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Thursday, March 16, 2006

Fleeting Glory

WELL, THAT'S SOMETHING AT LEAST.


I saw this sign at Barnes & Noble the other day.

How terribly sad to become a former bestseller. Those books just sit in the back and tell stories about their glory days, while the new releases never listen to a word they say. What a waste.
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Thursday, February 23, 2006

65 Million Years Old and Still Cute

WHO'S THE CUTEST SEMIAQUATIC MAMMAL
FROM THE JURASSIC PERIOD?


Okay. I can't even begin to tell you how excited this makes me.

A prehistoric otter beast. This finding suggests that the diversity and early evolutionary history of mammals was much more complex than thought. (Go evolution!) Of course it's not as big as some dinosaurs, but it is way cuter.
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Wednesday, February 08, 2006

Obsessions

Sorry I have nothing to offer to make up for not posting regularly. Guess I lost interest in the blogging. This happens quite frequently to me. I will get totally absorbed into something and then lose interest when the new hobby comes along. This can be quite expensive.

I was so eager to silkscreen posters and t-shirts. I bought all the materials, chemicals and paints. I had 6 silkscreens of various sizes. I even built a freakin' table to screen on complete with shelves to hold the supplies. I bought drill bits and saws and used power tools. I had a 400 watt light bulb with ceramic light fixtures. It was all quite impressive. Now the whole thing is disassembled and sits in my closet. I still want to screenprint, but it's not my red hot burning passion right now.

And what is my red hot burning passion? Right now it is poker. I watched Celebrity Poker on Bravo and fell in love with the game. And started playing online (play money only) and have bought books to learn how to calculate the odds and what to do based on that information. You can't ever say that I don't ever want to do something perfect. I just get distracted.

Previous projects that are in limbo: Learning Korean, learning Russian, drawing, writing a screenplay, writing a graphic novel, waterpainting, editing home movies, making short films, designing my own Christmas cards, photography ... the list goes on.

Is that sad or what?
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Friday, February 03, 2006

Friday Video Link: Jake Gyllen-holic

It's been a while since I've posted. My apologies. So, let's start things off right: a little photo montage of one of the infamous gay cowboys.



This was either created by a thirteen-year-old girl or a thirty-year-old gay man. Either way it's a hilarious tribute to Jake Gyllenhaal. Sigh. They grow up so fast.

For those curious (thirteen-year-old girls and thirty-year-old gay men) here is Jake's filmography.
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Friday, January 20, 2006

Friday Video Link: Je m'appelle Jodie

Maybe I have a fixation of celebrities singing with themselves.



What I learned about Jodie Foster: She starred alongside Jean Yanne and Sydne Rome in the French movie "Moi, Fleur Bleue." Jodie was fluent in French from the age of 14, and delivered all her own lines (she always dubs the French prints of her movies herself, too). I believe this song is from the above mentioned french film. Enjoy!
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Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Overpriced and Unoriginal

I have heard about this from a lot of different sources. I really used to like Urban Outfitters. But not only did I get so tired of their mass-produced hipster crap, the fact that they steal idea from people (without any compensation) is appalling.

As a graphic designer I am livid that my fellow brethren are being taken advantage of by this corporation. Don't be seduced by the gleam of their costume jewelry. Buy your retro adidas sneakers, hoodies and penguin shirts online. Get all your fancy ironic t-shirts from the other sources. Ones that respect the rights of designers and can come up with an original idea on their own. Argh!
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Video Link: Rocket Maniac

This is one of my all time favorites. Please enjoy.



The video is from the 1978 Science Fiction Film Awards which William Shatner hosted. He is like a train wreck. A wonderful, deluded, egotistical train wreck. I've heard audio of him on set that just shows how much of a prick he is (or was). It is fantastic. Despite all that, I think Mr. Shatner's has finally achieved the career and adoration he always wanted. It only took 25 years or so.
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