Thursday, December 31, 2009

not top 10

This was #2 on Sportscenter's "Not Top 10" list of 2009. It made me giggle on the treadmill this morning. Enjoy:

Wednesday, December 30, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

goodbye 2009!

when harry met sally

what a great movie.

Friday, December 25, 2009

merry christmas

scared of santa.

(via ffffound)

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Snooki - Streetfighter

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

(thanks, michelle!)

Monday, December 21, 2009

DEF lineman loses his pants!

the ithaca tundra

Stumbled across a ‘jersey shore nickname generator’ so I did the obv thing and generated nicknames for my kendall ladies.

The Ithaca Tundra Starring:

Becca: the appointment

Marci: m-pow

Hoover: the opportunity

Colleen: vibe time

Mallory: last call


from mallory :)

Friday, December 18, 2009

AVATAR was pretty sweet.

(pic via ffffound)

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

another reason i love my family...

Just got an email from my mom about my office holiday party tonight. Here's an excerpt:

So what did you wear to work today, with your party in mind?  Don't get too drunk!  Remember last year?  You got lost!

She's taunting me!

reason i love my family

besides being my most loyal blog followers, i love this:

can a legend live forever?

In a recent Entertainment Weekly interview about his new movie Avatar, James Cameron talks about how with the new technology he utilized, he was able to seamlessly translate an actor’s performance into a synthetic computer-generated character.

Cameron makes a point that although they chose to use this technology to create blue CGI aliens, they could have just as easily made the computer-generated character look like a human:

“If we had put the same energy into creating a human as we put into creating the Na’vi, it would have been 100 percent indistinguishable from reality. The question is, why the hell would you do that? Why not just photograph an actor? Well let’s say Clint Eastwood really wanted to do one last Dirty Harry movie, looking the way he did in 1975. He could absolutely do it now. And that would be cool.”

I’ve heard of this notion of having movie stars play a younger CGI version of themselves, but it scares me a little, for several reasons.

1. Will it lead to someday just having computerized characters take over every part in every movie, so acting is rendered obsolete?

2. How will we foster new movie stars or icons if we don’t allow them to break through in roles of their own, since we’re too busy putting older movie stars in movies?

3. Will it be more of a distraction than anything else to have recognizable movie stars at a younger age taking on lead roles in new movies?

Only time will tell. But we're safe for now. Big blue aliens are no Eastwood.

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Check out: Tim Burton @ MOMA

Yesterday I checked out the MOMA for the first time, and the museum itself is really great — huge, open space, lots of great work. Got to see Van Gogh’s Starry Night, Monet’s Water Lilies, as well as works by Dali, Matisse, Warhol, and Jackson Pollock.

But the real reason I chose to go to MOMA yesterday was for the Tim Burton exhibit, which will be up until April 26th. I thought I would enjoy the exhibit, but it was even more enjoyable than I first thought it would be. Burton has been making art for over 30 years, and in this exhibit we get to see him evolve as an artist. From high school assignments scrawled in cursive on notebook paper, to college notes on art and design, all the way through to sketches and notes on movies like "Edward Scissorhands" and "The Nightmare Before Christmas," we get a glimpse into the mind of Burton that is really fascinating.

Even though we got to see some really cool props from movies, like Batman masks, Beetlejuice’s leggings and the original scissorhands that Edward donned, the most interesting part of this exhibit, in my opinion, was anytime I could read something Burton had written.

There were handwritten pages where the writing of a movie was begun, notes next to sketches that indicated what sorts of animations or sequences might happen to certain characters, and even a letter to Johnny Depp suggesting a line that the Willy Wonka might say (the line was actually used in the movie). It just demonstrated the brilliance of Burton, and showed that he was always thinking and full of ideas and passionate about his work.

One other really interesting part of the exhibit was an illustrated children’s book Burton wrote and drew when he was 18, and the letter he wrote when he sent this book to Walt Disney to get their thoughts. To send a homemade book to a company as big as Disney was a bold move for an 18 year old I thought, and the fact that he received a type written response with notes and pointers was really amazing. I think right in this spot we can see the determination and ambition Burton possessed.

Overall, a very inspiring exhibit. It makes you want to start creating things. Check it out, @ MOMA through April 26. Tickets - $20 Adult, $12 Students

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nothing makes me want to play the lottery more than a giraffe that's throwing up rainbows and poopin' flowers...


Friday, December 11, 2009

if you want to feel old...

watch this video of 9 year olds talking about the past decade...

The decade according to 9-year-olds from allison louie-garcia on Vimeo.

