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my list for 2013

Not exhaustive, but at least I got the essentials here.


What I’d like to see more of in 2013:
My new cat Sophia
Live music
Bill Cosby (coming to Portland in May!)
The neighborhood cat, Max
Double Mountain beer
My friends’ awesome mini comics
Palestine recognized as a sovereign nation
Lifetime movies
Hover cars
Wheat grass? I don’t know I’ve never tried it.
Rashida Jones
Bob’s Burgers
Real burgers that I can eat, on a brioche bun

What I’d like to see less of in 2013:
The invocation of the 2nd Amendment
Racism, sexism, xenophobia or any type of fear-based hatred
James Franco
Movies in 3D
My huge ego recognized as a sovereign nation
Animated movies with famous actors phoning-in their lines
Channing Tatum
Signs signs blocking up the scenery breaking my mind

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friday robots

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friday robots 12-28-12A couple landscapes in different styles, united by the fact that they are both robots.

Have a happy new year, be safe, and have a great weekend!

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merry christmas…

…from the Wandering Jew, Alan Rickman, and Space Cat.

josh shalek at andy wedding


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friday robopocalypse

friday robots 12-21-12 apocalypseAt the last minute, I wanted some robots that were a little bit apocalyptic. In case these are the last robots ever, it’s been great knowing you, dear readers.

Thanks so much for putting up with me through all these posts.

If the world isn’t ending, have a wonderful, mundane holiday weekend.

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otter quest

My latest post can be found on the Reed College blog, Voices From Reed.
It is an adventure concerning my search for the Reed otter.otter-look


president obama speaks in newtown

“Can we say that we’re truly doing enough to give all the children of this country the chance they deserve to live out their lives in happiness and with purpose?

I’ve been reflecting on this the last few days, and if we’re honest with ourselves, the answer is no.

We can’t tolerate this anymore. These tragedies must end. And to end them, we must change. We will be told that the causes of such violence are complex, and that is true. No single law — no set of laws can eliminate evil from the world, or prevent every senseless act of violence in our society.

But that can’t be an excuse for inaction. Surely, we can do better than this. If there is even one step we can take to save another child, or another parent, or another town, from the grief that has visited Tucson, and Aurora, and Oak Creek, and Newtown, and communities from Columbine to Blacksburg before that — then surely we have an obligation to try.”

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clearing the air

My parents certainly aren’t rich. It isn’t like they have $22 million. No, people with $22 million are rich. For sure. My parents don’t have $22 million, even if you add up all their stocks and real estate and horses.

Rich people have four homes, at least. My parents do not own four homes. The homes they do own are rather small, more like cottages or condos. One of them is a condo, in fact. Houses in the Swiss Alps cost a lot more than condos, I can tell you that. Rich people have houses in the Swiss Alps.

It isn’t like my dad buys my mom a pearl necklace every week. Rich husbands buy their wives pearl necklaces every single week. My dad could never in a million years do that. He only buys her a pearl necklace on special occasions, and when he gives it to her, she knows she won’t be getting another one of those for quite some time.

My trust fund isn’t even that substantial.

I just wanted to clear up any misunderstanding you may have had regarding the monetary value of my parents. They are not rich.

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I love you, (Bat)man

My love for the Batman is deep and abiding. That is why, while rewatching the three Christopher Nolan Batmen, I came up with my own Batman storyline.

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friday robots

These robots look like cut-outs, although I know (because I made them myself) that they are not cut-outs.

Still, I’ll give a shout-out to Eric Carle. These robots are dedicated to you, Mr. Carle.