Sunday, April 29, 2007
Friday, April 27, 2007
there should totally be an award show for "biggest winners in marriage." it would be based on the ugliness and personality of the man and how well he does in "lockin' down a hottie." i am SO curious as to how good looking keith van horn's wife is. if anyone can find a picture PLEASE link me!
Thursday, April 26, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Two days ago, however, I was mocked by some of my closer friends for being so passionate about Risk. When did a game of world conquest become dorky? I've decided that I can't play Risk and keep a blog. While I recognize that neither is "cool," I am comfortable accepting that the two of them could be as volatile to my reputation as Dungeons and Dragons...WHICH, I might add, I have never played!
Risk or Blog? Must....choose....one.... AHHHHHHHHH Screw it! I'm a Risk-playing Blogger!!! If that makes me That Crazy Risk Blogger so be it!!!
Monday, April 23, 2007
Sunday, April 22, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
this guy scares the crap out of me
Tuesday, April 17, 2007
responsible person? i elect this guy...
wears glasses? honors american icon? makes sure not to shave too often to keep skin smooth?
give this man a gun people!
oh and in case you are interested, here is owen wilson's response letter to denby's article
Monday, April 16, 2007
John Kilduff is the inspiration for my soccer team, "Let's Paint, Play Soccer, & Blend Drinks." He seems like a pretty fantastic person, someone I bet would be great to drink with for an entire night. Maybe our soccer team will inspire him.
What would be better? If John Kilduff set up a treadmill beside the soccer field and painted, coached, and blended drinks? or how about if he ran around the soccer field with us holding a canvas and a thick brush and painted while he played with us? OR if we just put him in goal with a canvas and a blender?
I think putting him in goal would obviously be the best decision. He is an expert at deflecting the questions of rude callers which makes me think he would do the same with soccer balls being kicked at him at wild speeds.
Anyway, here is his wikipedia page for more
Kilduff himself is a qualified and exhibited artist currently studying for a MFA at UCLA in California, but his aim with the television series is to make people of all skill levels try their hand at painting or other forms of creative self-expression. Kilduff frequently encourages viewers to use very large brushes in order to cover the canvas as quickly as possible before worrying about details, as he feels an empty canvas can be very intimidating to novices.
Although the show has aired on Public Access TV in Los Angeles since 2001, it became more widely known in late 2006 when Kilduff began uploading recordings of episodes (mostly the live ones) onto the online video service YouTube, where it has since become a cult hit.
Sunday, April 15, 2007
most of them are great, but i'm really loving this one...
The subway doors open. A hobo enters, holding a bottle of windex in one hand and a tube of toothpaste in the other.
Hobo: Which is the better time to read Dostyevsky? Winter?
He sprays the windex.
Hobo: Or Spring?
He squeezes toothpaste out of the tube.
Japanese girl: Spring!
Hobo: You are correct.
i recommend going to the 'favorites' section
okay that may sound adorable but when you are trying to write a paper and just want the girl to shut up it's really annoying.
Saturday, April 14, 2007
Friday, April 13, 2007
Thursday, April 12, 2007
don imus's show was canceled today by CBS. i guess he'll join the randy marsh/michael richards/mark fuhrman collective. i don't really know what this all means. will he go to satellite radio? does that make his followers racist? of course not. i don't believe that because of his comments, his millions of listeners will want to cut all ties with imus.
also, what does howard stern think about all this? he pretty much shat on imus in Private Parts. maybe he'll ask him to join sirius radio? i'm hoping ira glass will do a This American Life segment on it all.
Anyway, maybe this will free Imus up for that screenplay he's been waiting to produce and star in. It's called Don 'n' Knight and it's basically another retread of Knight Rider but with Imus voicing KITT (fuck you, William Daniels!).
From Don 'n' Knight: Pilot.....
Michael Knight: Just get me away from those black Caddilacs!
KITT: What are you afraid of Michael? They are just a bunch of chrome-plated sedans.
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
RR: Paul [her husband] is convinced that somehow Adam's cells have...
RDN: Retained memories of his first life? [pause] There's an often cited experiment... a rat was trained to run a maze, killed, then ground up and fed to a second rat. The second rat, when presented with the same maze, completed it in record time, proving that memory lived on in those ingested cells. It's fascinating, really, [pause] also a bunch of nonsense... and an urban legend.
