Archive for April, 2008

[net_life] So That’s What It’s Like To Be A Co-Conspirator

Posted in net_life on April 30, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1525. I mentioned that I got a chance to get with a handful of very select people to give propers and feedback to MyDamnChannel.com (which is, as of now, the coolest site on the net, even moreso than PMerc’s Blogtown (yea, I said it) and have myself counted as a co-con.

Here’s the incriminating evidence on their blog, The Night Feed.

I am, to be sure. so cool you don’t know I’m cool. Of course, the problem with that is the part where nobody knows I’m cool; c’est la guerre, mon cher. But they do.

And the Big Fat Brain guys who rool my world? Oh, not much; just the subject of an article at Time magazine. You know, no big whoop.

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[net_life] So That’s What It’s Like To Be A Co-Conspirator

Posted in net_life on April 30, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1525. I mentioned that I got a chance to get with a handful of very select people to give propers and feedback to MyDamnChannel.com (which is, as of now, the coolest site on the net, even moreso than PMerc’s Blogtown (yea, I said it) and have myself counted as a co-con.

Here’s the incriminating evidence on their blog, The Night Feed.

I am, to be sure. so cool you don’t know I’m cool. Of course, the problem with that is the part where nobody knows I’m cool; c’est la guerre, mon cher. But they do.

And the Big Fat Brain guys who rool my world? Oh, not much; just the subject of an article at Time magazine. You know, no big whoop.

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[zeitgeist] Missions Accomplished

Posted in liff, sarcasm, us_politik on April 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1524. In the battle against the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, major combat operations against angry black pastors who said something impolite years ago have ended.

We can now move on to real threats against national security, such as prefab pop stars who accidentally gave away their innocence to Annie Liebowitz and Vanity Fair magazine. It was impossible not to comment after reading this article and seeing Miley do the flipflop.

Before (via EW):

I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie.

Skanky. She said it wasn’t in a skanky way. Which is cool because all of us were worried that Hannah Montana would come off as skanky.

After:

I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.

Oh. Well, that’s all settled then.

Manufactured pop stars: Can’t live with ’em; can’t round ’em up and shoot them on a one way rocket ride to the sun.

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[design_tools] Easter Egg Report: Taste The Rainbow with InDesign CS3

Posted in Uncategorized on April 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1523. The credit for this one must be given to South Pasadena CA-based Kathleen McGuinness, who you can visit at http://www.mcgraphics.com.

InDesign Easter Egg StrokesI had trouble finding InDesign CS3’s easter eggs, but she’s come up with a good one. It involves strokes, with five cool and funny designs you can reveal just by creating the correct names in the New Strokes dialog (from the left in the illustration):

  1. Feet
  2. Happy
  3. Lights
  4. Woof
  5. Rainbow

When creating the Rainbow style be sure to use the dropdown to create it as a stripe, not as a dash.

(NB: "Taste The Rainbow" just so happened to be an easter egg in QuarkXPress, where if you created a new stroke style and called it "taste the rainbow", you got a rainbow stroke.)

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[zk_news] Progressive Radio Host Sees PDX Clearly With Image From ZehnKatzen Design

Posted in digital photography, my_happy, Samuel John Klein, ZehnKatzen on April 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1522.

Downtown Skyline photo joins others for rich scenic Stumptown tapestry

Portland Skyline From Marquam Bridge

Portland, OR – The ZehnKatzen Times – 29 April 2008 – An agreement was reached today that grants The Russ Belville Show rights to use Samuel John Klein’s downtown Portland skyline photo Portland Skyline From Marquam Bridge as an element in the design of his web page, http://radicalruss.com.

The photo, taken from the back seat of a car hurtling over Portland’s Marquam Bridge, shows off one of the best views of downtown Portland, complete with Riverplace riverscape and a dramatic afternoon sky scattered with typically Oregon clouds but still having vast, beautiful areas of blue.

"Much of the civic beauty that is Portland can be seen in this photograph" states the photographer, Samuel John Klein, a Portland-based graphic designer, artist, and writer. "We keep hearing from acquaintances who see this view what a lovely city Portland is, and why it has the reputation it does. We, quite naturally, agree."

The photo can be seen if one surfs to the show’s web page and looks on the left end of the rotating tag-line picture strip, just below the page header itself, where the image itself stands proudly aside other beautiful and famous images of Portland.

The Russ Belville Show is helmed by its namesake, who uses the nom de broadcast "Radical Russ", and broadcasts nationally via XM Satellite Radio channel 163 and locally to the Portland market from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM Saturdays via Portland’s Progressive Talk KPOJ AM 620, who has a fast, frequently funny, and always witty and lively view of progressive issues and the news of the day. It’s also available via free podcast (you can also subrscribe to this via the iTunes store. We do.).

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[zeitgeist] Missions Accomplished

Posted in liff, sarcasm, us_politik on April 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1524. In the battle against the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, major combat operations against angry black pastors who said something impolite years ago have ended.

We can now move on to real threats against national security, such as prefab pop stars who accidentally gave away their innocence to Annie Liebowitz and Vanity Fair magazine. It was impossible not to comment after reading this article and seeing Miley do the flipflop.

Before (via EW):

I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie.

Skanky. She said it wasn’t in a skanky way. Which is cool because all of us were worried that Hannah Montana would come off as skanky.

After:

I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.

Oh. Well, that’s all settled then.

Manufactured pop stars: Can’t live with ’em; can’t round ’em up and shoot them on a one way rocket ride to the sun.

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[zeitgeist] Missions Accomplished

Posted in liff, sarcasm, us_politik on April 29, 2008 by Samuel John Klein Portlandiensis

1524. In the battle against the Reverend Jeremiah Wright, major combat operations against angry black pastors who said something impolite years ago have ended.

We can now move on to real threats against national security, such as prefab pop stars who accidentally gave away their innocence to Annie Liebowitz and Vanity Fair magazine. It was impossible not to comment after reading this article and seeing Miley do the flipflop.

Before (via EW):

I think it’s really artsy. It wasn’t in a skanky way. Annie took, like, a beautiful shot, and I thought that was really cool. That’s what she wanted me to do, and you can’t say no to Annie.

Skanky. She said it wasn’t in a skanky way. Which is cool because all of us were worried that Hannah Montana would come off as skanky.

After:

I took part in a photo shoot that was supposed to be ‘artistic’ and now, seeing the photographs and reading the story, I feel so embarrassed. I never intended for any of this to happen and I apologize to my fans who I care so deeply about.

Oh. Well, that’s all settled then.

Manufactured pop stars: Can’t live with ’em; can’t round ’em up and shoot them on a one way rocket ride to the sun.

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