Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Scary Movies

Last night, Kellyn asked me what the scariest movie I'd ever seen was. I had to think about it, since I went through a phase during high school where my friend Jason and I watched hardly anything but horror films. I'm pretty sure we'd seen nearly every horror VHS tape our little rental shop owned.

Initially, I'd told Kellyn that it had been "Lady in White" which is quite a scary movie, from what I remember. I just remember getting really into it and being quite freaked out.

When I got home though, I got thinking about it more, and remembered the uber-creepy "Suspiria" by Dario Argento. It's a tripped out film about a Yank girl who goes to dance school in Europe, and discovers that there's something evil afoot at the dance academy.

I found a copy of it today, and I can't tell you how excited I am to watch this film again. Even if it's not as scary as I remember, it's got a copy of the soundtrack by Goblin, and that sure as hell is enough to scare anyone.

Monday, May 21, 2007

An Ode to Circus Animal Cookies

Circus Animal Cookies,
Taste So Good!
Make Me Happy,
Like I'm On Mt. Hood.
Eating Them With Coffee,
So Suck My Tit,
If You Don't Like Circus Animal Cookies,
Because They're The Sh*t!

GP Website

I was so busy enjoying my time off that I completely forgot to post a link to the website I made for the Genesis Project for my final project in my web design course. It was supposed to be a group project, so of course I ended up making 95% of it by myself. Thanks to Anthony though, we got our registration forms working, which makes me happy.

If you check out the pics at the top of each page, they reload with a new image when you go to a new page or reload the current page. I'll probably work on making some more headers for the site when I'm not swamped with getting ready for SLC Pride and Camp Genesis.

Genesis Project Website

Friday, May 11, 2007

School's Out For Summer!

Today's my last final, possibly forever, possibly for a short time. I can't believe that my time here at ISU is coming to a close, at least for my undergrad degree.

I turn in my web sites for web design at 3pm today, and then I'm free. I should have worked a bit more on my redesign for my personal site, but it makes me mad that he wants me to actually redesign my site so that it looks UGLY. Design professors with no sense of aesthetic value make me sick.

Enough of this self-reflection stuff though. If you need me, I'll be off partying.

No More Bear on the Bus

I just got reading a very sad story over at Pam's House Blend. A bus driver in Georgia was fired after his Bear411 profile was passed through the school where he worked. Once again, it more or less boiled down to a "protect the children" and a "pushing his sex life on others" defense.

For the record, you have to be a registered user to be able to search the site. You can access someone's profile by accessing the link directly, but you have to know that person's profile name. So, obviously, some wanker was on there for whatever reason, and wanted to get somebody else fired.

I'm tired of vindictive assholes. I'm tired of people being so vicious towards each other. I'm tired of America. I can't imagine what we'd do if we found out that Lady Liberty was a Muslim lesbian. I can just imagine a giant statue burning, surrounded by a crowd with pitchforks, as real liberty and justice look on and weep.

Tuesday, May 08, 2007

Avant-garde Book

I turned in my final book project today, and I'm kind of worried about it. I tried to go avant-garde with my final design, since it had worked so well for me on the previous project. I just think I may have gone a bit too avant-garde for Pocatello. It's technically a book, but the form and function has been completely messed with. It's circular in shape, and kind of looks like a paper octopus exploded on my professor's desk right now. Hell, I should get extra points for experimenting and sewing sheers onto a metal frame though.

It'll be interesting to get feedback after Paula opens her door and finds it on her desk tomorrow. I'm sure she'll not be thrilled about it, but at this point, I don't really care.

I miss the experimental factor and the critical evaluation portions of the education in the UK. They were more impressed with you branching out than they were with the final product, and the critical evaluation allowed you to share what you'd really learned through the course. I know this would have saved me, as I could have defended my work and shown what I'd learned through the course of the class. Oh well. Such is life.

Thanks for the Giggle, Jimbo!

I'm glad I stop by Jimbo's site periodically. Today, I learned that Duran Duran kicks even more ass than I previously thought, and that there's a Crocs code that mimics the gay Hanky code.

For the record, I still think Crocs are some of the worst shoes ever invented, aesthetically speaking. I don't care if dog turds were the most comfortable things to wear on your feet, you wouldn't wear those out in public, so why wear the equally obnoxious Crocs?

Duran Duran anime fight music video: