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- 2008: A Space Origami.
Japan has found the replacement for the space shuttle, paper airplanes. Okay so it’s really just some experiments they are doing to potentially create more efficient ways to study the atmosphere, but that doesn’t change how weird this is. Leave it to Japan to find ways to make our experiments look snobby, elitist and unable [...]
- Clove Out Boy (or Cloverfield on High).
So the talent that is Peter Wentz wrote in his journal a week and a half back about how Cloverfield, or writer Drew Goddard, was in some way, shape, or form influenced by “Infinity On High”. Peter Wentz Drew Goddard, who we’re a big fan of, from buffy the vampire slayer and lost wrote this [...]
- Rob’s Party Mix.
A few days ago I managed to secure a copy of “Rob’s Party Mix”, which was given out at the NYC Cloverfield Party that was effectively Rob’s Party. Supposedly there are only a few hundred of these things, you know how I love “limited edition, hand numbered” items and collecting music, so this will be [...]
- iPhone Zoom.
For all of those who, like me, know the iPhone is a way of life, this should be your next must have. That’s right, a zoom for your iPhone camera. I believe the specs are that the zoom attachment alone is twice as heavy as the iPhone, all in all this thing is just ridiculous. [...]
- Take It Vertical.
So a few days back I came across one of the most revolutionary websites out there. Most people make there site with some clever feature that is cool, but really serves no purpose and gets annoying at some point. It’s a challenge with doing something cutting edge on a website, not sacrificing usability. This was [...]
A few months ago I went to one of the West Coast premieres of a film called Helvetica in Laguna Beach. The film was directed by Gary Hustwit and is about, you guessed it, one of the most popular fonts ever, Helvetica. Kyle, Vincent and myself made the journey down to parts of the OC [...]
- Leopard v. Vista.
So a few months back, Engadget made a lovely comparison between Leopard and Vista. I think it is fairly relevant as I still almost weekly wind up in some Apple v. Microsoft conversation, and I think this is a really fair and accurate comparison that is at the same time interesting. Oh, and Leopard wins… [...]
- Lets Get Political, Political.
Yeah, the whole primary thing is kind of a drag, the economy sucks, and everybody is over the war. However this piece that popped up over at CBS News is pretty interesting. I think there is far too much coverage about the “lies” that led us into what has become a tragedy of a war, [...]
- Random Recs 1.24.08
Cloverfield – Of course. Weatherbox – Their new album American Art is quite lovely. Rocks a little heavy, lyrics like a prose. “Tom Brady is a Yankee at heart” Shirts – I will be making these, he just deserves it. He is everything a Bostonian isn’t.
- I Found The Cloverfield Monster.
This morning on my way into work, I saw something that looked familiar, in a devastating way. The fear it invoked in me as I realised I had solved the mystery of Cloverfield was as equal as the excitement. There… staring back at me… in the sky… right there… on a Boys Town billboard of [...]
So I saw Cloverfield last Friday. It was pretty much exactly what I was hoping for. The writing was spectacular, the character development was far deeper than what you normally find in Monster/Horror films, the cinematography was a work of art. I know a lot of people in the theatre I was in wanted it [...]
- Heath Ledger Dead.
So Chad Pearson just informed me the Heath Ledger was found dead in NYC this afternoon. The NY times fills in the details: NY Times “The actor Heath Ledger was found dead this afternoon in an apartment building at 421 Broome Street in SoHo, according to the New York City police. Mr. Ledger was 28.” [...]
- Kite Cargo’ing.
It’s pretty amazing an idea like this has been so forthcoming. A company is finally finding a way to utilise wind power to propel cargo ships. SkySails is a company based out of Hamburg, Germany and as of 2008 these tow kites have gone into full production. SkySails By using the SkySails-System, a ship‘s fuel [...]
- Randall Paul Jenkins, Live.
So last night I debuted the “RPJ, Live” portion of this website. I am not yet one for the immediate Twittr phenomenon that is sweeping peoples lives, frankly that scares me, however I figure bringing a few of the things about me I do regularly update on the internet into one nice little page would [...]
- Spring Break 98?
The title of this post was also the cry of our rally last friday night. The evening started out with good enough intentions; celebrations of birthdays and friendships. Somewhere along the way, we were toasting 1998. I believe the facts would have you summing it up to the magic that is The Prospector. Now The [...]
I drive a red Mini Cooper S, it’s a lovely vehicle, apparently it works just as well on 2 wheels as the 4 I usually keep it on. Two Wheels
- The Fourth.
So the journalistic sub-genre of sports has been all a buzz this season about the San Diego Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers. I am a proud supporter of “The Fourth” and of course am a huge Bolts fan, so it wouldn’t be shocking to learn that I sport the powder blue 17 on most Sunday’s. Granted [...]
Talk about taking literally, literally. This may be the best case ever of function and form taking there cues from something that was only supposed to be taken figuratively. However it is also the most amazing thing ever, and this alone tempts me to pre-order a MacBook Air. I believe Kyle will be picking up [...]
