These are the United Steaks of America.
I’ve always thought dog shows are wrong on so many levels and speak far more about the absurdity of the owners of these animals than the pets themselves. I suppose this is precisely what made Christopher Guest’s comedic faux-documentary, Best in Show so damn funny. So that said, I wonder what it says about the owners of these poodles that they’d rather groom them into something other than a dog. Frankly, this sort of thing really doesn’t bode well for the human species.
President Obama gave a direct order to General Odierno to shave Stephen Colbert’s head. Personality and a sense of humor sure do go a long way when in the role of Commander in Chief. In other Obama news, apparently the President has decided to scale back his agenda for the US after a visit to a Denny’s restaurant.
This very well might be one of my very favorite music videos in ages despite the fact that there is no music.
Here is the Vendor Client Relationship in a nutshell.
The decline of civilization expressed through a simple question.
Need to know the fucking weather?
This clever low-budget promo for the release of the new Punch-Out game on Wii takes me back to childhood.
There are so many this-or-that ways to categorize human beings: tall or short, quiet or loud, upbeat or down trodden etc. There are the more judgmental categories as best illustrated in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a good egg or a bad egg. There are the folks who use the world as their private office to divulge personal issues on their cell phone. Some people will always be courteous and hold open doors for strangers and there are those who just don’t do that. On the subway yesterday, I noticed a woman who fell into one of my very favorite categories. There are those who will ride on the train during rush hour and plaster on their face with make-up and those who are horrified at the very thought of transforming a subway into one’s bathroom.
People and robots can be friends. The tweenbots experiment encourages the better side of humankind.
Feeling pissed off about the economy? Come on down to the 2009 NYC Pillow Fight tomorrow at 3PM.
French pole-vaulting champion, Romain Mesnil took to the streets in a naked fashion in an attempt to re-negotiate his sponsorship deal with Nike.
Today is Barack Obama’s sixtieth day in office as the President of the United States of America. He is doing the most impossible job at what may be the most impossible time. I was surprised to see how quickly he addressed many of my concerns ranging from Guantanamo Bay and the War in Iraq to issues of social change. Of course, the big topic is the economy. His proposed budget is an extremely progressive sign of landmark change. I suppose it’s fair to say that we all have mixed emotions about the economic crisis as we should, our President included. Putting all of this aside, Barack made history yesterday on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, as the first sitting US President to appear as a guest on a late night talk show. It feels really good to have a president that makes me laugh and smile. I simply can’t think of another Head of State known for his character and affability to Barack’s tune, and this is no small thing in leadership at times like these.
The end of the week feels like a great time for a little creativity via destruction. My friend Wyeth of Labour design made this great little short film piece for the Scion 10 filmmaker showcase.
The mind works in odd ways. When I got out of bed this morning, I was immediately inspired to find a quirky short film that I had seen several years ago. Here is Copy Shop by director Virgil Widrich. The film tells the bizarre story of a copy shop attendant who begins to duplicate himself over and over.
Julien Cottereau is Sick As A Dog.
At a young, I was exposed to a range of comedians beginning with Charlie Chaplin and eventually found myself watching Abbott & Costello, Laurel & Hardy, and of course The Three stooges. But one of the earliest truly potty-mouthed performers that I took notice of was of my grandparents generation, Don Rickles. Check out this documentary on “Mr. Warmth” the living legend of comedy.