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August 11, 2010

Comic-Con 2010 Day 1 – part 2

Filed under Celebrity, Movies, Travel

I found out the Flynn’s Arcade would not open until after 1, so I went back to the convention center for a bit.

It is amazing how many costumed cute girls there are at Comic-Con. It may be the best people watching ever.

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Fox promoted the October 26th Alien Anthology Blu-ray release with a working(?) hibernation chamber from the Nostromo (from the original Alien).

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Lucasfilm had 30 slave Leia’s on display…always a crowd favorite.

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Ran into my pal Mary Franklin at the booth…the only time I see her now because she is always traveling.

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Impressive Iron Man costume…not so impressive Black Widow.

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Big ads are everywhere around the convention center. Movie Battle:Los Angeles and video game Red Faction: Armageddon below.

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Scott Pilgram vs. the World

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To get into Flynn’s Arcade, you had to wait in line for a ticket…

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Yes! Got a ticket!

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Once inside, I was given a bunch of token with logos from various TRON video games.

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I figured you would use the tokens to play the games in the arcade…nope. All the games were on free play (and super easy mode). The vending machine was giving out free Cokes, too.

The place was loaded with games from the early 80’s…

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I got first place on Ms Pac-Man.

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There were a few “Space Paranoid” games (from the original TRON). Play Space Paranoid online here.

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There were some Xbox 360’s, PS3’s and Wii’s showing off upcoming TRON: Legacy video games.

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I heard there were going to be clues inside to something special. I noticed many of the neon signs were partially lit so I took many photos just in case I needed to recall which letters were lit. They did an excellent job of decorating this place (which is only temporary…completely cleared out after Comic-Con).

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One video game wasn’t playable…

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The TRON game eventually slid over to reveal a walkway to Flynn’s lab.

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And a digitizer…facing the desk? Seems like that might be a problem.

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Here is the digitizer in action.

After the gun fired off, we walked down a hallway to enter the world of TRON - The “End of Line” Club. It was amazing…best moment of Comic-Con.

A bunch of videos of the bar to help capture the moment

The music by Daft Punk was so powerful. I’m definitely picking up the soundtrack as soon as it comes out (heard November).

A light cycle suit mannequin on display.

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The real/live TRON girl was stunning. She actually lit up!

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I had to get a photo with her.

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How do you cap an experience like that?

Watch the late night screening of “Mega Piranha” hosted by 80’s pop princess Tiffany and my geek crush Felicia Day.

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Mega Piranha is a mockbuster by The Asylum of the upcoming movie Piranha 3-D. It was bad, and not “so-bad-it-is-funny-bad”…just sleep-inducing bad.

July 29, 2009

SIGGRAPH 2009

Filed under 3D, Animation, Celebrity, Computers, SIGGRAPH

It’s almost time! I’m heading to New Orleans on Friday for SIGGRAPH 2009. It will be my 13th in a row.

I plan on actively updating this blog (http://davidlenihan.com) and my twitter account (http://twitter.com/davidlenihan) while I’m out there. Let me know if you will be doing the same and I’ll track you.

Here are some pics from SIGGRAPH 2008 that I never got around to posting…a few computer graphic celebrities.

Jos Stam (I told him I was collecting photos of the tallest people at SIGGRAPH and he won).

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And Ken Perlin (I think he needs a new shirt…check out the link!)…

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SIGGRAPH uploaded a few videos to whet your appetite for the New Orleans event.

SIGGRAPH overview…

 

Technical papers previews…

Animation festival preview…

A new category at SIGGRAPH, real-time rendering animation festival…

May 21, 2009

IMDb Credit

Filed under Celebrity, Movies, Video Games, Web

I’m pretty excited about this. I’ve always thought IMDb (Internet Movie Database) was pretty cool.

And now *I* am on it! My IMDb credit is online.

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I got this credit for Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (a video game).

I should have another credit soon for a movie coming out in July.

November 15, 2008

SIGGRAPH Day 2: Softimage Party

Filed under Celebrity, SIGGRAPH

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Softimage sent out a teaser for their party that indicated “special” entertainment related to their introduction of ICE (Interactive Creative Environment). The party was at a cool LA club called Seven Forty. This is probably the last SIGGRAPH Softimage party.

