Isaac Simons, TV commercial director, walks us through his early years as a musician, resident of Portland, and back home again. We discuss how the demands, both creative and technical, differ between narrative film and advertising. Weird Al is back and stronger than ever. What accounts for his four decade long popularity? Comic-Con is over, we round up some of the news - like we gave a crap. Some asshole is hiding cash all over Los Angeles and Will takes this Twitter Terrorist to task. Would you buy a chair that feels like human flesh? What about an ottoman?