Thursday, December 31, 2009

Happy New Year

An end to a busy decade. Can't believe how far I've come. Here's hoping to go much further in the next ten years.

Saturday, June 20, 2009

It Doesn't Look Fake...

This is Josh Womack, a former second-round pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2002, who currently plays for the Long Beach Armada of the Golden Baseball League. What makes this guy special is that he’s got one heck of a wicked bat trick. The thing is, it doesn’t actually look real, but it doesn’t look fake, either…

I doubt the trick is faked because, well… why would you fake something like this with an independent-league baseball player? There’s no marketing behind it and nothing to be gained from it except a few curious baseball fans. He plays up the freeway from us with, so maybe I’ll go check him out.

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Post-It Obsession

Some people have too much time on their hands... or use it effectively, depending on the way you look at it.

DEADLINE post-it motion, by Bang-yao Liu

And this one is also on my Tumblr account (which I use for things that are more personally inspirational):

Post-It Love

Saturday, May 23, 2009

Big Rap

Who didn't love the movie Big?

I can't believe Hanks can still pull off the whole thing. I know he probably practiced, but really...

Friday, May 22, 2009


Smash two would-be summer blockbusters together... and don't forget to wash your hands.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Do Not Try This at Home

I do not want to meet this girl in a dark alley and have to throw down.

FYI, this is Julia Dales, a 17-year old from Canada who won the open auditions for the World Beatbox Championships. She'll compete on May 29th.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Ten Years Later

Ten years ago today, I'd waited in line for eighteen hours at the Irvine Marketplace 10 to see Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace. At midnight on May 19, 1999, I scrambled into the theater to watch the most-anticipated movie of all time. The movie was disappointing, but the excitement prior to the release was incredible. I'm not ashamed to say that it was one of the greatest experiences of my life.

It's been thirty-two years since George Lucas' magnum opus opened. We can't thank him enough for creating it, nor can we beg him enough to leave it alone.

Both photos above were shot by famed photographer Annie Leibovitz for Vanity Fair (a magazine which has had an odd love for Star Wars over the years). Anybody who can score me a big print (at least 36" wide) of the 2nd photo will have my love and devotion for life.

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In other Star Wars news, the long-awaited Fanboys debuts on DVD today. It's the story of five friends who head out to see The Phantom Menace before its debut - at Skywalker Ranch, and before one of them succumbs to cancer. Starring Jay Baruchel, Kristen Bell, Dan Fogler, Sam Huntington, and Chris Marquette.