Friday, February 27, 2009

Electric Bagel

No, that's not the name of my new wave band. This morning on my way to drop Nancy off at work, we stopped at Einstein Bros. Bagels. Nancy had a coupon for a free bagel that is only good on Fridays so we decided to stick it to the bagel man.

I ordered a bagel and Nancy got coffee, so we did have to shell out some cash after all. You win this time Einstein Bros.! I guess it was silly of me to try and match wits with Einstein Bagels, I should have gone to High School Dropout Bagels.

The best part about this story is that we never go to Einstein's. This was a random out of the blue trip. As we were paying, the lights in the store started to flicker. The volume of conversation got louder and more intense, as it always does when the power goes out. I look outside and notice power lines in the street. Upon further examination I see this:

I call 911 and am put on hold for about a minute. Finally an operator comes on and I tell 911 the 411. The person is OK, but trapped in their car. We hear from an eye witness that it was in fact the dude in the SUV's fault. He was road raging out, honking and trying to cut someone off. Oops. Lesson learned. His TGIF just turned into a WTF.

That's all I got right now folks, be careful out there and for God's sake be a little less road ragy.

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Working on Stuff

I'm in the middle of a production and its going pretty good. I'm entering it into a festival of sorts, so I won't post anything until I find out whether or not it made the cut. I'm excited because I'm working with my buddy Mike Geier. He's just as excited about it as I am, which is great.

Since I've been in Atlanta I've sort of been alone and just making videos by myself. I'm really happy to have other people involved in this production. Mike has been amazing. He's very positive and willing to go out and make shit happen for the project. It's very refreshing and is helping to get my head out of a funk it's been in for a while.

I've been working hard to get something going creatively and career wise, with not very visible results. Things is tough all round I suppose. It's hard not to loose sight of your goals and not to get frustrated. This usually leads to mountains of self doubt that I have to climb. But you just have to keep truckin'.

The Night-OH-Cabaret's 10th anniversary is starting to take shape. I'm excited about that and if things go as planned it will be amazing.

Not the best picture of my cupid character, but it'll do until I get a better one:

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Change

By buddy Tom Saville posted one of those Obama "Change" posters that had Optimus Prime on it and it said "Change: Into a Truck". It inspired me to play with photoshop. This is for you Tom:

Monday, February 23, 2009

OCTOMOM!

First and foremost, I wanted to claim bragging rights for being the first comedian to dress up like Joaquin Phoenix in a comedy show, which I did on 02/12/09. Take that Ben Stiller from the Oscars! Also best of luck with Night at the Museum 2.

I thought of the coolest super villain for the next Spiderman movie. I'm in the middle of 8 projects right now so my quick sketch is a little, well sketchy.

OCTOMOM!

She has 8 evil fetus's, or is it feti? At any rate, they're still attached to their umbilical cords and hunger for human flesh. She also has enormous Angelina Jolie lips that she can use to suffocate people.

I hope Sam Raimi reads my blog.

Thursday, February 19, 2009

My new best friend

Do you want to know what I gave my wife for Valentine's Day this year? I was in a burlesque show and I made her come watch it. How many wives would allow their husbands to get away with not taking them out to dinner in a nice restaurant the one night of the year that it's mandatory. Not only did I not take her out, I insisted she watch a show featuring stripping women and her husband wearing an embarrassing cupid outfit. That's why my wife is better than your wife. Plus my wife could beat up your wife.

The show BTW was outstanding. It was a ton of fun and we sold out both shows. The naked ladies was pretty awesome, but for my money the best part was the special guest appearances of Master Shake himself, Dana Snyder! Dana and the director of the show, Big Mike, are friends. Big Mike flew Dana down to do the show because one of Dana's first loves is vaudeville comedy. I was blown away by how flawlessly Dana performed his acts. They were all hilarious and the audience ate up every last morsel. It was a lot of fun to watch.

Here's a shot of me and my new best friend Dana Snyder:

I'll have video and pictures of my amazing cupid getup soon. Stay tuned.

I just noticed that one of my videos went from 100 views, to 2000 views over night. I did a little investigating and it appears to have been posted on some German video site or something. Me and David Hasselhoff are huge over there, and drunk.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Comcast Commercial

I finally got the gumption to contact the production company that did the comcast commercial I was in and BUY a copy of it. This little baby cost me 30 bucks. It turned out pretty good considering what a NIGHTMARE it was to shoot.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Look Quick!

I didn't post this because that's illegal, but someone else did, so I can't get into trouble. Here is the piece I wrote, directed, edited, and starred in that appears on the Aqua Teen Hunger Force Volume 6 DVD as an extra. Enjoy before it gets yanked by evil lawyers.

Andy Kaufman Rises from the Grave!

