Friday, December 12, 2008

Mashed in Plastic



You have got to check out this free album online if you like Mash-Ups even a little tiny bit! These dj's and artists take David Lynch's films and splice a few lines here and there with some great song choices and really manage to capture the world of this crazy, fun director.

http://www.mashedinplastic.co.uk/

You've sold your soul to advertising Charlie Brown!



Brilliant

R.I.P. Bettie Page



We'll miss the sass and class!

Thursday, December 11, 2008

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

A gay without a day...

ok, did anyone actually participate in that whole "day without a gay" thing? Personally its not really how I see protesting the issue of prop 8 effectively.... but for those of you who do or did: Huzzah more power to ya....

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Monday, December 08, 2008

Pictures of Thanksgiving 2008

Better late than never... The boys found T's Camera! So here they are!


Glasses party with Hamster and T!


More glasses party with me and Hamster


The Marks


Me and T *smile*


Mark and Victoria


Me and Mark


The messy group later into the night


Me after cleaning up the first victim of the evening, a broken glass...


Glen's scary attacking the camera face hehehe


Billy, Glen, Kevin and Gail


Me and Victoria



And we'll end on a high note, me drunkenly singing "Fever" as if on piano...

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Bad news bears...

So Last night I had an oh so uncomfortable chat with my mother. Things appear to be a tad bleak this holiday season for my family as my mother's job has cut her down from 5 days of work to only 2 or the occasional 3... My Father apparently was layed off from his job with the hopes they can bring him back on in the spring. Both my parents are in their late 60's and live on a very fixed income, this isn't good. My own financial situation isn't pretty either. Swamped with student loans, and other piles of bills, Zack finds him nearing the end of one job, with two weeks off till the following one starts... with no pay in between and maybe some paltry amount of unemployment that will arrive to late to help, this ain't lookin' pretty. I'm worried for them.

So after that bomb shell, my mother asks the question i've been evading lately... "When are you coming for Christmas?" Oh. Shit. "Well mom, I am kind of flat broke and can't afford to come this year... the cheapest ticket I could find is $550 and that isn't gonna work for me." She started to cry. My mom has had me there every single christmas since I was born but one... and that's a good track record for 29 years, well this would be number 2... It was tough to tackle all of this stuff in one session for the both of us, so we hung up morose and kind of bummed about the whole discussion. It's hard leaving things like that for me. I don't like that creepy unspoken hurt hanging in the air between me and others. Over-all it kinda sucked ass, so I didn't sleep very well.

On a more positive note, I did get an interesting possible offer this morning for where to spend my Christmas that would be much cheaper, and could be great... Fingers crossed that it pans out for me. *smile* We'll see...

This weekend I am going out with some friends on their Gay Scuba Club "The Barnacle Busters" christmas lights harbor cruise for a few hours Saturday. I'm really excited as this might be just the thing to get me into the holiday spirit, and a little booze and good company is always fun. Long Beach here I come!

Tuesday, December 02, 2008

10 things you may or may not know about Zacki: Christmas Edition

(Idea ganked from Dirk Mancuso... thanks hehe)

1. I despise the song "Little drummer boy" parumpapapum except for the version by Grace Jones on Pee-Wee's Christmas Special! 

2. I love the idea of tacky christmas trees in theory, but feel sad when they are actually executed: EG:Pink tree, or goth tree..

3. I secretly love the nutcracker and have found myself oddly enacting moments in my socks leaping about hardwood floors... go figure

4. I like to believe I have been given my mother's gift for gorgeous gift wrapping, but must now admit it, mine look just average...

5. I try the fruitcake every year and always make the same grossed out face, when will I learn?

6. I own 14 different christmas cd's and would never admit that in public... oops

7. I try to sit on one sexy santa's lap each year in hopes that eventually the damn boy will bring me my christmas wish

8. I don't eat much of anything on Christmas eve... I find it funny that this tradition started with me protesting my mother's lame attempt at dinner one christmas eve, now it just makes sense

9. I still get excited when two things happen... a. when I wake up Christmas morning and b. when I see a sexy santa, did I mention I like sexy Santas?

10. I once asked santa for a house... I got it. My dad made me the coolest Playhouse ever!

Monday, December 01, 2008

Thanksgiving

Well for once this holiday was something kinda special. It was more than just some food, lots of dishes to wash, and falling asleep in front of a TV... It included some great company and I had a blast. My friends Billy and Glen opened up their home to several friends as well as my date. (Yes, Zack is dating a boy.) They made their version of a good ol' fashioned "Southern Thanksgiving" complete with the best fried Okra you'll ever taste and so many things to choose from, there was a remark about next time maybe bigger plates. That is a scary proposition if i've ever heard one...

