Friday, January 30, 2009

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

An Open Letter to Brad Pitt

Dear Brad:

Congratulations on your Oscar realize 2008 was a subpar year for movies, right?

It was.

Benjamin Button was a Forest Gump ripoff. The only difference: Button swapped borderline retardation for a reversed aging process. And some would say Kate Blanchett is better looking than Robin Wright Penn. This is a moot point.

I prefer Robin Wright Penn's Bohemian look to Blanchett's more classical, porcelain beauty anyways.

That is neither here nor there.

Also, you look kind of old. It was like in Oceans 13, you looked like normal Brad. then in Babel you looked really old. The clock is tickin'. So maybe it is a good thing you're nominated. Before too long your face will look like Robert Redford's—like luggage. And, you won't be able to play those crucial heartthrob roles you used to.

It's part of the game I suppose.

You'll probably take home an Oscar in March, but realize this: 2008 movies were horrible.

Best Regards,

Adam Stephen Hook

p.s. Lose the Freddie Mercury mustache.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


I picked this up on Diplo's site today. It's a big 'ol megamix—perfect for a run/workout. I actually just listened to this and it's annoying the hell out of me. Don't download it. If you're feeling adventurous today, check it out. But be forewarned.

From now on, I will preview the music I share with you. 1000 apologies.
Download for free here.

via Mad Decent.

Daily Laugh

This is real. And there's actually a story behind this. Apparently this pig is afraid of mud—so his owners bought him some rad little galoshes.

Check the rest of the story out here.

via TFP.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

New(er) Girl Talk Album

If you're throwing a party and you're not sure what music to play, Girl Talk is money.

I uploaded the entire new album on YouSendIt so you can download it for free. Get it within a week or you're SOL.

Tuesday, January 6, 2009

Internet Radio

One of my favorite ad agencies in the world, Wieden+Kennedy, started an Internet radio station—they call it WK Radio. You can listen to it here or in your iTunes window.

I've been listening WK radio for a few minutes now, and I'm not super blown away by their selection.I suppose I'll give it a chance for an afternoon.

This brings me to a personality quirk of mine: I judge people by their musical selection. If I'm at a party and someone's playing Brim Full of Asha I might think it's cool—if done ironically. But if there's not a mixup of some truly good music, I cannot possibly enjoy the party. In fact I will stew about it for the next few days.

"What the hell were they thinking?" I'll remark to anyone within earshot. "Don McLean's best hits? At a kegger?"

Moral of the story: I have impeccable taste in music...often I'm too picky about it.

Monday, January 5, 2009

Fashion Reminder

Just because your motto is "It's fine in 0-9," doesn't give you complete liberty to dress like a douche this year.
Refrain from wearing this stuff:
  • Jeans with holes in them (everyone)
  • Pointy shoes with your jeans with holes in them (dudes)
  • Affliction shirts (everyone)
  • Ed Hardy (everyone)
  • Earrings (for dudes)
  • Goatees (for dudes and girls)
  • Pretty much anything with a skull on it (mostly dudes)
  • Doc Martens (everyone)
  • Distressed baseball caps with overly bent brims (everyone)
  • Dirty shoes (everyone except transients)
Keep your fashion "fine in 0-9."

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thursday, January 1, 2009

New Year's Resolutions

Normally I'm not too big on making a big deal about New Year's goals. Too quickly, it turns into a passive-aggressive way to tell people about how cool or how goal-oriented a person is. All that aside, here's a few goals I've been thinking about:
  • Graduate from Portfolio Center
  • Become a better writer
  • Get a job at an ad agency on my top five list
  • Ride my mountain bike on a trail at least one time every month of the year
  • Read at least 12 novels
  • Eat healthier
  • Become more outgoing
  • Manage money better
  • Do at least 10 pull ups
  • Smile more