This was for a modern dance event at WWU back in the college days. The theme of the show, IIRC, was new dances that hadn’t had a lot of rehearsal time to finalize the show. I had made a real arty poster, but then on a whim I chased an idea. I bought a steak, scanned it, cooked it, and finished this poster while eating it.
Of the two designs, this is the one Nolan, the director, chose. I always wondered if people would read too much into the fact that the steak looks like Africa, but no one said anything about it.
I don’t know if it’s my fault or not, but after I made that post, the makers of unbaby.me recently released the Chrome extension Unpolitic.me, which already has the most-common political keywords factored in.
You should install it, and then have fun on Facebook like you originally planned on doing when you created your account in the first place.
This photo brought to my attention by Brad, who stumbled onto this photo of me on Flickr, which he understandably misunderstood to be a “fake band photo.”
Good thing we found the safe room.
This is actually the cast of “The Nightmare,” a commercial I appeared in for Norton AntiVirus Gaming Edition with my friend Shain, produced by the talented masterminds at Bellingham’s ToolHouse. (Wow! It’s featured on their frontpage!) It follows, and is a parody of Valve Software’s Left 4 Dead, which I’m a fan of, so I was stoked to be part of the project.
I had all but forgotten about this. I really liked the work and the people involved, but didn’t get a call back for a second commercial. Probably should have rehearsed my lines a little better.
I got this prompt from Facebook today when trying to DM a contest winner for PreSonus on Facebook. The winner and I are not friends on Facebook, which means a message would generally go to their “Other” box, where messages are often overlooked.
It costs a buck to prioritize your message so that it goes to the regular in-box. Interesting.
Heck yes! I just got my super-rare sold-out Blu-Ray copy of Night of the Living Dead! This is the 1990 version directed by Tom Savini. I won this from a giveaway over at Cinema Lowdown, and I recommend you check them out because they make dreams come true.
This release is somewhat controversial, for a couple reasons. First, the color timing is dramatically altered from the original release. Secondly, Twilight Time only made 3,000 of them!
I wish I could recall what sequence of curiosities prompted me to go looking there, but the screencap presented here is the entirety of the “Men Seeking Women” personal ad section of Tasmania’s Craigslist. You’re welcome.
[UPDATE 2-11-13: I just learned that the makers of this app, unbaby.me, have released unpolitic.me! Check it out!]
So, there’s a plugin for Chrome called UnBaby.me, which is hilariously insensitive in its concept. The idea is that folks tend to share photos of babies very liberally on Facebook, and, well… those of us who feel overpopulation is the root of everything wrong on planet Earth aren’t so into that. So, it scans your facebook feed for photos of babies using keyword searches for things like “little angel,” “first steps,” “daddy’s favorite,” etc.
Thing is: it lets you add your own keywords—and they don’t have to be baby-related. So, go ahead and add “Romney” to the keyword list. Or “Obama,” or “Walter Mondale,” if you’re feeling nostalgic:
Take that, Mondale!
Best/worst part? When a picture of a politician is removed via the keyword filer, it still replaced the post with the phrase “Baby Removed.”
Get Unbaby.Me here. When installed, the logo will appear to the right of your URL bar and you’re 1 click away from the keyword setup.
Furthermore, you can choose what sort of content you would like to replace the offending photos, via image-based RSS. The UnBaby.Me default setting is cats photos from Instagram.