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Our Halloween costume! (yes, it’s late…) November 28, 2008

Posted by patrick.klepek in halloween, horror.
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Katie and I were Leech Woman and Blade from “Puppet Master.” Almost no one knew who we were, though we expected that. But a few people did!

Here’s what they look like in the movies:



a pixel wedding November 25, 2008

Posted by mrstetris in cable's blog lol, coda, David Lanham, Pixel, wedding, zazzle.
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i thought this was THE CUTEST wedding theme that i’ve ever seen!

The first thing we had to tackle was the age-old “save the date”. Due some tardiness with the art director (sorry!), we decided to do it electronically to get it out the door instantly. Otherwise there’d be no date to save.

Enter friend and artistic genius David Lanham, out of the Coda icon. He graciously found time to to lend his illustrative talents to this project.

The first bit David cranked out was a perfect little pixel illustration of myself and Nicole, that I hoped we could use in a variety of places throughout the project. It went through some fun variations:

As you can see, we started off super micro (and I looked a little bit like Gob from Arrested Development about to perform a magic trick), then we got super (super) deformed, and finally with a bit more nudging I think David nailed it with the last one — it’s cute, with just a dash of disturbing. Just like us! Uhh..

save the dates!


Since letterpress creates an actual physical impression in the paper when it stamps the ink, I thought it would be interesting to do one letterpress plate without ink — our pixel selves, subtly debossed on the inside.

As a bonus, since the impression runs deep, we’re also embossed on the outside, and it’s carefully aligned so that it looks like we’re standing under the tree. Sort-of.

final product:

so ridiculous, I LOVE IT!!!

One last stop before the postal office: custom stamps. We decided to use zazzle.com for this — as should be glaringly obvious. The giant zazzle advertisement (zazzvertisement?) on every stamp was a huge negative, but a high-quality pixel stamp was hard to pass up.

last but not least, the pixel cake!

and they lived happily ever after ❤

garlic lemon halibut & white wine pasta November 25, 2008

Posted by mrstetris in garlic lemon halibut, le creuset, recipe, white wine pasta.
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last night i threw on my robot apron and straight up slammed in the kitchen.  just kinda figured out my own thing to make and thought i would share.  here’s what i made:


garlic lemon halibut


  • 2 5-6 oz halibut fillets
  • 1 lemon
  • 3 teaspoons of minced garlic
  • salt and pepper
  • olive oil


  1. preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. in a small baking dish (i use my favorite, le creuset ), pour a tablespoon or less of olive oil.  *i don’t really measure, so just kind eyeball it!
  3. in the baking dish, squeeze half of the lemon and sprinkle approximately 1 1/2 teaspoons of the minced garlic.  *doesn’t have to be exact!
  4. after washing the fish, salt and pepper each side.
  5. place fish in the baking dish and squeeze other half of lemon on top of it.  sprinkle the rest of the garlic on top as well.
  6. bake for approximately 20 minutes or until there is a nice light brown color/fish flakes when tested with a fork.

white wine pasta


  • spaghetti (i used brown rice pasta because i like the texture and taste, but you can use whatever!)
  • white wine (i usually use a cheap chardonnay and then drink it during my meal!)
  • 1 zuchinni
  • 1 yellow squash
  • 1 red pepper
  • Parmesan cheese
  • pepper to taste


  1. make the spaghetti noodles as directed on the box.
  2. slice all of the veggies.
  3. in a medium fry pan, add a teaspoon of olive oil at medium temperature. next add all of the veggies and cook until they soften (approximately 5 minutes).  add pepper to taste.  *make sure to stir often and keep an eye on the veggies.
  4. add about 2 tablespoons of white wine to the veggies.  after draining the pasta, add the past to the pan as well.
  5. add another couple tablespoons or so of the white wine and stir pasta mixture. keep on stirring.
  6. next sprinkle enough Parmesan to coat the pasta and add the lid.  turn off the heat and let set.
  7. remove the finished halibut from the oven and serve with the freshly melted Parmesan pasta!


❤ kt

‘The Audition”s newest music video released November 24, 2008

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The latest music video for my brother’s band, “The Audition,” showed up online today. I remember seeing this earlier in the summer and believing it was their best video yet. The last one was…awful. This is a vast improvement, mostly because it accurately reflects how these guys spend every day of their lives.

