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Sunday, March 30, 2008

Obama Passport Thingy

This is weeks old, are they still talking about this? I don't even know. But I like this:

The Robot Overlords are here.

And I for welcome they're rule!

(that's a Simpson's reference. Look it up.)

This video is totally freaky ass:

That ain't right. That looks too alive. The Robots are taking over. First they'll go for our children. This is exactly how The Matrix started y'know.


I have Happy Socks and I have Sad Socks.

The Happy Socks are thick and comfy and warm and soft.

The Sad Socks are thin and wearing out and they are not soft.

I wear the Happy Socks on the weekend.

I wear the Sad Socks during the work week.

I wonder, if I were to reverse that, would I still feel the same about the socks?

Friday, March 28, 2008

Khaaaannnnn!!! V2.0

See? Every post should be called Khaaaannn! You can't argue because you know it's true.

This guy understands me. Understands me completely. If you are curious about me and how my brain functions, this will pretty much sum it up.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Monday, March 17, 2008


The Dude came home today and stickered me. Dinosaurs. :)

Happy Saint Patricks Day

Now piss off.

Family Sunday

We had some family over for a Pre-Easter Easter dinner this Sunday. It was mostly for my wife's family, but my dad came too. We all had a good time and ate way too much food and way way too many cookies. This is The Dude sitting with his favorite cousin. When other people are around The Dude generally doesn't want anything to do with us, he's much more entertained by other people.

Sunday, March 16, 2008


Which is what every post should be called: KAAAAHHHHNNNN!!. Yes.

I watched some of Star Trek II this morning, while I was balancing the checkbook and paying the bills. Although I never did get to the paying the bills part, things came up and got in the way. Things often come up and get in the way of paying the bills, it's a universal constant. I figured since I would be engaging in painful economic activities, I would temper it with some Star Trek.

A spoonful of sugar really does help the medicine go down, you know.

As you can see by my Bitsrip posted below, I was alone in the house this am, which helped to make the Star Trek portion of my morning possible. Easy to indulge in my full on Nerd tendencies if no one is around, and I don't particularly want to force it on people.

Star Trek II is good. Real damn good. American Cinema Classic good. At least that's what Alexandra DuPont said, and I agree with her ( I can't find a link for her reveiw, but read any of her stuff, a fine critic she be.). The problem is, being a died in the wool old school Trekie fanboy, it may be hard for me to judge it objectively. So consider this subjective: Is really good, it's well written ( there are countless lines of dialog that re verb with what I can only call "Ultimate Awesomeness" ) thematically it's very tight and every seen supports its themes well and (your gonna hate this) well acted. No, really it is.

Also? It's kickass.

By what really shocked me was that The Movie is over 25 goddamn years old.

Say what?

It was made in 1982. I work people who weren't born in 1982. When I was a younger man and worked in video stores movies that were over 25 years old where put in the Classics section (No one ever went to the classics section, videos went there to die, there were good movies there, I tried to get them some life, tried to get people to see them, god help me I tried. Most of them weren't even in color. I never saved a single patient. I don't like to think about those days. Too painful.)

Jesus Christ, 25 years ago we listened to records and tapes. Records and tapes, people!

I am an old coot, is what this all comes down to. I am an old coot.

Sunday Strip

Saturday, March 15, 2008

The Dude says a funny thing

The other night, The Dude and I come home. We make a bit of a commotion coming through the door. The Dude, in his excitement, runs over to one the cats to say hi. The cats don't like this, he is loud and exuberant and generally cats don't react well to loud and exuberant, it's not a cat thing, but The Dude is too young to understand this. He loves the cats but the subtleties of animal behavior are a bit beyond him at the moment.

So the cat wants away as quickly as possible, she bolts down the basement stairs, vaulting over the safety gate as she goes. The Dude goes over to the gate and calls after the cat:

"Bye! See you later! Nice working with you!"

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Saturday, March 8, 2008

Make Art

I know this is old news, but I'm posting it anyway.

I don't mean to be anti but generally I think award shows are silly, kinda fun, but silly. And how do you really say that this piece of art is better than that piece of art. How do you really say that this one particular movie is THE BEST MOVIE. Maybe what bothers me is the media portrayal of it, where it's like the other four movies, or performances lost. They didn't lose, they were also very good. Choosing a BEST from a bunch of VERY GOOD things is pretty subjective, and kind of silly, I think.

(Long aside here: This kind of reminds me how we look at sports, say the Olympics, in this skewed winning is everything way. Say you are in the Olympics, and you are expected to do very well, and you get a bronze medal. This is looked at as a failure, somehow. You got a bronze medal in the Olympics! You are the third best at something in the whole wide world! Of all the people, all the people everywhere, YOU are the third best at this thing. 3rd out of every human being. This is not failure. This is awesome. Hooray for you. You should be proud. You should be celebrated. So there pffft.)

So way back here I told you about the movie "Once." To review: it's great and wonderful and you should see it as soon as you can. It's about a pair of musicians and the actors, Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglovain, it are actual musicians and wrote the music they performed.

One of their songs was nominated for an Oscar, and they played at the awards ceremony. I can't embed the video of their performance, but here's the link:

Then, they won the Oscar for best original song. Make sure and watch the whole clip because Marketa comes back to speak after the commercial break:

That is the most inspiring thing I've ever seen.

Make art, Make art.


I'm not sure I like how that embeds itself, but the site sure is fun! Click the boxes up there to see each panel and click on the title of this post to go to the website.

A Saturday Morn in March

Friday, March 7, 2008

daddy and the dude paint

we made a little art tonight

just a little digital gestural abstraction painting for a Friday evening.

Thursday, March 6, 2008

the mighties

I don't know anything about this except for what it says on the blog, but these pictures are super neat-o keen and I'd like for The Dude to be able to see something that looked like this, someday soon. Real soon, if any one is listening?


I am so grateful to BeucoupKevin for making this.

So grateful, you have no idea. :)

new hairstyle

Picture%20004[1], originally uploaded by vidsaw.

Just something I cooked up late in the evening. Thought I should add a touch of "chic" to myself.

but maybe this is a more natural look for me:


Wednesday, March 5, 2008

Just before bed

It's been a long day, The Dude didn't sleep so good last night. The Dude's "Goopy Gunky Eye" (medical term) is getting better, and so is his cold, but he's still waking up several times a night. All kinds of upset.

Not a lot of sleep has been happening in the house lately. We are all pretty seriously tired and The Dude is a bit edgy.

But he's all sorts of cute right here:

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Geek Hardware

OMFG! I must have one of these.

Right now.

Puzzle Morning

Monday, March 3, 2008

Monday Bedtime

Well. Wasn't that a little freaky, huh?

I've been on multiple video / chatting / social networking sites all night but I can't find any conversation / topic to jump into and I don't seem to have anything to say.


Off to read in bed!

The Dude reports

A little bit of The Dude, talking about his day.

Monday PM

The Dude plays with his farm

This footage is from several weeks ago, I just threw it together this past weekend. Quality is rough, but I think his cuteness shines through!

Monday AM

A quick test from my viddler account.