Wednesday, December 31, 2008

get the ____ out of here 2008, Hello New Year!!!

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Happy New Year.

well 2008 was full of great surprise for the nation (wow a Black guy is the president)

and some personal set backs for myself and the nation (the economy tanking, rise in foreclosures and unemployment, etc)

hopefully 09 will turn out to be a better year for everyone

Saturday, November 15, 2008

hey Adobe lower your prices

I was thinking about buying Adobe CS4 design program but man at $1,300 the programs in that package cost way to much money for me.

even if I just but the programs I want/need I will still end up paying about that much money.

maybe adobe should think about lowering it's prices for poor artist.

at the very least have a short of rent to own choices. so artist can pay a little at a time. though my luck if you did this by the time I finish paying CS5 will be out

Friday, November 07, 2008

OMG it just hit me...Obama won

I know, I know delayed reaction and all.

but the truth is is watching Obama win Tuesday I was mixed with emotions. on one hand i was glad that he won. Not only because he is, will be the first Black president but because he is the first person I voted for and won the presidency and will be going to the white house.

that last bit is the important part because, the emotion I had was that I was a afraid we would face another 2000 like event and the the news casters would take back that win and say the other guy had. it.

But now it is hitting me, it really happened and no one found away to take it back.


Barack Obama is the 44th Prez of the U.S.

I was watching a few news reports talking about Obama and a tear came rolling down my eyes. that didn't happen to me on Tuesday night, I was close but still now waterworks.

I'm still a bit in a daze over all this.

Saturday, November 01, 2008

MI ballet 08

I stole the ideal from Michael Dietsch's blog to do a blog post talking about all the people and issues that are on my state's ballet this year.

I did my best to search for site that had information on the people running. (with some exceptions like office where everyone running is a shoe into win giving that they are running in areas where every running will get a seat)

Presidential
Barack Obama/Joe Biden for the Demoratic party

John Sidney McCain/Sarah palin 4 the Republicans

Cynthia McKinney/Rosa Clemente 4 the Green Party

Chuck Baldwin/Darrel Castle 4 the U.S Taxpayers party

Bob Barr/Wayne A. Root for he Libertarian party

Ralph Nader/Matt Gonzales for the Natural Law party.



Congressional

United State Senator
Jack Hoogendyk Jr. (Republican)
Carl Levin (Democratic)
Harley G. Mikkelson (Green Party)
Michael N. Nikitin (U.S taxpayers)
Scotty Boman (libertarian)
Doug Dern (Natural Law)

Representative in Congress (9th District)
Joe Knollengberg (Republican)
Gary Peters (Democrat)
Douglas Campbell(Green)
Adam Goodman (Libertarian)
Jack Kevorkian (no party...holy crap Doctor Death is running for congress!!! of course no political party wants him)

Legislative
Representative in state legislature
Scott E. Sampeer (republican)
Tim Melton (Democratic)

State Board

Member of the state board of education (pick 2)
Scott Jenkins (Republican)
Richard Zelle (republican)
John Austin (Democratic)
Kathleen Straus (Democratic)
Dwain Raynolds III (Green)
Karen Adams (US Taxpayers)
Bill Hall (Libertarian)
Jeff A. Steinport (libertarian)

Regent of the U of M (pick 2...and go blue)
Susan Brown (Repub)
John G. LaFond (republican)
Laurence B. Deitch (Democrat)
Denise Illtch (Democratic)
Ellls Boal (Green)
Richard Ryskamp (U.S taxpayers)
Joe Sanger (U.S Taxpayers)
Eric L. Larson (libertarian)
Kerry L. Morgan (libertarian)

Trustee of Michigan State University (no more then 2)
Lisa Bourchard (Repub)
George Scott Romney (Republican)
Dianne Byrum (Democratic)
Diann Woodard (Democrat)
Therese Marie Storm (Green)
Robert Gale (U.S taxpayers)
Crystal Van Sickle (U.S Taxpayers)
David A. Brown (Libertartian)
Joseph Roesenquist (libertartian)

Governor of Wayne State University (2)
Torian J. Bridges (republican)
Danialle Karmanos (republican)
Paul Massaron (Democratic)
Gary S. Pollard (Democratic)
Margaret Guttshall (Green)
Rick Butkowski (U.S Taxpayers)
Terry Halnes (U.S Taxpayers)
Dan Kelzer (Libertarian)
Nicole Michalak (libertartian)