So what would the special entertainment be? Ice Cube? Ice-T? Vanilla Ice?

It turned out to be Vanilla Ice! What better way is there to get people excited about your new 3D software than with a washed up white rapper?

It’s fun to goof on Vanilla, but he did put on a good show.

I got *really* close…I had inside info on who was going to be the performer, so I wanted to be in the front row/center so I could get a fist bump from V-Ice.

The club filled with a bunch of smoke, so I knew something was about to happen…

P1010708I figured it was going to be the opening act. A guy emerged from the smoke and tried to shake my hand. I motioned to do a fist bump instead…which confused the guy at first and then he played along. I didn’t realize until the smoke cleared that it was actually Vanilla Ice. I totally dissed his handshake offer and instead made him do a fist bump. Hey…that’s how I roll.

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My buddy Spaghetti (a.k.a. Trey) took all of these photos. Here he is with Vanilla in the background…

 

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You can see my green shirt…which is covered in water. Vanilla Ice has a large supply of bottled water…not because he is really thirsty, but because he uses it to spray on the crowd. You can see the water in the bottom-left corner of the next pic…

 

P1010710The girl standing next to me was a reserved engineer from AMD. All it took was a look from Vanilla Ice and the next thing I know, she is on stage with a bunch of girls making out. It was like he brought out a pole at a strip club…amazing…

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I am still practicing that Vanilla Ice look…so far it is not working.

Also in attendance, Vanilla Ice’s good friend, porn star Ron Jeremy (next to the girl in white)…

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It was a fun time (although I learned nothing about Softimage except that they throw great parties). Maybe they already knew they were going to be sold at this point?

As is a tradition at SIGGRAPH, women were difficult to spot. See if you can find any…

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September 18, 2008

First Video Game Credit

Filed under Celebrity, Video Games, Work

TFU Manual Cover

Star Wars: The Force Unleashed (TFU) came out Tuesday this week. I'm pretty excited about it...it's my first video game credit!

I worked in a group called "Shared Tools and Technology" (Shared Tech) which is made up of people from ILM Research & Development (my group) and LucasArts. We worked together to build software used to create the game.

I am in the instruction manual credits, on page 19, 2nd column, 5th from the top...

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I am also in the game credits. You can get there from the TFU main menu by choosing "Extras" and then "Credits." I'm under the heading "Shared Tools and Technology/Shared Tech", 13th down...

 

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TIP: You can get to the good part of the credits quickly (i.e. my part) by pressing down on the the left joystick. You can go backwards by pressing up.

LucasArts also let us do dedications in the game credits. It is located under "Special Thanks." I am the 5th one...

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May 15, 2008

Chevy Chase

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image I was on my way to a screening of "Speed Racer" (don't waste your time unless it is free...and even then just go for the eye candy) tonight when a couple asked us for directions to a nearby restaurant. While my buddy was 'splaining how to get there, I was trying to figure out how I knew the familiar looking man.

He was tall, had dark glasses and a ball cap...but I could still recognize him. It was Chevy Chase and his wife.

As soon as I made the connection, I said, "Hey Chevy!"

I tried to shake his hand, but his wife jumped in the way and yelled, "What are you doing?!?"

I said, "I just want to shake his hand."

She rolled her eyes and said, "Let's go, honey."

Amazing.

Actually, I made up everything after the "Hey Chevy!"-part because I realized I don't have much material for this post...but I did see Chevy Chase tonight and helped him get to his restaurant...which is pretty cool.

February 24, 2008

WonderCon 2008

Filed under Celebrity, Events

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I went to WonderCon 2008 today. It is a 3 day comic book convention in San Francisco at the Moscone Center. I got some free passes so I checked it out today.

The coolest thing for me (I'm not into comic books) were some of the "celebrities" signing autographs.

Lou Ferrigno (Incredible Hulk)

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Herb Jefferson Jr. (Boomer from the original Battlestar Galatica)

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Richard Hatch (Apollo from the original Battlestar Galatica)

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A hot police officer/stripper (and Peter Mayhew a.k.a. Chewbacca in the background)

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December 2, 2007

India Trip Part 5

Filed under Celebrity, Travel

The last day of my trip.

