Thursday, December 29, 2011
Stop Motion holds a place in my heart.
Tool's Sober is another video that really used it well.
Green Jelly on the other hand did this.
Something like an art school experiment it's still a great thing.
I vaguely remember in 1995 (or so) listening to an interview with them on KNAC. It was a sunday and I was listening because Rodney on the Roq was on and despite all Rodney Bingenheimer has done his show doesn't thrill me like I feel it should.
But I remember Green Jelly talking about taking apart couches to make costumes and being a terrible band, and pretty much how most people would act if they were drunk, high, and not taking the situation seriously.
Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Monday, December 26, 2011
Friday, December 23, 2011
Wapsi Square was a fun comic for a while.
Enjoyed it and having known a couple small waisted large breasted girls it was good to send comics their way.
Then it got a bit too supernatural in odd ways so I gave it up.
Still remember some of the good comics though, like this.
Thursday, December 22, 2011
Kind of makes me want to take up glass blowing because I could see these and retire.
Or just use it.
And while I do I will sing the closing theme from the Super Mario Bros Super Show.
Don't remember how that goes?
Don't worry I can help:
Wednesday, December 21, 2011
Tuesday, December 20, 2011
Monday, December 19, 2011
Friday, December 16, 2011
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Friday, December 9, 2011
Too Old to Rock n Roll; Too Young to Die isn't my favorite Jethro Tull album.
It has a few good songs but feels too much like a concept album that just doesn't work.
Sure "Taxi Grab" is great, "Salamander" is decent but the album is known for this title song.
And it just makes sense for Tull to still be playing it to this day.
Tuesday, December 6, 2011
Wikihow is a great site for amusement and discovering how to do things you may already know how to do.
But How to Meet Girls Who Like Star Trek is pretty much how to meet girls but with Star Trek added in.
Still needing to know something like
5 Free up some time and start looking
you've got to wonder who it is aimed at.
Then again I have know guys that have said, "Girls that are interested will know where to find me." while wiping cheetoh dust off their hands, drinking from a giant mug of soda, and adjusting their DM screen... ok that's a bit of an exaggeration but not by a lot.
Although there is some generally good advice too.
Like reminding the reading they are more Nog than James Kirk
Be thoughtful. If you do connect with a Star Trek girl, don't rush things and certainly don't disrespect her intelligence. Most Star Trek girls are going to be geeks––intelligent, knowledgeable, assertive and able to spot thoughtlessness a mile off. If you do hope to become romantically inclined, take your time to get to know her first and don't try and insist that the two of you end up in the bedroom before the evening's out. That will simply have her losing interest and leaving––fast.
To a more everyday lesson like
If you feel rejected by a girl in your search for a Star Trekkie friend or flame, don't give up. Remember that someone unable to tolerate your love of Star Trek is not someone for you.
And of course something that should just be common knowledge by now.
It's recommended that you arrange initial dates in a public place and not at home, especially if you've connected through the online environment.If someone asks you to meet at their house from an online source they maybe looking to wear your skin as a jacket... or have sex with you but probably the killing.
While this one is great this is perhaps my favorite.
Cracked had an article about insane early designs.
Besides Walt Disney's idea for a future community for all of us with a theme park at the center, which I swear was a Sim City of mine, bizarre Golden Gate Bridge, and a show of what the 19th century thought of nature with Rushmore.
Then there was what could have been with the Space Needle.
After seriously considering the balloon shape again, it was decided having a compromise shape would be best, and that they should nix the idea for cable cars to travel up to it in on account of that idea being expensive, insane and probably physically impossible. They went with the idea of mixing the narrow stem support of the balloon idea with the saucer-shaped top submitted by a somewhat more conventional architect, John Graham. It was chosen, just after the foundation was poured, as the final design:
The Space Needle, if it hadn't been for a competing architect trying to get a compromise idea, could have nearly become the giant balloon looming like the eye of Sauron over Seattle.
I can see the Space Needle from my window.
As I typed that I turned my head and looked at it.
Or catch it looking like it's on fire at New Years.
The rest of the Cracked Article
Sunday, December 4, 2011
For 3 years I ran Peanuts themed ice shows at Knott's Berry Farm.
Not a bad job and if the pay was higher I might still be there.
Returning for the most recent summer show (Happiness is Snoopy) this was the final preshow show before the show.
Rather touching tribute to Charles Schulz.
Thursday, December 1, 2011
This t shirt says, "The music I listen to isn't very good."
It's probably worn by somebody, bit of a nerd, going through a gothic phase.
Or rather having some objects that are covered in skeletons or bones, maybe a bit of black about but not really true gothic.
Just semi goth.
Possibly they also own a shirt that says, "If you're a Goth where were you when Rome was sacked?"
In case you need this shirt.
When I was younger I watched a number of documentaries on Nuclear Weapons.
My favorite is "Atomic Cafe" which is mostly propaganda films.
Saw it on Discovery back when they played more than Mythbusters and shows about explosions.
Not that there's anything against them.
The blast made a hole 328 feet deep and well over 1,000 feet wide. Radiation, unlike the American tests, stayed pretty much in the neighborhood, although some did get over Japan's airspace. It did successfully create Lake Chagan, which is still highly radioactive today, though people now swim in it because they're Russian and therefore don't give a shit about anything. Still, when compared with our radioactive mud rain, the Russians probably won that round.
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Showed this to my friend Meganbob and she asked which I fancied Jane or Daria.
Told her I liked both but figured I'd date Jane but should have dated Daria.
Purely theoretical, of course, I don't stay up nights pondering this.
