I finally completed Phase Two of the Human Video Game Experiment – Free Piggyback Rides on Rodeo Drive, per your votes! It was a close call with The Group Portraits on LA Subway Cars. You can see the Phase One video, trying on as many clothes as I possibly could at the St. Vincent DePaul’s Thrift Store, by clicking right here.
More HVGE experimentation to come…
Hi, I’m Ryan Mulligan. I was going to interview myself for my first introductory post on the blog, but realized I didn’t have any good questions. Marc has asked me to join here as a poster in hopes of letting the world find out a little about the rag-tag group of friends who work with Marc on his projects. I live in Virginia and cook for strangers in galleries. I teach art, drive my mom’s Outback, and make videos. Actually I could only think of two questions for the interview.
Q 1. Is your name Ryan Mulligan?
RM — Yes.
Q 2. Really?
RM — What?
Q 3. I’m sorry, I said ‘Really?’
RM — Yea, I understood that part I was just asking why you asked that, like you didn’t believe me.
Q 4. Awsome! This is going to be a great interview.
thanks for letting me hang out on the site today.
For those of you in the Virginia Area, Ryan Mulligan will be performing his new version of “The Stew Lecture” at the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts on April 13th. You need a college ID to see the show. Don’t ask me why.
For those of you who don’t know, I cook food for people in galleries, and tell them about the history of soups. Marc knows all about it, you can ask him.
NEW IDEA #1: Everyone knows that credit and debit cards are quickly replacing checks and cash. We all experience that “wait time,” the time it takes for the cashier to run your card, wait for approval (which sometimes can be a scary as an AIDS test), and then hand you either something to sign or a receipt.
What do you people do during that “wait time?” It can vary widely; some people talk on their phone, others make small talk, sometimes there is a moment of uncomfortable eye contact, it can be a very long wait if “the system” is slow and you can get into a heated political debate, some folks stare at the register or pick up the store’s weekly coupon offerings, some draw on their hand (like myself), and the list goes on.
I would like to film some of these moments and put them together as a little short. I’d love to get your video submissions as well. Next time you go to the grocery with your friend, make a little short film with you phone or camera of that “wait time” that passes as you wait for the credit/ debit card processing. To upload your videos, just go to google video and sign-up here – https://upload.video.google.com/ ; if you have a gmail account, just sign up on the right, or if you use another mail program, go to the bottom and click “click here to apply.” Then just send me the link to your video. After I get some and you send some in, I’ll post the world premier! Don’t know how this’ll work out, but let’s wait and see.
NEW IDEA #2: The other idea is to take two families and have them move into a duplex side-by-side. They can’t move into the new place with anything except what is on their person. Each family is given a stipend of $10,000 and must live for two entire months entirely on products, furniture, and food bought from the Sky Mall Catalogue (those weird catalogues you find on planes).
They will eat entire freeze dried dinners, snack on fruit baskets, sleep on ottoman beds, take on a golfer’s wardrobe, and possibly spend a quarter of their budget on a crappy PC tower.
Which family will be able to make it through the two months? Will the families feud, will they share and trade? Will this cause a divorce or scurvy? How will their places look at the end of this unimaginable journey into… Sky Mall??
If you are interested in being a part of this, let me know and we’ll see if Sky Mall is into it.
[tags]creditcards, debitcards, skymall, ideas, weird, competition[/tags]
Welcome Dick Carlton to the INTSS crew. He’ll be up and about.
I found one of his to-do lists this afternoon while rumaging through his underwear drawer.
It is as follows:
1) make poetry from food label words I cut out
2) juggle biscuits
3) cut cookie-cutter shapes from baloney
4) spread peanut butter on matchbox car and drive it onto a cracker
5) draw easy cheese facial hair on newspaper photos
6) connect the dots candy
7) spread whip cream between my toes
I’m not sure if this is a grocery list or not…
[tags]grocerylist, dickcarlton, underwear[/tags]