Saturday, January 11, 2014

Latke for Everyone


Here is my friend's dog named Latke. Isn't she sweet?




And here's a bonus pic. Her pet fish!


Thursday, January 2, 2014

Marwencol: An Update



Since my post (which you can read HERE) about my friend Mark Hogancamp is my most popular post to date, it seemed like I should give you guys an update about what's new in Marwencol. Big things are happening! It was recently announced that filmmaker, Robert Zemeckis, has plans to make Mark's life into a feature film! And, of course, Mark will hopefully be played by Leonardo DiCaprio. Of course. Here's the full article from cinemablend.com:
Robert Zemeckis To Direct Adaptation Of Fascinating Documentary Marwencol image

Robert Zemeckis To Direct Adaptation Of Fascinating Documentary Marwencol

Author: Eric Eisenberg | published: October 24, 2013 5:09pm PDT



Back on April 8, 2010 a man named Mark Hogancamp was assaulted by a group of five men outside of a local bar. The beating he recieved was so severe that he wound up being in a coma for nine days and suffered permanent brain damage and almost complete memory loss. Unable to afford the proper therapy and rehabilitation, he began to explore the world through his own imagination and the result was Marwencol, 1/6-scale World War II-era Belgian town that Hogancamp built in his backyard and populated with characters from his own life - including his friends, relatives, and even the teens who attacked him. In 2010 filmmaker Jeff Malmberg believed the story to be fascinating enough to warrant its own documentary, and now, according to The Hollywood Reporter, director Robert Zemeckis is going to turn it into a full fledged feature.

In addition to following the fascinating way in which Hogancamp worked to repair his mind, the documentary also followed the story as the photographs of Marwencol are discovered and published, leading the "artist" to become a figure in the New York art scene.

Caroline Thompson, who previous credits include Edward Scissorhands, The Addams Family, and The Nightmare Before Christmas is handling the screenplay while Universal is backing the project. The feature will reportedly "blend fantasy and reality," much like how Hogancamp's mind works.

After years of exploring the possibilities of motion capture technology, making movies like The Polar Express, Beowulf and A Christmas Carol, this will be Zemeckis' second feature after returning to the world of live action filmmaking. Last year he began this comeback with Flight, which received a largely positive critical response and Oscar nominations for both Best Actor (Denzel Washington) and Best Original Screenplay (John Gatins).

Whether or not the movie will end up being Zemeckis' next project remains a bit of a mystery. Late last year it was reported that the director was interested in re-teaming with Forrest Gump/Cast Away/Polar Express star Tom Hanks on the sci-fi story Major Matt Mason, but he the filmmaker is also attached to helm both the young adult novel adaptation Chaos Walking and a possible Who Framed Roger Rabbit sequel. Personally, I really hope Marwencol is next as it not only sounds like the most original premise in the group, but also because I would love to see what Zemeckis could do with the material.

Friday, December 27, 2013

2014



Isn't this a downer as a picture for New Year's?


It's almost the New Year, kids! Are any of you into resolutions and all that? I'm usually not, but maybe that's why I am not a billionaire or supermodel yet. Maybe not making resolutions is what has been holding me back this whole time, you know? What are some of your resolutions?

Not keeping up with this here blog makes me feel mighty guilty - it's been weighing on me big time, so I'm going to kick-it-up and really put an effort into bringing you great readers new content. I'm also going to try my hardest to become a super successful supermodel, business icon - someone that people will be jealous of and look up to for inspiration - is that too much responsibility for one resolution? I don't know how these things work! Ok, one more. I'll also try not to post cliched paragraphs on this website; for example, a post about resolutions before New Year's. I mean we've all read these things before, right?

Anyway, HAPPY 2014!!! I hope all of your resolutions come true and feel free to post any tips on resolutions or New Year's or even your New Year's outfits. I'm just very curious. Great, thanks.



Friday, December 6, 2013

DAD CONTEST: HAPPY BIG ANNIVERSARY POST


Hey Y'all! In honor of this blog's second anniversary I'm holding a CONTEST!! Exciting! I'm hoping this will be the first of many contests (I've got big plans, you guys, so keep checking back ~ PRIZES! FAME!)! For this contest send in your funniest, coolest dad shots. 

It's going to be hard to top my dad, Paular Bear: 

**Absolute twins**

Or my friend, Alissa S.'s dad who was even featured on dadsonvacation, as per my recommendation:


AND, has his own billboard:

Go, Dino!


Anyway, we all love dads so throw those entries at me, you guys! There will be a PRIZE!!! The winner will be featured on the blog and will receive a photo and perhaps an exotic gift of some kind ~ surpriZes!!!

Can't wait to see what you dig up!

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Sixties Chic

Hey Guys! Sorry about that! You guys must have been waiting here so patiently! You all were probably on the edge of your seat waiting for the BIG ANNIVERSARY OF THE BLOG post, but I'm going to do that next time! I think a month behind schedule isn't too too bad, right? 

Here's a little nugget to keep you guys satisfied. Let me know what you think about this one. I've been doing a project where I take family/regular portraits throughout the history of photography. This one is in progress. This is 1960s. But don't worry there will be more to this pic! 

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Cool Dads: Part 1

You know how there are cool dads in this world and then there are really cool dads? 

 Like this one:


Or this one:




Or this one:

But here is a really cool, real-life dad who is cool. Really cool. Rockstar cool.





For more cool dads check out http://dadsonvacation.tumblr.com/

For more from the rockstar dad check out: http://johnsherry.com