Stiff Little Fingers

November 16, 2007

I saw these guys last night – they look a little older, but sound the same. If you like punk, you should check them out.

Social Scenes with Dinosaurs

September 14, 2007

song of the day – Broken Social Scene w/ J Mascis – a little slice of heaven on friday

(copy below is from their myspace page)

This song was recorded with Joules Scott Key of Metric and Bang Lime on drums and J Mascis and Kevin Drew on guitar and vocals. The video happened last minute after a Dinosaur Jr show in Toronto where J, Lou and Murph all came to the shoot to hang out. John Caffery from KIDS ON TV was hired to come and dance his ASS off and a spontaneous party was put into effect.

There were seven mirrors, one disco ball, four lights, one bottle of rum, three bottles of tequila, 62 beers, four crew and 17 people.

It got put together on the day of the shoot and became the party of the year. It cost three thousand dollars to make…

It was priceless.

Army of Zombies!!!

September 13, 2007

song of the day – enjoy

Skool

September 4, 2007

the semester has started, so my infrequent posting will go from a trickle to a few drops here and there (my first class is not until next monday, but I’ll be working on the lectures for the year) So to my 2 loyal readers – Mom, Dad – its been fun…

No Fun League

August 31, 2007

So, the NFL did a rebranding exercise. I think they did an ok job, but the bottom of the letters and the bottom of the shield bother me – the angular type to the curves of the sheild look really off. Thoughts? Am I being waaaay to anal?

NFL Logos

Ready for the Big Meeting

August 30, 2007

Found this on Agency Tart (very funny site for those in the ad biz) Now check out the commercial – we all have worked (or have been) the people on this team – enjoy.

the mPhone

August 30, 2007

So, I broke down and bought an iPhone 2 weeks ago. Does everyone need one, no – but it is a pretty damn impressive piece of technology. It feels like you have a portable computer in your pocket. All the complaints people have stated are, for the most part, valid… That being said, if you want a taste of what is to come (convergence of mediums onto one device) the iPhone is a great starting point for the average person…

The Fall of Uncle Sam

August 23, 2007

I am in a faculty meeting tomorrow, so I’ll post this today.

There is no God but nerd?

August 22, 2007

Apparently our lives are merely computer simulations run by our future selves (is that even possible if we are simulations?) And if “This kind of posthuman might have other ways of having fun, like stimulating their pleasure centers directly,” would they really be that interested in reworking the past or would they be in a constant state of self-induced bliss? JOHN TIERNEY digs deep into the subject. I will go back to being a pawn…

Until I talked to Nick Bostrom, a philosopher at Oxford University, it never occurred to me that our universe might be somebody else’s hobby. I hadn’t imagined that the omniscient, omnipotent creator of the heavens and earth could be an advanced version of a guy who spends his weekends building model railroads or overseeing video-game worlds like the Sims.

But now it seems quite possible. In fact, if you accept a pretty reasonable assumption of Dr. Bostrom’s, it is almost a mathematical certainty that we are living in someone else’s computer simulation.

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The Longest Illustration I Have Ever Seen

August 21, 2007

Thanks to my boy Jay for showing me this site zenvironments.com The illustration/artwork is by Zach Johnson and I think he has tired fingers.

Long Zach Johnson