Monday, December 31, 2007

Sunday, December 23, 2007

Last week I was in search for some dependable adhesive at an arts and crafts shop. Casually and debonairly I browsed the adhesive isle when a mother and her young teenage son came next to me. The son was really awkward and wouldn't stop whistling. Only he couldn't whistle properly (it was just raspy air flow) and it was driving me insane because he wouldn't stop no matter how bad and how thoroughly annoying it was. Seriously it was driving me nuts and the mother was completely past feeling. Is that what parenthood brings? I was just about to say some snide remark to her like, "He's quite the whistler, isn't he?" But then I heard the kid speak–and it turned out he was handicapped. OH NO!!! I instantly felt so much guilt for having such insensitive feelings towards such a pure kid. I quickly grabbed my glue and left the isle. Later it happened to be that I was in line behind the mother and son. I watched the son chattering away and fiddling with every object he could get his hands on and it quickly became apparent that this kid wasn't handicapped at all–he was just an awkward young teenager.

Hey Guys! It's Christmas Time!

It's crazy how suddenly Christmas is here. It's come so fast that today is the first day I've even listened to Sufjan's Christmas goodness. How sad. I took my last final last Friday morning, then immediately drove to SLC for cousin W's wedding festivities, and when that ended it hit me that I've hardly done anything to prepare for the holiday. And now two days later I can confidently say I'm ready. Hizah.


It's pretty crazy to be at a point in my life where sleeping in the room where I grew up at isn't quite the same as it used to be. My room has no stripes. Just whiteness and my missionary plaque. It is lovely to be sleeping on a mattress that is long enough for me and plus it's super comfy. It's also lovely to be spending more time with my family. They always make me happy–happier than this.

Wednesday, December 19, 2007

blarby



Another great video from Hot Chip. I can't get this song out of my head. Plus the lead singer is so cute and little.

Tuesday, December 18, 2007


"One of the great tragedies we witness almost daily is the tragedy of men of high aim and low achievement. Their motives are noble. Their proclaimed ambition is praiseworthy. Their capacity is great. But their discipline is weak. They succumb to indolence. Appetite robs them of will."

Friday, December 14, 2007

For last minute Christmas presents click here.

Thursday, December 13, 2007

NERD



Seriously who would make such a video?

Rimando=the best



Saturday, December 8, 2007

futbols



I really like how these fellows' dancings.

Sheesh!!! This week I danced for the first time in well over a month and i felt incredibly rusty. What has the world come too? Remember when half hour dance parties were every week? I really miss those.

Also tonight we had a soccer game, we totally won. Thank you team #9 for not showing up. We all played good against each other and got into zero fights tonight. That's right Pottymouth, no fights.

Friday, December 7, 2007


This is way too much fun

Thursday, December 6, 2007

hmmmm

"It was inexcusable. I apologise," said the 34-year-old Zidane.

Monday, November 26, 2007

Friday, November 16, 2007

Wednesday, November 14, 2007

M4



Initially the only reason I wanted to be friends with Carter because he had a cool older brother. Now I'm only friends with him cause he's a fountain of knowledge about the pedophilia laws.

What Sam saw.

FYI

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Gnar

Dear Alien Ant Farm,
You should never ever touch MJ's songs.

Remember that bike jump? Remember how I talked about that girl crashing on it? Remember how sexy my brother is?



Did I ever tell you about the guy in my neighborhood that could do double backflips and 720s on a sled? No? They also submitted that last clip to America's Funniest Home Videos (post-Bob Saget).

THANKS iMOVIE!!!

Thursday, November 8, 2007

I'm trying to homework.

Am I always as loud as my roommates? Probably yes.

Saturday, October 27, 2007

Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Friday, October 19, 2007

pillows and unfortunate events



I love this.



I saw this movie in the theater just to see the credits.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Monday, October 15, 2007

Mancs

Manchester, UK gave us:


Herman's Hermits
Cleopatra

Georgie Fame and the Blue Flames

Kajagoogoo

The Hollies

Wednesday, October 10, 2007

A day late, a buck short.

When I was a younger lad I really wished I was punk as F@#%. I really wasn't though. I was born and raised in a upper-middle class family. That's as gutter punk as it gets, right? I always wanted to be one of those guys who could dye his hair black and make it look good. As dumb as I was back then I did have the good sense to not dye my strawberry blond hair black. Actually I kind of wish I did do it cause it would be funny to write a blog about how awesome I was. Anyway, back in the day I would often fiercely profess my hatred toward Blink-182 (the sell-outs) to my poser classmates. I think it was because they were the band that people I wanted to be like would have hated. The funny part about it all is that I actually secretly liked their music.

