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Date:2009-06-08 13:59
Subject:debs_widget
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Date:2009-03-30 15:54
Subject:Awsomeness
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The most excellent sir Fish, now writing for the examiner!

http://www.examiner.com/x-6978-SF-Menswear-Examiner~y2009m3d30-The-wonderful-world-of-workwear

Congratulations, dude!

Everybody, do yourselves a favor, and go read his first article.

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Date:2009-01-15 17:23
Subject:Another Reason Cats are Awful
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Mood: nauseated

Cats have given 60 million Americans brain parasites. A parasite that potentially changes your fundamental behavior.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/09/magazine/09_10_catcoat.html?_r=2

What. The. FUCK.

Yet another reason why cats are just the WORST.

Brain parasite? NO WANTS!

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Date:2008-08-01 14:29
Subject:Conversations with my sister
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Mood: lazy

(via text message)



Caitlin: I just found a baby dinosaur inch worm that hatched out of a clump of weed and ate invisible threads to climb.

Me: Are you high?

Caitlin:  No, I just understand this bug that I found.

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Date:2008-07-10 17:06
Subject:An improvement
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Mood: relaxed

I am bathed in soft, caramel colored light.

My oh-so-fabulous coworker and friend the good sir Fish figured out how to turn off those godawful fluorescent bulbs that have been beating down on me like awful, post-apocalyptic desert sunshine for the near two years I've worked here.

Now I bask in the buttery glow of a lamp one might find in a high class cigar lounge.

Ahhhh my already wonderful job has become that much more wonderfuller. Huzzah.

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Date:2008-07-08 15:21
Subject:Repo: the Genetic Opera!
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A sci-fi rock opera starring Anthony Stewart Head (Giles from Buffy)!

http://www.repo-opera.com/flash_home.html

Could be rad. Or cheesy as shit. But still cool!

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Now playing: Camera Obscura - I Need All The Friends I Can Get
http://foxytunes.com/artist/camera+obscura/track/i+need+all+the+friends+i+can+get

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Date:2008-06-29 14:04
Subject:Can I has?
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Mood: excited

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Date:2008-06-25 17:28
Subject:It makes total sense
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Mood: cheerful

I love art gallery receptions!

This one is about starving Kenyans with AIDS. It's an educational photo gallery.

What better way to celebrate helping starving Kenyans with AIDS than to drink a bunch of wine and champagne, eat a bunch of cheeses, and then throw half of it away?


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Now playing: N*E*R*D - Wonderful Place
via FoxyTunes   

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Date:2008-06-24 15:27
Subject:Probably not today though
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Mood: listless

I want an ice cream cone!

Mint chocolate chip would do the trick.

I'd even take plain vanilla!




*sigh*

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Date:2008-06-15 16:28
Subject:In an ideal world
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Today I awoke a rock n' roll Samurai!

I ride a Unicorn with a pelt as black as pitch, and eyes that glow like neon

In one hand I bare a sword, in the other a 1954 Les Paul Black Beauty

Now we traverse the stars! Saving the universe, having adventures, sipping sangria

It's pretty fucking great.

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Date:2008-05-05 18:05
Subject:Hallelujah!
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Mood: excited

And lo, God said unto the people,

"Let there be a new Nine Inch Nails album to be downloaded online at no cost!"

And so it was.

God saw that it was good, and that it rocked his nuts.

Amen.

http://theslip.nin.com/

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Date:2008-04-23 10:08
Subject:Discipline (single)
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Mood: chipper

New NIN single:

http://dl.nin.com/discipline/link

I like it! Although we'll see if I like it in 48 hours, I'm always suspect of things I immediately like. 

Trent is making music ridiculously fast now that he's unlabeled. Which is good, 'cause although I super hearted Ghosts I-IV, I lust for a real NIN album. 

But I'm being greedy. Year Zero came out but a year ago, and Ghosts came out around easter.

And yet, I lust.

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Date:2008-04-20 13:45
Subject:The Forever Man
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Mood: chipper

Hey everybody!

Go to www.endofthisworld.com

Vote for the story called "The Forever Man"

(it's mine)

You are all beautiful and completely fantastic.

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Date:2008-04-15 15:54
Subject:End of the World party
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Mood: weird

May 14th.

One minute to Midnight.

That's when the Large Hadron Collider will be activated, Pacific Time.

That night I will be having the craziest fucking End of the World party ever, for the countdown.

See you there!

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Date:2008-04-02 14:50
Subject:Maybe we are the Apocalypse Generation?
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So let's talk about the world potentially ending in May.

You all heard about the Large Hadron Collider? Look it up. A 17 mile long circular particle accelerator made to bring heavy protons to near the speed of light and collide into one another in an effort to recreate the big bang on a tiny scale. The projects aim is to find the Higgs Boson particle, dubbed "The God Particle" by the scientific community. This is the particle theorized to give all other matter their mass. Their goal is to also create measurable amounts of dark matter and dark energy, but there's an admitted 60% chance of creating microscopic black holes, as well.

Oh, yeah, and they also admit that there is a small chance that it may destroy the world in several ways:

a.)According to Hawking's theory of radiation, it's possible that when the microscopic black holes dissipate the energy they would put out will be that of a million hydrogen bombs going off at once.

b.)The black holes may collect, become one, and suck up our solar system.

c.)You ever read Cat's Cradle? Particles called strangelets might be created in this experiment. It's like Ice-9, except that if one stops moving, it brings ALL matter it comes in contact with into a frozen state, not just water. All matter would be fundamentally changed, in fact, turned to "strange matter."


