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Thursday, November 29, 2007

Beautiful Violence.

Here are some visuals, to counter the gobs of boring words below.
Quazar Means Business! - Threadless, Best T-shirts Ever
Aaron's design; i just helped make it look pretty. Go vote it a 5 for him.


Street Fighter VI. I was never really good at these games, so in turn i didn't really play them. However, this trailer (be it that this is how the game turns out) is beautiful.

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Life's Waltz

Blogging has been a struggle. Even now, I am not finding much reason to post. Let me set the scene for you; the apartment is cool, slightly dusty and well lit. The only decorations i have up are one strand of lights along the top of my sliding doors. No trees, no wreaths, no well-dressed dogs (though i wish this wasn't the case). The TV is on in the other room with the volume up just loud enough for me to hear from the most cluttered room of my apartment where i sit. The computer i am typing on is brand new and finally running well, yet sits upon a rickety particle-board desk. It now has the essential programs of CS3, but i am unmotivated to use them just yet. The only thing running other than this browser, is AIM, and a download. I feel groggy and congested, with a slight head-ache, but somehow i can't bring myself to go to bed. So i type. Despite all of this, which, may or may not sound grim to you, I did something today that made me feel excellent. And lately, my cheeks hurt from smiling so much. I go out more often now, and when i am not out, i am content with my place on the couch. The fact of the matter is, I find it hard to sit down and post when things are going really well. Really, thats when i should feel most compelled to write, but frankly it's just the opposite. But I am great. Things could always be better, but i certainly can't complain.

After I have bored you to death with all of that rambling, a couple things:
- within the next week or so I am going to set up a Flickr account and fill it with pictures.
- as soon as my sister gets back to me, a splash page should be online and running.
- i will be making more shirt designs for threadless (many with the help of Aaron Guillermo Hale).
- will be making a christmas card to send out.
- and a little secret that i care not to share just yet.

What i have been doing:
- i met Richard Quest.
- lots of downloading.
- eating lots of Chik-fil-a with Lindsay.
- a little secret that i care not to share just yet.
- Playing Halo 3, Assassins Creed, and Super Mario Galaxy.

the Soulsavers - Revival. Beautiful song. Go ahead give it a listen.

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Saturday, November 24, 2007

Welcome Rewards.

I am currently blogging from my new toy:
2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo
1GB memory
320GB hard drive1
8x double-layer SuperDrive
ATI Radeon HD 2600 PRO with 256MB memory



This new, free Printer/Scanner. Rebate pending.
and a new RED shuffle to replace the old one.

Clearly, i took advantage of the Black Friday discounts from Apple. This is definitely my best purchase since the Wii, and i think i deserve it. After a year out here, i felt like it was time.

Am I an Apple snob now? Yeah, i think i might be... Feels good.
Thats all for now because i am really beat for some reason.

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Wednesday, November 21, 2007

Thanks for Watching.

This year, I am thankful for:

- the internet.
- my job.
- the Hallmark gym.
- X Box 360, Halo 3 and it's online play.
- my Wii.
- Blockbuster Total Access.
- digital cable.
- frozen food.
- warmth.
- having music for every occasion.
- my iPod.
- women (?).
- finally getting over stuff.
- everything on the "list of awesome stuff".
- family that can treat me like a friend.
- friends that can treat me like family.
- meeting new people.
- you.
- rice crispy treats.
*edit*
- God (he is a given though, come on!)

Thanks,
Josh

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Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Pages

Sketches and tests I did for Hallmark Cards.

A list of things that are totally awesome:
1. Ninjas
2. Zombies
3. Robots
4. Pirates
5. Cowboys (the kind that aren't gay)


"You blow my mind like a colt '45 every time"

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Monday, November 19, 2007

The Day the World Turned to Filth




Am I Collective

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Thursday, November 15, 2007

Shades of Grey

My motivation has been lacking lately (I wonder how often i have started posts out with lines similar to that). Work has been a constant struggle, I think it's probably because i haven't been off work in so long, and i haven't had a whole lot of tickets to work on. Now, i finally have work on my plate, and i can't seem to inspire myself. But it's not only work, when i'm home i don't even feel like working on my sisters website, or even blogging.

Have i lost my muse?

Lately, i have found myself much happier than usual (except when i am staring blankly at my computer monitor of course). My social life is getting much better... it's a shame that my work life is probably suffering for that exact reason.

Questionable Content. This web comic kept me from doing work all day Friday and already a lot of this week. It's probably the most relatable comic on the internet for me.