I arrived at Bangalore's Hindustan Airport (BLR) ready to finish my trip around the world and return to San Francisco. I was leaving India for Singapore. From Singapore I would switch planes and head to San Francisco with a stop in Seoul, Korea.

That didn't happen.

At the airport, I was informed my reservations had been canceled. There was room to put me back on the flight to Singapore. However, the flight from Singapore to San Francisco was completely booked.

My best option was to fly to Singapore and take the next available flight to San Francisco, 14 hours later with a stop in Hong Kong. There was also a chance I could get back on my original flight via standby.

Why were my reservations canceled? Apparently the travel agent had me booked twice...once for a Friday night departure (in case I wanted to come home early) and also for Saturday night. Singapore Airlines noted I did not show up Friday night (I never planned to), and it is their policy to cancel all reservations if you miss one. The travel agent was not aware of this policy.

I probably should have been furious about all this...but I was actually excited. I get to spend a day in Singapore!

The only bad part: I missed out on a night of sleep. I left India Saturday night (11:10pm) and arrived in Singapore early Sunday morning (6:05am). I had almost no sleep since the flight was about 4 hours long.

There was a chance that I could get on my original flight as a standby. I had to hang out in the Singapore Airlines Silver Kris Lounge until my original flight left to have a chance to board as a standby. The lounge has free food and drinks. I had about 2 hours to kill so I had some breakfast and cleaned up in the showers.

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While I was waiting in the lounge, I saw some Asian girls checking out some guys. The girls were tracking their every move and trembling in excitement.

I noticed the guys had several security guys with guns surrounding them. I asked the girls who the guys were.

They were *shocked* I asked such a question! "You don't *know* who they are?!?!? They are FAHRENHEIT!"

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Above is a picture of Fahrenheit in the corner of the lounge. They are a new boy band that is big in Asia. I'm usually up on my celebrities...so it was bizarre being one of the only people in the lounge that had no idea who these guys were. I tried to get a photo with them, but security would not let me approach them.

My original flight took off totally full without me...so now I had 12 hours to tour Singapore. I asked information if I would have a problem visiting Singapore for the day without a visa, and they said I would be fine with my passport. I bought a Singapore guide book and headed out of the airport on a train.

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The train seemed like one unit instead of individual cars. You could easily walk the length of the train while it was traveling. When the train turned, you would lose sight of parts of the train that were bending around the corner. It was an odd effect. I took some video of it:

My first stop: find the new Lucasfilm Animation Singapore studio. I found it, but it was closed (it was Sunday) and my badge didn't let me in. :(

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The lobby with a Yoda statue from Clone Wars

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Exterior of Lucasfilm Animation Singapore

I got back on the train and headed towards downtown.

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Civilian War Memorial

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Singapore Flyer (above two photos) will open in early 2008 and will be the largest/tallest observation wheel in the world.

I spent some time walking around the beautiful Raffels Hotel.

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A Toyota Mark X parked in front of the hotel...never heard of this car before.

I grabbed lunch at Seah St. Deli (part of Raffles Hotel). I was *really* craving a burger, fries, and a milkshake...and this place does a nice job of mimicking an American deli.

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After lunch I decided to try a famous drink invented at the Raffles Hotel called the "Singapore Sling". It was great...tasted a bit like a Pat O'Brien's Hurricane.

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I returned to Singapore Changi Airport to prepare to head back to the US. This airport is amazing. It has an enormous shopping mall, a movie theater that is free...

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...a spa...

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...free internet terminals, free Xbox 360 kiosks, a sports bar with enormous TV's, and nice fish ponds...

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If you are going to be stuck in an airpot...this is the one to be stuck in!

The last thing I did was exchange my Singapore Dollars for US currency. Here is what their money looks like:

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I was impressed with how clean and advanced Singapore is. I plan on going back when I have more time to enjoy it!

October 31, 2007

Joel Hodgson

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I heard today that Joel Hodgson (creator of Mystery Science Theater 3000) will be coming to ILM to do the first live performance of his latest movie-riffing show, Cinematic Titanic. From his website...

