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Thursday, June 26, 2008

Front Page of the Sunday Paper.

Gah, sorry, another big break since i had last blogged. As of yesterday, I am now pulling double duty with blogs, working on Cre•a•tiv•i•ty, as well. Of course, that doesn't make it any easier to blog here, but i have come to grips with that. Besides this, I've been working rigorously on my sister's website... and even harder to level up in Worlds of Warcraft. I just wish there were more time in the day (cliche comment, sorry), but as it is i am already down to 5 or 6 hours of sleep a night. I think i might be going crazy because i swear the voices in my head all talk like David Sedaris now... I have several posts started, it's just a matter of time to finish them, and post them up on the interweb. Until then, have fun over at the other webpage.

internet junkie,
Josh

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Monday, June 16, 2008

Viperess.


One of my favorite people in music is Ace Enders. Not only has he made great music in all of his bands from "The Early November", "I Can Make A Mess Like Nobodies Business", and now his newest venture "Ace Enders and A Million Different People", but he also seems like a really great guy. His latest effort, The Secret Wars, is now online for free on Fuse's The Worm. Here. It's an awesome EP, worth checking out. I mean what do you have to lose; it's free (you don't even have to give them your e-mail or sign anything... free, free)!

-josh

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Sunday, June 15, 2008

The Edge of Infinity

In honor of Father's Day i bring you this:

Crying Men by Sam Taylor-Wood

To me, i think they would be more realistic, and therefore touching, if the subjects where unknowns... but thats just my opinion. Most actors can cry on the drop of a hat. Larry Fishburne and the Daniel Craig (shown above) are my favorites. I feel like seeing Hayden Christiansen crying is like seeing strippers take off their clothes (it's their job, and they do it all the time). Men have a sensitive side.
Happy Father's Day to all the Dad's out there. i hope some day i could be as totally awesome as by Dad.

maybe someday a father,
Josh

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Wednesday, June 11, 2008

He is the Break in Our Line

Michelle Rheaume Design's


This is one i have been trying to post for a while but i have become backed up on other things. I would like to say it's because i am working on my sisters website non-stop, but it's not... it's World of Warcraft. However, i have been busting my butt on Kayla's page, and you will see an update soon. Also, work has been crazy as well. Moving on, the meat of this post is about adorable softies from Michelle Rheaume. She is amazing. I first discovered her through this:
MARIO SOFTIE!

Most are either treat or Mario themed, and all pretty reasonably priced. I am always a sucker for a well crafted item, especially when it is pertaining to something i like. If it wasn't totally fem to have something like this in your kitchen, i would have one in a heartbeat. However, i am still debating.

For more, check out her Flickr

losing connection,
Josh

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Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Green M&M's

Contrary to what i said in my last post (and almost all of my masculinity)... i played the nice guy, and went with my friend Lindsay to see Sex and the City last night. Here's what i thought:

Sex and the City First of all, i am no stranger to the series. My ex-girlfriend really enjoyed the show, so naturally, i had to watch it enough times on TBS to know what the characters name were at least. The intro is a segue from the TV series to the movie, explaining the characters, and the basic premise of the show... sex, and New York City. From there, anyone who was not a fan of the show before, will probably not be inthralled. It was a movie in which i compared it to a fashioned up version of "the Heartbreak Kid". But i'm told, "not as raunchy as the the HBO version of the tv show." Woh. Anyhow, i digress. If you enjoyed the show, you will undoubtedly have a great time. I found the movie to be predictable, but with a couple twists that felt like they were out of context to the characters of the tv show. Fan's of the show answer these questions: Mr. Big and Carrie get engaged, what do you think happens? Maranda isn't giving it up to Steve, what does Steve do? But everything that you want to happen for the characters, does. Go figure. The girls looks like old wrinkled skeletons. To me, not attractive. But, there is plenty of boob, and unfortunately, a cock (to balance it out of course). It's about two and a half hours long, and it takes place over about a year (maybe more). Parts feel like they are getting episodic, and kinda of cuts into the overlying story. To me at least. Listen, i could sit here all day and nitpick the movie... From most guys' perspective, this movie couldn't be anymore revolting... i found it to be OK. I thought the movie would be convoluted and boring, but it turned out to have a decent story about love lost and found. Girls, if you love the show... which is pretty much all of you. Go see it. Guy's be good to your girl and go see it with them (at least you will see boob). You might actually enjoy it. FIN.

