Sunday, December 12, 2010
Monday, November 15, 2010
Members of Westboro Baptist Church returned to their minivan to find its tires slashed after their picket of the funeral of a McAlester, Oklahoma soldier. And every shop in town refused to make any repairs.Can't say I feel too bad for these people. Maybe if this happened every place they go they'd finally grow a brain and we'd stop hearing about these zeroes.
A related video of a restaurant that put up a sign stating the Westboro Baptist Church is not welcome:
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Hello folks! Welcome to another edition of "Stuff That I made." Here we have some scroll-props featuring characters from H.P. Lovecraft's Cthulhu mythos. I recently showed these at the Long Beach Comic Con and got a lot of positive feedback (as well as sales!) The top scroll is the "Litany of Dagon," featuring the father deity of the Deep Ones. The bottom is the "Codex Tsathoggua," showing the slothful fur covered bat-toad god being attended by his servitor ghouls.
These are printed on heavy cardstock, then several different methods are used to artificially age them - watercolor, acrylic, coffee grounds, soil, tea bags, bleach, etc. After it's aged it's given a coat of Modge Podge to protect it. The result looks a lot like it was drawn on old tanned seal hide with squid ink and sealed in a cave for a thousand years. More than one person came up and asked if they were done on real leather. Besides cleaning up around the edges there are no further digital enhancements to these images.
I am currently selling these on Esty for $9.99 if anyone wants one:
The Litany of Dagon
The Codex Tsathoggua
Monday, November 8, 2010
Sunday, September 5, 2010
What we have here is a robot made in a joint venture between the Advanced Telecommunications Research Institute and Osaka University. The goal is to develop a robot that reproduces the basic gestures and expressions of a remote user.
Instead, they've created a freakish spooky ghost-like limbless parapelegic sperm-bot. Seriously Japan, what the hell is this thing?
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
This is an amazing two-legged calf born in China., named "wool." Wool is walking on it's front legs and reminds me somewhat of an ostrich or emu. It always blows me away how animals never give up in the face of overwhelming adversity. Animals fight until the very end, no matter what. It does not even occur to them to give up and die.
Wednesday, July 28, 2010
New York (CNN) -- Long Island may be far from the Death Star, but that didn't stop Darth Vader from paying a less-than-friendly visit to a bank in East Setauket, New York.
Or at least he looked like Darth Vader, except for the camouflage pants.
The costumed man, with a mask and cape, entered a Chase bank Thursday morning and demanded cash. Although he didn't have a lightsaber, his gun was more than enough to persuade the teller to hand over the money.
The caped criminal then fled east through the bank's parking lot.
Suffolk County police said they are searching for the man, described as around 6 feet tall.
Guess the recession has hit the Empire pretty hard. The Death Star must not have been insured.
Tuesday, June 15, 2010
Friday, May 21, 2010
Monday, May 3, 2010
Thursday, March 18, 2010
I guess Lucky must've been pretty hard up for cash there after the kids finally stole all his Lucky Charms.
Two bank robbery suspects, including one dressed in a green leprechaun costume, were shot dead after a St. Patrick's Day chase and shootout with police in Tennessee, authorities said.
First State Bank in the Nashville suburb of Gallatin was held up by a man who wore a green costume and carried a large-caliber gun at 12:28 p.m. Wednesday, said Sgt. Bill Storment, a spokesman for the Gallatin Police Department.
Sharon Riehemann (REE'-muhn), manager of the Fifth Third Bank next door, said the costumed man - wearing a green top hat, vest and shorts and a fake brown beard and wig - had come into her bank a few minutes before the robbery. The lobby was crowded with lunchtime customers.
And of course, no St. Patrick's day would be complete without at least one view of the classic "Gimme da gold!" rap video:
I've watched this thing like 17 times today.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Tuesday, February 9, 2010
Last year I got some wild idea that I was gonna make my own action figures. I went out and bought some silicone molding putty to make the molds. Then I found out how much work it would take to make articulated figures and promptly gave up on that project. Here here for laziness.
(I still do plan on making unarticulated miniatures here one day.)
So anyway that silicone molding crap sat on my shelf for like a year gathering dust, until last week when I forced myself to do something with it. I see lots of people making their own necklaces, bracelets, etc, so I made me some monster pendants.
The originals (pictured above) are made of sculpey. Each is about 2 inches long, 1/2 inch thick. I used up all the molding gunk and have been casting these with Permastone, which works really well.
All of these above are for sales except for the "Mutant," becasue I didn't have enough silicone to make a mold of that one. For the rest I already have four of each casted and painted.
I am selling these for $9 USD each. This will cover shipping for any location inside of the continental USA, if you live outside of the continental USA (i.e. all other countries plus Alaska and Hawaii) then shipping will cost more for you. Since each is hand painted, the one you receive may look different than the one pictured here. If anyone wants one, you can get them at my Etsy store: Link Here or on the side bar.
Friday, January 29, 2010
Some weird news stories:Florida man poses as his own twin brother to avoid DUI charges: