This is some footage I shot at the Birmingham Zoo. It has a joey (baby wallaby) and slow motion of a rhino and hippo eating. I like it! So should you!
Tuesday, April 29, 2008
Wednesday, April 23, 2008
Tuesday, April 22, 2008
Usually I'm pretty disgusted by feminine products' commercials. I'm actually disgusted by some toilet paper commercials and other products designed for "personal" matters. I guess that's my Puritan side rearing its ugly head again. I happen to find this commercial to be hilarious. Great IDEA! You might have seen this on the TV before, but, you also might not watch much TV like my wife (I LOVE THE OUTDOORS! COME SIT ON THE PORCH!)
Monday, April 21, 2008
One of the most important moments (besides my wedding) in my life was that time in high school when LaMarcus Coleman was called a boy by someone...and he beat the guy up all the while saying, "Boy, I don't see no boy here son!" This became a quote that was frequently used throughout my college years. IT even comes in play fairly regularly in my married life. This weekend, I was watching Can't Buy Me Love and was surprised to hear a young Seth Green say this phrase nearly word for word. I can't say that this didn't cheapen that moment just a little. I almost feel like I've been lied to all these years!!!! Why!!!!!
Go to 6:17 to see what I'm talking about.
John Brooks has done it again!!! This is a great video!!! For some reason I find it to be one of the funniest and most disturbing things I have seen. It's nature! I have more respect for Golden Eagles now, and will probably start a petition to get out national bird changed...unless some hilarious bald eagle video finds its way to me. Please Internet, help me keep my faith in the Bald Eagle!
This video proves that Eagles be Gangstas too, y'all. Video is NSFW
John Brooks sent this link to me today. This is a fascinating article from The Daily Mail that focuses on the fast growing sport of child Thai Boxing. This sounds like a great sport that does not discriminate on age, gender, or size. Aren't you tired of telling your child, "No, Mommy is sorry, sweetie, but you are too young and too small to for this."? I'm definitely going to have to tell my brother about this so he can start training his child once it is born.
Thursday, April 17, 2008
I'm going to go ahead and apologize to myself because I hated these commercials when they were out, but I have to post this in order for you to understand what I'm talking about.
The good thing about this ad campaign is that it helped me win an argument against my then girlfriend, now wife. She was trying to tell me that The Gilmore Girls was a funny TV show. Well, I won the argument because I told her that if it was funny it would be on TBS... and she totally bought it!
Now... the real reason I decided to write this post. I am currently in Attala, Alabama. I ate dinner at a Ruby Tuesdays (Ruby Tuesdays feel free to ask me to be a spokesperson or ask if you can sponsor this blog... it's okay... the worst thing that could happen is that I would say no... but that wouldn't happen) Did I mention I ate dinner at the bar... oh, I guess I could have answered that question. No, I didn't. Well, I did. While I was there this ridiculous looking guy came in... I will spare the description in case this dude reads the blog... but, he actually probably knows that I'm talking about him because there is probably only one Ruby Tuesdays in Attala. By the way, I sure do love Ruby Tuesdays (WINK!) He plopped down at the bar and said, " I want the strongest drink you have, but it has to be a stimulate. The bar tender suggested a Long Island Iced Tea, or a Margarita with a double shot of tequila. For some reason It thought this was pretty funny... TBS, what do you think... or, People of the Internet. Wouldn't a double shot of whiskey, tequila, vodka, gin, or scotch have been more appropriate? Can alcohol ever be a stimulate? Maybe I watch too many movies and don't try to drink my problems away in one big drink at a time... Well... that's not necessarily true, but that one time it was measuring cups full of boxed wine!
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
I was pleased to read in the newspaper today about the Crimson Tide learning from the lessons of A Day (improving upon the problematic areas that presented themselves). The way this article was presented was what seems to be the Montgomery Advertiser's attempt to lull me into a false sense of security in order to kick me repeatedly in the guts (they know I only read Saban related articles!!!!). The article started out this way, talking about practice continuing yesterday. Then I flipped to page four of the sports' section to read the obnoxious celebrations of the victorious Crimson team! 24-14! Reminding the readers that MY White team had to eat beans and franks while the Crimson team was gorging themselves on steaks! I'm sorry!!!!! I just get a little emotional around this time of year because of this bitter rivalry that ranks as the biggest rivalry in all college football if not the biggest rivalry in the history of the world! This rivalry surpasses that of Alabama and Auburn; Alabama and Tennessee; Ohio State and Michigan; Notre Dame and all of there non-conference rivals (that's right, they don't have a freaking conference!!! I'm enraged thinking about it!); the Union and the Confederacy; Bayside and Valley; and John Adams and Thomas Jefferson. I'm just saying, this game will be remembered for years and years to come! It makes me sick to my stomach thinking about Rashad Johnson, Ronaldo McClain, and Jimmy Johns eating franks and beans! I'm so angry!
Link to the salt in my wounds!
Monday, April 14, 2008
This post is related to the A day game tradition that I briefly described in my last post.
Many Bama fans are excited about our much anticipated recruiting class, and as far as I know I have designed the first t-shirt related to one of these top recruits, Julio Jones. The shirt was designed in the spirit of the A day game rivalry. I probably would not wear one of these shirts because Julio would probably play on the Crimson team (starting offense). If he did play on the white team then and only then could I support him. This would be a good conversation piece t-shirt. In a perfect world the Alabama A would be included, but if I was really going to sell these it would not be included due to copyright laws. Anyway...I just wanted to post my design.