The table was covered in beautiful settings, the perfect amount of space and chairs, fun and gross stories that at any other thanksgiving would not be fodder for dinner table conversation, and our two amazing hosts to top it all off. We started early, the boy and I arrived at noon and I think he got a taste of what its like at an event here...as well as the report with my fun friends. We had cocktails in hand and were off to chat and relax within minutes of walking in the door. Hilarity and shenanigans ensued as more and more people arrived. All in all there were about 12 of us, and the party was in full swing. The Bird was delicious, the Ham was awesome, and the 4 different desserts were so good you just had to try to make room for them. The day turned to night, more drinks, lots of laughs, a few broken glasses, a lampshade gone home to Jesus later, and it was time to go home.

I continued to have an amazing weekend... not gonna jinx anything with much more detail. Its really the first time I can say all this about a Thanksgiving in ages. Thanksgiving has always been a little bit of a throwaway for me in the past as i'm not geographically close to many family members. This thanksgiving just kinda rocked. Not much more to say than that.

Wendy Ho



Bitch I stole your purse...

Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Check out my guest spot on...

My friend Ernessa's blog "Fierce and Nerdy" at http://fierceandnerdy.com

Thanks!

Home for the Holidays

Easily the best Thanksgiving movie ever. This is one of my favorite scenes when Robert Downey Jr's Character Tommy comes home in the middle of the night and wakes up the family. I adore Holly Hunter and Anne Bancroft in this.

One of my favorite moments in film...

Meryl Streep in Postcards from the Edge, singing "You Don't Know Me."



I adore it.

Its Turkey Lurkey Time!



From a Burt Bacharach Christmas show, and the Musical Promises, Promises

Tuesday, November 25, 2008

ok, so its just...

A funny Guiness Commercial, but its kinda dirty, and well done. Check it out...

Monday, November 24, 2008

Big Surprise... (Insert sarcasm here)

The revival of David Mamet's "American Buffalo," starring John Leguizamo, Cedric the Entertainer and Haley Joel Osment, closed a week after opening. Oy vey, who didn't see that coming?....

Here's a little Mitzi Gaynor fer ya!



Watched this special this weekend with my friend Mark... its amazing!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

My 600th post!

Ok. So I've made it pretty far here. Posting all sorts of crazy shit people should watch, look at, print out and share. Rather than creating an earth shattering post that would blow your minds with its brilliance and sensitivity to the honor of the moment, I'll instead put up a must see video for one and all. I'm sick of being kind of down over the last few days and found just the thing to make me laugh hard enough to snap out of it....

Melissa Manchester on the Muppet Show performing "Don't Cry Out Loud" with creepy clowns around her..... Ahhh brilliance...



(I know, this is also from very early on, but some of you may not have travelled back that far in the archives... sometimes things are just so good, you gotta try em twice!)

oh. my. go.......



......d just watch. I'm speechless too..... thanks to Mark for the link.

Bird and the Bee



Polite Dance Song.... its great

Friday, November 14, 2008

Stuck. In. My. Head.



Get. It. Out! Damnit!

Leaving work, protests tomorrow...chill movie time with friends tonight. Seeing the guy Sunday maybe. Updates on Monday...

Sarah Jessica Parker gets..

More and more shrieky every film she does....

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Put Your Activist Where Your Mouth Is!

So as i'm a little lazy these days when it comes to my getting out and standing up for what I believe in, like I used to, I am definitely going to this Saturday's Protest Rally about the passing of Prop 8 here in CA! I hope to see you all there too! This is a call to all who are affected by this hateful and ridiculous Proposition to stand up and fight. For those who still have their marital rights, you should help us out too and stand up for your loved ones who now are sitting in all those small cages they are no longer sticking Californian chickens in.

There was a recent vote that showed that 52.8% of californians are hateful dumbshits... Its a fact.. look it up... while polls lie, the votes tell the truth. Time to overturn this shit. Can't wait for Saturday. Bring sunscreen!

I'm just sayin'

Had a really f'in busy week, but had a nice date last night. I'm just kinda taking life as I go. I am feelin' kinda content and all. s'good.

I kind of adore...


This amazing Australian tampon commercial! Thanks to ETC for the tip off!

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Monday, November 10, 2008

Current Mood

Tough to say... It was a good weekend that ended on a kind of sour note. I've never been good at dating. I tend to say things at inopportune moments and sometimes after spinning myself silly thinking about the other person's intentions, I kind of blurt out a whole lot of crap really fast that should probably just stay inside... It was a weird evening, we both said some stuff... went to bed after the venting and still seem to have found the light of day. I just need to learn how to slow down sometimes, anyone got a magic fix for that?

Thursday, November 06, 2008

Now to change the tone...



To get off the subject of the election and Prop 8 passing... I can only read so many blogs about it all... I bring you my new addiction: "Boots of Chinese Plastic" The Pretenders

Wednesday, November 05, 2008

In the words of Tracy Morgan...

If Bitch is the new black, Black is the new president Bitch!

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Download my version of the American Dream!

In honor of election day, I'm reposting this!

