Friday, October 29, 2010

We've moved

Hey all! Just wanted to let you know that...WE'VE MOVED.

Check us out at

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

SRT - CH06

by Shaggy

So we're still working on transferring UBER FRIENDSHIP BLOG over to word press.

...and by "working on" I mean "David is still out of the country and I fear trying wordpress by myself".

So, here's something to keep you busy for half an hour.


(right click to download) - Shaggy Reads Twilight Chapter 06 (28m52s, 26.5mb, warning: contains strong language)

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

add a dotcom to that...

by Shaggy

Hey all, we finally did it. Uber Friendship has it's own place holder on these here interwebs.

So all future updates will be popping up over there... when I figure out Wordpress (right now David is rocking the transition).


Our 1min silent film submission to the Toronto Urban Film Festival (TUFF) called PAPER GAMES is online and ready for your votes.

EVERY DAY (yeah you can vote every day for videos, which never made sense to me, but yeah).

There were over 300 entries from 23 countries, and ours is one of the 30 finalists.

So please do watch, and if you have the time, vote for our video once a-day until Sept 17.

Friday, September 3, 2010

New Place, More Space, KFC in yo' FACE!

by Shaggy

Why did I do it...

Seemed like such a good idea at the time...

Ok, so I moved recently, and JUST down the street from me now is a KFC/Taco Bell. I haven't been in one of those in years. So of course I run in to see what's up. Oh, I'll TELL YOU what's up.

Thursday's special is 10 pieces of chicken plus a medium fry for 12 bucks. Seeing this, I'm thinking "hell yeah". Three pieces in however, I'm thinking "WHYYYYYYYYYYYYY!?!"

Ghuoooooo, my stomach was just bleeeck in that hurt so good way, because I was happy that I reached a goal I set for myself (getting KFC) but at what cost?

Though an amusing thought occurred to me while lying on the couch.

Buying KFC should actually result in you losing more weight instead of gaining, because you're giving so much of your dignity away at the counter.


... oh sweet, I have leftovers in the fridge.

Friday, August 27, 2010

A lot has been going on... a lot of NOTHING!

by Shaggy

Dear internets,

I would have written sooner, but I've been busy.

Actually, i realized something yesterday on the topic of being busy as I was walking through the subway turnstiles (note: I realize that I make most of my realizations while walking through those things, kinda like they are the physical manifestation of the transitions of thoughts).

Yes, we are busy people, yes we want to do SO MUCH in life, and yes we complain about never having enough time to do it all in a day; but what I realized is that when I complain about never having enough time, I feel as if I've accomplished something. As though, in my addressing the dilemma, I have chipped away at it, and have been productive.

This is not so.

This is a false feeling.

This is a problem.

I've had this conversation of projects vs. time & motivation with so many people, in person and via email. But talking about it (though it feels good to know that others share the experience) SOLVES NOTHING!!!

In my youth, I coined a mantra I wanted to live by: "Don't think about starting; start, and think about finishing."

This basically means, get the ball rolling on projects. If you spend so much time thinking about the projects you want to do, but never initiating them, then face it, they will never be done.

Because of this I have started numerous projects, some with numerous people but mostly solo affairs. Youtube shows, podcasts, comics, animations, tv shows, video games.

To this day, a few of these projects are in post production, some of them are still in the pre-production phase, and most are barely even on paper.

I still do believe in my mantra of just starting projects to get things going. Hell, I want to believe in it more than ever.

But then the problems of time return to haunt me. Realistically, there's just not enough time to do everything, ESPECIALLY if you have to collaborate with other people's time.

SO what are the options?

To quit ones job and give the additional 8-12 hours to your passions and risk poverty?

To become a complete recluse and don't spend any additional time with family or friends, just on your projects?

To put all but one of the projects aside, until said one project is complete?

If I had to choose, the 3rd option seems most plausible.

... just... which one project to choose...


... well, either way, this is the last time I'll ever talk about projects vs. time. The next time you hear it from me, is when something gets done.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010


So Avatar is getting re-released with an additional few minutes tacked on. Does this make me want to see the movie again? No. Does this mean this is the new definitive edition, apparently then why add the footage? Oh right, I forgot James Cameron's a money whore.

Now I do believe that some movies can add extra scenes like LOTR, but those movies are few and far between. I feel like you have to shoot it along with everything else you shot and not later. And then, if that's the case the reason why it was left out of the original cut must be for a reason as well.

In general like Dark City and Donnie Darko, the former added so little it felt like they just made a couple transitions and cuts a bit longer while the later over explained and took away a bit of the intrigue, adding scenes don't work.

Most of the time, because people don't want to change the tone or the intent of the movie the added scene pretty much can only repeat/reinforce what another scene has already done or be about absolutely nothing.

That said, here are a few scenes James Cameron could add to his other films.

Aliens: Follow an alien as it mingles with other aliens sleeping and eating. Thus adding absolutely nothing to the movie.

Terminator 2: See John order T-800 to do the robot dance. Thus adding absolutely nothing to the movie.

Titanic: When Rose and Jack grab a piece of ice off the deck they realize that the ice is indeed not ice but unobtainium. The most important and unobtainable substance known to man, and with it they realize that Pandora was earth all along.

(Not an Avatar)

Tuesday, August 3, 2010


So it has been a long while since I've last posted. I'm not sure why exactly, having nothing to say hasn't stopped me in the past. I guess it could be that we're getting close to our 100th post and reaching that milestone means that we've written a bunch of posts and I'm still not better at writing. I'm in denial, I don't want to grow up I'm a Toys R Us kid. Maybe I'm just tired. The other day I was having trouble sleeping because the sounds from my belly were keeping me up. Is that odd?