Thursday, August 28, 2003

Oh and one more must go to the Drive-In Invasion on Sunday nite. The Woggles are playing along with everyone's favorite Ramones flick "Rock n Roll High School." Should be something, if not something better.

Dragon Con is this weekend. DRAGON CON. We were discussing making really bad costumes and trying to pass ourselves off as obscure aliens i.e. "What? You don't remember the Paper Bag People? Well, they were only in ONE episode." Oh, and tickets are stupid expensive so we'll probably just end up hanging around hotel lobbies before eventually making it to Trader Vic's. Everything eventually ends up at Trader Vic's.

Remember how I once said the Baptist convention was convention gold? Well I lied. Dragon Con is indeed convention gold.

Wednesday, August 27, 2003

kmartcashier in tha house.

I am so golded up. But I accidently golded up under "kmartcashier" and not "dehumidifier." So I'll make the transition.

I'm only going to post under "kmartcashier" now.

Formal fotolog announcement to follow.

It seems like I once had something to write about...

Friday, August 22, 2003

elf. powa. give it up.

Thursday, August 21, 2003

More from the office e-mail thread
(names have been thinly veiled)
i won a free lunch from jersey mike's for me and my co-workers. up to 15 people. but there's a godamn catch. james from american express would come and talk to us about investing and iras for 20-30 min while we eat.
i told him we don't want to be talked to, we want to have fun. he said it is fun. i didn't bite.
would you guys want to do this?
i'll go on popular vote, if you do, i'll book it with roy. if not, screw that guy, i'd rather pay $6 and go have fun at lunch.
I agree. I'm kinda a no, on the sell while I eat.
Theres too much of this going on in America anyway.
People in France would never even consider this.
But I'll make an exception if he puts porn in his powerpoint presentation, I'll give you my go ahead vote.
I'm serious.
I've never seen porn in a power point presentation and i think i need to see it.
So thats my requirement.
I'm with Ronald. Pornography and Coldcuts is a long-neglected American tradition.
three layer biscuit porn and i'm in.
I disagree that this lunch could not be fun and am frankly disappointed in all of your lack of vision. Suppose we went to lunch and brought bull horns and heckled this man. Wouldn't that be fun? What if we threw meat products at him and repeatedly chanted,"Cry, Cry, Cry" until he did so. What about that? What if we took him outside and beat the living shit out of him and proceeded to urinate on him, leaving him in a gutter somewhere to die? Fun? O.K. maybe not fun in the traditional sense, but it would make a nice finish to a hearty sandwhich.
ok, forget what I said a second ago. kip's idea gets my vote.
Me too. I'll bring a pipe wrench.
ok. i'll go with kip. but can i still bring some Bisquick?

Wednesday, August 20, 2003

Last night I saw "Sweet Home Alabama" for the first time. (Yes, it was an exciting, exciting night) They did a great job stereotyping everyone from Alabama.
I give the movie two thumbs down, except for V+ and Scarnsworth's performances, which get standing ovations, rousing mid-living room standing ovations.

Tuesday, August 19, 2003

Apparently the crazy kids running things over at wuog have come up with a game worthy enough to be featured on the front page of their webiste. What's up floorbouncewallcrate.

Monday, August 18, 2003

Oh, joy. I get to drive to Douglasville tonight to pick up my birth certificate. Apparently you have to have one in order to get a passport. Luckily I was born and didn't spring forth from a pod like some people I know. Also luckily Kristin'sgoing with, so I won't have to talk to myself the whole time.

Somebody sent this to "All staff" via company e-mail:

I just had to send an email out to everyone (so forgive me if you�re not interested)�

I saw the movie �Open Range� this weekend with Kevin Costner and Robert Duvall and �it was such a well done movie which had really breathtaking lovely cinematography.� No there were no grand special effects, but the interaction and the level of acting between Duvall and Costner was really a sight to behold.� Total understatement.� �If you get a chance, go see it.� I don�t think you will be sorry if you do.�

And then my art director sent this out to everyone in response:

just had to send an email out to everyone (so forgive me if you're not interested)...

I saw the movie �Freddy vs Jason� this weekend with Freddy and Jason and �it was such a well done movie which had really breathtaking lovely cinematography.� No there were no grand special effects, but the interaction and the level of acting between Freddy and Jason was really a sight to behold.� Total understatement.� �If you get a chance, go see it.� I don�t think you will be sorry if you do.�

Thursday, August 14, 2003

This is a pretty good example of everything that's wrong with Alabama.

News Anchor Wonders Where All These Great Stories Come From

SALT LAKE CITY, UT�Midway through a story about new evidence in an unsolved area homicide, KTVX news anchor John Reesen wondered aloud where all the great stories come from. "Yet another gripping investigative report, right here on KTVX," said Reesen, during Tuesday's News At Ten. "Wow. Who comes up with this news?" Reesen posed a similar question to weatherman Gary Yount, wondering who could possibly know all that science stuff.

