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“V” Is For “Valentine” And “Vegas”

Tuesday, February 14th, 2012

My mate Dredd is shipping out to Afghanistan for his second tour at the end of the month, so I tripped down to Las Vegas to spend a few weeks with him before he goes.  Since the ONLY perk of my job is the ability to work remotely (paycheques should NEVER be classified as “perks”…), I intend to use it for all it’s worth!

He was taking my photo by this UNLV sign when I thought of this idea, and we stormed a nearby coffee shop that was still open to “borrow” paper and sharpies from the students and patrons to make our sign.  Butcher paper used to wrap coffee mugs as gifts and half a dozen sharpies from various students and “VOILA!”  – Dredd’s posing for a “classic” bighairmonkey Valentine’s day card!

Meanwhile, to continue on with the anti-Valentine’s feel of things, I leave you with Cartel’s awesome yet completely depressing song, “Wasted” (after driving around Vegas for hours on end listening/singing/screaming to their album, we have found that no official video has been made or released yet for this song!  Why is that??!).  Cartel is touring in March/April!  w00t!

You can pick your friends, the music you listen to, the books you read, the movies you see and the things you do!  You are, in fact, a mashup of what you choose to let into your life.  You’re the sum of your influences and experiences!  So I’m here.
~ bighairmonkey paraphrasing Austin Kleon

Facebook Is Down

Saturday, September 25th, 2010

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~ Dolly (“TheDollSays” – tweet’ed on twitter)

Apparently, Facebook was down on Thursday, and millions of teenagers were momentarily horrified by the thought of having to meet outside and have face to face conversations with one another.  But after texting furiously to one another on mobiles and iPads, they realised the Internet itself still worked, and swarmed twitter to console one another with cyber-hugs and warm, fuzzy feelings of apathy.

Counter Inception

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010

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Couldn’t find the creator of this one, but they got that last panel perfect!  It seems to have first shown up over at i.imugr.com.

If you haven’t seen “Inception” yet, but you enjoyed Christopher Nolan’s “Memento” or other head-tripping films such as “The Machinist“, “Fight Club“, “Donnie Darko“, “Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind“, “Shutter Island” or “Vanilla Sky“, then you should put seeing “Inception” high on your priority list.

Then this might make a bit more sense.

Shine

Sunday, May 30th, 2010

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~ Marianne Williamson (motivational speaker; author; from her book Return to Love; partially quoted in the movies Coach Carter and Akeelah and the Bee)

Bleed Ice Cream

Sunday, January 10th, 2010

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~ Derek Duty (“theduty” – certified bs technician and internet monkey; tweet’ed on twitter)

Non Compliance

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

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~ Seth Godin (agent of change; from a recent post on his blog)

Things I Have Thought But Someone Else Said First And Put It On The Internet

Tuesday, October 6th, 2009

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~ Chip Kidd (graphic designer and author of The Cheese Monkeys: A Novel in Two Semesters which has some of the best descriptions of sleeplessness, scrambling to hit deadlines and the lack of motivation in a given environment, but save yourself some money and check it out from your public library)