NBC… Get your shit together!

NBC… Get your shit together!

First, Conan is to replace Jay Leno. Oh wait… Jay’s pissed… Ok, we’ll give him his own show at 9 CST. Damn, now nothing has changed. We’ve done a bunch of stuff, without actually doing anything. This is doomed to failure.

Quick, let’s switch it back and and act like nothing ever happened (commence deflective awkward whistling).

That’s right. NBC made us sit through all of those dumb promos, retrospective shows and general confusion (at least on my part) as to what time it is… and now they’re just going back to the old line up and time slots. Check out this NYTimes article. Conan’s not happy:

Like I said, I feel like this thing was doomed to fail. There was a lot of hype about nothing. By giving Jay another show it gave noone any reason to give Conan a chance. They should have just announced a time shift in the beginning, and made a big deal about that… because thats all it is.

I think NBC might think a little to highly of “The Tonight Show” as a branded television show. As Shakespeare would say, “A rose by any other name would smell as sweet.” Or in the case of Jay Leno, the show was smelling like rotten bananas and diapers. Given that NBC didn’t let Conan bring all of his show format and style with him, his show is souring as well.

The real loser here is Jimmy Fallon who actually has a really good and unique show; its moving back to the late late timeslot.

The Roots as a house band, SNL alum genuinely excited and happy to be on a show… doing skits, hilarious(esque) games like Wheel of Carpet Samples, Guests participating in games and above all Jimmy’s down to earth, approachable, demeanor. I can’t speak higher about that show, especially with its position as third wheel to the NBC late shit show lineup.

Watch this skit from the show…

Will Ferrell being the man… but even in the interview segment… these guys play off each other, its actually funny…

Awesome! I think of Fallon’s show as a cross between the Johnny Carson or Dean Martin shows of the past (where the guests felt like friends), and an SNL game/talk show skit gone array.

Hopefully NBC gets its act together, figures this thing out, and make me laugh.

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The Fun Theory from VW in Europe – New Video

The Fun Theory from VW in Europe – New Video

Recycling, made fun.

See more, here.

Do you like to Travel… by plane… for cheap?

Do you like to Travel… by plane… for cheap?

Awesome deal!!! >> Check out this offer Southwest Airlines has going on for the next 48 hours.

$25 for a short flight, $50 for a medium, $75 for a longer flight, and $100 for flights over 1000 mi.

It only counts for travel Dec. 2 – Dec. 16, 2009 and Jan. 5 – Feb. 10, 2010, but you almost can’t pass this up.

Denver in skiing season. New York for Christmas shopping. San Fransisco for… San Francisco.

Get online and buy them now before the deal is done.

Jim Barnthouse,
of Arch Observer informed me of this.

Get on my horse…

Get on my horse…

The Diesel, Scott Lichtenauer, sent this to me yesterday, and I’m sure I’m late to this viral gem, but I thought I’d share anyway.


Sweet Lemonade!

Brings me back to the good old days where this graced a majority of out time in our dorm room.

Usually preceded or followed by Curve Ball and a lot of Collegehumor.com

Fun work

Martin Luther King Tribute

I wanted to attempt this style  in February, and being Black History Month I chose the Rev. as my muse.

His face is made up of the words of his epic Lincoln Memorial “I have a dream…” speech.

Take a look. I am having it framed as I type.

Smoking Goat Branding

I like beer.

Beer high in flavor, alcohol and price. I brew at home, but wouldn’t consider myself very good at this point. I’m working on it.

We have friends in Louisiana who I would consider really good. I designed some branding for their forthcoming brewery down there.

The Smoking Goat will hopefully be amazing, especially if I get some good beer out of the deal.

Have a look. Then drink a beer and have a look again. Continue this process until the logo looks awesome.

New Poster

This is a poster I made for my buddy Dustin.

A classic quote from him as we drove by Effingham, IL’s infamous and huge cross.

I thought it would look good in his new apartment.

Sheltered Perceptions

I recently got the chance to work on a project for the Humane Society. Given the fact that every time I walk into an animal shelter I have to be talked down from taking home every animal in the place, I was happy to help in anyway I could.

With the majority of pet buying in the United States coming from breeders, mall pet shops and unfortunately mills, animal shelters (specifically the Humane Society) are left overflowing with pets that need loving homes. They are running into a perception problem however, and many misconceptions about shelter pets are accepted as fact, and often repeated as such.

To get past this, we decided to take the problem head on, and address the most common misconceptions individually.

Here is where we landed:

Humane Society - Misconceptions"Mutt"

Humane Society - Misconceptions - "Bark"

Lauren and Dan sit’n in a tree…

My good friend Lauren is getting married in July, and though I am extremely jealous of her fiance Dan (don’t tell my wife), I made their save the date cards.

I use VistaPrint to print these types of things. Though the quality suffers, and the rumor is that they are destroying local community printers nationwide, for the price they can’t be beat. Check them out next time you want to customize your own holiday card or invitation.

Here’s how Lauren’s STDs turned out: