October 6, 2008
A great show has made its way onto HBO: The Life & Times of Tim. This crudely drawn comedy is set in NYC and follows Tim as he deals with his work, boss, girlfriend, girlfriend’s parents, and an angry unpaid prostitute. The show thrives off of Tim being placed in awkward situations, sometimes from his own doing, but usually because he can’t say no.
We are first introduced to Tim as he has propositioned a prostitute for some friendly backdoor action. Conveniently, Tim’s girlfriend and her parents visit the apartment during this exchange. Again and again Tim ends up in the middle of uncomfortable situations leaving the viewer to squirm or to laugh. Definitley reminds me of an Office-esque, or Superbad type, comedy.
After sitting through 30min of unsatifsying Entourage on Sundays, I am glad there’s a new show to look forward to. Enjoy the clips.
Human Resources –
Gay Gary –
September 17, 2008
As the world crumbles around us, at least everything is alright with Calvin and his buddy. The perspective of a child always puts me at ease when life starts getting out of control. It’s not because children are oblivious to their surroundings (which they definitely are not), it’s their ability to prioritize what’s important and really enjoy the present. I think as you become older, you become too obsessed with the past and the future, like “oh crap, what’s the plan for tomorrow, next week, next month?” and “oh crap, I shouldn’t have done that, why did I do that.” Children wouldn’t think past the PB&J sandwich in their hands, and would quickly shrug off spilled milk. I guess my main point is: it’s good to be a child right now.
Here’s a good Calvin and Hobbes strip I found:
September 2, 2008
Apologies to whoever reads or have stumbled upon this blog. I’ve totally hit a wall recently with posts, so I decided to start with baby steps. Here goes:
Growing up in the Northeast, I have had the exact same conversation with my dad ending in the same result. Nothing like Calvin and Hobbes on a slow first day of work.
July 22, 2008
I have been totally slammed this past week with work. Coincidentally, this past week has been miserable for me. Hmm…makes me wonder.
I’ve realized during this time that I neglected the really important things in life, like posting. A great advantage to having co-authors is that we keep each other in check. If one is slacking, the other picks up the pace (but not without antagonizing the other). So after some harsh criticism, I thought it was about time to get back online. So now…I’m back.
When I’m at work and need a pick-me-up, I google up some vintage Calvin and Hobbes comics. I’ve already posted a few that I found particularly hilarious and mood enhancing. The following comic is no different, but it also made me think about current events and the world. For a second, I was totally removed from work and was left to pondered the comic….and the rest of the day flew by. Check it out and let me know what you think: