Lullabye

For the past 24 hours, I’ve needed to throw myself into distraction every so often because every time the news really sinks in, tears begin to well up.  There’s no way to accurately measure the impact or influence of somebody on your life, especially someone you’ve never met.

When I was seven years old, I begged my father to construct a corn cob pipe for me so I could be just like Popeye.  I had seen the Robert Altman film and couldn’t believe how the cartoons I knew so well actually became physical realities up on screen. A guy who everyone else knew as “Mork” on TV (I say everyone else because Mork and Mindy was on past my bedtime) had somehow embodied this character and opened certain doors to my imagination that I didn’t know existed.  I pretended for months that I was Popeye and may have even attempted to add a healthy amount of spinach to my diet (although that never really took).

Teachers at school were a tad concerned that I was carrying around some sort of smoking paraphenalia and eventually told me that it would have to be kept in my desk unless we were outside for recess.  Many an afternoon was filled listening to the brilliant Harry Nilsson soundtrack on LP and singing along.  In the following year, I successfully achieved weirdo status by insisting that I wear the same rainbow suspenders to school that Mork wore.

                 

My early exposure to Robin Williams in Popeye was tied closely together with music and for some reason the music emotionally sticks with me even more than the laughter.  It wasn’t until I was a little older that I was introduced to his standup and I followed his career and films like some people collect baseball cards and stats.

The rhythm and pace of comedy is very musical and he was like an accomplished jazz master.  He’s given so many hilarious and touching musical moments that my mind immediately jumps to. Aside from the above clip from Popeye that came to mind, there’s Bruce Springsteen As Elmer Fudd from his standup , Aladdin - Friend Like Me and his performance of Blame Canada at the Oscars in 2000.

Maybe the one that has resonated with me the most over the years is this amazing scene from The Fisher King where his misfit, homeless character has been unwillingly set up on a date with an equally awkward companion.  He starts singing her Groucho Marx’s “Lydia The Tattooed Lady” as the orchestral score blends in with him seamlessly and the camera pulls away beyond the tables, beyond the moment and beyond all trouble.


This guy’s text exchange with his wife who has never seen Star Wars is pure gold.

This guy’s text exchange with his wife who has never seen Star Wars is pure gold.


Nothing keeps a kid’s attention like zombies. #sdcc #walkingdead #ipad (at San Diego Convention Center)

Nothing keeps a kid’s attention like zombies. #sdcc #walkingdead #ipad (at San Diego Convention Center)


Who wore it better: Malifecent Edition. #sdcc (at San Diego Convention Center)

Who wore it better: Malifecent Edition. #sdcc (at San Diego Convention Center)


themrfiggs:

Just a few of the backgrounds from my animated short for Channel101! Screening this Saturday July 26 at 8pm!

For those who noticed I’ve been fairly quiet. Animating and doing the background design for a 5 minute short in two weeks is exhausting. Especially when you snort as much cocaine as I do. Anyways, I’ll be posting a lot more actively now that it’s done.

Fun note: Each painting done in 1 hour or less. 

This looks so amazing!  I wish I was going to be at the screening.  Damn you Nerdfest!


#CHBBQ4TH

#CHBBQ4TH


rickycarmona:

Rehearsing for tomorrow’s “Night of 1,000 Segers” and our boy @braunger catching what is technically known as the “spirit”.

Can’t Wait!  You have to get to this tonight!

rickycarmona:

Rehearsing for tomorrow’s “Night of 1,000 Segers” and our boy @braunger catching what is technically known as the “spirit”.

Can’t Wait!  You have to get to this tonight!



giveablogabone:

Solar freakin’ roadways / Kony 2014

Whatttt???  Amazing idea.


Last year, David Saenz and I shaved our heads in solidarity for a pal with cancer. This year, we’re doing it again for kids cancer research through St. Baldrick’s. We’ll be doing it on Saturday at The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant in Hollywood. Festivities start at 2 and are being hosted by John Kyle Grady. Come join us and donate if you can. Even if you can spare just $6 and go without that afternoon latte, it will help. Thanks guys: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/717279/2014

Last year, David Saenz and I shaved our heads in solidarity for a pal with cancer. This year, we’re doing it again for kids cancer research through St. Baldrick’s. We’ll be doing it on Saturday at The Happy Ending Bar & Restaurant in Hollywood. Festivities start at 2 and are being hosted by John Kyle Grady. Come join us and donate if you can. Even if you can spare just $6 and go without that afternoon latte, it will help. Thanks guys: http://www.stbaldricks.org/participants/mypage/717279/2014


actor:

The Halo Minute’s 100th video.  

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starwars:

#ThisDayInHistory

Not only do I distinctly remember this comic’s release, but I also remember my 5 year old brain not understanding why Darth Vader was GREEN. 5 year old Jay, I got you covered. It still doesn’t make any sense.

starwars:

#ThisDayInHistory

Not only do I distinctly remember this comic’s release, but I also remember my 5 year old brain not understanding why Darth Vader was GREEN. 5 year old Jay, I got you covered. It still doesn’t make any sense.


pluimer:

The new season Upload with Shaq starts airing tonight on TruTV.  Here are some GIFs to honor the occasion

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helloyoucreatives:

Behind the scenes Walking Dead prank