And this is apparently the story behind the video’s making…

“Originally, this video was going to be shot for a local band from Orlando but when they flaked, I called up Tony from Victory Records and offered the video to one of his artists. He had The Audition cancel a show they had the next day in Jacksonville and drove directly to central Florida. They didn’t know they were shooting a music video till they showed up that day, and this is the result. 300 people at a party, playing on the rooftop, and driving a house party to it’s grave.”

Nice way to start a Monday morning November 24, 2008

Posted by patrick.klepek in journalism, video games.
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Monday’s suck, even if they are part of a three-day work week, due to Thanksgiving. But today’s Monday morning was made a little bit better, when my boss passed along a link to a GameDaily story about how the video game media performs as a press entity and it included this…

“I’m a fan of MTV’s game reporting. I’m continually amazed by Patrick Klepek’s ability to sniff out original angles. While many of us walk away from press events with by-the-numbers previews he consistently writes thoughtful, inquisitive stories about forthcoming games. His piece “How Cave Story Became a Wii Ware Game” is a great example.”


‘Quantum of Solace’ — ‘Casino Royale’ It Is Not November 21, 2008

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http://www.edopter.com/images_user/ideas/200807/bUnJHD“Casino Royale” is an excellent film. I haven’t seen much James Bond outside of Pierce Brosnan (of which only “GoldenEye” is worth remembering), but “Casino Royale” was something different. It was just a damn good movie, and Daniel Craig proved Bond didn’t have to be just a sarcastic womanizer.

Unfortunately, “Quantum of Solace” is not nearly as interesting as Craig’s debut role as 007. It’s not his fault; he doesn’t have much to work with in the sequel. “Quantum” feels very much like the action-oriented second-part in a trilogy that was started with “Casino Royale,” but as someone who rarely pays for a movie in theater (thanks, Netflix!), I expect something a little more ambitious. “Quantum” struck me as a made-for-TV Bond flick on the big screen.

It didn’t help that you needed an intimate knowledge of the events and characters in “Casino Royale,” a movie I saw over a year ago, to have any pay-off with the subplots in “Quantum.” That’s partially my fault, I suppose, but when Bond movies have always been self-contained adventures, it wouldn’t have hurt to have “Quantum” provide a little context for the reader. Not to say “Quantum”‘s plot isn’t likely to seem convoluted even with context.

But still, Craig embodies the role of Bond and all he needs is a killer script the next time out. It’s just too bad we have to wait a few years before we, hopefully, see another glimpse at the greatness in “Casino Royale.”

Oh, and fire whoever thought Jack White was a good pick for the theme song — and I like Jack White. Seriously, yikes.

my cardboard life November 19, 2008

Posted by mrstetris in comic, my cardboard box, phillipa rice, the juzzard.
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the juzzard by phillipa rice, i really enjoy the cute comics.  posted today, i loved this and it reminded me of Pixel, grrrrr!  well, not really, she’s anything but ferocious!  🙂

More from that Prop 8 protest [video] November 18, 2008

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Thousands marching on Market St. to oppose the embarrassing ignorance of California voters who said voted yes on Prop 8, which banned homosexual marriages from the state on a constitutional level.

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My First Red Carpet Experience November 17, 2008

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While in Los Angeles last week to watch over a guest blogger that won a contest to interview snowboarder Shaun White, since he has a video game coming out, I attended a red carpet interviewing session full of b and c-list “celebrities.” People like Ted Raimi, Kelly Osbourne, some chick from “Hanna Montanna” who had quite the revealing dress, Stephanie Tanner from “Full House,” Loloyd from “Entourage” and others were in attendance. We didn’t get a chance to talk to all of them.

But I did, sort of, meet Tila Teqila. That was strange.

Guest blogger + Shaun White (snowboarder)Guest blogger interviews Tila TequilaKelly OsbourneLloyd from Entourage!Bam Margera by you.Not sure who she is either by you.Stephanie Tanner from Full House! by you.

Prop 8 protesting in SF November 15, 2008

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Thousands marching on Market St — so awesometown. Screw you, religious crazies!