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Entries from October 2006

Brim Full of Ashland

October 26th, 2006 · No Comments

Holiday Inn Express. Corning, California. Population 6825. The olive city. Free Jelly Bellies on the counter. Honeymoon suite. Room 406. Canopy bed. Made of PVC pipe. Wrapped in velvet. Mood lights. Like Christmas on a dimmer switch. Lace everywhere. Champagne glasses. A box that makes the sounds of a stream. Or the ocean. Or a […]

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Tags: Travel

Glorious Premiere Borat Hollywood

October 24th, 2006 · No Comments

Earlier this week I was in Santa Monica for Digital Hollywood, a gathering of “black collar” workers set on changing the face of media (lots of guys in dark suits pretending to be very 2.0). After the sessions on Monday night Todd and I were supposed to meet some people for dinner in Hollywood, however, […]

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Tags: Travel · Video

Etnies Rolls On 20s

October 22nd, 2006 · No Comments

The invitation to the Etnies 20th Anniversary party said that there would be a special performance “trust us, you don’t want to miss this!” I was intrigued, but it wasn’t until Andy Blumberg called to ask if I was going to the Beastie Boys show at the GVR Contest that it all started making sense. […]

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Tags: Life · Skateboarding

It Can’t Be Wrong When It Feels So Right

October 20th, 2006 · No Comments

Last night 12 us of loaded into the TransWorld Media stretch Excursion limo and took a ride to Santa Monica, CA for the North American premiere of For Right or Wrong: The Burton Snowboard Movie at the Laemmle’s Monica 4-Plex. There wasn’t much room for lounging around. The driver said we could have fit two […]

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Tags: Snowboarding · Video

The Autism Box

October 17th, 2006 · No Comments

Last night, while cruising Slate.com I found Gregg Easterbrook’s story about a new Cornell study suggesting that TV Really Might Cause Autism, and it reminded me of a childhood spent trying to watch TV, but getting shut down at almost ever turn. My parents didn’t let my sister and me watch much TV growing up. […]

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Tags: Life

We Built This Billion, You Didn’t

October 10th, 2006 · No Comments

Everyone knows the news: yesterday, Youtube.com was purchased by Google for $1.65 million in Google stock. According to reports Youtube founders Chad Hurley and Steve Chen stand to make approximately $200 million each from a company they started in their garage 18 months ago. As I live a little closer to the world of working […]

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Tags: Technology