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My friend TJ is Asian. I am basically Asian, too. And because of this, we are interchangeable as humans. I’ve had conversations with people who have thought I was TJ the entire time. I’ve been mistaken by strangers on the street for being TJ. At least a half dozen times a year, I hear “Hey TJ!,” called out to me at bike races. This is amusing to me because I don’t really feel like we look that much alike. I guess from a distance we are roughly the same size, which is to say we are both somewhere between 4’8″ and 6’12” tall, and we have dark hair and a kinda Asian-y skin-tone, in the sense that we’re not pale redheads.

Up until this last weekend, I assumed that this strange string of mistaken identity was purely due to everyone else just being a bunch of filthy racist whiteys. But that all changed when I was speaking to an Asian girl at a backyard get-together. She said I looked familiar and asked me if I used to live with a guy named Phil.

I inquired as to it being Phil Wheeler?

Yeah, Phil Wheeler.

No, that was TJ that lived with Phil. I’m not TJ.

So even other Asians can’t tell us apart. It’s comforting to know that this isn’t some grand racist conspiracy.

Some basic facebook research has revealed that we are indeed essentially clones of one another despite having different ethnic backgrounds and completely different hate-shaving-schedules…

I am, of course, completely joking about the racism stuff.


I’m really glad that Metallica is no longer socially relevant and I don’t have to constantly argue with my friends about how much they suck.


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August 24, 2010 at 1:43 am

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The Smell Is Back

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There’s a blissful time in small college towns called Summer. It’s when all the rat-faced students go home and the city comes alive, gasping at the fresh air. Traffic flows like wine, parking spots are to be had like candy, and for a precious fleeting moment there isn’t broken glass literally everywhere. Then comes August and the flood gates open. Out of state license plates clog up the streets, courtesy is thrown to the wind, and trash from cheaply made Chinese products pilfered off the shelves of Target and Wal-Mart pile up in all directions. It’s that week here in Boulder and the smell is back.

And everywhere I look, I see people who remind me of this:

“When someone tells you they’ve just bought a house, they might as well tell you they no longer have a personality. You can immediately assume so many things: that they’re locked into jobs they hate; that they’re broke; that they spend every night watching videos; that they’re fifteen pounds overweight; that they no longer listen to new ideas.” — Douglas Coupland

Not to say that all of you who own a home have given up, but there are a lot of kids in this city, starting this week, looking to follow their parents’ footsteps right into that shallow thought-grave represented in that quote.


In lighter news, it is time:

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August 20, 2010 at 12:01 am

“how to execute hand job”

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That’s the google search that landed some one at The New Boredom today. Perhaps the best referral search term that I have ever seen on here.


Look at these people, so excited about breakfast!

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August 19, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Rare These Days.

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I had a great ride the other day. No one really pissed me off.

So that was good.


Could use one of these for my desk I reckon.

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August 18, 2010 at 2:32 am

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In Red China.

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Yup, Just like when Hitler covered Biggie Smalls, Communist China is now doing the king of pop.

And I have to work at film school where 350 students per semester make the same dumb break up/ski/gun fight movies year after year.


No idea what this is but I like it.

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August 16, 2010 at 11:41 pm

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Ketchup. Catsup.

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So you leave the weboblogersphere for like 12 days and then tabs start piling up and you end up with like 300 pages of tumblr dashboard to catch up on and you end up getting other important shit done with your life. Weird how that always happens.

So what have you missed because I haven’t been keeping up the whole blogger/pretend-reader relationship?

This Strut That Ass remix.

This nifty thing about missing cosmonauts (which I always thought was a cooler word that astronaut).

This thing about stereotyping you based on your “favorite author” which for most people is like they read one of their books once and liked it because they finished the whole thing.

This video of Tina Fey doing a bank commercial in the mid-90s.

This thing about how you should get off the internet.

This thing about how Mutiny’s Let’s Get Mystical is now all online for free.

And this Charlie Rose interview with one of my favorite photographers- Richard Avedon.

And here’s a picture of David, whose films I think are swell.

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August 15, 2010 at 11:35 pm

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