December 26, 2008

Give the gift of music


Xmas may be over, but giving music doesn't require a holiday.  Enjoy the free song, it's one of my current faves.

Bag Raiders - Shooting Stars (instrumental)

December 25, 2008

Happy Xmas * Feliz Navidad * Happy Holidays * Felices Fiestas


Merry Xmas! I hope St. Nick left you lots of good stuff under the tree.
(Disclaimer: if you do not celebrate Xmas please disregard all of the above)


December 24, 2008

Coldplay says Merry Xmas with a Thin White Duke remix of "Viva La Vida"

Viva La Vida
Just arrived to my inbox this morning, a new Thin White Duke remix of Coldplay's "Viva La Vida". Take a listen:

Now I'm generally a fan of White Duke's work but I have a feeling this one won't be making it onto any top 10 lists. But hey, it's free.

Thanks, Coldplay, for thinking of us on Xmas :)

Grab a copy of your own.

[[found it via the coldplay messenger]]

December 23, 2008

How not to impress a date


Garfield Minus Garfield

Moral of the story – don't wear a blue jacket and red bow tie on the first date.



December 22, 2008

I love the Japanese :)


In Japan this is considered primetime entertainment.  No wonder they're all so happy all the time.


[[I saw it first on gizmodo]]

December 21, 2008

I want to be him




[[I saw it first on HRO who saw it first on lookbook]]

"What I Hate About College"


I wish American companies were this clever



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"They wanted to attract more students. So it installed WiFi in some of its stores near universities. The problem is, lots of students just come into the store for the WiFi but hardly look at the menu. So They and CoffeeCompany decided to move the store’s menu into the WiFi menu of customers’ laptops."


[[I first found it on swissmiss who found it here]]

December 20, 2008

Thingifying love

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Sarah's Recommittment

One of my best friends re-committed her marriage in the catholic church today. It was a small but elegant ceremony. I missed the original ceremony they had a year ago just before the groom deployed for Iraq. I'm really glad I got to be part of this one.

Congratulations Sarah & Mickey!

Canon in D, on guitar, played by an Asian child


By the way that "kid" is actually 45.  He's got the same problem that fat kid on MTV has...

...ok I just made all that up.


[[thanks to my Chilean counterpart]]

December 19, 2008

Abstract Holiday Card


[[I found it on swissmiss first]]

Prop 8 Update: Still hope in California


Below is an e-mail I received from EQCA:

December 19, 2008
Equality California |

Dear Jordan,

Today Attorney General Jerry Brown filed his brief with the California Supreme Court arguing that Proposition 8 should be invalidated. 

His position demonstrates that he is a leader of courage and conviction.

We are very pleased that upon review of the law, he has moved from his previous statements that he would defend Prop 8.

As the state's highest attorney, Jerry Brown has done his job today to defend the Constitution and protect the rights of minority groups, including the more than 18,000 same-sex couples who married in California.

In solidarity,

Geoff Kors
Executive Director
Equality California

December 15, 2008

Easier said than done

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"There’s one indulgence every man should try in his lifetime: If you’re straight, sleep with a man at least once, and if you’re gay, don’t go through life without sleeping with a woman. Either way, you might be surprised at how natural it will feel if you can get past the mind-fuck of stereotypes. In the end, it’s just another person that you are relating to in a physical way."  – Tom Ford



Matthew Mitcham, Olympic Gold


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December 10, 2008

What I did this morning

I took a morning bike ride to the La Jolla Cove. It is sooooo good to be home.

What I Did this morning
Originally uploaded by degreeszero

December 03, 2008


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It's been awhile since I've written about prop 8 or gayness or lgbt or anything else remotely related, but now I've finally found something worth posting and sharing!  It's called Prop 8: The Musical!  Featuring a laundry list of hollywood and broadway stars, including but not limited too: Allison Janney, John C. O'reilly, Jack Black, Megan Cho, Andy Richter, Neil Patrick Harris (yum), and many more.  This officially goes under the makes me smile category :)

See more Jack Black videos at Funny or Die

[[thanks to tsanderson]]

UPDATE: Just came upon this vid in my fbook newsfeed.  Princeton students using the precedent set by prop 8 to enforce the will of the majority (upperclassmen) upon a minority (freshmen). great stuff p-ston students, I applaud y'all.

[[thanks to bcloyd]]

The JetSet J Gallery

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It's that time of time again, or whatever, when I change my desktop wallpaper for something cool and fresh.  I am a flickr-ite and find joy perusing the many photographer's pages, mostly just looking for new wallpapers.  This new one comes from karton kutuda shot zımbırtısı.  I discovered her a través de an interview the Flickr blog did.
for those with long-term memory problems:

Originally uploaded by DJ Bass

Originally uploaded by karton kutuda shot zımbırtısı

I have a feeling this new one will last me awhile.  If anyone happens to have a fave wallpaper I'd love to see/hear about it.  Upload it to my drop using the "Add files" button below, or just leave a link in the comments. simple private sharing

Haha, Macs _____!

Suck! just kiddingggggg...or not.

Married To The Sea

Best-to-give List Xmas '08: for the Tea Lover


This would be perfect for my Dad! or any tea drinker everrrrr.  I don't drink tea all that much, I'm more of an espresso man, but when I do I never know where to put the bag.  Good tea etiquette states that the bag should be taken out after 3 minutes, but it's generally considered bad tea etiquette to let it leak all over the table.  Problem solved!  Thanks to designer Jonas Trampedach.


[[ via yankodesign]]

Sniper Twins: Stack the Memory


this video has been making the rounds on the internet recently going viral and all.  For good reason, it's really good, and yet oh sooooo bad.


[[ via]]

December 02, 2008

Something to smile about

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I just discovered and am in love.  It's kind of like PostSecret but a billion times better, and you don't have to wait till Sunday for new ones.
Ouch – I was bleeding and in pain, but I had to laugh when the ER nurse asked the guy in the next room, "You swallowed HOW MANY toothbrushes?"
ferdinandthebullWhen I was 5 or so my mom would tell me to lie down before she tied my tie and I just now realized at the age of 19 that she did this because she's a funeral director.
AlexandraAs you were breaking up with me, all I could think about were those mornings when you compared the Pop-Tarts and gave me the one with more frosting.
AngelThe worst thing about secret girlfriends is that when they get hit by cars you're not supposed to cry.
you know who i am – My mother called me to do a chore and i responded, "What you need, Woman," to which my father chided, "Your mother is NOT a woman!"
Heather RoseAs I woke up from my nap to find written on my feet "This is my momma and you can't have her," I realized that my child is very, very strange.


PS: Forgot to mention that this is my 100th post. Yay! What a milestone...I guess.