Saturday, July 30, 2011

Bo RAP

As I crawled the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet...

A rudimentary animation...awesome song.

 

All is well in Rednek Ideeho...lots oh heat and sun and soaking. Best tan I have had in years...

Monday, July 25, 2011

Weird Google?

As I crawl the Virtual Dumpster I call the Internet...
I had this post in draft and somehow it got posted. I was not done with it...don't know how that happened. First time google acted weird on me.

I haven't done an art picking in a while. I remember seeing this website that sold old pictures that decayed in front of you, called Haunted Memories sold by ThinkGeek. These are unique because they are external from the computer. You can actually hang them up or put them on a desk. At least that is how I understood it.

Being the have to know how or what kind of geek that I am...I long ago found out about animated gif.
According to wiki, they have been around since they were first used in 1987 by Compuserve. I have my little farms on my pages of ones that I harvest from the internet. There are exceptional ones. You would think that considering how easy it is now to make a GIF, that high res  pics with motion would be common. And like those digital picture frames...you could put one on there and place it on your office desk as a conversation piece.

You don't even need software to make one anymore. There is an online website you can make it on (my favorite) Picasion!  They are easy to make. And you can also make them really easy using my favorite free (keyword) photoshop clone called GIMP. There are tons of how to videos on YouTube in support of GIMP. I made GIF at first using GIMP with several layers of differently positioned picture files. I realized that online, I can go to Picasion for that. I also can make GIF by extracting clips from videos. I made the one below from the movie "Now Voyager" and also extracted Natalie Mechant's signature dance from a YouTube Video using GIMP.


Passionate Smoking from "Now Voyager"
Natalie Merchant's Signature Dance

Picasso's Old Man With Guitar Shredding
So I Googled "motion art" and got about 9,370,000 results (0.41 seconds)

The first place I dived into was Abiuro Motion Design. The thing is about this is that there are many motion pieces here, but I know they are taken from other sites, yet there is no source references.Or maybe where I have seen them they come from here...

Photobucket has these below by the pages of Nature shots with animation called Keefer's Animated Nature. I have posted these before:
[find them ALL free on Photobucket]

And the treasure find was Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg [link here to Jamie's blog] only this year have put up some cleaver high resolution artistic photos. They call them Cinemagraphs It is about time! The possibilities are endless. Moving art. Why not? I picked three to share, but there are more!


Saturday, July 23, 2011

Art Dig

As I crawl the Virtual Dumpster I call the Internet...

I haven't done an art picking in a while. I remember seeing this website that sold old pictures that decayed in front of you, called Haunted Memories sold by ThinkGeek. These are unique because they are external from the computer. You can actually hang them up or put them on a desk. At least that is how I understood it.

Being the have to know how or what kind of geek that I am...I long ago found out about animated gif.
According to wiki, they have been around since they were first used in 1987 by Compuserve. I have my little farms on my pages of ones that I harvest from the internet. There are exceptional ones. You would think that considering how easy it is now to make a GIF, that high res  pics with motion would be common. And like those digital picture frames...you could put one on there and place it on your office desk as a conversation piece.

You don't even need software to make one anymore. There is an online website you can make it on (my favorite) Picasion!  They are easy to make. And you can also make them really easy using my favorite free (keyword) photoshop clone called GIMP. There are tons of how to videos on YouTube in support of GIMP. I made GIF at first using GIMP with several layers of differently positioned picture files. I realized that online, I can go to Picasion for that. I also can make GIF by extracting clips from videos. I made the one below from the movie "Now Voyager" and also extracted Natalie Mechant's signature dance from a YouTube Video using GIMP.


Passionate Smoking from "Now Voyager"
Natalie Merchant's Signature Dance


Picasso's Old Man With Guitar Shredding
So I Googled "motion art" and got about 9,370,000 results (0.41 seconds)

The first place I dived into was Abiuro Motion Design. The thing is about this is that there are many motion pieces here, but I know they are taken from other sites, yet there is no source references.Or maybe where I have seen them they come from here...

Photobucket has these below by the pages of Nature shots with animation called Keefer's Animated Nature. I have posted these before:
[find them ALL free on Photobucket]

And the treasure find was Jamie Beck and Kevin Burg [link here to Jamie's blog] only this year have put up some cleaver high resolution artistic photos. They call them Cinemagraphs It is about time! The possibilities are endless. Moving art. Why not? I picked three to share, but there are more!


Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Rag Tops

As I crawl the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet...



I found one of the many pictures I have seen of TuPac Shakur wearing a head rag or doo rag or bandanna, however the way you say it. I will show you at the end why I "shopped" it this way.

I personally like to wear one here and there. I like the paisley pattern some one came up with to make them. It is not farmer,cowboy, biker, hiker, gang member or a babushka. I think it is a cool alternative to a hat when it is sunny and it keeps my lovely locks out of my face so you can see it and it can see the sun better!

I actually Googled 'bandanna paisley origin" (spelling it with two n's because that is the way Mozilla wants it) I got about 551,000 results (0.13 seconds). I love it how in the Virtual Dumpster you can find stuff that you just think up and in the thousands to millions factor!

A great place for bloggers and computer crawlers like me to go when wondering about things is wiseGEEK. Their motto is 'clear answers for common questions". Is this a common question?  I dunno-I just come up with these wonder why  things, but I really think they are not that common. Oh, so the link I put up there has the history of paisley.

Deviant Art has a group called Paisley Power with countless images.

They asked to feature this manipulation of mine
It is an intricate thing to draw paisley free hand and there are some artists who I have seen admit that they are obsessed with the whole process. There are tutorials, mandala, mehndi and tattoos!


A website called "Cowboy Boot Camp" has a lore page that pretty much sums it all up about the cowboy connection to paisley "kerchiefs".

Why paisley? Maybe it is something in the psycho Freudian mental thing that the pattern that lures Paisley lovers?...subliminal connection to the 'Persian pickle" or "Welsh Pear" as it has been nicknamed according to the [wiki].

Well, Paisley did become very popular in the Summer of Love days...
Check out John Lennon's Rolls Royce.


Check it out!  I found out that there are actual names to how you wear a "head wrap". (at least in the US).

And there is a Bandanna Club with instructions on how to tie one the way I like to wear it and the bandanna they use...I love that print especially.




I am all down on how the bandanna has been associated with the show of gang and biker colors. Screw them. They can't take the color and call it theirs. I am really totally down on all "this color represents" shit. Don't wear that color bandanna or you might get shot. Even the rainbow for gays. Fuck that. I wore a rainbow wrist band when I was working as a cashier to hide the tattoo they said I could not show. I was wondering why other women were nice to me. LOL. I don't care what cause you are sporting...you have NO RIGHT to claim the color. Might as well claim the sun and call it yours, too.

So back to why I even searched bandannas. I'm in Ideeho. All that sportin' your colors crap is not here. It is very much passive. I like that. I was at WalMart a day ago buying an orange bandanna for me to ride my scooter in. I put it on my grand baby in the line and told my daughter to look at her baby and said "Hey Mommy! Got Pancakes"?


 I put it on tied up in front like TuPac does in the pic above. Shit like that would get you shot in some of the cities I lived in. Why can't you just take it light and make a joke? It is not being racist. I could of easily (and I have) put it on another way and say "Oh look at my cute little babushka" or "Arrrg...Where be Jack Sparrow"?

I did my big city bad people time...
I tell a story about a white boy who all the girls in the neighborhood said his name in a tone that he was some fine ass guy. I never saw him, but he was coming back to the neighborhood in North Las Vegas and my neice's 16-19 yr old friends were all happy about it and talking about it. The day he came home, he partied. He was feeling happy and buzzed going to 7-11 (not even in the hood area it was on Nellis and Stewart near WalMart). He saw a hispanic girl and smiled at her and then went into the 7-11. When he came back out, she and her friends jumped him. They stabbed him 100 some times. Just for smiling at her. He lived to be a paraplegic.
Why so serious?


I am so happy to be away from all that stupid and useless violence. Glad that the children in my life are away from it, as well. Living and loving.

Thanks for stopping by.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Large

As I crawled the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet...
First of all, please enjoy this song I just discovered called Large Radio by a group named Cassettes Won't Listen while you read. There were 4 videos and this one that was done to an awesome silent movie Metropolis is what I chose. So I will put up the full video, this time.