...Unless there's a Daria marathon on.
More of this amazing cosplay
Also with Bonus Trent.
Monday, November 28, 2011
Memories of watching ReBoot early saturday mornings.
Then it ended, disappeared, no more.
1999 my first legitimate voyages into the internet I found a site called 'A Minor Glitch', long since gone, but she was a super fan and from her I learned about season 3.
Rumors of Cartoon Network showing it.
Early 2000 taking over the tv in Corbett's pool room (no one used it and it was a small comfortable room) watching with awe as the series moved on.
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I don't recall when I first discovered Vargas.
Chances are it was at some library in the art section or Al found it at Waldenbook in the Lakewood Mall and had to share.
Doesn't matter I knew that pin ups were a facade.
Looking at men in the poses makes them seem even more so.
Still so and plenty more on this side.
Warchild is not the best Jethro Tull album.
It has a few good songs but no real stand out great hits.
Warchild holds a place in my heart.
Being 16, wandering around behind the theatre at Bosco listening to a tape recording from a cd on my walkman.
Pacing back and forth trying to get over the stage fright before going out to perform in an awful hispanic retelling of It's a Wonderful Life. Wishing I was a better performer but knowing I may never be one.
God was that nearly 15 years ago... seems like another life.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Monday, November 21, 2011
After 9/11 a friend couldn't stand her copy of Guernica any more.
Her and I having just seen Picasso at the Lapin Agile and spending a bit talking about it gave the poster to me.
I have carried it across several states and it currently resides in my bed room.
Of all the pepper spraying cop parodies I like this one the best.
Although the original I wonder about.
Was it malice or something else?
I don't know since I wasn't in his mind but I hope he doesn't end up like General Nguyễn Ngọc Loan
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Sunday, November 20, 2011
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Friday, November 18, 2011
I love the Seattle Monorail.
A friend accuses me of loving it because I get to ride for free.
Probably true but I also end up hanging out at the Center a fair bit too.
Wish I had seen it in it's heyday and not now as an odd green space... and why was the crappy carnival of the Fun Forest replaced with a glass museum, horrible choice!
Wednesday, November 16, 2011
My dad used to stand in the doorway and watch Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Tazmania and other cartoons. One day I didn't turn on the tv because I had a bunch of homework and I remember him saying, 'Isn't it time for Animaniacs?' it was then I realized he enjoyed those shows as much as me.
I've seen a few episodes of My Little Pony and it's amusing. But it's the sort of show I'd stand in the doorway and watch. Not admit I like but if it happens to be on I'll check it out.
I learned that from my Dad.
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Monday, November 14, 2011
I grew up in California.
Went to college in New Mexico.
Now I live in Washington.
In college I found an old sticker that said, "Don't Californicate New Mexico!"
I saw a similar one on a lamp post in Ballard some years ago.
But I didn't really fit into in California and fit in better in New Mexico and Washington.
Proud to be a New Mexican
Sunday, November 13, 2011
Saturday, November 12, 2011
Mental Floss knows how to make a saturday with this set of 11 Geeky Family portraits.
My family was hardly nerdy enough to do this.
In fact we didn't even send out Christmas cards.
Every couple years me and my siblings would take a picture to give to the family because it was a good gift but we took them seriously.
Too bad I know we could have done something rather geeky.
Friday, November 11, 2011
I remember being in first grade and Zelda being all the rage.
Perhaps not everywhere but I recall Ryan Quill getting that golden cart and it being far more interesting than anything before hand.
In college there was a weekend of playing Ocarina of Time in a near condemned trailer while drinking blue label vodka and store generic fruit punch.
After that I had strange arguments about Wind Waker back stage at the Charles M. Shulz Theatre.
It stuck with me.
And this was filmed miles from where I lived and where I once slide down a hill getting quite muddy while on a date.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Tuesday, November 8, 2011
There's an episode of Star Trek TNG where Scotty returns and is offered a synthahol drink which he pooh poohs then Data offers him a drink that is... green. Then he gets hammered, demands the computer show him the 1960s Enterprise and him and Picard share a drink.
Good times Mr. Scott.
Welcome to the future predicted by Roddenberry. All the flavor of whiskey but now of the fun.
This is like a faux Mullet. Business in the front annnnnd Business in the back.
This article brings up a very good point:
And as much as I love whiskey, it’s a rare breed that wants to drink an entire 355ml can in one sitting. That’s half a fifth, or around eight shots, in case you’re curious. Also, their marketing slogan is “Don’t drink and drive, unless it’s ArKay.” Seriously.I suppose putting "Once you pop; you can't stop" might have been a bit much.
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Monday, November 7, 2011
|That's one interesting merit badge... how do you earn it?|
Cracked.com did this list today. Rather good.
I remember being a child and watching The Road to Wellville on show time and not really getting it but seeing it later and going, 'Dammit Victorian's you are crazy!' Few months ago a theatre did In the Other Room: The Vibrator Play and had a lobby display of antique vibrators and it was quite a sight.
Older patrons looking at the vibrators and I wonder if some had seen those around the house.
Shared this with a friend and she said, 'Masturbation is tits' but I remember Doc Hammer and Jackson Publick saying it was hard to make jokes about masturbation because their audience hadn't gotten to the point where it's funny.
Sunday, November 6, 2011
I used to live in Ballard which is a part of Seattle that was once very Scandinavian.
There's a few remaining patches but many are dying off.
A shame but times do change.
Scandinavia and the World is a comic that's taught me a bit about Norway, Denmark, Sweden, Finland, and Iceland. Now much may not be that true but it's funny.