Tuesday, October 7, 2014

DC's Insider Newspaper Wrote A Piece About Me And My Political Domain Squatting

Judy Kurtz of The Hill wrote a piece about me, in her column called "In The Know," that talks about my political domain squatting activities for a while, mentioning a few other things about me as well. The Hill is DC's "insider" newspaper and it focuses on federal political news. She interviewed me on the phone first and she was very nice. I'm glad I don't look like a total piece of shit in the piece. She also later went on DC's Fox affiliate and talked about my domain squatting for a few minutes on the local version of Good Morning America.

Here's are some excerpts from the piece:

"Jeremy Peter Green shelled out thousands of dollars to amass his collection of 180 domain names. The 26-year-old recent law school graduate says proudly, "As far as I know, I have a better 2016 collection than anyone else out there."

. . .

The Maryland native started focusing on 2016 well before the previous presidential showdown was decided, buying up domains shortly after finishing college in 2010. The domain name guessing game seemed like a natural fit for the self-professed political junkie, who worked as an autograph dealer in college to earn extra spending money.

. . .

Green, who works at a labor law firm, says he knows not everyone approves of his domain name buying spree.

. . .

Green says he has a game plan if his domain names prove to be a tough sell: “I will use them. I’ll make fun of the politicians if I’m unable to sell them.” That’s what Green, a Democrat, did in 2012, turning a domain name based on Rick Santorum into a blog poking fun of the former GOP presidential candidate. "

One funny result of this piece is that I got former Puerto Rican Governor Luis Fortuño's name in the conversation; he hasn't been talked about much. I imagine a staffer of his getting a Google News alert about the piece and thinking "Who the fuck is this Jeremy Peter Green guy?" Maybe some DC insiders will read this piece and the buzz for his name will grow, as it should.

You should really read it yourself though; I was surprised by how much of it ended up being about me. A lot of my former law school classmates got a kick out of it.

Monday, September 29, 2014

I Live In DC Now, Again

I'm back. I live near the NoMa stop on the Red Line in a basement with Matt Bruenig. I'm working at a law firm despite what I said about law firms in my last post. This law firm works for labor unions against bigger, uglier law firms. The firm is aware of my interest in possibly leaving the legal field and they're okay with it.

More updates on Skinny Squares soon. Wait, I haven't said anything about Skinny Squares yet. I will soon though, once they're being manufactured and everything!

More cartoons soon and more writing. Still making music, still haven't started singing over it yet.

Here's me on the right with my best friend Andrew at H Street Festival, wearing somebody else's sunglasses:

Tuesday, August 19, 2014

About To Move Back To Washington, DC

Took the bar in New York a couple of weeks ago. Moving back to Washington, DC, my home region, in about two weeks. Don't have a job lined up, have been holding out for something that isn't at a law firm, will have to grab a job when I get there. I'm excited to move back, but sad to leave Chicago. Here's a recent picture of me with a couple of friends:

Sunday, May 18, 2014

Just Graduated From Law School

Graduated from Northwestern Law the other day. Have a couple of pictures people took:

Hopefully this means I'll start churning out all the stuff that I want to churn out, at a regular pace. I'm working on getting better at doing that.

My plan now is to stay here in Chicago for the summer and study for the New York bar exam with a live Barbri bar prep class conveniently located at Northwestern Law, and then I'll move to DC and try to get somebody to give me a job that I actually want. I've been holding out.

Here, have a sushi drawing with wasabi, board, and everything (no chopsticks or soy sauce though):

Sunday, April 27, 2014

I Made a White House Petition to Seize the Los Angeles Clippers from Donald Sterling

If you've missed it, Clippers owner Donald Sterling was recorded saying some really racist stuff.

I figured that because sports franchises benefit so much from taxpayer money, there's a decent Fourteenth Amendment argument for government seizure of the Clippers franchise.


Update: Looks like this isn't useful anymore because of the NBA's actions against Sterling.

Sunday, March 23, 2014

What Am I Doing? An Update

Table of contents for this post:

1. Cartoons
2. Hip hop production
3. Miscellaneous
4. Finishing up law school

1. Cartoons

I'm working on a long-form cartoon called "Four Disney Princesses as REAL WOMEN." It parodies two things we've been seeing lately.

First, it makes fun of all these annoying features about ads and photography projects that use "real women" or "realistic women" as models and demand that we give whatever magazine or clothing line used them a pat on the back.

I'm a feminist and I guess in some ways I should be in favor of this facet of the body-positive movement, but I don't know, it's just too smarmy and obnoxious. It ultimately has no real meaning and doesn't help anything. And what the fuck is a "real" woman? Skinny women and morbidly obese women are just as real as average-figured women. So this cartoon makes fun of the use of that term.

Second, the long-form cartoon makes fun of the less widespread "Disney princesses wearing modern clothes" concept that I see on places like Tumblr.

Here's the latest version of another of my real woman princesses:

Stop wearing gym shoes with office clothes, people! This goes for both men and women. If you really don't want to wear your heels during your commute, then wear flats or at least less clunky sneakers. It's not as though ugly sneakers and uncomfortable high heels are the only two options.

2. Music

Some of you know that I've been very casually producing music over the past couple of years under the name Twitchy The Killer. My current project is a mashup of two extremely catchy songs. I'm not usually into mashups, and I've never made one before, but for some reason I had a strong urge to see if I could make an already catchy song even catchier. The two songs are Sweater Weather by The Neighbourhood and Feel So Close by Calvin Harris. Amazingly (to me), this mashup has apparently never been tried before, so mine will be the first. 

To get harmony, I brought the Calvin Harris song up in pitch by three semitones. I also sped up the tempo slightly to match that of the Neighbourhood song. Here's the latest draft:

Check this out on Chirbit

If you want to see my finished work, go to my SoundCloud page. I still haven't gotten around to buying a good microphone, so I don't have any vocals for you, sorry.

3. Miscellaneous

I'm also writing. Mainly under a secret name. I'm working on other stuff too.

4. Finishing up law school

Oh right, I'm finishing up law school here at Northwestern. My course-load this semester is brutal. Good thing the school isn't making me pay tuition!