I'm Adam Benjamin Varga.

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Here is a list of things I can hear humming in my apartment right now:

  • The fish tank's water filter
  • Two ceiling fans
  • One floor fan hanging from the ceiling and pointed at the guest loft
  • The media server (all of our movies and music are on the network, and hooked up to the Xbox)
  • My laptop
  • 4 compact fluorescents and 3 fluorescent tubes
  • The television downstairs
  • Human pitter-patter
  • Dog panting and pitter-patter

OK, I'm done procrastinating and will do my laundry now.

2/17/2009 9:23 pm Comments

For Valentine's Day, Biana & I tried to make and fly garbage bag kites. We made a movie. Its called Adam & Biana's Bushwick Kite Fail.

The song playing in the background is Kite String Priestess by Boreas. We discovered it after spending like 3-billion hours searching for goods songs with the word "kite" in the title.

2/15/2009 5:55 pm Comments

I will fill the void left by Joaquin Phoenix. No problem. The actor has announced he's done with the silver screen and ready to focus on making serious hip hop. So... here I am. Adam Varga, actor. I will still moonlight at Sawhorse Media COO. Its the responsible thing to do...

Read more... 2/13/2009 3:37 pm Comments

Oh my god! These are the faces of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' voice actors. Go here and mouse over their heads to see who voiced who.

PS - Some of the artists behind The Turtles cartoon have blogs. I especially dig Jim Lawson's blog which features his awesome black and white art. You can can see more TMNT artist blogs linked from the sidebar of ninjaturtles.com

2/04/2009 10:53 pm Comments

I'm heading out of town for New Years to hang with Biana in Boston. Sunny offered to feed, walk, and love my dog (Alex) while I'm out. I owe her big time. I told her half jokingly that I would blog directions for preparing Alex's food.

My secret techniques for preparing a great dog food bowl are a secret no more. My tell all video is embedded below.

12/30/2008 9:16 pm Comments

Does anyone have details about the 2009 Idiotarod in NYC? Is it even happening? I had a lot of fun attempting to race last year! (No... wait... here's a better picture of me...)

UPDATE: A date has been announced here. Woot.

Briefly: The Idiotarod is the idiot-city-kids spin on the classic Iditarod dog sled race. Instead of a sled, there's a shopping cart and instead of dogs, there are idiot humans.

Carts of Brooklyn.com hasn't been updated since last year.

Read more... 12/26/2008 10:59 pm Comments

It took Lee, Greg, Aaron and I all of a week to build and launch The Shorty Awards. There is no shortage of awesomeness in my personal interweb tubes these days.

What are The Shorty Awards? Firstly, they are an excuse for me to rent a tuxedo. Secondly, they are way to honor the best content creators on Twitter.

12/11/2008 12:29 pm Comments

Coo coo ca thump. I think this animation is awesome. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best animated short film. The audio was recorded in 1969 by a 14 year old boy who snuck into John Lennon's hotel room. More info on the film here.

Josh Raskin has woven a visual narrative which tenderly romances Lennon's every word in a cascading flood of multipronged animation.

12/09/2008 5:12 pm Comments

I borrowed peanut butter and fluff from Melissa and a strip of bacon from Bailey. Emerald made a sneak-attack correction when I accidentally said "fluffernutter" instead of "fluff".

So how was my bacofluffernutter? On a scale of 1-10, I give it a "not bad".

12/05/2008 10:08 am Comments

My friend Rob is involved with this really sweet cohousing project in Brooklyn. A bunch of people are trying to bring neighborliness, community, sharing, and sustainability to their lives. The project just got written up in the NY Times.

Making decisions and coming to agreements between forty households who will be living with each other sounds daunting. I love the group's consensus process.

When a facilitator calls for consensus, members hold up cards to signify their positions on an issue. Green means the holder agrees with the decision; blue means he or she is neutral; yellow, is unsure or unclear; orange, has serious reservations but will not block consensus; and red, will block consensus.

Read more... 11/30/2008 8:22 pm Comments