April 22, 2007
So, I never would have thought my greatest personal contribution to the Intarweb is this picture.
Five years ago, when I was on my way to New Zealand, I stopped in Los Angeles and took a photo of one of my buddies from high school. We wanted something to show other folks what he was up to, and we decided that dressing him up as a gang banger would be suitably funny (in real life he’s a kick ass character artist and illustrator — check out http://mercilessdesign.com/).
Well, the photo got around. A lot. It was #1 for ‘gangsta’ searches on Google Images for a few years, and Comedy Central used it in one of their commercials (although it was pulled pretty quick). Now it’s all over MySpace, Flickr, forums, and personal photo galleries. Rumor has that there’s a pretty sweet graffiti stencil based on it …
Anyhow. I thought I’d haul it out again in (belated) honor of the 5th anniversary of the fake gangsta photo extravaganza.
April 11, 2007
“One Dutch researcher estimates that there are some five trillion spiders in the Netherlands alone, each of which consumes about a tenth of a gram of meat a day. Were the victims people instead of insects, they would need only three days to eat all sixteen and a half million Dutchmen.”
- Burkhard Bilger, “Spider Woman” (PDF – The New Yorker. March, 2007)
March 23, 2007
So, here’s a little fun with Jyte. I’ve set up a brief survey for friends, family, and strangers — it’s a beer survey.
… and for bonus points, are these questions making you thirsty, for a beer?
Inquiring minds want to know.
March 17, 2007
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March 14, 2007
If you’re in Portland, and you’re hungry, it’s worth checking out Screen Door. Southern style, local ingredients, small mix-n-match dishes, great service, good coffee, deserts, and drinks — it’s a pretty fabulous place to go with a few close friends. It’s not spendy (or dirt cheap), but I’m pretty confident you’ll leave happy.
March 11, 2007
Hot damn, 300 is a good movie. It’s a beautifully shot, with great action, and true to the book. I think the most remarkable part about the movie is how much it feels like a glossy, high quality, graphic novel. The cinematography, color, contrast, action sequences, costumes, actors, everything — wonderful.
I also checked out “The Natural History of the Chicken,” a PBS documentary about chickens and their owners. It was recommended by my barber, a chicken owner, and it didn’t disappoint. Check it out if you’re looking for something light hearted, feathery, and a little off beat.
March 8, 2007
White-knuckle startup times are back again. We’ve received full clearance to launch Chatter Mill, and none to soon: today, we’re unveiling at the New Communication Forum in Las Vegas. I’m pretty excited about it, but I’m a little biased. We have some sparse “glossy” marketing material up on our website, but I’d be happy to talk with anyone who’s interested in how anonymous communication can make a big difference in corporate culture. Hey, we’ll even give you a demo. Just ask.
The New Communication Forum is going to be interesting — the keynote is by David Weinberger, co-author of the Cluetrain Manifesto. The schedule is chock full of podcasting, social media, blogging, and all sorts of other good stuff.
Things are getting under way. We’re all sitting together in a room, with representatives from some of the biggest companies in the world, who are keen to learn about these sorts of things, and that gives me a lot of hope.
February 11, 2007
Something very strange is happening.
People are coming to my blog after searching for “chihuahua” on Google. Hundreds of them. Every day. And yet, until now, I have no chihuahua oriented content.