(I just threw this together in photoshop really quick...sorry if it's not top quality)
My wife and I went to Alabama's annual spring game this weekend, the A day game. It was awesome. It was also the 2nd highest attended spring game and NCAA football history, 2nd only to last years game. Roll Tide! Anyway...I find it uninteresting to watch a game that I am not pulling for a particular team. I have to have something invested in the game..well...who do you cheer for in a scrimmage between a team and itself? My wife and I made a bet...I decided the white squad was going to beat the crimson squad so if I won she had to buy me a Dale Jr. racing jacket.
She said that if the Crimson team won I would have to buy her the Sex and the City box set and a M and M racing jacket...she is shrewd. This made the game really interesting. I was really excited at first because the white team was kicking some butt. They scored the first touchdown and I jumped out of my seat and grabbed and shook her. She was annoyed and wanted to call off the bet, but didn't. The game became really exciting as the Crimson team kicked a field goal putting them on the board. The later went on to score two touchdowns. I was trying to rally my team by chanting, "Steaks, steaks, steaks!!!!". You see, the winner of the game is served steak for dinner by the loosing team. The loosing team gets to eat beans. Nothing doing. The Crimson team went on to win the game. It was a well fought game, extremely exciting and I was freaking out at the end...so intense...white team was in it all the way...I knew they could pull it off...but, they didn't. I guess that's why I want to get a flag like the one I made in photoshop. Like I would marry someone who cheered for another team...I mean it was almost a deal breaker in the marriage when I found out that she liked Notre Dame. No TRUE Bama fan likes Notre Dame...BUT, I'm not even going to get started on that tangent.
I don't know how we missed this. read about it here.
Here is a fake Steve Perry biopic that Falcon and I made in college. Let me explain a little better...we made a movie where we played directors making a biopic of Steve Perry...this was a side plot of the movie. This stuff was also probably some of the best stuff we shot. I still think this is pretty funny stuff. There was other jokes from this movie that I also thought was pretty funny even though I mostly watched it through the cracks in my fingers. Sometimes it's hard to look at old work...I guess it's hard for me to look at work where I am in it wearing my favorite ball cap...that was back when it was in it's prime...I don't even know where that thing is now.
Wednesday, April 9, 2008
i finally found the video to Bandish Project's "Bhor." this is a song that moved robby and i enough to create an entire weekly, hour-long radio show devoted to hindi pop. the name of the show, Hot as Lavas Yeah!, came from a line in this song. "This one goes out to all you ladies.....who are hot....hot, hot, hot.....hot as lavas, yeah!" there are other videos in an older post. i've posted a link to that post below the video. my favorite is definitely "Disco 82." check it out.
Other videos in older post!
Monday, April 7, 2008
Coolio now has his own cooking show, Cookin' with Coolio, on MyDamnChannel.com. It's pretty good and I love his catchphrase! "Shaka Zulu motherfuckers!" I think he wanted to take Emeril's "bam!" and kick it up a notch.
I really like the background image on the website. Check out the diamond encrusted knife with the Cookin' with Coolio logo.
Here's an episode:
Thursday, April 3, 2008
I guess baseball has its good points...I still think it's boring to watch, but fun to play (unless you're playing right field, then it's still just boring). Adding a minor league ball team to Montgomery, AL caused beer to be available on Sundays after 1:00pm and it also brought draft beer into the restaurants. Here is an awesome picture from a Washington Nationals game.
Those are the most awesome costumes ever! I challenge you to find some that are more awesome!
I found these images on flickr.com. Pretty cool stuff. Who knew Ben Franklin was so popular and a Colts fan? I guess he also must have been a master of disguise based on some of these pictures. Can't you just imagine him leaping out of an American flag kind of like in Rambo and Zoolander. That's probably where they got the idea! American history rules!!!!
Tuesday, April 1, 2008
While searching for more Joe photography I found some pictures of some Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle action figures. I really loved how they started out with the action figures that appeared in the show and then moved to wacky action figures that had little to do with the show or at least that is how I remember it. I think this approach should be adopted be the makers of historical action figures. Let's not try to remember these individuals as they were, but how we would have liked them to be. Actually this approach is in effect as far as history goes(there are many myths about Washington. He didn't chop down a cherry tree), but can we please carry this over to our toys. THINK ABOUT THE CHILDREN!!! We should remember these figures as evil fighting brilliant killing machines (maybe killing androids, that's less violent. However, these androids would bleed human blood) with robotic wings and razor blade eyes.
Now, if these toy makers would cooperate and take my advice...then our great historical figures will receive the attention that they deserve. The attention like the Ninja Turtles currently receive.
I don't know why I'm so interested in this right now...this stuff makes me want to go out and buy a whole bunch of old G.I. Joes and take some pictures. I know that they would probably just sit somewhere in my apartment though. My wife would get angry with me. I'd probably get really depressed and start heavily drinking and watching the game show network non-stop. Of course, that would get in the way of my job. I'd get even more depressed and gain weight. Probably start wearing adult diapers. I'd get really smelly. No telling what my wife would do then. Of course this might not occur in this exact way, but I'm just guessing based on past failed attempts at hobbies that I've approached (carpentry, witch craft, yoga, spinning, animal husbandry, and alcoholism). None of these attempt were successful. I guess I should leave it to the pros. While looking at flickr.com for some more of these pictures I found a group devoted to this type of photography.