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Day: December 11, 2009

Gardner Goes To The Future

Gardner has been flying all over the world making quirky travel videos for the web. His most recent effort comes to the same conclusion I’ve made here on The Black Laser: JAPAN IS THE FUTURE.

Watch the video. It will make you laugh and possibly cry. I did a little of both.

One criticism though, Gardner, if you can afford to fly to Japan and make videos of it, and, indeed, intend to continue this series of short films, then surely you can afford a 150 dollar USB audio interface and a microphone for your computer? Make it happen. The record quality of your VO is atrocious. You’ve got Soundtrack on your computer. Use it. I love you.

David Lynch on rejecting Return of the Jedi

Did I ever tell you about my David Lynch dream? David Lynch and I were walking around a Blockbuster trying to decide of a video to rent. I can’t remember if we picked something or not, but we finished up and went outside. We walked along the street somewhere in California, under an overpass, and then decided to get some coffee. We passed a Starbucks and went in, which is odd because I hate Starbucks, but in we went. Inside, we saw Laura Dern sitting at a table. “Hi, Laura,” I said to her. “Hi, Joe,” she said to me. “David.” “Laura,” he said. And then there was a bunch of really weird tension and I felt super uncomfortable. Then Lynch went outside and waited until I’d gotten the coffees and I made the “Oh, awkward” stretched mouth face at Laura Dern. And then I woke up.

Is it weird to dream about the relationship tension between two people you’ve never met?

Here’s another of my favorite Lynch moments for you to enjoy.

Hahaha. He’s so great. Whether you enjoy his films or not, you have to appreciate the man for sticking to his guns and making work he loves.