Saturday, August 23, 2008

The big Animation...

So, I decided to create the gif animation above based on a news article today that proudly displayed the folks for all to see...

Well, the 'before' picture was one I created from the '2005' pic... I just made the duo thinner in Photoshop. That's a big fish - but THOSE ARE BIG PEOPLE! Do we as a society not see anything wrong with that? I'm not trying to single out overweight people here but there's definitely a difference between people with a thyroid problem and just plain ole' people who just eat and eat. That and they eat the wrong things.

I'm not innocent here. I am about 15 pounds overweight and need to lose that weight... but no one would look at me and say - "ewww" or "do you think they know they're that big?". I think I got that last one from an old Louie Anderson (rest his soul) comedy routine. But anyway, weight in our society is a serious issue and it speaks volumes about our society.

Friday, August 22, 2008


So, this is my design to combine one of my favorite movies with one of the most gregarious ad hooks of all time. You can check out my website for more about my screen prints and art.

Not much news to report today. Its very wet down here. The town south of me had almost 30 inches of rain in the last couple days from Tropical Storm Fay. Sucks to be down there... actually, there were reports of alligators roaming the streets and catfish in people's yards. Weird... but not for land that was a swamp only 100 years ago.

Humans aren't very smart to build on such land.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

sparing the rod...

Hey Parents, great job on raising your spoiled kid!
When I read the story below, I couldn't believe it. If there was a Matrix, lots of video game nuts would love to be plugged in... I found the below story after reading a similar story where players of the new World of Warcraft game complained of getting sick and physically ill from long bouts of playing the game - sometimes up to 18 hours. Insane! ... and yes, idiotic. But this, in my opinion, is where our society is headed. The longer we watch tv and play video games, the sooner we'll all become slaves.

16-year-old quits school to play video game
Mother "couldn't take the complaining anymore"
By Mike Smith

It's both a teenager's dream and a parent's worst nightmare.

Blake Peebles, a 16-year-old from Raleigh, NC., dropped out of high school last September in order to devote more time to playing Guitar Hero, according to an article in the Raleigh News & Observer. Peebles, who's receiving at-home tuition in lieu of his schooling, puts himself among the top 15 or 20 Guitar Hero players in the country, and has racked up about $1000 in prizes so far. Only a handful are able to make a living from professional gaming, but the number is growing. Peebles, who plays under the alias "Dreminem," hopes to become one of them. Although his parents didn't want him to ditch school, in the words of the article he "bugged them until they let him quit." "We couldn't take the complaining anymore," Peebles' mother Hunter told the News & Observer. "He always told me he thought school was a waste of time." Blake hopes to win a place at the 2008 World Cyber Games Grand Final, which takes place in Germany in November, where -- if successful -- he'd take on gamers from over 70 countries. Would he have better career prospects if he'd dropped out of school to be an actual guitarist? Time will tell.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


Vegas is in a dead heat as to who Barack Obama's vice presidential pick will be. Who knows? I don't. But I doubt it will be either one... but then I don't know much. And after the pick is made, I don't think it will make much difference. Anyway, I think its amazing how much energy and effort goes into this process... the politics on television is a tired and dragged out process. Just like everything else the news reports - like Tropical Storm Fay that's supposedly assaulting us here in Florida now.


The eye is about 50 miles from my house here and the only thing different about today than any other day is the wind is blowing and its raining, no different than a normal thunderstorm. Yet, if you listen to the news, the sky is falling... here's where the shelters are... here's what to do to hide from the storm... its just ridiculous. Sickening actually because there's no reason for this.

Blah blah blah.