Sunday, December 25, 2011

Endless Matt, The Series Trailer

Endless Matt, The Series Trailer

Watching this trailer always makes me excited about the coming season and then I remember that I have already seen the episodes of Matt and the 'silly man' and I begin to lose interest.  I mean, how many times can you watch a clip of a man showering, shaving and insulting his neighbor?  Is 'too many' a number? 

What this series really needs is an excellent writer.  Perhaps I will offer my services to 'Endless' Matt and the 'silly man.'

Friday, December 23, 2011



In what can only be described as a classic Endless Matt production, Matt shows another method to a pretty great day.  This episode shows Matt waiting around outside his appartment with the express purpose of greeting a pretty girl.  In doing so, Matt effectively cuts out another suiter.  This 'silly man' in a deer print sweat shirt exacts his revenge.  Based on what we see of him in the episode, I'm not sure that Matt isn't doing this 'silly man' a favor in preventing him from having direct social contact with women.  I know that the women are greatful.  Good job Matt.

Thursday, December 22, 2011

How to be Neighborly

How to be Neighborly

In his video 'How to be Neighborly' Matt Peterson spends nearly three and a half minutes showing us the steps to prepare to greet his neighbors.  Showering, shaving and picking out an appropriate outfit, no task is too mundane for Matt.  After all his hard work he finally greets his neighbor by telling him that his fly is down. 

Matt is just the kind of juvenile neighbor you expect to find in a college dorm.  I think that he should have stuck with the thermal underwear outfit, then he would have qualified to do this in my neighborhood.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Soda Boom

This video, Soda Boom, uses a visual technique called 'masking' where two videos or layers are spliced together.  In this instance it allows the actor to be in two places in the same video.

I have two questions about the creative license here aside from the masking demo.  First, if you could travel back in time to avoid a negative consequence, wouldn't you make sure to go back far enough?  And if you didn't make it the first time, come on, you have the power of time travel.  Try again until you get it right.  Second, who microwaves a can of soda?

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Muir Beach House

I think that most people are like me when I say that I would like to live in a house on the beach.  What could be better?  You have a great view of the ocean, you're always close to the water and your home value is always higher than that of the other saps who live inland. 

As I was sitting on Muir Beach this summer all of these thoughts ran through my head.  Why wasn't this me living in a fantastic house on the beach?  Is it just because I don't want to commute two hours to a town big enough to have jobs that pay well enough to afford a house like this?  Is it because I can't afford this house in the first place?  I even thought that it might be because there are always people who are visiting the beach and having bonfires on the beach.  Who wants a huge bonfire party outside their house on a work night, every worknight?

I have come to the conclusion that the reason why I don't live in a beach house on Muir Beach, or any other beach, is because none of my family live near the beach.  I'm already pushing the limits of living within driving distance by staying in Reno.  So, like everything else about my life that bothers me, it must be someone else's fault.  Come on family, give me a break and move closer to the beach.

Wednesday, December 7, 2011


Between my office and the main road is an open field that has no real business being undeveloped just a block off the freeway in Reno, NV.  It might be an unlikely, unused property but it is really nice to see when I need to look at something farther away than my computer screen.  The cattails in the picture are going to seed later than they might in colder climates but they looked extremely rustic in the creek flowing through the field this morning.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Fremont Street Experience - Las Vegas

I visit Las Vegas several times a year to visit family but it has been a couple of years since I went downtown to the Fremont Street Experience.  This place has certainly changed.  It has been about seven years since I have been to Fremont Street.  Last time it was a little grungy and scary.  None of the street vendors had kiosks and there certainly weren't any zip lines running overhead.  Can you believe it?  Semi-indoor zip lines in downtown Las Vegas!  What will they think of next (seriously, I would not think anything too outlandish after this).

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Lake Tahoe

Lake Tahoe is a really beautiful destination.  This picture was taken in the spring of 2011.  You can see how high up in the mountains it is.  There is still snow on the mountains. 
It was surprisingly difficult to find access to any beach around the lake.  All the good places are taken up by rich people's houses.  Go figure.