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Monday, April 9, 2007
Two summers ago I was blessed with the opportunity to backpack across a few cities in Western Europe. I started my trip in Paris and was excited to go to the Louvre, but it was a Tuesday and it was closed. When I returned a month later to end my trip, my excitement for visiting museums had withered. Still, I forced myself to go, and the Louvre was disgustingly packed. You couldn't see any paintings, only the backs of people's heads and the video camera strap around their necks. When I finally got to the Mona Lisa, the crowd was more interesting than the painting. How do people react when they are in front of "the painting?" I asked a stranger to take a picture of me looking snobbish in front of the entire crowd. I thought I was being funny.
Since that moment though I've felt pretty snobby. Maybe I just can't enjoy things that other people enjoy. But still I thought the project was pretty interesting, even if i didn't have the right tone. A photograph in this Thomas Struth exhibit of two Asian women is described as "Their mix of desire and reserve, measured across a clear cultural gulf, seemed gently comic and touching. " That was the tone I was trying to capture, just like I tried to in the "People looking at god" photos I took in NYC.
Anyway, it's hard to not seem like a total asshole when you are observing people in, I think, a pretty vulnerable place. An art museum is considered "Culture" with a capital C - it would be like video taping someone at the opera - any sign of boredom or disinterest makes one feel unintelligent and alienated. Observing people trying to understand the importance of a painting like the Mona Lisa can be cruel, only because its importance as a piece of art will rarely be refuted.
okay okay i need to work
Sunday, April 8, 2007
i think this is most unfortunate for the people suffering in Iraq: obviously it is hard to hear their voices via the mainstream media, but i can't believe the people that witness the bloodshed in their neighborhoods are focusing on a clandestine Israeli conspiracy. i think they want the violence to end and not to be used as leverage in a political issue. the moderate Arab reformers should focus on helping their own people first and their political aspirations second.
Friday, April 6, 2007
Great being with you this weekend.
Check out this article in todays NYT:
See graph for average starting salaries for computer
wow that's pretty amazing - but i don't understand
when you are going to have the time to go back to
school and get a computer science degree
Awww!!! Josh way to go! don't listen to stupid parents!!!
Thursday, April 5, 2007
maybe if i was in a band that had clearly had its moment, i would record a song that sounded EXACTLY like my hit but slightly different, just so college kids could make fun of me. at least i would get a few more years out of my band being... significant? what do i know though - when bands become "lame" in america they stay huge in germany and eastern europe. and nickelback is still one of the most successful rock acts in the country. i'm not surprised... that nickebacksucks song is still incredible.
Wednesday, April 4, 2007
i am 22 years old, from new jersey, and i love the NBA. i am a senior graduating from Northwestern University with a degree in history. don't know what that means, but i think it gives me some perspective. maybe i see things in a different context from an engineer, or an english major. okay enough -
there is a girl in my english class that i can't stop staring at. she's not attractive (though not completely unattractive) and i certainly have no sexual desires for her. she's got that devastating-car-crash magnetism, and i though i find myself disgusted (and disgusted with myself), i have to watch how she behaves. it is my first english class at northwestern, so maybe she's tame for pretentious-kid-in-class. but when she's flopping around in fascination and interest in the juxtaposition of the children in photograph, i just want to crack jokes with the person beside me. any joke i'd make here of course, wouldn't be that funny, but in the moment maybe it would be gold.
WOAH WOAH WOAH - is this the tone i will set for my first blog? i guess? is this how people get in trouble by writing blogs?
better stick to news. yes. news is good. "have you seen the politics?" <-- please read this - http://www.newyorker.com/humor/2007/03/26/070326sh_shouts_rich - it's awfully hilarious.
today obama announced how much he raised and its pretty killer - 25 million dollars! that's like one year of a-rod's contract. that used to be 100 million pieces of bazooka gum (do they still sell bazooka gum?). so if 1 out of every 3 americans was chewing bazooka today, that's what that money looks like.
1 out of every 3 americans... thats the same support that bush has right now. FREAKONOMICS! that crazy rap music!
work is over today - i hope we keep going!