Lost In Darkness And Distance

I'm sorry. I believe that you're the only one of you there's ever gonna be.

Thursday

I found $21 on the ground while walking to work. 

At work, a little girl said to me, “Hi, Karl!”  When I told her my name was Josh, she said, “Oh.  Well, you look like a Karl!”  She then challenged me to draw a heart.  I accepted her challenge.  When she saw my little heart (in red ink ballpoint pen, of course), she said, “Wow.  I’m not even going to draw one because your heart is waaaaaay better than mine.  You win.”

I gave her the heart. :)

After work, I went over to my grandmother’s house and had some Jimmy John’s delivered.  I got a bag of salt & vinegar kettle chips, a quarter-cut pickle and their #11 Country Club (ham & turkey) on wheat bread with Italian vinaigrette.

I watched Will Vinton's Claymation™ 1990 Halloween special, "Comedy Of Horrors".  It had it’s moments and the animation was very impressive but I didn’t like it nearly as much as his "Christmas Celebration".

I worked out.  After it had stopped raining, I walked home.  Amazingly, I heard Man Parrish's "Hip Hop, Be Bop (Don’t Stop)" while walking.  This made me want to watch Shaun Of The Dead again.  Now that I’ve showered, I think I’ll do just that.

Goodnight.  Don’t let the zombies bite!

Goodnight, Followers. 

I’ll tuck you all in to the soothing sounds of Thomas Newman.

 A few hours ago, my brother and I watched some of Creepshow. 
Leslie Nielsen was a versatile actor.  In the segment titled “Something To Tide You Over” he proved he could be just as menacing as he was funny.  I also think he would’ve taken Ted Danson in a fight.

 A few hours ago, my brother and I watched some of Creepshow

Leslie Nielsen was a versatile actor.  In the segment titled “Something To Tide You Over” he proved he could be just as menacing as he was funny.  I also think he would’ve taken Ted Danson in a fight.

(Source: the-red-corpse)

Morning commute through London in Shaun Of The Dead.
Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright traveled back through time and stole my script for this film.  I’ll vlog about that soon.  

Morning commute through London in Shaun Of The Dead.

Simon Pegg and Edgar Wright traveled back through time and stole my script for this film.  I’ll vlog about that soon.  

The Soft Yellow M&M and I are watching Twilight Zone: The Movie.  We’re comparing John Lithgow's performance in this film to William Shatner's in the original TV episode.  Shatner was much more cool about seeing the gremlin.  Lithgow loooses it!  I love his performance in this segment. :) 

"THERE’S A MAN ON THE WING OF THIS PLANE!!!"

Just listen to the music that cues the arrival of Bob Hoskins' character in The Long Good Friday

I want this music to play every time I enter a room.

So Matilda’s strong young mind continued to grow, nurtured by the voices of all those authors who had sent their books out into the world like ships on the sea. These books gave Matilda a hopeful and comforting message: You are not alone.

—Roald Dahl, Matilda (via thegirlandherbooks)

(Source: observando, via openellbey)

The steps of Drayton Avenue Presbyterian Church in Ferndale, Michigan.  Most nights, I sit here for a little while, think and watch traffic go by.  It’s one of my favorite places.

This wasn’t exactly a peaceful night though.  A few minutes after I shot the footage from which the above screen caps were taken, I witnessed a high speed police chase that resulted in a collision. 

Who needs an actual tattoo when you can just draw something different on yourself every day?  It’s the Old English D.  The D was done with permanent marker.  The outline was done with a ballpoint pen.

Who needs an actual tattoo when you can just draw something different on yourself every day?  It’s the Old English D.  The D was done with permanent marker.  The outline was done with a ballpoint pen.

365nerds:

August 18th: Autograph Collection

Josh shares his autograph collection with us 

My first video for 365Nerds!  Half of it is just me goofing off and petting my cat.  The voice I’m doing in the beginning…he’s just a character I thought up after pressing record.  “Barry Blue Shirt” sounds like a non-threatening pirate but I envisioned him as a 19th century British resurrectionist (grave robber).  His voice is a mix of the narrator of Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior and Dana Carvey's impression of Keith Richards.

One more of Ole’ Green Eyes.  Caption this!

One more of Ole’ Green Eyes.  Caption this!

"I have always depended on the kindness of gigantic strangers!"
This screen cap cracked me up.  It’s from a lighting test for my first 365Nerds video.  After having a look at this, I decided to shave and wear my mom’s reading glasses.
Yes, Nerds, you get it all:  the antique clock, the Star Wars drinking glass, the stacks of National Geographic magazines and the die-cast replicas of the DeLorean from the Back To The Future films.  And, me.  Unfortunately.

"I have always depended on the kindness of gigantic strangers!"

This screen cap cracked me up.  It’s from a lighting test for my first 365Nerds video.  After having a look at this, I decided to shave and wear my mom’s reading glasses.

Yes, Nerds, you get it all:  the antique clock, the Star Wars drinking glass, the stacks of National Geographic magazines and the die-cast replicas of the DeLorean from the Back To The Future films.  And, me.  Unfortunately.

Behold, The Ravages Of Flooding!

Last Monday, we had flooding the likes of which I’d never experienced.  The water in our basement was nearly two feet deep.  After it subsided, we had to throw out a lot of stuff.  So did the neighbors.  It’s unlikely I’ll ever see as much trash out by the curbs as I did today…

Time to shave, Ryals.  And, button up that shirt.  I don’t care if it is your day off.  Nobody wants to see your chest hair.  Here’s what we threw out…

Neighbors to my right…

Neighbors to my left…

And, the caravan of trash directly across the street…

The lady I work with cried when she told me about how she had to throw out all of her daughter’s beds.  She’d kept them all - from crib to the double-size she’d slept in when she moved out - down in her basement.