I googled "the world's largest" and got about 400,000,000 results (0.18 seconds) Four hundred million? That is a whole fucking lot of millions!
I checked the images that Google offered and I did this once before I went and checked BING. BING had a tree to start with! I love trees...

Apparently Rafiki from Lion King lived in this kind of tree called a Baobab Tree and the biggest one is located in South Africa! Scientifically named Adansonia Digitata..
A typical common name is baobab. Other common names include boab, boaboa, bottle tree, upside-down tree, and monkey bread tree. The generic name honours Michel Adanson, the French naturalist and explorer who described A. digitata.[wiki]

The picture source has a few angles and close ups. You can see faces in this tree. It is really cool.

And since we are on the large tree topic...The World's Largest tree house is located in Crossville, Tennessee.
The thing is that when I clicked the picture it sent me to a website with a whole lotta stuff on it. It is called Buzz Inn.  Buzz Inn just links you to the places that has them...nice Weird stuff that I think the Virtual Dumpster is so good to have in it. Like a carnival! They also have a featured tab and a popular tab. I spent a bit of time going LOL OMG on this site! I picked some out to share.
Celebrities Without Makeup
Spectacular Tattoo Artwork
Unusual Tradition In Ukraine
How to clean toilet

And this optical illusion picture I found through all that is imaginative!
Phew what a freak show..those links on Buzz Inn. I need to get back to the 400 million largest stuff...

Oh well...maybe not.

Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Grilled Cheese Faces

As I crawled in the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet...


Big Cheese by Nirvana from YouTube

I could not help myself I spent some time manipulating these pics after I saw the logo (below) on Oilfield Trash's blog called
"Make Daddy a Sammich" the pic is called a Muhammed and Cheese Sammich.

When I googled Marilyn Grilled Cheese...None. But the one that they claim to be the Virgin...does look like Marilyn Or Madonna. The Golden Palace Casino bought it for 28 grand. It was 10 years old and had a bite out of it?
When I googled "Elvis Grilled Cheese" oh check it out!

And I found the recipe to the below sandwich on
Sacramento Mag Website!
It is called a Grilled Cheese Elvis!
They replaced the bacon with extra sharp cheddar!

I then googled 'grilled cheese faces" and "faces on grilled cheese" (making me hungry) then I made this manipulation for fun. It is conceivable that one could see this bearded face below after a fat doobie..


Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Monkey Puzzle

As I crawled the Virtual Dumpster I call The Internet...

I just thought to google the words "Monkey Puzzle" as it was one of my father's favorite trees and I think monkey's are cool and love this Peter Gabriel song!
And if you like B rated horror...Shakma is an awesome movie about a mentally deranged baboon!   If you search it on Amazon, OMG it must be a rare item because the DVD is 190 bucks? And the VHS even more...IDK WTF if you just search watch online...you might find it...if that is what you do...



There is also a movie called "Blood Monkey", but I have not seen it. And I will watch it after this post online it is on instant play on NetFlix!!.  I posted about Shakma a while back, but it is one of the first things I remember when I think of monkeys...is this movie freaking me out. And I believe they have a playlist on YouTube with the full movie. There is another movie about psycho monkeys...Congo.  So if you are feeling like being scared by monkeys...(besides seeing them at the zoo with their big wangers erected and throwing shit at you) the above would make a killer scary movie session on a boring night.



The song was remade in a more metal version and worth the share. Ironic that Ozzy just recently had his genomes read last October! I did a post on [here] it and edited this pic to celebrate all the monkey fuss fuss. I love the Ozz Man. So he ate the head off the bat...is that all you see in him...then you are more related to the monkey than he.


Coal Chamber _ Shock the Monkey by doommy

Believe it or not, when I googled 'monkey puzzle' I got about 4,320,000 results (0.13 seconds)! I understand that it is looking up both words combined and separately, but still that is a whole fucking lot of data. I picked out some stuff...


First of all the TREE. Scientifically named "Araucaria araucana" The tree is unusual type of pine like tree and the cones...well they look like spiky green monkey nards.


Monkey Puzzle Press is an interesting pick. Their one line caption on their website says it. "Different Voices for a Different Species". They are a magazine and a publishing web that states "We look for daring writing that exhibits intelligence and creativity, socio-political-cultural awareness, and humor".

monkeypuzzle.com features work by a designer called Sallie Belle. It has an Asian flare, and is pricey as designer stuff must always be. Yet this pendant which I liked was only 81 bucks...




There are two music bands that I found named Monkey Puzzle. One is a cover band out of Omaha, NE and the other is a Funk band and has a myspace page with samples. I would not enjoy the funk genre, but it is like music they might play on deck of a senior boat cruise...and I would be forced to hear it? NO I would have to abandon ship.
 

monkEyPuzZLelive.com the Omeeha based cover band has a cool logo and some YouTube videos


Finally...there is the book:

I love a book with good illustration. I need to read it to the Gbabies. The guardian has a video of Axel Scheffler drawing the Gruffalo I like to see stuff like that...real time drawing...yep, kind of boring...[link]

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Of Childish Things...Revisited

ReRun of a post from October 11, 2010

Batman Beyond most can be watched online at Blinkx



  • The great man is he who does not lose his child's-heart.  ~Mencius, Book IV 
  • In every real man a child is hidden that wants to play.  ~Friedrich Nietzsche

Comic book reading was once stigmatized as for children or the simple minded.
With the evolution of printing ,writing standards, and the mighty computer, the comic book has come a long way.









Evil Ernie-Chaos Comics


A few good words coupled with good art can make a deep and personal reading experience.

From Conan The Cimmerian- Dark Horse Comics
You can actually read some of the old comics at this link: Early Comics Archive.

Monsieur Vieuxbois-sometimes referred to as the first modern comic
It is a treasure in my virtual dumpster that I just discovered.  Here, you can see the history of comics.  There are some of the oldest comic books archived there.  It was interesting to browse thru, but it makes you think on how the comics have truly evolved.  Story and art of contemporary comics is like night and day to those archived.  We as a people are much more complex and I believe comic books have tried to satisfy that change.

I 'Googled' "history of American comic books' and got  'About 44,600,000 results in (0.30 seconds).

Here are some highlights:
"I am worried about Billy reading that trash"!  (Picture Source)

1955 Senate Interim Report on Juvenile Delinquency.
"The Subcommittee To Investigate Juvenile Delinquency, pursuant to authorization in Senate Resolution 89, 83d Congress, 1st session, and Senate .....(blah blah)....
Over a period of several months the subcommittee has received a vast amount of mail from parents expressing concern regarding the possible deleterious effect upon their children of certain of the media of mass communication. This led to an inquiry into the possible relationship to juvenile delinquency of these media."  (read more)

Captain America Comics #1 1941 Price: $115,000.00
according to Comics Price Guide
          Comics Magazine Association of America Comics Code


1954 CODE FOR EDITORIAL MATTER General Standards Part A
  1. Crimes shall never be presented in such a way as to create sympathy for the criminal, to promote distrust of the forces of law and justice, or to inspire others with a desire to imitate criminals.  (read more)

 The data above is thanks to a pretty extensive HTML compiled study at TheComicBooks.com

 
Run away it's Raana Tey! StarWars The Knights of The Old Republic


So you get the idea that comics go way back and have a strong following.  I like the art and the imagination that are involved in comics.




From Dark Reign
Frank Frazetta died this May link with his art HERE
Terminator 1984 JUST released Sept 29th (see Josh Whedon's name there making up for
the canceled Terminator: The Sara Connor Chronicles TV series?
And everybody knows "The Hulk".

But what is even more appealing to me is when they take the art and the story and put it into motion.  I enjoy all the movies that have to do with some sort of comic.  And better if it remains  a drawn work instead of actors portraying the comic book story.
What inspired me to blog about comics was watching the new DC Animated Universe animation "Batman:  Under The Red Hood".

 




DC Universe Animated Original Movies
 (above is a direct paste from Wikipedia)

This list doesn't include another favorite (hell they are all my favorites) "Batman: The Mask Of The Phantasm". In this one Bruce Wayne is actually happy for a moment.

 For a good review of Batman: Under the Red Hood and other comic/movie/video game etc go to Dork Shelf


Read digital comics free at the following links:
http://marvel.com/digitalcomics/free/
http://www.darkhorse.com/Features/eComics
http://www.dccomics.com/dcu/downloads/?action=previewshttp://www.lorencollins.net/freecomic/

Read Manga
http://manga.animea.net/


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