"I copy that" is walkie-talkie talk for - I understand, will do, gotcha, ok, alright, yup, uh-huh, and much more depending on the inflection of the voice.

Sunday, January 29, 2006

Good so far.

The "birthday weekend" is going well so far. Nice little party, the apartment looks good. We have our new flat panel LCD HDTV, it is very pretty. People had fun. I liked being able to talk to my friends in my apartment - simple and nice.
Xanadu - in pre-party set-up mode.
nearing the end of the night

Then a little karaoke happened tonight. I don't do Karaoke... it's not my thing - I tried anyway. This was my first time in NYC. There are places where you can rent a room by the hour with your own TV and couches and you BYOB.

you are so beautiful, to me.

View this clip on Vimeo
This is my first time try Vimeo on my blog, we'll see how it goes... and do check out the other clip of Dave and Puff the magic dragon.

My real birthday is on monday the 30th. If you need my address for all of the gifts you are sending me, just let me know.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

well, that was fun.

Now, I'm a little ol' blog... so I am easily impressed by a lot of hits. Now that the hub-bub is coming to an end I can say I will now be disappointed when everyone doesn't keep coming back.

As for my photos... yeah, they had a few hits too. I was getting all excited, about a week ago, to break the "50,000" stream views. I figured it would take another couple of weeks. It didn't.

As for my most viewed photo?

yeah. That's a lot for me.

So, thank you IE, Agent Todd, NYPD, the world press and blogs, and you, friendly icopythat reader.

Courtesy: Chad Nicholson

See my photos on MSNBC - "Countdown" with the humorless host - Keith Olberman. They had a segment on Improv Everywhere's No Pants 2k6. I saw a commercial for this show where they said he was as funny and biting as John Stewart. He is not. I did not laugh with him. At him, yes. Charlie Todd, who is also on the video - I guess, called him out on a bad joke... I laughed then.

watch it here.

Monday, January 23, 2006

No Pants Subway Ride with Improv everywhere

Think that title will get me to the top of the google list? Yeah, the event has garnered a lot of press, (Gothamist - Part One [with my photos], Gothamist - Part Two [also with my photos], Gawker [who used my photo],This French Web-zine [photos], Village Voice [who may have credited another's photo to me], NewsDay, All Headlines, NYT, News Tribune, NYPost, Daily News) which is good on the whole, I believe. It wasn't "a publicity stunt" as some have suggested... but it doesn't hurt -I think it brings a few more smiles to a few more faces. Here are my words. Pictures are here.

My Story - I was recruited as a photographer. I like the behind the scenes action, big fan. I watched as around 160+ gather (I like that number, I counted nearly that on my panoramic of the crowd listening to the directions, and there were more not pictured). A good looking mix of people - young and old, male and female, dressed conservative and silly. After listening to the instructions we all head down to the 6 train at the Brooklyn Bridge to go uptown. It was a good choice of trains; it has many stops and goes through very diverse areas all the way to 125th street. We let one train leave the station and all get on the next train.

I was in a "target" train. The IE agents were in the "staging train" and would trickle into my train throughout the ride. The photographers were instructed to "be very discreet" until 23rd street. They were in my car... meaning - I was. I had brought two cameras, my pocket camera and my big honkin' D70 and multiple lenses. I sat in the middle of the train with my iPod on and quietly used my pocket camera like I would do even if I weren't involved with IE. I had an older woman that chose to stand over me rather than sit down, which may have been annoying, but it hid me. I was able to hear the remarks by a group of very excited ladies to my left, "Oh, look!" "look at that one too!" "What? Where are they all coming from?!" "None of them are wearing any pants!"

We hit 23rd Street and I pulled out the big guns, but still stayed subtle. As part of the group and not part of the "press" I felt obliged to keep my status reserved so that everyone could observe without a camera running around. I made my way to one end of the car and shot the first "purchases" of the pants. "Oh, yeah, pants. I could use a pair of pants today." I then made my way to the other end of the train and camped out.

This is when the train stopped. The civilians to my left, mother and son, were very upset the train had stopped. She didn't say anything about the underwear - but she made sure everyone could know how mad she was at the MTA. The civilians to my right, I couldn't tell the relationship, were just laughing. They couldn't stop pointing people out. Then one figured it out, "The train is stopped so that they can sell all of the pants here". Obviously.

I heard Agent Todd wondering with another clothed rider why the train had stopped for so long. Everyone was still in character. We then heard that the train was out of service, we all excited, assuming that we would get on the next train... I even had another agent tell me to get on the next train. I looked for the photo op's. I walked towards the front of the train. I stopped and stood on a railing and got a photo of the crowd. One bystander told me to be careful because it was illegal to take photos in the subway. I thanked her for her advice but told her that I did the research and found out that it is not illegal (read - legal) to take photos in subway. She didn't believe me.

I went further up the train and found a sea of photographers surrounding cops surrounding a handful of IE Agents. We snapped, the crowd got a little rowdy, the cops got defensive. The train rolled away. The next train came and the cops informed us that we were missing our train, and that there was, "nothing to see here". Yes. Yes, they really said it. In fact they said we should, "Move along, now". Maybe it is in the cliche book of cop sayings - and they like saying it and find it funny...

The next train pulled away and the cops realized that they weren't going to have an easy time here... so they moved the prisoners and called for more back up. When we got upstairs there were 8 Agents being detained, about 30 Agents watching, 20 some cops - uniformed and plain-clothed, and about 15 cameras. There became a press section. The officers were pushing back the press. The press were saying "this is my job, I'm just doing my job" to which the officer would reply, "I'm just doing MY job, now back up". Many people were asking the police officers, "what are they being charged with?" and "what's going on?". No one knew... in fact even when two were released they did not know what the ticket in their hands were for. After about 5 minutes the cops became organized enough to clear out the area, I was shuffled around and eventually found a place from which I could hang and watch it all happen.

Then I saw the cuffs. They were actually taking them away. This shocked me. 1, because it was ridiculous and 2, because it was ridiculous. Last time I saw the cops on a IE scene, they did nothing. The time before that they did put people in cuffs but let them go. I believe because of all of the commotion and confusion and press that the cops just wanted to get out of there.

So they ran.

I went back to the Brooklyn Bridge. Snapped a few more photos. Jumped on my Vespa, PurpleRain, and came home. Now it's all over the news and I have gotten photo requests from the village Voice, a French Web-zine, and MSNBC - who will be airing the photos live, with Agent Todd on their 8:00 show (probably around 8:50) tonight.

Mission Accomplished.

in handcuffs without pants

Had a good ol' afternoon. I could put up all the pictures, but I am getting tired... so visit here to see my photos and visit here to hear the rest of it.

ok, one teaser...

obviously he is a threat.

Friday, January 20, 2006

why hasn't anyone told me?!?

ok... so you did tell me, you all did, for months -nay- years now...

Channel 101... and its New York sister, Channel 102.

Just when you were going to give up on the internet, hours of video to put on to your new shiny iPod video.
Every month, five-minute TV shows are screened before a live audience, who vote on which shows they'd like to see continue.

Winning shows return to Channel 102 [or channel 101] a month later with new five-minute episodes.

Losing shows are cancelled, never to be heard from again.

But new pilots are always welcome.

Oh, Twigger, Laser Fart, The 'Bu, Computerman... and for those of you who were wondering where the Family Guy "kicked in the nuts" came from - right here.

Thursday, January 19, 2006


First - I got my vespa today. It is amazing.
Second - Mel Gibson has lost it. He is crazy. This is found ala Glennis.

Please do this. You will thank me... and her... and the guy that pointed it out to her.

Follow these steps EXACTLY.

1. Go to this website: http://www.apple.com/trailers/touchstone/apocalypto/
2. Watch the entire trailer for Mel Gibson's new movie: Apocolypto.
3. After you have watched the whole thing, fast forward the trailer to the point just after the naked pregnant chick.
4. Now click forward with your > button frame by frame.
5. You'll know when to stop.
6. Now thank me and Glennis and her friend Gregor for making your day.

Wednesday, January 18, 2006

Jury questionnaire

I received my "juror qualification questionnaire". It isn't a jury duty or a summons... but I really want to go. I have for a long time. Most recently when I found out the power a juror has.

Some of you may remember this post, it was pretty good.

I still have to wait another week for the vespa. poo.

Sunday, January 15, 2006

this "friend" of mine...

who likes giving advice?

Wednesday, January 11, 2006

"the people"

This is a perfect example of why normal people shouldn't vote.

George Lucas could have been president during the 1980's... but not after he added in the digital effects to the originals, and true, Star Wars Trilogy - blasphemy - and definitely not with the newest installments... this is neither the time nor the place for that discussion.

The peoples' choice awards are the democratic oscars.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

I'm so excited...

and I just can't hide it.

I get it a week or so.

oh, and if anyone wants a new old computer, give me a ring, I'll sell you mine.

...oh, and one more thing...

you know you are an apple dork when the above phrase makes your heart beat faster.

I know you are wondering what was the first broadway musical I ever saw... well, it's Phantom - which is now the longest running show on broadway, ever. I'm old.

hey, you married people, watch out - "being completely naked during the act of coitus annuls the marriage"... yes, that's only in Egypt but don't worry, there is an opposing side which says, "Nothing is prohibited during marital sex, except of course sodomy."

more photos soon. I think I am going look at mopeds now.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

it was a nice day -

I went on a walk
my brother had improper footwear
I like how she matches

and looked at some stars.
many in motion

Tuesday, January 03, 2006

silly chad...

So, I erased my last petty, bullying post.

Won't do that again, silly chad...

ANYWAY, Hawai'i...

yesterday I swam with sea-turtles.
my new friends

Today I went to a couple coffee plantations.
like wine, in hawaii... exept coffee


I went Surfing (no pictures yet) and to a luau. wee. cheese - but amazing food, it all has been so far.

it's a hard knocks life.

Monday, January 02, 2006

I made it.

I'm in Hawwii. After starting to party at 8pm and playing until getting on the plane at 630am. I stayed in my tails on the plane for the next 12 hours. Now it's bed time, but first, here are a few shots from my New Years.

post lapdance

party room

now, this is funny for the background

JFK about to get on the plane at 630am