Archive for February, 2011

The Angry Birds…


I got my hands on the iPhone 4 for Verizon when it came out a few weeks ago, and I’ve been quite happy with it.  But one of the sickest things I’ve come across was the uber-addictive “Angry Birds” game.  For those of you who aren’t familiar with it, it’s a super simple strategy game where you fling different birds at structures in order to destroy green pigs.  Some of the levels are very strategic, and force you to really think about a stupid sling-shot game in terms of structural integrity, comprehensive angle calculations, and speed, weight, and distance approximations.  So need less to say, the nerd in me happy when I have a split second to play.  I never let anyone but my assistant touch any of my cell phones, but letting people play ‘Angry Birds’ is my one exception, so after explaining 100 times to different people what each bird does, I dug up a little chart to show which birds are the best to use when you play.  Check the method below.

 

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Francesca Frigo.


I know I’ve said it before, but I’m a huge fan of people my age who are making a name for themselves in whatever their field may be.  I peeped Francesca Frigo recently and was shocked to find out this wildly beautiful model was born in 1986.  Half Italian, and half Venezuelan Frigo was born in a small town in Venezuela and moved to florida when she was 16.  Studying fashion design and merchandising, she now works part time for a Miami TV show called PHTV, on top of modeling.  Francesca primarily focuses on print work high fashion/glamor shots, and similar concept shoots to increase her ever growing portfolio.  And as amazing as Francesca would look laid up in a night club, she has said that for right now, she’s not interested in promotional or any type of “entertainment” work.

Actors Acting


I’ve been back on my book game recently, reading up on everything of interest, and trying to find anything that could help me in the multitude of projects I’m involved in right now.  When you scour the book stores not looking for anything in particular, you tend to find some books you didn’t expect to see.  One of said books is called “In Character Actors Acting” by photographer Howard Schatz.  Schatz took the simple idea of photographing actors one step further, placing actors in a series of roles and dramatic situations to reveal the essence of their characters.  I had seen the book before, but never took a deep look into it until today.  Check out some of what you’ll find.

Left: You are a hostage in a desert prison camp, overhearing your buddy being tortured in the adjacent room, knowing you’re next. Center: You are a four-year-old boy at a new, “realistic” dinosaur theme park, getting a lick on the head from a 50-foot-long mechanical brontosaurus. Right: You are a heroin addict begging your dealer to give you a fix, promising you’ll pay him later, really.

John Leguizamo

Left: You are a dedicated father who, with your wife, has just sat down to dinner with your 15-year-old daughter, who is defiantly announcing that she’s pregnant. Center: You are a fashion designer on the morning of your big runway show, realizing that nothing in the collection is ready or fabulous. Right: You are a blustering, pompous member of the British Parliament, giving a speech that is being broadcast on the BBC, and you’re thrilled at the sound of your own voice.

Hugh Laurie

Left: You are sneaking a peek, in the middle of the night, at your sweet new boyfriend’s computer and discovering e-mails to and from his three current “other” girlfriends. Center: You are a Park Avenue matron, paying your husband a surprise visit at his office and discovering him on the couch in flagrante delicto with his secretary. Right: You are a disoriented homeless woman being arrested for loitering.

Amy Poehler

Left: You’re a middle-aged woman at your mother’s hospital bedside as she hovers near death, remembering the quarrel you had with her when you were last together. Center: You’re a perky gal in your 20s whose boyfriend of two years has asked you to close your eyes because he has a very special surprise for you! Right: You’re a six-year-old at the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus for the first time, startled by a bang from a huge cannon and the sight of a sleek, silver-clad woman flying high above the crowd in an arc.

 

Mariska Hargitay

Left: You’re the surly 14-year-old son of a single mother, steeling yourself as she awkwardly, haltingly begins a belated and unnecessary “birds and bees” talk. Center: You’re at your daughter’s college graduation, and the pretty classmate of hers that you’ve been secretly ogling has just said, “Mr. Lefkowitz, you can’t be 58 you’re too cool!” Right: You’re the valedictorian of your high-school class, having just been introduced to give the speech of your young life and your mind has gone completely blank. 

