October 31, 2009

best costumes ever

in honor of halloween, i'd like to share some photos from the greatest group costume of all time. halloween 2003, my friends and i dressed as aqua teen hunger force. the show was still sort of unknown at the time, so i had to make all of the costumes by hand.

October 29, 2009

October 25, 2009

October 20, 2009

seeking forgiveness

seeking forgiveness is a crowd-sourced blog that gives mormons an opportunity to publicly repent for their church's involvement in proposition 8 (california's anti-same-sex marriage amendment). it doesn't appear to have gotten a lot of traction (shocking!), but here's one example that gave me chills:

@annekejong twitter post

October 19, 2009

marriage and divorce: a 50-state tour

coastal women getting married later...and divorced less.
twitter thanks to @GOOD for the infographics.

(source: pew)

where the hipsters are

i don't understand some critics' indignation that where the wild things are isn't for kids. it's as if the film was marketed to children and folks are outraged that they were duped. from my perspective (and NPR's), all the marketing and promotion indicates that the studio was after a different, but still attractive, demographic: hipsters. 

arcade fire trailer + urban outfitters partnership + mcsweeney's-published book = obviously a different demographic than some critics seem to think the film was targeted to. 

full disclosure: though not a hipster, per se, i am a trilby-and-skinny-jeans-wearing twentysomething, so i realize i'm probably just being defensive. but i really don't think it's fair to be grumpy about a film just because you got confused about whom it was for.

[exit soap box]

October 13, 2009

October 11, 2009

happy national coming out day

endless awkwardness surrounds this poster, which was distributed in 2006 to offices worldwide and affixed to the firm's official national coming out day celebration email.  needless to say, i had some explaining to do :)