Thursday, June 30, 2005

stereogum: One Thumb Up For Being Bobby Brown


stereogum: One Thumb Up For Being Bobby Brown: "eing Bobby Brown premieres tonight on Bravo. MSNBC calls it 'the most disgusting and execrable series ever.' But after reading this delightfully scatological Q&A in Time Out New York you know you wanna watch it, sickos.

TONY: You and Whitney are so intertwined in the public mind. Does it bother you that some people call you Mr. Whitney Houston?
BOBBY BROWN: That doesn't bother me, because that's my wife and I'm proud of her.
TONY: Evidently, you're very close. There's a moment in the show when you describe helping Whitney with constipation by using your, uh, hand. Were you kidding?
BOBBY BROWN: Oh no, I had to. She couldn’t go boo-boo. Sometimes, when people are constipated, you gotta help them out.
TONY: I don't know if I'd do that for my wife.
TONY: I don't think she'd let me. But I'm glad you guys have that type of relationship.
BOBBY BROWN: Yes, we do."

Burning Man dulls the football anticipation aka Florida freshmen arrive

One of the great things about Burning Man is that the preparation and obsession with the Labor Day timed event keep me from getting too geeked out about football starting in just 2 months.

So I don't obsessively read football preview magazines.

I'm planning on getting a full college gameday pass this year on cable.

Most of you don't care. In fact, you probably haven't even made it this far. If you have, you just won a free drink from me. Just next time you see me say "Urbanator!".

Yahoo! Sports - NCAA Football - Florida freshmen arrive: "Florida freshmen arrive
By Blake Bonsack, Independent Florida Alligator
June 30, 2005

(U-WIRE) GAINESVILLE, Fla. -- Although two-a-day practices don't begin for more than a month, the majority of the new Florida freshman football players began classes Monday, signifying the start of a new football season.


Tuesday, June 28, 2005



FamilyFirst a parental resource for families who choose to have their? portraits taken in settings with noticeable terrestrial: "A Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas walkthrough for concerned parents

'Mom, Jimmy has a video game where you can steal a truck and run over prostitutes with said truck and steal their money and use the money to buy grenades and throw said grenades at police officers and use a dildo to beat their charred corpses for hours while yelling the n-word. Can I get it for my birthday?'

I'm sure that a lot of you parents have heard that from your child(s). Those of you who haven't may have children who do not have friends named Jimmy, or are deaf-mute, or were adopted from third-world countries and thusly do not have birthdays. Regardless, GTA: San Andreas has quickly integrated itself into the common American childhood. By this point, playing this game is as essential and natural a component as learning to ride a bike or waking up one morning with sticky bed sheets.

I've heard from many parents that they actually prohibit their children from playing this game. They buy into all the fears, such as the rumor that frequent or vigorous play will lead the child to go insane or grow hair on his palms. Such notions are pure nonsense! Granted, GTA: San Andreas can be moral garbage in its purest form, and if left unsupervised with it, your child will experience psychological injury comparable to that of a few huffs of paint thinner or a whack to the forehead with a cinder block. But with proper parental input and supervision, GTA: San Andreas can be a healthy and fun experience for your entire family!

Introduction to Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
For minimal eyestrain, encourage your child to play the game during its daylight hours.

In the latest iteration of the series, you are Carl Johnson, a former gang-banger who gives up an honest life in Liberty City to move back to San Andreas and engross himself in a culture of callowness and death. Significantly, Carl Johnson is a black man. As the parent of a socially sheltered child, it is your responsibility to dispel myths about these extremely talented people. They cannot fly, they cannot drink a gallon of milk in a single sitting, and a significant percentage of them cannot juggle while riding unicycles. To effectively reinforce realistic views of black people, you must first ensure that you yourself know the differences.

Below is a helpful table illustrating the discrepancies between everyday folk and black folk.
What black folks say... What it means to you...
Clothes Clothes
Money Money
Place of employment Place of employment
Music Music
Tiresome stereotype Material for stand-up comedy routine
Cars Cars

San Andreas is a wonderful place, filled with wholesome things such as automobiles and the ground. However, nearly everything else in the game often contains material that you would find offensive and that you would not want your child to see. The activity below will help shield your child from such negative influences."

Monday, June 27, 2005

music (for robots)

Go watch this video. Tell me the Matrix choreography isn't the funniest thing you've seen today.

music (for robots): "BUT the reason I wanted to post something about them today is because of this hilarious video - I'm a huge fan of dancing (those of you who know me are, or should be, aware of this) whether its idiotic-awesome choreography, or drunken dancing (that one's for you Bass), and this video is a really prime example of one (or possibly both) of those things. Here's three versions of it, so do what you will, based on your bandwidth:

100KB/Sec - 300KB/Sec - 750KB/Sec"

Sunday, June 26, 2005

Dark chocolate seen healthy for arteries - Yahoo! News

Dark chocolate seen healthy for arteries - Yahoo! News: "NEW YORK (Reuters Health) - Eating dark chocolate may have a protective effect on the cardiovascular system in healthy people, the results of a new study suggest.

'Epidemiological studies suggest that high flavonoid intake confers a benefit on cardiovascular outcome,' Dr. Charalambos Vlachopoulos, of Athens Medical School in Greece, and colleagues write in the American Journal of Hypertension.
They point out that the elasticity "

Saturday, June 25, 2005

WGN-TV Chicago | WGN Sports Cubs Baseball Blog

I like sports. What can I tell you?
WGN-TV Chicago | WGN Sports Cubs Baseball Blog: "Stepping Up

Hey Gang, hang in there...I know Friday wasn't pretty, but looking at the big picture, Mark Prior is coming back Sunday with Kerry Wood not far behind him. I know "

Friday, June 24, 2005

stereogum: New Flaming Lips: "Mr. Ambulance Driver"

Download the new Flaming Lips song over at stereogum.

stereogum: New Flaming Lips: "Mr. Ambulance Driver": "New Flaming Lips: 'Mr. Ambulance Driver'

From The Wedding Crashers soundtrack...
The Flaming Lips - 'Mr. Ambulance Driver' (MP3)

Pitchfork's not impressed, but they do classify it as 'Indie-Yuppie.' Heh"

American Apparel Hires Porn Star

I wrote an ad yesterday which had a Father & Son having an awkward conversation about finances.

Sombody else does stuff like this:

I have to say the two shots in the middle which look as if they were shot by someone riding her are kinda hot.

SF Gate: Multimedia (image): "Porn Stars In My Underwear / There's sexy advertising, and then there's hiring hot porn starlets to sell tube socks
All tube socks should be this, uh, pleasing. It is very possible, in those two center photos, that Ms. Phoenix is not actually merely stroking her American Apparel tube socks and thinking about the outstanding quality of the 100 percent combed cotton and the fact that they were made in L.A. by well-paid nonsweatshop labor. She might very well be thinking of warm summer nights and running through sprinklers and eating corn dogs on a stick. I imagine. Courtesy of American Apparel "

Wednesday, June 22, 2005

Learn to Live with what You are - Ben Folds

While flipping through Tiny Mix Tapes - Automatic Music Generator, found a downer of a mixtape that ended with a 'And to convince him that the world isn't so bad' note with this song:

Learn to Live with what You are - Ben Folds: "There's never gonna be a moment of truth for you
While the world is watching
All you need is the thing you forgotten
And that's to learn to live with what you are

So freak out if you wanna
And I’ll still be here
Don’t call me for years and when you do
Yeah, I’ll still be here

I’m not saying the effort is a waste of time - but I
Just love you for the things you couldn’t change
Though you’ve tried
These hours of confusion they will soon expire
Like everything

Graffiti Archaeology

Graffiti Archaeology
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

From the


Digital 'Antigraffiti' Peels Away the Years


Published: June 21, 2005

This month the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences awarded

its annual Webby (the online equivalent of an Oscar) for the best art site

to Graffiti Archaeology,, a pictorial study of graffiti-covered

walls as they evolve. At first entry, the site looks like Batman's cave

bathed in blue light. You go spelunking along a railroad track until you

reach the heart of Graffiti Archaeology. There you will find a list of eight

locations in California (most in San Francisco) where graffiti grows, gets

erased and grows again.

