Thursday, May 6, 2010

Context? We don't need Context.

Best thing someone said to me yesterday:

"Just put a rubber nipple on it and ride the train home."

I need to post more often on this thing. Remind me.

Friday, February 26, 2010

I Invented the Triangle of Death

Way back in college, I participated in wildly exciting 15-minute sketch comedy show entitled "Tim Invents the Triangle of Death. With the help of funny-man Nick Olig and space cadet Steve Coughlin (and vast assortment of participants) we created some funny stuff. Not all of it was gold. In fact, most of it was rushed and sloppily thrown together. Here is one of my favorite sketches from the show--entitled "American Storytellers Pt.1"

There is a Pt.2. version of Storytellers, but I haven't seen it. From what I hear, it may be lost in time. Why is this writing so small. Blogger kinda sucks.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

How To Make It In America

This is not an instructional guide by me. I can't help you out there. I can give some rough guidelines on how to fail in Finland, but that's where my expertise ends. No, this is regarding the HBO show. The press has deemed it Entourage, set in New York (it also happens to share the same producers). The show premiered on Sunday, February 14th. There has been one other episode since and the press has been pretty good.

I actually haven't seen any of the actual show. I intend to and I implore you, reader, to as well. I worked on the opening credit sequence (directed by duo Josh & Xander, edited by Max Koepke) doing color correction. I think everyone was happy with how it came out, and the opening has actually been highlighted in the press:

from Time Magazine:

"First thing you'll notice is the credits, which are the best thing about the show. That will sound like an insult. It is not; they are awesome credits. Not just because they look and sound great, but because, even by the standards of an HBO show, they really bring together the show's larger themes—grit, hunger, ambition, the multicultural whirl of New York and the culture-transcending pursuit of the almighty dollar—better even than the show itself does."

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Bender of Steel

Article taken from NYTimes website. Original publication January 11, 2010.

Thanks to Chris Renton for referring me to this article.

"Joe Rollino once lifted 475 pounds. He used neither his arms nor his legs but, reportedly, his teeth. With just one finger he raised up 635 pounds; with his back he moved 3,200. He bit down on quarters to bend them with his thumb.

People called him the Great Joe Rollino, the Mighty Joe Rollino and even the World’s Strongest Man, and what did it matter if at least one of those people was Mr. Rollino himself.
On Monday morning, Mr. Rollino went for a walk in his Brooklyn neighborhood, a daily routine. It was part of the Great Joe Rollino’s greatest feat, a display of physical dexterity and stamina so subtle that it revealed itself only if you happened to ask him his date of birth: March 19, 1905. He was 104 years old and counting.

A few minutes before 7 a.m., as Mr. Rollino was crossing Bay Ridge Parkway at 13th Avenue, a 1999 Ford Windstar minivan struck him. The police said he suffered fractures to his pelvis, chest, ribs and face, as well as head trauma. Unconscious, he was taken to Lutheran Medical Center, where he later died."

Full article here: