"Now you listen to me, I’m an advertising man, not a red herring. I’ve got a job, a secretary, a mother, two ex-wives and several bartenders that depend upon me, and I don’t intend to disappoint them all by getting myself “slightly” killed."
— Roger Thornhill, North by Northwest (via gaws)
So damn true.
In the recess yard of Our Lady Help of Christians, if you asked a girl out that meant you two were going out. Going where? Nowhere in particular. You were just going out. You guys were dating though you weren’t actually dating. Nevertheless you had a boyfriend or a girlfriend. Maybe you’d go…
A sent me this and I think it is so right.
All advice is autobiographical. YMMV. (V2)
- Steal like an artist.
- Don’t wait until you know who you are to start making things.
- Write the book you want to read.
- The Secret: do good work and put it where people can see it.
- Geography is no longer our master.
- Use your hands.
- Side projects and hobbies are important.
- Be nice. (The world is a small town.)
- Be boring. (It’s the only way you get work done.)
- Creativity is subtraction.
Make Some Noise
This wasn’t really part of the plan, but since this track is out there we wanted to let you hear it here first, or maybe second. Enjoy
A photo series by Drew Downie
1. Frivolous spending of time; dawdling.
2. Playful flirtation.
So, in true dalliant fashion, over seven days I preceded to do nothing actually associated with the project.
Instead, I found myself writing post-its each day attempting to remind myself of the task at hand. Each of the objects in these photos you now see represent what I ended up doing instead, which was exactly the opposite of what I should have been doing from day one.
The 12th Floor
For one night and one night only, 12 transformed W+K’s southwest elevator into an authentic early 90’s comedy club. Funny man Paul Wig, 12’s funny man-in-residence, acted as host and headliner. The elevator even had a bar, where Sara and Drew spent the night serving Mojitos and various alcohol and Cokes.
4:30-4:50: Paul Wig
4:50-5:10: Jin Ryu
5:10-5:30: Jed Heuer
5:30-5:50: Shaine Edwards (Lounge Singer)
5:50-6:10: Yi-Fan Lu
6:10-6:30: Alexander Barrett’s crowd sourced Roast of Emilio Estevez
Somehow, someway, this was a complete success. Paul was totally classic Paul, Jin ejected himself after 3 minutes, Jed read other people’s tweets in an irish accent, Shaine impressed everyone with his Tom Jones skills, Yi-Fan was totally classic Yi-Fan, and Alex read jokes his weird friends wrote for him. We had crowds of people waiting for the elevator doors to open so they could snap a few pictures and hop on.
There were hecklers. Ademar from studio was one of the worst offenders. Especially when he would only let Alex tell two jokes over and over (honestly, he only had two good jokes).
A lot of people left the elevator asking when we would do it again. The answer is: whenever we get our shit together. Hopefully soon.