Sunday, November 30, 2008

odd wallpaper

the wallpaper in our local has always intrigued me. it's all olde timey adds for various products. here are two that have stood out to me recently:

this first one reminds me of ghandi. shaving in front of a computer screen.



the second one is for a product called genuine bear grease, which promotes healthy hair growth.



there are also a few adds that use the word mustachio, which i love.

Saturday, November 29, 2008

post art hop show dec 4

expect to see a ton of promo by me for this show. it will be freakin amazing.

rademacher rocks
sleepover disaster rocks
and death to anders rocks



if you want to come over and listen to any of their albums, you're welcome to.

drunken knife wielding man arrested

hope your thanksgiving went well. ours did. it didn't go so well for a guy in sacramento.

how bad would you feel if you got beat down by a plastic candy cane and then got arrested?

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

rademacher reminder



hey hey! just wanted to give a little shout out for rademacher tonight, and also let you know that they're encouraging everyone to come out all fancified. formal attire encouraged.

also, episode 17 of tvlgfhf is up. check that out.

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ranking funny movies

so, i was thinking about the funny movies i've seen in the last year or so and wanted to rank them, in case anyone was wondering.

1. pineapple express
2. superbad
3. role models
3. knocked up
4. tropic thunder
5. step brothers

let me comment on role models briefly. saw it last night with very low expectations. it was very funny, and surprised the crap out of me how funny it was.

what's going on

yeah, so i haven't blogged much lately. it's because i'm out livin. that's right, l i v i n. you should get out and try it. just kidding. i mean, i've been doing stuff, and hanging out with people (like the andersons), and i just haven't taken time to sit down and write anything.

so, here goes with some stuff.

anybody have any luck voting in the bee's people's choice awards? i haven't. i've tried from two different computers (one @ work, one @ home) and haven't been able to get the system to let me past the first page. i answer the questions, then i click on next and nothing.

(UPDATE: it let me go to page two. you should go over and vote @ http://www.fresnobee.com/peopleschoice/)

had a good time @ the swede fest. thanks again to all the directors, and thanks to brodiemash for putting that on. tvlgfhf has one in the planning stage so we'll be in the next festival.

speaking of tvlgfhf, we'll be posting a new episode tomorrow, so download it from the site or hit up itunes and subscribe.

had a good time @ the benefit for cafe corazon, the little bit i was there for. the old gut was a little off, and i wanted to rest a bit. since i missed rademacher, i think i've got to definitely check out this show on wednesday night:



i know, it would be a non-traditional night for the dice riff raff, but hey, some of you still haven't seen the greatness of rademacher.

finally, today i got a hair cut.

here's me before:



side view



and hair...i mean here...i am post clip. rocking it short again.



for those of you who haven't seen me around lately, yes, i'm currently rocking a beard. a novembeard to be precise. it seems that it's beard appreciation month so i thought i'd grow one. it was annoying for a bit, but it's grown on me. yeah, i said that, too. i'm 95% sure i'm cutting it off on dec. 1 or thereabouts.

Saturday, November 22, 2008

cafe corazon benefit

here's what you should be sunday afternoon: going to see bands perform in honor of the best coffee shop that fresno has ever had.



seriously, be there.

Friday, November 21, 2008

swede fest 2

here's what you should be doing saturday afternooon. fresno's second swede fest, put on by the gents over @ the dumb drumb.



1pm
735 F St.
Fresno, Ca

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

robot chicken star wars episode ii

robot chicken put out their latest parody of star wars.

click over here to watch it's goodness.

in the second video set there is a hilarious scene with a mouse.

also, a very nice father & son bit in the last set of videos.

Monday, November 17, 2008

recommendations?

so, i've been wanting to expand my fresno building paintings to beyond the tower theater. i'll keep painting the tower, but i'd like to do some other meaningful/cool/interesting fresno buildings.

so, some that i've been considering are:
st. therese church (another recognizable tower locale)
city hall (love it)
security pacific building
the county jail

thoughts? other buildings you'd like to see me take on?


