Thursday, October 26, 2006

Awdamn.com


Awdamn.com
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

HT: Marcus.

Monday, October 23, 2006

The Sun Online - News: Dog pee caused mass blackout

A different kind of Exploding Dog. (HT: Heidi)

The Sun Online - News: Dog pee caused mass blackout: "Dog pee caused mass blackout


SHOCKED Gary Davies saw his dog erupt in flames — after it peed on a live power cable.

Bailey the Staffordshire bull terrier also cut power to 148 homes by cocking a leg against a faulty pylon.

Gary, 42, said: “There was an almighty explosion and the whole street lit up. I turned round and the dog was on fire.”

Power was off for five hours in Middlestone Moor, Co Durham.

Last night Bailey was recovering at home after being treated for burns."

Friday night sunlights


Friday night sunlights
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

On my way to Anne¹s happy hour on Friday, walked along the boardwalk. There

were some guys playing a version of volleyball involving a low net and a

soccer ball. Rules were hazy, but bicycle kicks rock.

Friday night sunlights


Friday night sunlights
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

On my way to Anne¹s happy hour on Friday, walked along the boardwalk. There

were some guys playing a version of volleyball involving a low net and a

soccer ball. Rules were hazy, but bicycle kicks rock.

Pink Nasty - "Don't ever change [ft. Bonnie Prince Billy]"

In which you can hear the ennui and fedupness of a relationship in indie rock limbo. (Please baby, won't you shut the fuck up).

DOWNLOAD "Pink Nasty
“Don't Ever Change [ft. Bonnie Prince Billy]”


Bonus track: My favorite Bonnie Prince Billy track, "A Minor Place". Spare piano, hushed voice and I've no idea what it means but I love it. You should, too.

DOWNLOAD: Bonnie Prince Billy "A Minor Place"

Friday night sunlights


Friday night sunlights
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

On my way to Anne¹s happy hour on Friday, walked along the boardwalk. There

were some guys playing a version of volleyball involving a low net and a

soccer ball. Rules were hazy, but bicycle kicks rock.

Bizarre English lesson for Japanese tourists

Words can't adequately describe this clip.

Friday, October 20, 2006

Getty at night


Getty at night
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Radcliffe and I went to an emoto event at the Getty museum last night.



As Mark observed on a gorgeous 65 degree October night, this is the kinda

thing that only really happens in LA.



Kudos to Lindsay for the invite.



All photos stolen from Flickr.

Getty at night


Getty at night
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Radcliffe and I went to an emoto event at the Getty museum last night.



As Mark observed on a gorgeous 65 degree October night, this is the kinda

thing that only really happens in LA.



Kudos to Lindsay for the invite.



All photos stolen from Flickr.

Getty at night


Getty at night
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Radcliffe and I went to an emoto event at the Getty museum last night.



As Mark observed on a gorgeous 65 degree October night, this is the kinda

thing that only really happens in LA.



Kudos to Lindsay for the invite.



All photos stolen from Flickr.

Getty at night


Getty at night
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Radcliffe and I went to an emoto event at the Getty museum last night.



As Mark observed on a gorgeous 65 degree October night, this is the kinda

thing that only really happens in LA.



Kudos to Lindsay for the invite.



All photos stolen from Flickr.

Lamé Legging - - American Apparel Online Store

The Golden God's about to get a lot more golden.

Lam?Legging - - American Apparel Online Store

Lamé Legging

A flash from the past, these sexy leggings are easily dressed up for a night on the town.

Scientists create cloak of invisibility - Yahoo! News

Sweet.

Now where's my fuckin' flying car?

Scientists create cloak of invisibility - Yahoo! News: "In this first successful experiment, researchers from the United States and England were able to cloak a copper cylinder.

It's like a mirage, where heat causes the bending of light rays and cloaks the road ahead behind an image of the sky.

'We have built an artificial mirage that can hide something from would-be observers in any direction,' said cloak designer David Schurig, a research associate in Duke University's electrical and computer engineering department."

Thursday, October 19, 2006

my ad on my space

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=76375044

somebody on myspace has posted my wells fargo spot along with:
the Pacers/Pistons brawl
the Positive K video for ‘I got a man’
Cedric the Entertainer dancing

more validation than a Rosey, less than a Raddie.

Fried Coke a big hit at US state fairs - Yahoo! News

Not as exciting or as illicit as I first hoped, but still sounds cool, in a further-inflaming-the-obesity-pandemic kinda way. Fried Coke a big hit at US state fairs - Yahoo! News: "Fried Coke a big hit at US state fairs"

CHICAGO (AFP) - Fried Coke has become the latest artery-clogging hit at US state fairs, local media reports.
ADVERTISEMENT

The gooey Coke-battered nuggets topped with cola syrup won the "most creative" title at the Texas state fair in Dallas last month. Since then, the deep-fried phenomenon has spread to North Carolina and Arizona.

"We've been getting calls from everywhere since we introduced it," Elizabeth Martin, a spokeswoman for the North Carolina fair, told the Dallas Morning News. "Everyone wants to know where they can get it

Wednesday, October 18, 2006

ASCAP busts Imbibe

Urban Wineworks, Radcliffe next on ASCAP's lawsuits of restaurants having musicians play cover versions.

OregonLive.com : Everything Oregon: " Restaurant owner says songs may cost him his business

Posted by The Oregonian Newsroom October 9, 2006 10:42
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A performance of the Jimi Hendrix classic, 'The Wind Cries Mary,' may cost Michael Dorr his restaurant.

Dorr, the 37-year-old owner of Imbibe on Southeast Hawthorne Boulevard, has been slapped with a federal lawsuit by companies that own the rights to a trio of popular classics that were performed at Dorr's restaurant in 2005.

The songs at the center of the suit?

Other than the Hendrix song, the music companies say Stevie Wonder's 'That Girl,' and a 1971 tune, 'Slippin' into Darkness.'

Dorr says a rep from the American Society of Composers, Authors and Publishers paid an unannounced visit to his restaurant one night and heard covers of the songs performed by local band 'Black Notes.'

Because his place features local musicians and covers are rare, he didn't think he had to pay the musicians and publishers group an estimated $2,000 to cover performances of copyrighted tunes.

But the owners of the songs, including Wonder and Hendrix's estate, say he does.

Now they're suing Dorr for copyright infringement - and they're seeking payment of between $750 and $30,000 for each song, along with attorney fees.

'It's basically going to bankrupt me and put me out of business,' Dorr said this morning. 'I can't afford the lawyer and the fees. It's going to close me down.'

The married father of two, who opened Imbibe a couple of years ago, said bands typically start playing after 10. But after Friday, the restaurant will do without live music because of the lawsuit.

'It's a total bummer,' he said. 'It's scary for me and my family. The restaurant business is hard and on top of other things, business is slow. This is the icing on the cake."

Tuesday, October 17, 2006

Major Drug Bust - BREAK.com

Worth watching, but you've got to pay attention to the background.

Major Drug Bust - BREAK.com: "Major Drug Bust

10/17/2006 - A major drug bust in Minnesota turns up some interesting evidence and Maplewood's Eyewitness news is on the scene. These drug dealers are going to be the toast of prison."

Monday, October 16, 2006

Road House: The Fightsical

Road House: "Publicity Outfitters and Tanya Bershadsky

in association with

Andrea Ciannavei, Gabriel Evans, Paul Smithyman and Michael Voyer

present

ROAD HOUSE

www.roadhousetheplay.com

Just when you thought theater in New York had squeezed every ounce of camp out of every premise of every tale that originated in another genre in the big bad world of entertainment, and just when you thought that the mullet had finally faded into the ancient annals of hairstyles past, comes the off-Broadway production of ROAD HOUSE: The Stage Version Of The Cinema Classic That Starred Patrick Swayze, Except This One Stars Taimak From The 80’s Cult Classic 'The Last Dragon' Wearing A Blonde Mullet Wig. If the extensive title does not tell it all, the press release appropriately sums up this adaptive play as a 'Fightsical.' Taimak Guarriello, Rachael Roberts

Transferred to the Barrow Street Theatre after the successful off-off-Broadway run at La Tea, ROAD HOUSE continues to draw fans of the 1989 film version. Perhaps starved for a furtherance of the B-movie tale about a loner bouncer set to clean up a bad ass bar, or perhaps just folks looking for a mindless night out, the audience finds something in this derivative fist fest that defies critical analysis."

