Archive for October, 2007

October 30, 2007

Robert Goulet (1933-2007)

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Described as a living 8×10 glossy photo, Robert Goulet “did the music world a friggin’ service” before passing away today at the age of 73. My first exposure to Mr. Goulet came from the SNL skit where he was portrayed by Will Ferrell. I then recreated that impersonation of Mr. G for Halloween 2005. His flesh will be missed, but his legacy will live forever. Baa baa baa bee daa dee doo…immortality…Goulet!

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October 28, 2007

Follow the floating ball.

Are you kidding me?

October 22, 2007

Ad Crush: Tide-to-go

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I think these have been out for a while, but I had never seen the first one until today. I believe the first was done by Saatchi & Saatchi New York, and I assume the same goes for the second spot. I just bust up every time. Enjoy

Hope you didn’t pee your pants:

October 22, 2007

Get Your Font On!

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Some guy created this website dedicated to Copperplate Gothic Bold. I don’t know if that’s awesome or lame. At least it’s not honoring the Papyrus font(read the last line). Blah!Stole this graphic from here.

October 21, 2007

Haiku Review: Into The Wild

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Emile is fuzzy.

I didn’t see my sister!

Watch with happy fam.

There was definitely a lot of hair and skin in this movie—nature trails of both kind. My sister was an extra when they were filming at Reed College in Portland, but I guess she didn’t make it into the final edit. She would have been in the graduation scene, not the nudist colony scene. Chris/Alex’s family is so dysfunctional that it made my glad my family is not, or else that would have made for a very uncomfortable viewing experience.

October 21, 2007

Detention is served!

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The other day I found a folded piece of paper on my doorstep. It was soggy from all the rain, so I brought it inside to dry off. I figured it was something from our landlord or one of the neighbors. It turned out to be related to detention, and I assume it came from the neighbor boy (there is a family of Sherpas living above us).

No teacher ever sentenced me to detention, in fact, I don’t remember ever being directly threatened with the possibility of serving detention. Just from the faculty’s expectations, it sounds like a lonely and boring place.

DETENTION EXPECTATIONS

The detention room is in the old faculty cafeteria unless otherwise specified. Enter through the east hall entrance of the cafeteria by the back stairs. (No map provided. I guess the same kids that let their dogs eat their homework are expected to navigate themselves to a place they don’t want to go in a building they despise without any assistance.)

1. Don’t forget to go and be sure to show up on time! Detention starts at 3:05 and is about 1/2 hour long until 3:30. Check in with the monitor prior to 3:05 to be counted on time. If you show up late you will not be admitted and/or if you forget you will be assigned two detentions. If you do not do detentions you can be suspended. If there is an unexpected conflict you must see Mrs. BLANK or Mr. BLANK prior to3:00 on the day you are to serve detention to reschedule. (There’s more fine print for detention than there is for credit card rewards. Sheesh! Just assign the little brat a book report. Do they still do those?)

2. No communication or electronic devices. You may not talk, write notes, or text other students either inside or outside the detention room. No music, headphones, text messaging, etc. are allowed during detention. (I guess the Sherpa boy goes to an Amish school.)

3. No food or drinks allowed during detention. (I guess the kid is attending one of those Amish diet boot-camp schools.)

4. Bring something positive to do. It’s a great chance to get in a 1/2 hour of studying. If you do not bring something to do we will supply you with materials to keep you busy. This is not a place to sleep or stare into space for the time you are there. (You’ve already done plenty of that during class, you little delinquent!)

5. Do not be disruptive to others. If you cannot meet the expectations stated above or are otherwise disruptive you will be asked to leave and you will be rescheduled for two detentions. (In the real world, we call that exponential growth.)

6. These are alternatives to the detention room. You can voluntarily do clean up of an area instead of sitting in the detention room. These opportunities are on an as needed basis. Check with Mrs. BLANK, Mr. BLANK, or the Campus Monitors. (We’re hoping somebody will abduct you, and then we can just say you shouldn’t have gotten detention.)

October 17, 2007

Phone home, eat reeses pieces and always tip your hairstylist.

picture-3.pngE.T. used to scare the crap out of me, but now Drew Barrymore does. It’s funny how things change as you get older. I also like asparagus, naps, showers and girls now.

I found this awesome pic on PEZ SWEET WORLD and I found that through Metafilter.

This picture makes me want to ask, “Did you ever find E.T. attractive when he dressed up as a female E.T.?” Get it? It’s the line from Wayne’s World except I swapped out Bugs Bunny for E.T. Hey, how do we even know E.T. was a male? Did I miss that part in the movie?

October 17, 2007

Don’t quit your day job, guy!

On my walk back from lunch, I passed a fellow singing part of Lou Bega’s “Mambo No.5” into his cell phone. Just a little bit farther down the sidewalk I detoured around a puddle of puke. Obviously a pedestrian right before me fell victim to that noise.

The sad part is I recognized it was that song just from hearing him recite, “A little bit of Rita’s all I need…”

I’m gonna go listen to some Baha Men – “Who let the Dogs Out?” and try to forget about this.

October 16, 2007

There’s always the one-upper in a high chair.

October 16, 2007

Oh yeah? Well I can push the snooze button with one hand.

I saw a guy do this on CNN.com this morning. It wasn’t embedible so I had to find the next best thing.