Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Hello Good Citizen, My Name is Batman

Hungry? Why wait? (one of my favorite ads...)

Wednesday, February 20, 2008

America's Top Next Runway Art Director Idol

The writers’ strike is over! While I wasn’t on strike and continued to manipulate stories to my liking, the writers in Hollywood went on strike for more than four months while network executives sat on their lazy asses until finally coming to an agreement about benefits and copyrights in the entertainment industry. Well, the strike is over and personally, I couldn’t be more excited about new episodes of Entourage, Gossip Girl, and… shit, what else did I watch? It’s been so long I can’t even remember.

So what did I do during the writers’ strike? That’s simple. I watched reality TV. Reality TV in all its shocking and trashy glory played constantly on re-run and surprisingly, it grew on me. I’m a huge fan of Keeping Up with the Kardashians and Rock of Love 1 & 2, but my favorite reality shows were the competition shows like Project Runway. What an awesome career opportunity for a creative fashion designer! Being creative minded, I appreciate these types of shows (ex. Top Chef, America’s Next Top Model, that one where they design homes, etc.) So where is the competition show where advertising creatives compete to win client work? Well apparently there is one. It’s called AD FIGHT and it’s premiering soon on the Oxygen Network. I wonder if Heddy or Balser will be guest judges?

Monday, February 18, 2008

Stealth Tactics

So for a teams class assignment, I had to research ninjas. Yes, that's right. I go to a school where I get to research ninjas. So here are some fun facts about ninjas, that I'm sure are all true.

Ninjas don't sweat, not even during ninja sex. Ever.

Bullets cannot kill a ninja.

Ninjas never wear headbands with the word "NINJA" printed on it.

Ninjas can breath underwater anytime they want.

Ninjas invented the Internet. All of it.

Ninjas don't eat or drink very much, and they never have to go to the bathroom.

Ninjas always move to America when making a new start as a non-assassin. (good to know...)

Ninjas can crush golfballs with two fingers, any two fingers.

To read more, get your ninja on at

Friday, February 15, 2008

So the writer who breeds more words than he needs, is making a chore for the reader who reads.

Favorite quotes that I bet you didn't know were by who? who I say?
Dr. Seuss

“Today you are You, that is truer than true. There is no one alive who is Youer than You.”

“Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.”

“Don't cry because it's over. Smile because it happened.”

“I like nonsense, it wakes up the brain cells. Fantasy is a necessary ingredient in living, It's a way of looking at life through the wrong end of a telescope. Which is what I do, And that enables you to laugh at life's realities.”

"I speak for the trees, for the trees have no tongues."

“You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself in any direction you choose. "

“If you never did you should. These things are fun and fun is good."

Friday, February 8, 2008

It's Hazel's Birthday!

My puggle puppy Hazel turned 1 year old today! Happy Birthday Hazel!

Thursday, February 7, 2008

Vampire Weekend

As my friend Leigh put, what really gets better than amazingly good looking musicians who wear hipster clothes and tight jeans, but graduated from Columbia University? Vampire Weekend is blowing up right now and their music has a really cool new sound. Try downloading Campus, Boston, Oxford Comma, or anything from their self titled album. I've been telling everyone to go see them, and through my own procrastination, I failed to get tickets for their upcoming show in Atlanta because... it's ALREADY sold out and it's over a month away. I'm currently working my magic to get tickets, so if anyone is selling theirs, please let me know! Kwassa kwassa.

Tuesday, February 5, 2008


Octane - local artists' work, macbooks, panini sandwiches, comfy couches, awesome Vanilla Chai Lattes, random photographer in the corner, and then there's us... the noisy Circus kids. You can usually find us here with our sketchbooks, logos, marker comps, & half sipped coffees covering the table while we're trying our best to avoid doing work by playing on myspace or blogging.

Monday, February 4, 2008

Who Made the Cut - Super Bowl 2008

Last night, the NY Giants came back to beat the undefeated New England Patriots and claimed the championship title in Super Bowl XLII (42). As much as I love football, the game seemed to drag on up until the 4th quarter and the only thing holding my interest for three and a half hours were the commercial breaks. Well, that, and a little Rock Band session during halftime where I scored a 94% on the guitar (I know, amazing... right?)

As I was reading some of the reviews this morning for the 2008 Super Bowl ads, they all seemed to complain about the constant use of "frat boy humor". Now, granite I just graduated from college and I was watching a FOOTBALL game, but I found the frat boy humor to be pretty f*cking hilarious. So here's my run down of favorite Super Bowl ads for 2008:

5. Bridgestone "Headlights" - First a deer, then Alice Cooper, then Richard Simmons doing jumping jacks. What could be creepier to see on a winding dark road? My friend thought it would have been better to have Gene Simmons and his 8-inch... tongue. I thought, "That is fantastic!"

4. Vitamin Water "Horse Race" - Honestly, I thought this ad was a great use of celebrity endorsement. Shaq as a jockey? I can't believe he could even get on the horse! But I must say, I was completely surprised to hear it was for Vitamin Water? huh?

3. Doritos "Mouse Trap" - What gets better than a guy in a mouse suit? They should have combined this one with Bud Light's "Wine and Cheese" party.

2. Amp "Jumpstart" - Donkey Lips... enough said.

1. E*Trade "Babies I and II" - Now if a talking baby doesn't get me to use E*Trade, I'm not sure what else will. Hey kid, thinking about the stock exchange and all of those numbers kind of makes me want to vomit too. Oh and clowns, they're totally creepy!

Getting the creative juices flowing...

I will be spending the next two years, and perhaps the rest of my life, writing. Writing headlines, taglines, copy for ads, and maybe a few greeting cards here or there. So I thought what better way to stay fresh with mad verbal skills than creating a blog. I don't really read a bunch of blogs which gives me the idea that not many people will be reading mine. Either way, it's a personal venture that could or could not turn into something great. We'll see.