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From top left: Jim Stubchaer (1949); Bill Volkmer (1955); Martin Schall

(2000); Graffiti V?rit? (2002); Ladytribe (2003); Amy McKenzie (March 2004,

May 2004); Aaron Bocanegra (July 2004); Cassidy Curtis (August 2004).

A Tunnel's Tale A historical photo of the Belmont Tunnel in Los Angeles,

1949, top left. The award-winning Web site Graffiti Archaeology traces the

tunnel's evolution from 1955, top center. From top right: the shifting look

from 2000 through August 2004, bottom right.

Related Web Site: Graffiti Archaeology


Forum: Artists and Exhibitions

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Jonathan Tobin

An Updated Look The Belmont Tunnel, Nov. 6, 2004, on the Graffiti

Archaeology site.

The creator of the site, Cassidy Curtis, a San Francisco animator in his

30's, isn't just being cute when he calls it "graffiti archaeology." It

really is archaeology. You start at the surface and then peel away layers to

look into the past. When you choose one of the locales and pick which wall

you want to see, you are shown a recent photograph first. Then you can move

backward in time or hop around, using a timeline at the bottom of the page.

You can also zoom in to see details and navigate around the surface of the


In effect, Mr. Curtis has made antigraffiti. He uncovers the layers that

each successive graffiti artist has covered up.

What's amazing is that Mr. Curtis, who was a character animator for the

movie "Madagascar," constructed his archaeological site not by taking all

the pictures himself (though he did take a lot of them) but by finding other

photographers' work and stitching together a history. At the top of each

picture is a label saying when the photograph was taken and by whom.

Take the case of the he Belmont Tunnel wall in Los Angeles. The most recent

photograph, taken on Nov. 6, 2004, by Jonathan Tobin, shows huge letters,

CAR, arched over a bricked-up tunnel. Below are blobby blue and white

letters and, farther down, scribbles.

Peel a layer back, to August 7, 2004, and CAR is still there, but just about

everything else is different. Instead of blobby blue letters, you see the

blocky black and white letters, LSC, about to be flooded by a rising tide of

shapes, colors and alphabetic flotsam.

Achtung Baby!: When Summer Nights Are Dark and Still

A bit of a poem from Aldous Huxley.

Dig the montage of pix on the right side of this page of starlets sticking their tongues out.

Achtung Baby!: When Summer Nights Are Dark and Still

headphone sex: stop it

Speaking of Glastonbury, here's a mp3 blogger off to the big mud show festival.

*And* a link to current faves The Magic Numbers - "Love Me Like You" mp3.

headphone sex: stop it: "stop it
off to Glastonbury very shortly

no time to stop and chat

but here are some songs

The Magic Numbers - Love Me Like You"

Tuesday, June 21, 2005

EMBRACE — ( The Good Will Out Lyrics )

Dug this up from a 1998 mix CD from my very favorite Artists' Way morning pages coffee shop.

mp3 download:
Embrace - The Good Will Out

It's a bit grandiose and overly emotive in that 'get 20,000 mud-caked fans to sing along at Glastonbury' kind of way.

I've always thought of this song as redemptive. Big Questions, y'know.

EMBRACE — ( The Good Will Out Lyrics ): "And if at first you find

You can’t imagine

How good can heal

When you’ve got nothing worth healing

You won’t know

How well you’re made

Until you’re down

And all you have is gone.

The good will come out

The good will come out

The good will come out"

Embrace: Gravity EP

Free and legal download of the week on iTunes (go to the music store home page - look for the words 'free download') comes from Britpop retreads Embrace.

