Thursday, September 30, 2010

SHOCKTOBER!

Me and the wife got super excited about halloween and decorated our house before october even got here. If you're super brave you can watch the video of the outcome below:
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I hope you didn't faint from fright after watching that video. I did warn you.

Here is a video to cleanse your palette after the last one. It's another video I made for my works Facebook page. It turned out super cute to the max.

If you aren't their fan on Facebook please click here, then look at the very top of the screen for a button that says "like" and click that shit super hard! Please leave us some comments and like our videos, I want my boss to keep paying me to write and produce funny videos to entertain my mom. Thanks!

Friday, September 24, 2010

Trim Down

I wanted to trim down. Not my waste line silly, that would require diet and exercise, screw me a whole lot of that crap! I meant my website. After much soul searching I decided to lose the side bar and just have the blog front and center. I think its just simpler and sleeker, I'm sure all 3 people that read my blog are thrilled.

If you really want to see pictures of me, be my friend on facebook.

Not much else going on right now, just wanted to tell you not to freak out when you see that the site looks different. Calm down, everything will be OK. At least until the zombies get here...

UPDATE
I just figured out that by changing what i changed I screwed up a lot of other stuff, so i have to change it back for the time being. Who likes change anyway?

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Nick's Impromptu Guide to NY

Last weekend Nancy went to New York to participate in a cancer walk with one of her best friends. I decided to tag along. I hadn't been to the big apple in about two years. Nancy did a lot of research and found out that renting some ones apartment for the weekend was about half as much as getting a hotel room. The only down side is sharing the single bed with the people who live there.

She found a great little studio in the heart of Greenwich Village. Here was the view from our room:

I'm so used to just seeing feet go by our window in New York this confused me.

As I get older my midsection seems to be expanding. I think it may have become self aware, because I very strategically planned my trip around the old restaurants I used to frequent. If you are visiting NY, here are my suggestions for places to eat.

Mexican Radio - Get the Plantain RelleƱos with beef.
Saigon Grill - Points of Interests: Curry Ga, Goi Cuon Tom, Steamed Crystal Dumplings, La Sa Ga and wash it all down with a Lychee Martini

Two Boots Pizza - Best Slice in the City

Pomodoro Rosso - Our Favorite Italian place in the city, try the Tortelloni Panna E Piselli or the Rigatoni Alla Riicotta.
Katz's Deli - I know this is pretty touristy, but holy crap is it good. Pastrami on Rye, potato salad a beer and you can sleep the rest of the day.


It's difficult because there are only 1 or 2 bars in the city, but if you're vigilant and look very closely you can find a place to grab a beer. One of my favorite places to go is McSorely's.

They only have two beers to choose from, light or dark and they serve you two small glasses when you order one. It's one of the oldest bars in the city and has a pretty hefty lineage. I suggest going there during the day and hanging out for a bit when you need a break from walking around.

My favorite thing to do in the city is to just walk around. It's unlike anything you'll ever experience. The buildings are awe inspiring. The people are more than often confusing as hell. The seemingly endless city sprawl is breathtaking. The sudden unexplainable horrific smells of urine and feces that smack your nose in the face are always new and different.

The best areas to just take it all in are Union Square and just south of Union Square.

Greenwich Village and the docks are great as well.

They just finished this great elevated pathway/park along the lower west side called High Line Park.
Another great part to walk around is SoHo. There's lots of great stores and stuff down there like Kid Robot.

If you've never been to New York City definitely check out Times Square. We avoid it like a Carrot Top show.

We had a blast on the trip and it was good to see a lot of my old friends. I do miss certain aspects of living in the city. Time and distance definitely paint the city in a glowing romantic light. After thinking about it though, I realize that we were staying right in the heart of the city and weren't that worried about the money we were spending on restaurants, because it was a vacation. Living there takes away those tropes. With the chore of riding a crowded subway at rush hour and paying large sums of money for 7 square foot apartment not looming over your head, the city is much more magical.

Before I left for New York, I forced a friend of mine at Radical Axis, Jason Barnes, to draw a caricature of me.

I'm not sure wether to hug him or slug him.

Finally I made another video for the Radical Axis Facebook Page! Please enjoy, and if you aren't a fan yet please click the clicky thing on the page.

Oh yeah, one more thing. If you happened to be an exec at a network looking for a funny, over the top, violent, and irreverent animated show to produce for 18 to 27 year olds thats a cross between Futurama and the Venture Bros. Might I suggest THIS.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

DRAGON*CON 2010!

Radical Axis got to go to Dragon*Con this past Friday to sit in and watch the Adult Swim panel. I've never been and had no idea what was in store for me. It was literally one of the craziest Cons I've ever been a part of. I'm surprised my face didn't freeze in the "confused look" I must have made hundreds of times that day. I never knew spandex could stretch so far. It was like Halloween on steroids, dipped in a boiling hot vat of nerds and B.O.

My favorite part was the malls food court. It was full of Mario Bros, anime characters, and other various costumed people scarfing down hot dogs and pizza slices. It sort of ruined/enhanced the illusion.

The night before the Con me and Nancy went to see our buddy Big Mike sing at Trader Vics. He performs there every Tursday night and it's always fun, but with Dragon*Con in town the insane-o-meter is amped up all the way. The best part of the night was seeing Luke Perry. I couldn't be bothered to approach him and ask for a picture, so I paparazzi'd his ass.

Fun fact, the actual date that this picture was taken, no joke, was 09/02/10. I think the Aztecs predicted this photo.

Here I am with Unknown Hinson, the voice of Early from Squidbillies.

He's super nice and sang some really funny songs on the Adult Swim Panel. Every Dragon*Con my friend John J. comes down from a mysterious and dangerous land called New Jersey to promote his Adult Swim fansite, Adult Swim Central. I got to sit in on the Adult Swim fan panel with John J., Ashley and Mark. Mark runs the Venture Bros. fan blog. We had over 50 people crammed into a small room that wanted to hear us not be able to answer any of their questions because none of us actually work for Adult Swim. It was great!

I basically goofed off on the panel and tried to entertain the audience with my brand of shenanigans. I found a box of breakfast bars under the table when we sat down so I started chunking them into the audience. I know what people want. Toward the end I made one of the people in the front row ask me a question:

The Con was great fun and I highly recommend it for anyone who likes to look at weird stuff for three days. You will not be disappointed. Now here is a video I made for Radicals Facebook page about the Con.


Wednesday, September 1, 2010

No he didin'

New video for work:

Horrible poster me and my buddy Craig made at work:

I regret nothing.