Sunday, March 29, 2015

Mid century medical

I love mid century home medical encyclopedias.

Saturday, March 28, 2015

John Alcorn

I always liked Alcorn's work even when I had no idea it was his.  I've been a fan of his since I was a kid.  Go look up some of his other work on your search engine's image page, you'll be glad you did.

Friday, March 27, 2015

Why are you voting for Ted Cruz?

"Because I want a man who's going to take shit away from Americans.  We have too much shit like affordable insurance and work place safety regulations.  He'll get rid of a lot of that when he's elected."

"Because I totally want to and I'm not a Canadian mole or any thing.  Say, where can I get some good poutine around here?  Any ideas, eh?"

"I want to go back to glory days of the '80's. The 1680's!"

"My husband told me I had to."

"Jesus.  The answer is always Jesus, no matter what the question."

"Because I don't want someone like that preppy left wing gaywad Rick Santorum getting elected."

"I must be really fucking drunk because I thought I just heard you tell me that a Canadian Cuban was running for president."  

Thursday, March 26, 2015

Misplaced priorities

Some people are outraged that kids were playing on the Women's Vietnam War memorial statue instead of being outraged that our country is almost constantly at war.

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

The poster boy for modern conservativism

George Zimmerman, the murderer of young unarmed Trayvon Martin, says that it was his god's will that he killed Martin and was acquitted for it.  He went on to say that since it is his god's will, it's blasphemous for anyone to wish Trayvon Martin was still alive.

Also, he claims he was victimized by President Obama.

So, let's review here, Zimmerman is a gun nut who got away with murder, says it was okay to break his religion's commandment that says, 'Thou shall not kill' because the whole thing was his god's will, then he claims to be a victim because another black man, and millions of white folks too, called him out for being a murderer.  Yep, guns, god's will, and pretending to be a victim, he's got all the hallmarks of being a modern conservative icon.  But in fact, he's a murdering sociopath who got away with it.

Monday, March 23, 2015

Bond women

Hubba hubba's all around.

Sunday, March 22, 2015

Saturday, March 21, 2015

A double movie report

In an arid dystopian future a cheeky sexy gal and her pals go up against the evil corporate overlords who run the world and who control most all of the water.  She uses all the weapons at her disposal, guns, her sense of humor, her sexuality, and a friendship with some hybrid creatures called 'rippers.'  They fight the power and you know what happens next.

This one is entertaining on most levels but I didn't buy Lori Petty as the heroine.  She cute and sexy and all but she's kind of slight and waif-ish.  If Naomi Watts had been the lead and Petty in the supporting role, it might have worked a lot better.  I've had many people tell me the comic book this film is based on is much better than the film.  Still, if you like goofy action films or films about dystopian futures, then this one isn't bad.

Some live action role play nerds accidentally conjure up a succubus and then they accidentally turn it into something more dangerous.  Some of them die fighting the creature but the important ones live.

This one is really goofy and kind of schizo.  It wants to be a comedy that makes fun of easy targets, then it wants to be a horror film with gory deaths, then it wants to be an action film.  It succeeds at being none of those things.  I think the film makers see this film as an homage to roleplay games and the people who play them but it comes off as mean spirited. It's not horrible, but it's not that great.  Peter Dinklage and a super cute Summer Glau are the best things about this film.  He's about the only funny character and she's super cute and you get to see her cleavage a lot.  See it if you want but you're not missing much if you don't watch it.

Friday, March 20, 2015

More to come

I went to a book sale today and bought a bunch of great books full of illustrations.  One of them was full of Ati Forberg's kick ass cool illustrations.  I'll be sharing more on my Tumblr.

Thursday, March 19, 2015

Tumblr finds

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

A belated happy St. Patrick's day to you

Kiss her, she's Irish.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

How do you feel about the Hillary Clinton email 'scandal'?

"I feel nothing.  I am empty inside."

"I'm outraged by it but I don't have time to talk because I'm on my way to a Star Trek audition."

"It shows that Hillary feels like she can't trust big government, the very same big government that is forcing me to pose in this ridiculous manner, which is also the same big government that she helped institute."

"I get my hair cut in the style of Martin Luther, so what the fuck do I know about email?"

"Hillary is a witch!  Burn her!"

"Did someone mention something about Star Trek auditions?"

"I care not a fig for her emails.  What worries me is her unstinting support for those genocidal maniacs in charge over there in Israel."

"I'm dead, can you not see that?  So honestly, I don't give a shit about her or her emails, or who's vagina her hubby is sliding a cigar into these days.  Wait...hang on...if I'm dead how am I answering questions?  Why am I still sentient?  Is this heaven?  Hell?  Oh shit, I think it's New Jersey.  Well, if that's the case I'm fucked.  Thanks a lot Obama."

"Oh, I see, you finally include a woman.  I see that I'm nothing but a token in this post.  You ask a bunch of men including a dead one before you get around to asking me.  Well, you know what?  I'm not telling you what I think.  And I'm not going to bake you a pie or even be nice to you.  So go away.  I mean it."

Monday, March 16, 2015

Book reports

A shy life long Norwegian bachelor goes to India to look for a wife after his sister gives him a book about people who live in foreign countries.  He meets a woman and miraculously she agrees to marry him and go live with him back in Norway.  He goes back ahead of her to give her time to tidy up her life in India.  On the day of her arrival his sister gets in a terrible auto accident and he must go to her bedside which prevents him from meeting his wife at the airport.  His Indian bride takes a taxi to meet her new husband in his home land, but something goes wrong and she ends up brutally beaten and dead.  The cops are baffled.  Uncomfortable secrets arise in the ensuing investigation and no one knows who to trust anymore.

The interesting premise of this Inspector Sejer novel isn't borne out in the execution of the story.  Like many modern Nordic crime mystery novels this one really doesn't have a satisfying conclusion.  It ends with many questions unanswered and many loose ends left to twist in the cold Norwegian wind.  

I enjoyed this Inspector Sejer mystery much more than the previous one, perhaps because I had figured it out about two thirds of the way into it.

In this one a beautiful little girl goes missing and the main suspect is a troubled loner who refuses to speak other than to say, "No."  The girl's family is devastated and the small town is awash with fear, then resignation, then relief after her body is finally found.

The suspense is quite good in this one, Ms. Fossum builds her story up brick by brick and before you know it, you're hooked.

The top toys of 1956 are the sought after antiques of today

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Rosacea for all!

This is from a mid century spelling and language book for elementary students.  I scanned a shitload of the cool retro hip illustrations and I'm posting them on my Tumblr blog.