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Good…um…noontime reagers, I guess I am starting this task pretty late no thanks to some bitch who decided to wake me up at 5:00 just to piss me off (just kidding Christina XP). Anyways, on to today’s task.

 

Okay, so the task the book gave to me today is:

Today, write the opening sentence of my debut novel:

and it then gave me some good examples to get me started. For instance:

  • It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife. – Pride and Prejudice, Jane Austen
  • Mother died today. – L’Estanger, Albert Camus
  • It was a bright cold day in April, and the clocks were striking thirteen. – 1984, George Orwell

Today’s task seems simple enough, seeing how I am a writer to some extent (if we ignore my major speling misktakes and the with grammer [lol, jk]). I will tell you my line when we are done. By the way, peeked at tomorrow. It is very explicit and those of week stomachs may not want to read. I will not be including any pictures or video and you will understand why…

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Good evening readers, well today was long day. I had to wait for Billy to get off work, plan out our motives, get the camera prepped, etc… but let me backtrack a bit.

Yesterday, Billy and I called each other up as we were trying to pick where an “Out-of-Order” sign would work most effectively. Should we put it by the cranes by PHS? No, constuction workers would certainly be able to tell it is fake. How about in a freezer in Pathmark? Well, that would work, but how would we catch somebody falling for the prank?

Then we came up with the perfect idea. The McDonalds drive-thru. It is the perfect place for an “Out-of-Order” sign to go. It is completely away from any management or employees (being the nature of a “drive-thru”), it is entirely visible, and if properly done, can cause massive confusion by both management and the customers. We talked out how it was gonna work, but from that point the plan was set.

So, I waited for 2 for Billy to get off work and I met him at his house. There, we set up the battle plan. We were going to sit across from the drive-thru, throw the signs up, and buy ourselves lunch to make us look as inconspicuous as possible sitting there on the curb. We then photocopied two of the “Out-of-Order” signs on the book (seen below).

 

After copying these signs, we headed down to McDonalds. We walked inside, keeping the “Out-of-Order” signs and the camera hidden from sight, and ordered ourselves lunch. Billy got a cheeseburger with no pickles and a small soda. I myself got a plain cheeseburger, a small french fry, and a small water.

We then went outside and took the two signs. The big sign was put on the order menu before the speakers, and the small colored one was put up by Billy on the speaker itself. We sat back and waited for the first car to come through… which did not take very long at all. The first came rolling in almost as soon as we had put the sign up. However (as seen in the video) they ignored both and just ordered. My theory is that they saw me putting up the signs which why they were not so easily fooled.

Then, we waited…and waited…and waited. But finally the second car came rolling through (also in the video). It paused at the first order menu and stared at the sign. Then quickly moved along to the next menu/speaker, saw the second sign and drove right on through. At this point Bill and I started laughing our asses off.

We waited for the next car to come, but within the next minute, we saw the manager (whom we will call Mr. L) come out, rush to the drive-thru menu, look at us, look at the sign again, look at us again, and yelled (humorously), “Get this shit off!” He then, tore it off himself and walked back into the store. We followed him in, to explain why we were doing it and to thank him for taking the whole situation so lightly.

He thought the project was funny and said that he would check out the website (but he did not want his name, picture, or image on the site for management purposes which is why that part is not in the film). He then recounted on the mayhem we caused. Apparently, the customer we tricked, rushed up to the pick-up window and ordered there. Mr. L told us, downright she was a bitch. The conversation went something like this:

Mr. L: (confused) Hello?

Bitch: Why the hell isn’t the drive-thru working.

Mr. L: What? Im not sure what you are talking about. It is working.

Bitch: Then WHY would you put an ‘Out-of-Order” sign on it?! Huh?

Mr. L: Mam, we didn’t put any sign out there, but I will go check it out. Now what would you like?…

We then apologized for any trouble we caused and shook his hand and were off into the pouring rain. we had to walk all the way home. I guess it was karma in a way. But mission accomplished, we confused and screwed with at least one customer and I am already getting a good April Fool’s Day prank as an idea. I would call the “Out-of-Order” sign a success. That said, we have some easy tasks for the upcoming days, but I will keep you posted with all of my doings. Until next time.

Looks like we were able to not only complete the task, but we also got it filmed, edited, and online within hours. Here is the footage, an in depth description of our events will be posted sometime tonight. Hope you enjoy:

And for those of you on facebook:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SYfytH2-y6g

In this video, Billy makes a few special appearances. There is more to the story than what is on the video, but I will type that in later when I am not as lethargic. Editing takes a lot out of you (Windows Movie Maker likes playing ‘mental games’).

Good morning readers. Welcome to Day 5. I know that I have really got people excited for this day, saying how big it was, so let me move on to what the task is.

Today, in The Book, I was given an “Out of Order” sign.

The Book then instructs me:

Cut out and stick this sign on any given item of public infrastructure you might encounter today, including, but not limited to: elevators, garbage trucks, cranes, phone booths, toilets, ventilation units, escalators, entrances to subway stations. The aim is to achieve comprehensive social breakdown across the US.

This is obviously the most demanding task that I have had yet in my opinion. Though I doubt I will cause a social breakdown in the US, I am sure we are defenitly going to cause some sort of panic and mischieve. That said, Billy and I already have a plan for where we are sticking this sign (if we dont make copies and put it in more than one place.

Hopefully we can get the video filmed, edited, and online within the span of one day, but I will report on the progress on the following post. I am keeping my fingers crossed that I will not get in trouble but who knows. See you all later on.

I think it is time for me to write something on my blog that does not have to do with any of the tasks… but I can’t think of anything pressing that has happened to me recently. So in an absence of anything new or interesting to say, I will share with you guys a picture. Hope you enjoy it.

