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Ultimate Car is Ultimately Cool

They’re filming part of a new Jeff Bridges movie, R.I.P.D., in Boston’s Downtown financial district.  We happened through the area last weekend, so we got to see a lot of work being done as the film crew got ready to shoot a car scene.  And that’s when I saw this:

I wonder what this package will run you at the Porsche dealer!

It’s the Ultimate Arm Car, and chances are you’ve watched a few movies that utilized its camera-handling skills. This Porsche Cayenne Turbo is completely blacked-out in a matte black to prevent any glares or reflections from the car showing up on camera. Other features include a custom tail flap to keep dirt and debris from kicking up and oh yeah, a giant gyroscopic jib mounted to the roof.

The camera equipment alone on this car has to cost about $100,000

Ultimate Arm car driver – that doesn’t sound like a bad gig! Where can I put in my application for that job?

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09 2011

Jory’s photoshopped SCVNGR application

We made it to Cambridge & are finally settled in our own apartment.  You know what that means – time for Jory to get on this job search thing! I found a cool position open at SCNVGR, and as per their request I made a unique cover letter.  I decided to spoof a SCVNGR profile page to illustrate my personality and a few bits of relevant experience.  I used photoshop to create my own SCVNGR badges and Chrome’s web inspector to match the colors off the site.  It was a fun project and a welcome distraction from the job boards; maybe I’ll photoshop all my job applications! 

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09 2011

AP Essay – Apocalypse Not Now

Since we’re still around to talk about it, you may have already forgotten that the world was supposed to end on May 21.  Associated Press writer & editor Ted Anthony contacted me through our mutual friend Hillary Speed to get my take on the non-apocalypse, and I am just now getting around to sharing the article with you.

As an afterword – I heard through another friend that the new date for the apocalypse is now sometime in Spring 2012.

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06 2011