The Gangsta Photo

April 22, 2007

gangstaSo, 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.

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Quote of the Day

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)

Beer Survey

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.

Briefly stated:

… and for bonus points, are these questions making you thirsty, for a beer?

Simple!

Inquiring minds want to know.

Happy Anniversary

March 17, 2007

One year ago today, we were married.

Two years ago today, we were engaged.

Six years ago today, we were introduced.

Happy anniversary, to the best wife in the universe.

Hello, Hifana

March 17, 2007

HifanaCheck out what arrived in my inbox this morning, a gift from a far away land. If you like good techno, great animation, and a little bit of crazy … watch this video from Hifana.

Happy Saturday!

Beautiful Katamari

March 16, 2007

According to some, the next version of Katamari Damacy is named “Beautiful Katamari” and will be released on the Wii, PS3, and XBOX 360.

It will also completely destroy my life for about one month.

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.

2337 E. Burnside.

Yum.