Archives for the month of: April, 2008

ice bubbles and waves

thanks to everyone who voted – it all paid off! matt won the heinz top this tv challenge!! by odd coincidence matt is in LA this weekend, so i’ll be sure to buy him a drink.

his commercial, ‘now we can eat’ will be shown on national tv in may. congratulations!!

i didn't know engine blocks could melt

at the end of the snapshots 2008 set.

the getty, mullholland drive, sunset, beverly hills, rodeo drive, nate ‘n al’s, malibu, point dume, neptune’s net, lala’s grill, golden apple, project: gallery, beer brewing, in-n-out, warner bros. studio tour, old town pasadena

new british currency

presenting the new british currency. and it. is. AWESOME. the US’s new currency? kinda janky. check out the ‘history in your wallet’ section of this feature about the new $5 bill. things just kind of went to hell in the 20th century didn’t they? surely we can do better.

via the hoefler & frere-jones blog via ben templesmith.

update: helvetica

…was so so good! it was really sweet – jason segel is so adorable in it – and really really funny. the supporting cast is really good (“you sound like you’re from lon-don!”) and the rock opera puppet musical is AMAZING. go see this.

via pat, the excellent old spice metaphorical generator of sports metaphors. the best ones are ‘frisbee golf’ and ‘select all’. also, the actor is totally hot – like they really wanted to get mike rowe, but couldn’t, so they got this guy.

…was monday the 7th, sometime after i got back from wii-purchasing at target. that was the day when someone broke into my car in my building’s garage and stole my super cool expensive alpine stereo. it was the most polite robbery ever: no broken glass, no torn wires, nothing taken except the stereo, my emergency credit card and maria’s costco card. so all in all, it turned out ok. i got my check from the insurance company today and it’ll cover the cost of a similar model (they’re now much less expensive since ipod connectivity and in-unit control is more prevalent) but the downside?

not only did i find out on possibly the worst day of my life since i’ve moved out here (post possibly-hormone-induced verbal diarrhea to a loved one and pre-gyno appointment – ‘just relax.’ yeah. sure.), but i have to commute every day in total silence.

do you know what that’s like? to sit deadlocked in traffic on a 12 lane highway with nothing to while away the time but the sound of the neighboring car’s squeaky fan belt or – seriously this was disturbing – their creaky clutch? it’s terrible. my whole driving experience is a lot more irritating now. i am acutely aware of every time i get cut off or someone doesn’t use their signals. maybe this is the key to preventing road rage – listening to enjoyable music. sure, i sing to myself, but it’s a hollow sort of experience with no backing band or professional singer to bolster my self-confidence. i am however, getting really good at the chorus of ryan adams’ ‘when the stars go blue’. it’s the only part of the song where i know the words (hint: it’s just the title of the song over and over) so i just sing it ad nauseam (my nauseam, let me assure you).

my friend matt shot a commercial for the heinz top this tv challenge and it’s kind of a huge deal. if he wins he gets a load of cash (always comes in handy, esp if you’re a freelancer like matt) and his commercial gets shown on national tv! check out the commercial and vote for ‘now we can eat’!