Thursday, December 23, 2010

Normality


Um.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Rough night at Bobst?

If you can't take the heat, get out of the library. Then drink three cups of coffee and smoke a pack of cigs.

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Thursday, December 2, 2010

Starving Artist

Why doesn't anyone get me! I am so misunderstood.

Today in playwriting class the prof asked everyone to write down the "problem" in the play we've written, "how the problem gets worse," and then some other stuff. Then we had to go around the room and share.

After I said my piece the prof and I had this exchange in which my genius was totally misunderstood.

Prof: Wait, um, can you go back to the problem again?
Me: "Lenore is emo because she hates the suburbs"
Prof: Uh..what is that...emo?
Me: Yeah.
Prof: Oh. And then it gets worse because...?
Me: "Because she is attacked by a coyote."
Prof: Uh huh...gooood. Next?

And then I tried to explain to her how the dad is searching for the dustpan because the broken glass is a symbol for the shattered pieces of the American family. But clearly it just wasn't working out. Maybe I'll be understood a hundred years from now.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Turkeytown

Would you like some tips on how to tell people how you enjoyed your thanksgiving break? Now, repeat after me: "yeah, it was fuuuuuuuun, yeah, just kind of, you knowwwww, relaaaaaxed, and ate some good foooood. yeahhhhh, saw my friends from hooooome. it was just really nice. and how about you? you get to relaaaaaaax?"

Be sure to not mention any specifics and move the conversation quickly on to how cold it is outside.


Thursday, November 25, 2010

Today I am thankful for

Random people who leave amazing comments on old blog posts.


This really makes me reflect on all the hard work I've done for this blog. Read the original post affiliated with the comment here.


Thursday, November 18, 2010

Jimmy Wales, ENOUGH!







Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales, enough! Looking at 3 billion different images of your face on Wikipedia is not going to make me donate! In fact, all it's going to do is make me take screenshots of your face and complain about it! Okay?!

ATTENTION ALL COLLEGE STUDENTS:

Please.

This must be stopped

Saw this ad in the Village Voice and I knew immediately it was something evil:


"Drop that dreidel and hold on to your latkes. We’re heating up the holidays with Hanukkah’s hottest Hebrew hotties! Our evening of music, laughs and burlesque will keep your dreidel spinning all night long."

After global warming and puppy mills, the nation's top priority must be to DESTROY this show and make sure no human eyes never see it. Oy.

Lovely day at playwriting class

"I found it a wonderfully evocative image, in terms of fruit."- classmate

Monday, November 8, 2010

Unusual discovery

So today I learned an interesting fact. I found out that the building I work in (in which I work) is also home to the offices of Penthouse!

That would explain why every time I get in the elevator there are 10 feet tall Slavic woman who look like this:

It's all starting to make sense.

Saturday, November 6, 2010

I pity the fool


Who had to read this book, The Handbook of Semiotics. I am at the library and this book was on the table when I got here. Here is a random selection:
There are two directions of heuristic influence between the semiotics of language and theory of codes. One is that the linguistic model of the double articulation of language has become paradigmatic for the study of other semiotic systems; the other is that the metaphor of language as a code has led to specific views of language derived from the more general theories of codes and information.
Obviously I am working very hard.

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Kid in class describes orange leaves as tongues on fire licking the sky. I say: Listen, they're LEAVES, not tongues! Okay? Leaves. Don't describe them as tongues if they're LEAVES. Happy fall everyone.

ESP(N)


Please do not ask me why I came across this on Yahoo.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

seeing double

One of our staff photographers literally dressed as me for Halloween. Mortifyingly accurate.

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Incoherent Class Comment Mad Lib


Yeah, I was just gonna say that, like, just going off of what (INTELLIGENT CLASSMATE'S NAME) said, when (MISPRONUNCIATION OF AUTHOR'S NAME) was talking about (IDEA YOU DON'T UNDERSTAND) it reminded me of this book we're reading for my (UNRELATED SUBJECT) class, about the notion of (BUZZWORD). And I just thought it was interesting that, how, it just talks about (LONG AND INCOHERENT EXPLANATION OF ANECDOTE). And so it just relates to that whole idea of like (POOR REPRESENTATION OF THE ACTUAL IDEA BEING DISCUSSED) and (BUZZWORD) and what you said earlier. That's actually kind of what my concentration is about, kind of that intersection of (RANDOM BULLSHIT) and (RANDOM BULLSHIT). And so yeah, so...(RANDOM MUMBLING)....(BUZZWORD)....(MISPRONUNCIATION OF AUTHOR'S NAME)... like just that whole idea.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Why do all diseases look the same?