*cross posted @ artbyedwardstewart.

benefit for cafe corazon

*updated!*

ahh, the start of another week. and, as usual i'm already looking forward to the weekend rather than paying attention and really enjoying everything that happens between now and then.

some good friends will be hitting the 'no later in the week.

and on sunday, there's an event planned to benefit the owners of cafe corazon. it's an early start, which is cool, because that allows for more fun on sunday night.
audie's olympic (club fred) plays host to:
Wheel of Fortune & Succulent,
Love Seats,
It'll Grow Back,
Blake Jones,
Roger Perry
local poet Chicago.
[and just added...Rademacher!]

starts @ 4, music goes on @ 4:30, show's over around 8.

cost? only $5. although, as a lover of cafe corazon, i'm likely to donate a little more.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

how to tell if you cat is plotting to kill you

what's your cat up to? not sure? well, it's probably plotting to kill you. click here to check out this site to determine what's really going on.




Is your cat plotting to kill you?

a post for heather- ras trent

are you there God, it's me ras trent?

Friday, November 14, 2008

prehistoric crappy hour

dear creative fresno,
you lied about several things for your prehistoric happy hour.
1. you advertised $3. margaritas were $5, beer was $4.
2. you said 21 & over and yet there were a ton of kids.

seriously, this sucks.

quantum of solace friday

7:30 pm, signature theater.

what say you?

Thursday, November 13, 2008

rogue 2009

i'm in. not sure which venue yet, but i'm in rogue 2009. thursday, february 26 to saturday, march 7

foul ball grammar

i saw this sign, and it's one i've actually seen quite frequently, but it stood out to me this time. you see, the colon tells me that you're talking to the foul balls, letting them know that the institution won't be held responsible for their damage.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

beautiful losers

as a part of this big metropolitan museum reopening, fresno filmworks has a 10 pm show on saturday of the movie beautiful losers. this is a movie i have been pretty interested to see, and now i get a chance to do it for free. it's a documentary, so if you're not into that, well, i got nothing for ya. but i'll be there.



Beautiful Losers
Saturday, November 15, 2008
10:00 p.m.
Fresno Metropolitan Museum
1555 Van Ness, Fresno
Admission is free

and the trailer:


Beautiful Losers film trailer from beautifullosersfilm on Vimeo.

and a little synopsis:

In the early 1990's a loose-knit group of likeminded outsiders found common ground at a little NYC storefront gallery. Rooted in the DIY (do-it-yourself) subcultures of skateboarding, surf, punk, hip hop & graffiti, they made art that reflected the lifestyles they led. Developing their craft with almost no influence from the "establishment" art world, this group, and the subcultures they sprang from, have now become a movement that has been transforming pop culture.

Starring a selection of artists who are considered leaders within this culture, BEAUTIFUL LOSERS focuses on the telling of personal stories. It speaks to themes of what happens when the outside becomes "in" as it explores the creative ethos connecting these artists and today's youth.

Directed by Aaron Rose
USA, 2008
90 minutes, NR

prehistoric happy hour & mindforum @ the met

it's tuesday, but i'm already looking forward to the weekend. maybe it's because we've got the day off today, but i'm ready for some fun at the met on friday and saturday.





Creative Fresno teams with Met
for Two Fun & Fabulous Events


Prehistoric Happy Hour

We invite you to indulge in a Happy Hour among Feathered Dinosaurs. Partake in the complimentary appetizers and delight in our dinosaur themed drinks at the no-host bar! This party is reserved for Met enthusiasts over 21.

The Prehistoric Happy Hour is presented in conjunction with the Met and is free as part of the 55-hour grand re-opening.

Drink tickets are $3 each.

Friday, November 14, 2008
4–7pm


MindForum: The Greenest Building
is The One Already Built

Creative Fresno bring together a panel of distinguished local architects to discuss the advantages and disadvantages of reusing (not tearing down) our historic buildings, many of which have outlived their original function. In designing it for a new function (often called adaptive reuse) new life can be given to the urban landscape.

Join Creative Fresno and the Met in learning about saving our existing urban fabric and living in a cool urban lifestyle.

Panel:
Russ Taylor, Taylor Teter Partnership
Chris Johnson, Johnson Architecture
Anthony Pings, Anthony Pings and Associates
Paul Miller, The Vernal Group

As part of the the Fresno Metropolitan Museum's 55-hour grand re-opening, this event is free.