Miami Hurricanes vs. FlU fight, Ironic Addendum edition

Join-a-Team, Not-a-Gang Program

The Miami-Dade Police Department and the University of Miami join forces.

Oct. 14, 2006

Photo Gallery

The Miami Dade Police Department kicked off their annual "Join-a-Team, Not-a-Gang program on Tuesday, October 10th. This program is a cooperative effort, which includes Miami Dade Public Schools, the University of Miami Athletic Department, and Florida Power & Light Company.

The program gives out a "Most Improved Student Award". Each hard working student will get a chance to visit a University of Miami football practice, a tour of athletic facilities, and a chance to meet the University of Miami football coaches and student-athletes.

Students are selected by their school and selection is based on improvement in academics, behavior, and attendance. The visits take place once a week and continue through football season. Winners and a D.A.R.E. officer from each school will be visiting the school once a week throughout the football season.

This Saturday, the Miami Dade Police Department will bring about 700 children to the Miami vs. FIU football game as part of the program.

Friday, October 13, 2006

The Energy Mandate - New York Times

Been keeping my head in the sand as to the coming midterms, so as not to be disappointed if the Dems fuck it all up again.

Energy independence matters to me. I hope it matters to you.

Glad to hear my favorite Cajun taking it seriously, and finding the country is taking it seriously too.

The Energy Mandate - New York Times: "The Energy Mandate

By THOMAS L. FRIEDMAN
Published: October 13, 2006

James Carville, the legendary Clinton campaign adviser who coined the slogan, “It’s the economy, stupid,” knows a gut issue when he sees one. So when Mr. Carville contacted me the other day to tell me about the newest gut issue his polling was turning up for candidates in the 2006 elections, I was all ears.

“Energy independence,” he said. “It’s now the No. 1 national security issue. ... It’s become kind of a joke with us, because no matter how we ask the question, that’s what comes up.”

So, for instance, the Democracy Corps, a Democratic strategy group spearheaded by Mr. Carville and the former Clinton pollster Stan Greenberg, asked the following question in an Aug. 27 survey of likely voters: “Which of the following would you say should be the two most important national security priorities for the administration and Congress over the next few years?”

Coming in No. 1, with 42 percent, was “reducing dependence on foreign oil.” Coming in a distant second at 26 percent was “combating terrorism.” Coming in third at 25 percent was “the war in Iraq,” and tied at 21 percent were “securing our ports, nuclear plants and chemical factories” and “addressing dangerous countries like Iran and North Korea.” “Strengthening America’s military” drew 12 percent. Mr. Carville also noted that because their polls are of “likely voters,” they have a slight Republican bias — i.e., they aren’t just polling a bunch of liberal greens.

"

LA Decompression on Saturday

LA Decompression: "
LA Decompression

Saturday, October 14, 2006

Decompression brings the thrill of Burning Man to the streets of Los Angeles by reuniting dusty veterans with curious newcomers. The event features theme camps, art cars, fire sculpture, art installations, paintings and photographic exhibits; as well as 7 stages presenting: visual performers, spoken word poetry, fire troupes, live bands, DJs, performance art, aerialists, and VJs."

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Andy Dick Gap Ad

A parody of the Audrey Hepburn Gap Ad. Funny, if you've seen the original, and if you can stand Andy Dick. (check and check, here.)

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

How does North Korea make its announcements? By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine

My fallback if there's a recession is to get a job in North Korea.

How does North Korea make its announcements? By Daniel Engber - Slate Magazine: "Kim Jong-il Says the Darnedest ThingsThe extra-large propaganda machine of the DPRK.
By Daniel Engber
Posted Monday, Oct. 9, 2006, at 6:13 PM ET

North Korea's state-run news service announced the successful detonation of a nuclear weapon on Sunday. 'The nuclear test was conducted with indigenous wisdom and technology 100 percent,' said the Korean Central News Agency. Last week, the KCNA delivered another oddly worded statement, criticizing Japan for its 'extra-large crimes of human rights abuses.' Where'd they get that quirky diction?"

