Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Creepy coupon ads

So as you may or may not know I cut coupons. I'm a bit of a coupon fanatic and I always love the creepy ads that are put in them. Here are a few from this week that stuck out.

Bedwetting, sure it's not fun and something to be avoided but what's with those two scary looking kids? They have black eyes and the girl's are dripping something black! This looks like the cover of a Marilyn Manson album not a bedwetting ad. First off, where's the bed? Secondly those kids look way too dry. It's all sorts of wrong.

You can own the ever-creepy, Nina, for the low low price of $149.99 (payable in 5 easy installments of $29.99). She will warm your heart and haunt your dreams!

I love the cautionary note they include, "This doll is not a toy. She is a fine collectible to be enjoyed by adult collectors." Enjoyed by adult collectors huh? The only adult collectors enjoying this doll are obviously bedwetters! God forbid a child try to "play" with this doll—that's not what The Living Baby Doll is for! She is for enjoyment and mimicking the actions of a real baby.

Don't fuck with her or she will giggle at you and turn her head in defiant judgement!

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Performance art at the Yale University Art Gallery

I got home late from work because I stayed late for the College Night event. It featured video and performance art from Yale MFA students. I'm not a big performance art fan—in fact I usually don't like it—however there were some cool pieces. I thought I'd share a couple of performances I thought were cool. I didn't take pictures of any of the videos. Oh well!

This piece by an artist collaborative called T.R.A.S.H. showcased some cool costumes and props they made entirely out of trash. It was a really creative use of materials.

People Who Need People, by Katie Vida was a humorous interaction between her and a sculpture by David Smith that is in the Yale University Art Gallery's sculpture garden.

Those whacky artists, what will they think of next?! In general I've learned that all performance starts with leotards and goes from there.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Blind item

I'm usually not a big celebrity news hound but all day I have been obsessed with blind item gossip posts. They can be really addictive trying to figure out who they're about. Somewhere I was reading a post by Ted Casablancas from E! and trying to figure out who it was about. http://www.blinditemsexposed.com/2009/04/blind-vice-judas-jerks-it-again.html

I think it's either Hayden Christensen or maybe Wentworth Miller. Let me know if you have any guesses.

Is it kosher?

So, check out the subject line of a spam email I got today. The Rabbi Supports Pre-Mariital Masturbation. Well, if the Rabbi supports it then that's cool with me. Who is "The Rabbi" anyway? Is he like the Jewish pope? Like there's only one Rabbi. 

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Bands that I think suck.

These are bands that deserve to be called out for their general suckiness. I almost called this list the worst frontmen since so many of them have that going for them. I'm not gonna lie, I've listened to all of these bands on the radio at times and maybe even liked one or two of their songs. I've also watched episodes of The Simple Life but wouldn't call myself a Paris Hilton fan.

Here they are in order of least to most disliked by me.

5. Linkin Park.

I'm sure many people will disagree with me on this based on Linkin Park's popularity, however I stand by my general disklike. This band creates what I call, "pussy rock". They look like rockers, sometimes they sound like rockers, but most of their songs are whiny angst-ridden teenage ballads. "Wah, my girlfriend doesn't love me, I suck at sports and have acne. Wah".  To top it off they helped create the rap/rock genre. Tsk, tsk, tsk.

4. 30 Seconds to Mars

Jared Leto on My So-Called Life = Cool.
Jared Leto as lead singer of pussy rock emo band ≠ cool.

3. AFI

Where do I begin. AFI's lead singer not only has Zac Efron-esque hair that even Zac would say is too feminine but he wears makeup and has a cutesy pie name—Davy Havok. Oooh tough Here are a sample of their lyrics to demonstrate Davy's sexual ambiguity and shitty songwriting; 

He wanted love, I taste of blood
He bit my lip, and drank my war
From years before

Is he a gay vampire or just a confused and love struck vegetarian-emo-rocker? The answer is he's lame and so is his band's craptastic music.

2. Nickelback

(to the tune of Someday, by Nickelback)
How the hell did we wind up famous?
And how were we able
to make songs that are hits?
with our videos on cable.

These guys suck so hard that the lead singer, Chad Kroeger, even sucks himself off! It's true, Google it if you dare. These guys exemplify pussy rock. Their music all sounds the same and is geared towards soccer moms, teenage girls and deaf people. Not to mention Chad Kroeger's lame ass song from the Spider-Man soundtrack was a blantant rip-off of Kiss From a Rose by Seal. If you're going to rip off a song for a superhero soundtrack, don't use another well known song from a superhero soundtrack! Ugh.

1. Savage Garden

First of all, how "savage" can a garden be? Unless it's filled with man-eating plants and killer bees, I don't think gardens are particularly fearsome. Oh how these guys suck. They are like God's gift to easy listening.

That's my list, feel free to comment and agree or disagree.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Easter specials

Aren't TV holiday specials awesome? They always have a commercial basis and tread lightly to to add in some sort of religious or moral lesson without actually taking a stance on anything. They're kinda like the elevator music of TV since it's non-offensive, good for setting a mood but whole-heartedly non-committal.

I found two classic Easter special clips; first off we have A Family Circus Easter and secondly the Heathcliff story of the first Easter egg. Both tell of the importance of finding Easter eggs. A value that is lost on many. Happy Easter!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Let's do the time warp again!

Check out this link for the Time Travel cheat sheet. I saw it posted on Gizmodo and had to share it because it's something I've often thought about. If you went back in time and just used the basic knowledge you had then you could take credit for inventing all sorts of crap! You'd be the world's smartest person without any of the pesky schooling or years of research to come up with one remarkable find.

It's got all the basic knowledge you need to be king of the world when you go back in time and leap-frog other people's intelligence to become an Einstein in your own right.


Just the JPG

It reminded me of this Ben Stiller Show clip that shows what would actually happen if most people went back in time. Enjoy!


Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Old art

Here's a sketch I did on my computer years ago but I figured I'd post it.

Pears, the disappointing fruit

I had a pear yesterday and was disappointed by it. In fact, pears are always a let down. I had let this particular pear sit for a few days and it seemed perfectly ripe, but it was anything but. Come to think of it, even when pears are ripe they're not very good, they're too wet and kinda crappy.

Word to the wise, an apple a day keeps the doctor away but a pear will just piss you off!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Painter 11 experiments

I've been messing around with a trial I have of Painter and this is one of the drawings I've created. Enjoy!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Illustration Friday – Poise

Here's my illustration for this week's Illustration Friday. I give you...poise! More of a sketch, but let me know what you think!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Sad news

Your whole family and all of your friends have been killed in a fiery car accident.

JUST KIDDING! April Fool's! Ha ha ha. Isn't that hilarious how I fooled you?!