Saturday, October 31, 2009

Stuff and Things

alright, after baby ben finally succumbed to sleep tonight, magda cynda ian and i worked on the pressing issue of our time. who is hot? who indeed.

well i'll tell you!

1. brad pitt (circa '94 and/or A River Runs Through It)
2. brady quinn (Notre Dame QB extraordinaire)
3. paulo (yes that paulo)
4. me*
5. sufjan
6. james franco
7. ben mackenzie
8. new bond guy
9. jon hamm
10. heath

honorable mention:
pat spear
jake gyll (which is what he should go by)

this is my list. there was/is significant disagreement with the female participants. ian remained admirably silent. he may be more straight than me. jury has been eating free pizza on this one. next step- we must assemble a panel of leading experts in the gay community to settle the dispute

throwing it out there: ian and i share remarkably similar opinions on girls. the girls aren't too far off except in their inexplicable hate for emma watson.

*after, y'know, a solid summer of workouts ( as the great philosopher dr. phil once said: if you don't believe in yourself, no one else will either. now where's my velveeta pie? )
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this is an example of why i think jon stewart will (or at least should be) included in the history books while colbert is a footnote:



how do you spell evisceration? no seriously, blogger had to help me with that one, wasn't even in the spelling suggestion range until the third try.

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stationary objects cynda has hit: 3.5 (one may or may not be partially papa armstrong's fault)
stationary objects ian has hit: 2
number of phones magda has subjected to significant water damage: 5 (at least)

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its definitely lame to give props to a commercial of all things, but when they are:

a. produced by portlan's wieden+kennedy (GIVE ME A JOB PLZ!)
b. use ORIGINAL VOICE RECORDINGS of WALT WHITMAN reading his own goddamn poem
c. set in New Orleans
d. this beautiful

you kinda hafta otherwise you're more of a poser, right? maybe? anyway, here is something better than 95% of what comes out of hollywood:



there's another one too, with a different whitman poem.

Friday, October 16, 2009

Craigslist 2: Electric Boogaloo

best of craigslist > portland > Dear Future Hipster Neighbor
Originally Posted: Tue, 11 Aug 01:38 PDT
Dear Future Hipster Neighbor

Date: 2009-08-11, 1:38AM PDT

Dear Future late 20/early 30 Hipster Neighbor from the Mid-west/South/Idaho:

I know you are the coolest kid in Iowa/Ohio/Idaho/Texas/Florida/etc but...

While scanning CL for a cool vintage apartment near Hawthorne or Alberta, a sweet barista job and a new fixie to ride around on once you arrive, please reconsider your decision, and please do not move here.

There aren't any jobs for the people who already live here. Word on the street is that your Stumptown barista job won't last once people find out you are a 30-something college graduate from Ohio.

I heard the eastside is going to break off from the Willamette River and will soon become part of the Couve (aka you will live in something similar to where you currently live, but rainier).

Plus, living in the Pearl or NW is too expensive for your $9/hour barista job. And no cool hipsters live on the SW Side.

Regards,

Your previous future neighbor

Thursday, October 15, 2009

Craigslist

CATBUS

Date: 2008-03-28, 1:15PM EDT

I HAVE A 1995 MO' VAN THAT GOT TRANSFORMED INTO THIS CATBUS. I BROUGHT IT TO A SHOPS AND I WAS LIKE HEY, CAN YOU TURN THIS INTO A CATBUS? SO THEY DID. THEN THAT DAY I DROVE IT HOME. THE CAT BUS ONLY HAS 50K, WHICH ARE ALL HIGHWAY MILES AS I DROVE IT TO WORK 2 DAYS A WEEK AND THAT WAS IT. IT'S IN REALLY GOOD SHAPE AND ALL THE FUR IS STILL ALL THERE. THE STEERING WHEEL HAS A CAT ON IT. IM ONLY ASKING 2900 FOR THE CATBUS BECAUSE ITS REALLY FURRY AND SOMETIMES PEOPLE GET SICK ON IT.

Monday, October 12, 2009

TOY STORY 3

You can see some of the stuff I worked on about 2/3 of the way through. There's a shot with a bunch of daycare toys together... I made the dinosaurs and the burger band and the bear vehicle thing and the helicopter and the fisher price bus on the right and all the little Fisher Price toys. I also worked on the Jack in the Box and much much more that is not shown in this trailer. YOU GUYS HAVE TO SEE THIS MOVIE WHEN IT COMES OUT IN THEATERS!!!

Also! I found out today that Pixar previews/tests out their movies in Portland! So if some person asks you if you want to watch a secret movie say YES!

Friday, October 09, 2009