If this song sounds like Coldplay (The Biggest Band in the World tm), well, there's a reason. And it's not a terrible reason.

Embrace: Gravity EP: "You know the tale by now: written by Chris Martin - made by Embrace. Although it's unfair to compare Martin's embryonic vision of the tune to that finally realised by his chums, it's fair to say that it wouldn't have come out anything like this; this resonant, rotating totally-in-love song. 'It just filled a hole' said Danny about its place on Out Of Nothing, but in fact it serves as an aural brake, if anything, taking stock and a look at the stars before moving on, forward, to the job in hand. From Chris's distinctive piano intro, made warm and pliable in Mickey Dale's capable hands, 'Gravity' expands to fill itself out in a way that would befit only its adoptive parents and yet still make biological father proud. Frayed expectations and furrowed brows were smoothed into smile by the second verse, feet were tapped in time to Rick's sky-kissing outro and people both sides of the Atlantic requested just one more play. A muscular yet yielding return to form, a mark of humility and statement of friendship, when Chris Martin stated that Gravity was more Embrace than he knew what to do with, he was also more right than perhaps he realised.


Monday, June 20, 2005

5.5 miles

to the nearest Wendy's. just thought you should know.

No faking female orgasm in scientific research - Yahoo! News

No faking female orgasm in scientific research - Yahoo! News: "No faking female orgasm in scientific research

By Patricia Reaney Mon Jun 20, 8:41 AM ET

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Women may be able to fool their partners by faking an orgasm but a brain scanner will catch them out every time, a conference heard Monday.

Researchers at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands have used scans to show that different areas of the brain are stimulated during an orgasm but are not activated when a woman fakes it.

'Women can imitate orgasm quite well,' Gert Holstege told a fertility meeting Monday. 'But there is nothing really happening in the brain.'"

Friday, June 17, 2005


This is pretty cool.

PhotoStamps: Learn More: Creating PhotoStamps: "PhotoStamps are an exciting new product that allows you to create your own customized postage. PhotoStamps are real U.S. Postage and can be used just like traditional postage stamps. And it's easy to do by just following the steps below. "

Radio-Mercury Awards - my radio spot, too

You can find the $100,000 radio ad of the year, here: Radio-Mercury Awards.

And you can hear my '$KeepYourJob' radio ad of the week here. I'd like to turn this into a faux-website (someone neologize that one, willya?).

!!! - Take Ecstacy With Me

!!! - Take Ecstacy With Me
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

New !!! single is a Magnetic Fields cover. Speaking of which, the album

artwork is killer.

Go buy it on iTunes.

The Onion | Coke Party Takes A Couple Minutes To Get Going

The Onion | Coke Party Takes A Couple Minutes To Get Going: "Coke Party Takes A Couple Minutes To Get Going

POMPANO BEACH, FL—According to partygoers, an impromptu cocaine bash on North Ocean Boulevard took three to four minutes to really get hopping Monday night. 'This place is like a morgue,' said Paul Manero, moments after doing a line. 'I wonder if they've got any of those daiquiris left. Oh God, look, things are warming up. Hey Mark, do you have any of those daiqui—know where I got these shoes? I got them at—what's that? Hey, did I tell you I went to Chicago last week? Yeah, it was—hey, what's this song? Chingy? It sucks! This rules!' According to clean and sober sources, the party actually blew all along."

The Magic Numbers - MP3s ARE BACK UP!

Sean from Boots'n'All has got me some bandwidth on his site.

So, you can listen to this wonderful song from The Magic Numbers. They're on the Chemical Brothers album on the song 'Close Your Eyes', and their debut album has just been released in the UK.

Right click, or 'Ctrl'-click, and then 'Save As'.

The Magic Numbers 'Forever Lost'. "The sound of The Magic Numbers revolves around the brilliant songwriting and guitar playing talents of singer Romeo. Born and raised in Trinidad (where his mother had her own opera show on TV) the family moved to New York when he was teenager and later moved again to Ealing in London.