Repost: Last year for Burning Man I made a mixed CD to give out as a gift to people on the playa. This year I decided to not only make a funky mix, but infuse it with this years very patriotic theme and my own take on this big ol' country of ours. There's some fun danceable moments, some bizarre takes on our past, and some good old fashioned schizophrenic mixtape-ology. Enjoy the ride and download it below now, included here is the artwork I made for one version. The final products include a small booklet in each and 2 different versions to switch things up a bit.




Now download the shit! It's free and legal!

Click here to download this album

Edie is getting out the vote!

Friday, October 31, 2008

R.I.P. Studs Terkel



Guess he ain't gonna be "Working" anymore...

Me and andrea at the office...



She is Marley's ghost and i'm impaled with a chicken and attaccked by birds!

She's dead.... Wrapped in Plastic...

Happy Birthday Tall Glass of Shame!



Well, its my blog's second birthday! We're now in the terrible twos so some of you may just stop reading altogether. Perhaps you already have! I can't believe its been so long since that first fun post on Carrie and my dismay at all those who chose to not dress up. Look at me now... Here I sit wearing a costume I've basically done before and thinking next year I'll be switching it up... Maybe I WILL be that sexy kitty i've bitched about for so long. Or something that is just kinda fun... off beat... not anything involving impalement. Gasp, I know, but i've kinda done it to death and now its time for something different. The chicken protruding from my chest most likely agrees. Oh and it wants you to vote yes on Prop 2 hehehe

Anyways, here's to another year and perhaps a few more fun tidbits for me to share and some videos and pics thrown in to amuse you all. Raise your glass to the Shame! Happy Birthday blog, I want to take you out behind the school and get you pregnant.

In honor of it, I give you "The Birds" in 1 minute and 40 seconds

Monday, October 27, 2008

Finally, a post where I write a little something....

So life has been kinda crazy the past month or two... I moved to a great new place, still in the same neighborhood. I have been working ALOT and really enjoying this show. This film is going to be amazing. I have been dating, that's been fun and i'm gonna leave it at that so I don't jinx anything. I have really wanted to do a post for some time about my big annual trip to Burning Man and either just haven't found the time.... or have felt somewhat uninspired to write. I'm gonna try to break that spell right here right now.

I had a blast, as I did last year, but this was a very different year for me. Much less of the group of friends I went with managed to drag their asses out to the Playa this time around. It was sad to not have them there with us, but all turned out amazing. It was a very different vibe this year, with generally people being more friendly and open. Last year there was a sense of tension and in some moments anger floating around the city.

So many of you may have heard me expound about the amazing art I've seen out there, and this where that happens... This trip is my annual march to the biggest art opening on Earth in my opinion. I adored to just aimlessly walk out into the night to experience what treats await.... and that's how I got my playa name finally.... "Sinatra" ......most people will think Frank, but no... it's Nancy... These boots were made for walking and usually clock about 10 miles a day when I'm out there.



Here's our camp. It was a little more modest this year as the boys took a break from "Our Lady of Schlongs" This year it was simply titled "The Red Scare" to fit in with the theme this year of The American Dream.



Mark and I were forclosed upon one evening and it seemed to spread all over our street. Its a sad state of affairs in this country when you can't even avoid such things at Burning Man. (My little contribution to the art of the place.... hehehe)



During a terrible dust storm our neighbors had some fun with a "Duck X-ing" stopping passing motorists who were trying to get the hell out of there during the storm. The looks in the cars ranged from extremely amused to some really pissed newbies who didn't know to just stay put!



Me and the boys up atop the obelisk the man stood on. This was a great evening!



The Ketchup bottle at the 4:30 plaza that served fresh french fries and ketchup every night of the burn. Such a welcome delicious treat after eating alot of dust each day just while trying to breathe.



The coolest art car we saw this year. Flames, a packed dance floor, and all mobile disco duck fun.



This was the oh so amazing "Tantalus" by Peter Hudson. I got some face time with him while it was temporarily broken down. I had trekked far far into that tundra to see the piece and loved his Zeotrope take on the "Golden Apple" dangled just out of reach all mounted on a spinning Uncle Sam hat. This piece blew my mind.



Thanks to Ian Lauder for the photo.

This is a pic of DreamYourTopia by the artist Dardara. I stumbled upon this around 2 in the morning one night and entered with little hesitancy... I was game. You were first harassed and approached by armed guard agents for the Checkpoint to your dreams. You then fill out a two sided form and get in more lines. Eventually they interrogate you, and if you are found to not be a robot, and an able minded individual, your passport is stamped and you are released into your dreams. This piece blew me away. What a visceral, hysterical journey with amazing twinges of what it must be like to immigrate in many ways. The hoops you had to jump through only grew if you spoke up, talked back, or stood out. Unnerving and really fun. My friend Mark said i'm the only person he knew who would travel into the middle of the desert only to spend an hour filling out a form and call it fun. Check out the digital tour below to get a taste of what they created out there.

Monday, October 13, 2008

wait for it... wait for it...



Brillaint! Thanks to Glen for the tip off!

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Monday, October 06, 2008

Tanatalus



The honorarium art installation from Burning Man 08 at the Los Angeles Decompression Party this past Saturday night. Thanks to my friend Billy for posting his video of it.

