Quimby the Mouse

i'd have to guess that the title Quimby is a nod to 7-time Academy Award-winning cartoon producer Fred Quimby, immortalized in the opening credits of countless Tom & Jerry cartoons.  this short doesn't resemble Tom & Jerry, but it's simple and stylish and i like the music track.

from the creators:

"Put together by Chris Ware for the spring 2009 event "This American Life- Live!" (listen here), in which Ira Glass hosts an actual episode of the radio program, performed onstage by some of the animators' favorite contributors.

Dan Savage, Starlee Kine & Mike Birbiglia told stories; David Rakoff & Dave Hill conducted a ‘special investigation'.  Plus visuals by Arthur Jones, and a very special appearance by Joss Whedon, creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer!

The song in this video is 'Eugene' by Andrew Bird. Animation by John Kuramoto."


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been sick the last couple days. spending too much time alone in my house, since i've been unemployed. need coffee. miss my girlfriend.


i've got the strangest feeling...

...i've been here before. right here, this very spot. ah, yes- now i recognize it. UNEM@#$(%*PLOYMENT.

"what an exciting opportunity!"

(...didja buy it? me either.)

sarcasm aside, it's hard to be positive when you're drowning. the bright side- that little circle of light high above- gets proportionally smaller as the hole gets deeper. this is The Nature of Things.

seeing as how i've been down this road before, and have a fairly good idea what to expect, you'd think i'd be better prepared (at least emotionally!). but i'm not.

so...nothing profound. sorry if that's a let-down after a 3-month absence. but then...no one reads this anyway. painting white canvas white in a pitch black room.


my fifteen minutes of fame...

...or at least 20 seconds or something. i was hanging Christmas lights in Westlake Park and someone at the shop told King 5 news (when they called the shop) to ask for me by name there. so they mic'ed me up and asked me to go back to work, then shot questions at me. it was about 20 degrees and windy and snowing that day, so they weren't lying when they called it a tough day to work outside. so here's the clip:

and here's a little blurb on their website.

go check out Westlake, it looks pretty festive :) PEACE

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