Wired: Fake a Credit Card


Books in 2008

In the Blink of an Eye
In Harm's Way
One Fearful Yellow Eye
Pale Grey for the Guilt
Little Brother
Girl in the Plain Brown Wrapper
High Fidelity
The Conversations: Walter Murch and the Art of Film Editing
Tales of the Beedle Bard


CCBB Screen Credit


Scooby Doo


Jonny Quest



The Secret Saturdays

Fun show I watched with Sippy tonight on Cartoon Network. Sort of a lighter Jonny Quest only centered around cryptids.

The Official site.

The creator's site.


Violence - A Conversation - Worse Thing

"So when was the last time you were in a fight?"

"Been, well shit, let's see, since I was 19 or 20. Don't remember exactly when."

"What happened?"

"Guy mouthed off. Didn't like the look of him anyway. Took him to the ground."

"That's it?"

"No. Had him by the throat and started giving him the ways I could and was going to kill him from that position."


"Yes, I was serious."

"And what happened?"

"From what I have been told, someone was talking to my big brother and said: 'Why does your little brother have that guy on the ground?' He turned, saw what was happening, jumped off the porch and was on me in a few steps. Put his body over mine with his hand on my hands. All he said was 'Stand down.' So I did and let the guy go."

"That's all it took?"

"He was in charge. I let the guy go and he walked me off. Someone grabbed the guy and told him he needed to leave."

"Why? Why go that far?"

"Well, for starters I was drunk. Second, I was taught you only fight tot he end. Guy didn't know how to fight."

"How did it make you feel?"

"You a therapist?"

"No. But, I mean is this only time you did something like this? I mean what's the worse thing you have ever done?"

"Depends on what you consider 'the worse.' Really, what is a bad thing? What is wrong? Depends on your context. Do you consider beating someone up who owes someone else money or information a bad thing? Do you consider it a bad thing to point a gun at someone or a pull a knife on a person? Is it a bad thing to provide intelligence you are pretty sure leads to someone disappearing or something being stolen? If these things are your job, you don't feel guilt. You don't see them as wrong. They are a part of what you do."

"So you did these things? You were a what? An enforcer?"

"I never said I did any of those things. I posited them as questions. If you had to do those things as part of your job, would you consider them bad things?"

"Yes. They are bad things. I mean even soldiers feel bad for killing people."

"Nope. Wrong. Some soldiers feel bad for killing people. Most Marines don't. Spec Ops guys don't. They do it as part of their job."

"What about feeling guilty?"

"Goes back to what you consider the worse thing you have done? To what you consider bad."

"Well, what about the guilt.?"

"I don't feel guilty for the things others think I should or would feel guilty for. The things I feel guilty for are bigger than those things. At least they are to me. Letting people down. Not avenging wrongs to the family. Not being there for people. Those things I feel bad for. Hurting someone for work: no."

"But you realize that makes you a sociopath? That makes you evil. I mean hurting someone, no matter what they have done or owe or what your work is isn't right."

"Why? Because someone wrote it in a book once? Because certain philosophers decided it? No. Sorry. No joy was taken. It was what it was: bad things done to bad and sometimes good people. There was no thrill to it."

"So to you, letting someone down is worse than hurting someone?"

"Letting down the family is worse than hurting a stranger. Yes. Even if the family doesn't feel that way. Loyalty always has been my greatest weakness."

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All the Doctors - Current Wallpaper

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Casanova - Art Inspiration

Cowboy Bebop - Art Inspiration

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Buckaroo Banzai Clips

Buckaroo Banzai Art

Buckaroo Banzai Art from the Moonstone Comics:

I just woke up with Buckaroo on the brain today.

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This is my current wallpaper, replacing the Sun.



Upcoming Productions - Update

HBO Pilot
From David Simon
March 2009

The Courier
Dir: Russel Mulcahy
March 2009

On The Road
Dir: Walter Salles
LP: Trish Hoffman
Late Feb 2009

The Expendables
Dir: Sylvester Stallone
Nu Image/Millenium
Feb 2009

The Grackle
Dir: David O Russell
New Line Cinema
No Date Yet - Rumour/Conjecture since the film is set here.

No Date Yet

Rumored David Ellis project

Forest Whitaker Louis Armstrong project
Summer 2009

Possible Michael Arrata films:
Bat Out Of Hell

Updated to add another possible show (no definate word on if they are filming this in Louisiana yet):

Untitled Duplass Brothers Comedy
Dir: Duplass Brothers
Jan 2009

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Saturday Morning Comics

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The Couriers - Evolution



Welcome to Deadwood



AtomPunk - Architecture