WordCamp US

I just got back from WordCamp US in Philadelphia. I was there with Torque Magazine, an online WordPress news source, shooting video interviews and sharing them online throughout the event. Throughout the years, I’ve always been that dude with a camera interviewing cool folks as a thin excuse for me just to get a chance to chat with them. I’ve chatted with yo-yoers, musicians, zine makers, and now WordPressers. It’s great!

You can watch all of my WCUS videos here:

We also had some cool swag for this event, including a coloring book that collected the first year of my Torque Toons comics.

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail

Tonight we made a fun little drink called the Sleepy Hollow Cocktail, the recipe for which can be found here. The drink is 2 parts mezcal to one part St. Elizabeth Allspice Dram, with a dash of angostura bitters and an absinthe rinse. The most exciting part of the drink is the garnish, which is a rosemary sprig that’s been lit, then dropped into the drink. It gives it a smoky flavor (obviously) and is just fun to watch.

Sleepy Hollow Cocktail
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Music Video Round Up

Here’s just a collection of some music videos that have made me smile lately. They don’t really have much in common other than they are kind of older and mostly hip hop. Since a few of them (Dizzee’s “I Don’t Need A Reason” and Wiley’s “Numbers”) seem heavily inspired by gif culture, I’m also embedding The Idea Channel’s episode on that topic too.

Dizzee Rascal – Bassline Junkie

Mac Lethal – Weekly Wage

Wiley ‘Numbers in Action’

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Blue Executive Yo-Yo release


Just a heads up that we’ve released one more small batch of Executive yo-yos over on Ernest’s YoYoSF shop. You can buy them here.

This will be the last release we do this year, but hopefully we’ll be back next year with more Executive releases.

More fun with the #executiveyoyo

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Nightmare fuel

After a hard day of internetting, I usually come across one or two particularly cute and uplifting videos. But this week I feel like everything I watch is driving my post-election anxieties rather than easing them.

To be clear, these videos aren’t gross or violent at all. In fact most of them are actually kind of funny, but I feel like each one of them has somehow tapped into some fear I never realized I had before. So grab some popcorn and enjoy this nightmare fuel.

This hamster


Paternoster Elevators

Tay Zonday playing Team Fortress 2

Being passed by a free climber while on a multi-pitch climb

This Squirrel

Creepy Watson