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The thoughts and theories of a guy who basically should have gone to bed hours ago.

I know, I know - what's the point? But look at it this way - I stayed up late writing it, but you're reading it...

Let's call ourselves even & move on, OK?

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Saturday, February 03, 2007

You Never Know Who You'll Meet in New York...

Hey, remember the Great Simple Tricks Pizza Challenge? This was back in July, when Chenopup, a commenter over at Jason Bennion's Simple Tricks and Nonsense blog, suggested that the pizza at a local Salt Lake City eatery called Este was better than anything you'd find in New York City, and I suggested he bring a pizza out to New York for a taste test.

It was all a cute little story until Chenopup revealed that he is a filmaker by trade, and was speaking to his local ABC affiliate about having Regis & Kelly cover the story on their morning show. Then it got exciting.

Then it went radio silent for about five months.

But alas, the story lives! Chenopup had a business trip to New York a couple of weeks ago, and so naturally, we arranged to go out for pizza. Specifically, John's Pizzeria at 260 West 44th St. Well, wouldn't ya know it, guess who walked into the restaurant while we were enjoying our meal:

Regis thought the story was hysterical, and graciously agreed to pose for a picture with us and our pizza. No word yet on whether the whole thing will make it onto his show, though.

Amazing, huh? Almost too good to be true!

Well, OK, it is too good to be true. The picture is photoshopped. Here's the original:

It was great to meet Cheno, and the pizza was excellent. He's busy with other projects right now, and Buena Vista hasn't called him back, but he still considers the project "on the back burner," so we may one day get that actual meeting with Regis.

And now, I shall take my leave so that Jason Bennion can get his heart started again...

posted by Brian at 2:41 AM


  • Brian, you are an evil, evil man! Don't you know those defibrilator shocks hurt? Anyhow, glad you and Cheno had a good time. Wish I could've been there myself...

    By Anonymous jason, at 11:43 AM, February 05, 2007  

  • Note to self: demo to Brian how to use Photoshop point light sourcing so Regis doesn't look like he's brought his own lighting crew.

    I can teach to that because I'm comfortable that Uma Thurman will never star in a movie with a Jeff Porten.

    By Anonymous Jeff Porten, at 11:34 AM, February 07, 2007  

  • Demo to Brian how to use Photoshop point light sourcing so Regis doesn't look like he's brought his own lighting crew.

    Please do! I played around with contrast & brightness, but it all made it look worse, so I just gave up.

    I bought "Photoshop for Dummies" in an attempt to learn more, but it spends way too much time on the simple stuff (here's how to use the toolbars...) than on examples of what the different effects actually *DO*.

    If you could send along some more practical tips (or recommend a better book), I'd appreciate it.

    It's one of those things I'd really like to be better at (I actually use it pretty often to edit family photos before saving them/printing them off for the relatives). I just never get to spend a lot of time with it & really learn it...

    By Blogger Brian, at 11:15 PM, February 07, 2007  

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