Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dance Embassador Dewitz

I'd like to introduce you all to a very special Mutt. His name is Danny Dewitz- but we'd love for you to call him Dance Embassador Dewitz- and he is the head of R&DD (Research and Dance Development) here at Mutt HQ.

At first we didn't think we even needed an R&DD. After all, we're the forerunners of the gigging and jerkin movements. Not to mention we have a resident english folklore dance expert. But the moment Danny sent in his resumé (see the below) we knew we had to hire him.

And that was Danny at age 13. So it's no surprise that three days into his department's study of current Southern dance movements fifteen and a half year-old Danny found this gem. Ladies and gentlemen, allow us to introduce you to The Bern.

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Ray Fresco

Monsieur Luker and Mr. McCommon have been road tripping with the Ventura, California based rock band Ray Fresco. They've been climbing mountains, fending off killer mountain goats and making sweet lullabyes in the middle of Convict Lake, California:

Saturday, November 13, 2010

The Times

See, I fooled you there...You thought that was a title for a post with clever reflections on the trials and tribulations of everyday life here at Mutt HQ. I must say, I've got some promising material...but I feel it needs a healthy dose of holiday season nostalgia. Stay tuned for that until either Thanksgiving or Chrismahanukwanzakah for that installment (under a different title of course, maybe "The Year Of The Pigon?")

Instead, we're making the title literal. When you think of non-interval-based "times," what do you think of?

Perhaps, New York?

Like, the New York Times?

Yeah, like that one. And that one wrote a thing about us (or mentioned us in a thing it wrote about them/them).

For a second I thought Steve and Mike were actually on a Vision Quest.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

The Hibernator

Scott Cromer, age 5, wondering how a bear is so lucky to be able to take naps.
In addition to thick manes of hair and intimidating size, Bears and I have a lot in common. Another one of these commonalities is impressive sleeping abilities. Last night I went home and passed out on my bed after eating half a sandwich and a warm bowl of vegetable soup. I've been illy lately, and as a result i've been exhausted. Anyway, I took a four-hour nap and then woke up around 11 and thought, "man am I glad I'm not Scott Cromer."

See, to start, Herr Cromer probably couldn't nap for four hours if his life depended on it. And second, if he could, he'd have no chance at sleeping through the night. He doesn't have it as bad as some, but he's pretty much an insomniac, which goes a long way in explaining his severe mood swings.

But my name isn't Scott Cromer, it's David Zavertnik and I am the Hibernator. So twelve hours later, after I woke up from my second sleep for the evening, I thought more about sleeping - specifically, those of us at the office who love to sleep. Have you ever seen a sleeping Mutt?
Beauvais sleeps on his back

Nick is a chair-sleeper

Scott prefers his stomach and the comfort of his laptop

Luker's a stomach sleeper but requires ultimate comfort.
I have yet to witness the sleeping patterns of Mike McCommon or Damien Webb, but I promise to keep you posted with any developments.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Our Friend Joel

It's been at least a month since I've last seen our mayng Joel Colley. Last time we were chatting, he was building little office oases (which is the plural for oasis, because he built something like 75 sets) for my other main mayng, RJohnson. And since then Colley (and RJ) have been flourishing.

As I fffffound out last night, Joel entered a pair of Play-Doh kicks into Core77's one-hour design challenge. Not only did the man enter, he received honorable mention - despite deserving something in the range of Medal. Peep the Air Max's he made...

Anywho, as I contemplated the mental processes of today's design challenges, I watched an episode of Sneaker Game. Have you all seen this? If not, you're slippin' kid....My mayng Patrick Tinkle is killing it this episode with the bedazzler.