I’ve just been interviewed by Lucasfilm online, in anticipation of Cinematic Titanic’s first live show and world premiere in San Francisco in December. We will link to that story as soon as it is released. Sorry, but this special live show is a closed event for I.L.M/Lucasfilm employees and guests only. As of this writing we are still negotiating some of the fine points, however I am pleased to mention that they’ve granted us the rights to offer this event to you, the friends of Cinematic Titanic, remotely and slightly after the fact - stay tuned.

I actually haven't ever watched an episode of MST3K all the way through...but I was a big fan of Joel's when he did prop-based standup routines on Late Night with David Letterman back in the early 80's.

Look forward to checking this out!

September 16, 2007

Mr. Woodcock

Filed under Celebrity

I was watching my Dallas Cowboys beat up on the Miami Dolphins today (37-20) at my favorite local hangout, Monaghan's.

I met a couple of guys that were Cowboys supporters. One of them, Mike Carnes, was escaping from LA for the weekend. He didn't want to be around Hollywood when his movie "Mr. Woodcock" opened. Mike wrote the script...and this is his first movie.

August 7, 2007

SIGGRAPH Autodesk User Group/Party

Filed under Celebrity, SIGGRAPH

At the user group meeting, we got some nice long sleeve (great for SF!) black shirts with a Maya logo on the front, Max logo on one sleeve, and a Combustion logo (I think...it looks like a flame).

One of the speakers was the head of marketing for Chrysler. She brought along a Dodge Demon that was unveiled on stage like this was an auto show. Very good-looking car.

Max and Maya have now use years instead of versions numbers. The latest offering is Maya 2008 and Max 2008.

Max gains lighting/shadows in the interactive 3D viewer. No need to re-render when placing lights...very cool.

Maya gains some rigging features that made the crowd very happy. A new widget for controlling the view is in the upper right corner. It lets you switch views (e.g. left to 3D view), or rotate your view in screen space (turn upside-down, for example).

ILM was the final presentation with how we did Transformers using Maya. Jeff White was the presenter.

After the User Group, everybody (it seemed like a few thousand people) headed to the USS Midway aircraft carrier for the party.

We started out on the flight deck where all the airplanes are kept. They had a fireworks show right in front of the USS Midway. After the fireworks, we went downstairs to an area that had flight simulators we could ride (I passed...I've already done enough of that!).

It was an open bar until 11:30pm (we got there around 10). They also had free pizza and desserts.

There was a DJ, dance floor, and go-go dancers...

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It was quite a sausage factory, except for this one area with several cute girls. I walked over and asked one girl if she'd like to dance. We danced a little and I asked her if she uses Maya or Max. She didn't know what I was talking about. I asked her what she does, and she said "actress." I asked if she had done anything I would know, and she said "yes." I said, "Let me look you up on IMDB on my cell phone"...and she was there.

Her name is Zoe Quist. She played the memorable part of "crowd onlooker" in War of the Worlds. I told her my company did the effects in that movie. She said, "What company is that?" I told her "ILM"...to which I was greeted with a blank stare...she had no idea who ILM was. Oh well...at least she was easy on the eyes.

It turns out she was hired by CafeFX (did the effects in Pan's Labyrinth, co-sponsor of the party) along with almost every other cute girl on the dance floor to make it less than 100% computer dorks on the dance floor moving non-rhythmically to the music.

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May 28, 2007

Star Wars Convention

Filed under Celebrity, Events, Family, Movies

I went to my first Star Wars convention this weekend...Star Wars Celebration IV.

This convention celebrates the 30th anniversary of the original release of Star Wars on May 25th, 1977.

As a Lucasfilm employee, I got a 40% discount on our tickets...with single day tickets costing $45 without the discount.

Here is the schedule for Saturday.

It was held in the Los Angeles Convention Center over 5 days. I brought my cousins Anne and Michael with me and forced them to wear Star Wars shirts.

I used to think *I* was a big nerd...but not anymore! I seem quite normal in comparison to the people at the convention. 

I took a bunch of pictures...check 'em out here.

 

October 19, 2006

Winning on the Radio

Filed under Celebrity, High School, Photos

When I was in high school, I used to call in for radio contests from K98 in Austin. I spent a lot of time doing homework and listening to the radio. They gave away something every hour. Since I spent at least 3 hours a night on homework, I usually got at least 3 attempts to win.

