Get It Now: OPERATION: Survive + Koji Steven Sakai

Friday, October 21, 2016

I'm just gonna copy this out from Koji's post:

A few months ago author Nicholas Sansbury Smith asked me to write in his bestselling Extinction Cycle Kindle World series. The books are a culmination of badass military action and well-researched medical science that bring the zombie apocalypse to life in a way never seen before.

I’ve written a story called OPERATION: Survive about a father and son who try to survive the end of the world. You can download my book on Amazon for the low low price of $1.99 (Don’t worry, you don’t need to own a Kindle to read it).

For those that aren’t familiar with the Extinction Cycle you can check out the six books here. As I have said millions of times, one of my favorite zombie book series EVER


I Wonder: Empowering Communities + Business Value (AKA The Tech Field Pays My Bills)

Friday, October 21, 2016


I definitely love all the projects that I've been involved in from a community or arts standpoint, or projects that I'm not a part of, but have gotten to know - because there's truly a sense of community there - pushing for something different, maybe trying to make something better, or maybe just trying to add a new voice, and a new vision.

Not always, but a lot of times, they're based in the arts, media, or social justice, or a combination - and it got me wondering if I should be doing some things outside of that realm focused on technology and business and trying to build the skills and networks of those that can benefit and have a want - all of which in some ways are completely different from the projects I've been involved in or tried to get off the ground.

I've taught some technology before (at a local community center) - and it was great to see the people there just learn and feel empowered, and some of them got jobs after the classes - in part because of them.

In some ways I think tech workers can be (at least at times) in a better place than others to be able to provide education, advice, or a roadmap to either the beginning of a new field, or a more enhanced role in the field.


I'm going to have to think about that one for bit.

Interpretations Winners Announced

Thursday, October 20, 2016


I really liked all of the films and all of the opportunities that the filmmakers will be getting - what more could you ask for?

So definite kudos to everyone involved.

Check out all of the winners down @

MV: Big Phony (빅 포니) - "Hanging on a Thread" + An Rong Xu

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Music video written & directed by An Rong Xu:


Fresh Traditions X Fashion Show (10th Anniversary) November 6th

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Sunday, November 6 at 6 PM - 10 PM

255 6th St E,
Saint Paul,
Minnesota 55101

FB Show And Ticket Info @

Direct Event Brite Tix Info @

Note that it doesn't look like anything is available for purchase yet (asks for a code), but sounds like it should be up and running in the next day or so.

P.S. Even If You Don't Smell You Still Need To Wash It

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

We all know by now some of us don't smell but I'd just say don't let that get to your head because if you do, you're probably not getting any head -

That's for the girls and the boys btw.

No one's gonna be feeling you.

You're just gonna be left not getting felt.

Headless and zipped up like it's -30 with windchill.

Even if you gotta spit shine it on your way to work, in the bathroom, or just when no one's looking - at least give them the basic car wash you know?

All right.

Keep it fresh.


If you vote Trump you vote for Humpback whales being scorched from the earth by fire bombs dropping from the sky starting the process of human extinction - a series of events more catastrophic than the next.......eeek!


3X Monday Covers (AKA Can Someone Make Joseph Vincent A Mega-Star Already? AKA Close To Chainsmoking Away The Weekend): Into You (with KOLAJ), Starboy (With David Chen), And Closer

Monday, October 17, 2016

Apparently I Can't Spell...

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

#editor #where #art #thou?

Kickstart It: The Big Bachi Film + Derek Shimoda + Naomi Hirahara + Oliver Ike + Mark Tasaka + Koji Steven Sakai

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Definitely sounds like a great project and film that I'll want to see - and with great names attached to it I guess I'd just expect it to be good?

Back the project @

Random Stuff That's Tough To Do With One Hand (AKA You Probably Guessed One)

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

1. Opening jars. I really do need that other hand.

2. Beating myself senseless because somehow I missed becoming a backer for Snakehead the movie.

3. Cutting my nails.

4. Flipping off the TV with both middle fingers when I'm watching the debates (and btw, how can you still be undecided?).

5. Masturbating. I mean, I'm not trying to say anything about anything, but give it a try. Where do you hold the kleenex? Who's got next and who's got the balls? What if you need to press a key on the keyboard?

6. Typing of any sort. I was getting decent with one hand though.


That's it.

You're A First: Elaine Quijano + First Asian American Moderator For A Presidential Campaign Debate

Tuesday, October 04, 2016

1. Awesome.

2. Doesn't MSNBC usually put the name of the moderator up there?

3. She's only 42.

4. Second generation Filipino American.

5. Quijano is an NY CBSN anchor, CBS News correspondent, and anchor of CBS Weekend News.

Movies I Don't Need To See To Know They're Bad: The Asian Connection (AKA Another Steven Seagal Crapfest)

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

Perusing Redbox I stumbled upon the DVD cover and couldn't resist finding out a little more - and with an "endorsement" like this (among other things) the film speaks for itself:

If you're reading this review of the Steven Seagal vehicle "The Asian Connection," it is probably too late to dissuade you from seeing almost any other movie. I get it: you want to see a movie with a vaguely racist-sounding title starring the has-been star of cheesy action films like "Hard to Kill," "Marked for Death," and "Above the Law." These films are bad, but in an endearingly disastrous way. The same is basically true of "The Asian Connection," a lousy bank heist flick and one of Seagal's most engagingly tacky recent efforts. I want to defend this movie, but it's so bad that I must warn you: if you watch this film knowing that it is Steven-Seagal-wearing-a-du-rag-and-glowering-impassively-at-attractive-young-women bad, you will get what you pay for. That's both an endorsement and a warning.
Err...bloated, old, racist, pervy Seagal for 100 please?

Broken Wrist = A Few Less Posts

Sunday, September 11, 2016

Should be self explanatory, but probably not a ton of posts for the next couple of weeks as my left wrist is broken and it needs time to get casted and get into a healing rhythm.


P.S. Matt Lauer #currygate

Friday, September 09, 2016

I didn't like you anyway and apparently people behind the scenes aren't so fond of what you just did either (that's why Lester Holt has upstaged you):

Behind the scenes, NBC execs concede Matt Lauer forum performance was "disaster"

And you remember why I didn't like you don't you?

#currygate #imstillinvestigating #youlose

Vote Now: The Interpretations Top 15

Thursday, September 08, 2016

Oh hellz yeah.

Top 15.

Gotta watch 'em.

You should too.

Watch. Vote. Spread the word.

A list of the finalists:

DADDY DAY directed by Faroukh Virani
HIT OR MISS directed by Kristine Gerolaga
ICE CREAM DREAMS directed by Shea William Vanderpoort
LILY directed by Angela Park
NUTS directed by Leon Cheo
PAPER CHILDREN directed by Jeff Gadigan
PREY directed by Matthew King
REAL directed by Hiroshi Hara
SCARE ME directed by Elaine Loh
SINGULARITY directed by Tom Choi
SKETCH directed by Jason M. Klein
SOCKS FOR YOU! directed by Rommel Andaya
SWING directed by Andrew Pang
THE MAJESTIC MR. JESSE directed by Lawrence Chen
WINGMAN directed by Julia Chang