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…Cameron Hughes is a superfan?

Cameron HughesCameron Hughes is a professional superfan; paid by team owners to get crowds on their feet and to create team spirit wherever he goes.

“I’m that guy,” says Hughes “the funny, happy, dancing, possibly very drunk guy you’ve seen at the ballpark at least once.”

But he’s not drunk (he says he never drinks before games, and prefers to down three Red Bulls instead), and he’s not just doing it for fun either. Teams pay him an average of $2,000 per game to work his magic in the stands, and when you consider the fact that he works an average of 80 to 90 games per year, you’ll see that he’s making a comfortable six-figure salary by whipping fans, and maybe even you, into a frenzy.

So how did Cameron get his start?

After college, he moved to Los Angeles and tried to make it as an actor. At a Dodgers game, he put his acting skills to work in the stands, and was approached by the team about hiring him to do his “superfan” gig full time. Soon word of Cameron’s skills spread from team to team, and he started receiving unsolicited offers from all across the country. Before he knew it, the acting career was out the window, and he was doing a new kind of acting at any game that needed a little more spirit.

So keep Cameron in mind the next time you’re at a game and wondering what the guy dancing through the stands is doing, because he just might be paying the bills from your fun.

[Portfolio – Superfan Cameron Hughes]

…PowerBooks can transform into Desktops?

PowerBook Desktop

When one Mac modder found himself in possession of a well-worn PowerBook that was having some screen problems, he decided to breathe new life into it by turning it into a Mac desktop. (MacTop?)

    Essentially, the case is made of two sheets of white acrylic, bolted together by socket countersunk screws. I’ve used 15mm chrome pipe as the four spacers between the acrylic sheet. The perforated steel was cut to my specifications by a very helpful chap found on eBay. Cutting the CD drive slot was a little tricky, as was drilling the power button hole, but once done they seem to function ok.

PowerBook Desktop Features

The trackpad now thinks the lid is closed thanks to a well placed magnet (so that it runs in external monitor mode) and the original laptop battery acts as an Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS), so it’s now quite the machine.

Future plans may include an overclocking now that extra space is available for a bigger heatsink, but as it is, the creator seems rather happy with his creation.

[MacMod – PowerBook to Desktop]

…Dodge wants you to go on a quest?

Dodge Quest

Dodge Quest is an RPG that puts you in charge of a man named Coronet as you try and make him happy.

    One day, Coronet, a clerk at the tool shop, makes the decision to propose to Lucy, a daughter at the flower shop. As he arrives at the flower shop, he finds that his rival enemy has made the ultimate move before him…

    Not knowing how to reject the proposal, Lucy blabbers out “I’m only interested in guys that drive a DODGE”.

    As gullible as he may be, Coronet believes her words, and goes on many missions in pursuit of the DODGE.

    Upon attaining the DODGE, will he also find happiness…?

The rules are simple:

  • The game requires players to complete one mission a day and earn money.
  • There is no raise in levels, but purely a matter of gaining money.
  • After completing one mission, the hero must sleep for 8 hours in real time.
  • After 8 hours, the game can be continued, and a new mission will begin.

The music is fantastically 8-bit, the graphics are the same, and the story seems compelling, so I think that Dodge might have a winner on their hands with this one.

Are you ready to help Coronet save the day?

[Dodge Quest]

[Via: The FWA]

…It’s Movie Monday: Happy?

This short film, called Happy, was created by Michael Lewicki of the Vancouver Film School as part of their Digital Character Animation progtam.

What makes you happy?