County

Country Executive
L. Brooks Patterson (Republican)
Brenda Lawrence (Democratic)

Sheriff
Michael J. Bouchard (Republican)
Jane Bourdreau (Democratic)

Clerk/Register of Deeds
Ruth Johnson (Republican)
Shella Smith (Democratic)

Treasurer
Pat Dohany (Republican)
Andy Meisner (Democratic)

Drain Commissioner
John P. McCulloch (Elephant party)
Brett Nicholson (Donkey party)

County COmmissioner 10 district
Karen L. Toth (Republican)
Mattle McKinney Hatchett (Democratic)

Judical ...or here come the judge

Justice of Supreme Court (1)
Robert W. Roddis
Cliff Taylor
Diane Marie Hathaway

Judge of Court of appeals 2nd district (pick 3....wait there are only 3 people running they must be happy about the fact that they are all going to win again)
Mark J. Cavanagh
E. Thomas Fitzgerald
Henry William Saad

Judge of Court of Appeals 2nd district (1)
Elizabeth L. Glelcher (only person running so we know that L can't stand for loser)

Judge of Circuit Court (5) is there a reason to care about this 5 people running and there 5 spots
James M. Alexander
Martha D. Anderson
Nanci Grant
Shallna D. Kumar
Rudy J. Nichois

Judge of Circuit Court 6th Circuit non-incumbents(2)
David Carl Anderson
Mary Ellen Brennan
Lisa Gorcyca
Thomas E. Kuhn

Judge of Circuit court 6th circuit incumbet
Leo Bowman

Judge of probate court non-incumbent
Mark Frankel
Daniel A. O'Brien

Judge of District court 50th district incumbent postition
Michael C. Martinez
Cynthia T. Walker

Judge of district court 50th district non-incumbent
Ronda Fowlkes Gross
Richard Terrell Taylor

Community College

Community college board of trustees members (2)
Timothy Terpening
Phillip J. Abraham
Shirley J. Bryant
Sandra L. Ritter
Carlyle Fielding Stewart

community college board of trustees member partial term ending in 2011
Debble Macon
Christopher P. Maloney
Thomas Patrick Sullivan
Sherry Cormier Kuhn

Proposals

Prop 1
Medical Marijuana.

Prop 2
should Michigan allow stem cell research?

Tuesday, October 07, 2008

Why do marketers feel they most make every thing fun?

I was just listen to an ad on the radio for a computer repair place.

In the ad they had people saying how much they like the service. One of the people, an older sounding guy said that he watch them fix and was having a ball doing so.

now I have to ask how boning is this guys life (or how boring do the advertisers think our lives are) to think that watching your computer get fixed is fun.

and this isn't the only time I've seen/heard ads that try to make boring things (that we need or need done) sound fun.

instead of making things sound fun why not just tell how good your product/service is.

Friday, September 26, 2008

McCain is using his age well during the debates

watching the debates right now and I can't help but notice that even thought people thought that maybe because of the age differences between Obama and McCain, Obama would have an advantage because he is younger and healthier looking (like what happened in the JFK vs Nixon debates)

but I have to hand McCain at least a point for trying play up his age by basically saying Obama doesn't understand blah blah blah.

of course Obama troughs out facts showing that he clearly knows what he is talking about.

but still I think McCain stratagy may play will with older voters, since who feel like they are dealing with know it all whippersnappers.

Tuesday, September 09, 2008

Obama needs change and a few dollar bills as well!!!

I have decide to take a active inactive role in helping Obama became the next President of the united states of America by being one of his fundraise.

I set a small goal of $200. this is the first time I have done anything like this so I wanted to set a small bar. If I meet it I'll do it again and set the bar higher.

Sunday, July 27, 2008

wow I'm getting old

I noticed a few weeks ago that I have grey hairs in my beard.

today my brother noticed them. but it wasn't like he noticed them when he was standing near me...no he spoted them when he was standing on the other side of the living room.

Saturday, May 31, 2008

They had their chance to let the Michigan voters voice to be heard.

This Saturday the Democratic party is holding it’s committee meeting to try and figure out what to do with the Florida and Michigan delegates.



I’m from Michigan and I know more about this state’s situation much more then I know about Florida’s so I’m just going to focus on the big mitten.



