While I was at Lord & Taylor this weekend, their speakers were playing Otis by Jay-Z & Kanye. Almost the same as being on the Red Carpet at the Oscars right?
Having said that, how ridiculous is it that an upscale department store was playing a song all about being rich? I don’t go to the Dollar Store and hear Hard Knock Life by Jay-Z.
Day 56. February 25, 2012
I went to New York City to
eat at Chipotle see the Lion King on Broadway. The towering advertisements get me more than the amount of people in the city.
Song of the Day: Bruno Mars - Somewhere in Brooklyn
Dubai, Tokyo, Sao Paulo, Cairo, Mexico City, Moscow, LA, Las Vegas, and San Francisco. Everywhere, but probably those places the most
A LEGITIMATE QUESTION!!!! THANK YOUUUU! Bless your heart.
Balance, beauty, colors, contrast, aestetics, etc. Most importantly, interest. I can’t stand pin-ups and senior photos because they’re not interesting.
Also, please avoid the cliches. So many amateur photographers take photos that are balanced and have great colors but are just not interesting. I’m specifically thinking of that cliche photo of a train track and a girl my age either walking on the rail or struttin around in boots or heels. It’s so overdone and just boring. I think it’s tacky. It can easily be fixed. Throw in a boy and show them holding hands as a couple (still overdone, but better). Or even better, show some little kids playing on the train tracks. I’m not sure if I’ve ever seen that and it’s definitely more interesting. Just show a story.
I’ve been guilty of this as well.
This is an unedited photo I took at a park. If I were to fix it up, it would be a well-composed photo. Nice colors, balance, etc. It’s just boring and that’s why it’s just going to sit in a folder. It makes me think of high school photographers.
The one area of photography that I absolutely love to see and do is when people take everyday boring things and make them captivating. One of my personal favorites of the stuff I’ve taken is this:
Other people might still think this is boring, but I really like it. Not to get all American Beauty on you, but everything around us is really beautiful. Even shitty washing machines.
That photo is called “no keys, push to start.” Laugh at me all you want.
when one of your favorite non-alcoholic drinks is chocolate milkshakes, the choice is pretty easy. give up steak.
Chipotle, I mean New York City, here I come.
It’s been too long.
Sadly, this might be the best question I’ve gotten so far. I just don’t know how much longer I can take this.
Probably the same as the amount of dumb questions I get
Here’s some tumblrs I follow that I’m into right now. Share some new ones with me that don’t start with “fuckyea______”
“Garfield Minus Garfield is a site dedicated to removing Garfield from the Garfield comic strips in order to reveal the existential angst of a certain young Mr. Jon Arbuckle. It is a journey deep into the mind of an isolated young everyman as he fights a losing battle against loneliness and depression in a quiet American suburb. ”
http://helloblueivycarter.tumblr.com/ - Jay-Z & Beyonce’s Tumblr that they’ll probably never use again
http://pdlcomics.tumblr.com/ - great comic strip
http://watchthecradle.tumblr.com/ Kanye West, Jay-Z, & Babies
http://childrenwithswag.tumblr.com/ Speaking of babies
http://thingsorganizedneatly.tumblr.com/ - art & ocd
http://literallyunbelievable.org/ - if you like The Onion
http://boobsradley.tumblr.com/ - one of my favorite internet bloggers. hilarious
http://awesomepeoplehangingouttogether.tumblr.com/ - the amount of times I’ve reblogged this
I believe #TeamSkinny is now 2-0-2. 2 controversial wins. 2 straight up draws. #undefeated #suckmycock
“Haha I only intended it to be a little creepy. I favorited your tumblr back when I had facebook and re-stumbled upon it while procrastinating today. Thought I’d make it known that your old friends remember you. Or this could be a stalker posing as an old neighbor. I’ll let you decide. Anyways, you’ve got some really great photography. Glad to see your doing well. I guess this isnt’ a question though…”
DUDE. I was actually creeped out for a minute. I was honestly going to say the best part about woodbryn drive were the kids I grew up with and the endless fun we had, but I was afraid of giving a potential stalker any more ammo against me. It’s great to hear from you. Hope all is well.
It only took 4 questions until I got my first creepy/harassing one.
Regardless, the best thing about it is living by the woods and a creek.
Too early for this. I can’t handle this right now.
not sure. something moovelous
Featured Writer: Jake Coffman
Being an NFL All-Star Matters Again
What’s the most unimportant, uninteresting, and pointless game in professional sports?
The NFL Pro Bowl. It’s the biggest waste of time for everyone involved. The players don’t want to be there and the audience doesn’t want to watch. This is the only all-star game that doesn’t occur midseason. I understand the reasoning behind that decision, but why randomly throw a game the week before the biggest game of the year? Everyone is focused on the team in the Super Bowl, not the players on the NFC or AFC rosters. So how do we fix this mess, while still drawing a huge audience and making the players care?
