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Let’s Band Together and Save Some Lives.

October 5, 2012 by Documentary, Photography

One of the best parts of this job is utilizing our creative skills and our contacts to change the world for the better.

Michael and I, along with Nat Geo photographer Ben Horton and writer Jesse Seaver are banding together to volunteer time and money to produce a story in Nepal about World Wide Healing Hands, a non profit organization that is obsessed with diminishing the staggering maternal mortality rates in emerging countries. … Continue Reading

The Impossible Project – Lot 001 8×10 ‘Roid

October 3, 2012 by News, Photography

A long while back I did a story on the Impossible Project. A group a Polaroid enthusiasts who purchased the Polaroid manufacturing gear from the closing Enschede factory and saved it from its pending doom.

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ABC Tracks iPad to TSA Officer’s Home in Florida

October 2, 2012 by News

How much more do we have to tolerate before someone pulls the plug on this trillion dollar debacle of a government organization? More devastating than the statistics that a couple hundred TSA officers are actively involved in theft, is the humiliation that the good officers have to endure because of their criminal coworkers. Have a look at the video below. What a disaster.

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October 1, 2012 by Feature Film, Screening Room

Arbitrage is one of those astounding, just under the radar films that you should not miss. The acting by all the players is exceptional and the writing and directing are a knock out. I’ve always been a fan of Richard Gere’s acting, but he really brings it home in this movie. It is probably the best performance of his career. Have a look at the trailer below, and then try to catch this one in the theaters. … Continue Reading

It’s Time for the Annual Autumn Invocation With Colin Nissan, Motherfuckers

Please don’t start looking at winter coats (in California we just switch to 3/2 mm wetsuits) until you read this epic piece from Colin Nissan at McSweeney.

I don’t know about you, but I can’t wait to get my hands on some fucking gourds and arrange them in a horn-shaped basket on my dining room table. That shit is going to look so seasonal. I’m about to head up to the attic right now to find that wicker fucker, dust it off, and jam it with an insanely ornate assortment of shellacked vegetables. When my guests come over it’s gonna be like, BLAMMO!

A big muchos gracias to Kottke for this.

Cool People Doing Smart Things

September 25, 2012 by Off Topic Yet Fascinating

If you know Santa Monica boulevard in Santa Monica, California, you know it’s very wide and very busy. The other day I sat at a cross street waiting to traverse the massive boulevard. To my left, trying to do on foot the same thing I was doing in my car, was a ten your old kid with a skateboard.

He tried several tactics to get the attention of the cars so they would stop at the cross walk. All he got was a bunch of douche bag drivers oblivious to his existence in spite of the fact he was well into the street waving his skateboard over his head.

Eventually an ambulance came along, noticed the kid, and stopped. I was relieved. I knew that with the ambulance sitting still at the cross walk the other cars would follow suit.

They didn’t. It was absurd to watch driver after driver craning their necks to see what the ambulance doing while still racing through the intersection.

Finally the fed up ambulance driver illuminated every single light on his rig and shut down the entire boulevard. Then he waved the kid on. It was awesome.

Why, hello there.

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