It seems that right now the Florida delegates are ok with the plan to only have half their votes count, where as the Michigan delegates want all there votes counted.



I didn’t catch who said it but I heard on the radio some guy (a MI delegate) say that they are fighting for this so Michigan voters can be heard.



All I have to say is…hold up!



The Michigan government has had their chances to make sure our vote is counted and they screwed them up.



First off this whole miss is there fault. They choice to move the election up, not the citizens of Michigan. No one turned to me and asked “yo, Martin mind if we move our primaries up?”



They then jacked things up again when they let the deadline to issue a revote slip by.



If they really wanted the Michigan voters voice count then they would have worked over time to get that done…but there lazy butts just let it go.



What I think the Michigan delegates are fighting to make sure the people of Michigan get who they want in office but instead they are fighting to get whoever they want in office.



If we had a recount and Obama’s name was on the ballot unlike in the Michigan primaries I think the out come would be vastly different.



A lot of people didn’t vote because they where told (by our local news media) that there vote wasn’t going to count.

Wednesday, March 05, 2008

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 11

The guy in the Glowface costume falls to the ground



Mrs. X lands a flurry of punches on the guy in the Glowface costume



The head pops off the cheap Glowface costume revealing that it’s really just a teenager in it



TEENAGER

Please, please don’t hit me

anymore.



Mrs. X picks the teenager up by the collar



MRS. X

Where’s the real Glowface?



Standing by the skeeballs is Lorenzo Suave and Glowface in a cheap costume that looks like a teenage



LORENZO

I think it’s time to leave



GLOWFACE

Yes



In the middle hole of the skeeball the timer on the grenade counts down to one



The two are just about to run when the skeeball game blows up.



Sending them flying in the air



FADE OUT

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 11

The guy in the Glowface costume falls to the ground



Mrs. X lands a flurry of punches on the guy in the Glowface costume



The head pops off the cheap Glowface costume revealing that it’s really just a teenager in it



TEENAGER

Please, please don’t hit me

anymore.



Mrs. X picks the teenager up by the collar



MRS. X

Where’s the real Glowface?



Standing by the skeeballs is Lorenzo Suave and Glowface in a cheap costume that looks like a teenage



LORENZO

I think it’s time to leave



GLOWFACE

Yes



In the middle hole of the skeeball the timer on the grenade counts down to one



The two are just about to run when the skeeball game blows up.



Sending them flying in the air



FADE OUT

Tuesday, March 04, 2008

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 10

TUESDAY

Wait it’s just cheese?



Tuesday runs toward her family



TUESDAY

Guys…that…er…thing is just

cheese.



Truman pulls his head out of the cheese monster’s grip



TRUMAN

Cheese?



Truman opens his mouth extremely wide and starts eating his way free from the cheese monster



Mrs. X pulls out a katana sword and starts slice the cheese monster



MRS. X

I guess it’s time to cut it.



Mr. X pulls out a wind-up teeth toy



MR. X

I got just the thing



Mr. X puts the toy to the cheese and it starts eating away



The Cheese monster runs away



A guy in a cheap Glowface costume walks by with a bunch of little kids crowding around him



Mrs. X looks over at the guy in the cheap Glowface costume



Mrs. X squints her eyes



MRS. X

Glowface.



Mrs. X jump kicks the guy in the Glowface costume

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 9

Mr. X throwing grenades in the middle skeeball hole.



BRANDON

(V.O)

is really just skeeball.



The grenade gets stuck in the hole



Brandon talking to Tuesday



BRANDON

But the main trap is…



Mr. X looks at the table



Their pizza has arrived



MR. X

Look family the food is here.



The X’s gathers around the pizza



Mr. X cuts the pizza



The cheese wobbles around and…



Jumps up as the cheese monster



The cheese monster hits Mr. X



Mrs. X unloads two guns into the cheese monster john woo style



The bullets just sink into the cheese monster



The cheese monster grabs Truman



TUESDAY

How do we stop it?



Brandon shrugs



BRANDON

I don’t know how do you beat

cheese

Monday, March 03, 2008

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 8

Mrs. X turns toward Tuesday



MRS. X

Wha…



The toy mole start firing a flurry of bullets.



Mrs. X dives behind a token machine



MRS. X

Oh yeah it looks like I just

got upgrade to fire arms

training.