I ended up winning...a lot. I got in a competition with my high school buddy Chris Lowe. I finished with just over 100 wins at the end of high school, but Chris beat me by a few (lucky bastard!).

There was one night where I won three consecutive giveaways.

At school, people would ask me to win them tickets to an upcoming concerts...and sometimes I actually did it.

K98 had a policy where you could only win once a month. I won so many times that the DJ's started to recognize me. To keep winning, I started giving out names of family and friends.

Most of the stuff I won was crap, but I did win a few good things. The best was this time when I won front row tickets and backstage passes for the Poison/David Lee Roth concert for naming a small sample from a song. I took my brother for his birthday. After they pried the groupies off of the band, they got together to take a picture with us. The girl next to me was our K98 host for the concert. 

Another time I won $300 for naming the last 3 songs played.

I don't have all my winnings recorded, but here are a bunch of them...

  1. David Lee Roth/Poison Concert Tickets
  2. $300
  3. Van Halen 5150 Concert Tickets 
  4. Evil Dead II Movie Premier Passes
  5. Oingo Boingo Concert Tickets
  6. Debbie Gibson Cassette
  7. Aerosmith and Dokken Cassettes
  8. Astroworld Tickets
  9. Bleacher Creature T-Shirt
  10. Chance to win Bon Jovi Concert tickets in Hawaii (I didn't win)
  11. Cherry 7-Up 6 Pack
  12. Cory Hart Cassette
  13. Chicago Concert Tickets
  14. Eddie Money Album
  15. Europe Concert Tickets
  16. Fabulous Thunderbirds Cassette
  17. Health Show
  18. Heart, Fleetwood Mac, Def Leppard, Pink Floyd, U2, and Tina Turner Cassettes
  19. Kool and the Gang Concert Tickets
  20. Win by my Mom (I handed phone to my Mom when I knew I was going to win)
  21. Lita Ford Concert Tickets
  22. Morris Day and the Time Concert Tickets
  23. Jody Watley Cassette and 4 Movie Passes
  24. Movie Passes
  25. Pepe Shirt
  26. Pepsi Power Pack
  27. Rain Man Cassette and Sunglasses
  28. Fabulous Thunderbirds Cassette and K98 T-Shirt
  29. Willie Nelson Wrangler Music Invitational Concert Tickets
  30. Willow Movie Passes

August 27, 2006

MINI Takes The States

Filed under Celebrity, MINI, Photos

 

Today I drove to Wichita Falls to meet up with the MINI Takes the States (MTTS) convoy. I was meeting my fellow MINI owner/buddy Steve and his kid Oliver who left with the MTTS convoy out of Amarillo.

We wanted to meet up for a quick lunch so that we could get back on the road. I found a Wendy's with several MINI's parked in front. I called Steve and told him where to meet me and then I went inside to talk to the MINI owners.

It is easy to find people involved in the MTTS...everybody that registered has a red band on their wrists. I found a table of four people with the red bands on their wrists.

MINI owners are abnormally enthusiastic about their cars. Striking up a conversation is *not* a problem...just ask them about their cars and they won't stop talking.

I walked over to talk to the group with the red wrist bands to say howdy. I asked them if they were involved in MTTS. The response I got was a bit like "Flounder" in Animal House when he asked, "You guys playing cards?"...stares and dead silence. It felt like they were expecting me to ask for money or something.

One girl in the group spoke up after bit and told me they were from New Jersey and they were doing the whole trip, from the West Coast to the East Coast. I said, "You guys are hardcore!" and I left them alone.

Later that night, MINI hosted a party at the Gypsy Tea Room in Deep Ellum in Dallas. After a couple of comedians performed, some of the people behind MINI took the stage to welcome and thank everybody. One of the people that took the stage was Trudy Hardy, the marketing manager for MINI USA. Trudy was the girl I tried to talk to at lunch! Here is an interview Trudy did recently with BusinessWeek.

