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Story Time: Big Brother Is Everywhere.

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The other day I was people watching and eating lunch at this hot dog/burger place in town waiting to be a victim of one of Jerry Hsu’s photo blogs when this kid and his dad come walking by from the parking lot. Of course, part of people watching includes people listening.

So the kid asks his dad, “Do all government buildings have that?”

And the dad says, “Have what?”

And the kid actually says, “The feeling that no one trusts you.”

What. The. Hell.

Is this kid being read Aldous Huxley bedtime stories? He looked like he was 7 years old. What kind of miserable childhood is this kid having if he has to worry about the government watching him and an ominous sense of betrayal by his leaders? The kid is either going to grow up and change the world by being the greatest president this country will ever know, or he will end up in a shack in the woods crafting a 15,000 page manifesto and just generally being a crazy shit.

It was probably the heaviest moment in my people watching career.


Love this episode.


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September 28, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Nerd Out!

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This is by far the most interesting video I’ve seen in months. And yes, that does make me a big old nerd, so what?

What would happen if you stuck your hand in the LHC? Then some less exciting stuff about supernovae. Then, what’s your favorite symbol… holy crap, watch as these ridiculously smart peoples’ faces light up as they talk about symbols that represent things in nature. They love it and I love it too.


And then there’s this guy…

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September 27, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Once A Decade Cleaning.

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We went through the freezer a few weeks ago because there was no damn room in there for the ice trays. We found all sorts of things that needed to be thrown away.

There  was all kinds of grey beef batties, maybe 20-22 brats from various generations of roommates, an exploded bag of peas and corn… and perhaps most disgustingly, a couple dozen frozen bananas for all that banana bread that will never be made by anyone in the world. Some of them we traced back to roommates from early 2008. And they weren’t frozen really. Some of the older ones were really soft and mushy despite being in the back right next to the freeziest part of the freezer.

So what do you do when you find a several year old banana in your home appliances?

Make a turd out of it in very unflattering pictures.


You seeeeeee?!

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September 26, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Man On The Go.

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Sometimes, you just work too hard and you put in all kinds of unpaid overtime and you stress yourself out about stuff that really shouldn’t matter that much to you and then you get promoted and you get a raise and then you buy a dozen more guitars.

And then sometimes you just have to vandalize some magazine covers. Here’s the Salt cover with old whatsherface that we ruined over the summer. Some of the good ones got taken before I snapped photos of them. Oh well, here’s what was left with their respective titles:

Intrigued, go on.

Satisfied with the booty take.

Laser vision and no pants.

Ziggy TaxPayerDollarDust.

After-birth Of A Nation.

Witchyface Peesofshit.

That lady from The Knife/Fever Ray just trying to be weird.

The Old Switcharoo.

Yeah. Those kinds of things keep me sane at the office.


If this were a vee instead of this crew, I’d buy 50.

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September 25, 2010 at 4:45 pm

Forgotten Ride

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I went for a bike at some point recently. I took some camera phone pictures of it. They made me remember good times when I saw them again flipping back through the phone. Wee.

That bike is so god damn good.

And good for me.


Still never been to Yellowstone.

This photo was made by Rob Kroenert on February 18th 2010 in the Yosemite National Park. Every year during the month of February, the Horsetall Falls turn golden around sunset. Amazing.

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September 24, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Oh. Jokes. Yeah, We Get Jokes.

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Yesterday I’m walking down the hallway from my office and there’s these two young whipper snappers sitting there in the hall clearly about to fornicate. They are flirting with the tact and grace of a steam-roller. The girl is wearing this scant spaghetti strap shirt and some glaringly bright neon green bra. The guy looks like a pile of dirty laundry.

Anyways, the girl says, “I, like, totally forgot I had a test today!” and as she says this, the shoulder straps from both her shirt and her bra slip down her arm. As she’s ever so not-coyly pulling them back up she giggles and says “Oops…” in her most vapidly seductive tone.

The guy shifts his laptop around, probably to conceal the tent he was pitching.

And as I walk by I say, “Well at least you know you don’t have class.”

And (no shit) the guy looks up and says to me, “Nah man, we have class in like 10 minutes.”



Blimp Attack.

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September 23, 2010 at 12:01 am

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Dammit, Mavis.

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I used to hunt and peck with two index fingers up until maybe 10th grade. For the 8 years before that, I never went by those “home keys” rules or anything. I still don’t really do that and I still look at the keyboard when I type most of the time.I tested myself with some online free things and came up with like 65 wpm copying text on average. I think I’d go faster if I were typing complete thoughts of my own? Well, anyways, take that, Mavis Beacon.

An average professional typist reaches 50 to 70 wpm, while some positions can require 80 to 95 (usually the minimum required for dispatch positions and other time-sensitive typing jobs), and some advanced typists work at speeds above 120. Two-finger typists, sometimes also referred to as “hunt and peck” typists, commonly reach sustained speeds of about 37 wpm for memorized text, and 27 wpm when copying text but in bursts may be able to reach up to 60 to 70 wpm. Some gifted people can type upwards of 70 wpm with two fingers.


We get these American Cinematographer magazines at work for free and I vandalize all the covers when I have time. A recent one had Steve Buscemi on the cover for Boardwalk Empire and I drew this pencil thin mustache on him only to realize I had just drawn John Waters.

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September 22, 2010 at 1:51 am

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