Mrs. X pulls out a rocket-launcher and fires at the whack-o-mole machine



KABOOM



Truman about to dive into the balls



BRANDON

(V.O)

the balls in the pool of balls

are really land minds



Truman sees a kid to afraid to jump into the pool



Truman gives a dark little giggle and sneaks up to the kid and…



Pushes him in the pool of balls



The balls explode as the kid lands on them.



The kid flies up with each explosion



BOOM BOOM BOOM



Truman looks around nervously and then sneaks away



Brandon talking to Tuesday



BRANDON

And those skeeballs your dad…

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 7

KID

Eeeeeeeeehhhh!



The kid sinks down into the pizza sauce and then…



Pops right back up, licking his lips



KID

Mmm that’s some tasty pizza

sauce.



The kid blinks



KID

I mean…ahhh!



Tuesday leaning on the counter talking to Brandon



TUESDAY

Ok so that’s it or did your

Uncle have any more traps set

up?



BRANDON

Well…um your mom at the whack

the mole.



At extreme speed Mrs. X is hitting little toy moles dressed as mobster with tommy guns with a mallet.



BRANDON

I think Lorenzo has that set up

so those little moles will

shoot if they aren’t hit in

time.



Mrs. X mallet cracks apart



Just then a toy mole pops up



It’s gun is aimed at Mrs. X



Tuesday runs toward her mother



TUESDAY

Mom, look out!

Sunday, March 02, 2008

THE Xs DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 6

Tuesday wipes her finger across the counter, gathering lots of grease



TUESDAY

…but I didn’t think they would

make you work in a joint like

this to raise a few bucks to

keep their operation going.



Tuesday thinking



TUESDAY

But then again I always

Wondered where your uncle gets

All the money to fund his

lasers and things.



BRANDON

No, my uncle doesn’t need the

money this place is like a trap

for you and your family.



TUESDAY

Figures, so what kind of trap

is this going to be?



a kid walks up to the crane vending machine



BRANDON

Take that claw vending machine.



The kid pushes the button to pick up an item

The claw goes down and picks up the Invader Zim doll



Just then a giant claw comes down and picks up the kid



The claw swings the kid across the pizzeria



The claw stops just above a vat of boiling pizza sauce



The claw opens and drops the kid and he plops into the pizza sauce

Friday, February 29, 2008

THE Xs DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 5

TUESDAY

I’m going to the crane vending

machine.



beat



TUESDAY

Maybe I can grab me a ticket

out of here.



Tuesday playing with the crane vending machine that happens to be filled with toys based on other nicktoons



TUESDAY

Cool a Zim doll.



Tuesday moves the claw just above the invader Zim doll



Unknown to her a large claw is moving just above her head.



Tuesday is just about to push the button to lower the claw when…



She sees Brandon working at the counter



Tuesday runs to Brandon



TUESDAY

Brandon!



Tuesday standing at the counter



TUESDAY

What are you doing here?



BRANDON

My uncle’s making me work here.



TUESDAY

Wow, I always thought S.N.A.F.U

was kind of janky…

THE Xs DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 4

MRS. X

Right.



Mr. X looks down at Truman



MR. X

And you Truman



Mr. X points to the pool of balls



MR. X

you check out this pool of

balls.



Truman looks at the pool of balls and then at some arcade games.



Truman then looks back at the balls and then at the arcade games.



TRUMAN

I’d rather play video games



Mr. X thinking about it.



MR. X

No.



Truman sadly slumps his shoulders



MR. X

Ok, fine.



Truman looking up at his father doe-eyed



MR. X

After you find out why someone

needs a pool of balls



Truman sulks to the pool of balls



Mr. X talking to Tuesday



MR. X

And you…



Tuesday walking toward the claw vending machine

THE Xs DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 3

Glowface walks by in the foreground

TUESDAY

Whatever let’s just order some

food and play a few games.



MR. X

Sure, let’s play these…



Mr. X makes air quotes



MR. X

…games.



MR. X

Right, here’s the mission

agents.



Mr. X points to himself

MR. X

I’ll order some of this pizza

and then…



Mr. X points to the skeeballs.



MR. X

…I will complete that target

practice drill



Mr. X points at Mrs. X



MR. X

Dear…



MRS. X

Yes?



Mr. X points at the whack-o-mole game



MR. X

…you mission is practice with

that melee combat simulator.



