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Thursday, January 22, 2009

Winning Her Over With Chloroform




These have seriously got to be the funniest ads i have seen in ages. I don't know if i have ever laughed allowed from a print ad until this.It seems to be stirring up some controversy here. So i can't imagine what kind of flack the The Gold Star beer company is getting for it. What do you think? offensive?

Things are good lately. Really good.
-Josh

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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Curse and Cure

I have Bess to thank for actually giving me something to blog about today. I think this is a brilliant way to get different people to read your blog that might not normally bother... now the trick will be tagging 6 friends that give a crap.

The rules of the “6 Random Things About Me Meme”:

1. Link to the person who tagged you.
2. Post the rules on your blog.
3. Write six random things about yourself.
4. Tag six people at the end of your post and link to them.
5. Let each person know they’ve been tagged, leave a comment on their blog.
6. Let the tagger know when your entry is up.


6 RANDOM THINGS ABOUT ME, JOSH

1. I am rarely not looking at a monitor of some kind. At work, i am looking at one all day designing. When i come home, i will watch TV, play a video game, or be on my computer. When i go out, I go to the movies pretty often. It's actually kinda sad now that i have put it into words... i should really do something to correct it.

2. I find most porn videos really funny.

3. I have Dermatophagia; biting the skin around the nail. Onychophagia which is basically just nail biting and Dermatillomania which is picking at my skin. Because I'm slightly obsessive-compulsive... but then again, there aren't many creatives who aren't.

4. I play World of Warcraft... I'm a level 59 Undead Rogue. I don't get to play all that much though; too much social life getting in the way i guess.

5. I've had a [government taxed] job since i was 14. From McDonald's, to today at Hallmark.

6. I was a child model.

Tag Rachel, Raymundo, Laura, Heather, Aaron, and Bret, you're it!

You're Survey Fairy,
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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Friday, April 11, 2008

Goblin

Last night when i returned home from seeing Smart People, i returned to darkness. When the power is out, there is pretty much nothing to do. I used to like to light some candles and just listen to the rain fall, but it wasn't even raining anymore. BALLS! Anyhow, with no computer, or tv, or video games, you would think i would read, or at least sketch by candle light? NOPE! i just went to bed at 10:15... so, so, sad. Here is the review i couldn't do last night...

Smart People Pretty much everyone who knows me, knows i am in love with Ellen Page. So you would think this movie was a shoe in for a good review from me... Well, as always Ellen played the sassy high school girl. This time as a very straight-laced, stuck up, Junior Republican with no friends and an awful fashion sense. What can i say, she plays her roles very well. In this film she looked emaciated though, which made her less attractive looking. But believe it or not, by how this review started, the move wasn't based around just her. When watching the movie you find yourself among a family "run" by a widower, Lawrence Wetherhold (Dennis Quaid) who can't seem to let go of his wife. No one likes him because he is an a-hole, he is writing a book no publisher will take, and he is losing touch with his son. I mean, down right depressing sh*t. When he loses his ability to drive, his mooching adopted brother Chuck (Thomas Haden Church) moves in to help out. The little clone daughter, Vanessa (Page) who sorta plays mother in her mothers absence, is left to uncle Chuck trying to get her to loosen up (maybe becoming TOO loose due to her sheltered life) when her Dad is out trying to date his doctor/former student played by Sarah Jessica Parker. This is around where it fell off for me. Toward the middle the movie felt depressing and awkward (off-color), and i found myself slightly bored. But, in the end, i chalked this up to the realism. The middle was the only rough part for me and i feel like it resolved itself in the end. The movie was extremely well written, and ran smooth. But i guess you should come to expect that from the writer of Sideways (of course i haven't seen it, so i don't know) Church carried the movie for me from start to finish, and though his character was a total shubb, he was the only really likable person. Even though Ellen's cuteness was a close second. Moral of the story; loosen up? it's more fun to be dumb than be smart? Whatever, it was, it wasn't as good as i was expecting... but not a bad movie by any of my standards.

-Dusel

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Wednesday, March 19, 2008

I Write On An Angle


-Josh

Death...

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Thursday, February 14, 2008

A Problem, A Rose

Happy Valentine's Day


The yellow ones are for friendship. Maybe you got one? Some people just don't deserve to go Valentine's without getting anything. So, i made sure you at least got something.

