Saturday, December 31, 2011

December in Photos

Moon and Jupiter
N8 | Moon and Jupiter

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N8 | Griffith Observatory at night

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N8 | Sunrise over Los Angeles

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N8 | Scott Pilgrim marquee at the New Beverly Cinema

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N8 | deadmau5 at the Hollywood Palladium

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N8 | Penn Ward with the Doorknockers

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N8 | Los Angeles Sister Cities

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N8 | Christmas Tree in Little Tokyo

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N8 | Battle Royale Cosplay at the Silent Movie Theater

Friday, December 30, 2011

Year in Rock: 2011

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N8 | March - Lords of Acid - Club Nokia


N8 | March - The Bountiful Hearts "Out of Key" - Three Clubs


N8 | May - Ghostland Observatory "Sad Sad City" - Club Nokia


N8 | May - Rammstein - "Feuer Frei (conclusion)" - Jimmy Kimmel Live


N8 | August - Glitch Mob "Derezzed" - Club Nokia

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N8 | September - MC Chris - Troubadour

Jane's Addiction
N8 | October - Janes Addiction - Jimmy Kimmel Live

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N8 | November - Eyeshine

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N8 | November - They Might Be Giants - Amoeba Records

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N8 | November - Radioactive Chicken Heads - Steve Allen Theater

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N8 | November - Mute Math - Windows Phone Market Event


N8 | December - Deadmau5 - MouthTapedShut- Hollywood Palladium

Pretty good year.  Looking forward to Mindless Self Indulgence and Rammstein in 2012

Sunday, December 04, 2011

Nintendo at the LA Auto Show

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N8 | A view of the Nintendo 3DS booth

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N8 | The Mario Kart 7 backdrop

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N8 | Luigi's kart

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N8 | Mario's glider kart


I got to test out Mario Kart 7 while at the LA Auto Show.  It was a lot of fun.  The 3D is very well done.  The new items were interesting.  I never figured out how to use the 7 super item.  Mario Kart 7 is a blast to play with other people.  Highly recommended!


Saturday, December 03, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Small cars of the LA Auto Show

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N8 | The Volkswagon Beetle

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N8 | Mini Cooper S

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N8 | Smart Car Electric with Bike Rack





Tuesday, November 29, 2011

At the LA Auto Show

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N8 | View from the top of the Toyota booth


Last Sunday I attended the 2011 LA Auto Show.  It was pretty crowded and I didn't get to do as much as I would have liked.

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N8 | Mitsubishi electric concept

I spent the first hour checking twitter to see the Chargers score.  I didn't realize I could just sit in a car and listen to the radio.

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N8 | Hot Wheels Hot Rod


Ford had a really cool 5 screen google maps interactive display.  I forgot to take a picture of it : (
I noticed most people looked up where they lived.  Some people looked up the pyramids in Egypt.


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N8 | The Mini Slot machine


What I loved about the Mini booth was this slot machine.  The three slots on the screen were projected on the roofs in the background


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N8 | There's 2 gigs in that thing





Monday, November 28, 2011

Friday, November 25, 2011

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Goofing with the Camera Lover Pack

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N8 | The sun effect


App testing
N8 | That Instragram look

I'm not big on camera apps.  These are from the Camera Lover Pack.  I use them once and forget I installed it.  I don't think I've used molome in months.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy TARDIS Day

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N8 | The TARDIS lands at San Diego Comic Con


48 years ago today, BBC aired the first episode of Doctor Who.  I began watching last Summer.  That's a lot of catching up to do.


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

In the window

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N8 | Don't Blink

Parked on a street near the Hollywood Improv and saw this window display.  Reminds me of a weeping angel from Doctor Who.

Monday, November 21, 2011

Sunday, November 20, 2011

Tomorrow

The Steve Allen Theater is the place to be Saturday nights at midnight.  Ron Lynch hosts Tomorrow, a variety show that has been running for 6 years now.  Last night's show had a performance from the Radioactive Chicken Heads, a pianist, a burlesque dancer, "Jesse Ventura", skits, and lots of standup. 

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N8 | The Hosts of Tomorrow from Yesterday

The show last night was one of the best.  Kate Micucci showed up and sang a song.  Brendon Small and Craig Anton showed up and did silly stuff with Ron Lynch and the Doorknockers.  There was a stretch where I was laughing for 15 minutes straight.

Tomorrow is dark for December and returns in January. 

Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Theme Building at LAX

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N8 | Encounter Restaurant

Someday I'll go inside.  The restaurant used to spin around, that must have been cool.


Friday, November 18, 2011

Toy Run in Little Osaka

Earlier this week I visited a small neighborhood in west Los Angeles some call Little Osaka.  I visited the Giant Robot stores and some of the shops.  Lots of yummy smells in the area.  My main purpose of the visit was to visit the market there.

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N8 | Gokaiger candy

The market has Kamen Rider and Super Sentai toys.  I can't find this stuff like this when I visit Little Tokyo. I saw some Fourze and Gokaiger toys.

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N8 | Gokai Galleon

Inside the box is a little model kit and a piece of candy.  Pretty simple toy to make.  I definitely need to make another visit.



Thursday, November 17, 2011

They Might Be Giants at Amoeba Records

I found out Monday night that They Might Be Giants would be playing a show at Amoeba Records in Hollywood. I got there about an hour early.  I found a great spot in the second row.  Underneath the record racks was a stool I sat on while I waited.

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N8 | In store marquee

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N8 | They Might Be Giants

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N8 | You can see the drummer in this one

They played for about half an hour.  I was very pleased they played Istanbul.  They also played Alphabet of Nations.  Good times were had.