WTF Legacy got voted off SYTYCD. They just ruined this season for me.
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Posted by TomFulp - December 9th, 2009
On November 29th, Funy-Mony unveiled his Gunny Bears stop motion.
Three days later, Google & Universal-owned start-up Vevo.com released this promo:
The question is, could a crack team of Hollywood talent have thrown that together in three days? Did they?
Posted by TomFulp - November 16th, 2009
Nope, that isn't a motion tween - that's actually the Drexel Shaft getting knocked down by explosives!
A bunch of us met at 6am this past Sunday to watch the demolition of the infamous Shaft, a building that has long embodied the administrative experience at Drexel University, our Alma Mater.
Back in college I made a cartoon about it for Tim's site, drexelshaft.com.
We got front row seats on the roof of the Cira Center parking garage, right across the train tracks (see yellow arrow). Some police tried to kick us off the roof because it was considered "unsafe" but they gave up on the existing crowd and just stopped letting new people come up. It was pretty damn epic.
Posted by TomFulp - November 13th, 2009
Progress has started on turning the first floor of our building into a gathering space for potential NG events! My fingers are still crossed that we can screen the Best of 2009 there, maybe some time in April 2010.
Tim and our contractor friend Rob (not NG programmer Rob) have been cutting all the unused pipes out of the ceiling. These pipes date back to when there was factory machinery all over the place. Once the ceiling has been cleared out as much as possible, it will be pressure washed and re-coated so it isn't dropping rust on everything down below. I'll have to remember to take pictures of the ongoing progress! Here are all the cut up pipes from Day 1.
Posted by TomFulp - October 29th, 2009
Rubin0 sent my info about setting up a Reddit AMA, or "Ask me Anything."
People can post questions and vote on the best ones, while I'll try to answer as many as possible. Should be interesting!
Posted by TomFulp - October 24th, 2009
Now that we're raising a kid, we find ourselves watching a lot of Yo Gabba Gabba, possibly the best kids' show ever. Some of the episodes have a segment in the tradition of Picture Pages where an artist shows kids how to draw stuff. What I never realized is the artist is Devo front man Mark Mothersbaugh!
I've always loved Devo but I never researched any of the band members until this morning. It turns out Mark has done a lot of music for kids' shows, including the Pee Wee's Playhouse theme song. He also scored all the Wes Anderson films, so when you watch Rushmore, Royal Tenenbaums or Life Aquatic, you're hearing a lot of Mark.
I'm officially adding Mark to my short list of awesome people.
Posted by TomFulp - October 3rd, 2009
Two weeks ago, my iPhone 3G stopped working. Apparently the simcard reader died.
My one year warranty had expired in July, so I had to pay for a replacement.
If my AT&T contract was up I could have gotten the subsidy and upgraded to an iPhone 3GS for $200, however my contract runs until December so a 3GS would be $500.
Stuck in a contract but without a working phone, I had to pay $200 for a new iPhone 3G. I would like it if the Apple warranty could last as long as I'm stuck in an AT&T contract.
So I was gonna complain about paying all that money for a phone that died after 14 months, but my new phone is now having similar problems that require frequent reboots. I did a little research and it appears the latest iPhone OS is buggy and leads to problems that can't be solved by a factory restore.
I THINK I just paid $200 attempting to fix a software bug that Apple doesn't seem to be acknowledging. Now I have to schedule another appointment with your genius bar and see if I can get my $200 back.
In other news I updated Madness Accelerant throughout the week so check it out.