Unlicensed Professionals

Cate & Sam Vlog-ventures

Good Enough for Album Covers

September 11, 2015

Get It While It's Hot

Get It While It’s Hot

Cate and Sam grace the cover of Battalion of Saint’s latest vinyl release.  These new tunes will be extra special due to what is on the outside: us. That’s right, amazingly talented artist Lee Ellingson, whom Sam and I have formed a very creative bond with via the internet, rendered us in the commissioned artwork.  Can you say punk rock?

Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

Limited Edition Clear Vinyl

Click here to read a recent feature from metallife.com on Battalion of Saint’s latest release as well as their upcoming tour schedule

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Taking Towned

September 11, 2015

Towned Podcast

Towned Podcast

Weekly podcaster and Santa Barbara local Patrick Melroy took a chance on the Unlicensed Professionals last week, allowing them in studio for a closer look at the madness, ours that is. Although solely audio, as most podcasts are, Samantha and I were definitely able to hold our ground, sounding everything from our childhood, horror movies, Santa Barbara dining [or lack thereof], the weekly vlog process, our viral videos, to meat drapes. I’m not going to lie, I’m pretty sure I dropped the N word a few times, but only to point out the few situations in which a white person like myself can say it and it neither be offensive nor toe stepping [says the white girl. Listen below for another slice of the Unlicensed Professional’s inner pie.

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That Face You Make When…

July 13, 2015

Dada Events

Dada Events

With all of the emojis making up for text typing communications inability of conveying emotion and feeling, important conversation cues and clues, not to mention human interaction in general, the desire to put a face to a name is hotter than ever.  Fuck putting a name to a face, that’s what Facebook is for.  Additionally, as if we were no longer cutting conversation with other humans to a minimum, texting less and less grammatically correct sentences, until there are no sentences, yet somehow five identical sentence completing punctuations. Despite punctuations in all numbers and forms, sarcasm can rarely be identified, and thus feeling or emotion blurred allows for unnecessary human idiotic assumption and consequent quarrels. The emoticon. The emoji—six basic emotions covered plus more, I still find the need to combine numerous in attempt to convey my intangible insides. Perhaps the following descriptive faces can aid in the research necessary to create the next wave of emojis, because the allowance of race options doesn’t count as necessary nor forward thinking in my book.

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An Ass Out of You and Me

July 5, 2015

Assume My Ass

Assume My Ass

One would think many of us know what happens when we assume, but if that were true, there would be much less of it occurring.  Perhaps it is this assumption that stampedes the age old simplistic concept of question asking.

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June 29, 2015

uUntitled-1_webSuperheroes meet the Unlicensed Professionals.  It’s been an editing nightmare but I must walk away from the mess I am still unhappy with, the blessing and curse of the one week video, that for the first time I pushed to two.

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Let’s Naz-er-cise

June 14, 2015

Sexy Nazis?

Sexy Nazis?

Let’s Nazercise, as in “Let’s Jazzercise,” but focus on our arms and legs in the traditional military marching fashion. Background music is Westerwald Lied, a well know German military song. A good 2 to 3 hours were devoted to constructing our costumes, composed of tape, bits of cut up t-shirts, sharpie, lingerie, and tinfoil. We’re very green over in the UnPros studio. Every time I cut up a t-shirt, I save the scraps for later use in such things as Nazi garb. Note Samantha’s hand made SS and medals build from pink duck tape and my horrendous artistry atop silver duck tape.  Oh and that’s a transparent blue water gun in Sam’s mouth, thank heaven for black and white footage. If you need more explaining in regard to this week’s topic, you are obviously watching the wrong show.  My mind is what it is and it does what it does with Sam.

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Why I Need Feminism

June 7, 2015

Can't We All Just Be Equal Without Having To Talk About it?

Can’t We All Just Be Equal Without Having To Talk About it?

Being a girl has its perks: The Vagina, perhaps you’ve heard of it. In 2015 there is still much inequality. I however am not concerned with job and educational imbalances in opportunity and pay, nor do I stand behind affirmative action. A gender unbiased (or blind if necessary) hiring or admission based on skills, achievements, job history, academics, etc. is something I rally more for than making things “even” and then maybe worrying about working on the act of or human ability of not considering gender at all when filling those positions or granting opportunities.  There are many out-dated stereotypes, that don’t even translate to funny jokes, and I love funny jokes.  If we are going to make fun of women, can we at least write some new material that may or may not be true but is at least considered comedy? Yes, women have boobs Continue reading “Why I Need Feminism” »

Celeb Sex Scandals

June 1, 2015

I Wish I Did It

I Wish I Did It

Every year, hundreds, if not thousands, of regular Americans are becoming famous via reality television and yet there are still a few claimed incidents of actual celebrities involved sexual misconduct.  Cosby and his, as Dave Chappelle calls them,”antique rapes,” and Jackson and his Neverland Rapes are so infamous that they need not be touched in our vigorously researched accounts of star-studded accusations.  Some of these alleged violations disappeared via cash money, some via insufficient evidence to pursue an arrest, while others were taken to trial and found both guilty and not-guilty. But why so much hate on these for possibly partaking in these clearly improperly communicated sexual advances?  Aren’t we all guilty of suppressing and interpreting what we want sometimes?  Aren’t we all guilty of some, if not lots of, offensive sex?

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Oil Spill, Shmoil Pill

May 25, 2015

Stains-All American Pipelines Cares

Stains-All American Pipelines Cares

Well, surprise! Despite what you’ve heard in the news and countless satellite and helicopter photos of the Refugio State Beach, this is not an oil spill.  I repeat, is not.  It’s just another creative way Stains-All American Pipelines is showing you how much we appreciate our customers. We LOVE YOU!  Not to sound crude, but get the fuck off my lawn.

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The Truth About Body Shaming

May 17, 2015

Body Shaming

Body Shaming

A documentary featuring a closer look at the body shaming language that two young girls yell everyday.  These two, like many others, are upset with their bodies day in and day out.  Low self-esteem produces thoughts of hate toward imperfections in their given figures.  These thoughts traverse into self-inflicted verbal abuse which wounds their spirits even further. This video captures some of the hell they deal with everyday. Will their cries for help ever be heard? Will their body dysmorphic disorder and delusions of animate appendages consciously trying to hinder them ever be addressed and treated by licensed professionals? This is real life and these are real problems.  These are their stories [Bum Bum]

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