Sunday, October 05, 2008

The New Project: Hit & Run

So what am I currently working on? I went to Dragon*Con a few weeks ago and spent most of the weekend in the Dragon*Con Independent Film Festival track. I left Dragon*Con inspired to shoot a short film. After a few days of pondering, I came up with this:
Hit and Run
Death and Horror on the Road

A self-centered driver hits and kills a cyclist on a small country road. The driver flees the scene, only to find that the cyclist has returned from the dead to get revenge.
The script has been written. A shot list is being created. Actors are being auditioned. And locations scouted. Principle shooting will take place the end of October. Fun! Fun!

So stay tuned!

Saturday, October 04, 2008

The Narrow Kitchen: Cast Iron Pizza

A few weeks ago I bought a Canon HV30, a great HD video camera for the price. My first project with the camera was to make a cooking video in my Narrow Kitchen. Enjoy!

The Narrow Kitchen: Cast Iron Pizza from Kevin Bingham on Vimeo.

Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Boba Fett & The Raiders

Recently posted Boba Fett & The Raiders to Vimeo. It looks infinitely better than the video on Youtube. It was great fun to produce, direct, edit, and animate.

Previous projects can still be found on

Star Wars Boba Fett & The Raiders: So Serious (ELO) from Kevin Bingham on Vimeo.

Friday, May 30, 2008

Oh Harrissa, you jilt me so!

Oh Harrissa, you jilt me so! You break my heart! However, pain is good.

Though I do understand that a diva of your stature needs an Executive Assistant to reply to all of your emails. I imagine your days are busy, filled with photoshoots, trips to exotic locations to test and ensure product quality, and supervising of the batches of your sauces.

Or maybe you already have a special someone. Lucky guy. He must keep welding gloves and a glass of milk nearby to protect himself from your hot and spicy ways.

Feel free to post my letter on your fansite. More people need to understand how special you truly are.

I am most pleased at the offer of the tshirt with the picture of you and your sisters. I will cherish it and wear it often, gazing upon you. If you haven't guessed already I visit your gift shop on a somewhat regular basis. As such, I hope to stop by your gift shop within the next week. Hopefully you'll be there too.

If you ever come to a point where you are available, or you need somebody, and would consider hooking up with a local guy? I'm only an email away.

Keep up the good work,
-Kevin Bingham

Dear Jalapeno Harrissa

To: Jalapeno Harrissa of Original Juan's, Kansas City, Kansas

Dear Jalapeno Harrissa,

Oh, what you do for me. You are spicy, piquant, and yes, even ZESTY; but never caustic or mordacious. That magic that you have bottled up, abounds and pours out of you. When you are around, you bring life to the party. The Gods of food cry out!

You tantalize and titillate my taste buds making my mouth sing out your praises. You deliver with every loving spoonful and I keep coming back for more. Because you can dish it out like nobody else.

Strangely, it seems that your brothers get all the credit in your family, while you and your sisters languish in obscurity. And I admit I've been unfaithful a time or two, and tried other sauces, but none compare to you. Your complexities keep me coming back and wanting more. I can't get enough of you. There are not enough bottles in the world to contain the infinity that is your goodness.

So Harrissa. I have one question for you. Will you marry me?

Yours truly,
-Kevin Bingham

Kansas City, Kansas


Good morning Kevin,

My name is Shelly, I work here at Original Juan and I have to tell you that when I received your e-mail this morning I was just tickled. I’ve shared it with everyone here and asked that it be placed on our website ASAP. I would like to first say that your writing abilities are awesome and we thank you for being a royal customer of the Harrissa Hot Sauce. I see that you’re local so we extend an invitation for you to stop by our office at 111 Southwest Blvd., Kansas City, Kansas and introduce yourself. Since we can’t answer the question you posed to JUANITA HARRISSA PIG we would like to give you a free t-shirt that has her and her sisters on it. We hope to see you soon and on a personal note I truly hope for you that you’re working in a field that allows you to utilize you creative writing gift. Take care.

Kind Regards,

Shelly Johnson

Executive Assistant
Original Juan Specialty Foods
Kansas City, Kansas 66103

Wednesday, April 23, 2008

I'm a Geekster and that's okay

I just changed my byline from:
Ramblings of a future eccentric in a post-modern technological internet society.
Ramblings of a Geekster in a post-modern technological internet society.
What is a geekster, you might ask? You can thank Wired for the newish term.
Geek + Hipster - retro = Geekster

Middle-Eastern Style Chickpea Wrap

This recipe goes out to my friend deadgrrl, who is a nega-carnivore.

Cucumber Pico De Gallo
  • 1 Red Onion, chopped
  • 1 Cucumber, chopped
  • Cilantro, chopped
  • 1 Lime, juiced
  • 2 Tomatoes, chopped
  • Dash of Salt
  • 1tsp Whole Red Pepper (Jalapenos would have been my first choice)

Mix, shake, combine, etc, etc.

So what do you do with this cucumber goodness?

Middle-Eastern Style Chickpea Wrap
  • Tortillas
  • 1 Can of Chickpeas
  • Ranch Dressing
  • Parmasean Cheese or Monterey Jack
  • Curry powder
  1. Toast a tortilla.
  2. Microwave the chickpeas sans can for 2 minutes.
  3. Put on the tortilla the warm chickpeas, then the pico. Cover with a bit of dressing and cheese and curry powder.
  4. Wrap and enjoy!

Note: I made pork and beef burgers with onions and curry in them to wrap in this manner, but substituting the meat with the chickpeas was mucho better.