Friday, October 03, 2008

And the move is done!

And god said let there be light, and there was, and it was a relief to come out of the tunnel into said light....

The move has finished, the place is great. I am now basically around the block from where I was, but I have more space, my own bathroom, central air, a great clean backyard, a cute cat and dog that belongs to the roommate, and its all so quiet and peaceful. It has been so nice to sleep through the night and awake refreshed. It would appear that I have not had a good nights sleep in a while now.

I'm looking forward to being in this great place for a while.

Yup...

Friday, September 26, 2008

Beware Global Worming



They're back! Gorgeous Tiny Chicken Machine Show.... my head just exploded a little...

Thursday, September 25, 2008

SFW



Brilliant.... and apparently Diesel shares my Birthday...

Wednesday, September 24, 2008

just cause



yup...that's a creepy dude lip synching to Patty Duke's "Funny Little Butterflies." That about sums up how I've been feeling.

Friday, September 19, 2008

arrrrrrr


Happy talk like a pirate day!

Thursday, September 18, 2008

Looking, and wishin' and hopin' and prayin'

Just an FYI... I am looking for a new place to live. Preferably on the Eastside of LA. (Atwater/ Glendale/ Los Feliz/ Silverlake) Anyone who thinks they might have a hook-up feel free to email me.

Also, I know i'm sorely late on bloggin' about burning man and that is because I still am waiting on my photos... and i've been swamped with work and psycho drama on the home front. I'll get to it soon, don't worry.

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Cancelled!

The screening of "Rock & Roll Fantasy!" is off for this Saturday. We'll keep you posted of any future screenings in a new location...

Friday, September 05, 2008

R.I.P. Don S Davis


Character actor on Twin Peaks as Major Garland Briggs. I'm a little late to the game as he passed in June.

Thursday, September 04, 2008

Anyone up for...

Derby Dolls bout between the Sirens and Fight Crew on the 13th of September? Roller Derby clears the mind and cleanses the pain palate I hear... its good for the soul.

Backyard Screening Time: Rock and Roll Fantasy!



Its that time again ladies and gentlemen, the boys of "Gay Gardens" invite you to another fun filled screening night at our house under the stars! This time we're taking no prisoners in our quest for Rock and Roll. Its time to hang out, lose control, rock out, drink up, and strap on a guitar cause we're bringing your "Rock & Roll Fantasy!" to life!

Our Feature Presentations:

Pre-show: "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" (1986)

A hilarious short documentary that truly gives us an impression of what it meant to be a metal fan in the 80's. Join us in the parking lot of a Judas Priest concert to observe such fans in their natural habitat.

"Ladies & Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains" (1981)

Corrine Burns (Diane Lane) retreats far into plans for her band, The Fabulous Stains, after her mother's death. So far that she books them on a tour with a washed-out glam-rock group and a rising British punk band, radically changes her appearance, attracts a cult following and national media attention. With luck like this, what could go wrong? Come check out both Diane Lane and Laura Dern in their first big roles on the silver screen and get a taste of what the Punk era was all about.

"The Phantom of the Paradise" (1974)

A Brian De Palma rock opera that is part Phantom of the Opera and part Faust. Record producer Swan steals both the music and the girl from composer Leach. After a terrible accident, disfigured Leach plans revenge on Swan and his rock palace, The Paradise, and becomes The Phantom. "He's been maimed and framed, beaten, robbed and mutilated. But they still can't keep him from the woman he loves." (Little known tid-bit: Sissy Spacek is credited as "set dresser" for this film, assisting her boyfriend (now husband) Jack Fisk, who was the film's production designer.)

Mid-Night Snack: "Tommy" (1975)

A psychosomatically deaf, dumb and blind boy becomes a master pinball player and the object of a religious cult. A veritable who's who of the 70's rock scene, this film was out of this world and ahead of its time. Join us in the midnight hour for the best exploration of The Who you will ever see.

Again, all who wish to attend are welcome. If you want to come and need directions etc. let me know! As always, films are subject to change.

When: Saturday, September 20th doors are open after 6:30 and our features should begin around 7pm depending on the sunset.
Where: Gay Gardens. Come right on through the gate, we're in the backyard.
Who: You and your friends are all welcome. The more the merrier at these events.
How: Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, some booze or whatever you want to drink, maybe a snack and certainly a sense of humor. We look forward to seeing you all!

"I'm perfect! But nobody in this shithole gets me, because I don't put out!: - Ladies and Gentlemen, the Fabulous Stains

Wednesday, September 03, 2008

Burners for Obama

My friend Billy made this great sign for distribution. I'm hoping he sends it in to the Burning Man organization cause it turned out great. I'll be printing one out, laminating it and displaying it proudly in Atwater Village.

Tuesday, September 02, 2008

Sometimes...

It is great little things like this that make your day out on the Playa...

Back from Burning Man

I'm sure I'll be writing about my times around the Playa this year, but for now I'm a bit too tired to type coherently...

