July 25, 2014
Welcome to Sweden - Välkommen Till Sverige

awesomefridayca:

Welcome to Sweden – Välkommen Till Sverige

Welcome to Sweden - Season 1

Or as I like to call it, “Why Aren’t You Watching Welcome To Sweden?”

Also known by the working title “Wait, Amy Poehler has a brother?”

Yes.  There is another Poehler.  You may be asking yourself why it is that if Amy Poehler is everyone’s television best friend that you had absolutely no idea she had a brother.  Why has Amy been keeping him secret all this time?  Does that mean she is not…

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My friend Matt decided to butter me up enough on twitter last night to convince me to be a contributor to his entertainment site.  Specifically to talk about all things television.  Score one for the habits of an only child translating into adulthood.

So I wrote about Welcome To Sweden.  If you’re into that sort of thing follow Awesome Friday! on tumblr. Or Twitter. Or the original awesomefriday.ca which also has a podcast you can find in iTunes (don’t worry I’ll remember to mention that again if/when I’m on it).

The real lesson here is I’m a whore for flattery.

July 25, 2014
"If the ice melts away life melts away."
Contrapunto BBDO, Madrid, SpainIllustrator: Raul Gomez Estudio

"If the ice melts away life melts away."

Contrapunto BBDO, Madrid, Spain
Illustrator: Raul Gomez Estudio

July 25, 2014
this week in ampersands

Drinking a coffee called “Rocket Fuel” & slow cooking pork.
This is Monday.

Dreams that linger & knees that pop.
This is Tuesday.

Raindrops & pigtails.
This is Wednesday.

Sleeping in late & turning it up loud.
This is… Thursday?

Breakfasts at lunch time & chipped nail polish sighs.
Finally Friday.

July 24, 2014

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July 23, 2014
"I don’t care what is written about me so long as it isn’t true."

— Dorothy Parker

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July 22, 2014

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Filed under: writing words moleskine 
July 22, 2014
"In the end, I think the relationships that survive in this world are the ones where two people can finish each other’s sentences. Forget drama and torrid sex and the clash of opposites. Give me banter any day of the week."

— Douglas Coupland, Hey Nostradamus!

July 22, 2014
in which I burst into fits of laughter…

Every English Novel Ever

#2. The Corporal Displayed Unspecified Moral Laxity

Every Russian Novel Ever

#4. The Estate Is Sold Off

Every French Novel Ever

#6. A Young Woman Cynically Eats a Pheasant

Every Irish Novel Ever

#7. THE ENGLISH

Every Canadian Novel Ever

#13. Sex Farm Woman: All of These Albertan Crops Are Metaphors For My Empty, Yearning Vagina

July 21, 2014
"If you try to sell yourself on your expertise, you limit yourself. There’s only so much a person can be an expert on. But if you present yourself as someone who is ignorant and curious, you have no limitations. That’s what I like about what we do. I don’t know anything, but I like finding it out."

E.A. Hanks

from "I Still Think, Maybe I’m Not Good At This" Graham Moore Outtakes

EA is one of 2 blogs that aren’t on tumblr that I will go out of my way to read (the other is Well Fed, Flat Broke).  She doesn’t post often but when she does it’s pretty great.  And I’m not just blowing smoke.  The Internet is full of so many people saying so many things it’s often a cacophony of ego and in-jokes.  But EA’s writing is a little pause, like the first waft of morning coffee.

July 21, 2014
luckyshirt:

THE CREATOR OF THE WALKING DEAD TOOK OVER PRODUCTION OF SUPERFIGHT. That is what I have wanted to yell for months, and have only just this minute been allowed to say. I went to them to ask them to make a Walking Dead expansion. They said yes, and that they want to help with everything. While leaving me in place for creative decisions. Now I’m heading to San Diego to speak on a panel with Kirkman and Norman Reedus (Daryl on The Walking Dead) about the future of Skybound (Kirkman’a company) and Superfight. At the same time, I was asked by Wizard World to fly around the country and play the game on celebrity panels. That is my life now. It’s perfect. This means great things for Superfight. That’s obvious. But anyone who thinks that’s where my excitement ends hasn’t been paying attention to me. Because more importantly, it means amazing things for Find the Starlight. I know Find the Starlight is weird. And hard to follow. That was intentional. It won’t always be that way. And now that this is my life, it is about to become something nobody is ready for. Least of all me. So that’s it. I took lemons, made lemonade, froze that lemonade in the shape of a club, and used that club to beat the shit out of this life and its stupid lemon-handing face.

Big congrats go out to Luckyshirt and his fantastic news.  Of course I’m talking about getting to hang with Norman Reedus.  The whole creating a thing from scratch that’s turning into a piece of pop culture is good too.
There’s something about the success of a tumblr-tweeter person you’ve followed for a while that brings a unique joy.  Even though it’s someone you have probably never met, that might live far enough away to require a plane ride, you’re invested.  You’ve laughed along with their good days and digitally hugged their bad ones.  It’s a bond of gold stars and red hearts.
A victory for them is a victory for all of us.
So go buy Superfight!  I’ll be over here googling “Find the Starlight” and trying to catch up.

luckyshirt:

THE CREATOR OF THE WALKING DEAD TOOK OVER PRODUCTION OF SUPERFIGHT. That is what I have wanted to yell for months, and have only just this minute been allowed to say. I went to them to ask them to make a Walking Dead expansion. They said yes, and that they want to help with everything. While leaving me in place for creative decisions. Now I’m heading to San Diego to speak on a panel with Kirkman and Norman Reedus (Daryl on The Walking Dead) about the future of Skybound (Kirkman’a company) and Superfight. At the same time, I was asked by Wizard World to fly around the country and play the game on celebrity panels. That is my life now. It’s perfect. This means great things for Superfight. That’s obvious. But anyone who thinks that’s where my excitement ends hasn’t been paying attention to me. Because more importantly, it means amazing things for Find the Starlight. I know Find the Starlight is weird. And hard to follow. That was intentional. It won’t always be that way. And now that this is my life, it is about to become something nobody is ready for. Least of all me. So that’s it. I took lemons, made lemonade, froze that lemonade in the shape of a club, and used that club to beat the shit out of this life and its stupid lemon-handing face.

Big congrats go out to Luckyshirt and his fantastic news.  Of course I’m talking about getting to hang with Norman Reedus.  The whole creating a thing from scratch that’s turning into a piece of pop culture is good too.

There’s something about the success of a tumblr-tweeter person you’ve followed for a while that brings a unique joy.  Even though it’s someone you have probably never met, that might live far enough away to require a plane ride, you’re invested.  You’ve laughed along with their good days and digitally hugged their bad ones.  It’s a bond of gold stars and red hearts.

A victory for them is a victory for all of us.

So go buy Superfight!  I’ll be over here googling “Find the Starlight” and trying to catch up.

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