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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Discoveries Broken Investigation

Beka's first day with the new tattoo.
We stayed overnight in Athens.
Went to the Nance's that evening for a chicken wing cook-out.
John's littlest was playing with our Dogfish Head beer.

Saturday, June 09, 2012

Centuries Impressive Cavern

Say good-bye to this arm.
Artist Graham Bradford @ Pain & Wonder has a master plan for you.
The drawing is transferred onto the arm.
Graham uses a marker to draw in a general idea of other flowing elements.
After 2 hours of work Graham has made a great start.
Graham gets right back into it again.
Beka is holding up pretty well, as this is nothing new for her.
The final stretch as Graham finishes all the general outlining and shading.
He adds a few more important details here and there.
The 6 hour session is now over with the black ink fully laid down.
We'll be back in 1 month to watch Graham add in the color.

Monday, May 28, 2012

Burnt Restarting of Culture

This little thing opens beers like a nothing I've ever seen. Put it on top and pop the cap right the hell off. No... you don't get to see it in action.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

Sexual Charity Deviance

Really... she is still on this damned cereal box. Do people even know who she is anymore. Come on WHEATIES... get with the times.

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Fables & Facts For Floods

Got my vintage "Superman 2" Slurpee promo display today. It's an original cardboard mini movie poster holder. These would have been next to the machines at 7-Eleven and held a color poster of Superman flying with Lois Lane. It came with 10 mint condition posters that were rolled up. So I got a complete piece. Very cool find.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Roots In Disasters Seach

Saw this today at Richard's Variety. ONLY $800. Considering buying it... but I'm not 100% sold on it though. I have a few machines that I really want and this isn't one of them. First would of course be the original Playboy machine... but this one is pretty cool. Not in that bad of shape either. But I think I'll end up passing unless I can get it for cheap.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Pearl Meets Light And Light Gets Lust

A PEDAGOGIC NOTE TO DEAR FRIENDS:

  • Glibness/superficial charm
  • Manipulative and conning
  • Grandiose sense of self
  • Pathological lying
  • Lack of remorse, shame or guilt
  • Shallow emotions
  • Incapacity for love
  • Need for stimulation
  • Callousness/lack of empathy
  • Poor behavioral controls/impulsive nature
  • Early behavior problems/juvenile delinquency
  • Irresponsibility/unreliability
  • Promiscuous sexual behavior/infidelity
  • Lack of realistic life plan/parasitic lifestyle
  • Criminal or entrepreneurial versatility
  • Contemptuous of those who seek to understand them
  • Does not perceive that anything is wrong with them
  • Authoritarian
  • Secretive
  • Paranoid
  • Only rarely in difficulty with the law, but seeks out situations where their tyrannical behavior will be tolerated, condoned, or admired
  • Conventional appearance
  • Goal of enslavement of their victim(s)
  • Exercises despotic control over every aspect of the victim's life
  • Has an emotional need to justify their crimes and therefore needs their victim's affirmation (respect, gratitude and love)
  • Ultimate goal is the creation of a willing victim
  • Incapable of real human attachment to another
  • Unable to feel remorse or guilt
  • Narcissism, grandiosity (self-importance not based on achievements)
  • May state readily that their goal is to rule the world

Monday, April 09, 2012

Sunday, April 08, 2012

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Spoon Feed Ingredients

A still life once thought to be by Vincent van Gogh but later downgraded to the work of an anonymous artist because of doubts about its authenticity is indeed by the tormented Dutch impressionist, researchers said Tuesday.

The process leading to the confirmation reads like a cold case detective story, with a new X-ray technique helping experts re-examine what they already knew about the painting and draw on a growing pool of scholarly Van Gogh research.

A detailed X-ray of an underlying painting of two wrestlers and knowledge of the painter's period at a Belgian art academy combined to lead a team of researchers to conclude that "Still life with meadow flowers and roses" really is by Van Gogh.