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Month: June 2009

flying backwards in time

flying backwards in time

I’ve been listening to Iron and Wine, Fleet Foxes, Devandra Barnhart, etc. just like everyone else (who doesn’t listen to the radio) for the last six months (or more).  Only today did I notice when watching this video how much these bands are a complete throwback to the 70s hippy singer songwriters. Obviously they have long hair and plaid and all that. And when you put it all together they’re all “aping” Nick Drake. But the beautiful thing is that…

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king

king

you know that new burger king commercial where a transformer bursts through the wall of a burger king and the robot looks like the “king” character? That was shot down the street from my house about a month ago. They built a wall/room onto the side of the BK at Winnetka and Sherman Way… and then blew open a giant hole in it… and left it that way for two days. Kinda funny actually seeing the commercial and thinking “oh…

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Palm Pre review

Palm Pre review

  Wednesday night I came home from class to find a box from Sprint.  As I’ve mentioned before, I’d been considering the Pre for some time.  Last week I stopped by a different Sprint store in the valley and tried it out.  I have a friend that is a Sprint corporate rep and she “hooked me up” with a cheaper plan and cheaper deal on the phone than the general public would get.  Lets just say I’m paying for an iphone…

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uh-oh

uh-oh

Doesn’t this sound like the beginning of an old science fiction invasion story? “ triggering a six-mile-high explosion that scientists hope will confirm whether water is frozen in the perpetual darkness of craters near the moon’s south pole.” Instead, the overeager scientists unleashed the fury of the Moon Men, who had lived peacefully for eons underneath the moons crust.  Like battering a beehive for imagined honey, man’s insatiable curiosity would soon feel the sting of a thousand Moon Lasers.   As…

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riding past

riding past

On Saturday I drove past this.  Kind of weird that all the Iranians in America are shocked about this.  At least the Iranians didn’t have the supreme court appoint their “winner.”  (instead they had – like out of a sci-fi film- their “supreme leader”)  You tell me if this looks like “thousands of protestors.”  Of course this was taken at 5:30 (from the rooftop LA Fitness parking down the street) and by 6:30 they were all gone, so maybe this…

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More spinning apples

More spinning apples

This ridiculous article now circulating on the interwebs intends to “prove” by research that Iphone users are “younger, richer and more productive” than other smartphone users. If you actually look at the data this is another case of interpreting results as creatively as possible. Let’s break it down… Younger:  The results show that 30% of iphone users are generation Y and 38% are generation X.  And?    So what?  Since that is the percentage of those polled that HAVE a…

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rufus

rufus

Watching Bill and Ted’s Bogus Journey…. notcing that the future university site is… Tillman Water Treatment Plant in the Valley.  How appropriate. oh – and Primus is in a random set-up shot for the “San Dimas Battle of the Bands”….

Art Walk June 2009

Art Walk June 2009

After work I hurried downtown to meet Alan and Sam for the Art Walk.  This month was not as good as last month.  Strangely, a few galleries didn’t even stay open past 8pm.  Here are a few of the highlights and low lights: At one of the buildings (this one had a political exhibit in October the last time it was open) there was a motorcycle exhibit. Just down the block was the infamous “traveling art gallery;” a gallery made…

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old man knife

old man knife

I noticed a peculiar generational gap this morning. In a morning meeting with other “executives” of our company I noticed one of our older guys pull out a pocket knife to carve an extra piece of plastic off of his starbucks lid. #1 I thought …okay, overkill, right? #2 I thought… I know a lot of older guys that carry pocket knives… but I don’t know anyone under 50 years old that carries one. #3 I thought… is this (the…

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