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…and by “baby dresser” I mean “two used high school locker towers.”

A hint is there.

It’s pretty great, mostly because we now have a place to put this awesome stuff.

Fuck. Yeah.

Eight weeks out,


Photographer Mary Ellen Mark passed away on Monday at the age of 75.

I was fortunate enough to hear Mark speak at my alma mater (Columbus College of Art & Design) back in February 1998.

Just before the lecture started, I bumped into her in the foyer. She asked me where the restroom was, so I pointed her in the right direction.

After the lecture, she signed books and posters for fans.

Mary Ellen Mark...

Being a poor college student, I didn’t have the cash for a book so I had to settle for a free poster. In addition to her signature, she wrote one word: “Thanks!” When I asked what she was thanking me for she replied, “For showing me where the bathroom was.”

That poster still exists in a box back in Milwaukee. It’s now due for a framing.

Still, though I didn’t get my hands on a signed book that day, I was fortunate enough to get a photo with her… holding the ever-famous rubber taco.

...with the ever-famous rubber taco!

Mark was one hell of an artist, but more importantly appeared to be a kind woman. She’ll be missed.

So glad I knew where the bathroom was,


NXT Champ Kevin Owens talks to me!

…for this Myspace article! Dig it!

You’ll be seeing more of these,


You can't hate me!

…for this Myspace article! Dig it!

Bring on the trolls,


Not sure whether I should be proud or ashamed.

Jesus Christ.

Where it began,


He cannot lie! But THAT was a lie!

I know it might seem like I sit at home all day long, drinking beer and updating The Blarg, but the truth is I spend much of my day writing.

Lately, most of my writing has been on long-form projects. Because of this, I sometimes write a short (most times comedic, other times not so much) to break up the monotony of those longer projects. But while these shorts are fun to write as an exercise, nobody ever really gets to read them.

To remedy this, I’ve decided to share them here. I’m doing this for two reasons:

1. I like to share! That, and it’s better than having them sit on my computer.

2. It’s my hope that someone might be inspired to actually do something creative with them. Want to film one as a short? Awesome. Interested in animating one? Go for it. Feel like performing one live onstage? I dare you. All I ask is that you give me credit where it’s due, and (if possible) send me a copy of the final product.

The eighteenth of Shady’s Shorts is called “The Compulsive Liars Support Group.”

Download it by clicking below.


Number seventeen,


“The Compulsive Liars Support Group” is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License. Created by Justin Shady, ©2015.
Creative Commons License

…which I Blarged about at the time here.

In that post, I shared a video of DJ Nu-Mark making a guest appearance during the final song of the evening, “Comencemos.”

Jungle Fire released their own video of that very performance, and if you look closely (around the 3:35 mark) you can see yours truly (on the righthand side) filming the footage I posted back in November.

Learn more about Jungle Fire here.

Can’t wait for their next album,



…thanks to KB!

And then there were three Adidas,








Up close and furry,


…this was happening.

I rocked it well.

You dream of,


Old Poop!