- LAist Interviews Matt Reeves.
The LAist recently did an interview with Cloverfield director Matt Reeves. As many of you forget, Matt and JJ Abrams got their start together on Felicity (actually they got their start together on some small public access station, but pointing out they were involved in Felicity is much more fun). I found the interview to [...]
- AFC Championship Week.
So the “Excellence in Sports Performance Network” decided that merely beating a team twice in one season still doesn’t mean you are better than them. Len Pasquarelli, ESPN “Courtesy of San Diego’s upset victory Sunday at the RCA Dome, the world won’t get to see the NFL’s two best teams vying for the right to [...]
- Forgetting Sarah Marshall.
Judd Apatow likes to make movies we can all relate to. I remember not long ago when I was dating the last famous girl I dated (coincidentally also named Kristen Bell), and things just started to feel different. I knew it had to end, and I knew it had to end in a flurry of [...]
- This Could Tear Me Away From CB&TL.
Apple filed some patent work a bit ago on to-go ordering in conjunction with the iPhone. It’s an amazing concept and fits right in with their work utilising network usability in brick and mortar stores. Apple’s first roll out of that concept of business to user interaction is the iTMS operability in Starbucks. It’s a [...]
- Internets, Internets, Internets.
So during the facelift to the blog, I revised some of the behind the scenes stuff to make it easier to find via search engines and the like. Why do I set this post up with that? Because I don’t want you to think I just regularly “google myself” 5 pages deep. So I was [...]
For all of my Apple loving friends out there, I present a bit of genius to you. Cue some dramatic music… Inquisitor. It’s pretty much like what happens when Spotlight gets drunk, calls up Safari, and that sultry little temptress invites Spotlight over for a night of passionate meshing of features. It’s been around for [...]
- Judd Apatow Is Brilliant.
A few days back I ranted away on the opening of 826LA East. Well, recently I discovered a spectacular video Judd Apatow and friends put together to promote this lovely little non-profit. It’s quite hilarious and Jonah Hill delivers a stunning performance to say the least. Enjoy. The Tutors of 826 LA
- Oh How This Will Change Your Life.
This is probably, single handedly, the best thing to ever appear on my website. Christopher Walken Mask By Brandon Bird
- Things You Can Learn From The Music Business.
Seth Godin (who never worked in the music industry, until he started a label to prove a point), has decided to share with everyone the few things you can take away from the sinking ship, before it sinks. I wish more people in the music industry realised these things instead of denying the truth. His [...]
- David Lynch Believes He Can Make Rational Points.
Everyone in the iPhone blogosphere is all a buzz about David Lynch hating on the device and the the idea that you might watch a movie on your phone. I will merely add a few points to the pile of information before I show the absolutely hilarious video of Lynch; in which he does say [...]
So I have been pretty much telling everyone on earth about this 5 minute clip of Cloverfield, JJ Abrams/Matt Reeves feature film about something-we-aren’t-allowed-to-know-what-it-is attacking New York City, and then I realised that I have a blog and should just put it up for viewing pleasure. Cloverfield comes out 1.18.08, and you can bet pretty [...]
- 826LA East Opening.
So a few weeks back Jordan Percy and I attended the opening gala of 826LA East/Echo Park Time Travel Mart in Echo Park. For those of you not familiar with 826, it is a writing/tutoring center that gives free help to students during the day, and hosts some pretty lovely workshops for the young at [...]
Yesterday marked my second adventure in San Diego Chargers playoff football. The first experience left me quite disheveled, and had they lost this time around I may have banned myself from attendance. Thankfully, Philip “The Fourth” Rivers lived up to his nickname (so what if Kyle and I failed at our many attempts to have [...]
- Creepy Name, Brilliant Idea.
So the lovely Lindsay Strannigan sent me this the other evening. It’s pretty much the best thing ever if you are into really non-manly things like cuddling and sleeping. I however, would never. Ladies & Gentlemen the Love Mattress.
- Revisionist Theories.
So as some of you noticed a few weeks back, I had some issues with comments after I updated WordPress to version 184.108.40.206.220.127.116.11.2 due to my horribly coded blog. This led me to the dark moment of using random templates, which I tried to at least keep fresh by rotating through the templates every few [...]
Everyone’s favourite Emo Rap sensation Atmosphere have made available an album of thirteen songs to chase away the winter doldrums. They claim that one, I sort of like winter doldrums so no chasing them away for me. It’s called “Strictly Leakage” and pretty much exactly what you would expect from Sean Loves Ugly Girls and [...]
- The Best Of 2007 List(s).
Let me start by saying this: There were plenty of amazing albums/songs/books/films/shows this year; There were plenty of mindblowing Indie darling albums that are at least 87 million times better than all the albums I list below. Problem is, I didn’t listen to those albums, I listened to these albums. Best of lists are no [...]
- Someone Has Way Too Much Time On Their Hands (And A Functioning XBOX 360).
I of course, have neither. An Even More Elaborate Halo Suicide