There he met drummer Sean and started making music. Consequently, these days the two are to be found sitting in the sound-proofed front room of the family’s terraced house, without natural light or air, surrounded by instruments, prolifically penning as yet unheard classics.

To complete the core band line-up they added Romeo’s equally talented sister Michele on bass and vocals, while Sean’s sister Angela takes care of percussion, melodica and third vocals.

Drawing inspiration from many sources, singer songwriters (Cohen, Dylan), 60’s harmony groups (Mamas & Papas, Lovin Spoonful), epic rock or such mavericks as David Axelrod. The band craft a sound which like Flaming Lips or Beck, is coming from everywhere but is uniquely theirs."


Originally uploaded by ideateller.

This can't be real. Too many sketchy things going on here.

Maybe, it is.

And if it isn't, what the hell kind of photoshoot was this? And is this a

lesbian ad?

Who knows.

Regardless, as Sheen used to say, "There's no movie that couldn't be better

without a boob shot."

The Trial Pool

This isn't a sports question.

My 3 picks would be...

Randy Moss.
Mike Tyson

and, dark horse: Enrique Iglesias (the family angle, the celebrity wife, etc.) Page 2 : Yup, these are my readers: "Q: With the Michael Jackson trial over, my office has started a pool over who the next big celebrity trial will center around. We're allowed three picks. Who would you go with, and why? Also, who would you pick as a dark-horse candidate (someone you would never in a million years expect to see in court, like Martha Stewart)?
–Steve Reynolds, Weymouth, Mass.

SG: My three choices are pretty easy – Billy Joel, 50 Cent and Russell Crowe, with Lindsay Lohan, Tara Reid and Kirstie Alley as potential dark horses. We haven't had a major celebrity trial involving a female yet. It's time. But here are my five super-dark horses:

1. Mike Piazza
Buster Olney pointed it out last week – have you seen any of Piazza's sullen at-bats for the Mets this season? It looks like he's about three weeks from randomly pulling a Juan Marichal on somebody. What's going on? The guy had a great career! He's headed to the Hall of Fame! He married a Playboy Playmate! What am I missing?

2. NBA union head Billy Hunter
He's been messing with David Stern for way too long. I just have a feeling he's going to be framed like the senator in 'Godfather 2' soon. What have I done? What have I done????

3. Tom Cruise
He's gone completely insane. I'm prepared for anything – Cruise turning Katie Holmes into the next Patty Hearst, committing a string of pharmacy robberies, trying to acquire nuclear weapons, running amok on the red carpet of 'War of the Worlds' with an M-80, you name it. Or, nothing could happen. But it's safe to say that the ceiling has officially been removed for Tom Cruise.

4. Kiefer Sutherland
He's been playing Jack Bauer for too long – you can almost picture him sitting by himself in a Denny's at 3 a.m., screaming things at the waitress like, 'Find me a breakfast menu now!' and 'Where's the maple syrup? I'm only going to ask you one more time. Where's the maple syrup?!'

5. Andrew Bogut
For killing the Bucks franchise when they draft him first overall.

But seriously, did you read Chad Ford's article this week about the NBA combine scores? Bogut finished 66th out of 70 prospects. Sixty-sixth! Chad rated Bogut the No. 1 loser from the process, adding: 'While his vertical leap is actually above average for a guy his size, his lateral quickness and sprinting speed were just awful. That will hurt him defensively.' Note to everyone in Milwaukee: There's still time. You can prevent this. Start calling the Bucks' front office and tell them to draft Chris Paul.


Thursday, June 16, 2005

i used to believe : the childhood beliefs site

I used to believe that Michael Jackson was just misunderstood.

i used to believe : the childhood beliefs site: "I Used To Believe is a collection of ideas that adults thought were true when they were children. It will remind you what it was like to be a child, fascinated and horrified by the world in equal parts. The following pages will reassure you that the things you used to believe weren't so strange after all..."

