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http://astro.temple.edu/~tub46811/

Here is the link to my website.

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May 7, 2010 at 10:36 am

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Brian Dzenis Magazine Spread

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April 14, 2010 at 9:17 am

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Brian Dzenis-Magazine Cover

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I always have a good laugh looking at covers for magazines like Vibe or Source with it’s hyperbolic headlines that say stuff like “Is (insert rapper) the greatest ever?” I felt that style of magazine was wide open for mockage and with the help of my large Mexican roommate’s wardrobe, B-Dizzle was born. I pulled the color for the text from the Owl eyes on the hat, which I thought was a nice touch. Overall, I think it fits the typical profile of a hip hop magazine, one dominant photo on a plain background with some obnoxious headline to draw the reader in. Yes, that is me on the cover, representing.

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March 24, 2010 at 7:36 am

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Brian Dzenis-Magazine Cover

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With the exception of the text around the border, there is very little text on the actual cover. The look on the dog’s face and the leash pretty much say everything that needs to be said about the lead story, which is why I like it. It actually almost makes the blurb about Sweet Jasmine unnecessary.

I don’t have a title for my magazine cover yet, but it will probably be something in the vein of “Vibe” or “Hip Hop Magazine” featuring a very self-deprecating photo.

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March 17, 2010 at 6:31 am

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Brian Dzenis-Infograph

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I was feeling a bit emo recently, so I decided to make an infograph about the futility of my favorite baseball team. Here’s where I got my stats: http://www.baseball-reference.com/teams/PIT/

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March 3, 2010 at 7:31 am

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Brian Dzenis’ Infograph

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I pulled this graph from a Web site called Flip Flop Fly Ball, a site that compiles amusing stats and statistics about Major League Baseball. Visually, the graph does an excellent job of visually displaying how far the Kansas City Royals had to travel during the 2009 season. The way the lines seem to move all over the map makes you realize how far MLB teams travel during a season.

Here’s the link: http://www.flipflopflyin.com/flipflopflyball/info-schedule.html

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February 24, 2010 at 6:19 am

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A week in the life of Brian Dzenis

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This is my nameplate at The Temple News office in the cubicle where all the copy editors sit. Copy editors are often referred to as “cupcakes.” I spend more time here than I do in class during a typical week.

Every semester, every editor on staff gets a free pack of post-it notes, giving us ample opportunities to leave snarky notes lying around. I received this gem for predicting that the Phillies would lose the world series back in November.

One of my duties is to edit “flats” which are like a rough draft of the paper and offer constructive criticism and catch mistakes. I wrote the above comment when I saw that the cartoon was a picture of Richard Simmons and other folks exercising. I’m still trying to figure out how that’s funny.

This was taken during the first epic snowfall on February 6th on Olney Ave. I was walking to La Salle University to cover a women’s basketball game. The snow was halfway up my calf toward my knee. That day, it occured to me that Philadelphians have no clue how to prepare for inclement weather. I did not see any salt or snowplows that day.

The door on the right leads to my apartment. Those footprints were mine when I left to go to La Salle that morning. Regardless of how I tried to get to the door, I got wet feet, socks and legs while heading for the door.

Mission Accomplished! I made it back to my house trudging through that mess. What a story for the grandkids.

It was impossible not to track any snow in the house for obvious reasons.

This is “the captain’s chair.” I got it at the beginning of freshman year. My father thought it was one of the dumbest purchases I had made at the time. He was wrong, I love that thing. Propping my feet up after a long day is the perfect way to unwind.

Here’s a view from the captain’s chair. Enjoy it, because I won’t let you sit in it. Got my feet up and NHL10 loaded up on the xbox 360. Great way to decompress.

And at the end of a long day, I go to sleep in my tiny bed. On my walls are various Pittsburgh sports memorabilia. My favorite has to be the newspaper hanging on the right that has a picture of Sydney Crosby holding up the Stanley Cup.  I always reference it any time some Flyers fan gives me grief.

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February 10, 2010 at 10:03 am

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