Tuberculosis
Cholera
E. Coli


These diseases are sheep! Following the herd. How droll.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Advil for 4.99?! AHHHHHH!!!!!!

So much savings! I'm frightened! Help!

I picked up this coupon brochure on the way to work this morning and I was so pleased. When I got to the office I definitely waved the brochure in front of everyone's faces and said "Scaaaaaary saaaaaavings." I am the office darling.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Growing expectations

Old man begging outside Starbucks:

"Can anybody help me out with a smoothie today? Can anybody help me out?"

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Poem

Life is Precious.
Why you so
damn fat
Precious?!

We killed this mofuckin squash

Killed it dead.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Seize the day boys

I've had some weird memento mori moments recently and both of them were dumb.

The first occurred in a pet store, obviously. Ashley and I were passing one of these hideous monsters in a tank with some other fish

when all of a sudden it just fucking inhaled this little baby fish! And when he spit it out, the tiny fish had no more head! I was like "Holy shit Ashley, did you see that?! I can't believe we just saw that!" And she was like, "Jordan stop staring at it, God." Then she went to look at the birds. All the while this half a fish was just like floating at the top of the tank and getting blown around by the filter. I was memorized.

The second momento mori moment happened this morning when I was walking to class. I was walking toward Broadway when I heard a very loud thud. When I looked at the intersection, there was a guy flying through the air! It was a biker, and he was in the process of being hit by a fucking TAXI! It literally looked like this except with a taxi instead of a regular car obv:

Instead of dying, the guy just got up off the ground, gave a thumbs up to the cabby and walked away! Meanwhile I was just standing there like "*GASP*" Literally, I think I said something like "JESUS!" I couldn't even help myself. I told people about it when I got to class and they were like, "Fuck, man, wow..." and I was like, "I know!"

Count your blessings everyone. I've counted twice recently. Life is so fragile. You just never know.

Friday, October 1, 2010

One day on earth

This is really cool. Get involved if you like:


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Hope

In honor of me, Jordan, trying to finish my story for creative writing class, here is a bit of fun courtesy of Yahoo Answers. My story may need a ton of work, but at least it is not this.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Wow look at the Cogeneration Plant smoking all crazy over there. I know it's supposed to be eco-friendly but it sure doesn't look like it.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Shocking

Well I guess it's about time that I tell all of you about my double life.

Since the beginning of the summer, I've been writing on another blog. It's called Brother Brother, and I write it with my brother, Caleb. If you want to read it, here's the address:

http://bestbrothersforlifelong.blogspot.com/


We'll be updating it pretty regularly. I'll still be posting here too. Enjoy!

Monday, August 30, 2010

Welcome to NYU!

Well it's that time of year again. The newest batch of NYU students have arrived, their eyes filled with hope and their bank accounts almost completely empty.

Here's a promising Stern student, one step ahead of the game by being perfectly dressed for the occasion.

Saturday, August 14, 2010

To Funny

So blessed she's forgotten a fundamental spelling rule.

Saw this GAP display when I was walking around. Dressing these kids up this way...should it be considered child abuse?

Stumbled upon Yupfest 2010 the other day. Just look at them-- not even ashamed to be out in public like that.

The Fray


So I usually don't use my blog for this sort of thing, but there's something happening in my life at this moment and I just need to tell someone:

It's 11:23 PM and there are people on the roof over from mine playing "How To Save a Life" by the Fray at such a loud volume that it sounds like they are in my apartment. I am filled with hatred.

Monday, August 9, 2010

New photos!

