Saturday, December 12, 2009

Foam Fingers only get you to third base.

This Fall Richmond, VA announced a replacement for their Minor League Baseball team that pulled out in 2008, because they wanted a new stadium that the city wouldn't commit to. The replacements announced in late October are called “Flying Squirrels”. Not really the image of a dominate force to be messed with unless they happen to be rabid squirrels.

One of the alternative logos for the team is a giant acorn with a big “R” reminiscent of the letter used by Batman's sidekick. Recently I have enjoyed debating a possible battle cry with anyone who will listen, they mostly end with something about how big their nuts are. Also don't forget the trademarked concession item a cup filled with hot nuts.

I went looking at other Minor League Teams just to see what a Flying Squirrel might have the possibility to dominate. I however, stopped looking when I came across the Winston-Salem “Dash”. From the look of their logo it appears one has found the Alpha Male of all sports logo, and the only thing that beats that is themselves.

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Mortgage: The Musical

This was a comment my wife made about my Facebook status update. It really is exceptionally good so I thought I would preserve it for the ages.

I don't know why, but Rent seems to have polarizing opinions. Either you really like it or you really hate it. I however fall into the third category, I find the music a little bit catchy and don't mind it, it's no "Fiddler", but I can accept it for what it is. This might be because I am a sucker for the great story ballads of the 70s like Harry Chapin's "Taxi", Gordon Lightfoot's "The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald", Don McLean's "American Pie", and a slightly earlier vintage "Alice's Restaurant Massacree" by Arlo Guthrie.

My thoughts today are what about making another musical based on the premise of Rent, where those 20-somethings with the world at their backs, get sucked up with the economic boom of the late 1990s and become the 30-somethings dealing with the setbacks of Bush's America on the cusp of economic collapse. I still have some of the musical lyrics to work out, but I am happy to have such a wonderful collaborator at my side.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Domo arigato, mr. roboto

Just some Facebook junk that I found amusing.

Positronic Humanoid Intended for Logical Infiltration and Peacekeeping

Positronic Hazardous Infiltration Lifeform

Forbidden Infiltration Lifeform

Get Your Cyborg Name

Thursday, March 12, 2009

My Uncle John

The radio station that he loved so

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Great Phallacies of the World

I was going through some pictures today and found a recurring theme.

It's just not their pickles that are famous! (Yes this is a real product.)

Found acorn top.

Another bad sign design and placement. (see here for another example)

I just need to file this one under juvenile humor.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Zorya: and sex was dirty

This has been going around facebook. Although I typically don't participate in this kind of thing this one seemed like a fun & creative one. I decided to post it here rather than perpetuate another facebook plague.

1 - Go to "wikipedia." Hit “random... Read More”
or click
The first random wikipedia article you get is the name of your band.

2 - Go to "Random quotations"
or click
The last four or five words of the very last quote of the page is the title of your first album.

3 - Go to flickr and click on “explore the last seven days”
or click
Third picture, no matter what it is, will be your album cover.

4 - Use photoshop or similar to put it all together.

*** These are the links to my three
and sex was dirty
Photo Credit

Thursday, February 12, 2009

We cleanse souls... only 80 cents a pound!

For a little local history, the place where I live has a population of about 33,000 people and covers about 23 square miles. It has been estimated that within the city limits there are approximately 250 churches. Most (maybe 80%) of these churches are not your typical churches, they can only be described as storefront churches or maybe go so far as to say tax-shelter churches. No wonder the republicans like religion so much.

I have been working on this photo project in my spare time which has allowed me to to get around the city and see all it has to offer. This is one gem I recently found.

Take that late night infomercials, only the power of Jesus can get out stubborn stains. Want to know what hell feels like? Just go next door in the middle of summer when all the dryers are going.

I however need to question a "church" that uses the flaming sword as an image of deliverance, since biblically the flaming sword represents humanity's inability to go back to Paradise (Genesis 3:24). What exactly is one being delivered to here the locked front gate? Isn't the reason for going to church in the first place so that one can get back into Paradise (heaven)?

Next up "Pillar of Salt Church of Deliverance" coming soon to an insurance agency near you.

I will now deliver you from further religion.

Saturday, January 31, 2009

Paypal says: Save (*cough*us money) the environment.

Wow it took a whole sheet of paper to give me this message.

Change needs to come from the inside.
Maybe printing this message on the envelope?
Forcing printers to print duel side?

Close up of message

Now on my soapbox:
Give me a reason to switch, how about paperless people get a reduced interest rate? I am all for saving the environment, but if I want a hard copy of a statement the burden is placed on me. My ink, my paper, my time. I am now doing a job that you are charging me an outrageous interest rate to help cover. Also you need to make my whole history of statements available not just the last 8 or 12. A policy change is also in order about not charging me an outrageous amount to have a replacement statement sent when I do need an older one?

You want us to make a difference in the environment, be a leader and give us the tools and incentives we need to change.