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There’s a really nice park down the street and, I swear, if there’s ever anyone at that park it’s “crowded”. So, one busy Saturday we cranked this out:
The first of several videos related to the upcoming Adobe MAX conference. If you visit http://max.adobe.com/ then click the pause button (which remains invisible until you wave your cursor over the self-starting with-audio video piece)… then click Brett Rampata (which is the 4th from the last) you can hear him discussing an AIR app he worked on for the Jackass TV show. Watch his little interview first for the complete context but this Beavis and Butthead parody was truly inspired by Brett.
Just a hot topic for Portland–seemed worthy of getting made fun of. Lots of people helped–here’s the credits:
Kent Brockman: Darrel Plant
Rev. Lovejoy: Phillip Kerman
Prof. Frink: Mark Pedersen
Moe: Phillip Kerman
Bart: Randall Fastabend
Selma: Phillip Kerman
Fat Tony: Phillip Kerman
Squeaky-Voiced Teen: Claude Saunders
Apu: Phillip Kerman
Montgomery Burns: Steve Kitchen
Just some fun:
It wasn’t like I really needed to be close to the Metrodome, but when you call your hotel “Holiday Inn Metrodome” you might expect the Metrodome is closer than it actually is:
Here’s a quick list of what I resolve for 2009 and a success report on 2008 (here). First the report of 2008′s resolutions:
#1 eat until I’m satisfied, not full. That didn’t work so well, but when I modified it to “don’t eat after 8pm” I did better. In fact, for the last few months I’ve avoided the late night snacks quite well.
#2 avoid annoying blogs… A+ I might have peaked just once or twice but I did pretty well.
#3 sit up straight–I don’t know if it’s this resolution or going to yoga, but this one is coming along quite well. I’ve caught myself sitting very straight several times.
#4 April Fools didn’t go so well.
#5 be a better blogger… well, I basically just posted my videos. Maybe I’ll compose something meaningful more often this year.
Okay, so for 2009–I don’t have a ton, but here:
#1 do a real stand-up performance. I sort of do that in class and at conferences but I want a presentation for the sake of comedy–nothing else. Seems like one of the hardest things in the world, so that’s a good challenge.
#2 brush my teeth early in the evening to make the late night snacks even easier to resist.
#3 go ice skating once a month, though this is really my kid’s resolution.
[UPDATE: I know I forgot one...so, #4: don't get physically or mentally upset when software or hardware is doing a big fail. I sometimes actually get sick when things start falling apart--but that's going to happen.]
I thought I had a few more, but I figured I had write this up before the year goes too far.
Assimilation is nearly complete:
This might be about as good as my punk performances will ever get: