26 December, 2008

New Tablet

Hey, just got a tablet today and this here is the first piece of artwork I have produced. Enjoy. It was inspired by a small drawing by Angus Oblong.

18 December, 2008

I do not have high hopes.

Just read an article about a Cowboy Bebop live action movie. Apparently featuring Keanu Reeves. I have nothing against Reeves, but the only character I can see him playing is Spike. And I think that is an absolutely horrible choice. I mean ridiculously terrible. LIKE THE HOLOCAUST OF CASTING CHOICES!!! But I could be wrong.

10 December, 2008

Hey Everybody!

Here are some questions:

Why does DC comics hire the most awful artists they can find?

Why are women so fucking crazy?

Why can't Mike Jones get laid?

I don't know the answer to these questions. DO YOU?!?!

12 November, 2008

Directors, Pt. 1

I'm incredibly bored, so I've decided to do a series of small blogs about directors that I enjoy. In honor of the release of Hellboy 2: The Golden Army today, I figured I'd start with
Guillermo Del Toro, one of my favorites.

While not that well known until Pan's Labyrinth, he's been directing for a long while now. He started out in Mexican TV in the 80's, and the first time I heard his name was in the early 90's connected to the film Mimic, but Blade II was the first time I experienced his directing. Now, the movie wasn't the greatest. But. It did have a really cool atmosphere and was, I think, technically impressive.......and it did have Ron Perlman (always a plus). I watched the behind the scenes stuff on the dvd and I really dug Del Toro's style, imagination, and love of film.

A few months later I heard about the Hellboy movie and thought, "What moron will destroy this movie for me....Michael Bay?......Uwe Boll?" When I heard it was Del Toro I was excited to say the least. Time went by, movie came out, and I loved it. It wasn't an exact reproduction of the comics, which upset some of the fanboys, but it wasn't so different as to NOT be Hellboy. I think I enjoyed the film so much because I could see Del Toro's love for the source material and it echoed my own. At this point I began to search out anything he had done.

Except Mimic. I'm sure it's good, but it never appealed to me.

Del Toro is one those directors who is better labeled as a storyteller. His directing is very stylised but not at the cost of telling the story. He brings so much atmosphere to his films, so much attention to detail, and so much imagination that every time I watch one of his films I want make a film, or write a script, or whatever. The utter joy with which he creates is infectious.

He and some other directors of his generation, to me, seem like the classic directors who were great storytellers, Hitchcock, Kurosawa, Welles, etc. As opposed to a lot of the other directors out there in Hollywood pumping out turd after turd right into our eyes.*

Okay, so I've gone on long enough. If you like Del Toro, I suggest you buy everything in his filmography. And pick me up a copy of Cronos.

*a special thanks to Lord Spathington for "turds in the eyes"

08 November, 2008

Fanboy Focus

This is a fancy little series for all us nerds. We know who we are.

27 October, 2008

New and Improved Eckert's!

Just wanted to let everyone know about how cool Eckert's is now!
It's awesome! They have nachos.......

They have funnel cakes and Coca-Cola........

And blow....!!!!

I love blow, man........I mean, I get SO JAZZED........I.....ack!........rrrrgh........hurk!........

I will be unable to continue this blog for personal reasons. Thank you for your understanding.

13 October, 2008

Who needs karate lessons when you have the internet?

I implore you all.......for your own safety.......visit this website:


If you've been wanting to deliver a beatdown to someone like Batman, or to anything like an apple throwing tree from the Wizard of Oz.....you need to visit this site. It. Just. Might. Save. Your. Life.

Thanks to Chris Hardwick's blog "The Nerdist" which you can link to directly from mine.

Now.....GO! Beat something up!

09 October, 2008


Check out this link about a new Presidential candidate. Unknown Presidential Candidate. I think this guy could really change things.........

05 October, 2008

The Joker is real.

I don't know if anyone heard about the bank robbery that happened earlier this month in Monroe, WA, but it sounds like it's straight out of a Batman story.

Apparently, this genius of a criminal recruited decoys via Craigslist with the promise of a job. As long as those seeking a job arrived at the Bank of America at 11 am dressed in a yellow vest, safety goggles, respirator mask and if possible a blue shirt. About a dozen people showed up in the required attire thinking they had been stood up, until a man dressed the same way walked up, pepper sprayed an armored car guard, grab some bags of cash and ran off.

To his getaway vehicle.

A yellow inner tube on a creek that lead to the Skyomish river.

He is still at large, and I have to say I do NOT condone bank robbery. But this guy deserves that money because he is a fuckin' criminal genius.

The Joker lives!

29 September, 2008

Choke. A two parter!

So. Last Thursday, I was invited to a sneak preview of the new film "Choke" based on the novel by Chuck Palahniuk, by my pal Lord Spathington. I don't know how many of you out there have read this book, so here are some random words and phrases to give you an idea of what it contains: anal beads, messiah, foreskin, "the circuit", sex addicts, colonial America, rocks, strippers, skin cancer, sex, Jesus Christ, death, dementia, sex, aaaannd sex. Now you know. Anyway, the film is a decent representation of the book. Of course, some scenes from the book are omitted, some are reconstructed, and some are right on the money.

