Wednesday, October 8, 2008

W W T W?

When The Watchmen comic was released back in 1986-87 I immediately was hooked. I absolutely went crazy over it. I have the pin, the watch, the t-shirt, the original hardbound leather edition. From 87-90 The Watchmen influenced my creativity in my art. Somewhere out there there is a video produced by the Presbyterian Church in 1989 dealing with faith that I am in. In it I am wearing my Watchman shirt. I went so far as to use a line from The Comedian as my Senior yearbook quote (although, if I remember correctly they messed up the layout).

The Watchmen and myself became one in the summer of 1991 with my first tattoo

August 2008 badly faded

Original Watchmen_____ Presbyterian Church (USA) logo
promo button 1987_______ (so you don't need to ask)
(Still Own)

The Watchmen, after all these years is coming to the big screen. I think in a box of books from college I have a copy of a 1990 version of the screen play. I am not yet sure how I feel about something I hold so dear being remade by Hollywood. You see Hollywood and I have a "Hate/Hate" relationship when it comes to comic movies. My biggest gripe you can't rewrite 25 years of history to make an exciting 2 hours. I guess this is something at least the Watchmen have going for it. It may be easier to stay true to this story since it has a beginning and an end in 12 issues. My next concern is that this movie is so popular Holywood will try to make a prequel.

I am hoping for some really good merchandise rising from this.

Yearbook Picture
The Bridge on Ridge Road
List of Watchmen related pictures I need to find:
Name of that video
Art 87-90
Jean Jacket

Friday, September 19, 2008

Shiver me Timbers!

My pirate name is:

Black Flint the Lover

Like anyone confronted with the harshness of robbery on the high seas, you can be pessimistic at times. Like the rock flint, you're hard and sharp. But, also like flint, you're easily chipped, and sparky. Arr!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

New Olympic event for 2012

Beijing, China August 20, 2008-

With overwhelming support from fans across the globe, the International Olympic Committee has voted today to allow a new exhibition sport to the 2012 Summer Games in London.

Spokesperson for the IOC said, "We are really excited about this new competition. Our synchronized sports have become very popular and we look forward to expanding this genre. Athletes will be judged on criteria such as distance and style. We already have plans for different classes which include water, tobacco, and the ever popular watermelon seeds, to name just a few."

The US Olympic Committee commented that they have already been in contact with players from Major League Baseball and old tyme saloon patrons as potential members for their 2012 team.

Photo Credit
"The Bluto" inspired by National Lampoon's Animal House

Friday, August 8, 2008

The innocence of 1960

Next in the series-
"Junior Science Book of

Insert jokes here_______

Nuff said.

Now get back to work.

Friday, July 25, 2008

My POD is packed I'm ready to go...

Boy the way Law and Order played
Seems like it was 24 hours a day.
Kids like us hardly got paid,
Those were the dregs.

Back when real bagels were our food.
The ones down here they taste like glue.
Don't know how we got through,
`cause on car insurance we got screwed.

Mitzvah was our first pup,
We watched the Trade Centers blow up.
Now its time to shut up.
Cause those were the dregs.

Hamilton, NJ

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Goodbye: 40 Foot Ladder and a POD

The last photos from our home in New Jersey.

What the Heck? Hey look its a skull!

Left a little bit of us behind.
Hey look another skull!

Thursday, May 22, 2008

Seems a little young to have a monkey on his back?

Every once in a while you need to just thank the stars you have your camera with you, because a description doesn't do the image justice.

Don't worry kid many years of future therapy will help you come to terms with your separation anxiety.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Stay on Target- Stay on Target-

Mother Nature was right on TARGET as a tornado passed trough Colonial Heights, VA today.

See what happens when you use a bulls eye as your logo? It just invites trouble.

The only business that were damaged so badly by the tornado that they needed to close are the two who's signs were not damaged.
OH THE HUMANITY! What if my barn needs to go to a wedding? Where can I go to ride the Tilt-A-Sneaker now?

Other business in the vicinity were also slightly damaged by the tornado, except for Wal-Mart. Which just proves the theory that Jesus Saves... everyday at Wal-Mart.

Saturday, April 19, 2008

It's not just the floors that are dirty.

My wife tells me that advertising is deliberate, she would know she is a designer in that industry. Advertisers seek to spark your mind, and if your mind is sparked you continue to think about their product even when it is no longer in front of you.

It works here are two examples of recent finds that I just can't forget.

(Left) McDonald's rich in double entendre. On the sticker and the box.

(Right) Located near the entrance to Fort Lee, this area of E. Washington is colorfully referred to as Petersburg's Red Light District. Here I thought only "Hooters" had a full rack special. I also love the position of this ad just below the "Family BBQ." We have the phone company to thank for that layout.

Thursday, March 13, 2008

It does exist!

Just south of Gettysburg, PA on US HWY 15.

Here I thought that black line on the map was for illustration purposes only.

Some people think this line represents the dividing line for the American Civil War of the 1860s, however friends this is a relic of America's first and often forgotten Civil War of the 1730s.

Did you know about America's first "War Between the States?"

Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Every party needs one-

Only costing $10.00 for this privilege, some say Virginia has the highest rate of "vanity plates" in the country.
In the land of every other plate alluding to "God" and "Jesus" this one is a head scratcher. Look out "CUNTY" and "IM 4 KY" you have a tough competitor here.

Want to try your hand at designing a vanity plate?
For $20.00 the DMV offers souvenir plates for your effort.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

What's so Civil about Skulls anyway?

So there I was sorting replica bullets to put into gift bags and next thing I know one of my co-workers asks me if I am going to make a skull out of them. In case you have missed it- this has been one of my favorite blogs for the last 8 months and a common topic for Sunday morning chats at work.

Enjoy and look for my previous submissions on the brain case pages at Skull-A-Day!

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Monday, January 7, 2008

Myths, Superstitions, and Omens... oh my!

Happy New Year all. It has been a wild week around here, but by wild I really mean wildlife. My weird brushes with birds this week.

First however if you are not familiar with the old superstitions about birds let me bring you up to speed. It seems that birds are nothing more than miniature Azraels, perhaps it is the meningitis they carry. So it seems having a bird fly into your house, hitting the window glass, or sitting on the sill tapping (nevermore) are all signs of ill fortune on the household. Funny thing is that many people like myself try to attract birds to ones yard by leaving offerings of food. After looking at this practice through superstitious colored glasses one may think twice about this practice and try to get the little winged grim reapers far from ones property.

So the following are my brushes with birds this week. The fact that there were three just gives into the mumbo jumbo, cause everyone know it always happens in threes. (Like lions, tigers, and bears!)

First, last Monday a titmouse hit the window at work. It didn't die, but it was stunned long enough for me to go get my camera and take a few pictures.

Next, on Wednesday I walked outside only to find a Cedar Waxwing that froze to death next to the oak tree out front. (I hope it wasn't FOWL PLAY!)

Finally, yesterday a Bewick's Wren had made its way into the house. My wife and I were too busy trying to get it out of the closet and out the window for me to think about getting a picture.

So that is my brush with the little harbingers this week. So remember- if anything bad happens to me, blame the birds, because they are the obvious suspect.