Thursday, November 29, 2007

Art Project Finished!

I finally finished my sculpture "America is Entertained, Africa is Starving"

Here it is

Friday, November 16, 2007

Art Update

Well, I thought I had my outhouse project done, but after talking to another artist about it I realize it needs a bit more work. Small, simple things are needed, but it's still not quite done. I should be able to finish it monday and then I can 100% concentrate on the elephant. I'm REALLY looking forward to this semester being over so I can quit spending so much money on materials.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007


Well, I finally got the peanuts for my elephant art project. Also my mom brought me the
sash for it. I designed it but had to get her to sew it since I cant sew at all.

The outhouse project is close to being finished. I still need to put the seat in and make the door, but otherwise it's pretty much done. I'm hoping to finish it Wednesday so I can paint it.

Ron Paul: Tea Party '07

Sunday, November 11, 2007


Been busy working on a couple of art projects for class, and really enjoying it. One project is going to be an outhouse (yes, with a moon on the door) and the other one an elephant.

The teacher wanted us to build a container to hold a non-physical thing (love, logic, whatever) so I decided disgust would be my theme. If you've ever been inside an old fashioned outhouse you'll understand why I picked that to be my container.

The elephant project is going to be about 3ft tall and made of peanuts...I've been busy making paper machete to fill it so it wouldn't require so many peanuts, but I'm still worried I wont be able to get peanuts in such a large quantity.Needless to say I have some calling around to do on that one.

I'll post more as I go along.

Thursday, November 8, 2007

Tuesday, November 6, 2007

True Reason for Ron Paul's Low "Scientific" Polls

Title says it all

Ron Paul on Iraq

Ron Paul's take on Iraq. A very simple, logical look at the war.

Saturday, November 3, 2007


I know I've not posted here in a long time, but hopefully I'll have enough free time here to start posting again. I've come off of night shift and am working swings, so I don't have as much free time as I used to.

I'm also working on a couple of major art projects that currently have my whole apartment trashed. Not having a studio to work in SUX! Anyhow, I've got about a month to go on them. Once they're finished I'll toss up some pics.

Paul Dateh

This guy rocks!

Thursday, May 3, 2007

Redeemer, Savior, Friend

Very good video, just thought I'd share it.

Monday, April 30, 2007

A Few Sketches

Well, a buddy of mine wanted me to post a few sketches that I did in art class. I finally got my portfolio back from my teacher so here they are in all their glory. Feel free to comment, but go was only art 101 :)

Sunday, April 29, 2007

Made the Newspaper

Well, things have been kinda rough as you can see. Hopefully theyll improve by next week. Thanks goes out to Cito for this image

YouTube Warning Two

Great rant about copyright infringement and how its getting out of control. Check out this and his other rants on YouTube

Thursday, April 26, 2007

End of a Season, Beginning of a New

My semester is now over. Well, almost over anyhow. Art 101 - finished. I managed to finish all the drawings I needed 2am the night before, like a true freshman.I'll post a few of my drawings here once I get them back and can shoot them with my new digital camera. Only one English class to go and I'm done for the summer.

I went ahead and declared art as my major, and I'm planning on doing a Bachelor of Fine Arts - Media. What that basically means is a lot of photography and cinematography classes. I cant wait! I'm so impressed by so many photographers out there I cant even mention them. I hope I can learn enough to hold my own. If not I guess I can go to work at Olan Mills studios ha ha.

It feels funny being in school again at 40, but any chance to learn more should be grabbed onto with both hands. My job pays for 3 classes a semester and who am I to argue? To not take them up on it is like a pay cut. I generally only take 2; more than that tends to cut into my free time too much.

Sunday, April 22, 2007

2- DM - Research

This guy's pretty funny, check him out!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

A Friend In Need...

I just got word tonight that a good friend of mine had a heart attack earlier today. While I wasn't entirely surprised, it was in a way still a shock. He's had a lot of medical problems including high blood pressure and degenerative disc disease and some other problems, but he's only 30 years old and so it's still surprising on that level.

