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Deeply Satisfying Employment.


It doesn’t happen very often these days, but I always focus on the pinnacles anyway so let me gush.  My student Young Foster just finished that poster for a scholarship contest at the Art Institutes.  He did the background drawing with charcoal, and then the magick of Photoshop kicked in.  I am old enough to know how much of a miracle this computer box is, and I am deeply satisfied to be a teacher this morning.  I am filled with physical bliss due to a non-physical piece of art.  I can hardly believe that I get to share it with so many people here on the interwebs.  I hope it tickles your eyes as deliciously as it does mine, and if you don’t quite dig your job as much I do…

Happy Friday!

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The Things That Make Life Worth Living.

bees  predator  bacon

You can click on those to make them bigger, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.  They will blow your mind.  I am extremely honored and inspired this morning to share a space with them.  The front page of www.neatorama.com – perhaps the funkiest online gallery in the world – includes my weekend bunny hop alongside those modern masterpieces.  It is a great day to be alive.

Too many people seem to be addicted to negativity and constant whining.  It can crush the spirit.  Personally, I always turn toward creativity and constant bliss instead.  There is a certain undenable joy in living human tissue.  There is always an option to groove on some unique new thought.  And the haters can easily be ignored in favor of celebrating the exquisite artistic output of other like minded freaks, whether they be shaven bees, Lego Predators, or bacon scarves. 

Art Party on!

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Stat Pack: WordPress Traffic Patterns Revealed.


Whew.  What a Monday.  When I left work, Full Body Transplant was holding down the 7th most popular single post on all of WordPress.  I don’t know how it fluctuated through the evening and overnight… I had a non-electronic real-life full-body kind of party back at the grotto with Nina.  As of 3 in the afternoon, we were also perched in the 72nd Top Blog spot.  I learned that you can be the third Top Growing blog, but then as soon as you hit the Top 100 overall you are no longer considered to be “growing”.  My favorite part of the whole experience was the fact that we handed Chuck Norris his lunch.  Yes, there was a hot lolcat cheezburger with his name on it yesterday.  We took that kitty DOWN. 

Naomi Campell + Dancing Lizards = Mad Traffic.

I am not one to kiss and tell specific numbers, but it was fascinating to finally see how many hits it takes to get to the center of the WordPress dashboard.  Thank you, all you random web surfers who were looking for the Thriller commercial and got full body transplanted instead.  You really made my day.

And what about Tuesday?  Like I always say: Every day, in every way, better and better.  I jumped back into the interwebs when I got to work – and found that we have been neatorama’d once again!  I love this life.  I love it a lot.

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Another Fabulous Monday.


Yes, I actually own a piece of Joe Namath’s old clothes.  If there is a big enough drop of sweat in there, we might be able to clone him.  Technology keeps getting better each day.  Soon, nothing really will be impossible.

Last night was grand entertainment on a massive scale.  The 1972 Dolphins, the team I witnessed in the Orange Bowl in sixth grade while cheering as Deacon Jones broke Bob Griese’s leg, bought us all champagne.  My ears are still ringing, my heart it still singing.

And Michael Jackson’s little song called “Thriller”, or something?  It bumped us up to the fourth hottest WordPress blog on the planet, so far.  Whatever they did to Naomi Campbell and those lizards – it works for me.  Happy Monday!


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Nothing Feels Better.


(Our friend Pi drew that for a Vs. System fantasy card.  Skrull Doll for the win!  Check his blog too.)

Remember the movie Brainstorm with Natalie Wood and Christopher Walken?  If you don’t, you should.  What full human experience would you want to share with the rest of the world?  For me, it has always been a no brainer: The deep satisfaction that can only come from creating a work of art.  Of course “work of art” is a category as big as the sky, which is as big as the limits of your imagination. 

I am grooving on the glorious Skrull Doll that Pi created last night.  It is a great example of simple bold pop art goodness, kinda like the masterpiece that is Power Puff Girls.  I’m sure he got that little tickle of satisfaction from making it.  Some day we will be able to share that feeling with other people directly, ala Brainstorm.  It is indeed a day to look forward to.


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Fifty Second Question of the Day: The Random Combination Generation.


(That was the random freakiness of the WordPress front page yesterday.)

In the olden days we had to cut and paste from paper magazines to get such profound poetry.  Now we know what happens when you combine Richard Nixon with dog-chewed Super Bowl tickets floating in a Peach Flambe doused with Ginger Punch, for free!  That graphic shows the serendipity sauce we had smeared all over the lips of this blog when the NHL All Star post went nuclear.

What kind of random combinations have been floating your boat lately?


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The Dumbest Use of Technology in Sports History.


(Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

I have seen Stanley C. Panther up close and personal, and the 56th NHL All Star Game has him beat, by far, in one important category.  Clownshoes.

Before I cut loose the barn doors and flat out rant, let me assure you that the game was perhaps the most entertaining midseason exhibition ever.  It actually seemed like it meant a little something in the end.  It featured a huge comeback by the West, a thrilling late lead change, and the showcasing of Rick Nash the True Stud.  It even got the crowd in Atlanta all loud and hollerin’, as their favored Eastern Conference All-Stars buried a final biscuit with 20 seconds left for the win.

Now let’s talk clownshoes.  Versus Channel had the bright idea to install some kind of bluetooth voyeur contraption in the goalie masks.  Rick DiPietro and Manny Legace were stupid enough to fall for it.  We are all enriched this morning, since it was the dumbest use of technology in sports history.  Our entire living room exploded in belly laughs and shouts of disbelief.  It went down like this.

Doc Emrick decided to start prodding DiPietro for comments as soon as they dropped the puck to start the game.  It was a classic WTF moment:

Doc: So there is some talk about you getting banged up in the Skills competition last night.  How serious is your injury?

DiPietro:  Ah, I’m a little bit nicked but…   Oof!

Yes, sportsfans, it’s true.  12 seconds.  A new record for the fastest goal in NHL All-Star history, courtesy of the dumbest use of technology in sports history.  Later in the game, when the contest was on the line, Legace actually carried on a decent conversation for a while.  Then he gave up the tying goal in the middle of his reflections on a future as a sportscaster.  Not yet Manny, focus on the puck.

Hilarious, gut-busting, wonderful stuff.  Thanks to Versus Channel, thanks to the NHL, thanks to the two netminders who gave us such wonderful memories.  A good time was had by all.


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