Thursday, November 27, 2014

Happy thanksgiving

Don't forget to dress for dinner.

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Modern captions for old cartoons

Tuesday, November 25, 2014


I was born in 1962 in Detroit, MI.  I was lucky enough to hit the genetic lottery, I was born white and male.  I can remember bits of the race riots that hit my hometown in 1967.  I remember when MLK got shot.  I remember hoping it would get better for black folks.  Tonight's decision not to indict the cop who murdered Mike Brown shows me nothing is ever going to change in the USA.  Cops will kill at will, many white people will blame black folks for the misery brought on by the inherent racism in our political and economic system, and the rich will get richer by pitting working people of different colors against each other.  

I'm discouraged.  I'm downhearted.  I hoped we were better than this as a country.  It's clear we're not.  

Monday, November 24, 2014

White people react to President Obama's speech on immigration

"I hope they do give them illegals amnesty like Obama wants, maybe if they do Jose will come back and be a father to our kids once more."

"I'm ready to disobey anything our commander in chief says."

"I didn't hear his speech, I was too busy praying for his death."

"I like pie."

"He wants to go it alone huh, why is that?  Is it because he doesn't want to work with Congress to deny citizenship to all those brown skinned bastards?  He's so arrogant."

"I'm worried those illegals might try to touch my vajingo."

"Everything is changed now.  Life is upside down.  I had to give my high paying dish washing job up to a Mexican dude who forced me to gay marry him.  God damn you Obama!"

"It's our Christian duty to take them all in and let them live and work here.  If we didn't they'd go to Canada where they'd get soft from all that socialized medicine and poutine."

The thing I like most about 'Dicte' is that the super hot Iben Hjejle isn't even the hottest woman on that show

Ditte Ylva Olsen
Lærke Winther Andersen

Lene Maria Christensen

Emilie Kruse

Iben Hjejle

You really need to check out Dicte on Netflix.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Coming soon to a theatre near you in an alternate universe

An alternate universe film poster made by yours truly.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Sometimes I take a decent candid photo

Friday, November 21, 2014

What a friend we have in Jesus

Thursday, November 20, 2014


I posted the picture on the left on Tumblr.  A German fan of my Tumblr blog spotted it and recognized it because he lives a block or two from it.  He notified his local paper in Germany and they did a 'Then and Now' piece on it.

How cool is that?  I love how the internet brings us closer together.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

Hot in the kitchen

I don't give a crap about molecular gastronomy.  I couldn't care less if some asshole figured out a way to spend six hours in a sweaty kitchen turning beets into something that's supposed to taste like chocolate pig testicles.  The fact that you can cook perfect soft boiled eggs every time in some kind of machine doesn't do a thing for me.  I hate all that crap, in fact go ahead and put it in a plastic bag, shove it in a boiler, and sous vide it up your classically trained French chef butt.

Also, Anthony Bourdain? What a insufferable asshole.  Braying, misogynist, overrated, lousy writing asshole.  He's the Guy Fieri of the gourmet food set.

In fact, most all TV food personalities make me stabby.  They make me ever so glad I cut off our cable years ago.  I can't stand most any of them except for one:

Vivian Howard.

How do I love thee Vivian?  Let me count that ways...

I love her because she's not pretentious.  She's not running around pretending to be something she's not.  I love her because she's no longer part of that uber awful New York city food world.  She's real, she's in North Carolina, and she's honest.

And she doesn't cook that pretentious crap that's been anointed as the next big thing out of New York that we're all supposed to fawn over, that's going to make us jizz in our pants, and make us whole once again.  She cooks great looking food that's been grown in her region of the country.  She takes the best of what's around her and she turns it into great looking edible food.  What she does, from what I can tell from her TV show, is art.  It's not rocket science, it's not pretension dressed up as supper, it's good looking edible food that doesn't pretend to be something it's not.

