October 10, 2002
I get e-mail that has a picture that I can't see. It is in MIME ver.1. Is there a program I can get to see MIME files? Most e-mail software handles the format known as Multipurpose Internet Mail Extensions files just fine, but it can be a pain for those with systems that can't. It is a way to reduce graphics and other binary files into ordinary text codes that can be sent over the Internet without losing data. The best software I know of to ease the phantom MIME pain is the popular WinZip, now in version 8.1. You can find it by going to www.download.
March 23, 1995
Spring is a wonderful time of year, except it also means the streets are once again filling with mimes, who are surely the most annoying people on the planet.If you want to deal in cold, hard statistics, there are only about three dozen people in the entire country who think mimes are funny, and these are mostly shut-ins, preschoolers from disadvantaged homes and victims of industrial accidents in which severe head trauma has occurred.For the rest of us, the sight of a mime triggers an immediate tightening of the stomach and fight-or-flight response, with most people reporting the overwhelming urge to get a poke in at the mime if at all possible.
March 22, 2007
A black stage. A thick, white rope, sinuous and shining. A tall pole. A bright orange rubber ball. Black, white, orange. The stage lights are so bright that when the ball bounces, it casts a shadow sharp enough to cut paper. Up, down. Light, dark. Three men try to leave the stage and seemingly can't. On, off. Lost & Clown'd will be performed through Saturday at Theatre Project, 45 W. Preston St. Tickets are $10-$16. Call 410-752-8558 or go to theatreproject.org.
January 20, 1991
If David Geyer had a dime for every time a child squealed, laughed or smiled during his silent antics, he'd be, well, a rich mime.Performing his Imagimime routine recently at Charles Carroll Elementary School, the Westminster resident elicited laughter from children the way the clean-cut boys of New Kids on the Block evoke screams from prepubescent girls."
December 21, 2006
From time to time I get e-mail in the file format MIME. My XP Pro under Windows and MSN Mail can't handle it, so I have to delete the message. All I get is lots of ABCs that make no sense. These e-mails come from friends and probably hold some interesting info. - Tony Checkowski, Lansdale, Pa. Multipurpose Internet mail extensions, or MIME files, date back to the dawn of the Web and now are outdated but still used by quite a few diehards who cause a lot of consternation. In essence, a MIME file is written in conventional text (A to Z and 0 to 9)
January 21, 1994
"The Last Butterfly," which opens today at the Westview, might be best considered a footnote to another film already in the market, Steven Spielberg's "Schindler's List."But it's not really an attempt to "cash in" on Spielberg or the Holocaust, as it was clearly made some years back, when the events of 1939-1945 were box office poison. It turns out to be in its own way an engaging and tragic memorial to the darkest of all times.Like "Schindler's List," it re-creates the iconography of the Holocaust, though since the director, Karel Kachyna, isn't nearly the dynamic artist that Spielberg is, his compositions are more inert and lack the thunderous force of Spielberg's.