Taking one for the team,
Josh

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Sunday, June 1, 2008

What it Takes to Rule the World

This weekend i actually accomplished (and by accomplished i also mean just start) almost everything i set forth in doing. Mind you, the tasks were mundane, and to most, stupid. One of the last things on the list was blog, because it's been a while. Here it is.

Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull Will contain Spoilers, do not read on if you intend on being surprised. To anyone who actually might read this blog and say "man i know he watched 'Indy 4', it would be helpful to know what he had thought of it", i'm sorry. Because know one actually said that, it doesn't matter. I liked the movie. Yes, there is an epic battle right now between the people who liked the movie and the people who hated it. Like most (unless you are a total closed-minded jerk), i can see both perspectives. The major criticism is coming from the unbelievability of scenes in the movie. But, i mean come on! Indiana Jones road a mine cart through miles and miles of cavern, jumping on and off tracks on two wheels, just after a man rips out a heart with his bear hands... And though, religious in origin, a face melting box and 200 year old man are also pretty far out. In my mind these are no more "out-there" than aliens, and surviving a nuclear blast. Honestly, the only scene that bothered me when i watched it the first time was the "Tarzan" scene. After the second time (yes i saw it twice, before thursday evening), i realized this was yet another B-movie commentary on the time period. The Crew had to update Indy for a modern audience, while still holding the integrity of the original. Each person, Lucas, Speilburg, and Ford, had their fingerprints all over the final product. It was like Close Encounters meets American Graffiti in and Indiana Jones movie with CG gophers... wow. What i really feel the movie was missing was subtlety and tact. Everything was plainly spelt out for you, to the point where you felt it was stupid. For example, they didn't need the CG alien, it was pretty obvious what was happening. Also, my biggest complaint of the film was the fact that there were too many characters trying to share the spotlight. Marion, Mutt, Ox, Indy, and Mac were just to many good guys. If they could have found a balance as they did in Last Crusade, it would have made a better film for me. These things however did not stop you from being entertained. And thats what the movie was all about! The action scenes were, well, bad ass, the wit and humor was spot on and it was over-all and "Indy" movie. So what, i loved it. Give me a break!
Sexy and the City I don't need to see it to tell you it sucks. You can't pick up after a series has a good finish, and make a 2 hour movie out of it. It becomes boring and predictable.
The Strangers i feel as if i am alone on this one, but i loved the movie. I would definitely recommend it to classic suspense lovers. Right down to the promo posters it was set up to be "retro". Admittedly, while doing a "classic" movie feel, it also had the classic pit-falls too. The ending got a little sloppy, where the killer gets away (straight to video sequel?), and of course people make decisions that are not rational even for a normal person. But, this makes it fun and exciting for me. The fact that it didn't need gore to thrill you and keep you nervous was awesome. Putting a masked killer in the background where only the audience can see them and not the victim, just standing there doing nothing, that's brilliant to me. It was "based" on true events, and by that, they mean, two people were killed in a house, and there was no killer found. They are trying to give an easy scare to suckers, so they made it pretty clear "Texas Chainsaw Massacre" style, how it went down. It definitely could have been better, sure, but off the top of my head... i can't think of something to truly complain about. If you are looking for a cheap, ol' fashion scare, this is your film. If you are looking for something innovative and different this isn't your film.

this gives me a big movie boner.


Signing out for now,
Josh

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