Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Portraits of Celebrity Weirdness






Now here's my style of drawing, or painting...whatever.

Featured here:

1) No one wants to play Sega with Harrison Ford;
2) Mr. Noodle with David Schwimmer;
3) Anguish (of Michael Landon)
4) Uncanny Valley with Nic Cage hugging a Macaque monkey and;
5) Lazy Sunday Afternoon just hanging around Christopher Walken fiddling around in his garage.

These are featured artworks done in traditional Oil by Brandon Bird (Newsweek's featured Artist of the...Week?) but more than the style of painting, it's how the stars were depicted in a certain light or light-heartedness...and perhaps this is how I would depict them too.

If only I could :-}

In the meantime, I just made Walken my current Wallpaper.

Tuesday, June 29, 2010

And Speaking of Monsters




Here are The Repuglicans: 61 monster paintings by Pete Von Sholly with YouTube Slideshow Preview.

The folks caricaturized in Repuglicans don't deserve to be depicted as famished ghouls, white-eyed vampires, drooling werewolfs, and rotting zombies. What I mean is, they aren't worthy of the fantastic 1960s monster-trading-card treatment bestowed upon them by veteran storyboarder Pete Von Sholly. In the same way that Mad magazine only parodied good TV shows and movies, this kind of honor should be reserved for good people.

In any case, it's still a treat to pore over the hilariously doctored images of Roger Ailes, Glenn Beck, Dick Cheney, Sarah Palin, Rush Limbaugh, and 55 other power-hungry fear-mongers.

As Steve Tatham (who wrote the commentary to the book) writes in his introduction:
There are 55 million Republicans in the United States. Most of them are decent, honorable people. The Republican limited government, state's rights, traditional American values, pro-business political philosophy is a reasonable and worthwhile set of beliefs. Real Republicans and real Democrats share a common goal: they want the United States to be a better place for all its people. The Republican party has its fair share of towering intellects and inspiring heroes. None of them are described in the pages that follow.
Buy Repuglicans on Amazon.com

Courtesy Boing Boing

To Celebrate South Africa World Cup 2010...or World Hunger Day

Monday, June 28, 2010

EATEN!


Film of the Week for The World SF Blog.  A Film by Israeli Director Elad Rath feat Sci-Fi Writer Nir Yaniv as the Monster!  Grrrrrreatt!

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Nice one!

Contra/Tetris animated awesomeness by Tvigle!  ---Agent M

via thedailywhat:
Animated Short of the Day: Russian marketing firm and world-renowned video game masher-uppers Tvigle are back once again with an ad for whatever which features the unholy union of Contra and Tetris.
Tvigle are similarly world-renowned for taking their stuff off YouTube, so watch it while it’s up. And by watch it, I mean watch it.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

More Wishful Thinking

iPad Accessory B.C. (Before Carry-Out!)

Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

Part of my Curiosity Wish list.  Muy expensivo on the Kindle:  Kindle Price: $8.47 & includes international wireless delivery via Amazon Whispernet

Soon to HIT your Screens!  Maybe I'll just hold out for that one.

Time to heed my Daily Feng Shui Tip

Hi Adorina! Here is your Daily Feng Shui Tip for Wednesday, May 19

Someone needs to tell my teenager and his friends that today is 'No Dirty Dishes Day' so that we can all co-exist like happy little clams under the same roof. In fact, according to Feng Shui, the kitchen should be kept spic and span since it's so heavily associated with health, happiness and abundance. The secret side of Feng Shui maintains that the flow of energy through your kitchen actually affects the negative or positive life force energy that comes from the food you eat. According to this Chinese energy theory, the amount and the quality of the Chi that's stored in your food rates more highly on the 'health' scale than the nutritional value and makeup! That's not to say that this energy theory ignores the value of vitamins, minerals and other nutrients, it just places the energetic qualities of your food above all else. That means that we need to take a good look at the appliances that traditionally cook that food, and most specifically at the oven. This one piece is considered the most important factor in the whole kitchen, as it's also where the cook both physically and energetically creates the meals and menus. This is also where Oriental cultures associated healthy food with money. They believe that the space where the stove sits is the home's 'energy generator,' the place where the cook meets the food that meets the fire that creates the sustenance for strength, stamina, health and nourishment for the breadwinner. Unless you're my son, you're getting the picture. Keep the stove immaculately clean. Fire up each burner at least once a day. And, if so inclined, affix a small mirror atop the backwash to 'double' your abundance, making sure that it stays very clean as well. You'll sure to be kept fat and happy if you do all or any of these 'cures.' Proverbially, of course!