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Thursday, February 17, 2011

The Importance of Star Wars

This is just one of many conversations I look forward to having with my kid.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

This is my future

And I can't WAIT.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Tunage: Derezzed

OK, that's probably not the best (or even accurate) description of what's going on in my house right now, but it feels that way. In an effort to make room for The Dude, we started wandering around the house filling bags with clothes and linens and things and the attention has turned to something that has been ignored for far too long.


I can't remember the last time I bought a CD, much less actually took one out of the CD racks. But as a student of the 90's, and having spent a good portion of that time working in the Seattle music industry, my CD collection is ridiculously large. And covered with dust, taking up valuable space. And so the mass exodus of music begins. I had no idea how to start, initially staring at all of those little plastic spines, so instead, I opened up my iTunes and just started pulling out CDs that I had already imported. 200 discs have been pulled so far, with 2 more computers to loot for music as I start compiling everything onto a hard drive.

Waves of nostalgia flowed over me as I hesitantly placed 20-year old CDs into a box. CDs with cases scratched to hell and I imagine the discs are even worse. Nine Inch Nails, Nirvana, Billy Idol, Metallica, Duran Duran, Guns n Roses. (man, music sucks these days)

This is going to take way longer than the time between now and when the Dude arrives but it still feels pretty good. Once I have removed a rack from the house (there are 5), I'll probably switch over to DVDs and rip the band-aid off pulling out movies I will most likely not watch again, and if I do want to, there's the glorious Netflix streaming, which has become a staple in our house anyway and slowly making these old DVDs redundant.

Saying good bye to old friends is never easy, but a worthy funeral is deserved.

(to be fair, they will all go to charity, I don't ACTUALLY plan on burning them and drowning them in the sea)

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Baby D.O.O.M.

Since I imagine no one has come through here in the past year, I might as well mention the fact that I am now what you would call an "expectant father." And I EXPECT my kid to be badass, lest he be traded in for more comics and a bigger TV.

"Why such high expectations?", you ask? Well, for one, I'm awesome and two, my wife's awesome. And last I checked, two positives don't make a negative, they make a double rainbow, so we should be good to go.

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Monday, January 10, 2011

Hungry! Hungry Mungry!

So, back in 1991 (I'm pretty sure, but my memory of said years is spotty at best) one of our class projects was to create a media project of a poem. It could be a picture book or whatever, but because I was an overachiever when it came to anything non-study related, we decided to go big.

Now, when I say "overachiever", some of you who know me will say, "OK, whatever, you're a liar with a big mouth". Which is true. My mouth is rather large and, as a result, I can be quite loud. And awesome. But that is neither here nor there. Well, actually, it is here, because our project was awesome. Digressions aside, my "projects" (mostly in English classes) tended to be giant illustrated children's books, giant board games, ridiculous videos and whatever else we could do to distract the teacher with style over substance. The argument being: if you went big and failed, you at least achieved the "A for Effort." (note: this trick did not work with the Spanish children's book I illustrated. The dialogue was too "simplistic" to get more than a B-. But it wasn't my grade, so I didn't care. I took German.).

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Friday, January 07, 2011

Testing. Testing. One, two...three?

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Happy Halloween!

Who doesn't like to count?

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

James Camerons Avetar

Dood, it luks SO sweet.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Nerd Rage!

So Gallery 1988 in Hollywood had an awesome show run recently that featured various prints and paintings of cult films called Crazy 4 Cult. We went the day after it opened and they were already sold out of a ton of things but we managed to score a handful of super-sweet artwork.

One of the pieces I picked up was Tim Doyle's fantastic print, collecting various objects from pop culture films. Considering I own about half of these, I pretty much had to have it.

On to the rage. When the exhibit opened, they ran a contest for prints where you could guess all the props in the poster and what films/TV shows they were from. I got about 30 out of 40 right off the bat and then had to do some digging around and photo comparisons to get the rest. When I got to 37, I was lucky enough to have Alf & Willie (hahahaha! I just noticed that) help me out with the 2 from Dune. I hadn't seen that in at least 20 years and they were driving me crazy. The last one (i) was the holdout. I pasted my answers below, along with the 'real' answers...

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