I also love her because she's in my part of the country.  I've been by the city she works and lives in.  I've been to some of the places she goes to buy food.  I've been to the beach towns she's been to.  And one day, I'm going to go to her restaurants and I'm going to eat her food.  I'm not ever going to those places that awful Bourdain raves about.  I'm not going to Emeril's restaurants so he can sweat and grimace over my food.  And no, I'm not going to go to a Gordon Ramsay restaurant because I don't want him berating anyone who's made my supper.  But Vivian's The Chef and the Farmer is within driving distance and one day I'm going to go in her place and she's going to make me something good to eat, something honest, something grown and raised near her.  And I'm going to eat it and be happy.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Coming soon to social media and a Tumblr blog near you...

Tales of an alternate reality space program called 'When the Astronauts Landed.'

Links and details to follow.

Stay tuned!

Sunday, November 16, 2014


This illustration from a 1950's era kid's textbook that I re-captioned is approaching 75,000 like and reblogs on Tumblr.  It's still, after a little over a week, getting about 300 hits per hour.  I'm amazed but delighted that so many have gotten a glimpse of my comic brilliance, I said modestly.

Saturday, November 15, 2014

The fictional trilogy

Jesus, Frostie, and Santa.

Thursday, November 13, 2014

What I'm watching (TV edition)

I'm nearly finished with Underbelly: Razor,  the fourth installment of the wildly popular Australian crime series.  This series takes place in the late 1920's and early 1930's.  It charts the bloody feud between Kate Leigh (Danielle Cormack) and Tilly Devine (Chelsie Preston Crayford).  It's full of intrigue, some violence, sexy guys and gals, naked butts and bare breasts, and general mayhem.  I love these Underbelly shows and since this one has Anna McGahan, I love it the most.  I've been watching this one on HuluPLUS.

This Australian women in prison drama hit Netflix instant in the past few days and I watched the first episode last night.  Danielle Cormack from Underbelly: Razor plays a new inmate to Wentworth prison who is caught between two warring factions of inmates and the guards.  It's a harder more violent version of Orange is the New Black.  I'll definitely be watching the other 21 episodes.

Iben Hjelje is a feisty sexy crime reporter who has come back to her hometown to work and to look for the son she gave up for adoption many years ago.  Of course she stumbles across big important crime stories and butts heads with but ultimately comes to respect and work with the stubborn cops.  I like this one too.  I saw the first episode last night on Netflix instant and I'll be watching the others soon.

I saw some of The Street back when we had BBC America before they started showing that awful car show and Star Trek reruns all the time.  I liked it, even if it was depressing at times.  Only recently did I find out it had three series to it.  We've just about finished the second series and it's still good and it's still a downer.  This one is on HuluPLUS.

I like this Australian dramedy about four guys who for various reasons are now 'house husbands,' although to use that term for all of them is a bit of a stretch.  It's full of interesting stories, interesting relationships, and hot Aussie women.  I'm nearly finished with the first series and looking forward to the rest.  I'matching this one on HuluPLUS.

Wednesday, November 12, 2014


Your dentist will see you now...

Monday, November 10, 2014

J. W. Golinkin

 I discovered the work of artist/illustrator J. W. Golinkin in a 1937 issue of Fortune magazine.
 I love his bright colors and vibrant scenes.

His work is beautiful.

Canadian politicians are stupid

  • Canadian Ted Cruz says the net neutrality is Obamacare for the internet.  I'm pretty sure he doesn't understand what net neutrality means and that if Obama publicly said he opposed stabbing babies and then fucking the life out of them Cruz would say that Jesus commands us to stab babies and then fuck the life out of their bodies.
  • Prime Minister Stephen Harper's political party has ordered scientists associated with the government not to publicly disclose the facts about the rate the ice is melting.  He's going to win the fight against climate change by not letting pesky facts out.  When the ice melts and the Atlantic conveyor shuts down, not one god damn conservative voting Canadian or politician should be allowed to escape to the USA.  

Sunday, November 9, 2014

The good old days really were good

I'd like to see you find fresh baby meat for under a dollar a pound these days.