Last night was karaoke night at Lenny's. Aren't you sad you missed it?

Wednesday, August 13, 2003

A couple of nights ago I went to see Kid 606 at the Echo Lounge. I spent most of the time trying to figure out how to have fun. I'm not really sure what to do at "DJ" shows (or ninja sound artists or whatever my brother calls them). It seems logical to dance, but there weren't that many people there dancing. Hell, there weren't that many people there at all. So I just stood there. With my drink. And my hat.

I just found out that local graffiti artist Totem did the work inside our office. Which is kind of depressing, in a way.

Tuesday, August 12, 2003

I have yet another fotolog. I found a bunch of old pictures and slides at my mom's house and decided to subject the world to them. It's called Prehumidifier.

Monday, August 11, 2003

Last night I dreamt (dreampt?) that my friend was on a ocean liner- the old-fashioned steamboat variety- bound for the south pole. He was wearing a smoking jacket and ascot, sitting on the deck. He was playing chess. There were icebergs in the background. This is probably the 3rd dream I've had in the last month involving traveling in the southern hemisphere.

It seems that lately every time I look at "recently published blogs" there is always one titled "Radio Free (your name here)."

Friday, August 08, 2003 - Another gelatinous blob, but this one stinks - Aug. 8, 2003: "The state Department of Environmental Protection poked at the blob..."

It's gelatinous.

Sweet mother of cheese, some coworkers have found the Star Wars Kid video and all its manifestations.

Wednesday, August 06, 2003 - Invasion of the flash mobs
I love this.

Tuesday, August 05, 2003

**Special Feature: Dehumidifier's Ole Fashioned Record Revue**

Recently I've been enjoying "The Fantastic Area" via stereo, but every time I play it at home the cat attacks the boombox.

Monday, August 04, 2003

Since I work in advertising, I figure it's only appropriate that I reference the subject once in a blue moon. Though I highly doubt that no money changed hands. I'm sure somebody somewhere bought someone else a Voss.


Make-believe Ad on 'Sex and the City' Creates Real-Life Sensation
August 04, 2003
By Claire Atkinson
NEW YORK ( -- Absolut Spirits hit the product-placement mother lode last week when its iconic vodka advertising was featured as part of a story line in HBO's Sex and the City. The deal, which did not involve any money changing hands, came together following negotiations between the show's producers at HBO, Absolut and its entertainment agency, Ketchum.

Creating a fictional campaign
Ad agency TBWA/Chiat/Day, New York, which, like Ketchum, is part of Omnicom Group, was drafted to create a campaign tailored specifically for the scriptwriters' needs. The agency came up with a billboard ad showing PR-maven Samantha Jones' struggling actor boyfriend positioned with an Absolut bottle between his legs, with the tagline "Absolut Hunk."
"This is product placement taken to new heights," said Patrick O'Neill, TBWA's group creative director, who said he was inspired by poster campaigns from the '70s featuring Farrah Fawcett in a swimsuit and Burt Reynolds on a shaggy rug.

Digital alterations
Mr. O'Neill said the agency digitally altered the photo to remove actor Jason Lewis' love handles and to obscure a more graphic view that could be seen behind the bottle.
The ad appeared on a New York bus stop, but its appearance within the show as a Times Square billboard was added digitally. Sex and the City message boards on the HBO Web site were full of folks -- male and female -- asking for copies of the "Absolut Hunk" image. Swedish photographer Peter Gehrke, who usually does the photography for the ad campaign, shot the ads.
One of Mr. O'Neill's other ideas for the ads included putting Mr. Lewis in a bubbly bathtub with a cherry in this mouth, the Absolut bottle shape seen in the suds. He was asked to come up with something that would create a bit more controversy.

Not a typical Absolute ad
Absolut's vice president of marketing, Jim Goodwin, said the company leapt at the opportunity to be part of the show. "If we'd dithered it would have been gone," he said. And while it has opted against running the campaign itself, it will capitalize on the huge publicity. "It is not exactly consistent with the campaign, not to mention a bit salacious," Mr. Goodwin said, who added that the company plans to extend the shelf life of the placement by creating recipe cards for a new Absolut Hunk cocktail.
The experience has given Absolut a new appetite for product placement for its vodka. Absolut will also appear in a music video from Nelly and Brian McKnight, coincidentally named "All Night Long."

I think if I had my own "specialty" show on a college radio station, WREK perhaps, I would play nothing but A flat. Not songs in the key of A flat, but the actual note. For at least 2 hours. It would be called "The A Flat Hour." It would be glorious.

Friday, August 01, 2003

This isn't much of a suprise, considering that Stalin plotted to kill pretty much everyone.