Thursday, November 30, 2006

Whatcha been up to, you non posting fool?

Working, sleeping and occasionally watching movies for the most part. And a bit of game playing here and there. And trying to come up with something for everyone on my Christmas list. Tis the season to be poorer.

I did do one artistic thing in the past few weeks, and that was create a background for Heather's new MySpace account. You can see it here.

Their ads sure are annoying. Can't be something unblinking or out of the way. Of course not. If they did that the ads wouldn't work. As it is now I can't stop myself from clicking on them. clickity-click. Genius.

Heather wants me to start up a MySpace account as well. I'm of the opinion that it's the Debbil's work and I'm having none of it. Not to mention that I already have –what? – five blogs that I don't update worth a poop as it is. Still, I'll bet that I cave at some point. Nearly everyone has one. Even dead people. So yeah, expect to see me there sometime in the future. The shiny, shiny future.

To be honest I'm only posting today in order to push down that Dora "toy" because I'm sick of looking at it. I had hoped I would have an IF post to really eat up the space, but no such luck. Maybe next week.

So, is that toy off my screen yet? Not quite.

This ought to take up some room. An old "Half-Assed Comic" from days of yore. Click it to make it readable:

annnnnd one of my favorite PoE comics (also clickable):

And that should do it. Have great weekend everyone.

Monday, November 20, 2006

Isn't that interesting.

I wrote a post back in June about how a certain "Dora" toy looked kind of phallic. [Read it here]

That post upset one of my readers, who chewed me out for twisting innocent things. That led to a lengthy follow up post. [Here]

Now I'm sure that I've lost Don as a reader of my site forever. So it goes. However, I just saw this today over at BoingBoing: Phallic toy alert: Dora Aquapet.

For those of you not inclined to follow links, here's what it looks like:

So my question is, what is up with the Dora toy designers? Sure, sure, I bet they did not mean to make that toy look like a cock any more than they did the other toy. But come on! Get someone on staff in either QA or RND with a dirty mind and a willingness to point out the absurd, would you?

Thursday, November 09, 2006

What a couple of weeks.


It doesn't feel like it's been that long, but I guess it has. Being both sick and busy can certainly mess with your sense of time. A major holiday even passed, I've been told. The above illustration was taken from a rather cool site called "Historical Anatomies on the Web". A place with images both cool and gruesome, especially if you realize that much of it was drawn while looking at actual cadavers in stuffy rooms and possibly against the law of the time.

Speaking of cadavers, I just tossed out the kids' pumpkins this morning. They weren't quite rotten, but they were well on their way. Here are a couple of photos of them "in their prime" (all photos are clickable):


We had a lot of fun carving them, although we had to rush a bit at the end.

And here they are lit:


AND, I may as well turn this into a photo-post since I also finally have the pictures of my knees that Heather took after I messed them up by falling off the ramp of my U-Haul back when we were moving:



They looked a LOT worse in person. I'm actually disappointed at how the first one came out. It just looks like a wee boo-boo – although it also wasn't the knee that took the most weight on impact.

And finally I share with you my daughter; rock icon:

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Believe it or not, she wasn't imitating cover art on purpose. She was just being her normal, goofy self when Heather snapped the photo. When I saw it, the Wall was the first thing to spring to mind.

As of now there isn't a ghost #5. I will make one and post it when I can, as well as resume playing along with Illustration Friday. Hopefully by next week.

Have a great weekend everyone!
"Boring a hole in the patient’s head creates a door through which the demons can escape, and - viola! - out goes the crazy."