Found this on my wonderfully wonderful friend Liz's blog.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

loofah, loofah...

Wednesday, December 09, 2009

just kidding just kidding just kidding

i love judy grimes.

miserable marci's post of the day

This morning on my commute IT WAS RAINING! That sucks and makes me mad. Why does it have to rain during the hours of my commute to and from work, and usually stop during the day? Also, why did it rain every weekend of the summer, but the sun was shining whilst I slaved away in my office during the week? F YOU, RAIN!

But there are things that make the rain that much more irritating. One of which being people. And especially people carrying really huge umbrellas for no reason. There is a reason they call them BEACH umbrellas. It is because they are made for multiple people to sit underneath whilst at the beach, not for walking down the already crowded sidewalks of Manhattan, idiots. Are you really that large a person that you need to carry an umbrella made for 4? And if you are that large, you deserve to get drenched.

Also, in general I usually get mad about people who walk really slow. I mean, if you want to mosey around the streets, that's fine. But please don't walk erratically back and forth, or walk in rows of 4 really slowly taking up the whole sidewalk. ESPECIALLY if it's raining, since some people like to walk briskly to get out of the rain.

Anyways, here is a pie chart to sum up my feelings on this:

Those people in the overlap... really hate them.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Jump Jim Crow

My brother's in a show that opens tonight - Jump Jim Crow.

Performances will run December 8th-20th at the Ukrainian Center. Shows are from Tuesday-Sunday. Shows running on weeknights and Saturdays are at 8:00 pm, 3:00 pm matinees will run on both Saturdays and Sundays (exception: there will be no 3:00 pm matinee on Saturday, December 19th). For reservations, email

check it out, it's free!

a constant battle

"My mind resides somewhere inside of myself. That being the case, one would assume I have privileged access to it. In theory, I should be able to ask myself questions and get different answers than I would from other people, such as you. But I'm not sure we truly have privileged access to our minds. I don't think we have any idea who we are. I think we're engaged in a constant battle to figure out who we are."

-Errol Morris

(via Eating the Dinosaur by Chuck Klosterman)

funny looking animal of the week!

via world animal day at the Big Picture

Monday, December 07, 2009

6 year old football player who knows how to hit

my favorite part is that you can hear the first kid who gets hit crying... poor guy didn't know what was coming.

don't mess with twilight

a 22 year old girl was arrested and faces up to 3 years in jail for taping 3 minutes of New Moon on a digital camera.

This will be her jury:

jersey shore on mtv

I don’t really think there’s a need to blog about this, most people have already heard of this new provocative series, or seen it already. But for those of you who haven’t, get on it. Now. Especially if you need a good laugh, enjoy watching fist pumps, or need to find reasons to feel better about yourself.

Jersey Shore is basically the same show as The Real World, but the house they live in is on the Jersey Shore. And instead of getting a wide variety of conflicting personalities to live together in this house, mtv has arranged for a slew of self-proclaimed “guidos” and “guidettes” to inhabit the beach house. Hilarity ensues.

Some standouts from the beginning included Mike “The Situation,” which is a nickname he’s given himself to reference his washboard abs. This seems to just be a reason for him to lift his shirt up and display said abs (and armani exchange boxers) anytime he meets anyone. Oh Situation…

Another awesome cast member is “Snooki,” which is a weird nickname to begin with, but since she got fall-down drunk the first evening upon arriving at the house, no one respects her and they call her many a variation of her nickname without really saying it, such as “Schnookums” or “Schnickers.” And when the people in this house don’t respect you, that’s saying something. But can you blame her for being upset? She’s used to being “the center of attention,” after all she is the "Princess of Poughkeepsie." Oh schnooks…

Then there’s Vinny, who couldn’t go work his grueling shift at the tee-shirt store because he had pink eye, but made a miraculous recovery just in time to go out that night. Oh Vin…

I could go on and on because all these characters um, I mean people, are really gems. But I’m not going to right now. I just will strongly urge you to watch this show. Maybe I’ll do a live blog during a future episode, but I don’t know if I could keep up with all the amazing things that happen.

Jersey Shore. Thursdays @ 10 on mtv.

Friday, December 04, 2009

how i met your mother / frosty mashup

Thursday, December 03, 2009

are you ready for some football?

Zoobaz and Uggs were good luck on Sunday vs. the Dolphins.

Hopefully whatever I wear tonight will work just as well!

Bills v Jets tonight. 8:30.


Tuesday, December 01, 2009

funny looking animal of the week!