So after much ado, and an 8 hour white out on saturday, I bring you a snippet of this years burning of the man!

Friday, August 22, 2008

Black Rock Savings and Loan


Brace yourself Burning Man, cause my project this year is Black Rock Savings and Loan and i'm out to foreclose on people's theme camps! It's just my way of giving you all a taste of the American Dream.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

omg what?



Ow my head?......

Maya Angelou sez:

"I’ve learned that you can tell a lot about a person by the way he or she handles these three things: a rainy day, lost luggage, and tangled Christmas tree lights."

so true... the luggage thing I didn't fare too well on, but the rest I'm pretty good.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

We love it!



Just a coupla more days...

Natalie Portman's Shaved Head



What a great name for a band...well one that will make sense for maybe another couple of years... but I can't stop watching this video for their song "Sophisticated Sideways Ponytail!"

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Burning Man 2008: The American Dream

Last year for Burning Man I made a mixed CD to give out as a gift to people on the playa. This year I decided to not only make a funky mix, but infuse it with this years very patriotic theme and my own take on this big ol' country of ours. There's some fun danceable moments, some bizarre takes on our past, and some good old fashioned schizophrenic mixtape-ology. Enjoy the ride and download it below now, included here is the artwork I made for one version. The final products include a small booklet in each and 2 different versions to switch things up a bit.




Click here to download this album

Monday, August 18, 2008

Who knew?



An age old video game could be so dramatic!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

W.T.F.

When you are tipsy and get back from the bar.... and turn on Bravo.... which is a channel you resepct, kinda....and see they are showing "Crossroads",,,,, with Britney.... on the same channel that shows "In The Actor's Studio".... You kinda wonder.... Then vomit a little in your mouth.... then blog about the experience.... I'm just saying....

Friday, August 15, 2008

TMI?

What would your reaction be if you were in the bathroom and from the stall next to you you hear:

A Plop... followed by "In Jesus name, Amen!"

What is my problem?



Why can I not stop watching these clips of this drag gymnast comedian?!

Some bitches need help...



This HAS to be a joke...seriously wtf?!

I can't believe she got the gold!



He/She's amazing! hehehehe

Thursday, August 14, 2008

My other favorite funny lady!

The House Bunnies



Thank you Amy Sedaris for getting me through my Thursday!

This is probably what life could have been like for me if I had kept raising rabbits like I did when I was six. I had 18 rabbits at one point but only started with 2. That was about when I realized that is all it takes to multiply... I saw specks of blood and just thought they were fighting, I didn't have a clue they were getting it on! Hell, I even rode out the 6.0 earthquake we had in the 80's by getting stuck in that damn rabbit hutch that morning... Scary as hell with a wall of rabbits looking at me like: "Don't you fucking know what's happening?!"

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

New porno title?

my friend Billy: "We're off to see the Lizard, the wonderful Lizard of Wads!"

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

R.I.P. George Furth



"I think there is a time to come to New York, and a time to leave"

Monday, August 11, 2008

Olympic fun

Olympic ceremony opening was amazing!

What was not amazing: The annoying and rude Bob Costas! What a fucking idiot! Couldn't they find anyone else?! And seriously... that rug isn't much better than a certain someone I know's ugly dead cat toupee! Do you own a mirror?

Friday, August 08, 2008

Ode to Granny



I love Squidbillies on Adult Swim and this character cracks my shit up every time!

Thursday, August 07, 2008

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

Me want...


A bacon scarf for Burning Man! Someday I'll be able to afford to order a bacon scarf on a whim!

Please tell me this woman isn't allowed to vote...



Unnatural rainbows....in my sprinklers!

Monday, August 04, 2008

The horror of Showbiz Pizza!



These characters freak me out now, I don't know how I didn't have nightmares when I was a kid after a friend's birthday party.

Too soon?



But srysly, Hope he's doing ok... Best Wishes Morgan Freeman, you gotta pull through.

WTF Monday... poodle aerobics

Thursday, July 31, 2008

What?! The Purple and teal 80's bitch cream puff dress?

You judges are crazy! Y'all had some beer goggles on or something cause that thing was fugly! Bad day for the Project Runway!

Zombie Haiku Thursday

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

Never Forget 7.29.08


A moment of silence for all those poor bottles and cans that gave their lives today in the tragic Quake of 2008!

You're listening to 5.8 the Quake...

smooth jams all day long baby...

Monday, July 28, 2008

Quick little updates

So things seem to be going ok..

I'm still very strapped for cash lately especially with the big bad ticket on Friday and a constant barrage of bills, but I soldier on.

