THE WEBLOG ARCHIVE: Works
July 12, 2006
Patriot Act: Smells Familiar Again | 03:16 PM
In 2003, Alexis Robie, Dan Arnall and I made a short political video for a moveon.org short-political-video-making contest. We lost, but the video is still pretty snazzy. Almost three years later, at the request of comments, I'm finally getting it online! Extra bonus: features my hot naked wife! (Don't worry Nancy, it's PG-13.) At the time, I had this to say:
"Is the creation of this ad a genuine act of political outrage, or a feeble excuse to get my wife to disrobe for the camera? Who cares? Dude, she's naked. And hot."And that remains true to this very day.
Starring Xina Nicosia, voiceover by Fae Moore.
March 12, 2006
The Accidental Owl | 01:52 PM
This owl occured, not ten minutes ago, in an attempt to draw a victorian-style bow tie.
January 16, 2006
40 generations how we do not fear! | 05:23 PM
According to the Google Translation, the Japanese title of the book is "40 generations how we do not fear!" (which we should certainly have considered for the original version) and the German simply "40!". The German edition was penned (according to the Google translation) by "Joshua Albertson , LOCK-hard Steele , Jonathan of Gieson" while the credits for the Japanese book include (again thanks to Google translate): " J [Untranslated Japanese Characters Deleted] (work), the J.V. [Untranslated Japanese Characters Deleted] (work), the L steel (work), Joshua Albertson (field work), Jonathan Van Gieson (field work), Lockhart Steele (field work), three sand Hiroshi (translation), high flat Tetsuro."
While workers J [Untranslated Japanese Characters Deleted], the J.V. [Untranslated Japanese Characters Deleted], and the L steel share the same credits: Production person * producer of various media plans. The reality game Hide/Seek/NYC of the web, The Pharmer ' S Almanac, " the Buddy " Cianci:The Musical, the SiteSherpa is managed, high flat (who, we assume, is one of the translators) is described, somewhat impressively, as Participating (being something which is published to that time when this book is published it does this data as a production, and an editor such as formation of TV program and stage show and play).
The description of the German edition contains perhaps the best piece of marketing text known to man: But there are also good messages: now you can wave off again correctly! Well, it's about time. Unfortunately for Germany, Amazon.du has this to say about the availability of 40! We do not lead or no more - book in advance now used. Japan is somewhat luckier: Dispatch possible time: Usually it dispatches within 2 days between.
I leave you with this thought, worthy of contemplation, from Amazon.co.jp:
anne comments: "Hmmm....which is which?"
JVG comments: "THIS JUST IN: That additional text on the cover of the German edition reads: "The best age between puberty and pension""
January 13, 2006
Greek Gods Come Alive. ALIVE. | 07:18 PM
Anne Ursu's Cronus Chronicles website just went live! A loving note to all those who are using PC Internet Explorer: you've caused me mountains of grief. And Anne, too. And our respective spouses. Can't we all just be standards compliant?
After you've enjoyed the site, why not buy the book? It's available for preorder, and I can probably get the author to sign it for you. It's quite good, and you know I'm going to keep harping on it if you don't.
In the meantime, I'll be reading the sequel. I'm just that cool.
December 24, 2005
Where's My Stuff? The Final Entry | 05:16 PM
Did this heartwarming holiday tale of missing presents resolve itself in a manner befitting a heartwarming holiday tale? How better to answer that question than through heartwarming holiday poetry? No better, that's how! And so...
THE NIGHT BEFORE GIFTMAS
'Twas the night before Christmas -- afternoon (near enough),
I ordered ten days ago, plenty of time
Lock comments: "You still use Entourage? "
JVG comments: "Yes, because it fits the rhyme scheme."
October 28, 2005
Coming soon to Japan: The Big 40! | 11:57 PM
Yes, the Book of Ages team is just as excited as excited can be about our publication in Japan. The manuscript, which I received today via U.S. Mail, seems to remain true to the spirit of the original, although a cursory examination reveals some significant differences, as outlined in the handy chart, below.
Anne comments: "Wow, cool. "
July 10, 2004
Poster Designs for Election 2004 | 12:32 PM
I'm starting to feel like I should have turned down this design job. In fact, I should probably turn down all design jobs offered to me in a dark alley by a trenchcoated man who looks suspiciously like Dick Cheny in a false moustache.
But the money was so good...
Addendum (Sunday, July 11 @ 1:35pm): 1 day later, Yahoo News picks up the story.
aeu comments: "Oh, you shouldn't have told. Now they're going to kill you."
WVG comments: "Be afraid, be very afraid."
deanna comments: "dude. it's all over the freakin' news now. see what you've done?!"