They turn it on in May. What will you do with this month if it turns out to be the last month of all?

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Date:2008-03-24 22:29
Subject:The End
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Um, I kind of think that the world might end in May. That's when they activate
this sonofabitch.

I intend to have an amazing End of the World party the night before they turn it on, just in case.

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Date:2008-03-12 20:51
Subject:To all ye writers...
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Mood: creative

Check out www.endofthisworld.com

It's this really cool collaborative writing project that could end up being something really special. I'm definitely submitting work to it.

Here's a blurb I snagged from craigslist of what it's all about;

It's called EndOfThisWorld, and, as the name suggests, it's a story about the world coming to an end. Through a voting and rating process, authors from around the world (amateurs & pros alike) can add their own touch, shaping the plot chapter-by-chapter.

Here's how it works: The story is divided into 25 Chapters, and, further, each Chapter is divided into the so-called submission and voting periods. During the submission period, authors submit candidates for the current chapter. Then, in the voting period, people vote for the best one, which becomes incorporated in the novel. The process is then repeated for the next chapter.

The content of the novel is entirely left to the authors. The only requirements are that the story begins with an ordinary event (in Chapter 1), and by Chapter 25 the world comes to an end. The objective is to create the avalanche-like story in between via the collaborative action of users of the web.

They're currently in the voting period for chapter 2.

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Date:2007-11-05 18:19
Subject:Writers Guild of America Goes on Strike!
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Mood: worried

From James Gunn's Blog

I'm on strike!

As a member of the Writers Guild of America, I have been on strike since 12 am last night.  

The only reason for the strike – and don't believe anything to the contrary – is that the studios have refused to pay writers (and screen actors, and directors) residuals on new media.  When you download a movie from Amazon or a TV show on iTunes, the people who created that content, who devised it, wrote it, acted in it, and directed it, get exactly 0% of the profits.  And the studios want it to stay that way.  

The WGA was asking for an increase in the residuals made on DVD sales (unlike new media, creators make a small percentage off of DVD and VHS sales, pay-per-view showings, TV sales, etc).  For months now the studios have said that this was the reason the contract couldn't be closed.  However, at the 11th hour – last night – the WGA took that off the table.  It came down to new media and only new media.  And the studios refused to budge.

This strike is absolutely not a matter of the rich getting richer.  We're not striking because of guys like me who have made numerous feature films, or guys like Greg Daniels who have created popular TV shows.  This is for middle-class writers – your regular TV staff writers and people who may have done one or two small feature films.  Residuals are a way they can make perhaps a few thousand dollars a year between gigs.  This is a way they can put food on the table and pay the rent during downtime – and downtime is something almost all writers (and actors and directors) have.

And the writers guild are striking not only for themselves – they're striking for the actors and directors as well.  Most likely, whatever deal we agree to is the same deal the actors and directors will get when their contracts are up later this year.

None of the TV shows or movies you watch would exist without us, the people who created them, who poured our hearts and souls into the making of them.  And yet, again, the studios think that only they should be making the money off of them.  And new media is exceptionally important – in just a few years that may be the way most of us experience most of our entertainment.

I've gotten a lot of messages from MySpace folks worried about me or my various projects.  The truth is, as long as the strike ends in the next thirty to forty years, I should be personally fine.  And, to be quite honest, I'm excited about the break.  I'm working on some smaller, non-studio, non-guild related projects with my brothers Brian and Sean, and with the LOLLILOVE crew of Pete Alton and Stevie Blackehart.  This is stuff that really fires me up.

As for my big projects, PETS is definitely on hold, as I'm in the middle of writing the script, and can't turn anything in until the strike is over.  THE BELCOO EXPERIMENT is a different story – the script is completely finished, my deal with the producers is done, and I could direct it if we all chose to do that.  But would I want to commit to a movie that I wouldn't have the freedom to rewrite even if I wanted to?  

However, although the strike for me is, in some ways, a good thing, I recognize how shitty it is for the rest of the industry, and the city of Los Angeles in general, so I want it to end quickly.  I can't help but think of all the crew people who are going to lose jobs because of this, or the Burbank waiters and waitresses whose tips are going to dry up as the work around them does – not to mention the strippers across the LA area whose g-strings rely on writers and actors being flush with cash.  Let's end this fucking strike for the strippers, okay?

Not to mention you guys, the audience.  You're going to start to feel it right away with the late-night talk shows that are going to disappear or get real crappy real quick.  And, if it lasts for a bit, you're going to lose out on the second half of the seasons of your favorite TV shows (already, WGA member Steve Carell didn't show up to set, so this season of THE OFFICE could be kaput after the next few already-shot episodes.)   The studios will also rush movies into production with unfinished scripts which means, in a little less than a year from now, you're going to see the shittiest movies of all time.

So for their stinginess, their greed, and their overall bullshit, the studios can go fuck themselves.  And not in a nice way either.

Be good,

James

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Date:2007-10-31 12:28
Subject:Happy Halloween!
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Mood: quixotic

"You there! Tape this bread to my chest!"


Words I never dared dream I'd have an opportunity to say.


Halloween + minions = the great.

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Date:2007-10-13 20:06
Subject:Very Effective
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Hey everybody! I've invented an AMAZING new diet! Every time you're hungry, just look at this picture and article. http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/health/7039821.stm

Within weeks you'll be skinny as can be!

(thank me later)

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