -You are the invader -
you need to leave - You killed to get
my land - you lied - you raped and now
you are doing it againg

Lou Dobbs - This is Not your land.

Get Out!! Get Out!!

And if you want to speak ENGLISH only
go back to England - they all do over there,
We don't here - leave this land that belongs to us -
leave - Go - before you destroy the little that we have left.
All white people Leave NOW!!

Interesting. I've never killed or raped anyone to get land.

Lou Dobbs doesn't work at KOLR10.

Where would I go? I was born about three miles to the west of where I sit right now.

Does my black hair let me stay in this country despite the fact that my eyes are sorta blue?

Thursday, November 1, 2007

THIS IS __________ (Fill In The Blank)!!!!!!

I LOVE Robot Chicken!

Thursday, October 25, 2007


'Battlestar Galactica' news: The show will premiere in early April

It was supposed to be January. Life is so cruel. We do get a made for TV movie Battlestar Galactica: Razor in November ... but it's just amovie.

But this speculation is interesting:

'Battlestar Galactica' Could Move To NBC

The SyFy Portal speculation isn't totally out of the rela of possibility, NBC did air the Galactica miniseries on a weekend a couple of years ago.

This might be the best way for me to see Battlestar in HD.

Maybe Farscape will return sooner than later to fill in the gaps. But, I can't find any details about production starting. I know, it'll be web only ... but I'll take what I can get.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007

Producer? Read This.

Every news producer and assignment editor needs to read this post over a Turdpolisher

It's amazing how much needless stress can be relieved if people would look at the clock and a map.

Thursday, October 18, 2007

Some disturbing math...

Did some number crunching this morning and came to a horrifying realization...

KYTV Channel 3
KSPR Channel 33

KYTV now operates KSPR. Effectively giving KY3 two news operations.

333 x 2 = 666

How can this be anything other than confirmation of some of my previous statements that KYTV is the "Evil Empire"?

Go ahead, call me CRAZY!!!!!!!!

Then again ... maybe i don't think too clearly at 5am. SATIN is COOL!!!!!!!!!!!

Thursday, October 4, 2007

Mt Vernon Sunset 9-28-07

Mt Vernon Sunset 9-28-07
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Was looking for an opening shot for my football game on Friday.

I like the results.

Sunday, September 30, 2007


It kinda confused me for a while. I never thought satin was cool at all ... sure I like my sheets made of satin ... Oh yeah ... there was a 666 with that statement as well.

You know, if I decide to make any religious proclamations, I think I'll spell the name of my god correctly. Thanks very much.

Work Week Ending September 30, 2007

Mighty Mites Celebrates 50 Years of Football (Shot Last Week)

B.J. Flores To Fight In Springfield
The Robbery Spree happened Wednesday night, I did the live at 9 and 10.

Women Lead Police on Wild Night of Robberies (Dominos Scene Video and Interview)
Charges Filed Against Robbery Spree Trio (Same video as above ... despite Geralds name)
Ozarks Hunters Prepare for the Hunting Season

Shot The Baby who was delivered at the Fast N Friendly
Preview - Week 5 - Mt. Vernon vs. Lamar
Week 5 - Mt. Vernon vs. Lamar

5th Annual Dogfest Raises Money For New Dogpark
China Discussed At Public Affairs Conference
Evangel Football Team Falls at Home
MSU Volleyball Wins Again

Ghost Hunters Investigate Pythian Castle

Sunday, September 23, 2007

Week Ending September 22, 2007

Sky's the Limit for One Ozarks Aviator (Shot last week)

Streetscape Dedicated on Boonville
Shot an actor performing at a church that didn't make the web site.

Veteran Judge to Retire - Nominee to Succeed Already Named
Shot a sports story to air next week

Week 4 - Reeds Spring vs. Willard

National Hunting and Fishing Day
MSU Hosts Day of Community Service (Arrrrgggggg ... shot the interview ... went to shoot the helping ... no one there yet.  Went back an hour and a half later ...  everyone is done.  and GONE.  Such is my life)
Computer Repair Stores Find Child Porn On Computers

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

My Personal Assault

The Offending Bottle
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
So ... Saturday night I was walking home from work. No big deal, it's only two miles and I've done it many times.

Only this time, someone in a passing car decided to throw a beer bottle at me.

I got hit ... it hurt a little, but the bottle didn't break, so I have a nifty trophy.

Now, I know I've made people who actually know me mad enough to throw stuff at me ... but who throws a bottle at someone they don't even know?

Well, anyway. .. if you are on You Tube and find a video of some punk throwing a beer bottle at a fat guy in a KOLR10 jacket ... let me know, I'll add that info to the police report.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Week ending September 15, 2007

Tour of Missouri was Years in the Making (Huff interview and some race footage near Cox North)

Shot a story with David Oliver that will air on Tuesday September 18

Week 3 - Branson vs. Republic

Tenth Annual Cider Days In Springfield
"A Day For Kids" Celebrated In Springfield
Springfield Neighborhood Mourns Stabbing Victim (Saturday Video)

Shot the Cardinals game ... but you can only see the video at the KENS/Express News go there and click on Video on Demand. look for the sports from 9/15/07

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Rescue Vehicles

Rescue Vehicles
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Sometimes nice video accidents happen ... even when you are near other tragic accidents.

Story Here(What we know so far anyway): Trucker Killed in Crash

Sunday, August 19, 2007


Changes the tires on the ol' news vechicle(well, took it somewhere to have it done) and then shot two stories to air later.  One of them aired Thursday.

Ozarks Man Still Waiting for Promised Home (Shot Wednesday, Shown Thursday, I did not shoot any of the stuff with the company)
Murder Charges Filed in Death of Greene County Man ( Shot the Interview with  the Chief Deputy)

Annual Ernte-Fest Kicks Off in Freistatt (Would have been more people if I had been sent on Saturday)

Sixth Annual Back To School Bash (Got there just as they started to take the tables down)
Students Return To Drury University
Parkview Alumni Perform To Raise Money

Saturday, August 18, 2007

New for Look KSPR

I've been hearing rumors for a couple of weeks now, and yesterday everything was apparently confirmed.

All around nice guy, Joe Daues, will return to Springfield TV news. Sherwood from KY, will move to weekends to anchor. Afternoon news at 4:30 and 5:30.

My initial response is ..... meh. Joe is a super nice guy. And I think you may see an initial bump in KSPR ratings (tho ... I'll never be able to talk about any specifics since my station doesn't subscribe to them) , but I'm not sure that anything that they do over there will make any difference in the long term.

When the news department was started over there, the ownership at the time threw alot of money and personnel into the fray.

Anything is possible tho. They'll need to do better than putting a St. Louis story(happened tonight) in the first two minutes of the newscast to impress me tho.

Relevant Links:
New KSPR Web
Michelle Sherwood
The News-Leader
The Turner Report
The News 2K

Fantasy Football - I need people

I've got a free league on Yahoo.

E-mail me if you have any interest in joining.

Friday, August 10, 2007

Geek Power

Geek Power
Originally uploaded by Eric The Photog
Join the Revolution!!!!!!

Don't Mess With Hackers

If you are an undercover reporter trying to secretly take pictures of people that don't want their picture taken ... DON'T TELL ANYONE THAT YOU ARE TRYING TO TAKE PICTURES.

Undercover NBC Dateline reporter bolts from DEFCON 2007