Last night, i watched:
Next - It was an original take on an age old story. A man, who can see 2 minutes into the future (that's the original part) is called upon to save the world, but he is reluctant (that's the boring story i have heard over and over again). The acting was drab and lifeless, especially Jessica Biel. If only you were as good an actress as you are hot in this movie. Parts were corny and uncalled for, such as the stupid love story element, and the "evil" FBI vs crazed Russians. However, the great action scenes and special effects made up for SOME of this. Sadly, not enough to make a full recovery. If only the rest of the movie was as good as the last 20 minutes. In the very end, they almost left it open for a sequel, but like Nicholas Cage, i was able to see into the future, and i saw a box office bust. ZING! Seriously, Epert, give me a call when you are ready to retire...


I think i should probably get to early, maybe get a fresh start on tomorrow. I promise i will post something a little more interesting later.

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Friday, November 9, 2007

Thanks for the Vindication...

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Thursday, November 8, 2007

War on Pessimism

A work in progress.


As many of you know, my sister is going to be Playboy Model. What you may not know is she has quiet the resumé now including a FOX broadcasting car show (i believe locally in Pa). It's a rather tricky process working with a family member on a website, even more so when the content makes you a little uncomfortable. I am trying to keep it as simple and classy as possible but she has a lot of input, and most of it is not in her best "design interests." So it's a struggle.

Friday... thank God.

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Wednesday, November 7, 2007

Dark Parts


Vader in Love.


So, as most of you have undoubtedly heard the Writer Guild is on strike, putting a end to topical humor on TV for a while, and a hold to many of our beloved scripted TV shows and movies. You can't blame the writers for going on strike, but their contracts couldn't have run out at any worse of a time. TV will be taking the biggest hit, where new coming shows, such as Chuck... and... well others that just started, have no chance of taking off because of a prolonged break in their season. My biggest concern is LOST. They have filmed 8 of 16 episodes and the show comes on in February (more likely late February now). The shows producers are concerned that viewers will be frustrated at the 8 show breaking point, where as there is a rather large cliffhanger planned, and seemed to allude that thats where the season really gets good. In other words.... don't expect LOST to be on until 2009 unless the strike ends soon. Maybe i will read a book...








...I know, yeah right. Thats just silly. HA, books...

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Tuesday, November 6, 2007

At Misery's End

Halloween Round Up

October, it's a great month for creativity. Halloween just allows so many opportunities. My pumpkin I carved, the one I painted, my rice crispy sculpture, and of course my Halloween costume.

It's also a month for horror movies get ready, reviews comin' atcha!:
Planet Terror - This is a movie for men! This is not saying women won't enjoy it, but it's got the recipe for manliness. Blood, gore, zombies, sick humor, cool cars and bikes, Bruce Willis, and the imfamous hot chic with a machine gun leg. I personally don't ask for anything more in a movie.
Death Proof - Tarrantino makes a certain type of movie; wordy and shocking. I personally loved it, and when it's not compaired to Planet Terror, it's easily as good.
28 Weeks Later - Not as good as the first, but still a good "zombie" thriller. The cinematography wasn't as good as the first, but still better than most movies.
Black Sheep - This is exactly how you want a cheesy horror movie to be. I mean it's a movie about sheep cloning in New Zealand gone horribly wrong, you aren't shooting for Oscars here. But still, the casting was done pretty well.
The Hamiltons - Shit sandwich! NEXT! (ps. all of the "Horror Fest" movies are a waste of your time and money)
I'm sure i missed some movies that i watched this month, but thats all that i can remember.

Autumn is in full force here in the mid-west, and this morning, I even got my first taste of winter. Many of the trees have taken on their beautiful shades of red, orange and yellow. Unfortunately, fall is fast here. The wind makes short work of the dead leaves and rushes them to the ground.

"It’s only love, it’s not real. You’re gonna die in somebody else’s arms and I have to live with that."

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Friday, November 2, 2007

Oh, Great Beast!

This meat masterpiece was brought to you by DDB, and Italian ad agency. Brilliant, a little tempting, but mostly disgusting. There is something about these landscapes that makes me feel greasey all over... but not to discount the amazing idea, and eye-catching look. There are two more here

Back in the saddle.
Finding the right time to blog is tough. I will try and post some pictures of halloween tonight or tomorrow now that i have a cd of them. Also, yesterday was an awesome experience, and i wish i could share more than that with you, but i can't. I got to share a lot of ideas, and network with some very important people.

Yum.

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