Thursday, February 25, 2010
Friday, February 12, 2010
I always knew Oliver Stone was a beautiful human being
Fleshbot or Facebook? You figure it out. I'm not going near this.
Even though I can't see how this will work, these guys get a free pass. Not you, Lucas.
Bet you didn't know he was one of the good guys.
Creative: Unblock thyself.
Daily blogging quota achieved. I claim my prize.
Thursday, February 11, 2010
"Here's my argument in a nutshell. People are too much at cross purposes with each other, too stupid, too self absorbed to ever effectively conspire to do anything."
- originally published in The Believer
Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Putting pictures of books online is almost as good as writing one. Certainly, they're more satisfying in the short term. So here are a few examples of how I spent my free time in January:
BOOKS ABOUT THE TRUTH, MAN
BOOKS I PROBABLY SHOULDN'T ADVERTISE, IF I WANT PEOPLE TO THINK I AM DEEP AND MEANINGFUL
BOOKS I FINALLY GOT AROUND TO READING AND WAS IMPRESSED/INTIMIDATED BY
BOOKS I HAVEN'T FINISHED READING YET
BOOKS I HAVE BEGUN TO READ TO MY ALMOST NINE YEAR OLD SON. THUS FULFILLING MY PURPOSE ON EARTH (SOMEONE ELSE CAN SHOW HIM HUNTER S.).
BOOKS WITH GREEN COVERS
BOOKS ABOUT MATHEMATICS
COMIC BOOKS. OR, THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE READ THIS YEAR
BOOKS I AM WRITING
Are at just over 40,000 words.
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Want to write a screenplay? Wondering what's the next few years of films might be like?
Preparing for disaster
Stepping over your grandmother's grave: Oscars 2010.
The scaredy-cat guide to success: Gladwell on entrepreneurs.
You shouldn't be reading this. I shouldn't be typing it. Oh, man, I'm so depressed.
No, actually, now I'm depressed.
Monday, February 8, 2010
This ran during the Superbowl last night. It is (apparently) the first time the 'Don't be evil' gang have advertised on TV.
All I'm saying is: if you changed the soundtrack to the Arcade Fire and had the tagline: 'from the mind of Spike Jonze', you'd be in hipster heaven.
Or if the camera pulled back and John Hodgman was typing on the screen, we could be looking at the new Apple iPad ad.
I'm not saying you should, or that every advertiser chasing the hipster dollar is doing the same thing. I've just got too much time on my hands.
Thursday, February 4, 2010
Tuesday, February 2, 2010
Too tired and too behind to write a blog post tonight. You know what that means, ladies and gentlemen...
EMBEDDED VIDEOS! LINKS! LOLCATS! PRON!
Here's a great talk by Clay Shirky on why our problem is not too much information, but our inability to filter effectively:
Some people might say: 'Hey. This is just a loose collection of impressions.'
To which I reply: 'So's your face.'
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