Steve Urkel: Fashionista

Friday, October 31, 2008 at 11:17 AM

So I decided that for Halloween I was going to be none other than Steve Urkel, dork extrordinaire from everyone's favorite TGIF show, Family Matters. Really, I loved it, none of that Step by Step crap. So anyway... in looking for the items that he wears, I find that many of them are at this very instant, in vogue. Like... literally. Everything!

Don't believe me? I'll prove it:

From head to toe:
  • Oversized glasses: Below, Kelis in a tortise-shell pair.

  • Varsity Cardigan: $169.00 from

  • Suspenders: $195.00 (Really?) from Ralph Lauren (oh, that's why) Online.
  • Striped Polo (or Lumberjack Shirts, as he was prone to wear- check here and here): $160.00 from Saks

  • High Waisted Pants:

  • Showing your Socks: from the Thom Browne Spring show.

  • Wingtipped Loafers (Gucci, $476.00 on
So, in conclusion: Steve Urkel was not actually a dork, but an awkward fashionista way ahead of his time.

Why I love The Simpsons, reason #248

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 at 12:44 PM


Life Question #2000

Tuesday, October 28, 2008 at 11:21 PM

This dude up here is the host of The Pickup Artist* on VH1.

I don't understand how anyone could possibly ever let themselves be had by someone in that hat.

*The Pickup Artist is that show on VH1 where the guy above shows other men how to pick up women. Since when has a guy in a hat like that gotten laid? When? When! And don't say Tommy Lee, cause he has something else working for him.

Website Inspiration #1

Monday, October 27, 2008 at 10:41 AM
I am, admittedly, going through a bit of job stress lately. Hopefully no one with a big mouth who works at my 9-5 will read this and go blabbing, but I'm sort of at the point where I don't rightfully care anymore I guess... As Wanda Sykes would say,

“I love getting older, because the older I get, the less I care. The words ‘I don’t give a fuck’ just fly out of my mouth. And if I’m not saying it, I’m thinking it.”

Naturally, this has affected my drive to post as often as I would like. And for the (one, two?) readers of my blog, I apologize. Now on to bigger, happier things...

Above you see a couple of screenshots from book cover designer Darren Haggar's website. So simple, yet to the point. He really lets the work shine with a simple drop shadow on white. Check out his other work too, it's all so good.


Saturday, October 25, 2008 at 12:08 PM

I did a drawing for Civilian Art Projects here in DC for a Barack Obama benefit. It's the largest drawing I've done to date at nearly 4 and a half feet square.

© Joseph Lamour 2008. If you would like to post this, please let me know. Thanks!

Love... Bonnie-style

Thursday, October 23, 2008 at 12:05 AM

Me: Bonnie Raitt has come up once every day for the last four days
Me: is that not wierd?
Carin: how so?
Me: Like Monday was talking about how in college when i had a bad breakup i listened "ICan't Make You Love Me" (editor's note: shut up) on repeat all night
Me: and then the Tuesday on the radio it was mentioned she was hosting an event somewhere
Carin: hahah
Me: and then yesterday someone mentioned to me hearing her song on Pandora
Carin: and nessie has it in her away message right now
Me: Yeah! Isn't that wierd!
Carin: There must be love in the air for you...Bonnie Rait style
Me: ... Unless that means I'm getting a redhead in the sack soon I don't like where this is going

Try, Try, Try

Wednesday, October 1, 2008 at 3:24 AM
No it a'int, buddy.

This may be 3:30 AM talking, but I decided that I'm going to try for a MacArthur fellowship. Sounds fancy, no? That's cause it is.

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