Jeff Goldblum

Left: You’re a finalist on America’s Next Top Model who is hearing Tyra tell the other girl she’s out and you’re prepping to give your nemesis a “sincere” hug. Center: You’re a stand-up comic performing at a Toronto showcase packed with S.N.L. and HBO scouts and your “lesbian chickens” bit is utterly tanking. Right: You’re, like, 15, and he’s, like, 17, and even tho U have only ever said, like, “Hey” in the hallways, he’s just texted 2 ask U 2 B his D8 @ the prom!!! the prom!!!


Jane Krakowski

Left: You’re a child swallowing a spoonful of medicine that your mom promised would taste good, and now she’s telling you that if it didn’t taste awful it wouldn’t work. Center: You’re at a social dinner with your work colleagues and their spouses, desperately trying to signal your partner to stop talking so freely about your shared sex life. Right: You’re a bunny-level skier who has decided to try a black-diamond slope, and now, with no idea how to stop, you’re headed straight for a tree.

Jane Lynch

Left: You’re a broke, struggling screenwriter emerging from a pitch lunch at a Beverly Hills restaurant, just in time to see a landscaper’s pickup back into your borrowed Lamborghini. Center: You’re a stoned, purely mercenary substitute teacher telling your third-graders, “Anyone who makes any noise while I’m resting will be sent home to Mommy in several little boxes.” Right: You’re a nerdy 11-year-old video gamer surrounded by BlizzCon posters and fellow nerds, and you’re taking this particular session of World of Warcraft waaay too seriously.

Laurence Fishburn

Left: You’re the new longboarder on the secret beach with the famous break, preparing for the onslaught from the territorial locals. Center: You’re a suburban car dealer demonstrating in your three a.m. ad slot how much your customers $$$AVE when they come to you! Right: You’re a Romanian gymnastics coach, exasperated at the failings of your 12-year-old star pupil, screaming, “You are imbecile!”

Ken Jeong

Left: You’re the office toady, having a dutiful laugh over your boss’s latest racist joke and all too aware that everyone else at work hates you. Center: You’re a Miss Universe finalist in the nanosecond between being named fifth runner-up and remembering to flash your best I’m-so-happy smile. Right: You’re the school doofus, blissfully unaware that your having just been named prom king is a cruel, Carrie-style stunt by your classmates.

Ricki Gervais

Megan Fox’s Armani Teaser.


A lot went down over this past weekend, (which is partly why the blog hasn’t been getting the attention it usually does) some good, some great, but all of it business.  There were tons of conversations had, but one conversation that wasn’t work related stood out a bit.  I was at my crib relaxing with a group of people when Megan Fox came up, and when someone said Megan Fox had lost too much weight to get work, I got curious.  What I found out was that Armani recently booked her to do an underwear ad campaign.. and she still looks just as fine as ever.  Check the method below.

Eminem ft. B.O.B. – Things Get Worse.


Click the pic to listen. (Courtesy of HHG)

I’ve said it once, and I’ll say it again, I’m happen to be a tremendous Eminem fan, and have been since he first came out.  I’m well aware there was a period when he started to lose the “Slim Shady” that made him an undeniable force in the rap game, and I remember what that music used to sound like.  I’m super excited that he’s back in the game, and I was juiced when I heard about his new track with B.O.B., however when the song started, it just reminded me of when Em was losing his Shady so to speak… This lasted for about 13 seconds until Eminem blasted off on a lyrical tangent about Angelina J. giving head, and how Brat Pitt doesn’t can’t do anything about it.  After that, the song was all uphill from there, and truly reminded me of the ultra-witty rhyme-style Em had back in the day.  That in combination with B.O.B. gracing the track with his presence, this one is a sure thing for the repeat bin in my iPhone.

Lil B and Tony Yayo Get Based.


All of my close friends have a very unique sense of humor, and all though we’ve been around each other for years, sometimes I don’t understand it.  So when my brother Reggie and my barber Q continuously harp on the fact that Lil B is the greatest thing to come out since the condom, I wasn’t sure if they were serious or not.  After hearing about his collab with Tony Yayo, I’m pretty sure my boys aren’t the only ones who think Lil B is a force the music industry must recon with.  Check out the new video for “Based” with Lil B and Tony Yayo.

Breitling For Bently.


The new watch commemorates a special version of the Bentley Continental GTC Supersports which recently set a new world speed record on ice by driving at the impressive speed of 205.48 mph (330.695 km/h).  The event took place upon the frozen waters of the Baltic sea near Oulu, Finland.  The titanium-cased Breitling watch (worn by the driver during the feat) is set to be officially unveiled at Baselworld 2011.