Archive for ‘Art’

March 5, 2008

a pot of gold at the end of a reading rainbow

I’ve never been much of a reader, but the other day I went to Powell’s, and I actually bought a book without any recommendation or previous knowledge of it…an impluse buy. Sure, I had an encounter with a girl there, but that’s not something I should blog about, in the name of not being creepy.

Uggh, me, me, me. The book. It’s called Rock On: An Office Power Ballad by Dan Kennedy. He actually autographed this copy.

Anyway, it’s his story about landing a job in the music industry at a record label in NYC. It’s just an everyday story told in an everyday voice. I’m only 40 pages in, but so far this is why I like it:

1. The narrator/author used to be a copywriter in the ad industry.
2. He mentioned Oregon.
3. He mentioned Genesis, the band, not the bible thing.
4. He makes list.
5. He talks about giving women nicknames based on first impressions or encounters.

I laughed out loud when he mentioned something about people with glasses looking smart no matter what they’re doing, and I’ve totally been thinking about getting glasses.

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December 11, 2007

Kenny vs. Spenny

 

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What can I say about this show? It’s the most brilliant form of stupid humor I’ve ever seen! Cody mentioned this show produced by Matt Stone and Trey Parker. I found it online and instantly got hooked. I guess episodes new and old are now being shown on Comedy Central.

The whole basis of this show is two guys live together and compete against each other. Kenny reminds me of an irritating and demented George Clooney. He is prone to cheating and annoying Spenny. Spenny, on the other hand, is more like a tightly spun Pee Wee Herman type with a Jerry Seinfeld whine that gets easily frustrated and offended.

So far, my favorite episode has been the “Who Can Blow the Biggest Fart?” competition. Here is a clip of the scene that left me with a stomach pain and a headache from all the laughter. Enjoy!

December 3, 2007

Waterproof

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(My t-shirt slogan idea for this lovely state.)

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!

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 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 4, 2007

Clay is fun. Just ask Gumby.

Tonight happened to be First Thursday, and haven’t been to one since living in Portland (but I did avoid a riot a Last Thursday a few months back). My excuse for not attending this time was because post-season baseball is in session and the season premiere of 30 Rock was on. For any cultured American male 20-something, like myself, that is important and necessary in order to build diversity and interest in his life.

Still, I would have really liked to go to First Thursday because Meredith Dittman—my new favorite artist—was having an artist reception at Compound Gallery. Fortunately, her work will be on display for the entire month. This young lady creates her three-dimensional pieces out of premo polymer clay. She makes individual figures called “Guys” and she also creates art meant to hung on walls. Her work reminds me of the Unkl toys, but I believe those are made out of nylon.

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I’ve never been a huge fan of claymation or any of these big-boy toys other than Gumby, but this stuff really caught my eye. I’d encourage ya’ll to go check it out, even though I haven’t yet myself. Maybe we can go together (feel the desperation and loneliness).