You ALL just lost the game…and so did I. Damn. Anyway, hope you all are enjoying your night. See you tomorrow.

Good evening readers! Once again, I am doing this blog really late into the day, but that is only because of the sheer simplicity of it. In fact, it is so simple I feel there is no need to right a blog post for the task and the story of my completion.

So for today, I was given a blank map in the book (below) and asked to fill it out.

I was to fill it out in this way. Green means that I have been there before. Blue means that I plan to go there within the year. Yellow means that I plan to go there sometime in my lifetime. And of course, Red mean I will never go there, ever, and I am happy about it. So this took me a whole…two minutes, after successfully finding Kyle’s crayons for this year. By the end, it looked like so:

As you can tell, I have been absolutely nowhere (probably because my parents hate flying) but as soon as i get any amount of money, I want to roam a bit around the world. Well, that was…once again…surprisingly easy. Tomorrow is not as easy though. I have already called Billy and we will be out early to get the next task on tape. The task will be up ASAP so those who don’t know what it is yet, it wont be up as late as today.

Hey everyone, I realize that this is a late post but I was out at a party. I should NEVER wait this long to finish a task because I was running around the house flipping a shit about what I liked that I was going to throw out and ugh… I’m pooped.

Anyways, I had to come to a hard decision but I picked something near and dear to my heart. I decided I was going to throw out my Rolling Stones wallet. This might not seem like alot to anyone reading this but the Rolling Stones wallet was not only my first wallet but was also my current one until just about a minute ago).

So I took it out of my pant pocket, emptied all of the credit cards, ID, and money from it (so no use looking in my garbage for it for those in need of cash) and threw it away.

And there it is, in my trash can…I really feel bad. I have a sentimental attachment to it and feel like I should take it out, but I must continue the ‘experiment’. I cant break Day 3. That said, I will see you all tomorrow (which I will add, has a very uninteresting and non-demanding task) but I hope you will bare with me cause Day 5 is coming up with new video. See you all there!

Good afternoon readers, sorry for the late post but I was up all night trying to get people’s opinions on the video and the experiment as of so far. And since I don’t normally go to bed at 2 AM, I woke up…now. But let me move on to today’s task.

The Book is pretty precise about this one. It is rather simple. All it says is:

Today throw something away that you like.

I should have this one done relatively soon today. So far, nothing has been too challenging or pressing, but as I am looking through The Book now, that isn’t going to be the case forever (it starts getting really into it by Day 13).

Just to address the question, we say in our video that we wont have another one till Day 5. Some people have asked me why I am not doing it everyday. Well, it isn’t out of laziness, because I would love to post a new video everyday, it is just that some of these tasks lack interest. I’m sure nobody is going to be interested watching me gaze longingly into peoples eyes, color a map, or throw something away so I will leave the video to the cooler tasks (Day 5 should be good).

Thank you Jess for your comment and more opinions would be appreciated for the video or the experiment. We would like to know if there is any way to improve the site or the editing so bounce any ideas off me =D

That said, let me find something and I will report back when I am done.

Our video clip is fully edited, with intro, credits, and censoring (yes there was cursing).

For those looking on Facebook, the video is here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TADizpSEYHc

I hope you appreciate the work Billy and I put into the editing of this video and you can def. expect more from us. Please comment on what you think… or you can Aim me. Whatever. Now you can visually see what I mean when I said I was on a hunger strike for peace and violently cursing out this poor ant.

Last but not least, I have to mention that today is not yet over, so therefore Task 2 is still in session. In the time between posts, I have found the love of my life, lets call her Tiger [picture below]. She is younger than me, wheres a pink necklace, and has stunning green eyes. We are already living together. Well, that brings us to an end of today so I will update you all on the new task tomorrow. Nothing much to prepare for, it is pretty simple. See you soon. 

Well, today was a long day of continual video editing and out-takes of our video of the first day and intro material but I got through the day in one piece. However, being in the basement of either my or Billy’s house has left me little to no time to complete the task. Therefore, I had to make the most of any time spent around people.

I have no flashy pictures or video of today’s venture so you guys will just have to bare with me and believe that i am not lying. Throughout the day, from the moment I woke up to as I type, I gazed at people, longingly and lovingly. This included me staring at people until they had eye contact with me, and then sustaining that eye contact. After doing so, I would try and speak with them in a longing sweet way until they left disgusted or I say goodbye.

My day started off in downtown Lake Hiawatha at The Spa where I was WAY too friendly with our 50 year old. After gazing into her eyes as she waited for me to order my pancakes, I gave my order and then added she looked stunning today. She left with a smile on her face and I got the crunchiest hash-browns and best meal at The Spa that I ever had.

While eating at The Spa, I made it a point to look at everyone around me in the same way. I got a couple of ‘hellos’ from the group of old ladies sitting next to me and a very weird look from the old man I was staring at along the way. (For those who don’t know, at 9:00 AM The Spa is full of senior citizens so I am not just creepily hitting on old people).

Following this, I went to Billy’s house to work on the editing for Day 1 (it will be up soon, I am just waiting for it to process on google). I even looked at him longly until he threatened to beat the shit out of me. So we got to work on editing…and we kept doing it until just about now. I really didn’t see much more than people in The Spa today. However, I have completed the task with flying colors.

Although, once again, I have not made such a large impact in my life, I know that I brightened up some 50 y/o woman’s day and learned that a compliment here and there will get you some good potatoes. That is a lesson well learned and should not be taken for granted. Make sure that you stare lovingly at your nearest old person. That said, I am waiting for the video to upload but that should be on with in the next hour. Hope you watch!