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Fighting with equipment

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The end of the year is fast approaching and we're still fighting with all this equipment, trying to get everything to work the way we'd like it to work. Not that we have high standards (we certainly don't) - rather, the learning curve for how to use all these things is a lot steeper than we thought it'd be. For example, learning how to use the little portable mixer we have wasn't so hard, but figuring out how to record multiple tracks to the computer at the same time gave Bunny conniptions. Or, finding someone to donate an old electric guitar to us so we could make our own background "music" (see how I put music in quotes?) also wasn't so difficult, but finding a way to keep this 40-year old thing in tune gave me a giant headache (finally we decided we're just not going to play so much in tune). So, in a nutshell, everything is still moving along, but just very, very slowly. My new revised time-table: I would like to have the e-mailable blurbs and the trailer done before the last day of 2005. Starting 2006 with a shiny new website, all ready for hanging new episodes on it would be a great way to start the new year. Till next time, please take care.

~ pinky

New Gadget

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We got a very important piece of equipment in the mail today. Before, we just had a microphone hooked up to a tape recorder. Now we have a little gadget that allows us to run a line from the telephone to the tape recorder. That way we can call people up and actually tape the whole conversation - you know what that means: interviews!

~ Bunny

Welcome

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Our first announcement because it's our first day live on the web. Welcome to our brand new website. Pinky and I have been working on building this website for a few weeks now (I did most of the work) but we've been talking and planning about it almost since we first met last year. After all the dreaming it's a good feeling to actually see it realized, though of course right now there's basically nothing here in terms of actual content. It's okay though, we'll start making Pinky Show episodes starting first thing tomorrow morning. But right now we're going to celebrate our first big step by taking a nap.

~ Bunny

Pre-History of The Pinky show

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Hi. I guess this is the first entry in my digital diary. It's an open diary - Bunny and I thought it'd be a good idea to have a little place on our website where one of us could record our thoughts regarding what we're doing (or trying to do). But before we get started with that, here's a very condensed pre-history of The Pinky Show.

January 1, 2001: Bunny born in a small house in Culver City, California (Los Angeles).
March (?), 2002: Pinky born somewhere on the island Oahu, Hawaii (don't know exactly when or where).
September 2004: Pinky decides to "get educated". Enrolls in school. Expelled two weeks later for "willful insubordination, harassment of teachers, and attempting to incite a riot" (all untrue!). So much for formal education.
October 2004: Pinky leaves Hawaii to see the world. Disguised as a suitcase, Pinky hops a plane to California, and meets Bunny wandering the streets of LA a few days later.
November 2004 - March 2005: Pinky & Bunny basically just wander around North America, looking at stuff, avoiding traffic, etc. Decide to settle in the desert on the outskirts of Los Angeles (lots of space, peace & quiet) for the time being.
March 13, 2005: Rejected by schools, Pinky & Bunny decide to take their learning into their own hands… whatever that means. More thinking required.
April 4, 2005: Pinky & Bunny decide to make an eduational TV show. The premise of the show is simple: every episode we'll ask a simple question, and then we'll give ourselves 5 minutes to try to answer it. Pinky will research, write, draw pictures, and narrate; Bunny will learn how to run a computer and make a website. We'll call it "The Pinky Show", which we consider more catchy than "The Educational Show In Which Pinky & Bunny Answer A Deceptively Simple But Nonetheless Important Question in Approximately 5 Minutes".
April - June 2005: much floundering and confusion.
June 29, 2005: Pinky & Bunny bump into sisters Mimi & Kim (also cats) in a random chance meeting in the desert. After talking a bit, Mimi & Kim decide to help with the show. Special talents: Mimi - math, organizing things, and hiding. Kim - toys, comics, and video games. Now we are four!
July - September: somewhat less confusion, but much more floundering. We decide to have the show available on the internet, since no television station wants us.
September 11, 2005: The launch of the beta version of The Pinky Show website. Quite a few things don't work yet. Lots more work to be done.
December 1, 2005: Our official opening day for The Pinky Show website. Everything (more or less) works! Yay! Here we go...

~ pinky