Winners by 7 Seconds Of Love, animation Joel Veitch

Love the animation on this.

Which shoe company wants to snap it up?

Winners by 7 Seconds Of Love, animation Joel Veitch

Written Road Makes WD's 101 Best Websites for Writers - written road blog

Congrats to Jen Leo.

Written Road Makes WD's 101 Best Websites for Writers - written road blog: "Written Road Makes WD's 101 Best Websites for Writers

Wow! This is so GREAT. I'm truly flattered and thankful that writers out there are finding Written Road useful. We just made Writers Digest's 2005 101 Best Websites for Writers List. You can find Written Road and the nice plug they gave me in the 'Niche' section. Now, how many hours will I spend pouring through all their other award winners. Have some free time? Check out all the other websites doing their best to make our writing lives easier."

Willamette Week Online | Music | HAIKU AND A | COME HELL AND HAIKU

Some guy from a band called the Mountain Goats has a good haiku/quote/answer when asked to describe what something stands for in one of his songs:

Willamette Week :

"Q. Preparing yourself
for an ominous ending
What is the magpie?

A. Only a traitor
undresses his metaphors
As if they were whores"


This could ruin online poker.

# The opponent in the online card game might be a computer. 'Bots' are beatable because they miss human nuances, but they're learning.

By Joseph Menn, Times Staff Writer

Of the millions of gamblers who have rushed to play Texas Hold 'Em and other fast-growing poker games online, Roger Gabriel isn't the most intimidating.

The 30-year-old Newport Beach engineer started playing for money only a month ago. He lurks online at the tables for the chicken-hearted; even there, where the biggest ante is 4 cents, he can't win consistently.


But Gabriel has a potentially powerful alter ego. In his spare time, he's perfecting a computer program to go online and play the game for him.

His BlackShark software is still a work in progress, but Gabriel has no doubt that such programs eventually will be championship quality. 'In the future,' he said, 'robots are going to take over.' "


I like the third testimonial, (Damn, that's a handsome penis!) and the list of places that they've sent their fasion scouts to on the 'About Dickorations' page.



Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Which dickoration would you

choose for yourself/your significant other?

I, of course, would go with the wrestling belt/cock ring.

Surprisingly, this good work doesn't make me feel bad.


I've got issues.

Seeing other people's success in advertising serves to demoralize me (or at least lower morale - is that considered demoralizing?)

On an intellectual level, this agency here, PUSH, based in Orlando, Florida is doing well, and I admire them for that. On the other hand, I begrudge them their success.

Yes, I've got issues.

And instead of inspiring me to work harder and smarter, it makes me want to go home and play online poker all-day until my skin turns paler and more papery.

I also wonder what separates certain people from the crowd, and what the keys are to their success. What were the now very successful people like as younger creatives? Chris Robb, for example, the CD at Push, was leading the way at his own place in Orlando in 95 before moving to SF to be a big-time creative director.

To me, he's always been a creative force.

Time to call the shrink. Don't want to though.

News about My First Focus Group (tm) later in the day.

Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Current local time in Seattle - Washington - U.S.A.

Up in Seattle for focus groups, and we're noticing how light it is out.

A full extra hour and a half of daylight here than in LA.

(Currently on beautiful Lake Washington.)

today is my first focus group. a report later, maybe.

Current local time in Seattle - Washington - U.S.A.: "DST started on Sunday, April 3, 2005 at 2:00 AM local standard time
DST ends on Sunday, October 30, 2005 at 2:00 AM local daylight time
Sun Sunrise at 5:11 AM
Sunset at 9:09 PM "

The Smiths & Morrissey Cover Archives V2.0

This is both awesome cool and scary.

The Smiths & Morrissey Cover Archives V2.0: "
Welcome to one of the biggest collections of songs originally performed by The Smiths or Morrissey and covered by other artists.

