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July 27, 2008

The Dark Knight………… Well as most of you know I’m not a comic book fan what so ever. i feel as though this new generation of comic book movies has been ripped from the trembling hands of nerds to be a bit better. Although don’t get me wrong even in this new style the nerds still get their due. over all the Dark knight was a good movie. As you may have already heard Heath Ledger does a respectable job as the joker. Christian Bale is a very convincing batman and more realistic Gotham City is quite engaging. Here’s the things kate and i just couldn’t figure out. 1. Why in god’s name do people continue to live in Gotham City? Ok Maybe it has great restaurants and bars. The reconstruction industry is obviously booming with all the destruction, so jobs are abundant. Is it worth it though? 2. Why is it that when Batman talks he sounds as if he’s been smoking and screaming for 6 hours. I know it’s suppose to disguise his voice and make him sound tough but come on it really just sounds as if he’s an anxious chain smoker. 3. Why, when batman is depressed does he stand atop the tallest building in town? With that said how does he get up there. He doesn’t have super powers (can’t fly). This means that in the evening, he’s driving into town in the bat mobile, parks in the garage, then sweet talks security into letting him take the elevator to the top. If your asking me that’s just a little more than embarrassing. Don’t get me wrong – none of these questions are deal breakers for the movie it’s just some unanswered questions.

In other news i went to post some pictures from the SSP and my iphoto is a bit more than deficient of shots. I putting the the call back out to you the faithful to send in some more shots i can use. Bight thanks to those of you that have already sent in. Sam, Jon,and Steve. i need to so through and pick some of those out for official posting. Either way thanks again everyone for a great time.

July 23, 2008

It’s official dport7’s SSP has become a New York City summer party institution . I remember when it was just a few people on the roof of a Hells Kitchen apartment standing in Short Shorts having a few beers. Now it’s a full on city wide party with nearly 100% participation and at least 70 people in attendance. This year took the party to the next level by adding the award for shortest shorts. this years winner was Mr.Kevin Hasselwander who showed up in cut off jean shorts with star bedazzled in the back. After taking a consensus from the crowed he seemed to be the most worthy (less gross) candidate. So his name now goes in the long list of SSP winner. As always my favorite part of SSP is seeing all the friends i rarely get to talk to over the course of the year. I really appreciate those of you that have made it so many years in a row and continue to dig out you short shorts every year. I also want to thank the out of towners for making the trip. Ian from singapore, paul from chicago, jon (jew) from Milwaukee, and of course brian from chicago who hates everything about New York, but toughs it out for the party.
So how about the pictures, well I haven’t had time to sort and post in frames (this weekend) but a few people have posted on flicker and picasa (please post more links in the comments)so thanks for the links steve and jon and although this party may be getting to big the entire staff is looking forward to next year. By the way faithful we need a new venue next year soo keep your eyes open and let me know.

July 17, 2008

It’s Here!!!! and here is your reminder! SSP08 Saturday night July 19th (this saturday). Lot’s of special guests in town from all over the world. Brian from chicago gets in today. Ian from singapore arrived on monday. Even Jew from Wisconsin gets here Friday. Those are just to name a few!!! i hope you got your reminder in your inbox this morning. i personally can’t wait, this year promises the be the best Short Shorts Party ever. The Shortest Shorts Trophy is 3D printing as we speak. I hope your all in it to win it. See you there!

July 12, 2008

so hope everyone had a great week. The SSP is around the corner and the city is a BUZZ with anticipation for this years party.
in other news (more nerdy news) the App store for the iphone launched last friday. For those of you that got hosed by the update stalling for hours i have something to make it all worth it. One of the free apps on the store is called LOOPT. Download the app here. What it does is allow you to see where your fiends are at when your out. so lets say i’m hanging out in union square and i check Loopt to see that rebecca is there to. I can send a message with loopt to see if she want to meet up. Either way it seems like fun especially here in the city where you can walk past a friend in a crowd and not even know it. I guess technically it’s a social network of sorts. It integrates with facebook so that will make most of you kids happy. Before you get mad and say “well, Paul i don’t have a iphone so i guess this is out of the question”. Stop it right now! go to the Loopt website they support a bunch of phones. Please get on the stick and join this might be the only social network i join……….ever. I posted some screen shots so you could see how it works.
::::Update:::: posted some new pic in frames!!!!

July 7, 2008

so it’s been so busy lately. first off where is the summer going? the good news is that last monday i (by the grace of god) got to go to a Yankee’s game with my super good friend Jenn. The game was sooo much fun, only because Jenn is the best. We just sat there laughing the entire game drink’n beer and having an all around great time. Jenn for real send in those pictures there are more than a few worth posting.

Secondly Happy Forth of July everyone! I for one have completely enjoyed the holiday weekend. Kate in another great move planed a little day trip to
Sandy Hook NJ. Kate I Michele and Shay got on a ferry at 10am Friday morning for a short 30min ride out to what looks to be an old military base. Sandy Hook had been used to test weapons and what looks to be a training barracks of some kind. Either way it’s a scenic and lovely place. Once you get off the ferry there are two school buses waiting to take you to 1 of 3 beaches on the island. And yes, for you freedom fighters out there, a nude beach is available for your sunning pleasure. We didn’t visit that beach we were at North beach. It was over cast most of the day but i still managed to get very badly burned…… and yes i was the only one of the group to do so.

Lastly the dport7 SSP08 is in it to win it this year with the invite sent out a week ago. As of course if you didn’t receive your just click here. I have to be honest with you, this is the first year i’ve been a bit embarrassed to send out the invite. in a way i guess it’s a good thing, it means it’s cutting edge. This years going to be huge. many surprises still to come so stay tuned.

lastly sad news tonight my kickball team lost it’s last game. we are out of the playoffs and not chance for the Vegas tournament. i felt sad at the time but I think on the train ride home I got over it.