Mrs. X salutes

Thursday, February 28, 2008

THE Xs DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 2

Mr. X holding a flyer



MR. X

Hey this looks interesting.



Mr. X holding a flyer that has a picture of Glowface with a big slice of pizza in his hand



MR. X

Snafu pizzeria and look…



Mr. X rips off the coupon that was at the bottom of the flyer.



MR. X

Spy families get ½ off triple

the cost. What a deal!



INT. S.N.A.F.U PIZZERIA

The X’s walk into S.N.A.F.U’S pizzeria in an overly grand entrance. Everyone but Tuesday jumps in and rolls behind near by objects for cover.



Mr. X jumps up and looks around



Mrs. X and Truman walk behind him with guns drawn



Tuesday stays a few feet away sulking



Frozenly all the parents and kids look at the X’s in terror



A man’s chewed up pizza falls out of his widely open mouth



Mr. X looks around



TUESDAY

Don’t you think you guys are

over doing it?



MR. X

You never know something about

this place makes me think it

might be a trap.

THE X's DOOM IN 30 MINUTES OR LESS page 1

the other day I sent in a submission for nickelodeon's writing fellowship.

Since I have scripts that I have entered last year for this fellowship I figured I will not put them up on line for people to enjoy at least one of the thousands of losing scripts I am sure they got.

I probably shouldn't say this but I'm not to shocked that I lost because I write a script for a show I never seen. I just got inof about it off a wiki page and talking to my little brother. So fan's of the show The X's tell me how close I got the show you love.

oh I'm putting up each page as a different post

enjoy




FADE IN

INT. S.N.A.F.U HEADQUARTERS

Glowface is sitting at the head of a meeting room table next to him is a large wheel of cheese



Also at the table are Lorenzo Suave, Brandon and other members of S.N.A.F.U



GLOWFACE

Right here is our newest tool

to defeat the X’s.



LORENZO SUAVE

Cheese? This is your new plan?



GLOWFACE

Not just any ordinary cheese…



Glow face pokes at the cheese with a knife

The cheese starts wobble and appendages start to spread out of it



The wheel of cheese explodes into a huge monster made of cheese



GLOWFACE

…it’s really a cheese monster,

shipped fresh from the moon.



LORENZO SUAVE

So how is this cheese monster

to the X’s?



Behind Glowface the cheese monster attacks a few S.N.A.F.U minions in the back ground



GLOWFACE

Oh no I have the perfect trap

to snare them to the cheese

monster.



INT. HOME BASE
Mr. X walks into the house as he is going through the mail



MR. X

Junk, junk, post card from 007.

Tuesday, February 19, 2008

the world is a changing

This weekend Kosovo declared independence.

Yesterday Fidel Castro has stepped down.

and today Pakistan just elected a new leader. The new prime minister will be someone from the Pakistan People's Party.


what going to happen during the rest of the week? Will the south try to secede again? Or maybe Quebec will.

Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Hey Fedex guy

it takes some more then the length of one ring for some one to get to the door

instead of ringing once and running back to your truck...wait a minute or two.

something else that would be a good look...when you see someone opening the door, waiving their hand, yelling hey...don't drive off...give them their freaking package.

Thursday, January 03, 2008

free copywriting

Ok this is only going to be a very limited time only offer. For the first 10 people to e-mail me I will do one copywriting assignment for them…for FREE.

That’s right for free.

If you like it or hate it you didn’t spend a dime so there is no worries on your end.

Here are my terms
Nothing more then 3 pages
I have the right to use the work in my portfolio
Since this is free I may have to focus my time on paying gigs so don’t get mad if it takes a little time to get done.
I have the right to refuse anything on any bases.

contact me at mr.martinjackson at gmail {hit the period key} com with the subject free copywriting

free copywriting

Ok this is only going to be a very limited time only offer. For the first 10 people to e-mail me I will do one copywriting assignment for them…for FREE.

That’s right for free.

If you like it or hate it you didn’t spend a dime so there is no worries on your end.

Here are my terms
Nothing more then 3 pages
I have the right to use the work in my portfolio
Since this is free I may have to focus my time on paying gigs so don’t get mad if it takes a little time to get done.
I have the right to refuse anything on any bases.

contact me at mr.martinjackson at gmail {hit the period key} com with the subject free copywriting