Saturday, December 13, 2008


I made a pigeon head this week.
It was intended for my video art final project, but now I think it was just an excuse to make a gigantic bird head. Looks good when you wear it though. Here are stills from the project.
The project I originally had in mind was gonna be this epic part live-action part animation thing, with nightmare sequences and dead pigeons dropping all over the place. There was gonna be this part where this pigeon gets pierced to death by seeds. Alas, I think my vision was just too grandiose. Oh well.

When I was a kid, my grandfather used to raise pigeons in our backyard. Every few weeks or so, my grandma would wrangle a pigeon from the coop, kill it, and cook it for dinner. I used to stand there and watch pigeons dangling from the doorknob for years. I guess blatant animal cruelty wasn't a big issue in my family.

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

Twilight and funny people

I love Twilight. It's sickening. So much staring and sexual tension!!
*13 hour edit later: Oh yeah, I just checked out Blake's blog and his little bit about this ridiculous movie. That's him down below.
I think the main reason why I enjoyed it as much as I did (besides the vampire thing and the hot dudes thing) is it reminded me so much of when I was 14 years old and I wanted so badly to have an out-of-this-world experience. Reality was pretty insufferable when my imagination was so easily catered to with young adult fantasy novels.

On another note, I came upon these two doodles on my computer. One is of this funny-looking redhead I saw at Wawa Canteen and the other is my redhead video art teacher. I like drawing random people but it's kind of hit and miss for me . Sometimes they end up looking silly and nothing like the person at all, but other times I happen to get down the right lines and it's a good resemblance. Does anybody want to ride the trains with me and draw people?

I'm going to China next week for Christmas break. I think I'll buy like 20 Twilight bootlegs and give everyone a copy.

Tuesday, December 9, 2008

Friday night egg drop competition

Middle school science class was the shit. So on Friday night, Blake Larue, Harry Teitelman, Stephen Neary, JD Amato, Ben Oviatt, and I decided to relive those good ol' days and hold an egg drop competition. The rules? You can use anything from my apartment. The objective? Construct whatever you can to save your egg from cracking when you toss it off a six-story building.

PART I: CONSTRUCTIONHarry's egg already lost.

This may be considered cheating, but under the stipulations of the aforementioned rules, there's nothing that can be done.

SS JD in mid-construction.

PART II: BON VOYAGE The view from the roof. Esteemed judge M. Porcello awaits down below.

PART II.5: MONEY SHOTS The infamous parachute that struck a sleeping bum down below.

PART III: AFTERMATH The SS JD took a hit that rivals the RMS Titanic. But Captain Egg and First Mate Craig Johnson survived with no serious injuries.

All competing eggs survived. 20+ years of living on this earth just for this moment!

We could have been arrested.