I *had* to confront Trudy about our awkward lunch time chat. I found her mingling in the crowd. I said, "you were the girl at Wendy's!" She smiled and said, "Yeah, I try to keep a low profile." It worked! I had no idea who she was until she was introduced on stage. That explains why these MINI owners at lunch weren't acting like MINI owners...they were trying to play it cool (although it came off as despondent...need to work on that guys!)

I asked Trudy if I could get a photo with her and she obliged me. Thanks Trudy...you are awesome!

I have a *bunch* more photos to put up from the event. Tomorrow we ship off for Memphis at 8am. Off to bed!

August 7, 2006

SIGGRAPH Celebrity: Edwin Catmull

Filed under Celebrity, Photos, SIGGRAPH

While I was waiting to get my Walking Teapot swag from Pixar, I saw a computer graphics living legend....Edwin Catmull. Ed is the president of Pixar. He is responsible for several important innovations in computer graphics:

An interesting bit of trivia about Ed...he created the first 3D computer generated graphics in a film. A digitized version of Ed's left hand is used in the 1976 film Futureworld.

June 20, 2006

NBA Finals: Game 2

Filed under Celebrity, Mavericks, Photos, Video

The Mavs won a decisive game 2, 99-85. I sat behind the Heat, about 20 rows up. Here are some pictures from the big show. I got a few pics of Dr Phil sitting in front of me in about the 2nd row. I also got some pics of Terrell Owens after the game wearing a Mavs Jersey with his name ("T.O.") and number ("81").

I got a few videos from the game:

June 11, 2006

NBA Finals: Game 1 (part 2)

Filed under Celebrity, Mavericks, Photos, Video

This video was taken just as ABC coverage started.

This video was taken in the final seconds of the game.

Here are the pictures I took from Game 1.

Some of these pics need a bit more explanation.

This guy is interesting. If you've ever watched basketball on TV, you have seen him. I *thought* I knew him because I always see him sitting in the front row at Mavs games. He isn't a Mavs season ticket holder! He isn't even from Dallas! He is from Los Angeles! He has front row season tickets to the Lakers *AND* the Clippers! He goes to about 120 games a year across the entire NBA. He says he is a basketball fan and not tied to a particular team (I thought that is what we called "jumping on the bandwagon")

His name is James Goldstein. He *is* the NBA's superfan. Read more about him on his web site.


I looked to my left and saw a very large, muscular black man wearing a Heat jersey and a Mavs cap. He was walking down the stairs to his seats on the floor. It was Terrell Owens, Dallas newest train wreck wide receiver. He spent a good deal of time explaining to fans why he was wearing a Shaq jersey instead of supporting the Mavs. The arena was obviously not impressed. I already don't like the guy, and it is clear to me it is only going to get worse. At this point we can only hope he gets a career ending injury in a game...preferably by his fellow teammates in preseason.


On the way home from the game I noticed they had turned on green and blue lights at the top of the W hotel. That is a new one...I hadn't seen lights on the W before. My pictures of it sucked, but I found some good pictures of it online (green and blue).

May 14, 2006

Mavs Win!

Filed under Celebrity, Mavericks, Photos

I just got home from the game tonight! What a fun game. The Mavs started strong, but San Antonio slowly crept back into the game and took the lead in the 4th. It was back and forth for the last 8 minutes. With 6 minutes to go, everybody was standing and never sat down again...I've never seen that happen before at a Mavs game. It was an electric evening! We ended up winning by a single point. That puts the Mavs up 2-1 in this round 2 series.

I had *great* seats! I was sitting in Section 104, G 5, about 10 rows away from the action. These tickets cost $126. Sitting just in front of me were NFL quarterbacks Troy Aikman and Peyton Manning. I got a better shot of Troy when he took a break at half time.

The Mavs had several new videos that were pretty good. One was a music video called "He Did The Flop" to the tune of the Monster Mash. It was about Manu Ginobili always pretending to get knocked down.

Another one had the scene from Raiders of the Lost Ark where Indy tries to get the gold idol...only they replaced some of the important parts of the scene with Maverick related content. Coach Avery Johnson was Indiana Jones. The idol was an NBA Championship Trophy. And the guy that asked Indy to throw him the idol in exchange for the whip was played by Charles Barkley. The big boulder that chases Indiana out of the cave was replaced by a large basketball. Well done! UPDATE! Found it here.

