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  1. I've gone through the immigration process. There is NO way that doesn't involve lots of hoop jumping, and waiting. What ever you do, just know that ahead of time. Hire a GOOD immigration lawyer, because the difference between a good and bad lawyer can be the deciding factor. Don't try to go it alone without a lawyer. It may seem like you can fill out and submit forms yourself, but that's not why you need the lawyer. They have specific knowledge about confusing laws and memos (these dictate how certain cases are handled when the law is vague). And you need someone to push the process along when it stalls. Good luck!
  2. That's gonna be good times tonight. Wish I could make it. I haven't been to a DMA/LA meeting in a while. Combine that with a beer afterwards? Umami is close by and has some excellent beers!
  3. I'm a big fan of screen printed show posters. Someone already mentioned Aesthetic Apparatus. Great work! http://www.gigposters.com/ - ton of content and you can search by band http://www.brianewing.com/ - if you like punk music, skulls, and severed hands (and who doesn't)
  4. The new rule that gives a yellow card for diving seems good. I'm German, and when I saw 2 German players get carded for diving in the first game I thought "Fair enough. It's sucks it's against my team, but I like that they're doing something against it this year." I think that's a good way to deter players from diving. But since that game, I haven't seen any yellow cards given for diving, and I've seen a lot of blatant dives. Especially from Italy. The rule is a good one, but it's not going to work if they don't enforce it. Players will continue to do it as long as the rewards outweigh the risks. I'm against the idea of instant replay in soccer. I love that the action doesn't stop and part of the fun of watching the world cup is all the drama around calls. I see the benefit to instant replay, but it's a slippery slope that ultimately leads to the game being drawn out and made to be more boring. Not having instant replay also teaches an important lesson for people watching. LIFE ISN'T FAIR. Sometimes you catch a break. Other times you get hosed. That's life. Don't cry about it. And don't expect a ref to be sitting there making sure everything is fair all the time. The best thing you can do is to prepare better next time and work harder next time, so that hopefully you're not at the mercy of breaks that can go either way. American sports have been hurt by this obsession with getting calls right. People rely on everything being fair. It's a cop out to say you lost a game because of a bad call. Notice the USA fans that cry about the bad call that cost them a goal and thus, the game. Here's a different perspective. Had they not played like crap the first half, and gone down by 2, they would have won, regardless of that bad call.
  5. uh... I think I'm doing it wrong... It's same thing for full timers. If you want to improve your skills, and show people what you're capable of, you have to go above and beyond and work late sometimes.
  6. At this point he's closer to the new Warhol. Both wildly popular contemporary artists and both have their legitimacy questioned (Warhol = is it art? Fairey = is it plagarism?).
  7. Has anyone heard of anything like this in LA? I've thought about something like this for a long time. Show great new work, & the classics. Geek out and have some drinks.
  8. Yeah! Wurstkuche is GOOD! great idea. Brats, Beer, and Mograph! what could be finer?! ... lots of things I guess. But we don't need to get into that here. I may or may not be able to make it... If I'm there, I can teach people how to pronounce it.
  9. Don't buy music through iTunes. Amazon sells MP3s. Problem solved. I've been using it for a while. Quick. Easy. Downloads files directly to iTunes. No DRM. Now for those who already have DRM files, yeah... convert them.
  10. This sounds very interesting! I'm down.
  11. I'm in... until of course I have to work late. and then... I'll be out. I don't care where, as long as they serve beer on tap.
  12. West Si-EEEde. "Beverly Hills ajacent" in Real-Estate-ese.
  13. People still use avid?
  14. Hiking, camping, mountaineering. Great stress relief. Good exercise. Get out of the urban jungle.
  15. I didn't read to the end of this thread because this sums it up for me. I don't really consider myself an artist. And I think some people who go into graphic design think they're making art. And that leads to questions of integrity, artistic worth, etc. It's an interesting topic, but as it relates to our industry it doesn't really apply as much as people may think.
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