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I'm an artist, an educator, Pastafarian and I write. I also will gamble on just about anything. And I like unusual juxtaposition, but I love my wife...and beer. This blog is observations from a funny old man who gets pissed off every once in a while. Oh, and I mispell alot.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

TUESDAY #2690

One Of My Very Own…




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The military school, The Citadel has allowed a young woman to wear a burka instead of the traditional uniform. Which leads one to wonder what part of "uniform" they don't understand.

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2014, the last year records have been compiled, had more drug overdoses than ever recorded.
It's time for Plan B. The "War on Drugs" has been a dismal failure on any number of levels. So let's try something else.
But America loathes Plan B. Look how long it took to change our relationship to Cuba.



Our government doesn't give a fuck about people on drugs. If they did there would be rehab centers on every corner. The government cares about paying back large donors who own private prisons. I know that is too simplistic, but it is not far off base. No rational group of people try to save people by throwing them in prison.

Please, could we as Americans start thinking through problems instead of just reacting? I have stated many times that I hate the parts of movies and such (Walking Dead and starting dead or whatever it's called) where rather normal people do something that is totally irrational under the circumstances they are experiencing. Well, when you look back on the shit the US government is STILL doing after the decades of proof that the policies are ineffective....same thing to me.
And, oh, you may HATE drugs. That's cool. But we call alcoholism a disease now. I knew someone who got his disability check for that disease sent to his BARTENDER! But for the sake of sanity can we at least separate marijuana from heroin?

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I watched the movie "Trumbo," which I highly recommend. Then I went to my bar and asked all my young friends if they had ever heard of: The Red Scare, Joseph McCarthy, Blacklisting, or the House Un-American Activities Committee. None of them had. If we don't teach the past, we are doomed to repeat it...or so I've heard.

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I did some research on how to become an official Pastafarian. Here it is:



You got to love those guys.



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I have yet to see a feminist fight for equal auto insurance premiums.

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Hemorrhoids should be called Asstroids.

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You know how I feel about stone and such.

This first example is not new, but very, very old. It is, in a word, extraordinary.



And some of these things are huge.





That last one doesn't look all that new either, but I have no way of telling.

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ARRANGED PHOTOGRAPHS



Then there is this masterpiece.



Think back how the human brain feels very comfortable viewing something with angles that match...sympathetic angles.

Now look at the angle of her blouse's neckline and match that up to the angle of her sleeves, her right shin, her neck, her bangs, her left ankle, the washboard, and almost all the clothing on the line have an angle that matches. You can do the same thing with the horizontals. And just look at how the leg of the blue shorts, her mouth and her shoulder line up perfectly.

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I often think of you folks. I wonder why you choose to spend a few minutes of your day with me and my observations. Some, I assume do it for the laughs. I try to have a few in each post. Others, like my friends in Eastern Europe probably tune in for the examples of public art that I've dredged up. Of course, some of you knew me before my sojourn as a blogger and probably feel compelled to support me. It has occurred to me that in the past I was much more controversial than I am now. Now my posts are rather bland. Oh, I don't mind insulting people who deserve it, but I'm just not as passionate about it the older I get.

Anyway, just let me thank you one and all. You guys make me proud of my efforts and for that I will be forever in your debt.



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I have no idea what Skyrim is, but the guy must have spent a lot of time making this, so I posted it...

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Did you ever stop to consider that maybe beer is addicted to ME?

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Let's image for a minute how we could not help but declare war on such thinking as this:



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Bouguereau produced more than seven hundred finished works .... True to his serious and industrious nature, before beginning a painting he would master the history of his subject and complete numerous sketches. The tenderness with which he portrayed children and domestic scenes, his technical skill and passion for the classics, and his love of rich color are hallmarks of Bouguereau's exquisite paintings.





He was, in my opinion, a master in capturing the relationship of his two subjects.

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We all know about various pot smoking devices...



But here's one that can be assembled from a pizza box...



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The most startling piece of trivia that I’ve heard about the tower is that it weighs less than the cylindrical column of air that it sits in! That’s right, if cylindrical tube were placed over the tower, the weight of the volume if air inside the tube would exceed that of the metal in the tower.



Is that even true?

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My wife dropped her iPhone in the toilet. After fishing it out she yelled, "Oh, Siri, I dropped you in the toilet. What do I do?" And Siri replied, "You have 28 events in July. That's a lot." Then died.

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Noticing that I was taking two baths in one week my wife asked, "Who is she?"

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I feel this way when I'm binge watching shit on Netflix.

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Don't bring a knife to a bulldozer fight. That's not a problem for either of these gentlemen in Hebei, China. Construction workers in two rival companies competing for business settled their differences like men: they climbed into their bulldozers and used them as weapons.



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Even an old pro like me can still be amazed at some of the pure shit people write just for the sake of writing, I guess.




But check out this spread that showed up on a regular site...not one of the nutcase shit.





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Men solving problems...



 

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Mighty find advice there, little fellas.

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PUBLIC ART I LIKE: SOME OLD SOME NEW











I painted something very similar to that one time.



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I told him I had horse-like reflexes. He said, "Don't you mean, catlike reflexes?" So I kicked him in the mouth.

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THE WORD ON THE STREET













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I've gone a full year, maybe even two, without thinking about the state of Delaware.

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Anyone who has ever looked into the glazed eyes of a soldier dying on the battlefield will think hard before starting a war.

- Otto von Bismarck


1 comment:

Scott James said...

I did the math. Yes, the column of air is heavier than the Eiffel Tower. Also found several sites that back it up.

Keep in mind that there is still a whole bunch of air on top of the column indicated in your illustration - like all the way up.

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