Archives for the month of: March, 2007


pay off at the end when the otters swim apart then one COMES BACK to hold hands again! i can now die happy. i love otters. the only beanie baby i bought for myself (why do i have a million of them?? it was like the default gift in jr. high and high school i guess?) was the otter. he is holding a little piece of seaweed in his paws made of felt. i cut the edge of the seaweed so it looked like he was nibbling on it.

sorry i haven’t posted in awhile – i had a big deadline to hit yesterday and i’ve been at work a lot – till 1:30am one day and in on weekends too. all day today i’ve been totally exhausted. yesterday i spent like 6 solid hours in a complete panic, running down errors and coding as fast as i could. then i went to lbc afterwards for the hump. soooo today i am no longer panicking about this site and instead find myself without enough energy to sit up straight.

tonight i’m going to cecile’s to watch the last two episodes of battlestar this season and eat some irazu. probably another unwise decision when all i want to do is sleep sweet sweet sleep. then tomorrow night is lindsay’s birthday party and saturday is hot doug’s and the host. sunday i was going to go out to the arboretum to do some bike-learnin’ with sgmt (the birthday boy) but it’s supposed to rain so i guess i’ll stay home and finally do dishes and take out garbage and read the foot-high stack of mail (i’m totally serious) that’s accumulated on my coffee table. also the comics kareem lent me. and my tivo is really backed up too. like backed up from february. got some freelance to catch up on too.

literary side note: i read the last 3 volumes of fables, which was fantastic! but i wish i’d started at the beginning. couldn’t wait tho. currently reading ex machina. the filth will be next, then this metal gear solid comic and paul pope book. in between there i’ll finally finish the big con and all of my magazines from the past month (did you hear premiere is being closed down?? that’s like the only good popular movie magazine out there. gd it.).

i have a ton of new links to cool things to post a la the robot+cupcake post earlier this month, but i’ll do that like tomorrow or sunday. in the meantime please enjoy the letterpress video i posted this afternoon.

chuck kraemer’s short video about firefly letterpress is a really good introduction to the process if you don’t know anything about it. please note the linotype and how slick he is with the paper on the jobbing press.

mirrored here in case the above video dies in coming months/years.

other letterpress stuff:

  • aug 2005: letterpress workshop weekend
  • may 2005 : sta/hamilton wood type workshop

via eric

it’s rare these days that i see something online that i like enough to immediately post, but when i read this…well, you’ll see.

a fantastic article wherein the author imagines things from a kid’s point of view. includes: a conversation at the grownup table as imagined at the kids’ table, a day at unicef headquarters as i (the author) imagined it in third grade, and how college kids imagine the us government – present day and in the 60’s.

via eric

katie: he dated her for like six years and it turned out that she was gay, then he started dating nako and it happened to him again.

ryan: man if that happened to me…i’d never date another girl again.

[awkward silence. kareem suddenly points at ryan and starts laughing.]

ryan: no! i mean – i’d never date anyone ever again!

erin: i’ve really got to get off myspace.

katie: i know! me too!

erin: let’s just do it! let’s get off together!

The Shirt

The shirt touches his neck
and smooths over his back.
It slides down his sides.
It even goes down below his belt—
down into his pants.
Lucky shirt.

-Jane Kenyon

via verbal privilege via 3quarksdaily

i’ve been meaning to post these for awhile, but work has been crazy and i’ve rarely been home except to collapse into bed as soon as possible.

robot + cupcake

re: retouching photos for an ad

antonio: so which did you…?

james: i didn’t touch the child…i didn’t touch the father.

[room goes silent. long pause.]

cecile: he looks really gay in the photo though

cecile: that shirt is not very attractive

kara: yes

kara: quite gay

kara: is he gay?

cecile: he’s married with 3 kids

cecile: british or gay. it should be a new game show