In case you don't know him, he's the author of Dysfunctional Playground. I first met him when we both worked for an Internet company down in Florida. When the company closed he moved back to his home state of GA and I returned to TN. We've kept in touch over the years through Dark Age of Camelot, an MMORPG that we both play.

Hopefully now that he's been admitted to the hospital they'll at last give him the treatment he's not been getting due to no insurance. In any case, pray for my friend that he'll get well. I know I will.

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Artistic Woes

Well, I got a big shock today. My art teacher informed us that our class ends next Wednesday. He wants our sketchbooks totally full by then. I'm about 50% there, so that's about 80 or so drawings. On top of that he wants our final portfolio then and I'll need to draw 7 drawings for that and those will need to be high quality ones.

Sooo...I'm guessing I wont have time for much else for the next week. I'll try and post an update sometime this week, but no guarantees.

Sunday, April 15, 2007

Chinese Resturaunt Headaches

Ok, I thought about writing this article yesterday but I was still hot under the collar at the time. I'm glad I waited because I've had time to think about it now and maybe this wont come off as just ranting.

Yesterday while at work I ordered lunch from a local Chinese restaurant. I've ordered lunch and dinner from them for a couple of years now and they have good food and their delivery drivers are some of the most prompt in Knoxville. I've had absolutely nothing bad to say about them, until now....and its not entirely their fault.

Let me start from the beginning. I called, made my order, and decided to use my Visa debit card like I've done dozens of times before. I give my number, my expiration date....and then he asks me a question I've never had asked from a delivery place before. My billing address. I'm at work! Why do you need my billing address! Haven't you ever heard of invasion of privacy?

I confront him about this as nicely as I can muster, and he tries to tell me its to protect me in case someone steals my card. I reply that if my card is stolen its none of his business, I can have it canceled and if I don't its my problem, not his. He then complains they've been getting a lot of canceled cards and they're trying to protect themselves. This is understandably frustrating for any business owner, but its the cost of doing business. They can sue for their money or they can do the same thing Walmart does when they don't catch shoplifters....write it off on their taxes. The bottom line is its not my problem, don't try and take my right to privacy away.

The order taker then tries to explain they have a new credit card system and it requires it. He further explains that they don't even have a computer at the restaurant and they're an honest small business. Of course at this point I do feel kinda bad for the guy because I know this to be the truth. Credit companies have no souls; they need your name and address so they can sell them to marketing firms to send you useless junk mail.

Nevertheless, I don't let him totally off the hook. I tell him I believe him to be honest and don't think he'll steal my info, but I do reprimand his restaurant for choosing such an invasive company to do business with.

Do I feel sorry for him? A little, but maybe if enough people complain about all the intrusive behavior by these companies they'll start insisting the credit companies lay off. This continual invasion of privacy has got to stop! Between these intrusions by big business and the government we're quickly losing what made this country great.

So long as I'm not harming anyone else I should be able to live totally anonymously from Uncle Sam AND Uncle Sam Walton. Please, stand up for your rights, don't just roll over and let them be sold to the highest payed marketing agency!

Saturday, April 14, 2007

Could a Speech From 1976 Predict What We Know As The News?

Man this is so true, a perfect description of television and especially what we call "news" today.

Thursday, April 12, 2007

School -n- Stuff

Well, I finally finished and turned in The English Project. Now that I don't have that albatross hanging around my neck I can get back to doing things I enjoy, like surfing the web and working on my sketchbook. Night shift is so quiet most nights, thank goodness. Run a few checklists and pray nothing breaks...

Wednesday, April 11, 2007



Tuesday, April 10, 2007

Kitchen Beatbox

I ran across this the other day and just thought it was kinda cool. Enjoy!

Kmart Hijinks

I was cruising the web and came across this funny letter a Kmart manager sent to a customer's wife. The things people do for kicks

Monday, April 9, 2007

Blah Blah Blah ...

So, a friend thought I should start a blog so here we go. I've no idea what I'm gonna post yet but Hopefully I'll have some material between night shift, DAOC and my classes at UT. Yes, DAOC as in Dark Age Of Camelot, an MMORPG I play when I have the time.