August 12, 2003

underground moblogger party

The 1IMC mobloggers afterparty in full swing at the underground club Super-Deluxe in Roppongi. Yes, I know 1IMC was over a month ago. I just got around to making this panorama, and yes, I know it's not even that good a job. People kept moving around, what can I say?

I tried to imagemap people to their sites where I knew them, so mouse around a bit. If you know who some of the other folks are, leave a comment.

If you are a glutton for punishment, you can see the high res image here. At 4.23MB over my 256Kb/s uplink, you can expect it will be somewhat slow ;-)

Posted by Gene at August 12, 2003 12:20 AM | TrackBack

TLC’s award-winning TV reality series, FAKING IT, is now looking for a Dancing Raver who wants to fake it at their DREAM JOB!

Do you ever wish you had taken a different path? Do you fantasize about your dream job? Do you ever wonder who you would be if you had a different career? Do you want to break out of your shell and get over your shyness? Would you like to be given the opportunity of a lifetime?

Here is your chance…

Faking It is a transformational battle against the odds. It tells the story of what happens when real people take up the challenge of converting themselves into someone entirely different. Our hero/heroine is plucked from their daily lives and given four weeks to master a skill well enough to fool a group of expert judges. During the month of intensive training, top practitioners, famous in their field, mentor the faker and try their best to help them succeed. They will teach you how to walk, talk, and act the part!

We are looking for candidates who have always wanted to be one of the following but do not have any prior experience:

Flair Bartender (male)
Stand-up Comic (male)
Martial Artist (male)
In the final test at the end of the month, the faker must not only demonstrate the skill required but, if they are to convince the expert panel, they must also look, act, and talk the part as well. At the heart of the show is the journey the faker takes into an unknown world and the relationships that develop between the faker and their mentors.

Must be 21 – 35 years of age
Must be able to leave your job and family for 4 weeks

If you know that you have what it takes to fool the experts, please email a JPEG PHOTO of yourself and a short paragraph that provides the following information.

Your name:
Your gender:
Your age:
Your weight and height:
Your address:
Your job:
Could you take a month away from your job/life at short notice?
What do you want to fake it as (from the list above) and why?

****In the subject line of your email, please put the following information, in the following order: *YOUR OCCUPATION(S), *AGE, *STATE. (For example: Subject: Truck Driver, 25, Texas or Subject: Plumber, 22, Kansas, etc.)

Participant selection based solely on Producer’s discretion.

Information about the series can also be found on our website at:
on the TLC website at:
and on the BBC America website at:

'There was something utterly joyful and exhilarating about watching someone so magnificently getting it, doing things that they never thought they could do and seeing the point of things they never could in the first place.' The Times regarding TLC’s Faking It.

Compensation: We provide travel, accommodations, food, (per diem) & a wage.

Posted by: Shana Kemp at September 29, 2004 02:03 PM