Work is fun. I'm really enjoying the job, and really can't wait to see what we're creating on the big screen. I haven't almost run over anyone famous in a golf cart or anything yet so I'll have to keep you posted on any more of zack's big faux pas with celebrities. (Like the time I informed Oliver Stone he needed to have a visitor's pass to be walzing around the art department...and then kindly escorted him to production... he wasn't the director on the movie I was on but still, oops)

Burning Man is coming up fast and I'm a little nervous. Things are really tight this year and the plans of going in the RV died hard and fast this past week. It appears I'll be roughing it again this year tenting it like many other brave souls. I don't mind, its a bit more work, but its going to be a blast. My friend Disco Mark and I are traveling together this year and he's new to the tenting side of life, but I think he'll be fine. It builds character...and dust. I'll be borrowing a friend's tent and some extra equipment so most provisions are taken care of, but now we have to see if we'll still want to do our own shade structure. Dog and Snowball said we can probably share theirs but it would be nice to not impose on them too much. We'll see what we figure out. I am thinking by the end of this upcoming weekend we'll know more of which direction we're headed. It might just be a little too much set up for lil' ole us... we are dainty and all... My art piece is coming along a tad too slowly so I'll need to step up the pace on that this weekend and maybe stay at work late a few nights to print off some stuff that normally could cost an arm and a leg at Kinko's.

As far as the rest of my life... its pretty even keeled... knock on wood.

Restless Leg Syndrome



She just can't help it.

Keep on Runnin'



Makes me smile. Thanks to Armando for the tip off.

Creepy Pedophile singer Monday!


Is there anyone in the audience that will stop this man?! He's gonna eat that kid alive!

Friday, July 25, 2008

A moment of silence for Marcel Marceau

Spam email poetry from this afternoon....

Wire puller to lincoln: he was one of the shrewdest that he
could do, or learn to do, in this seaport. Window, all blurred
with the clinging shreds of that ye shall have no worship
to have ado with and had a few weeks before read them a
draft proclamation rooms, divided into twentyfour sets,
making a agreed on between commissioners to be appointed
men. Not unlike their western sisters, they always under
abe whistled involuntarily. I should think two she thought
she had. Rather a smart wedding at as angels, it makes him
respect a very large proportion or pottage, some saffron
and beaten cloves put and he had met her again and lost
her! In hell, now all the paths are gravelled and raked.
i shall which lie hid in their afterwards.

Here piggy piggy Friday...

Got pulled over this morning... damnit. I was in the wrong. I had pulled into the turn lane about 2 car length too soon... but I had at least waited longer than the other jerk wads who had been racing down that lane for a good 2 blocks before and didn't get pulled over. Fucking Lame. Aw well, happy friday. At least the video below made me laugh out loud.

Otherwise, I'm ok. I'm in a bad mood right now so I'll save an update for later today or this weekend as to how "Malice Fin Underhand" and plans for Burning Man are going...

WTF Friday... Yo Gabba Gabba Edition



Oh........my...........god.

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Quote of the day...

"Why don't you come on over and dab my meat sweats while I lay and wheeze..."

R.I.P. Estelle Getty


We'll miss ya!

Tutti-Frutti Tuesday



Amazing and phallic number from "The Gang's All Here"

Monday, July 21, 2008

Free Haircut



Now lets hope this doesn't catch on too much or next we'll be hearing of circumcisions done this way!

Retarded but fun

So the screening went well. We had a smaller crowd than usual, but the typical horrifying fare hit the screen and some serious fun ensued. If you missed the show, you missed out. I have to say, The Hottie & The Nottie was perfectly terrible and ending the night with "Polyester" was sheer genius. I think i'm officially "tarded out."

Thursday, July 17, 2008

In the annals of "Its time to give up the schtick"

I just heard a way past middle aged man at work talking on his phone and use the phrases "jail bait" and "You gonna hit that?" in the same sentence.... just ewwww

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

Project Runway Time: Here we gay again!

Ok, so as is the fashion I will make my predictions of who these contestants are and how they will act, based solely on their name and their photo from the bravo website... Last year was surprisingly accurate... let's see how I do this time around.

Blayne: Ewww... to quote Pretty In Pink... "What kind of name is Blaine?!" Close enough.. I'm already kinda gagging and its not just your flip flops. I sense we have the new heir to the McMeshHat throne!

Daniel: You seem like an annoying know-it all... with bad hair.. Props on the wrist cuff though.

Emily: Oh Emily you're just so quirky! First the asymetrical hair, now the crazy hemlines, how can we keep up with your trendy self?! Oh yeah... open a hipster magazine... wait is this the magazine you subscribe to? Have you just been regurgitating all this stuff?! Bad girl Emily.. bad! We still like you even though you're kinda catty.

Jennifer: Hi, who are you? The auditions for What Not to Wear are down the hall... oh you dropped your pearls and daddy's credit card... there ya go. Run along. (Shame she was the first to go)

Jerell: What. Are you. Wearing? Honestly I think you'll be the guy I enjoy and pull for till you have to make a dresss out of the lint in the dryers and candle wax and get sent home.

Jerry: Hrmmm, you're probably gonna be that annoying picky gay guy I end up hating more every week.

Joe: You're the pig headed dick most likely to be stabbed in the eye by me if seen in public, but one of your creations will probably impress me and that'll piss me off.

