Just the stats, ma’am … just the stats

Our culture is mind boggling sometimes.

Tweet from @thinkprogress says:

FACT: There were more tweets per second following Tim Tebow’s game-winning touchdown pass (9,420) than Osama bin Laden’s death (5,106).

Wouldn’t you know that some liberal, fucking organization would find a “420” in the numbers and post it to their liberal twitter account.

Honk.

Via JMG

More shots from Saturday

 

Tina and I are working with these photos that we shot with Bill Whitmire on Saturday, and we wanted to share a couple more.

Above is a headshot we did with a guy named Forest. Forest is one of those dudes that doesn’t know how good looking he is. Or he does, but he doesn’t let on.

I’ve been wanting to shoot him for 6 months or more, and we finally asked him the day before the shoot. I have too many shots to work with. He gave us a lot of great work.

Below is another shot from the engagements. I love working in the studio. You should stop by sometime.

Click either image to enlarge.

Recent movie rental roundup

I’m not proud of every movie I watch, but I like to pass along information about movies, so I’ll out myself as a bad-movie watcher for the sake of the blog.

I’ll link to the IMDB of each movie, and give only brief descriptions of why I think you should or shouldn’t check them out.

The Change Up

This was a new take on that old, lifestyle switch-a-roo movie formula. I like Jason Bateman and LOVE — to the point of major crush — Leslie Mann. There were some really funny moments, but for the most part, it was one of those movies you put on and hope no one asks you if you saw or not in public.

I kid. No I don’t. Yes, I do.

It’s worth putting on some Saturday when you want something mindless and somewhat funny.

Friends with Benefits

Can you believe I saw this one? I was a little anxious to see Mila Kunis run around in her underpants, and you get a lot of that for 1.5 hours or so. The underwear-clad lovemaking is a little nauseating at times, but it’s somewhat entertaining.

Richard Jenkins (from Six Feet Under) makes the movie hit a little closer to the heart. He plays Justin Timberlake’s senile old man. The performances with Jenna Elfman, Timberlake and Jenkins give the movie a much-needed human element, because you know you’re never, ever going to get a sex-only relationship with two hot people like these, but the inevitability of aging affects us all.

Again, it’s a mindless movie for a laid-back Saturday night in.

Midnight in Paris

Woody Allen is hit or miss with me, but this one was a hit. I loved the references to dead artists and writers. Owen Wilson plays a great version of a tall, blond Woody Allen.

This is a movie I’d watch again. I liked the photography on this one. The pace is solid and the writing was really good.

Water For Elephants

Probably my least favorite movie lately was Water for Elephants. It had potential. Some of the photography was good. But the length was too long. The predictability factor was well in the red. The movie was generally lackluster for me, and I generally like Reese Witherspoon.

Even if I were locked in a room with nothing else to do but watch this movie, I’d try my damnedest not to watch it.

The Help

Want something to pull at your heartstrings and give only a glimmer of how racist America has been in the past, and still is, watch this one.

I’ve said it before, Emma Stone can do no wrong. Her hair and makeup were a little distracting, but that wasn’t her fault. She acts with subtleties and nuances that I don’t know I’ve seen in any other actress, ever, and while one part of my brain wants to reject her, the parts that love her overwhelm me. She can melt my heart and make me laugh very easily.

Ron Howard’s daughter Bryce Dallas plays a great villainous bitch. That is, she makes you hate her like nothing else. Sissy Spacek deserves a mention for her great performance. And I’d be remiss not to call out the very lovely Jessica Chastain who played in Tree of Life (which you MUST see if I haven’t told you already).

If you have a few minutes, let me know if you’ve seen any of these and if you agree or disagree.

Hipstamatic Nepalese cock hat

When Tina and I were in NYC last October, we stopped in a little Nepalese store on 9th Ave called Crystal Art & Craft Design. We bought Tina a hat and eyed one for me. But I was tired and opted out of buying one.

I found the card from the store and asked the owner to send me a hat and a Hindu singing bowl for Tina.

He chose this one, but I really wanted the Yeti version which was sold out.

If you’re in new York, check out this shop (between 37th & 38th on ninth). You can go by on your way to B&H Photo!

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Well would you look at that?

On Saturday, we were in the studio all day. The badass photographer Bill Whitmire grabbed this shot behind the scenes shot of me.

I can’t wait to show you more of the shots we got. We had an amazing day. The shots I posted here weren’t even finished pictures. I wanted to get something up on the blog so you wouldn’t go all day without something to look at. 🙂

I’ll be posting a few more pictures today. We have some meetings today, but it should be a pretty good day around Le Café.

Cheers.

What the kids are posting

Those damn jerks at reddit.com/r/atheism have not stopped posting their offensive assholery.

Take a look at what their posting, and go bitch to them about it. You know you want to.

Pigeon meme reads: Guy builds a boat and fits every animal in the world on it, but evolution is plain ridiculous. 

What you said: “I don’t believe in God.” What they think you said: “I have anal sex with the devil.”

People praying around a table: “Dear god, we thank you for this meal.” Farmer says, “You’re welcome.” You’re thanking the wrong thing, person, man, deity. 

These people who are making a big deal out of gay marriage?” Eastwood opined. “I don’t give a fuck about who wants to get married to anybody else! Why not?! We’re making a big deal out of things we shouldn’t be making a deal out of.