Friday, April 27, 2007
So I bought this totally shitty camera for $30 a couple of years ago out of pure gadget love, and today it shot its last frame. In a way I'm kind of relieved. The pictures were pretty pathetic -- though I have to admit a certain fondness for it's AutoBrite jpeg color averaging. Skin tones in particular were sort of bizarre. Everyone became "people of color" to its lens. I'm a little sorry the last thing it saw was a somewhat dismal scene from my cubicle (note the fish eye mirror.)
Anyway, RIP Logitech Pocket Digital.
I've had quite a few people asking me why I haven't "blogged" Rosie O'Donnell leaving the view. Well, one, blogs are totally stupid -- and two, I'm still processing the fact that this is pretty much the death of the view, unless Bette Midler steps up.
Coming Monday -- The Death of the View
Posted by minarnie at 4:23 PM
Monday, April 23, 2007
Friday, April 20, 2007
For some reason this reminds me of a slightly less gross version of the gatefold to that ZZ Top record "Tres Hombres" -- which, incidentally, was shot at Leo's Mexican Restaurant in Houston (ZZ Top's favorite) -- where, incidentally, I've always wanted to go to, and was crushed to find it went out of business some time ago.
Though ZZ Top's favorite restaurant is defunct -- you still have ample opportunity to visit Bill Keane's favorite restaurant in Scottsdale, AZ. The Sugar Bowl! Do you like the crust cut off of your sandwiches? Bill does! Incidentally, it's also full of precious BK sketches! It's a museum!
Another factoid -- me and Nat tried to decorate the kitchen with above noted gatefold when we first moved into the Milvia house (upper), but Eunice vetoed and it came down -- it's a FACT!
NOTE: I somehow deleted the comments from this post when editing this... but they were funny! For sure!
Posted by minarnie at 3:44 PM
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
This image, as well as the headline (which is essentially the story) came from a pretty sketchy source, then was posted to Slashdot -- which can sometimes be sketchy. Great packaging, though. I like the Christmas themed Mickey and Minnie.
Posted by minarnie at 9:14 AM
Thursday, April 12, 2007
These things always come in threes... don't they? Kurt Vonnegut is one of my favorite author/illustrators. This is a big blow to the Rad Dude Association.
As long as I'm re-directing to Nat's "blog", I may as well lead you to his eulogy, which is more eloquent than I could manage.
I'm totally going to start reading Breakfast of Champions again tonight.
Posted by minarnie at 11:01 AM
Monday, April 9, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
Back from blog-cation! It was a sweet break -- though I've been hit hard with Barack Obama spam. Stop emailing me Barack! Your constant emails about fundraising goals are irritating and excessive. Even Howard Dean showed more restraint than you! Get it together!
In other news, Bob Clark -- director of Porky's (1982), Baby Geniuses (1999) and SuperBabies: Baby Geniuses 2 (2004) passed away earlier today. RIP, Bob Clark.
Posted by minarnie at 10:57 AM