The also did a South Park intro spoof featuring characters from the Mavericks.

The last memorable video was a computer generated animation. It featured Dirk as a singing cowboy. The song: "Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Spurs Fans", to the tune of Mammas Don't Let Your Babies Grow Up to Be Cowboys.

After the game, I went down to the Old #7 Club to celebrate. And guess who I ran into? Boogey Bob. He was nice enough to take a photo with me. If you have never heard of Boogey Bob or just want to see Boogey Bob do his thing, check out this interview.

Fun night! This is the best Maverick team we have ever had...we are going all the way this year!

March 30, 2006

NY Radio Station's response to my Interview

Filed under Celebrity

Shortly after my appearance on a NY radio station, I got an email from Ethan, the producer that initially wanted me to do an interview...
 
Subject:
RE: Media Request PYX 106
Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2006 12:03:50 -0600
From: "Youker, Ethan" <XXX@clearchannel.com> 
To:
XXX@davidlenihan.com

Dave: Okay you got us. Obviously in the haste to get a number on this guy (the "other" Dave Lenihan) we didn't check you out thoroughly. That's not something that is usually done on our part. A simple "I'm not the guy you're looking for" would've sufficed but you had to "clear your good name". That's cool, hope you enjoyed your laugh. We thought it was amusing. I would appreciate it if you could remove our hotline number from your blog though. Those are private numbers that are only meant for guests. Thanks for your time.

I asked Ethan how he found me in the first place. He said he contacted the producer at the St. Louis radio station where the *other* David Lenihan was fired. The producer there gave Ethan my web site as a means to get in touch with David Lenihan.

Condoleezza Rice accepts apology from David Lenihan

Filed under Celebrity

I am thrilled about this. Condoleezza Rice isn't mad at David Lenihan.
 
Read about it here.
 
Maybe I can get back to my normal life now!

March 28, 2006

David Lenihan does a radio interview!

Filed under Celebrity

I got another email from a radio station in New York that wanted to talk to David Lenihan. This is concerning the racist remarks said by David Lenihan. I decided to go ahead and go on the air and clear my good name. Listen to it here.

UPDATE: My buddy Kyle cleaned up the audio so it sounds *much* better than before...took out the hiss, leveled volume between my voice and DJ's voices. Thanks Kyle!

Here is my second interview request:

Subject:
RE: Media Request PYX 106
Date:Tue, 28 Mar 2006 07:10:55 -0600
From:"Youker, Ethan" <XXX@clearchannel.com>
To:XXX@davidlenihan.com
Can you try calling me at either 518-XXX-XXXX or at 518-XXX-XXXX?
WE'd like to get you on this morning if possible.


Ethan Youker
WPYX Morning Show Producer
The Wolf in the Morning Show
Riverhill Center
1203 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
518-XXX-XXXX (Office)
518-XXX-XXXX (Mobile)
XXX@clearchannel.com
www.wakinupwiththewolf.com

March 27, 2006

Unique Visits

Filed under Celebrity

 
This is a graph of my web site statistics for unique visitors over the past month. I'd like to think that this is all because everybody wants to learn more about which HDTV I'm going to buy. But I'm guessing that it has more to do with David Lenihan calling Condoleezza Rice a coon and the fallout from that.

March 26, 2006

On TV for a Mavs game

Filed under Celebrity, Mavericks, Photos, Video

This past Thursday, my buddy Jason and I went to the Mavericks vs. Golden State Warrior game. Golden State is one of the worst teams in the league, yet they found a way to win at the buzzer overcoming a 6 point deficit in the final 30 seconds. OUCH! That hurt! But at least we got on TV! We had great seats near the floor, about 10 rows up, and we showed up in the shot of Dirk celebrating after he hits his 50th point in the game. Dirk went on to score 51 in regulation...the highest number of points scored in regulation by a Maverick in the history of the organization. See the video clip here.

March 24, 2006

Request for an Interview...

Filed under Celebrity

I'm still not ready to talk...it has been a tough couple of days and I'm still shocked about the whole situation. I was contacted by a radio station that wants to interview me about my incident...
 
Subject:
Media Request PYX 106
Date:
Thu, 23 Mar 2006 08:20:01 -0600
From:
"Youker, Ethan" <XXX@clearchannel.com>
To:
XXX@davidlenihan.com
Good Morning David: I produce The Wolf in the Morning Show on PYX 106 here in NY and we'd love to get you on our show to talk about your little "incident". We don't believe that it was a fire-worthy offense and would like to get your take on the whole situation. If this can be arranged you can e-mail me back with a number or simply call our hotline at 518-XXX-XXXX. Hope to talk to you soon!
 
Ethan Youker
WPYX Morning Show Producer
The Wolf in the Morning Show
Riverhill Center
1203 Troy-Schenectady Rd.
Latham, NY 12110
518-XXX-XXXX (Office)
518-XXX-XXXX (Mobile)
XXX@clearchannel.com

Am I a racist?

Filed under Celebrity

If you read the news, you may have heard about a problem with David Lenihan and a slip of the tongue. I'm not ready to talk about this issue yet, as what I say certainly could be used against me. If you haven't read the news, check these links out...
 
 
Let me say that the people that know me know the truth. I'll post more in the future when I can collect my thoughts.

David

March 17, 2006

Email from Mark Cuban

Filed under Celebrity, Mavericks

I went to the Mavs/Cleveland Cavs game this past Tuesday. It started out terrible and looked like we didn't have a chance, then we turned it around and pulled out a victory. After the game, me and my buddy went to the #7 club at the American Airlines Center to have some drinks and check out the girls. The DJ at the club was wearing a Lebron James jersey (from the Cleveland Cavaliers)!  That drove me nuts! Why would a guy that works for the Mavericks be supporting the visiting team?!?! It made me angry enough to write Mark Cuban an email about it. I sent the email this morning and guess what! Mark sent me a response! Very cool! Here's the email...
 
Re: Ask Mark Cuban
Mark Cuban
mark.cuban@dallasmavs.com
To: David Lenihan XXX@davidlenihan.com
Thursday, March 16, 2006 9:34:04 AM


You are right

If I was there, he would have had to take it off

Thx for the headsup

On Thu, 16 Mar 2006 9:02 am, David Lenihan wrote:
> Hey Mark.
>
> I was at the Cleveland Cavs game this past Tuesday.

> After the game, we went to the #7 club to hang out.
> The DJ that played songs on the outside patio was
> wearing a LeBron James jersey.
>
> I found that very offensive...why is a guy paid by
> the Mavericks organization wearing the jersey of 
> the visiting team? I'm fine with him not supporting
> the Mavs if he doesn't want to wear Mavs gear...but
> supporting the visiting team is crossing a line!
>
> I spoke with several other people at the Old #7
> club, and they all had the same reaction...what
> is up with the DJ supporting Cleveland?
>
> I've been a big Mavs supporter since I moved to
> Dallas back in 94. I even have a Mavericks
> Texas license plate. I'm a huge Mavericks fan and
> I love what you've done with the organization. Keep
> up the great work...I think we have something
> really special this year!
>
> David Lenihan
Its mavs time ! Get all the info at www.mavs.com

And for the best in hdtv, its HDNet ! Www.hd.net
Thx

m

 

 

 

 

 

UPDATE: I fixed the mispelling of Cleveland (was Cleavland)...it was driving me crazy and everybody kept pointing it out...for some reason my spell checker didn't have a problem with it. Now I REALLY know how to spell Cleveland!

September 5, 2004

Tom Leykis Radio Show in Dallas

Filed under Celebrity, Photos, Video

Here are some photos from when Tom Leykis came to Dallas for the first time to do his radio show.

Warning: There are some topless girl pics included.  You’ve been warned!  See the pictures anyway.

I also captured some video clips of Tom in action…here and here.

March 13, 2003

Big Movie Show Telecast for the Oscars

Filed under Celebrity, Photos

Here are some pics from a live television broadcast of the “Big Movie Show” from Robb & Stucky on March 13, 2003.  Oscar movie show featured host Gary Cogill, WFAA movie critic.  Guest was Burton Gilliam from Blazing Saddles and Honeymoon in Vegas (”We’re the Flying Elvis’s, Utah Chapter”).

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