Keith: Hello hotness! Me likey! Even though you're sportin' the flip flops too... but you can wear em wherever you want. And you'll probably be one of the better designers, just a hunch.

Kelli: You're the kinda trashy girl with funky shit that mainly has the 70's butt-rock revolution and the 80's as its prime influence... but I'm surprisingly gonna like it.

Kenley: You're that grown up girl who used to wear stirrup pants every day and then someone told her she looked cool when she dressed up as Betty Page one halloween.... so it stuck! This is how you now look this way, which is ok by me... just wish your designs were gonna be more creative after your initial burst of creativity runs out and you get kicked off mid-way through the season.

Korto: Don't hurt me... you look like you're gonna fucking kill me with those creepy eyes and look of disappointment on your face. I think I'll see some cool shit come out of your work but you'll get bogged down by all the annoying bitches and gay guys distracting you...then at some point...poof... where'd she go?

Leanne: You're the kinda crazy bitch of the season, I can smell it! You're like mixing a bedazzled orange plaid velvet jacket with Birkenstocks and a Bright red Valentino strapless gown.... it can be done...its kinda sickeningly fun but after a while you just look like the crazy lady left in the gay bar after the lights come up and everyone is gone.

Stella: Wait, that's a dude right?... no way that's a chick? Ok, well Stella I bet I'm gonna like you. If I were a chick I'd totally be you. Let's do lunch. You're gonna take no shit and take no prisoners...I see hair flying... You'll end up in the top 3.

Suede: You're kinda cute... Now the toss up, will I like your work? hrmmm tough to say. I have a feeling you're gonna be loosey goosey unpredicatable in a bad way for a while.

Terri: Wait, that's a chick? No Way! ok, well Terri You. Scare. Me. Your hair is gonna take me into its clutches and smother me alive in that photo... but I have a feeling you'll grow on me and I'll end up being a big fan! You'll win it all!

Wesley: You're the annoying prig/ priss that I won't like much. You'll hopefully cheat and get kicked out like your predecessors have but I have a feeling you'll be around to annoy me wholeheartedly for some time...

So there it is folks.. now we just have to wait and see how it all turns out.. I'm on pins and needles!

Thursday, July 03, 2008

Backyard Screening Time! "Tard-Sploitation!"



Its that time again ladies and gentlemen, the boys of "Gay Gardens" invite you to another fun filled screening night at our house under the stars! This time it is really "Special." We're taking a no holds barred look at the film industry's love of playing "retarded" in every sense of the word. Its time to hang out, drink up, strap on a padded helmet and ride the short bus cause we're giving you a full dose of "TARD-SPLOITATION!"

Our Feature Presentations:

Riding The Bus With My Sister (2005)

"Rachel Simon rode buses for a year with her sister Beth, who has developmental disabilities--the journey changed their lives forever..." Come see the touching moment when Rosie O'Donnell channeled Animal from the Muppets to play a retarded person. You can see the horror in Andie MacDowell's eyes as she realizes she is stuck in the most challenging and terrible roll since "Green Card" as Rosie's Sister Rachel. If anyone would have handed her something sharp on set it either would have gone into Rosie's brain or her own jugular. This is a can't miss movie event!

Then:

A movie montage experience of some of your favorite actors playing "retarded" and laughing all the way to the bank! See hilarious clips from such great flops as Juliet Lewis in "The Other Sister," Cuba Gooding Jr. as "Radio," Sean Penn tarding it up in "I Am Sam," and the list goes on and on...

And to finish:

The Hottie & The Nottie (2008)

With all the backlash against celebutard Paris Hilton, this little film tanked big time this past Spring with only $27,966 on its opening weekend, with each theater averaging $249. The plot is your basic ugly duckling tale where the hot girl has an ugly best friend who's personality wins over the hot guy more than her looks and he can finally see the beauty inside. Join us as we have a few cocktails and laugh at the "acting" of our most famous retard ever: PARIS HILTON. Bring a gas mask and anything you can to protect yourself from the hideous STD cocktail that she is.


Again, all who wish to attend are welcome. If you want to come and need directions etc. let me know! As always, films are subject to change.

When: Saturday, July 19th doors are open after 7:30 and our features should begin around 8pm.
Where: Gay Gardens... Come right on through the gate, we're in the backyard. Write or call me for directions...
Who: You and your friends are all welcome. The more the merrier at these events.
How: Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, some booze or whatever you want to drink, maybe a snack and certainly a sense of humor. We look forward to seeing you all!

"Toilet seat assistance in row number one, thank you!" -Riding The Bus With My Sister

Amazing Quote Of The Day

"So I told himz, he aint gettin' no firecrackers! Aint nothing comin' outta my pocketbook and goin' up in smoke! He can sit down, shut up and enjoy dem fine ass ribs and slaw we havin' and he gonna like it!" - overheard while waiting for my tires to be replaced... amazing

Monday, June 30, 2008

Thursday, June 26, 2008

McCain strikes a pose!


Stephen Colbert has set the bar high by creating his McCain Green Screen Challenge: make John McCain interesting! Gotta love this entry!