Currently there are 467 Smiths-Covers, 91 Moz-Covers and 119 Introtape songs in the database. (Last update: 2005-06-10 16:40:44) " - NCF - FSU QB tells police he's 'God,' is hospitalized - NCF - FSU QB tells police he's 'God,' is hospitalized: "Sexton repeatedly referred to himself as 'God'
By Ivan Maisel

Suspended Florida State quarterback Wyatt Sexton was taken to a Tallahassee hospital on Monday evening by local police after causing a disturbance in the street, then identifying himself to police as 'God' and the 'son of God.'

Sexton was not arrested.

Florida State assistant athletic director Rob Wilson would not comment on the incident, but did reveal that coach Bobby Bowden suspended Sexton on June 3 for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Sexton, the son of running backs coach Billy Sexton, played in 10 games last season, completing 55 percent of his passes (139-of-252) for 1,661 yards with eight touchdowns and eight interceptions. He finished spring practice as the first-team quarterback, ahead of second-year players Xavier Lee and Drew Weatherford.

According to the Tallahassee Police Department report, when a police officer responded to a call regarding unusual behavior on Monday evening, the officer found Sexton lying face down in the middle of the street.

Sexton, friends told the officer, had attended the rock festival in Tennessee that featured the Dave Matthews Band and returned to town Monday.

Witnesses told police that Sexton had been making strange gestures, and at one point jumped onto a car. When asked to identify himself, Sexton 'yelled that he was 'God,' ' the report said, and acted in a manner irrational enough that the officer pepper-sprayed him.

Only when police put him in a patrol vehicle did Sexton identify himself by name. As police transported him to the hospital, and upon arrival, he reverted to identifying himself as 'God' or the 'son of God.'

Tallahassee police spokesman John T. Newland said Tuesday that common procedure in such cases is that the person in custody is taken to a psychiatric facility. He did not know if that had been the case for Sexton.

At the end of spring practice, Bowden said, with archrival Miami as the opening opponent, that he would take experience over talent at the outset of the season. Since Weatherford is recovering from offseason ankle surgery, Lee appears to be the front-runner to take over the offense.

According to the police report filed Monday, one of Sexton's friends who went to Tennessee with him said that Sexton 'has been very stressed out the past week over him being the starting quarterback in football for FSU.'"

Sunday, June 12, 2005

Meredith's film. Cool.

Friday, June 10, 2005

online poker

I've got the bug.

Started playing online on Tuesday night. Lost quickly in a bunch of Limit Texas Hold 'em games, which I'm not as good at. You can't bully people with your chips as easily in limit as you can in no-limit.

Part of the reason I started playing is that I haven't had a drink in 10 days, and hope to continue that streak for another 2 or 3 weeks.

Also, I just want to get better at poker, and there's no current video game which I'm geeked out about.

Please, nobody mention that I'm right next to the beach. That wouldn't be cool.

So, after that initial learning curve, and switching to No-Limit, I'm down only $13 for 3 nights of play.

Compare that to three nights of drinking. Yowza.


anyone want the over/under on when I'll realize I've got a poker problem? 6 months sound about right?

Wednesday, June 08, 2005

U.S. finds Cubans fleeing in amphibious 49 Mercury - Yahoo! News


What do these retail for?

U.S. finds Cubans fleeing in amphibious 49 Mercury - Yahoo! News: "U.S. finds Cubans fleeing in amphibious 49 Mercury "

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > Photo Prints? Everyone Wants Your Business

I'm adjusting to the world of digital photography. Found this stat about 80percent of digital photos never being printed interesting. From an article about the Snapfish/Costco/etc. price and picture 'wars'.

The New York Times > Technology > Circuits > Photo Prints? Everyone Wants Your Business: "Digital photos, of course, never have to see paper to be shared, or even tossed out. Mr. Beacham notes that he prints only about one of every 20 pictures he takes.

He is not alone. About 80 percent of digital pictures taken are never developed, Mr. Lesley of Hewlett-Packard said. The overall number of prints made at home and in stores last year fell 4.5 percent to 27.4 billion, according to a survey by the Photo Marketing Association International.

