Thursday, July 31, 2008

Beverly Hillbillies

Rising Oil Prices Swell Profits at Exxon and Shell -

Does anyone else see a problem with this? Personally, I can't wait til we run out of oil!

Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Pittsburgh Wiki and Richard Chen

My experience has led me to believe that Pittsburgh has a demoted sense of self-worth. And to be completely honest I think it had lasted quite effectively until a few years ago with the Steelers won the SuperBowl. Finally, the dam broke and Pittsburgh has realized that it may actually have something very unique to offer the rest of the country. Courtesy of PopCity, two articles have demonstrated, at least to me, that Pittsburgh is on the up and up. Apparently, there is a new restaurant being open by Richard Chen called Richard Chen's Pan Asian Cuisine. This guy is a pretty big deal, he's the Exec. Chef of the Wynn Hotel in Vegas and he's bringing in Simon Lewis from the UK to " part of Pittsburgh's restaurant scene." In other Pittsburgh news, check out the Pittsburgh Wiki. An interesting Wiki concept to focus on traffic and transportation issues throughout the city. All this leads me to think it may be worth sticking around for a while.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

what's in a name?

You know your name is too common when the actual "you" doesn't show up on a google search til about the twelfth page. Ironically, there's an oncologist who lives around the corner from my parents who is stealing my thunder. Jackass.

Saturday, July 12, 2008

coffee talk

Sunday, July 06, 2008

Amsterdamize...dont' ya think?

thought I'd share. Nicked from Amsterdamize
what a beautiful way to spend a sunday...too bad I'm cooped up for the next few hours.

Friday, July 04, 2008

sao paolo her i come.

Came across a cool site called ScribeMediaArts &Culture They've got a nice vid about a couple of brothers from Sao Paolo that are doing the street art ------> gallery thing, Think Michel Gondry meets Dumbo meets kids book illustration. The piece below the video of there work on a full subway car is great! Also they caught a little bit of Martha Cooper at the end of the show at Deitch Gallery. Which seems amazing in its own right(haven't had a chance to poke around it yet)

july 4th politico

Drinking coffee, poking around and came across this guy. Paul Combs, he's got a great comic style and some pretty good wit. This one in particular made me laugh. It's good to know that cartoonist are out there, they're paying attention, but sometimes it makes you feel a little helpless that we have all this "freedom" (expression, speech, press, etc). and sometimes it doesn't seem to change anything.
ps. vote obama!