Wednesday, April 30, 2008

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guess who was at the house when google maps drove by? elliot came over to show me his manicure kit he bought for xmas ("for someone else"). how gay is that?

Tuesday, April 29, 2008

"Sammy, Ich bin dein Dickbitch"


Monday, April 28, 2008

Ripped from the headlines (actuallyNYTimes)

Next month, Washington D.C. residents will be able to rent a bicycle day and night with the swipe of a membership card.
A new public-private venture called SmartBike DC will make 120 bicycles available at 10 spots in central locations in the city. The automated program, which district officials say is the first of its kind in the nation, will operate in a similar fashion to car-sharing programs like Zipcar.
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For those who missed my antlion presentation Sunday night...

Don't know why I didn't think of the ol' YouTube thing last night. Too many juice-packs, perhaps.

I forgot about the part where they throw sand at ants or spiders that escape its grasp and make them fall back into the vortex of deeeeaaaaaaaaattttthhhhhhhh.

I (heart) antlions.

Is this what it means for one to "Get to da chopper!" ?

Short for the whole phrase that Dutch (played by Arnold Schwarzenegger) says in the movie Predator, which goes:

This can many any number or things, or mean nothing at all.
Frequently it is used when something exciting is happening or will happen and they need to be going someplace. It's used when there is no need to mention where you're going, you all already know where you're going. So you just yell GET TO DA CHOPPA!!!!

Friends get in their seperate cars, about to leave school and meet up at the diner, but before leaving they roll down their windows and one yells "GET TO DA CHOPPA!!" before they all speed off.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

NPR on Mac users

http://marketplace. publicradio. org/display/web/2008/04/23/mac_users/

Those Mac users think they're so cool

A new marketing study has found Mac owners tend to think they're more extraordinary than the average Joe. They're also more likely than PC users to whiten their teeth, drive hybrids, drink Starbucks coffee and eat organic food. Andrea Gardner reports.

More on Innovation, Marketing - Advertising

KAI RYSSDAL: It was technology's turn in the earnings barrel today. After the bell, Amazon reported a 28 percent rise in first quarter profits. Apple said its profits jumped more than 35 percent. That's got to have shareholders thankful for all those iPod and Mac owners out there, thankful for the advertising and marketing teams, too, They've made a splash with those commercials, the ones where the techno-hip Mac guy triumphs over the clueless PC guy.

Andrea Gardner reports Mac owners might be a little clueless themselves.

ANDREA GARDNER: You know the commercial.

MAC COMMERCIAL: Hello I'm a Mac --- And I'm a PC.

Apple rolled out these ads to make you think Macs are much cooler than PCs. After all, the Mac guy wears designer jeans and sneakers, and the PC guy is overweight and balding, but over time, many consumers have found themselves charmed by the bumbling PC, and irritated by the lofty Mac. Marissa Gluck is a marketing analyst with Radar Research.

MARISSA GLUCK: The character of the Mac guy is almost too perfectly cast. He is smug. He is condescending. He's just that uber-hipster you love to hate. It just makes you want to slap him.

According to a new marketing study, if you own a Mac, you might want to slap yourself. Mindset Media surveyed 7,500 computer users in 20 different personality traits, such as self-esteem, pragmatism and modesty. They found that Mac owners pretty much personify the Mac guy from the commercials. Among other things, they think they're more extraordinary than the average Joe. That's according to Mindset co-founder Sarah Welch.

SARAH WELCH: This is a group that is not afraid to shout its accomplishments from the mountaintops. They're happy and proud to talk about their successes and their accomplishments, and that can come across as possibly a bit conceited.

The survey revealed that Mac users often describe themselves as perfectionists. They're also more likely than PC users to whiten their teeth, drive hybrids, drink Starbucks coffee and eat organic food. Nitty-gritty research like this helps companies craft an advertising message around their customer's mindset. Again, marketing analyst Marissa Gluck.

GLUCK: It gives advertisers just a fuller understanding of who their target market is.

What are their preferences? What makes them tick? Why do they buy certain products?

Apple didn't commission the Mindset survey, but it's clear that the company knows its buyer. Apple's computer market share has grown significantly since these ads debuted in 2006, but there are risks when companies create ads that precisely reflect the persona of their core consumers. For some, it could be too close for comfort, says Gluck.

GLUCK: I do think that Mac users recognize themselves in the Mac guy, but there's probably that uncomfortable recognition, that slightly uncomfortable degree of self-hatred that you've become a cliche.

After taking an honest look in the mirror, I too realized that the Mac cliche is fitting: perfectionist, Starbucks drinker, organic eater, and yes, even a bit superior. Not surprisingly, I own a Mac, sigh.

In Los Angeles, I'm Andrea Gardner for Marketplace.

Tuesday, April 22, 2008

My blog!!

Hi, how are you guys. I hope you enjoy my teenage photo, ha! Anyway, the reason of this post is to let you know that I've created my own blog. Like is says in the blog, sometimes I like to write, which I do and this time I have found more time to do it. They're usually just random thoughts that I put down on words. I hope you like this latest one. I'll put some other old ones later.

Mario P's Blogo!

Later homies!!

cat of a 1,000 faces...old?

Sunday, April 20, 2008

Damn, it has been such a long time!

Photos of early radness!!
There was no photoshop, but the ideas were there.


sam was so drunk last night that...

and what happened to little man?

Friday, April 18, 2008

Thursday, April 17, 2008


Tuesday, April 15, 2008


with 4 or 5 new songs

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Wednesday, April 09, 2008


Monday, April 07, 2008

relive your past/stare for hours

Sunday, April 06, 2008

Strip Foosball

Evidence that foosball is a man's man kind of game.