Saturday, March 31, 2007

On Friday night, I got together with some friends and we made t-shirt stencils! The whole process was surprisingly fun, easy, and cheap. We drew from a couple of different tutorials and went with the freezer paper method. This involves drawing or tracing an image onto the freezer paper and then cutting it out to create a stencil. You can then iron the freezer paper onto your fabric and paint over it using acrylic paint. Once the paint dries, you peel the freezer paper off and admire your handiwork. I took a couple of pictures of the sweatshirts I printed on along with Erin's awesome Magnum PI shirt that Emily painstakingly crafted for her.

Monday, March 19, 2007

Here's the latest episode of Set It Up. It's about entertainment, and segments include MySpace, the local music scene, and snowball fights. Oh yeah.

Sunday, March 18, 2007

So here's the video that came out of the idea that Jeremy and I had. The concept was that I would create a video and Jeremy would write a song. In an hour. We hope to attempt the same sort of thing every month. If you dig it, hold us to it. The footage was taken on a road trip last winter. Any comments are truly appreciated.

Wednesday, March 14, 2007

Here's the latest Youth Update from SPNN. This was shot by the Youth Advisory Committee, and if you like sock puppets then you'll like this video.

Monday, March 12, 2007

The idea for this post came from an e-mail exchange that started this morning. Really condensed, it would read something like this.

Kevin: It was really wet out on the way to work, and I started thinking about how it would be cool to make a video with people jumping in puddles.

Jeremy: I'm in.

So I didn't make a video about splashing in puddles. But we did decide to spend an hour - just an hour - putting together a video and writing a song to go along with it. Both of us are so busy with our lives/jobs/school/whatever that we don't find the time to do the things we love to do and that we're good at. So we're hoping that once a month, we'll take just one hour out of our days to make a video and write a song. And then we'll post them. And we'll be better people for it.

Saturday, March 10, 2007

The Return to Vegas, Part 3

I've been waiting a while to write this next blog entry about my experience at the WSOP. The whole event still has yet to fully sink in.

The day of the final table of the Main Event of the 2006 World Series of Poker was exciting. There was this great sense of anticipation, a buzzing in the halls of the Wynn. Seating at the World Series is extremely limited, so people were lining up early on. I used my press pass to push through to the media bleachers, where I would spend the first few hours of the World Series chatting with an Englishman representing He talked about the stresses of the World Series, having to travel to the United States and deal with Customs when the very legality of your business is in question. Like much of Vegas, he seemed to be a contradiction - loving the game but hating what it's become. It was one of the more sane, honest, and enjoyable conversations I had in Vegas.

Much was made of Paul's cheering section, and it truly was the loudest and rowdiest. There were times when it felt like the outcome of a hand depended only upon how loudly we shouted. I won't try to go into detail about the hands. I honestly don't remember them, and you can find coverage of them online or in the constant reruns on ESPN. But Paul kept hanging in there. And then finally it came down to two. And at some point it felt like reality had swung away and that there was nothing else going on in the world. Paul came in second. Second place in the main event of the 2006 World Series of Poker. For six point one million dollars.

Friday, March 09, 2007

Slight redesign. Hope you all like it. I've also added some new blogs to the sidebar, so check those out if you get a chance.

I encourage everyone to check out this really awesome short video about surveillance and privacy: Big Brother State.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Another Minnesota winter.