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Another T-Shirt!

Posted in Television, Writing on 2 May 2011 by jason

Over at Ript Apparel, they have another t-shirt that I helped design with Kari Fry, who did most of the work (READ: All of the work). ! This one is a mash-up of Serenity and The Breakfast Club! It’s available today, May 2, 2011, only, and for only $10!

Here’s what the design looks like:

Go buy it!!!

I’m FAMOUS!!! (Kind of)

Posted in inturwebs, Television, Writing on 15 April 2011 by jason

A friend sent me a link of io9’s “Coolest Doctor Who T-Shirts,” and the one I helped design made this list! The artist, Kari Fry, got credit for that one on the site, but as she did 99% or the work, that’s cool.

Here’s the design!

There’s a Time You’ve Got to Go and Show You’re Growing

Posted in Adele, Conversation, Television on 20 February 2011 by jason

A real conversation I had with Adele on the way to the store:
Me: “It’s just as cold as it was yesterday, but at least we’re not walking.”
Adele: “And it’s not as windy. But there’s no sun, either.”
Me: “You take the good, you take the bad.”
Adele: “The Facts of Life?
Me: “What’s wrong with The Facts of Life?”
Adele: “Um…Tootie?”

This is why I love her.

What I’m…

Posted in Books and Literature, Music, Television, Writing on 16 February 2011 by jason

It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these what I’m doing updates, so here’s a list.

What I’m Listening To: The Mountain Goats and Kaki King-Black Pear Tree, Weezer-Pinkerton, Dark Angels-Icons Remic Project vol. 1(that last one’s for a review for To Eleven.)

What I’m Reading: A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin.

What I’m Playing: PC-Dungeon and Dragons Online, GBA- Final Fantasy Tactics, Browser-The West.

What I’m Playing IIPandemic, Dominion, and Back to The Future the Card Game

What I’m Writing: A super-secret phone App, and To Eleven!

What I’m Watching: How I Met Your Mother, Firefly, Saturday Night Live, All in the Family.

I think that gets us caught up.

And I’m back

Posted in Books and Literature, inturwebs, Television, video games on 14 February 2010 by jason

Ok…I FINALLY have the internet at home, so this blog should be active again.

In the last week, my neighbor situation kind of corrected itself in that the abusive guy and his abused girlfriend left under cover of night. Of course, their banging things around as they carried them down the stairs and out the door kept me up all night, but they won’t be bothering me again. Not the solution I had hoped for, but hey, at least the neighborhood has improved.

Also, the new landlord took over, so I actually have a landlord. So far she’s already had the parking lot plowed a few times, though, ironically, the plow company she is using is owned by the old landlord.

Other than that, the snowpocalypse has been pretty boring. I’ve read some stuff (I just started on William Gibson’s Pattern Recognition, and I’m getting ready to start on David Wong’s John Dies at the End, I’ve watched some stuff (I just finished Extras with Ricky Gervais), and I’ve played some stuff (I’m almost through with Neverwinter Nights, and Fallout 3 is the bomb.)

So there you go. I should be on more often now. I know you are all thrilled. 😛

Adventures in Pittsburgh!

Posted in and other fun, Books and Literature, Music, otter, Photography, Television on 2 June 2009 by jason

I meant to post this on Sunday, but I was waiting until I could Photoshop these pictures down to a manageable size. Anyway, the otter and I took a trip to Pittsburgh this weekend to visit our friend Kurt. We spent too much money, but we had a great time.

We got to Pittsburgh on Friday night. Surprisingly, the trip there only takes about 2 hours from North Canton, so even though we didn’t leave until almost 8 PM, we still got there in time to have fun that night. We met Kurt at his apartment, then went to The Squirrel Hill Cafe, or the Squirrel Cage, as the locals call it. There, we had expensive beer and listened to some good music from their juke box.
Kurt and Jaynova at "the Cage"

At the Cage, we met up with a few of Kurt’s friends and made out way to a diner, the name of which escapes me right now, but I’m sure Kurt or the Otter will chime in in the comments section to remind me! The food was pretty good and very cheap; I had a grilled cheese sandwich and stuffed olive leaves, and my bill was less than $5.

The next day, we met Kurt’s friends at the Phipps Conservatory. This was really cool; they had all sorts of plants, from coffee plants to bananna trees to orchids. There was also a room with butterflies flying freely, and there were glass sculptures everywhere.

Otter vs. Ostrich: Who Will Survive?

Otter vs. Ostrich: Who Will Survive?

After the conservatory, we got a bite to eat at an awesome little restaurant which, again, I can not remember the of. We then parted ways with Kurt’s friends and took a tour of the Carnegie Mellon University campus, where Kurt goes to scool and works. It’s a beautiful campus.