It's interesting how several of the student body officers at my school were into punk too. They were referred to as the "cool kid punks" between me and my friends. They were totally good looking. Somehow they even dressed more punk-like than me, only they wore student body officer jackets too. Oh them and their Bouncing Souls shirts and $40 studded belts. Anyone of them could get any chick in the whole school. But I was totally jealous of them and wished I could be their friend. I made my studded belt and it sucked. The only thing I had on them was that I actually legitimately skateboarded. Somehow I thought that was a requirement to be punk, thanks Dwayne Peters.

I must say that I've seen some of these cool kid punks lately and they're totally rad. I'm sorry I ever had bad feelings towards them. It's funny how things change when you get older.



I'll finally get to my point. Back in the day these cool kid punks would make fun of "Dammit" by Blink 182. They would make fun of it by singing every single word to the song. Probably because they listened to it tons. Like I secretly wanted to. This video is funny because the guys totally are dorks. They wore the type of clothes my mom would buy for me so I could look cool but in reality I totally hated and never wore. Anyway.... yeah.

Sorry Mom. You always tried so hard to do nice things for me, but I never wanted any of it. I love you.

Saturday, October 6, 2007

Ouch.



I'm sure that icepack is doing a lot.

Thursday, October 4, 2007

I hope krylon is next

Okay okay okay. Today the Columbus Crew became the 6th team in Major League Soccer to get a jersey sponsor. Is this really what it's going to look like?
I kind of hope they don't attempt to have the logo looked embossed on the final product. Solid colors will work best. Anyway, they have a paint sponsor, which interestingly enough, makes Columbus the second team in the league to have a paint sponsor on their jersey behind Chivas (below).

From now on when Columbus and Chivas play each other it should be called the paint can derby. Thanks Abe.

Bookmark this one

This is great.

Whaa?



Cody Comrie?

Thursday, September 27, 2007

You know why


This last week's NPR Live Concert Series was lovely. Take a listen. Oh Jenny, you kill me.

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Dickies and Danzig in the year 2000


My sister found a CD with some files of my mad photoshop skills from hikeschool. Back when the new millennium was still new and referred to as the Willennium, I was a little obsessed with mustaches. In fact my obsession was so fierce that I started a series of mustache trading cards. When I think about it, not much has changed because (1) I still yearn night and day to have a mustache and (2) still to this day an onlooker has to be with in close range to actually see my near-invisible whiskers. Mustaches really are timeless.

Sunday, September 16, 2007

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Thursday, September 6, 2007

Tuesday, September 4, 2007

Guilty


Dear Dane,
Remember how when I first moved to Provo you put cookies in the pockets of my pants? A few days later I put them on and was pleasantly surprised to find my pants prepacked with treats. Unfortunately the cookies were very stale and my pockets had lots of crumbs. I returned the favor by putting some cookies in your bags and jacket, which of course, you didn't find for a few months. That was kind of funny, but especially cause it was Carter who had originally put the cookies in my pockets.

king sofa


Dear driver,
Remember how when you were driving on the freeway and the couch you were transporting fell out onto the road? Do you? The car in front of me was able to swerve out of the way just in time for me to hit it and move it off the freeway. I'm glad I could help. Don't worry about the damage on my car, my insurance will pay for it. The highway patrol has your couch now, so just give them a call and they'll get it back to you.
Love,
Rory

Tuesday, August 28, 2007

Friday, August 24, 2007

To the bone

66,000+ people at a regular season MLS game in NY to watch David Beckham. New York won 5-4.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

Mew (not my pokemons)


So it turns out the singer from Mew is a boy, not a girl. I always assumed it was a girl.

Mew - I Am Wry? No

Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Diddy Wah Diddy

My brother introduced me to the fabulous world of Bo Diddley a while ago. Here are some of his songs:
•The Greatest Lover in the World
•Hey Bo Diddley
•500% More Man
•Diddley Daddy
•Bo Diddley
•Bo Diddley 1969
and yes, "Bo Diddley" and "Bo Diddley 1969" are in fact two very different songs.
In hearing his song titles and gallant voice I couldn't help but to think Bo really was the most handsome man in the world.


Yes. Yes he is. Also you should listen to "Deed and Deed I Do."