Sam Rockwell plays main character, Victor Mancini, and as always provides an excellent performance. I haven't seen Rockwell turn in a bad performance yet. Not even in the fairly terrible "Charlie's Angels" film. He comes off as likable and mildly despicable all at the same time. Impressive to say the least. The film is good on a technical standpoint as well. Nothing fancy here. Just solid cinematography, a good adaptation of the source material, and competent directing.

To finish, if you enjoy black comedies, Chuck Palahniuk, Sam Rockwell, or just an entertaining film.......see "Choke". Oh, if you haven't read the book. Do so. Immediately. You will not regret it.

Part Two.

Okay, part two here has nothing to do with the film or book. Just what some of you may do when I review my meal from this past Saturday night. This past Day of Satyr I had my first taste of haggis. Haggis is a Scottish dish made from what they call "sheep's pluck". Specifically, the sheep's heart, liver, and lungs ground and mixed with oatmeal, spices, suet, and boiled in the sheep's stomach. I know. This sounds REALLY awful. It wasn't.

I had my plate of haggis at The Scottish Arms in the Central West End. My entree came with: haggis (of course), neeps (turnips), and tatties (mashed potatoes). The haggis itself looks a lot like ground beef. It tastes similar also, but it has a very mineral, earthy flavor, slightly salted. Enjoyable so far. Now. When you mix a forkful of haggis with a dollop of tatties? Damn. Tastiest. Shepherd's. Pie. Ever. I cannot recommend this meal enough. Haggis is awesome. Try it.

22 September, 2008

Flagrant Abuse of Governmental Power

This is the kind of thing that really pisses me off. The government interfering in the business of a small, private business providing a much needed service. We all need to come to the defense of small businesses such as this one. FIGHT THE POWER!!!

19 September, 2008

Zachariah & the Lobos Riders

I have enjoyed Zach Selwyn's antics on G4 for as long as he's been on the network. Now I bring to you his outlaw-country hip-hop band, and this song C.I.L.F. (Cartoons I'd Like to Fuck). Fantabulous. Enjoy.

17 September, 2008

Hot Chicks on Wheels.

I have, in the past months, discovered the joys of ARRG. That is the Arch Rival Roller Girls. It's a night of hot girls, in roller skates, knocking the crap out of each other, while I drink beer and cheer them on safely (sort of) from the sidelines. Honestly, it's a fucking great way to spend a Saturday night. Go to the next bout, coming up in Oct. and you will discover the joy........and hot chicks.

16 September, 2008

El Presidente

November can't come fast enough. I'm already tired of all the ridiculous attack ads and rhetoric. If they would just come out say stuff like, " Obama is a douchebag. I'm John McCain, and I approved this ad.", or "Fuck you John McCain. I'm Barack Obama, and I approved this ad." I would be a lot more likely to vote for one of them. As well as be far more entertained.

11 September, 2008

GIna Gershon is hot AND funny.

See more Gina Gershon videos at Funny or Die

As much as I hate the lead up to the elections, with all the bickering, pandering and mudslinging. At least we get Gina Gershon in a bikini this year. Thanks to Sarah Palin. Thanks Sarah!

I done drawed this!

Ever have one of those times where you're just all blocked up? Creatively, I mean. Well, this came out of one of those times. Jeff, K-10, Kim and myself were all making t-shirts and other sundry creative type shit, and I just couldn't think of anything interesting..... So Jeff suggested a whale driving a car.....So here you have it. A Whale driving a car. Enjoy.

09 September, 2008

When will someone stop this.

So, my girlfriend DVR'd the VMA's on MTV last night. When will someone step in and put a stop to this epic travesty? It was....how do I put this........craptacular perhaps? Yes. It was craptacular. The only thing good was the host, U.K. comic Russell Brand, whom everyone hated because he tore into the incredibly lame Jonas Bros. and just about anyone else. He also drew the ire of legions of Twilight fans (you know who you are) for cutting off Robert Pattinson, star of the upcoming film. Beware Russell Brand, watch out behind you for chubby girls dressed in black with pointy teeth. Sorry. Back to the matter at hand. Who will stop MTV? I don't just mean the VMA's, I mean the whole shebang. Somebody needs to step up and old yeller MTV's ass.

08 September, 2008

As I promised here is a link to the Domo shorts. Not on YouTube though, at the official DomoNation page! Snazzy.

06 September, 2008

It begins.......

Here is my magnificent first post. If you don't know who this is, this is Domo-kun. Domo-kun is the mascot for Japan's NHK TV. The U.S. is now finally discovering Domo, and that is awesomelicious. Go to your local Target store and gaze in wonderment at all the Domo halloween decorations. I will post some links to the Domo shorts on youtube at some point.

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