Thursday, June 29, 2006

Tuco builds a gun

I made this for my dad for Father's Day/birthday last week.

Thursday, June 22, 2006

Michael Turner sucks at women

I haven't really stayed up-to-date on the superhero comics scene of the last few years, though I have bought the occasional Wizard to try and catch up. A most common occurence is at least 1 splash page advertisement per issue featuring Michael Turner art. Articles describe his rabid fan following as being linked to his ability to depict attractive women. This confounds me.

All his women look exactly alike in all physical respects save for eye color and hair color/style. I know this is true of a lot of artists, but those other artists don't have fans with this insistent "Turner roxxors" mentality. Why is Turner afforded this grace? Also, none of his women have butts! They have flat non-curvy posteriors. Why are they considered sexy? The only indictation that there is a butt anywhere in the vicinity is the thong that Turner shoved in the crack. Otherwise they're just legs running into the waist.

Example found immediately upon Google image search:

No butt! There is no butt there. Here's another example:

Now, we all know why that girl is turned around like that. It's to show the butt. Unfortunately, she left it at home. (This picture actually has the most butt-weight of a Turner drawing I've seen.) Hasn't this guy ever seen a Reef ad?


Wednesday, June 21, 2006

ABC News wants you to write their alarmist news

The Story

ABC apparently is apparently "looking for interesting examples of people coping with the differences in their daily lives."

Has your life been directly affected by global warming?

How the hell would anyone know? You're asking a bunch of amateur meteorologists to report how "it was kind hot today, maybe hotter than last year, but maybe colder, 'cause last year was pretty hot. What about 10 years ago? Jen, do you remember 10 years ago? Was it pretty hot? ...Yeah, I think it's a lot hotter this year than before."

We want to hear and see your stories. Have you noticed changes in your own backyard or hometown? The differences can be large or small — altered blooming schedules, unusual animals that have arrived in your community, higher water levels encroaching on your property.

There have been "weird stuff happening" stories since the dawn of time. Every year something weird happens. One summer? Found a kingsnake in my backyard. Hadn't seen one before, haven't seen one since. But now that there's "the global warming," I finally get to assign some meaning to it?

Show us what you've seen. You can include video material of the environmental change, or simply tell your story via webcam. Please fill out the form below, and be sure to include captions or other descriptive information if you're sending video. We hope to hear from you.

I knew the media was slanted in favor of any half-baked crack-pot alarmist story, but it always seemed more subtle than this. Now they're coming right out with it. "Look, we know global warming is a controversial theory at best, and at worst totally false and unsupported by the most up-to-date scientific data, but it's in our best interests if it is true, so start sending in video of how your lake is a foot lower than last year (even though it changes every year)."