Friday, November 7, 2014

Blowing up Tumblr-updated

As of 3:17 PM on 11-7-2014, I've gotten over 1300 likes and reblogs for this picture I re-captioned and put on Tumblr.  Boo ya.  If you're not following my Tumblr, check it out here.

As of 11-9-2014, Sunday 6:19 PM it's gotten nearly 19,000 likes and reblogs.

As of Monday 11-10-2014, 12:54 AM, over 29,000 likes and reblogs.

As of Wednesday 11-12-2014, 12:34 AM, nearly 57,000 likes and reblogs.

The hits have slowed but they're still coming in.  It's gotten over over 62,000 likes and reblogs as of 11-13-2014.


They finally posted my interview on Boing Boing.   I sound like I'm trapped in a 50 gallon oil drum.  And I also hate the sound of my voice.  But go on, listen to it if you want.

Thursday, November 6, 2014

Mid century Protugal

 These mid century photos 
make Portugal look

cool, sexy, and

a little dangerous. 

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

History has proven me correct once again

In the last midterms the Democrats got their clocks cleaned, lost a bunch of seats, and I said they'd move to the right, which would be the wrong thing to do since voters want them to be Democrats not 'Republican lite.'  And after the drubbing they took last night, history proved me right.  In race after race they ran to the right, they ran away from Obama, from Obamacare, from core issues and traditional positions that made Democrats win in previous elections.

And they're getting ready to do it again because Democrats are like dinosaurs, they have small brains and they refuse to learn.  They're going to move further to the right and they're going to point at the far left of their party and blame them for losses they suffered last night.  They'll do this even though voters in Republican led states like Nebraska and Arkansas voted overwhelmingly for minimum wage hikes, voters in Alaska voted for marijuana legalization, and voters in San Francisco voted for a $15 an hour living wage hike.  Traditional Democratic party issues are winners, yet current Democrats run from them like they're poison.

No one shoots themselves in the foot better and with more elan than Democrats.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

I'd pay cash money to see these versions of recent films

But they're playing only in my dreams.

Monday, November 3, 2014

It's time for another installment of 'How to tell if you're a horrible person'

If you think that Kaci Hickox is a classic narcissist who has a 'white savior' complex, then you're a horrible person.  If you think she's some kind of liberal plot to spread Ebola, you're a horrible person.

Ms. Hickox went to Africa to actually help people who were suffering with a dread disease.  She didn't sit around and watch Fox News and snipe at people for having the guts to put their life on the line to help others in their hour of need.  She actually got off her ass and went to serve others.  I don't know if she's a Christian or not but she embodies the words attributed to Jesus that say, "What you have done for the least of me, you have done for me."  She's a hero.

And if you bitch that she should be in some quarantine to make a political point or to embarrass President Obama, then you're not only a horrible person, you're a shit stain on the underwear of life.  Do me a favor if you think she's an awful person, go fuck yourself and stop reading this blog.

Sunday, November 2, 2014

All my science fiction fandom finally paid off

I got a spam email that said, "I sent you a proposal 2 days from now.  I need a reply."

My reply was: "If you sent it two days from now, I haven't gotten yet.  However, the moment I invent a time machine I will go two days into the future to see what your proposal says, if I like the looks of it I will go back in time to answer you.  But what I'm afraid of is that when I go forward in time I will do something that will irreparably damage the time space continuum and there is a very real possibility that when I go backwards in time to address your proposal that I may disrupt the future that I have already been to, which means that I may not have opened your proposal yet and that perhaps I will alter our current timelines so much so that maybe your parents didn't meet and did not have a child that turned out to be you.  So, keeping all that in mind, I think I'll just skip it and go about my life with out ever knowing what your proposal was, is, or will be."


Saturday, November 1, 2014

I'm in love

 I love these sketches and watercolors of mid century San Francisco that were done by Dong Kingman.

 I found them in a book I bought last week at a local library book sale.

 They're stunning.

 I wish I could go back in time and live in the San Francisco of this day and age.