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- Friday Discussion Question.
I know only like 4 people read my blog, and like 2 of them regularly comment, but I am having a discussion post anyway. Maybe I will do this every Friday; maybe I will do this every leap day. Who knows, really. I had every intention of this blog being more about my life and [...]
- Reason #239781 Why I Love Google.
Today Google gave all homeless persons in San Francisco a free phone number and voicemail. I have always been a pretty big supporter of Mayor Gavin Newsom (even with that whole affair scandal, he handled it pretty well) and the strides “The City” (On the west coast, this means San Francisco) has made as of [...]
- Do You Want To Lose A Few Brain Cells?
Then head directly here, it’s kind of amazing, it’s totally a train wreck, and you won’t leave for hours.
- Random Recs 2.26.08
Coconut Records – Nighttiming – So I got addicted to “West Coast” way late in the game, and the full album finally came last week, and yeah… I’m pretty much in love with this record. Wearing A Watch – After some six years without, I am back to telling time on my wrist. Scissors For [...]
- The Pen Is Mightier Than The Camera.
Personally, for me, when I want to go realistic I put the pen/ink/brush/paint away and stick to the camera, but I am always impressed by those who can be so mechanical and precise in their creation that it looks exactly like the image we see with the eye/lens. Juan Francisco Casas is doing just that, [...]
- Amazing Campaign By-products.
I really cannot decide which is better: Barack Obama being my new bicycle; or Hillary Clinton being my new bicycle. However, I definitely know which candidate I would support by wearing baseball inspired campaign shirts.
- Michael Bay Gets His Oscar.
The Onion usually stays with stories I think are hilariously funny, yet leave me craving the 3-10 minutes I just lost to them back. This however is beyond hilarious and only left me wanting more.
- What It Is: What It Is.
My good friend and former roommate Paul G. Maziar once said the following: Paul G. Maziar “Banning AIM is like so ’01.” That however is a different story, for a different day. Paul wrote a book of words called What It Is: What It Is, and the best way to describe it is to write [...]
- Certain Things.
There are certain things for me that will always; render a photographic image in my mind, create a yearning for particular things, begin a private screening of out takes of life events in moving picture form, trigger an onslaught of emotions past. For me these things are typical; for me these things are atypical. Songs, [...]
- Apple Users v. The World.
I’ve been an Apple user for 20+ years, dating back to a Christmas morning in the 80′s where we woke up to a green glow in the living room. It’s been a bumpy road for those years filled with family members becoming Windows users, Apple allowing clone Macs, the ongoing battle trying to convince everyone [...]
- Tech Logos Evolved.
Pretty interesting look at the evolution of some of the more popular Tech companies. I still am not much of a fan of the Google logo, but I absolutely love the old logos of what was to become IBM.
- Free Katie Holmes.
This should be the single battle cry for anyone against Scientology. Photo courtesy of Rob Sheridan, who did some amazing work on the NIN “With Teeth” photography.
- How To Flirt.
Who else finds this one of the most absolutely hilarious things ever? How To Flirt My thoughts upon first viewing: 1. “Hi” is a pick up line? 2. Being from Long Island is a “big red circle with a line through it”. 3. Shouldn’t a video that will be posted online about “how to flirt”, [...]
e·mo·cen·tric adj. 1. One attaining the view that music (specifically emo) is the center, object, and norm of all emotions. 2. a. A limitation in behaviour and/or preferences to music that is played by persons in tight clothes with a heavy emphasis on emotional themes. b. Only affected by the feelings invoked by “emo” because [...]
- Okay, I Really Found The Cloverfield Monster This Time.
Andy Hull (of one of my favourite bands of the last few years Manchester Orchestra) recently sat down to record a Daytrotter Session. ManchOrch recorded a stellar album called “I’m Like A Virgin Losing A Child” that I couldn’t stop listening to for months. Andy also has a side project called Right Away Great Captain [...]
- Teaching Without.
Pretty amazing story about a teacher in the greater San Diego region who graduated High School, got an athletic scholarship to, and graduated from, college, became a teacher and taught High School for 17 years; all without being able to read, write or spell. John Corcoran “When I was a child I was just sort [...]
- Skateboarding Is Not A Crime.
Voluntary Manslaughter however is. Good thing for the driver that this guy made it. Skater Ollies Car on ShredOrDie.com
- On Politics.
I have been trying to explain my thoughts and feelings on the face of politics in our country numerous times recently with friends and strangers. I have tried to explain why I used to respect McCain, why I hate Clinton, why I’m nervous about Obama, why Ron Paul is not an option, and I don’t [...]
- Life Lessons 2.9.08
Excerpts from the lessons we all should have learned much sooner: #27356 Singing “Every Rose Has It’s Thorn” at karaoke when the only words you know are the title of the song, is never a good idea. #81279 Upon the bridge of “You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling”, when executing “The Move” (you know the one), [...]
- 18-1* (Refuse To Lose).
So the most hilarious thing on the internet this week is this petition. The only thing that might be more ridiculous than a petition saying the Patriots should have won the game (I have no idea what the basis for their statement even is), might be the idea of a website called PetitionOnline.com where people [...]
- HDR Imagery.
Photography has always tried to capture reality, or show us an alternate view of reality, but in many situations it just doesn’t do justice to the real thing. Now digital photography has brought us HDR. Photo courtesy of Stuck In Customs High Dynamic Range In computer graphics and photography, high dynamic range imaging (HDRI) is [...]
- Starry Nights & Salty Seas Tour.
I recently did some work for my friends in Sherwood for their first headlining tour, dubbed Starry Nights & Salty Seas. The tour goes around the United Stated in vectors and along with Sherwood you can see The Matches or Houston Calls, The Higher and We Shot The Moon. The tour marketing art was based [...]
- Super Tuesday.
So recently I was un-registered to vote due to crimes against the State (I’m just trying to sound edgy, I have no idea why it happened), which is probably for the best because it forced me to register in Los Angeles County, where I actually live. Due to these events becoming known to me a [...]
- Obligatory Super Bowl Post.
So last weekend, Kyle and I were discussing the hated Patriots and how bad of a backup Matt Cassel is. In honour of the Super Bowl, I thought I would share one of the two lists we came up with (The other was backup QB’s who are better than Matt Cassel, and is far too [...]
- Freedoms In Education.
I was always one of those people that went through our public eduction system “spitting and cursing”, so to speak. Granted I had my troubles behaving, and I was a class clown of sorts, but more than either of these I was a rabble-rouser. I very early on found myself wanting to challenge the system [...]
- Super Bowl Logos.
I found this great history of the Super Bowl’s logos out there on the internets. It’s interesting to see how far it has evolved (or devolved). Some of my most favourite logos are the classic ones from years ago, especially SBIX. The SBXXV logo is an absolute jewel and so perfect for the milestone it [...]
- Glow In The Dark.
Is it wrong that I’m looking forward to this tour more than anything this year? It is the absolute perfect line up to quench my inner urban self. I am officially forming a crew to journey with me to this event, bright all over printed hoodies and sweet kicks will be mandatory, call or write, [...]