Barnacle Busters at Pride


Here you'll get a taste of both the evolution of the float I worked on with friends Billy and Glen as well as it in the parade itself. We had a pretty great time. You even get to see a clip of me being a balloon nazi asking people to grab their damn balloons so we didn't have to chase them down the street.

Too Early & Too Late


My good friend Mark has made a great music video for his Friend's new album. Check it out above.

In his words:
"SlowCore Pictures proudly presents the world premiere of "Too Early & Too Late", from Seattle's prodigious Erik Blood. News on the release of his album should be out shortly. This is a collage/ montage music video utilizing the basic storyline from "the Other", as seen through the eyes of a viewmaster. I hope this tale of lost youth, unrealized fantasy and ultimately hope brings you as much entertainment as it has for me."

Thursday, June 12, 2008

Gayed out...

What a weekend it was, with all the gayness attacking the city of Los Angeles for LA Pride. I had fun helping my friends Billy and Glen with their small float for their Scuba Club the "Barnacle Busters." Over the last several weeks we had been building, sculpting, painting etc. for the build up to the parade and Sunday was the day to unveil the fruit of our efforts. I promised pictures to a few of you so here it is in all its glory before we hit the parade route dragging that puppy the 1.4 miles of the route.

If you watched, I was the dude in the cowboy hat working as the "Brake" for it holding my trusty rope and trying to avoid hitting any onlookers. Now as you look at the photo, imagine the two little scuba diver guys moving around in an automated circle, and bubbles erupting from the center. We had a nice bubble machine buried in there. I had a pretty great time. Next year, I think I'll stick to just watching the parade and getting drunk. Five thirty wake-up times, hours of standing in formation waiting and loading and unloading trucks full of weird gay stuff isn't really my thing.

Backyard Screening Time Saturday!

Its that time again ladies and gentlemen, the boys of "Gay Gardens" invite you to another fun filled screening night at our house under the stars! This time with a bit more Animal Instinct involved. Its time to hang out, drink up, gasp for air, swim for life, or hide your tracks cause this is the time "When Animals Attack!" Brace yourself, all the greats of the 70's are out for YOUR blood!

Our Feature Presentations:

1.JAWS (1975)
Amity Island had everything. Clear skies. Gentle surf. Warm water. People flocked there every summer. It was the perfect feeding ground. When a gigantic great white shark begins to menace the small island community of Amity, a police chief, a marine scientist and grizzled fisherman set out to stop it.

2.Piranha (1978)
When flesh-eating piranhas are accidently released into a summer resort's rivers, the guests become their next meal.

Mid-night snack:

3.Day of the Animals (1977)
It is a battle for survival as hikers encounter a chemically imbalanced forest.

Again, all who wish to attend are welcome. If you want to come and need directions etc. let me know! As always, films are subject to change.

When: Saturday June 14th doors are open after 7:30 and our features should begin at 8pm.
Where: Gay Gardens in Atwater Village come on in through the gate... Our big white wall is our Screen!
Who: You and your friends are all welcome. The more the merrier at these events.
How: Please bring a lawn chair if you have one, some booze or whatever you want to drink, maybe a snack and certainly a sense of humor. We look forward to seeing you all!

"Come on Chief, this isn't no boy scout picnic. See ya' got ya' rubbers!" -JAWS

Thursday, May 29, 2008

My 500th post...

No pressure, I've just been avoiding the blogosphere for a while now... I decided to re-up. I've been out of work for a bit and anytime I'm between shows I tend to avoid the world a tad. I have discovered in this absence that I: A. Needed a break B. Can actually accomplish things on my life list while out of work rather than hiding and skulking and C. I kinda miss lil ole blog.

A lot and not much has been going on in my absence. I know I had talked about my uncle visiting at one point and here are some pics of his trip over this way to see his "childless" niece and nephew. Seems our family only comes to visit if ya pop one out so it really meant alot to see him.

My Uncle Ken, Me and my sister Jen at The Getty


We went to the Jazz Bakery and saw the amazing Dr. Lonnie Smith and friends...what a show!


Me and Ken at the beach..


A picture of me I actually kinda dig my sister took..


I have begun to plan my next big trip to Burning Man. I know what you all are thinking, oh great more bullshit we will hear endlessly about in regards to people on stilts, fire dancers, art pieces covered in dust and you know what.... you're right. I can't lie, there will be more of that. Oh the fun to look forward to. I'll try to contain myself. hehehe

I have a new job starting soon, and its a really neat show for me to get on. I'm very excited and as always can't talk specifics, but i'm sure, to allow me to bitch about work, I'll come up with another fake name for it to clue you all in. We'll just say it rhymes with Callous Fin Underhand.

I wish for my 500th post that I had some big exploration of a part of my psyche, or some great revelation and that frankly has been holding me back from posting... Let's consider this my breaking the seal, and trudging forward. There's always going to more funny videos for me to share, wierd pictures to post, and odd topics for me to discuss so let's begin. =)