An Amazing Tribute to a Book She Liked


Looking for Alaska is a young adult novel (Printz Award) by John Green. He also wrote “An Abundance of Katherines,” the title of which may have been inspired by the Kids in the Hall’s “30 Helens Agree” sketch. Or not.

The song is the Scene Aesthetic’s “Beauty in the Breakdown.”

The animation was created with the Sims 2 game, and edited with Windoze Movie Maker. I get cross-eyed imagining how much time, skill and mind-numbingly technical acrobatics this feat consumed. An obsession’s worth. So Jen V. is some kind of goddess.

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Published in: on March 30, 2007 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

An Amazing Tribute to a Book She Liked


Looking for Alaska is a young adult novel (Printz Award) by John Green. He also wrote “An Abundance of Katherines,” the title of which may have been inspired by the Kids in the Hall’s “30 Helens Agree” sketch. Or not.

The song is the Scene Aesthetic’s “Beauty in the Breakdown.”

The animation was created with the Sims 2 game, and edited with Windoze Movie Maker. I get cross-eyed imagining how much time, skill and mind-numbingly technical acrobatics this feat consumed. An obsession’s worth. So Jen V. is some kind of goddess.

Published in: on March 30, 2007 at 6:40 pm  Leave a Comment  

Conjugating the verb "Yes – and"

Stephen Colbert’s speech at Knox College, Illinois.

Published in: on March 29, 2007 at 6:12 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shimabukuro is God


“While My Uke Gently Weeps,” in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields.

Four strings . Two octaves. Clapton, I love you, but you’re a wuss.

Published in: on March 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Shimabukuro is God


“While My Uke Gently Weeps,” in Central Park’s Strawberry Fields.

Four strings . Two octaves. Clapton, I love you, but you’re a wuss.

Published in: on March 26, 2007 at 7:36 pm  Leave a Comment  

Leave Your Darfur Message At The Tone

Hey kids! Need an easy way to do your part to prevent genocide in Darfur? Of course you do – who doesn’t?

Well, here’s your one-minute action plan!

  • Dial 1-800-671-7887 (toll-free)
  • Once you’ve been transferred to the comment line leave your comment using the talking points below:
    • I’m calling to urge President Bush to implement “Plan B” to help bring an end to the genocide in Darfur. Specifically, I am asking him to:
    • Enforce tough sanctions against Sudan;
    • Work with the UN to authorize and enforce a no-fly zone over Darfur to protect civilians from Sudanese bombers; and
    • Press the UN for faster deployment of UN peacekeepers to protect civilians in Darfur.

    Thanks, you rock!!!

    Here’s a recent Darfur Washington Post Article.

    Published in: on March 23, 2007 at 4:35 pm  Leave a Comment  

    The Oculus

    Um…I have no idea.

    Published in: on March 20, 2007 at 4:32 pm  Leave a Comment  

    The Oculus

    Um…I have no idea.

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    Are They Gone Yet? Tragically, Sports Racers, They Are.

    I cried a little bit in my mouth today. ‘Bye, Ze Frank’s little movie square. I will always love you. But who are we kidding? Now every day is ride the fire eagle danger day.

    play_blip_movie_172937()
    This is the actual last broadcast of the Ze Frank Show. Like anything worth anything, it feels like tomorrow there will be another one, and it will never end.

    play_blip_movie_175084();

    Update: So THAT”S why it felt that way: indeed there was. Another one. And this one TOTALLY felt like it’s the last one. Ever. Wait: Saturdays…what?

    play_blip_movie_176756();

    Published in: on March 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment  

    Are They Gone Yet? Tragically, Sports Racers, They Are.

    I cried a little bit in my mouth today. ‘Bye, Ze Frank’s little movie square. I will always love you. But who are we kidding? Now every day is ride the fire eagle danger day.

    play_blip_movie_172937()
    This is the actual last broadcast of the Ze Frank Show. Like anything worth anything, it feels like tomorrow there will be another one, and it will never end.

    play_blip_movie_175084();

    Update: So THAT”S why it felt that way: indeed there was. Another one. And this one TOTALLY felt like it’s the last one. Ever. Wait: Saturdays…what?

    play_blip_movie_176756();

    Published in: on March 14, 2007 at 5:41 pm  Leave a Comment