So no matter how easy or cheap it is to print digital photos, some people seem content collecting many of their photos virtually.

'A hard drive and CD's take up less space than shoeboxes and photo albums,' Mr. Beacham said."

Frank Herbert on Awaking the Sleeper :: Why Go... :: Travel Inspiration

My trip to Hawaii was inspiring. In reality, my first contact with a new place and new culture since hitting Burning Man for the first time in '01.

So, yes, Jen. And Sean. Travel beckons. Not anytime soon, mind, but the bug has been planted.

Hoping to do some spec ads for Sean's fine travel site for independent travellers, Boots'n'all.


This link through Sean.

Frank Herbert on Awaking the Sleeper :: Why Go... :: Travel Inspiration: "Without new experiences, something inside of us sleeps. The sleeper must awaken."

according to Hart, me in 25 years

according to Hart, me in 25 years
Originally uploaded by ideateller.


?Mig in, like, 25 years. After the 'roids kick in. (The shoes are the give


Can?t say I entirely disagree.

Tuesday, June 07, 2005

Much better.

Just chilling out. Haven't had anything to drink for a week, which has to be a long record at this point in my life. It feels good.

I've also been cooking a lot. Marinated chicken fajitas all day and had them for dinner. Fantastic. Might've overpaid for the tortillas at the beachfront convenience store, but so what. It was worth it.

Also been getting more exercise.

I'm kinda bored though.

More on the movie Dig! in a little while.

Oh, I started in on the online poker. Which I'm playing as I type this.

Monday, June 06, 2005

soul brunch

soul brunch
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Went to Soul Brunch yesterday, thrown by Eric & Satya at Siouxzen's house.

Beautiful afternoon (I say 'What June gloom?') and wonderful people as

always. Took my friend Cricket, who it was wonderful to see.

Eric, as DJ Wiseacre, spun some great music that had folks dancing in the


Friday, June 03, 2005

There's no cleavage in Radio!

There's no cleavage in Radio!
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

There's no cleavage in Radio!

The Peri session went fine. She sounds a little funny without the fancy Wells Fargo music behind her.

This was her last session with Wells Fargo, in all likelihood. There was some concern that there would be... difficulty. But it turns out fine.

She walked in, said, "Hello. Wow, isn't this awkward for everyone? Well, let's go to our swan song."

I wonder if she had someone write that.

AE Rebecca: "She wasn't her usually chatty self."

The spots are great though. Amazing how much better it is to work with LA talent <em>while in LA</em>.

Going to go $80 t-shirt shopping on Melrose, then spend whatever money I have left over at the fine city-block size Amoeba records.

Type in Peri Gilpin on Google, and this is the 6th link in. <a href="">Celebrity OOps! - Peri Gilpin cleavage in Frazer</a>

Thursday, June 02, 2005 - Muppets 'Manamana' Ringtone

If you've got a PDA phone, you can have Manamana be your ringtone. How fucking cool is that? Almost worth spending an additional $100. - Muppets 'Manamana' Ringtone: "Does anyone know if this ringtone can be found anywhere? If not, I could probably round up the mp3 file if someone's willing to convert it into a rington.


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Wednesday, June 01, 2005

The Burning Man Project :: Welcome Home

The Man burns in 94 days.

Must start working on The Shroom, vol. 2.

The Burning Man Project :: Welcome Home

The Puddle :: View topic - California Here I Come

My friend Tejawe/Ted is moving to Santa Ynez, to help with his aunt's business for a little while. Santa Ynez is where Sideways was filmed, apparently.

I told him we'd have to reenact the movie, but with lots more Pornj. Not surprisingly, if you type 'pornj' into you get disorient freaks. 8)

Feeling a little better. Had a nice talk with Kate tonight and got some stuff off my chest. A long busy day at work, but productive, and I feel like I'm doing a good job.

I get to record radio with Peri Gelpin aka Roz from Frazier this Friday. More, as always, says the procrastinator, soon.