‘Morning, Gents

Folks, allow me to introduce you to a friend of mine.


(photo by carlos lima)

Nathan Johnson is a multi-talented 21-year-old who leads a very interesting life. First and foremost, he is in a band. A very, very good band called The Sailor Sequence. Although I tried playing an instrument in my grade school days, I was always last chair trumpet because of my refusal to practice and my increased disdain for the instrument. As such, I’m very impressed by people who are born with musical talent and have the discipline to stick with it. Nathan is one of those guys who has a deep-rooted passion for music. Check out the song “Find Yourself” on the band’s myspace page.

Nathan is also a very talented graphic designer, which is how I met him. He is currently a designer at Premier Studios, where I work with him and Robbie. Nathan has an eye for design that I would have killed for at his age. Heck, I might just kill him for it anyway.

He’s also a blogger, and though his site is pretty new, I can tell he’s excited about it. Or at least designing it.

Finally, he’s a funny guy, and he regularly says things that crack me up. So much so, in fact, that I’ve been keeping a list of things he says since March of last year. Today, I want to share it with you.

Behold: This Is Nathan Johnson. A collection of some of Nathan’s finer quotes. 89 of them so far. The list is ever-growing, and will be updated as regularly as Nathan sees fit to grace us with another Nathanism. And just so you can get a better idea of what it’s like to work with Nathan, check out this post on Robbie’s blog. Nathan is like that all the time.

The site was built by Robbie in a matter of hours, and then the real hard work (entering all the quotes) was done by yours truly. It’s the first joint venture between two creative supermen, combining our powers (mostly) for good.

So now you know Nathan Johnson. Some of the things he says might only be funny if you actually know him, but I have a feeling that a lot of what he has to say is pretty universal.

The Movie Haikus

Haiku? Addicting.
Here are some more you might like.
Movie related.

The Fight Club haiku:
Rules 1 & 2: No talking.
Robert Paulson dead.

Cloverfield: Fake!
Totally did not happen.
New York is still there.

There Will Be Blood: Well,
actually not that much.
I drank your milkshake.

Year of the Dog: Hmm…
Molly Shannon: She was good.
At least she found work.

Michael Clayton: Great!
Car goes boom, George Clooney flees.
Wilkinson goes nuts.

Darjeeling was fun.
Wes Anderson is a god.
Schwartzman needs haircut.

The Bourne Trilogy:
Very different than the books.
Shaky cam gets old.

Hey Oscars, listen:
Ellen Page = Best New Actor
Juno = Best Picture.

Back to The Future:
Best trilogy of all time.
(Haven’t seen Star Wars.)

John Cusack: come back.
Make more movies like Grosse Pointe.
(But leave Piven home.)

Looking forward to
Be Kind Rewind” because Gondry
is so freakin’ swede.

Step Up 2 The Streets
Haven’t we seen this before?
I think we got served.

Spiderman 1: Good.
Spiderman 2: Better still.
Spiderman 3: What?