In other news, I think i am sick. It doesn't happen often with me, but talking about it so much lately, i think i jinxed myself. I hope everyone else had a good day.

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Friday, October 5, 2007

Dear Whoever's Still Listening

I got this Wednesday after exiting the gym.
Dear Secret Admirer,
This note was slightly creepy, however I am still flattered. Thank you.
-Josh
PS. You have lovely handwriting.

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Thursday, September 27, 2007

By Way of Windshield Notes

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Friday, September 14, 2007

Damned to the Rocks.

Tasty Blog Snack
Today, I found probably the cutest girl to ever be obsessed with Macs and video games, Justine Ezarik. And she knows it, because there are pictures of her all over her site. She goes by the name of iJustine, which hits my gag-reflex, lives in Pittsburgh, and is clearly a designer and video editor obessesed with pink. I think I'm in love.

Friday. Finally. This might have been the longest week I have experience in a long time...

Lucky for me, Wednesday seemed to be the low point of my week. I have some weekend plans that should take my mind off of my current problems, with any luck.

"Don't just tell me what you want me to hear. I'll be fine"

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Thursday, August 16, 2007

Free King

For the last five days or so, it has been surpassing 100 degrees here in Missouri. The days seem short, but the weeks seem long. I guess thats how summer moves...

I find it funny how, relatively speaking, things never really stay "good" for me. And I guess the same can be said for my "bad" times. I am the type of person that learns to cope, adjust and deal with what i have been dealt. Same can be said for almost everyone, I suppose. We all get used to our surroundings, and habits, and mindsets, until something comes along that messes with it. Whether it's bad or good, and the severity, determines that amount of time it would take you to adjust. Also, if you are trying to adjust to something that has brought you down, and you are on a slow upward battle to get back to "normal", little glitches in your so called "normal" seem so much bigger. Is my real problem that i have to be "better than normal" to be happy? When you taste happiness do you ever really want to go back to just "OK"? So, when "happiness" becomes your normal, then you reach for the next level of happiness. It's either that or, like me, something changes and you are back to where you began. All of the best things i can think of that happen to me, are soon taken away. If i would look at my life as a graph and my starting point for happiness were 0, you would find that I would pretty well even out back to 0 (most likely a little bit below). I guess thats not too bad, but it would be nice to be above the keel for once.

When you are angry on a cell phone, you can't quiet convey it the same way as when you have a phone with a receiver. You can't quiet flip the phone closed hard, or push the button angrily; sometimes you just wanna slam that shit out of that phone down on the hook. Down fall of technology.

Things I've learned about having a dog (Part Three):
- you never have to worry about picking up any food you have dropped.
- you get a lot of extra exercise.

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Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Living Life Through Cinema

MOVIE NIGHT! (alone...)
Hard Candy - Ellen Page might be the most spectacular actress of her age. I was floored by her performance. At the time the movie was filmed she was 18, playing a 14 year old. After an internet conversation, this 14 year old "honor student", goes to meet the 30-something, Jeff, in coffee shop. This is definitely a movie that would be much better to watch without knowing the rest of the plot, so I'll stop there. I have to say that based upon the solid story, and talented cast, it is a must rent. For fans of raw thriller/soft-core horror movies, of the indie genre. Besides look how nice that poster is. Award winning i believe.
Beautiful. Truly stunning. Can she be my new girlfriend? She is just so cute.

Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban - This is the third Harry Potter movie, and i guess the third year back at Hogwarts. I'm not even going to bother giving a synopsis because pretty much everyone has either read the book, watched the movie or both. I on the other hand did not know the story at all until today. Without reading the books, i have nothing to compare the movie too, so i thought, as a PG movie, it was excellent. I have to say J.K. Rowling has written some good story lines. I like a story that has no filler. I felt as if everything in the movie had it's place. And there was a beginning, middle and end. Which most sequels are missing now. I hate open ended movies. I NEED CLOSURE. The movie was slightly darker then i remember the other movies, though it's been quiet a while since i saw the movie before this. It was nice to see a deeper look into fantasy. Werewolves, some horse/hawk thing (sorry i have no idea the name), crystal balls, shrunken heads. It was nice. But it's still no Lord of the Rings. =)

... and still, i haven't uploaded the pictures i wanted to. eventually i will get to it.

"Rely a bit too heavily on alcohol and irony. Get clobbered on by courtesy. In love with love and lousy poetry"

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