Thursday, December 18, 2008

a new era

hey folks,

it's time for a change.

for the 3 people that read this thing,

the BIG WHOOP show has moved here.

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Friday, November 7, 2008

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Sunday, November 2, 2008

30 is the new HELL YEAH!

man-boy turns 3-0!

this past saturday, heidi and the crew threw me a major surprise B-day party for the ability to live to my 30th year on earth.
many loops were created and secrets were upheld to keep all the details from me. i was blown away.

it had all the ingredients that i love:
- friends
- popcorn machine
- family
- hot dog bar
- "the empire strikes back" & "return of the jedi" projected on a huge ball
- cheesecake
- old school guitar hero (to keep things gangsta)
- laughs

getting old sorta blows, but i also feel so damn mature and dignified now. this party helped me to realize that i wear my age really well and that i have the best chums a fella could have.

thanks to heidi, the taylors, jonathan and the popcorn machine guy for making it a swell evening.

(special thanks goes to Edward Thomas III Esq. for the pics)

Thursday, October 30, 2008

inventions 1.0

scary untensils

stuffed animals couch

my little stormtrooper

seesaw bench (no longer will you not be able to get acquainted with that other mom at the park)

dumpster bathtub

brick t-shirt (perfect for overhearing conversations w/o getting noticed)

book shelf chair - not so much funny as awesome

Thursday, October 23, 2008

week's best weird japanese video

here is a video from a Japanese game show that is set in a library. it's one of the most amazing things i've ever seen (yes, it's a long clip, but it's worth it).

Friday, October 17, 2008

gimme props!

this article
is a good read on the whole Prop 8 amendment.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

the comeback

it has been quite some time since i've posted.

here is an update of my life:

* got skinnier
* got fatter
* got skinny/fattish
* got punched in the face by a nice Armenian man
* had my car broken into and my iPOD stolen
* shunned both chris paul and shawn marion to draft both baron davis & kevin garnett in my fantasy league
* wrote a whole lot
* fell in love with a new TV show
* thoroughly enjoyed Doyer postseason baseball
* was told i might need to wear an eye patch and not for Halloween purposes
* made friends
* lost friends
* saw evolved and inspired CHT art
* went in the ocean wearing only a towel as a sarong
* watched a lot of Stewart & Colbert
* listened to some O'Reilly and Hannity

the final two segway into my being entrenched & fascinated with the same political madness as the rest of the country. this reason is what kept me from THE WHOOP for so long. every time i got on here i just started writing rants and realizing that i was turning into a crazy person. i now feel centered, at ease and ready for a comeback.

this little clip from the genius work of Mr. Charlie Chaplin in the THE GREAT DICTATOR says much more about how i feel currently than i ever could.

Thursday, September 4, 2008

GOP Convention = Pyramid Scheme Seminars

now i've only been to a few wacky pyramid scheme seminars in my life, but the convention certainly reminded me of those kinds of events.

it felt like i was watching a WWE match, or a rodeo.

also, when did Republicans become the face for religion? that's the saddest part for me. God doesn't vote, people.

words that seemed prevalent while i watched the CNN coverage:

- yee-ha
- vindictive, feminist 6th grade substitute teachers
- guns
- line-dancing
- Dockers
- moose
- white
- old

oh's gonna be a LONG two months.

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Wednesday, August 13, 2008


this summer i was privaledged to return to Utah and work with Salt Lake Shakespeare and it's production of 12th NIGHT...or what u will..

many of my closest friends and favorite collaborators from around the country decided to join me on this crazy adventure.

for years i've wanted to try my hand at Malvolio - i've always been intrigued and attracted to the character and how he's written with such interlaced comic + tragic complexities. i thoroughly enjoyed the challenge of playing him and was sad when it ended.

the entire trip and show was a fantastic reunion and a wonderful success - i'm very grateful to everyone who helped to make it a reality.

"I'll ne'er believe a madman till I see his