Love the method behind this new comic from Penny Arcade

Every year they do sketches when they're on the road, but the multiple layers (sketch, photo, digital) really make this a rich experience. I wouldn't mind if they did this more often.

And I love that they used the hotel stationary. Love it.


Zooey Deschanel is adorable and strange

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One more tic on the great board

I just called my state representative for the first time. Net Neutrality and Google spurred me to action.

Yes... I'm aware that activism without further research is a little sketchy, but it's my first time so let me keep the training wheels on a little longer. I'll even share.

If you choose to act, here's some helpful instructions I wrote up after having to blindly wing it - Google not having given me any context for the number to call.

1. Call the number they give: 202-224-3121

2. Ask to speak to your representative. The operator will ask you for your zip code if you don't know who it is.

3. When you get to the next human, tell them something to the effect that you support Net Neutrality and want your rep to "vote a for free and open internet."

3b. (optional) :: Insert crazy rant here.

4. You get ticked down on the great board and (if the person is nice) they will thank you for calling to voice your opinion.

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Life imitates marketing


Just found this link on Cnet about a guy who "drew" his self portrait by sending a GPS system in briefcase around the world.

The result:

(click image to view the site)

Of course, those who love awesome marketing, have already met Stavros, the Master of Position Art.

TheWorldIsMyCanvas.com has been up since mid February at least. This new project was launched mid-march. The artist's site makes no mention of Nokia's effort as an inspiration or a sponsor. Very curious timing.


People aren't making a correlation between this effort and Nokia, but they are calling it a hoax: Read the article

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Friends in high places

I made an appearance* at the Stumptown Comics kick-off party last night. My friend Aron Nels Steinke did the poster and also had a story in this free little collection "Nerd Burglar."

I always love his stuff. I don't think I'm smart enough to figure out why I love it so much... something about the clean, childish drawing and his really simple storytelling just gets me. I don't think he thinks about it either. He just naturally picks great moments to put in frame. A born storyteller.

It's going to be a busy weekend trying to see everything I want to at Stumptown Comics, see my friend Russ while he's in town, get some work done and enjoy the sunshine.

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*(the phrase "made an appearance" seems to imply that my presence was expected/solicited/required... don't know if that's true)



Got turned on to this new program/service called Skitch. You can take photos or screencaps, immediately doodle on them and upload them or drag the file to email or folders on your computer. Super easy.

Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!

You will probably see lots of my lovely cubicle now. My only wish is that I could tie it into a normal camera and be more mobile with it. There's got to be something like that right? A digital camera with a wireless connection? I suppose it's called an iPhone...

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We are all Twits

I don't even know why, but I've been trying to more fully embrace Twitter - just to see what might come of it.

And today, I see that Twitter has infiltrated Penny Arcade.

Welcome to the revolution.

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Handmade notebook love on BoingBoing

I love these journals (even though I have yet to actually buy one...) and it warms my heart to see them posted on BoingBoing


Actually, it warms my heart when anything Portland-related makes it out to the greater public.

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Meat Nation #1

I like meat. Dead things taste good. This is nothing new.

But I've noticed a growing trend in people celebrating their love of the flesh through odd ways. And I've decided to start sharing some of them. Like this, for instance:

Ipod skin that looks like raw meat. Huh...

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S'my birthday

27 today.

Not much hullaballoo.

Walked in this morning and found this on my desk:

Uploaded with plasq's Skitch!


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Kvelling #5: Olivia Munn Dell Ad Extended Cut

Long version of the last segment gives you WAY more Olivia Munn - honestly, I wish we could have kept tons more. More writing is ALWAYS better.

Original is still here with the normal amount of Munn.

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I am owed.

Powered By TheirToys

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Kvelling #4


This is a video-heavy site, so those of you with clunky interwebs be warned.

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Kvelling #3

One more for the books. Sorry, no embed. You'll just have to click the link. Do you trust me?

Video HERE

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Kvelling #2

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Lord knows I love comic books...

It's likely not evident by the infrequency of my blog posts, but I spend a lot of time surfing the Internets these days. A LOT. And I've become something of a "sharer" to my friends and co-workers... but not so much on the blog. Well, that may change.

Here's a scan of a 1953 article on the evils of comic books. In all honesty, I don't have the time to read the article - but the panels they pull out to scare the crap out of conservative 1950s parents are hilarious. Check it out here.

But more important than this one article is the blog from which it comes: I'm Learning to Share! It is a treasure trove of kitsch, retrobelia, scans and the like. I highly suggest trolling around there for a while.

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