Tuesday, April 24, 2012


Going to enter a t-shirt contest.

Monday, April 23, 2012



If I ever meet an IP lawyer I will have so many questions; most involving Hitler

What happens if say, Andy Warhol paints a can of Campbell's soup, does Campbell have any legal rights with respect to the work?

What if I paint a picture of Hitler driving the 2012 Volkswagen Beetle? Can Volkswagen do anything about it?

What if I release the picture under CC BY and then Fiat plasters a bunch of billboards with it?

What happens if Fiat sponsors an art exhibition where the theme is Hitler driving Volkswagens?

If Hitler were depicted as a zombie, would that change anything?

Sunday, April 22, 2012


Let's go Canada!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

So she's not Sheryl Nome or Lacus Clyne

If I had to compare I'd say...



This album art is poppin':

Friday, April 20, 2012


I realize why I've never seen the Gundam Wing Ed before until like a week ago.

Because this was always at the end of the North American airings:

I think I like this one better anyhow.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Well that's a bit weird

I just want to say that I saw this circulating on milblogs before I heard it on the radio.

Also, I thought surf torture was a SEALs thing, but who knows.

Sunday, April 08, 2012


Artists traditionally limit their pallet because depending on the pigment used the colour will behave differently.

For instance, winsor yellow is transparent, cadmium yellow is opaque and bismuth yellow is in-between. Mixing transparent pigments yield vibrant secondaries and tertiaries but mixing opaques give mud.

You see, there are only so many minerals we can use to create colours and each one of them has their own properties. Do you know how long it took us to find alternative blue pigments? A hell of a long time!

There are tons of other factors too, like the consistency of the mixture and the permanence of the colour.

So artists would stick with the same pigments and learn them intimately and only expand their pallet slowly and carefully.

That's why it's noteworthy enough for literature when artist x switches from viridian green to cadmium green or when artist y picks up emerald green.

Some artists, like Turner, would make their own paint from scratch.

Of course, this is all becoming somewhat of a lost art these days, especially with the advent of digital paints, where your yellow behaves like yellow and your blue behaves like yellow.

But the more that you know, right?

Rain, Steam and Speed

My favourite artist is J.M.W. Turner; unfortunately his presence in popular culture is virtually non-existent.

It's not on Wikipedia, but I do believe that he went quite mad in his later years due to his favourite green being toxic.

Paris green perhaps?

Perhaps he'd warrant an appearance on Dr. Who; showcasing the industrial revolution Britain, maybe. What of it? Hmm?

Saturday, April 07, 2012

"Tiny Hippo Dentist"

Is that a dentist for tiny hippos, a tiny dentist for hippos or a tiny hippo that is a dentist?