Monday, October 09, 2006

Tim Tebow takes on the LSU Tigers

Go Gators!!!

Best movie songs, best music moments in film, best songs in a movie, best movie soundtrack

Fun debate...

Best movie songs, best music moments in film, best songs in a movie, best movie soundtrack: "Movie Tunes: The Top 40 music moments in film history

10/06/2006

ALSO: What are your favorite music-in-movie moments? Post your thoughts at Premium Hollywood and Eat Sleep Drink Music.

There’s nothing better for someone who’s a fan of both music and movies to sit down in a theater, watch a film, and find yourself in awe of how the director has utilized a pop song to set a scene or convey a mood. It’s easy to know that you need a romantic song for a romantic moment, but finding the right song…? That’s the hard bit, and it gets even harder as you have to provide the proper sonic backdrop for just about every key moment in the film. Bullz-Eye polled all of our movie and music writers (and then some) to get their favorite uses of pop songs in movies.

The only real criteria we set was this: The song couldn’t have been written specifically for the film or have made its debut on the film’s soundtrack. This was pretty rough on us at first, because it meant we had to say so long to Simple Minds’ “Don’t You (Forget About Me)” (“The Breakfast Club”), bid bye-bye to O.M.D.’s “If You Leave” (“Pretty in Pink”), and offer a fond farewell to Kate Bush’s “This Woman’s Work” (“She’s Having a Baby”).

Fortunately, we had a lot of great songs – and movie moments – waiting in the wings. But be advised: our descriptions contain spoilers galore."

Sunday, October 08, 2006

Dowd hacks White House IM

Saturday, October 07, 2006
Death by Instant Message - New York Times

Funny, not so funny stuff.

Maureen Dowd hacks into the White House IM chat room and 'listens' in.

OMG LOL!

Death by Instant Message - New York Times: "DarthV: brb ...i’ve got kissinger on teh phone. Can u believe hes never heard of IM?

Rumstud74: hope the nsa’s not snoopin on that conversation

Decider: but I thought we only listened in on terrorists

Rumstud74: don’t ask, don’t tell, kid

DarthV: you’re a scream, rummy

Rumstud74: denny and I both wrestlers ... you think he’d know how to handle some man-on-man grappling w/o all this Henny Penny nonsense. lay the smackdown on nancy pelosi and pin the puny press on the mat

DarthV: you’ve still got the muscles and the moves, Big Guy

Rumstud74: OMG, dick, we gotta shut up Warner on getting outta Iraq and shut up Frist about getting in bed w/the Taliban ... and we gotta yank those pesky videos of snipers shooting at American soldiers off YouTube ...let’s fire up the old censorship machine

DarthV: that’s hot ... censorship is hot ... torture is waaay hot

Friday, October 06, 2006

Waterfall (Oakenfeld remix)

Not much done to the original (off The Stone Roses, 1989) other than beef up the dancey 'vibe' without taking away the 'guitars'.

It makes me think of going on an adventure in the tropical rainforest, and then our raft takes a turn in the river and we're back into semi-civilization, Brazilian girls and beer and music and dancing like mad until the dawn.

Your results may vary.

DOWNLOAD - The Stone Roses 'Waterfall (Oakenfeld remix)'

Battle of the album covers

Wow.

go watch this immediately.

Motionographer | Motion graphics, design, animation, filmaking, vfx and bombastic banter? Blog Archive ? Ugly Pictures Man vs. Magnet: "This is the funniest bit of mograph work I’ve seen in a while. Maybe ever. Directed by Ugly Pictures and animated by man vs. magnet (both with Curious Pictures), this spot takes you on a hilarious, ultra-violent, semi-pornographic tour through just about every famous album cover known to man.

battle.jpg

My favorite bit, I think, is the Velvet Underground/Pink Floyd prism sequence. So damned clever.