December 24, 2003
Mixed Heritage Holiday Carol | 06:03 PM
Direct from the comic strip, the complete
Oh Christmas Tree, Oh Christmas Tree
December 18, 2003
Paris Hilton, Meet My Naked Wife | 10:37 AM
Glad tidings for those of you who have been clamoring for video of my naked wife on the internet (yes, Lockhart, I'm looking at you); that happy time has arrived, in the form of JVG, AVR, and DA's Submission for the "30 Seconds Against Bush" Contest. One might ask; is the creation of this ad a genuine act of political outrage, or a feeble excuse to get my wife to disrobe for the camera? Who cares? Dude, she's naked. And hot.
One pundit suggested that it was because of the excellence this ad that Bush scheduled the press conference which stymied the Book of Ages TV appearance. Seem unlikely? Consider this: voting for the contest was scheduled to begin on Monday, the same day we were originally scheduled to appear on CNNfn. But it was delayed until Wednesday, the same day that we actually appeared. What are the chances that two events would both be cancelled on the same day AND rescheduled for the same day? Infinitesimal, that's what.
MoveOn.org, oblivious to the opportunity for some delicious meta-commentary, appears to be attempting a "fair" voting procedure, so you will not be allowed to rate our ad from the watching page. Instead, after enjoying the delights of my wife's undress, you must log in and vote one by one on over 1,000 ads, presented in random order, many of which have no nudity at all. Eventually, you may encounter "Patriot Act: Smells Familiar" again. Keep on truckin'!
Let's face it, that Paris Hilton video ain't got nothing on ours. Except, of course, for the hardcore sex.
Dick Cheney comments: "Funny thing about the movie: No Bush! "
Al comments: "Well, that's sort of the point, isn't it?"
Mick Grebble comments: "Ya should have added the Nazi footage like I told you! (refering to the big brooha ha about the Nazi submissions)"
November 18, 2003
Ooooodles | 11:46 AM
October 21, 2003
ITEM: Book of Ages hits bookstores, internet | 01:01 PM
We've been putting in countless hours over the past few hours to make sure that the Book of Ages website is just right for publication day.
Exciting BOA.com features include:
July 21, 2003
Thirty! | 02:17 PM
Far be it from me to shy away capitalizing on a trend as Lock forges ahead. In the aftermath of the Sunday Styles article about turning 30, he offers the galley of the JA/LS/JVG masterwork Book of Ages to interested press. I make a better offer: galleys which have been touched by me personally, and therefore be that much more famous.
If you would like one of these far superior galleys, let us know.
Or, to hell with it, just buy the book now and be ahead of the curve.
June 13, 2003
Huber Brewery Tapped | 05:08 PM
After several kegs of "research," the Huber Brewery website has been tapped, putting a smooth, frothy head on an intoxicating pint of internet.
May 16, 2003
The Early Years: Works | 10:20 AM
In 1992, at the tender age of 18, I was required to submit a 25 page portfolio for my writing class. After much discussion, our teacher settled on this definition of a "page" of poetry: 10 lines.
The result: no less than five poems in my portfolio titled "filler," each one a masterpiece of lyrical avoidance, and all exactly 10 lines. Finally, three of these poems are available for public enjoyment.
Filler 4: the final straw
April 07, 2003
From The Files: Drool | 07:35 PM
Being the third in an ongoing series of rare and unpublished works by the author which, for one reason or another, were never presented to the public at large.
March 27, 2003
The Early Years: Works | 01:37 PM
From the tender age of 18 to 22, my comic strip "Tales From The Established Norm" ran in the school paper, and garnered some criticism from my friends, who felt that the storylines ran a bit too close to their own lives for comfort. They claimed, for instance, that the main character, Norm, bore a striking resemblance to me. (This is, of course, ridiculous. I have long hair, Norm had a pompadour.) They alleged that certain events happening in the strip love, breakups, facial hair, student elections, alcoholism, housing problems, bisexuality, failed classes, parole occurred in conjunction with their own similar experiences.
March 10, 2003
From The Files: Penny For Your Thoughts | 12:45 PM
Being the second in an ongoing series of rare and unpublished works by the author which, for one reason or another, were never presented to the public at large.
February 15, 2003
February 11, 2003
From The Files: Me Wee Bairn | 02:20 PM
Being the first in an ongoing series of rare and unpublished works by the author which, for one reason or another, were never presented to the public at large.
January 22, 2003
Book of Ages Sneak Preview | 01:05 PM
The countdown begins to the JA, LS & JVG publishing enterprise Book of Ages (ISBN # 1-4000-5013-8, Crown Publishing, Fall 2003).
January 02, 2003
The Early Years: Early Works | 01:37 AM
SL likes to say "There's no 'off' button on the genius switch." Nowhere is that more evident than in this brilliant Star Wars Parody from my "Pop Art" period.
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