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Reading (not the FC)

Reading novels has always been kind of a hard thing for me to do. Even in junior high and high school when you were given time in class to read books, I never finished one. Not from 8th grade to high school graduation. Looking back I'm a little astonished, quite embarrassed, and totally regretful. But I did read several assigned books 1/2 or 3/4 through, just never finishing them. Maybe that has a correlation with my bad grades during that era. I did read plenty of skate magazines though. So if you ever want to know what Jim Greco thinks about contemporary punk rock or how to clean dirty griptape just let know--I'm full of practical information like that.

As a college student I still haven't read too much, maybe it's because when I try to read a novel I'll have to stop after like 10 minutes because I feel guilty. Maybe I should be doing something noble like reading my textbooks or scriptures or something. You know, if I'm going to be reading it should only be for scholastic or spiritual gain. Anyway, this summer has given me a little extra time to read and I've I've sort of taken advantage of it. Chris Crozbeighyee once said he wanted more than just a Harry Potter book reader, and so do I. So I've read one book lately. Wow, I feel so smart. I read The Kite Runner. I won't go into a detailed analysis, but in short I'll say that of the limited number of books that I've read, this has been one of the better ones. Go read it, it has my endorsement.

Hopefully this week I'll finish the Catcher in the Rye. I love Holden's goddam sexy vocabulary. Reading is grand! I hope that I'll replace some of my richly productive TV watching time with reading.

Friday, August 17, 2007

Thursday, August 16, 2007

Good Times

I thoroughly enjoy this album.

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Remember When Premier


Next week is the premier of the Remember When video that I did the motion graphics on.

Tower Theater (900 E 900 S, SLC, UT 84102)
Wednesday 22 Aug
7:00 PM

I haven't seen the whole video yet, but the raw footy I saw was pretty sick. Here's the teaser.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

...

It is better to be a cool dead rock star than to be David Lee Roth.

Monday, August 6, 2007

Hermaño

My brother is in Europe. I be jealous.

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Protein.


Today me and Dane both had interviews with a member of our bishopric. He told us separately that we needed to do push-ups.

"But I do do push-ups!!" was what I snapped back at him after he repeated the council.

What I learned is that I need to eat more protein.

Friday, August 3, 2007

Friday, July 27, 2007

This is England


This film looks pretty cool. It's rad cause it's set in England's luxurious Northwest, which is of course, where I went once for some reason. People would always ask me to do an accent when I got back, but I never really would because my Mancunian inpersonation is too lifelike and incredible. Anyway, the actors in this film are proper Northern lads and lasses so watch the videos and hear what a real accent is. Anyway, enjoy the website especially the "I'm Thomas" section and the old skinhead photos.

Tuesday, July 17, 2007

rep rep represent


This is a spread from SLUG Magazine. The article is about one of my OGs, Wilson. He's rad and he rips at skating. One time six years ago he grinded a 21 stair handrail (THE SAME RAIL JERRY DID!!!) on his skateboard. I filmed it. I always was pretty mediocre at skating but all my friends were way good, so maybe that's why I was always filming and why now I'm a film student(minor). It's funny because I used to have longer hair than him. Nope, not anymore. Wilson wins. Plus he one-upped me and got gnarley dreads. Wilson wins twice. In the interview he talks about EMW films and the EMW crew, which is our original skate crew from high school. HIZAH!!!

Saturday, July 14, 2007

Be-atles

Mad props to Hannah for curing my Rubber Soul fix. Bless you. Run For Your Life is mi favorita.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

via tia tha

I wish that when I pressed 842 on my text-messaging device it would go straight to the word "tha"; e.g., Tha Alkaholics. It doesn't, so I have to painfully scroll through the words "via" and "tia" to get to it. tear.

PS. Congrats to US U-20 team playing in U-20 World Cup. I would like to think that the reason why Freddy Adu is playing so good is because he can be spotted in local TV air time in a Furniture Warehouse commercial. The commercial is so lovely because it shows Freddy scoring a goal in our
white away kit and then immediately goes to the hilarious father-son FW duo and eats their popcorn wearing a red uniform. Chuckle. How did he change so quickly? Road Redwood? Chuckle.

Wow. This is what my life has come to.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Friday, July 6, 2007

Thursday, July 5, 2007

Indiana Jones day

Well, another fourth (4th) of July has come and gone. I must admit that I've had some pretty average Independence Days in the past. But this one--let me tell you--this one was pretty passionate and invigorating.


