Shambot! Fri, 04 Oct 2013 21:14:36 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Video Treat for lingering Shamboteers Wed, 24 Oct 2012 05:31:11 +0000 For a quite some time I’ve been sporadically working on this animation idea, and have FINALLY finished it! It’s based on a video I took of my cousin playing one of his songs when I visited Vancouver a while back. I’m pretty satisfied with the result, so I hope you like it!
(Watch HD if you can)

Thank you Ben Thompson for your patient help and waking up early with me the day we made this !!!

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some pretty pictures Mon, 18 Jul 2011 17:59:23 +0000 Here are some pretty pictures of our picturesque honeymoon vacation to Kauai, Hawaii. Taken with a Yashica-A medium format camera. (Insert Jurassic Park theme music here.)

Whatchu guys workin on? I know you’re workin on SUMTHIN.

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I’m going to be a good teacher. Fri, 15 Apr 2011 13:20:15 +0000 One of the fun things I’ve learned in teacher school is that kids, particularly very young kids, are suuuuuper stupid. CHECK IT OUT.

BONUS: The last part will teach you how to totally cheat little kids out of gram crackers.

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Baseball Cards!?!? Sat, 09 Apr 2011 22:59:33 +0000 Today while pet-sitting at my parent’s house, I decided to look through my books of favorite baseball cards. I don’t think I had opened up the box they were in since the turn of the Millennium. To wet your appetite, here’s an awesome Pepsi contest gameboard I had stashed inside there from the late 90’s. I think the idea was to collect bottle caps with words on them, and when you had built the phrase, you won the prize. Due to the pop-culture theme, the phrases had a shelf life shorter than the Pepsi (burn!).

Baseball cards after the break… I’ve picked out some of my favorites. You can see the rest in Picasa.

Sweet Tom Kelly Autographed card.

Check out the awesome label work on this book of cards.

Roberto Alomar was my favorite player (he was inducted into the Hall of Fame this year, which I think precipitated this review of my collection). I have about 110 of his baseball cards. This autograph card was a prize inside a case of 20 packs. Pure luck!

Here’s a super-fancy Roberto Alomar card. In the Mid-90s baseball cards started to get pretty fancy (so that the baseball card companies could increase their profit margins).

This was tied for my favorite with the Slideshow card.

Joe Carter was my 2nd favorite. He hit a walk-off home run to win the 1993 World Series. Only the 2nd player ever to do that. Also, this might be the best baseball card picture ever.

John Olerud was a nerd. However I think this is one of my favorite baseball card designs.

Carlos Delgado actually turned out to be a big deal for awhile. He was a rookie when I stopped paying attention to baseball. He’s a handsome dude

Frank Thomas… sliding like a debutante.

This card was my Dad’s. It’s a 1961 Topps Mickey Mantle. In mint condition they’re worth around $500, but this one probably isn’t in good enough condition to sell.

This was probably high-tech in it’s day (1961).

Some examples of my awesome penmanship. Yes I indexed and cataloged my baseball cards, in fact eventually I got a hold of some awesome MS-DOS software to catalog them on a computer.

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Level 5 + Studio Ghibli = Nerdsplosion! Fri, 18 Mar 2011 23:11:52 +0000 “Ni no Kuni” is Studio Ghibli’s first attempt at a video game along side the wonderful development studio Level 5 (Professor Layton series), and it is going to be released on the Nintendo DS and PS3. There will be hand animated cutscenes, and a soundtrack by Joe Hisaishi, who composed almost all the soundtracks for Miyazaki’s films. They haven’t announced a US release, but they have to … right? Where is John Lassiter!?


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Cool. Fri, 25 Feb 2011 21:27:06 +0000

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FAMOUS Tue, 25 Jan 2011 04:58:34 +0000 Last summer while I still had a part time job (and thus was on the road at 3:00 in the afternoon when this was taken) I saw the Google street-view-mobile driving through the neighborhood and tried to follow it before I got bored and gave up. You can follow my adventures if you start here and keep going up Victoria towards Grand Ave.

But if that’s boring, I’ve chronicled my adventures in three illustrated chapters (1. Oblivious, 2. Realization, 3. Giving Up), attached for your viewing pleasure.

p.s. And yes, I did in fact post this on facebook, but Ben posted that extra adorable lunch video on facebook too, so I think I have the right… even though this is not half as cute.

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Lip Dub – Video Killed the Radio Star Thu, 20 Jan 2011 23:47:47 +0000

Found this little gem while looking through old stuff on my computer. Figured we never made it into a lip dub, so I promptly fixed that!

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Lunchtime! Thu, 20 Jan 2011 17:43:51 +0000

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SmartHistory Wed, 19 Jan 2011 14:56:03 +0000 Screenshot of
Have you seen If you have any interest in art and/or history you’ll like browsing through the site. Apparently it’s supposed to be a virtual art history text book, but completely free. Definitely worth a look.

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Amazing Title Credits – Enter The Void Sat, 08 Jan 2011 19:04:27 +0000 I haven’t seen the movie yet, but the title credits are awesome and like nothing I’ve seen in a film before. Apparently the majority of the rest of the film is shot in first person POV which sounds interesting…

(If the beginning gets old just skip to about a minute in.)

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Kinect on Mac Mon, 03 Jan 2011 15:48:10 +0000

Kinect on Mac, originally uploaded by artgoeshere.

I recently got a Kinect for the Xbox BUT I hooked it up to my computer instead. So far I’ve done…. nothing with it.

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Portlandia Mon, 20 Dec 2010 16:37:40 +0000 Coming to IFC, Portlandia.

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Erasing Footsteps during a Snowlift Sat, 04 Dec 2010 17:43:08 +0000

Snow stepping. from Trygve Nordberg on Vimeo.

The Minnesota Waltz in the beautiful snow storm last night. Something’s off here…

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shambot-hibernation: “shamboternation” Fri, 03 Dec 2010 00:25:18 +0000 OR the many faces of chance’s halloween costume

What? Its been two months since everyone went into hibernation mode? No one has posted since before the winter season began you say? Bored? Need some inspiration you say? Well, I’ve got just the thing for you:

Watch closely, as we look back at how Chance’s Halloween costume evolves and changes to match his environment (or moods?):

Initial word vegan correctly representing evil ex-boyfriend #3? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into other words? check.
Rearranging the word vegan into not other words, but possible acronyms instead? check.
Careless evolution into illegible symbols or characters? check.
Drunken reappropriation of tape into random shapes and genitals? check.
Inevitable hammer and sickle? of fuckin’ course!

more halloween party pics here.

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