Monday, August 27, 2007

TWSS

I suppose it's only natural to become a bit more mature as we progress through life. One area which I've found this to be true is in the classroom. I tend to be more attentive than I was in college round 1, and I make a concerted effort to get as much as possible out of the lectures I'm attending.

That being said, there are times when I simply can't help myself. In this respect I think that my boy Mueller has me in the area of self control. Other friends of mine, however, I doubt could contain themselves.

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One of my professors actually said those words. Well, some of them anyway.

Who am I kidding. I'm not mature. I loved the movie Superbad (ANSFW) and I could watch this video all day long:

Monday, August 20, 2007

Phallic Status Symbol

Now that I'm trying to get into the movie industry, I've started to think about all the different jobs that need to be filled in order to make a film. I've often said that I'd take just about any job in the business, because even as the coffee runner on the set of Half Past Dead, I would've at least had the opportunity to tell Don Michael Paul, "Seriously. Did Steven Seagal just say "a'ight" to Ja Rule? Really? That's how you're ending your movie?"

That being said, there are certain jobs that carry a little more clout than others. For example - anybody seen SuperBad yet? It's terrific - I highly recommend (as long as your aren't easily offended). Here's a clip from SuperBad:

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As I watched that scene, I found myself wondering how many people were required to film it, and more importantly... what was their job title?

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Monday, August 13, 2007

Dante had it all Wrong

A couple of comics ago, the subject of hell was brought up in the comments area of the ol' blog. Interesting stuff in there, you should check it out from time to time.

At any rate, my dad, an avid golfer who plays at the very least twice a week, even in the coldest of Nebraska winters, made what I believe was his first ever comment on my blog. And of course, it referenced golf.

"Dear Old Dad said...

There's no golf in hell.....that's why it's hell....
August 4, 2007 11:01 PM"
Well Dad, you very well might be right. But after years of playing golf with you and hearing your thoughts on the game, I think there might be something you would consider to be even worse.

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Before you ask, that's not supposed to be my dad. It's just a generic dude who found his way to hell. Probably the guy who invented red arrows for left hand turns at traffic lights.

Wednesday, August 08, 2007

I just ... blue myself.

School update for those that are interested.

Last month I was in a class called "Character Design and Creation." As the name would imply, we are just in charge of ... designing and creating a character. This character could be based on whatever we want, so long as it hadn't already been created in some 3d form. Like a video game, or movie or whatever.

So I chose one of my comedic heroes, Mr. David Cross. Known to many as Tobias F√ľnke. If you aren't familiar with him, let me introduce you.



Well, here's my attempt at creating him in 3d. Sorry for the poor quality of the video.



Have a good week folks.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Mogwai on your Face

Today I offer a challenge to you, the users of the internet.

Some time ago, I was searching for an image on the internet. Usually when I go to find something on the internet, I have absolute confidence that I'll be able to find it. As my boy Mueller has proven time and time again, just about anything can be found out there on the world wide webs.

But on this fateful day, some time ago - I could not for the life of me find an image of the flying sun proof gremlin from Gremlins 2: The New Batch.

I tried searching for hours. "Bat Gremlin", "Gargoyle Gremlin", "Flying Gremlin".... to no avail. The closest thing I found was this image in Wikipedia:


Which isn't actually an image of the gremlin, but rather an image of the director holding up a cardboard standin for the actor to react to, since they would later add the flying gremlin in post processing.

Never mind why I was searching for the flying gremlin image online, but what I ask is this. Can any of my readers find it?

I guess maybe it's a good thing the gremlin I'm seeking has proven so evasive. After all, those little green monsters are notoriously difficult to get rid of.


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