Wednesday, August 29, 2007

How We Say Hello in the Workplace

I like where I work. Good people abound. And those good people are very considerate and very engaging on a day-to-day basis.

I've never REALLY worked in any other offices so I don't know for sure how it is over there in YOUR cubicleverse. But here, despite all these good souls, there are some relationships that can not be sustained. There is a certain pressure that underlies a daily greeting and understandably, enthusiasm has a tendency to wane.

To chart this melancholy experience, Dan Engber, Matt Lima and I have created a website to walk you through the loss of affection and diminishing familiarity that occasionally creeps into one's everyday work existence.

It is called THE HELLO CURVE and it features Maura Madden as Subject A.

Big shout out to Matt Lima for the excellent retro design that makes me wish this was a video game I could play.

Monday, August 27, 2007

End of Summer Video Update

I have this tendency to not always let my friends know when I make a new video. I know what a drag it can be to get endless announcements about new projects that someone is working on. I usually err on the side of not burdening people close to me with every new video I make.

But at the same time, I want my friends to see the things I've been making.

So, without further ado, I present some links and short descriptions:

1) The Internets Celebrities website:

- Dallas Penn, Rafi Kam and myself have been churning out some videos for about a year now along with good people Ian Savage on the camera, Terrence Elenteny on the editing, agent B on the graphics and Matt Lima on the music. We've picked up a lot of steam this summer and have lately dropped a lot of videos including:

2) Outdoor Concert DOs and DONTs:

Dallas and Rafi offer some tips on maximizing your outdoor concert fun times.

3) Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival: The Lost Tapes:

Dallas and Rafi finish their Brooklyn Hip Hop Festival exploration with a close look at everyone in attendance - from the weed carriers to the label owners.

4) Internets Celebrities Rock The Bells 2007:

Dallas and Rafi attend the biggest New York hip hop show this summer and in doing so witness not only a Wu-tang reunion but some mud-wrestling too!


More updates to come.

Monday, August 06, 2007

Why did you do this to me?

We had a pet groomer who makes house calls come and work her magic on our female cat, Huxley. We wanted a sort of full-body mohawk thing. Check out the little sweetie:

It was quite an ordeal, with lots of attempted escapes and a bit of cat-screaming, which it one of the worst sounds known to man. She was, however, an angel compared to Toby, our male cat, who became possessed by a demon as soon as his nails were trimmed. I have a nice gash on my hand as a result. In a bizarre sequence of events, Huxley, who is basically Toby's sworn enemy, ran into the room, stood up on her hind legs and swatted at the nice grooming lady in some gallant sort of rescue attempt. I didn't know she cared. Needless to say, we gave up on Toby, though I'm sure he's a little jealous of Huxley now that all is said and done.

Huxley seems quite happy with her summer do, and now looks like a wisp of a thing. This is a cat who was 19 lbs. as recently as six months ago, now down to 12 lbs. on the doctor's recommendation. An animal communicator once told us that she was proud of her heft, and likened her to a Chinese warrior. I'm sorry we had to take that from her, but she is fucking bad-ass in a different way now.