There's some deluxe, special edition, uncensored stuff on my flickr. Please click here if you want to see.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Spot Desert Bar makes awesome bubble tea, but their signage leaves much to be desired. Check out this gem, which I spotted (GET IT? OMG) in the bathroom:

Overheard

"Straight people are not any smarter or better than gay people. Actually they are dumber."- gay person near the pier

Photo quotes

"I think it's social Prozac"- classmate, regarding Facebook

"For me, it's a little too artsauce"- professor, regarding a student's choice of photo paper

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Overheard

"His mom kind of looks like an older version of the girl from coyote ugly." - bro on the subway
"I kind of see myself as fragments." - photo class peer, explaining himself and his portfolio

Spy work


To find out about this unusual pair, please take the quiz below.

1. Did these men talk about:

a) Sex
b) Gloria Steinem
c) workouts
d) Billy Graham
e) fashion
f) the gays
g) all of the above

2. Which man said the following: "I mean, I can pay for sex! She's got to offer more than that. I want to say to her, 'You are competing with 50 thousand prostitutes in this city, and that's a losing proposition.'"

a) dark man on the left
b) huge white man on the right

3) Which man said the following: "I want her to like me for me."

a) dark man on the left
b) huge white man on the right

The answers are:

1. g
2. a
3. b
4.

So, to recap, these guys talked about sex, gloria steinem, workouts, Billy Graham, fashion, and the gays. The small dark man valued prostitutes more than his girlfriend, and the huge white man was the sensitive one.

Washington Square Park is a treasure, really.
"I'm talking about the hand of God! Not farts!" - photo teacher, with regard to a huge misunderstanding about Michaelangelo's "The Creation of Adam"

Monday, July 12, 2010

From the authors of Daddy: Why are you Laughing? comes the biggest book event of the last three millenniums! Ready it and enjoy! but bewareee

Spook Book
666 goulish recipes for the houliday
by Partners in Rhyme

1. Dead Man's pasta

3 newts
1 eyeball
4 cups of human hair
Tortelini
Fresh ground pepper

Stir until SCARY!
2. Cookies shaped like ghosts

Flour
Dough
Sugar
Little m&m pieces for the eyes
White frosting
Sprinkles
Milk (it's healthy!)

When the full moon rises, pre-heat the oven to 350 farenheit. When the clock strikes twelve and the planets align butter the cookie sheet. Cast three incantations then put twelve clumps of dough on the sheet, spaced one inch apart. Wait for the dough (and the dead) to rise.
3. Cookies shaped like witches hats

1 witch's hat
2 base the shape off of that
3 cookies
4 children to eat them (1 kid doesn't get one, whichever is fattest he could stand to lose some weight, survival of the fittest after all)

Whichever way you like it. Which witch would you choose? Choose the one which apeals to you. I'm from Wichita. Bake until golden brown. Or black like midnight! Heee hee ehe eheeeee
4. Goblin's Gauntlet (Martini)

1 vial of blood
2 vials of chicken broth
3 teaspoons of parnsip
7 elevens
8 bags of candy

Go the bar and ask the bartender to make you this, it's too complicated for MERE MORTALS! HE ehehehehe ehehee
5. Peanut Butter and Toe Jam Football (sandwitch)

1 eye of a newt
2 eye have a feeling (That tonight's going to be a SCARY night!)
3 eye of a tiger (thrill of a fight)
4 ghosts

Eat it under the covers when you're scared of the dark. You baby! hahah. What a baby scared of the dark.

6. Leprechaun Stew (evil)

3 pot of evil golds
2 rainy days
4 failing grades
9 bad memories
2 flat tires

Bake in a convection oven. Beat it up. Let it simmer. Feel bad about it. Feel regret. Cook until it all sinks in. Or it turns golden brown.

Other sweet and scary recipes include:

Devil's Cocktail Delight Dream
Huevos Ranscaros!
Witching Hour Pancakes
Aunt Jelata's Enchalatas
Dead Man Tar-tarred and feathered (ooooh)
Taco with human body parts and ground beef in it souflee
Black Cat Fish
40 Sacrificial Virgin Strawberry Daqueri
Pastina for ETERNITY
Macaroni and ghouls
Ghoulkie cripss
Chocolate chip ghoulkies
Ghoul cereal
Pepermint ghoulies
Falet Sei Young
Flaming Young Children!