Above you will notice me and Robbie riding scooters with the UVSC kiddies during Provo's Independence Parade. Why were they on scooters? what do scooters have to do with the 4th? No idea. Point is that we joined them in the parade and got to have attention brought to us. I love America. I love attention. I love it. All the time I wish I had it. LOOOK AT ME. I decided that I would travel with them for the rest of their parade--and I did. Here's a few things I learned about being in a parade:
(a) if you are riding a scooter and you don't do tricks kids will throw things at you.
(b) if you are not wearing a white or green UVSC shirt you do not belong with the UVSC crew.
(c) when the UVSC guys with the yellow cones try to yell wolverine chants and try to invoke excitement in the crowd, people all the way down the parade will consistently not care or respond. I'm glad I wasn't one of them.
(d) parades are equally boring whether your in them or watching them.
(f) the length of the parade was the longest I've ever scootered; I was actually pretty tired when it was all done.
Mid-day madness. We had a nice BBQ. I went swimming--twice. I danced. It was really fun.

Up until this point I was having one of the best 4ths EVER. I was expecting the happy independence day aura that I was utterly immersed in to stay with me as I headed to asSault Lake. It didn't. RSL played like crap. Crap. Worst 2nd half ever. Plus we hit the crossbar twice. Our ex-player Jeff Cunningham was on the team we played (Toronto FC); he actually had the nerve to score a goal against us and then ran 60 yds to our bench and celebrated right in front of our coach. You don't do that. You're lame Jeff Cunningham. Plus he got in a fight with Andy Williams. Andy's my main damee. It gets personal when you mess with Andy. You're lame Jeff. I was so sad at the end of the game that I hardly enjoyed the big fireworks like they're supposed to be enjoyed. I mostly just wept on Abe's shoulder. Thanks Abe, you're a real friend and an exceptional lover.

PS. I saw Transformers tonight. There's a lot I could say but wont. Only this--I totally want to make out with a girl on top of my transformer car while several other transformers are watching. It's kind of kinky.




Friday, June 29, 2007

So nice

Check out the Halloweenhead video.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Tuesday, June 26, 2007

Sunday, June 24, 2007

Friendship notes

Every Sunday after ward prayer we have the opportunity to write and pass friendship notes. Tonight for ward prayer we had to do a spotlight on the guys who live at our house. We decided to share friendship notes "written" to the guys in our house and the anxious crowd had to guess who they were intended for. It was almost slightly amusing. Side note--we had to make these notes into a PG version because the real notes are usually quite crude. Here's a few examples:

Dear (Jon, Assistant Executive Secretary),
I need a Bishop's appointment really, really, really, REALLY bad.

Dear (Rory[me], fooling the ward to think I'm engaged),
I hear your almost engaged, how do you feel about polygamy?

Dear (Gabe),
You look like Rory, only with muscles.

Dear (Carter),
Please leave the ward.
Love,
Brother Prebble (1st Councilor Bishopric[coined the phrase "sphere of influence"])

Dear (Kent),
I hear your girlfriend just got back from her mission, I kind of hope it doesn't work out.

Dear (Ryan),
Who are you? Why have I never seen you?

Dear (Adam),
I understand your brother just got married, Do you want to be next?

Dear (Jacob),
I hear you speak french, do you kiss french too?

(Carter),
You're the second creepiest boy in your house.

Dear (Dane),
Your facebook profile is really inappropriate.

Dear (Sam),
When I saw you riding your girl bike with your long hair I thought you were a girl, are you?

Thursday, June 21, 2007

SUMMER!

Summer is here. I finished classes yesterday. Here are a few photos to welcome summer.

This is Jon. He's really nice. His work owes him a month and a half's worth of pay. He doesn't really complain about it. If I were in his shoes I certainly would be complaining about it. After all, complaining is one of my favorite things to do. Speaking of which...

Summer offically welcomed me with a head cold. Here are some of the substances I'm putting in body. I have been to the doctor four times (five this next monday) to figure out how to battle the pesky ulcer in my cornea. I just got a new kind of eyedrop (the middle one) that is milky and a few minutes after I put it in a REALLY bitter taste seeps into my throat and stays for a couple of hours. Mmmm mmmm good. Call me if you want to make out.

RSL news.
Dear Chris Klein,
I'm sad that you got traded to the LA Galaxy. Have fun playing on the same team and same position as David Beckham. I appreciate the heart and soul you've given to our team. You had a crucial goal(1:26) this year and many last year. Bless you. Too bad your hairs aren't as cute as Hollywood's Chris Klein. But for real, I'll miss you.
love,
Rory


Friday, June 15, 2007

I've made it finally.

My work can't even pronounce my surname.

?

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