Category Archives: art

Big Bang Boom

I’ve posted a tremendous work by the stop-motion animator Blu on this blog before. It was his work Muto.

Blu is back with an amazing take on the creation and evolution of our planet and the creatures upon it, including us human folks.

Settle in and prepare to be entertained as the world gets started and ends with a “Big Bang Boom.”


Feel Good Friday – Hey, Soul Sister

Hey, I haven’t visited with you fine folks in quite a while. My apologies for not foisting my opinions and ideas and funky finds onto your cyber space in recent weeks.

So, I’m back today to present a Feel Good Friday tune.

It’s been stuck in my brain for weeks. Nothing dramatic or edgy, just a catchy tune from Train. Choo-Choo!

It’s “Hey, Soul Sister.”

And, if you like the way the lyrics are animated in the Train video, check out this Muto video of animation painted along sidewalks and buildings by the artist Blu.

Betty White Does Portland

Since my visit, I’ve always felt Portland, Oregon was one cool city that would be a great place to live and now think I have a new favorite publication – The Portland Mercury.

The Mercury held a poll allowing readers to pick the cover art for an edition.

What did the citizens of the fair city of Portland come up with to grace their Mercury?

How about Betty White in a metal bikini wielding a flaming chainsaw while riding on the back of a centaur with John Ritter at its head.

Here’s the rendition of that as compiled by artist Andrew Zubko.

I know you are as impressed as I am.

I heart this greatly!

Tech Tattoos and Geek Ink

Tattoos aren’t just for bikers anymore.

Now geek coders are just as likely to be showing off ink as a truck driver or sailor.

Idyll Ramblings has some tech tattoos for you to peruse.

Here are a few examples.

From the coding world, it’s endless love and the end of hate.

How about the blue screen of death.

There are also some gaming tats and ink for design geeks too at Idyll Ramblings.

For more unusual tattoos, indulge your sweet tooth and check out these cupcake tattoos.

Black and White Photography

I found a new web site to eat up chunks of my time. It’s Black and WTF.
Filled with old promotional photos, candids, postcards and pictures that have absolutely no seeming explanation at all. It’s a great site you can just pop in on and scan through a few pics or spend an hour looking at each and every mind-bending shot. Below are a few samples of what you’ll find there.

What’s more black and white than penguins? I don’t have any idea why they are chasing a young girl in the summer (according to her style of dress).

How about another set that’s always dressed in black and white? Nuns … however the fire-fighting aspect of their attire raises a few questions.

The site is also filled with pics of animals doing many a strange thing.

And strange people in strange circumstances.

If your brain gets tired of perusing the People of Walmart and trying to figure out what makes them tick, stop in at Black and WTF and realize people have always been strange.

Cool Google Street View – Pompeii Ruins

So budget woes have kept you from taking a holiday vacation this year.

Same here for the Squirrel Queen.

For those of us who spend hours watching the Discovery and History channels, this will be a perfect alternative to that whirlwind trip around the world.

Instead of forking over wads of cash to fly your extra bag across the globe, just click on Google Street View’s tour of the ruins of Pompeii.

The tour of the city that Vesuvius stopped in time is cool stuff that can entertain you for hours.

It doesn’t come with a tour guide and you can’t buy tacky souvenirs, but it’s a great trip none-the-less.

Now if I can justĀ  find the baths with all the naughty frescoes they always allude to during shows about those randy Italians.

Here’s more Google fun.

More Cool Jack-o-lanterns

In case you hadn’t noticed from some of my recent posts, the falling leaves have put me in a Halloween sort of mood. Here’s another one for you.

The Pumpkin Gutter is one fun artist.

His creations cover everything from movie characters

Lebowskisuch as The Dude


Terminatorthe Terminator

to just creepy stuff like

an eyeball

Pumpkin eyeballHere it is lit up.

Pumpkin eyeball litHe even creates your not-so-basic creepy faces.

Old YellerThere are tons more cool jackolanterns of animals, historical and political figures and just the unusual weirdness in the galleries on his site.

For more creepy pumpkin links, here’s a pumpkin carving post from last year.