Endorsements

"I couldn't sleep for days after I read this cook book. i kept thinking that it was going to get me in my sleep or that it would use me for my toes in the stue" - Loser

"This is such a great book. It scared my taste buds off! i especially loved the Dead Man Tar Tarred and feathered. A winner for the whole family! My kids are actually eating proteins!"- Concerned Mother

"Buy this if you want to live. " - Partners in Rhyme

"Don't buy this if you want to die" - Others

Back Cover:

What can't they do? From the makers of the best-selling Partners in Rhyme poetry band, comes this book that will scare you silly! You will love it. They've done it again! Actually it's their first time making a cook book, but you know the one. Or should they call it SPOOK BOOK! They did call it that. And here it is. If you want to read it your'e half way there alreayd! It's mostly picutres! All you have to do now is flip the book over open it and feast your eyes (and your taste buds) on these delightful gems, or shall we say scary gems. Recomended by zero uncool chefs and 30 hot girls (hot ghouls).

Before we read the book:

After we read the book:


Two hard-hitting photos

The holy grail.

Welcome to New Jersey.

Fashion EMERGENCY

Socks over sandals? No. Just no. Like seriously, just no. Someone call the fashion police!

Guys I'm thinking of going into fashion blogging what do you think?

Beautiful Jewish things

I recently visited a dear friend at her home. In the course of this visit I was able to catalog some of her family's precious relics. If you are a cultured person like me you will agree that they are fabulous.

This stunning "Home is where the Hanukkah is" glazed platter promotes traditional Jewish values of family and tradition while appealing to today's hottest pottery styles.

Retail value: priceless

This unique cookie jar, shaped like a dreidel, the four-sided spinning top played with during the Jewish holiday of Hanukkah features a classic design, time-tested for at least a millennium, and is sure to make a splash in any modern Jewish home.

Retail value: one million pieces of gelt

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Wonderful world of photo

"There's some kind of cumulating nostalgia about it."

"I think I'm starting to feel the difference between what I'm attracted to versus what I'm interested in."

Prof: "You're on the verge of a breakthrough, I can feel it."
Student: "Breakdown."

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Approval

Ashley does not approve.
Ashley approves.

Friday, July 2, 2010

I swear to god, seriously

"She's brilliantly maladjusted, if that makes sense."- fellow intern about another intern

:(

"There's no crying in baseball, and there's no laughing in publishing."- colleague

Thursday, July 1, 2010

"It is pregnant with potential."- photo class critique

Friday, June 25, 2010

Get me out of here

"It feels at rest but not static." - Photo class peer about someone else's photo

Quotes from the office

"I'm no Nancy Drew, but I detect something amiss here."- Cubicle neighbor

"I could definitely live without TV. I'd just go on Hulu!" - Elevator Rider

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Photorama

"I love this picture. It's so....boring. But not boring."- my photo teacher
Well today was another day of photo and boy was it something. Oh boy.

Monday, June 14, 2010

Fiscal Year

Well, you may or may not know that I am gainfully employed this summer; regardless, I am gainfully employed.

Today I attended a very large, very important division-wide meeting. A very important slide show was presented, and some very important people in the company spoke. It was all very important.


Unfortunately, I did not know what was going on because of some cultural and/or language barriers.

For instance, what is "multi-channel distribution"? And what is a "strategic initiative"? Or how about a "workflow application"?

I was so distressed! Was I supposed to understand "proprietary accounts"? And "revenue drivers"? And "online database reference providers"? Would I ever understand?

Ultimately, I decided I would probably never feel comfortable with those terms. Nor would I ever be happy at a meeting like that one. Not a problem. I prefer words like "squeegee" and "quandary" and "ragamuffin" better anyway. A life under fluorescent lights is not for me. I'm just too silly!

Anyway all, I hope your love reaches your target audiences and that, going forward, your team-oriented approach to inter-connectivity yields organic growth. Also I hope that you are happy and good to everyone.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Photos!

Check out fun flickr photos HERE