I normally don't post videos that I didn't have something to do with, because why would I? But I had to share this interview. Joaquin Phoenix was on David Letterman last night and it couldn't have been more of a train wreck, or was it?

I haven't watched Letterman in a while, and this interview made me remember that he is a brilliant man. He handles Wackuin Phoenix with masterful comic timing. It's a marvel to behold.

However, I have to call supreme bullshit on Phoenix. No one goes off the deep end that quickly, and agrees to appear on a talk show. Not only that but he has had numerous media "incidents" lately documenting his spiral downward into crazy town. If those weren't staged you can take away my Playstation. Unless he gets admitted into a rehab clinic, mental hospital, or OD's on funkinberries in the next year, than I think he's faking.


This wreaks with Andy Kaufman-esque overtones. I firmly belive that he is staging all of this for some monumental joke/publicity stunt to get people interested enough to drop some cash on his "hip hop" album.

I'm not saying it's bad. Quite the opposite, I love it. I just wanted to let everyone know when the reveal happens that I have the right to say, "I told you so".

PS
Asked an improv buddy of mine that has a show tonight at Dad's Garage if I could do a walk on as Joaquin Phoenix. She said OK and I threw together a costume, what do you think guys:

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Valentines Day

Hey guys, if you're in Atlanta I'll be playing cupid in a fun variety/burlesque show this Saturday Night. I'll also be on the Atlanta CBS affiliate wearing the really embarrassing cupid costume sometime between 5:30 AM and 6:30 AM. It's a living.

This show will be awesome, Dana Snyder will be performing a number in the show. He's the voice of Master Shake on Aqua Teen Hunger Force, and he's hysterical. Funny hysterical, not running around crazed and screaming hysterical.

I also saw that the video I animated was a free download on the front page of the iTunes store. If you have iTunes, go to the store part and scroll down about halfway, you'll see a free video download. What are you waiting for?

I finished a silly video today. Nothing special, just another drug commercial parody. It's won't win any awards, but it's fast and stupid. Enjoy.
Sylacton - watch more funny videos

Monday, February 9, 2009

Florida, Again

The wife and I drove down to Florida last week. Our first stop was at some friends house near Daytona Beach on our way to meet my parents at Disney World. While at our friends house we visited a state park to see wild manatee. Some crazy lady at the park told us there were 98 manatee in the water. She really knew her manatee.

Here is a shot of the swamp like surroundings.

Bon Jovi was here.

I wasn't sure if this sign was for people, or the alligators.

There be manatee in them thar waters...

My wife is suing the guy that made this sign, because he stole this phrase from her.

Read the side of the boat, then try to tell me Southern folk ain't classy.

Here's Nancy at Daytona Beach. If you listen closely you can hear the stock cars racing by. And if you listen even closer, you can hear teeth falling out.

Don't question love or art.

We stopped and stayed with our friends Laura and Mark for two nights on our way to Disney. This is their new baby Domenic. He was a cute little guy.

Here Nancy and I are with the big cheese himself. Get it? Big Cheese? Because he just farted? You had to be there.

And my parents with Mickey. I tell you what, that Mickey is a consummate professional, on point in every photo. He knows how to own a photo shoot after being in the industry for so long. Can't say enough nice things about Mr. Mouse.

Here we are on the safari thing at Animal Kingdom. This is a rhino, or a really fat ugly retarded unicorn.

Once you go goat...

This poor guys face made me laugh. His eyes were looking in different directions. He never saw the hammer coming. Mmmmmmmm delicious.

Didn't do any photoshop to this image. It totally just looked sepia tone by accident. (Nick inner monologue, "Nick, are you sure you want to tell them the sepia tone story? People are gonna go ape shit from the shear intensity of how interesting that story is. No, no, it's my duty to tell the world about my life, it's not my fault if they can't take it and their head explodes from my pure awesomeness.")

It rained our second day at Disney, and we had to buy plastic ponchos. Me and my parents are sure that the sale of these ponchos is what keeps Disney World in business. We also saw the Virgin Mary and I was able to snap a shot before her handlers scooted us away.

Nancy and I are being evacuated in our hazmat uniforms on the people movers when the virus outbreak started. We look happy, but that's really shock. There were dead people all around us, what have we done! WHAT HAVE WE DONE!!!!

This litle guy was munching on a french fry. Sure it's cute, but seconds later his heart exploded from cholesterol. What have we done! WHAT HAVE WE DONE!!!!!

Very rare shot of Donald Duck laying an egg. The secret is out! More like Donna Duck. I got 1 million bucks from the Enquirer for this photo.

I could have gone the whole, "Why is Disney giving our American mascot jobs to Mexican day labor mascots" But that seemed a tad racist.

I wanted to end this blog with a bang.
video
That was for you mom. If you put your nose to the screen, it feels like you are really there. Also it ruins your vision and shoots low levels of radiation into your brain.