The spot was created for Fluid Battle of the AdBands in NYC.

posted by justin"

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Now playing at your bar mitzvah

I never had a bar mitzvah.

Let's say I threw one now, and Uncle Morty gave me a $100k for the entertainment and demanded receipts (ie no hookers'n'blow).

We, the professional planners (do they have unions for that?) and I would then consult this handy Clear Channel list to see how far our money would go.

Thinking of acts that wouldn't get my nana's panties either in a) a bunch or (wait for it) b) sopping wet, I think my line-up goes like this:

G-Love: 30k (decent act, good multi-generational party vibe)
Sarah Silverman: 35k (she's tribe, in case you forgot. expect a discount. wait, nevermind. contradiction in stereotypes)
Torn about the rest.

Feel free to leave your line-up in the comments section. Not that anyone does that here. Why the apathy, playas? Tell me what I could change about me to make you like me more. (Editor hands me copy of Your Audience Is Just Not That Into You and Your Blog (simon & schuster 2006)).

Sigh. Off to fantasize about my bar mitzvah.

TEAPARTY CONCERTS : ELECTRIC FACTORY : CLEAR CHANNEL COLLEGE ENTERTAINMENT

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Taxi - What does a Yellow Light mean?

Herman Dune 'I Wish That I Could See You Soon'

Blogger or YouTube isn't doing shit right now. Too bad. This is da cute bomb.

Venice in the morning, series 34


Venice in the morning, series 34
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

In our continuing series of my 483 step commute photography:



1. Conjugation

2. Venice Streets random haberdashery

3. Trying to be arty and comment on society and progress and

industrialization and not doing it too well.

Venice in the morning, series 34


Venice in the morning, series 34
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

In our continuing series of my 483 step commute photography:



1. Conjugation

2. Venice Streets random haberdashery

3. Trying to be arty and comment on society and progress and

industrialization and not doing it too well.

Venice in the morning, series 34


Venice in the morning, series 34
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

In our continuing series of my 483 step commute photography:



1. Conjugation

2. Venice Streets random haberdashery

3. Trying to be arty and comment on society and progress and

industrialization and not doing it too well.

Tuesday, October 03, 2006

art show


art show
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

art show



From Marcus (his pictures, his faux quotes):



"Why yes, I took this at Burning Man. Notice if you

will, the subtleties in lighting, composition... wait

a sec, did I just hear the bartender say 'last call'?"



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hot Chicks with Douchebags Haiku

You really need to jump the link to see the picture to get a sense of this.

(Side note: based on our reader survey poll, we're trying to add more ADD-type randomness to the posts here on AgainAgain. Expect more, and less, nonsense in the weeks ahead.)

Hot Chicks with Douchebags: "Winning HCwD Haiku: D Lee Hakumasa

There were a bunch of solid entries in the haiku contest, but I gotta go with the straight and to-the-point ethos of D Lee Haikumasa's simple, yet oh so emotionally touching, entry:

oh lovely lady
why choose a douchebag boyfriend?
my penis sheds tears

-- D Lee Haikumasa

And honorable mention to Jem for engaging the always popular sapphic angle:

I may be a girl
But I would still smash this guy
Then lick her on her...

The wrongness of the unholy communion between a sexy lithe gazelle like this hot shiny gold belted hottie and this uber-douche can sometimes be better expressed through ancient Japanese arts.

Like Haiku. Or perhaps hari-kari."

Donations near $50,000 for McElrathbays

Clemson freshman football player Ray Ray McElrathbey obtained custody of his 11-year-old brother Fahmarr this summer to keep him away from a drug-addled mother.

However, arcane NCAA rules prevented him from being able to accept help from coaches and alumni in the care for his brother, including gifts, child care or even rides.

from September 5th: "While many in the athletic department have asked to help the McElrathbeys, Clemson must be careful the help is not seen as extra benefits in violation of NCAA rules. Clemson and the ACC have worked on a waiver request to the NCAA, athletic spokesman Tim Bourret said.

(Coach) Koenning doesn't understand why his wife or other members of Clemson's coaching family can't assist with a trip to the grocery store or school. "I can take two boxes of toys out of my basement and give them to Goodwill, but I can't give them to Ray Ray?"

However, in a rare example of humanity, the NCAA did eventually grant a waiver so that a fund could be set up to help both brothers, and so that the coaches and their wives could help care for Fahmarr.

Chicken soup for the football soul in 5,4,3,2, 1...

The State | 10/03/2006 | Donations near $50,000 for McElrathbays: "CLEMSON — Almost $50,000 has been raised in two weeks to help redshirt freshman Ray Ray McElrathbey raise his 11-year-old brother, Fahmarr.

Bill Harley, senior vice president of First Citizens Bank in Clemson, said the trust fund established to assist McElrathbey has drawn contributions from around the world.

Nearly 400 checks have been contributed, with donations coming from a diverse group of sources including an unspecified NBA player who went to an ACC school but has no Clemson ties; a U.S. soldier stationed in Germany, also without Clemson ties; the manager of the rock group REM; and a young girl who stapled her weekly $1 allowance to her parents’ check.

“I don’t think anybody had any reference for what people were going to do,” Harley said.

Chris Olson, an attorney in Clemson, has stored contributions in an escrow account until paperwork setting up the trust fund’s dispersal details are finalized, which could happen as early as this week.

The account totals $48,619."

Monday, October 02, 2006

Gallery


Gallery
Originally uploaded by ideateller.

Here¹s my work up at the Fabric art show.

Sunday, October 01, 2006

Gator Football News @ Gatorzone.com

Hard to believe that this will mark the halfway point of the regular college football season. Time keeps on slippin'...

For those of you who give a damn about football, the article goes on to show that UF is the #1 school for GameDay to visit.

Gator Football News @ Gatorzone.com: "Gainesville, FL

ESPN announced on Sunday that its College GameDay show will emanate from Ben Hill Griffin Stadium this weekend, the site of the Florida-LSU game in The Swamp. The fifth-ranked Gators (5-0/3-0 SEC) and the ninth-ranked Tigers (4-1/1-1 SEC) will meet at 3:30 p.m. on CBS Sports.



Florida will be making its 22nd appearance on GameDay, a figure that leads the nation. The Gators are 13-8 (.619) when they are featured in the on-site game and will be making their first appearance on the program since Oct. 29, 2005, a 14-10 victory over Georgia in Jacksonville. This will be the program's first appearance in Gainesville since Nov. 29, 2003, for the annual matchup against Florida State."

Free Hugs: The Virus of Connection | Personal Democracy Forum

Well thought out blog posting, connecting the "Free Hugs" campaign to, well, political campaigning.

(HT: anonymous commenter. Someone with a jouranlist colleague. Orange?)

One final thought. Who would be the *most* awkward politician to try and pull this stunt. Besides, The Veep of Darkness. Santorum? Allen? ('Come and give me some sugar, ya little macaca, you.')

Free Hugs: The Virus of Connection | Personal Democracy Forum: "Free Hugs' also hits our consciousness at a time when we are being carpet-bombed daily with messages of fear and disconnection. That guy in the shopping mall with a backpack? He might be a terrorist. Report suspicious activity, the signs say everywhere (at least in New York, where I live). Surrender your personal items before boarding a plane. A full-body pat-down by the TSA doesn't do much for my emotional state. I'm not much of a Jungian analyst, but the human need for connection doesn't go away, even in times like these.

Now, when you think of politics today, does any of it inspire you to be hopeful? Right now, the messages I'm absorbing are either about fear (and the need to trust the President to protect us) or about anger (and the need to stop the President from making things even worse. As a woman who was at the Demos talk I did yesterday with Allison Fine noted, we're mostly seeing activists using the new technology to shout even more loudly at each other, rather than figure out how to bridge differences and solve problems. None of the 2008 contenders are doing much to convey hope about the future.

Which is why I think it would be really smart for some politician to embrace the 'Free Hugs' campaign right now. C'mon, John and Elizabeth, go stand in a shopping mall in North Carolina with a 'Free Hugs' and get a volunteer to tape you! How about it Hillary? Mark? Do they dare? If you're really for 'One America' that goes 'Forward Together,' why not?"