My idea came while watching the celebrity beach flag football game during Super Bowl weekend. Everyone loves to see their favorite celebrities and athletes from other sports competing in the game everyone loves. Are you kidding me? Warren Moon hitting Hope Solo on a curl route, Snoop Dogg going for three touchdowns, or the doctor from Grey’s Anatomy showing off his primetime dance right in front of Deon Sanders, himself. People want entertainment, and this game provided it. Now to make the Pro Bowl more entertaining. One of the most prominent questions asked during the preseason is what division is the best and what teams are going to make it to the playoffs. Why not settle it in a 7v7 double elimination flag football tournament where each division is featured as their own team? Everyone loves tournaments, just look at March Madness.
How do we get the NFL players to buy-in? What drives most NFL players? MONEY, MONEY, MONEY, and a little more $$$. Currently, the winning team of the Pro Bowl gets $50,000 and the losers get $25,000. Here comes some complicated math, it’ll make sense in the end I swear. Each team has roughly 43 players times $50,000 equals 2.15 million dollars plus an additional 1.075 million dollars for the losing team equals a grand total of 3.25 million dollars. There is NO WAY NFL players are passing up a chance for 3.25 million dollars. In this tournament each roster would have 15 players, which the selection process will be explained later, 3.25 million dollars divided by 15 is roughly $217,000. This is more than 4 times what the players make in the pro bowl now, and not a bad consolation prize for not making the Super Bowl. In addition, the last time I checked 7v7 flag football involves little contact. No BIG hits, NO pads, and slim chance of an injury, which relieves the owners too.
Now on to the gritty details of the selection process and rules. Not only should the players how a motive to compete in the actually tournament, but also in the regular season that is why I’m choosing a roster size of 15 players per division. The breakdown is as follows: Secondary-2, Linebackers-2, DL-2, OL-2, WR-2, TE-1, RB-1, QB-1, and P/K-1. The coaches for each team would be the head coaches from the worst teams in each division, regardless if they were fired (entertainment factor). They don’t get any money either, lets face it half of them will be coaching for a new job anyways, or we could have a celebrity coach. Also, the “real football players” get to choose the punter/kicker they want on their team (sorry Billy Cundiff looks like you will never be a part of this tournament). Games will be similar to 7v7 flag football passing games. No lineman, only the good ole fashioned 5 Mississippi count before rushing. Each game will have two 20 minute halves with running clock except for the final two minutes of the game. Each team will get 2 timeouts a half. The field will be 60 yards long and every 20 yards is a first down. Money and entertainment what more could anyone ask for?
I had a really ridiculous day at work today so I feel the need to blog before I go to bed.
I don’t believe in the idea of “true love.” I don’t simply mean the idea of only having one “soulmate” out there (which I also think is stupid), but the idea of a monogamous relationship. Before you think I’m someone who has experienced a woman’s scorn, I’m a really rational and science-obsessed person.
To put my argument simply, we as human beings are mammals. Between 3% to 5% of all mammals (about 5,000 species) pick one partner and mate for life. The rest of the mammals have polygamous relationships and literally have crazy monkey sex. We as humans obviously don’t fit into the mate for life category because if that were the case then divorce and cheating wouldn’t exist in our society. Thus, in a simplistic sense we’re in the polygamous category … right?
Bonobos and chimpanzees are our closest relatives. They share 98% of our DNA and can also learn some of the English language. Total sluts. Polygamous and ridiculous. A porn director could look at Bonobos sex habits for ideas. They perform oral (Thanks!) and are the only species besides humans that make eye contact during sex (I’ll never forgive them for setting that bar).
Scientists believe humans were polygamous thousands of years longer than we were monogamous. They think monogamy only started when humans traveled in packs and started to settle into communities and do agriculture. Monogamous partnerships helped with the new social aspect of living, trading, and partnerships that we engage in.
Obviously there are no real answers to any of this. I personally think humans ended up monogamous for the reason mentioned above and because of the ability of humans to work together in groups better. Our abilities to work so well together in large groups is really what sets us apart. Instead of just ditching the mom and child, like most species, Human fathers (believe it or not) actually do much more parenting than most male mammals. I would guess this is because raising a child who might have found a mate with another group of humans probably helped develop a larger group. It would be the combination of two families.
Yes, you could argue we’re not animals and we don’t just fuck everything. But there’s a ton happening subconsciously that you don’t even realize is occurring. There’s been really extensive psych research showing that males find the same women more attractive when they’re ovulating versus when they aren’t.
I’m not trying to change the whole societal structure regarding relationships or anything. Just drop the fucking morals in regards to sex and relationships.
Day 44. February 13, 2012
Since I’m on this whole portrait thing, I decided to try some self-portraits. It worked out because I really don’t have any photos of myself. I was just trying this real quick playing with the tripod and timer. Next time, I’ll put more effort into it.
Nothing serious. Just trying some funny, experimental, portraits.
Song of the Day: John Legend - Intro + Get Lifted
Come on and go with me
There’s something new for you to see
John Legend is one of my favorite artists, if not my favorite. My future wife will love John Legend & Zunes.