Philip Marlowe drank Old Forester. Sam Spade drank a premixed Manhattan from a paper cup. Lew Archer drank, well, pretty much anything. But Frank Marr prefers uppers over downers. That doesn't mean he doesn't hit the sauce, uppers are just a preference, a powdery, snortable preference. And if all of those fictional Private Eyes but … Continue reading On The Nightstand: The Frank Marr Series By David Swinson
A Brief History of America Is Better Than This
“Hail To El Jefe” 2018 – Ash Vs. Evil Dead: In Memoriam
In the age of superhero movies and nostalgic revamps/remakes/revisits, maybe Ash Vs. Evil Dead wasn't the hero show audiences deserved but definitely the hero show we needed—to save us from the same old shit. Ash Williams isn't military trained nor an eccentric multi-billionaire but rather a one-handed ValueStop stockboy from Elk Grove, Michigan who unwittingly unleashes … Continue reading “Hail To El Jefe” 2018 – Ash Vs. Evil Dead: In Memoriam
Motivation For Puppets – Part III: Commuting Life Hack
Motivation For Puppets - Part III: Commuting Life Hack
Weekend Small Art Projects
Weekend #art projects.
“Lev & The Easter Bunny,” 2018
"Lev & The Easter Bunny" is based on a picture artist and creator of Tales of Mere Existence Lev Yilmaz posted on FaceBook: Unfortunately, the image shrunk when exporting it and this detail is hard to read:
Vintage K. Doonesbury: The Big Apple
Vintage K. Doonesbury: The Big Apple - Portland’s unofficial slogan might be “Keep Portland Weird,” but for New York it is just a mutual understanding among the locals. When you have a population of over 8,000,000 people, Weird is naturally going to be a demographic the politicians will have to cater to along with the Rich and the Poor and 1,000 shades in between.
You Were Never Really Here: A Review For People With No Time For Reviews
Earlier this week, I picked up You Were Never Really Here by Jonathan Ames (creator of Bored to Death and Blunt Talk). Here's my review.
This Is Twitter News™*
This Is Twitter News™*: The one where Laura Ingraham & Roseanne Barr use Twitter...
It’s 2018 and you have to ask yourself: Why is Rick Santorum still a thing?
"How about kids instead of looking to someone else to solve their problem, do something about maybe taking CPR classes or trying to deal with situations that when there is a violent shooter that you can actually respond to that," Rick Santorum said on CNN's State of the Union. Let me translate this mile-high bullshit … Continue reading It’s 2018 and you have to ask yourself: Why is Rick Santorum still a thing?
Artwork by Lev Yilmaz
Good stuff by Lev Yilmaz.
Video Intro Draft #2
The Billy Graham Funeral Experience
I find this photo of Billy Graham's funeral kind of weird. This is how it plays out in my mind: Employee: "Welcome to the Billy Graham Funeral Experience. Did you folks have the Premium Experience? Great, that comes with a souvenir group photo. Everyone say 'CHEEEEEEESSSSEEEEE-US!' Fantastic folks, this will be ready in 20 minutes." … Continue reading The Billy Graham Funeral Experience
Groko is a go.
Olaf Scholz and Dietmar Nietan were late to the stage, delaying the announcement of the #Groko vote results, so they had Willy Brandt tell some statue jokes to hold the crowd over.
“Barry Crimmins” – For A Saint
A man I admired greatly has passed on. Barry Crimmins was an American saint for all that he did. They say you should never meet your heroes but I did. And I'm thankful for it.
Draft Animation – Moving Art
I've been toying around with animating and making "moving art." This is a draft of something I put together late last night. It took me nearly 4 hours to get the trees, mountains, and clouds all made. As you can see from the video, the clouds and trees still don't want to react right. … Continue reading Draft Animation – Moving Art
3am Drawing – Cool Kid
More Photoshop Fun: Late Night in the Cafe
Life Hack – Halloween Edition
I got a message recently from someone asking to know more about me. So I thought I would leave some facts here about myself. Fact #1: I was born at a really young age.