Next, we went the Caliban Book Shoppe, mainly to look for used books (I bought Orlando by Virginia Woolf and The Painted Bird by Jerzy Kosinski), but the most awesome thing was that I found The Mountain Goats’ The Coroner’s Gambit, Babylon Springs, Sweden, and Nine Black Poppies! My Mountain Goat CD collection is even closer to complete! BOOYA!

Um…but I digress. We also hit a few other little stores before making our way to Paul’s CDs where…I found The Mountain Goats’ Beautiful Rat Sunset and All Hail West Texas, as well as Neutral Milk Hotel’s Everything is! If I ever find tMG’s Full Force Galesburg, I’ll have all the major CD releases!!!


Afterwards, we went out for coffee, then went to Kurt’s friend’s house for a night of Apples to Apples, Tim and Eric Awesome Show Great Job, and lots of alcohol. Good times.

Before we left on Sunday, we went to Church (for Kelly…I’m unaffiliated.) and for lunch at a local pizza shop (Damn! I can’t remember any of these places’ names!) and then headed out for pur exactly 2-hour trip home! It was good to be back, but we’ll definately go visit again soon!

The otter, my hat, and Pittsburgh.

The otter, my hat, and Pittsburgh.

What I did yesterday (Or, alternately, how I’m spending my summer vacation)

Posted in Exercise, Food, Language, otter, Television, Writing on 12 May 2009 by jason

OK, so yesterday, I put forth a number of goals that I wanted to accomplish this 3 weeks. Here’s what I did yesterday:

1) I wrote about 700 words, give or take, including yesterday’s blog post. Not the 1000 I had hoped for, but I think that I have more direction today.

2) I bought a Russian language book/cd set. I was going to get the Spanish one, but the Russian one had a 5 dollar rebate, so coupled with the coupon I had, I got the whole set for about 18 dollars. After studying it yesterday for about an hour, as well as looking at it this morning, I think I’m starting to get the pronunciation of the Cyrillic alphabet.

3)I ate some Raisin Bran. I ate some yesterday, and I ate some today. Go me.

Besides this, I still had time to get a workout in, and I watched the entire first season of The Sarah Silverman Program (a birthday gift from the otter) while cleaning my apartment. So I’ve been surprisingly productive on my first day of vacation. We’ll see how today goes…

Encyclopedia Gen-x-ia: Max Headroom

Posted in Gen X Encyclopedia, Television on 20 March 2009 by jason

For other Encyclopedia entries, click the “Gen X Encyclopedia” tag in my tag swarm on the side of the screen.

As you may know, I am from Generation X, while my girlfriend is from Generation Y. This means that occasionally, our cultrual references don’t match up. Hence, I will explain Max Headroom.

Max Headroom– A character, played by Matt Frewer in a couple of television shows, as well as many Coke commercials. Max Headroom was supposed to be a computer-generated personality, though he was actually a guy with plastic on his head. He stuttered, told bad puns, and was generally AWESOME.

He had some show in England where he did something with music videos. After that, he did a pilot for a british Sci-Fi Cyberpunk show. This show was remade into a series on ABC, and it was pretty much the best thing that ever happened to that network until Twin Peaks. The tagline for the show was 20 minutes into the Future, which means that the show sounded just as awesome as it was.

Max also did those Coke commercials, appeared in a music video, and had a talk show.

Further Materials-
Opening Credits of TV show (from Youtube)

Coke Commercial-

Dream Fragments

Posted in Dreams, Television on 3 March 2009 by jason

From the dream-journal of jaynova, March 1, 2008, after sleeping on 2 bottles of Blue Moon Winter’s Ale.

– In a dark basement, I have sacrificed a pig, which is dressed as a small baby (I don’t remember the actual sacrifice in the dream, but I am aware and unconcerned that I did it. The carcass of the pig is in a bed that is in another room in the basement. Later, I look into the room and notice that the carcass has been repositioned. I put on some rubber gloves and begin to clean the place up. I am afraid of whatever moved the parts, even though it must have been rats. (What the hell!?!)

-Some teenagers are making a movie. At one point, they move the camera backwards through spiderwebs that they have made out of string. This creates a cool movement effect. I commend the kids on their ingenuity. They say that they got the idea from a DIY film making website, and they give me the address. (I don’t remember the address, 😦 )

-My parents ask if I watch Conan O’Brien. I say his show sucks, and they agree. Then, I realize that I thought they meant David Letterman, and that I love Late Night with Conan O’Brien.

-I watch Joaquin Phoenix’s fist interview on David Letterman and realize that he’s always been an idiot and kind of a douche.

You can only watch propaganda!

Posted in Conspiracies, inturwebs, Television on 8 February 2009 by jason

This is from the youtubes. It is amazing.