Friday, January 23, 2009

I Gotta Learn How to Do This

From the AP:

LAGOS, Nigeria – One of Nigeria's biggest daily newspapers reported that police implicated a goat in an attempted automobile theft. In a front-page article on Friday, the Vanguard newspaper said that two men tried to steal a Mazda car two days earlier in Kwara State, with one suspect transforming himself into a goat as vigilantes cornered him.

The paper quoted police spokesman Tunde Mohammed as saying that while one suspect escaped, the other transformed into a goat as he was about to be apprehended.

The newspaper reported that police paraded the goat before journalists, and published a picture of the animal.

Police in the state couldn't immediately be reached for comment.

Belief in black magic is widespread in Nigeria, particularly in far-flung rural areas.

WTF? Why can't American cops act this way?  If they did, I would just keep a goat with me at all times, and if I got pulled over, I would release it and hide in the back. 


Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Wanna learn something today???

Okay, so I got rid of all the slackers with the title.  Now only my respected readers are here.
Hai guise,  
Below are 2 links to 2 different color tests.  The first one, Colorstrology, is pretty simple.  It will tell you what specific color corresponds with your birthday and give you a little blurb about yourself.  The second is a much more devious little test.  The Luscher Color Test will ask you to arrange two sets of colors and from those results will tell you 3 things: problem underlying current stress, desired objective, and current inappropriate behavior.  It is actually less devious than it sounds, but you might be surprised to find that the results are pretty accurate.  If you do not think so, you are probably lying to yourself so stop that.

Note: If the links don't work or you missed em:



Saturday, January 17, 2009

Worst Band in the World

Google "worst band in the world".  Do it, now.  Quit reading this and do it, ar-tard.

Def FTW (you still here???)

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Type Teacher Transcribes with Tact and Toughness

This is an excerpt from a packet I received on my first day of Type II at the circus.  It was not written by my teacher, rather her teacher, and she passed it along to us.  All I can say is I wish this guy was my teacher, because, based on his writing, he is a tough-ass who would no doubt make you better at type (yes there is a lot to it for those of you who don't know).

In all cases your typography should be superior. You are competing not only with each other, but with several other schools as well, whose students would gladly toast your professional demise with goblets of you own life's blood over cheap canap├ęs in come corny, half-modern post-grad crash pad, with Groove Armada playing in the background for extra faux-hip effect, a glimmer of evil reflecting in their nerd-chic Armani horn-rimmed spectacles, while reading aloud from Wallpaper*. And so it is my sworn duty to protect all of you from these pretentious, greedy assholes by providing you with typographic ammunition with which to destroy them. While some of my rules may sound quite draconian, they are for the sole purpose of preventing you from making the kind of mistakes that will make your work suck.
The reason I seem like such a fascist is because I have to assume that you are taking this class to learn something. Since there are so many fonts out there, I am trying to make it easy to choose type, particularly text faces by eliminating your ability to use bad ones.  This will help you choose the right face from a selection of superior ones. That way, you will be halfway there. Fact: if you have a good typeface to begin with, it will be that much easier to make good work. These judgments of bad faces are neither arbitrary nor a reflection of my opinions. They are based on factual typographic notions.  You must never use them. This course is designed to help you make the right choices, so trust me. In time  you will be able to select type out of your head.  But for now, this is a rough list of faces to start with.  

I wish I knew his name so I could give him credit for his eloquent prose. He pegged like half of the designers out there in that first paragraph. Wallpaper is a design magazine btw, and yes, that asterisk is part of the title (smug).

Saturday, January 3, 2009

GO FALCONS!!!!! Beat the Cardinals!


Will Ferrell Bringing tha lulz as GWB

Hey YA'LL,
I was cruising the web while I am watching football this morning and I ran across this video on (a great site btw).  Apparently Ferrell is going to be doing a one-night show in NYC where he will only do his George Bush impression.  Looks funny, I hope it shows up somewhere so those of us who can't go (read: almost everyone) can check it out.  The thought of Ferrell doing standup is intriguing to me, would love to see how he stands up to some others (pun? you decide : )  ).