Friday, December 29, 2006


I am going through some of my old stuff and found this ever emotional photo of Justin. Let us all weep in unified emotionality.

Wednesday, December 20, 2006


I disappear for a few months, and everything goes all to wii. But don't fear - I've been smoking my pipe and thinking of you all, with warm and special thoughts. Hope that the Christmas Dragon is eating your internal organs slowly, with utmost yuletide joy.

Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Head crab HAT!

This is flippin' hilariously perfect:

Matt is going to the dark side

Not only is he considering reducing his WoW time, he's contemplating an Xbox 360. A Microsoft product. Over a Nintendo product!

I think this is pretty clear evidence that Matt has been replaced with a cyborg who didn't do his homework.

Thursday, December 14, 2006

Since you've been gone

Helmet, since you've been gone, the following has happened to me:

-I tore the flexor tendon off my left ring finger
-I had surgery to repair it
-my grandfather died
-we had his memorial service
-I auditioned for a part in a play
-I got a part in a play
-I proposed to Amy
-She said yes
-I got my cast off

You need to come hang with us, or tell us if we need to pray for you, and I say this in all earnestness. We love you and want to know how you're doing.

Friday, December 08, 2006


Oh you've got to be kidding me. I just wrote a long blog entry and it got pwned by pop-up blocker. :( here goes again.

I found this film to be very interesting on two levels, the first being it's content. It looks at the over production of music and how the fact that there are a few major record companies that control so much. The question they explore is simple: does this prevent musical creativity. Capitalism really exploits the concept that selling something doesn't require quality. I even run into that at church. The consumer (congregation in my case) really drives the message. If there is a significant need in the community, but there aren't many volunteers who are interested in it, the ministry won't start or be sustained. The issue with this is obvious I would hope. We should be establishing what things are right and good. Just because people don't "like" doing it doesn't mean it shouldn't be done. A lot of these concepts are similar to what we discuss when looking at Art vs. Graphic Design. Design is about selling things. Often in order to capitalize on a situation, we are forced to compromise what we think to be right or quality because it doesn't reach the target audience. Logically it makes sense, but it just doesn't feel wise.

The second thing I was interested by was the way they chose to promote the film. Its an exact copy of the strategy used for the "Invisible Children" film. All online promotion with "viewing parties". Makes the view feel like they are part of something underground an important. This film added advertising on XM radio though, which adds to that sense of being exclusive. Yet another touch of the previous paragraph... make the consumer feel something special and you will benefit. Interesting stuff.. to me.

Thursday, December 07, 2006


You better come over when one of us finally gets a Wii, at least.