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July 2012


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I did this in 2004:

Photoshop. Airbrush, line tool, and a lot of grain filters + blur tool.

I’ve never actually worked with oil paint, but I want to.

Categories: I arted Tags: angst, art, Der Schrei der Natur, edvard munch, expressionist, german, painting, photoshop, the scream

New Suite 101 article online posted today.

How Chick-fil-A Created a Public Relations Nightmare

“I think this is part of the wake-up call for companies to understand that social media makes these decisions very, very risky,” Reed said, “because it’s much easier now for these messages to get out to consumers and consumers to virtually organize.”

Individuals have free speech rights as guaranteed by the First Amendment, but they also must accept the responsibilities that come with those rights. When an individual freely take on a figurehead position, he or she essentially becomes the voice of the company and it creates a relationship between the President’s words and the company’s image. By speaking so loosely, Dan Carthy opened himself and Chick-fil-A up to the consequences, and the consequences appear to be socially, politically, and possibly for the company’s profits, significant.

If anything, Chick-fil-a has managed to make a polarizing issue out of the consumption of chicken sandwiches…

Read more at Suite101: How Chick-fil-A Created a Public Relations Nightmare

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: anti-gay, chick-fil-a, chicken sandwich, Dan Cathy, Family Research Council, first amendment, gay, gay marriage, PR, The Jim Henson Company, Thomas Menino

A year ago I wrote that SCOTUS would decide on whether or not they would hear California’s Proposition 8 by the end of the term in June 2012.  That turned out be totally wrong, which doesn’t make any sense to me since they managed to squeeze in a whole ruling on Obamacare.

Via Prop 8 Trial Tracker:

Oral argument in the Ninth Circuit challenge to Section 3 of the Defense of Marriage Act was scheduled for September 10. The Justice Department petitioned the Supreme Court for certiorari, to review the case, and the Court won’t decide whether to take the case until September 24 or later. Now the Ninth Circuit has canceled oral argument in the case pending the Supreme Court conference and subsequent decision to hear the case or not.

That’s for DOMA; no word on Prop 8 yet. I also don’t understand why CA same-sex marriages are on hold since it makes more sense for the Ninth Circuit’s ruling to be upheld in the meantime.

A troll on Facebook said yesterday that “gay marriage was so 2007.”  Yanno, cause civil right are so passé.

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble, Uncategorized Tags: california, civil right, gay marriage, ninth circuit, Prop 8, proposition 8, same-sex marriage, SCOTUS, supreme court

Good points from Mother Jones:

Chick-fil-A should not be prevented from opening business because of the views of its leaders, or his donations to anti-gay causes. But gays and lesbians in Illinois and Massachusetts have the right to be free from discrimination in employment based on who they are. They also have a right to protest, boycott, and make Chick-fil-A’s customers aware that their purchases fund anti-gay activism. If Chick-fil-A discriminates in hiring or refuses to serve customers on the basis of sexual orientation, the local authorities can and should hold him accountable.

In defense of Boston’s Mayor, he didn’t ban them, he just urged them in his letter not to locate there.

But Rahm Emanuel…

ACLU Backs Chickfil-A Against Rahm Emanuel’s Threatened Ban

Categories: Politics or: the art of looking for trouble Tags: ACLU, boston mayor, boycott, chick-fil-a, first amendment, gay, lesbian, mother jones, rahm emanuel

I found this in my closet collecting dust. I’m guessing I was about 4 or 5 when I wrote it, because I know that by 6, I could string together complete sentences and by 8, I was reading Tolkein. Ah, early relics of childhood creativity. It reminds me of “I Am Better Than Your Kids.” 

Introducing the world premiere of:

“Jamie Wants to Play”

I’m glad dyslexia is a normal part of childhood development and I grew out of that.

It’s 11 pages, so bear with me.

We begin in medias res. Jamie is asking his dad “Why?”

Jamie really wants to play.

I think the kid’s persuasive argument was met by child abuse.

The permissive mother archetype.

Fuck the what.

Ok, what I think is happening is that he fell off the grass onto the road.

Oncoming headlights.

And boom goes the dynamite.


That’s the end. I didn’t write any more of the story.

I don’t know if I just got lazy or distracted by candy, but it ends with Jamie laying dying in a pool of his own blood. Kind of disturbing for a 4-year-old but nonetheless demonstrates an early conceptualization of the fragility of the human body.

Moral of the story:  It doesn’t matter if you want to play today, because we’re all going to die.

The End

Categories: Autobiographical Stories, I arted Tags: 4-year-old, art, artwork, childhood, children, dark, disturbing, Four year old, fucked up, picture book, twisted

[edit: Had to throw in this Weird News Wednesday:

Answer: Sure looks like it. ]

Webcomic Wednesday


Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal:

(Personally, I would think that this is the most sincere apology ever.)

“That awkward moment when you’re reminded that flowers are plant genitals.”

Also, not a usual segment here, but…

Puppy of the Day

Domo domo!

Categories: Webcomic Wednesday, Weird News Wednesday, What The Fuck Wednesday Tags: aslan, best apology, chick-fil-a, comic, cute puppy, medium large, narnia, smbc, webcomic