Saturday, November 15, 2008
Noon–2pm

Sunday, November 09, 2008

trail of two cities marathon

today was fresno's trail of two cities marathon. our friend kasey was running in it and so we wanted to get out on the course and cheer her on. she, along with thousands of others, snaked through fresno and clovis to end up at woodward park.

we wanted to see her around mile 19, and she gave us an approximate time that she'd be around there. unfortunately, we had to park around a mile away from the viewing area, and so as we walked we got lazy and decided to just hit the finish area.

it took us a bit to drive to woodward park, park and walk to near the finish line. we found a good spot to stand and waited for our friend to whiz on by. and not too long after, there she was. fortunately, while we were out there the weather was nice and sunny. there was a bit of wind that probably wasn't all that fun for the runners but it didn't bother us much.

all in all, it was cool seeing so many people out there running. and, it was cool to see our friend go by, cheer her on and talk to her after the race.

congrats kasey, and congrats to everyone that took part in the marathon. hopefully, next year's event will be bigger and better.

fresno street clean up

every year, the city of fresno offers a great program to homes where you can put out a bunch of junk in your street and they'll take it away. as apartment dwellers, we'd never gotten to take part in it. now, since we're homeowners we're taking part of it for the first time. when we got our house, there was a rickety old shed in the back that we wanted to take out, and since i knew this was coming up it became the plan. our trash day comes up this week, so a few friends came over to help knock out the shed.



here i am swing a sledgehammer. brian almost hit me later with that same sledge.



we took down one side, and then knocked the back wall in, which also started to bring down the roof



in this photo you can see that the roof is actually a metal garage door. i knew this, but what we discovered was that the whole shed was pretty much made up of garage doors. the top and back were whole doors, and the front and sides seemed to be part doors. crazy stuff.



here's the shed all knocked down and mostly cut up, and a lot hauled into the street. the front right is the roof/garage door waiting to get cut up. everything has got to be broken down into 4' sections, which wasn't too hard for the wood parts. unfortunately, we broke both of the metal cutting jigsaw blades so we didn't get the garage door done. it'll have to wait until i get a chance on tuesday.



here's the pile in the street after we were done. taking down the shed and breaking it mostly up only took us about 2 hours. now i've got to get some final clean up done out there, take out two junipers, and get it ready for the spanking new shed i'll put in.



and here's some bonus video of the crazy roaches that were dwelling in the old shed.

pulp muppets

Saturday, November 08, 2008

fun friday

check out some things i saw around fresno on friday.

incest & abuse are available at a discount. which is nice, who wants to pay full price for incest or abuse?



the view looks good from the sky room downtown. it's sad that it's a little obscured by bars, but i guess safety first.



another, more blurry pic from the sky room.



and finally, another spot downtown where they've got the urinal next to the sink, without any sort of divider. so, yes, you can wash your hands right next to me while i urinate. gross.

Friday, November 07, 2008

honkin on my crack pipe

let me give you a little smile on your friday face with a video that may be making it's viral rounds around the net. it's a catchy little ditty that has a few swear words so be warned. i also warn you that it's catchy and you may be singing it all day

Thursday, November 06, 2008

dizzee rascal on obama

one of my favorite english rappers was interviewed on obama's victory and the prospect of having a black prime minister in england. it's not genius or anything, but he does alright. btw, the video is from a show called newsnight.



and now for my favorite dizzee rascal song, fix up look sharp

star wars campaign ads

okay, it's a couple days late, but it's still funny

See more funny videos at Funny or Die

readers & friends

sorry the posting has been a bit off this week. i've been busy doing all sorts of stuff and so me and the internet have been strangers except for brief passes to check email. but, i'm back.

speaking of being back, the skyroom is back! and, you can check it out tomorrow evening with creative fresno. maybe i'll even rejoin creative fresno.



get your drink on and enjoy the lights of fresno.

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Saturday, November 01, 2008

halloween pictures

thought i'd post some photos of last nights fun in the tower district

the tower theater & maleficent



audrey hepburn & zena



the theater surrounded by guys too cool to play dress up



pappy sausage assaulter hanging out around the theater. mike wise touches meat.



scoopy's aunt girlfriend, hmac.



hope your halloween was fun.