Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Test .......test.......testing......

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Wrong Maybe

One of the defining characteristics of a person is their ability to look at life through an unfiltered lens. That is, can you be honest with yourself about everything—including your own decisions and opinions—in an effort to become better and positively influence others. Admitting you are wrong about anything is very difficult. After all, ideas are like your child: You will protect and support them passionately.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

RIP Dwayne McDuffie

One of the great comic writers of our time has passed away. If you have ever enjoyed ICON or STATIC and if you have not then you should.

"Just one day after his 49th birthday, comic book and TV animation writer Dwayne McDuffie passed away due to complications from a surgical procedure.

His first major work for Marvel Comics was "Damage Control," about a clean-up team who deals with the mess those pesky superheroes leave behind post-battle.

In 1992, McDuffie created Milestone Media, which paid special care to cultural sensitivity and diversity in comic books. Later, McDuffie wrote and story-edited for animated television series like "Static Shock," "Teen Titans," and "What's New, Scooby-Doo?"

He was a key figure as story editor and producer of "Justice League Unlimited," and he wrote the story for the video game "Justice League Heroes." He went on to work on "Ben 10: Alien Force."

He also wrote comics for the New York-based DC and Marvel, including runs on "Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight," the Fantastic Four and the Justice League of America. He also penned several animated features, including the just-released "All Star Superman," "Justice League: Crisis on Two Earths"

Mr. McDuffie you shall be missed.

Monday, February 21, 2011

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Heart Shaped

As Valentine's Day approaches, I wonder . . . .

Valentine's Day is originally a Catholic holiday to celebrate St. Valentine who was martyred in Roman Days. Like most religious traditions, it is being usurped by a secular world. Of course, like most Christian religious traditions, it has pagan origins.

The symbol of the heart is a bit more mysterious. Aristotle though the heart was the center of all emotions. Surely, everyone who has been heartbroken feels that heaviness in the center of the chest. Of course, when someone is excited, the heart beats faster. Thus, it is a natural inclination to associate heart with passion.
The heart shape of a valentine really does not look like a heart.

One of the most intriguing suggestions stems from the seventh century B.C. city-state of Cyrene. Cyrene traded the rare, now extinct, plant silphium. It was known as a means for birth control. The seedpod of the silphium looks exactly like a valentine's heart. Moreover, its use in sex is an obvious connection to love.

Some claim that the round, soft edges of the heart represent fertility or a female body. Visualizing the heart as a depiction of the pubic mound stirs some interesting comparisons. Others also state that it is the shape of a female buttocks pointing down the legs.

However, turn the heart upside down and it becomes a particularly intriguing symbol. Now the heart looks like a pair of plump, dangling breasts. The heart also compares favorably again to the female buttocks this time pointing up the back. The upside down heart also compares favorably to the male genitalia with two testicles and a pointed penis. Others have suggested the heart image looks like the tip of the penis.

It is amazing that such an endearing image has so many possible erotic connections. Perhaps that is why it has endured for so long as such a powerful and connotative symbol.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


For best results stretch and limber up. Lets ensure laptoping never gets boring.

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

My New Years Resolutions

The New Year has started and 2011 come in with laughter, great friends and some guy passed out on the floor. The inevitable resolutions list must be created. Well inevitable, if you decree that such a list needs to exist. So upon much inner focus and life affirming affirmations my 2011 resolutions list has been created. Set aside are all the basic resolutions such as drink less, act more mature, lose weight (which has been going quite well thank you very much) and date less but commit more.

My New Year's Resolutions for 2011:
  1. I resolve to stay unresolved;
  2. I will get a new LED HDTV
  3. I swear to not stop swearing;
  4. I will focus on feeling unfocused;
  5. I agree to be disagreeable;
  6. I give my word to have words with people;
  7. I maintain that I am high maintenance;
  8. I declare that I will make declarations;
  9. I will opt to keep my options open;
  10. I will have exact change for when madness takes its toll.
There know that list should not be to hard to complete before 2012. Hell it may all be done this month, but I will endeavor to not be an overachiever.

Oh yes, Happy New Year