Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Monday, June 28, 2010

songs of my life (so far)


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Sometimes I like to play around with typography. I made this over the weekend when I started making a list of songs that were once really important to me for whatever reason. They're supposed to be in some sort of chronological order, but I may have messed that up in places.

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Friday, June 25, 2010

autobiographical



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I made this ages ago, but was always reluctant to post it. It's not very pretty and a lot very embarrassing.
Today is one of those hot Summer days that makes me remember that one special Summer so long ago.

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

doodle diary 6/23



from an interview with cartoonist/novelist Lynda Barry:

"What I teach with the book and the course," she tells me, "is a physical activity, which is doodling when you're not writing, which itself should induce a state of mind. Which is getting yourself to the place you are when someone tells a joke. You're open, right? It's the place you go when your body's asleep and you can feel the dream starting to come on. I try and get calm so the ideas don't go away. I let it come slowly. Then as the ideas come I write slower. Which may sound counterintuitive! But you don't have to catch ideas. They're like the ocean around you."

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

robo burger



This was inspired by a recent Chili's commercial in which a Rojo Burger is advertised. I first heard it as Robo Burger and got a little excited.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

happy father's day



Here's another one from the "Shit My Dad Says" twitter page. There's now a book out as well as TV series in the works with William Shatner. (!)

Friday, June 18, 2010

drawing a Smurf from memory



Annnnnd ... this is the end of "copyright infringement fridays". I end up dreading it every week and so I just decided to do something else. I don't know if I'll put something new in its place or just continue with the randomness that is every other day's entry here. Fridays are so great they almost need to be special somehow. Any ideas?

Thursday, June 17, 2010

weird screen names 007



mydryeyez

Yeah, your eyes probably are dry if you've been on pogo.com for the last five hours playing silly games.

I have no room to talk...

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

tucker's little operation



Yes, little Tucker has said goodbye to the testes he never got a chance to know. We're picking him up in a few hours and I can only hope he'll be somewhat mellowed for a day or two. (I'm not optimistic)

UPDATE: He's home now and not at all happy. He's whimpering and whining as if to say: "This has been a really, really shitty day."

Monday, June 14, 2010

doodle diary 6/14



In a study, scientists asked subjects to recall what they'd just heard in recordings—with some having doodled throughout, others not. The doodlers demonstrated significantly higher recall than the non-doodlers.

"People may doodle as a strategy to help themselves concentrate," said study co-author Jackie Andrade, a University of Plymouth psychologist. "We might not be aware that we're doing it, but it could be a trick that people develop because it helps them from wandering off into a daydream."

How does it work? The scientists hypothesize the mental load it takes to absentmindedly draw is significantly smaller than the demands of a full-on fantasy, which leads your mind entirely away from the event you're supposed to be engaged in. That trickle of attention devoted to doodling appears to keep you focused in the present time, while giving you a release valve from a frustratingly over-long group session.

lifehacker.com

Friday, June 11, 2010

copyright infringement friday



I can't tell you how good it feels to deface the British Petroleum logo. Try it yourself!

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

doodle diary 6/9



Why do we doodle? It is entirely possible that by making your students stop doodling, you are actually harming their ability to focus on what you’re teaching.

Gerald Aungst

Saturday, June 5, 2010

Friday, June 4, 2010

Thursday, June 3, 2010

more sleep talkin' man



More nighttime ramblings from the sleep talkin' man blog. I prefer to imagine them as the delusional ravings of a wide awake lunatic.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

doodle diary 6/2



Doodling forces your brain to expend just enough energy to stop it from daydreaming but not so much that you don't pay attention.

Read more: http://www.time.com/time/health/article/0,8599,1882127,00.html#ixzz0oOsJkxZi