Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Sleepless in Seattle remix

Funny, funny, funny...

Monday, January 30, 2006

Breakin the Law, Breakin the Law

Wow. Just got an e-mail from a way-old pal of mine, Jason King.

For those who don't know, I used to do installation/performance art back in the day. Me and Big Daddy J, as I'm fond of calling him, were major collaborators. And we made a pretty kick-butt team, if I may say so myself.

Turns out, homeboy's been doin' some f*ed up, nightmarish-ass Photoshoppery over on his Flickr site (the above image is from his Neverland, Amerika collection, which is definitely worth a look-see).

From his description of why he's making these images:

"I live (temporarily) on a little patch of used to be farmland with a big barn, a farmhouse, and some outbuildings. I have a camera. I got a couple of masks that I adore. I am alone, except for my wife and cat. Put it all together and my mind started churning out this whole little imaginary world."

I am humbled by these images, which give me this strange twisting apocalyptic feeling all throughout my viscera, and am reminded that even though my below demo reel is all flashy-and-slick-and-savvy and stuff, I haven't really been making any ART in the 2 years since I graduated Art School...

...and that kinda sucks.

Friday, January 27, 2006

Addicted to DevilDucky

I'm not sure if I'd let my kids do something like this, but I guess I've got a few more years to decide.

Also, be sure to check out the 1-2-3-4-5-6-7-8-9-10-11-12 song/video here. Classic, classic stuff.

Gut Shabbos!

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Do Not Call This Number

Interesting idea at this site...

It would be much more interesting if they introduced a daily question, like "Where was your first kiss?" or "What's the most embarrassing thing that ever happened to you?" or stuff like that.

(Link from i-am-bored.)

Monday, January 23, 2006

What I Do For a Living

Thought you might be interested in this rough cut of a Demo Reel I'm scrapin' together...

Not too shabby, eh?

(P.S. Speaking of "rough cuts," if you're somehow involved in the post-production/editorial industry, you will love this...)

Sunday, January 22, 2006

Scream If You Want It

As if the art of laying bare the truth and interviewing famous Sci-Fi/Fantasy icons wasn't enough, Hank Magitz (an old drinking buddy, bodyguard and infrequent contributor to the Pig of Death) has now got his very own megasite called Scream If You Want It, in which he not only interviews more famous horror/fantasy authors like Neil Gaiman while (almost simultaneously) ripping geriatric Limey freaks like Rod Stewart a new one, but in which he also takes an important moment or two to discuss the various and many-splendored virtues of such important and influential world political leaders as Elisha Cuthbert, Angelina Jolie and Jessica Alba (and not, I repeat, not, in a manner that would give all 2 of our tzniyusly-minded readers any warm fuzzies -- please, be warned, whoever you are).

He's also got Havdalah, a quintessential beacon of journalistic objectivity with which he is disseminating awareness, knowledge, truth, sex, drugs AND a promotional plug for his pal Clifford Meth's new book, Meth O.D., which promises to follow in Magitz's well-worn footsteps and kick some hardcore butt. Meth's previous short-story collection (which got me involved in this whole sticky Magitz situation to begin with), namely god's 15 minutes, is (to me) on par with:

1) Torat Moshe me'Sinai,

2) The Bagavhad Gita (not that I've ever read it, but I've heard it rules)

3) The grilled BBQ pastrami sandwich at Wolf and Lamb.

Both of these fine offerings are available through Aardwolf Publishing, though Meth O.D. won't be available until March. I'm ordering my copy today, and you can't borrow it when I'm done with it, so there.

In other news, DevilDucky freaking rules. You've got to check out their full clip of Bill Shatner ripping on Trekkers, as well as Triumph the Insult Comic dog ripping on the Star Wars geeks.

(Oh, and Hank -- don't forget Scarlett Johannson getting felt up on national television (thanks to Jewschool for this).)

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

Flickr Pro or No?

Aight. So lots of old photos are now up on my Flickr account.

Now I'm debating...

This could be a nice, ad-free, blog-friendly alternative to using Kodak Gallery... conceivably, I could put my entire life's worth of photos on here, which, though a massive undertaking, would be kinda cool...

Think it's worth the $24.95/year to get a Pro Flickr account and get 2GB monthly upload and unlimited photosets (i.e. MUCH better organizational capabilities)?

Opinions, anyone?

Friday, January 06, 2006

Awesome Street Art in Chelsea

Saw this on 17th Street between 5th and 6th.

For those who don't know, the gaming console that is substituting for these kids' regular playthings is drawn to resemble a Portable Sony Playstation (or PSP).

I love their bugged-out little eyes...

UPDATE 1/8/06: Check out this Flickr set by a guy called Habit Forming -- evidently, these aren't just on 17th street...

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Box of Old Stuff from High School

Check out the DeathPig above -- age 16 or 17, on a ferris wheel, daydreaming about a pretty girl with curly blonde hair. Pretty nice dark Jew curls, eh?

Notice that this photo was taken with... real film? OMG, it must be from the early 90's -- only a total loser would use "real" film these days!

Just got a box of old stuff from high school/middle school shipped to me from home. It's got some truly classic old stuff, most of which is comprised of in-jokes and gross/racist humor, but hey -- that's childhood for ya, right?

I'll be making a Flickr album of the best stuff soon, so stay tuned, for all those who are interested...

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

The Village's Best Kept Secret...

Saw my old pal Josh Young last night in the East Village at Arlene's Grocery, where, on Monday nights at 10PM, a live rock band accompanies anyone who has the balls to get up and do karaoke to this list of songs. However, this was Tuesday night, and the only person with the balls to get onstage was Josh himself, who was scheduled to perform anyway.

He rocked the house. Josh, if you're reading this, you rocked the house. Shoulda done some Michael McDonald, though. I'm tellin' ya... screw that Van Morrison crap, buddy; Michael's where it's at.

Problem with Josh? No one knows how talented the boy is. Boy is mad talented, yo. And, he was a yeshiva homey. That's right, gingy-boy pop star Josh Young went to yeshiva in Israel for a little while. And he's been in Michael McDonald's hiz-ouse! I'll bet none of you can say that, now, can ya?

Josh -- put a link to sell your CD on your website, dude. And then send me a free promotional copy.