1. 15:07 8th Sep 2014

    Notes: 3

    Tags: artisanal

    FUNGIBLE HEROES!
    (via David Marquez)

    Q: What is best in life?
    A: Hot dogs, ladies?

    (You could swap a David and a Pietà too, sure.)

     
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    Fun Fact: With the exception of a couple government issued mugs from the lab IP disclosure office, the only cups in my household are pint glasses from MS instrument companies and pint glasses with my own silly design work on them.
Egomaniacalyxes.
(As unlikely as it might seem, I *loved* that weekly kegger. Mostly because of the concomitant grilling. Though, really, mostly because of the chemists part.)

    Fun Fact: With the exception of a couple government issued mugs from the lab IP disclosure office, the only cups in my household are pint glasses from MS instrument companies and pint glasses with my own silly design work on them.

    Egomaniacalyxes.

    (As unlikely as it might seem, I *loved* that weekly kegger. Mostly because of the concomitant grilling. Though, really, mostly because of the chemists part.)

     
  3. Comic-Corn!
I was so excited about Comic-Corn that I forgot to eat Comic-Corn last night. (I ate regular, non-entertaining food after dark, though.) Tonight, I will probably eat at work, so ol’ chicken scratch gets another reprieve. And, at this rate, it will potentially never get eaten (along with Fudge John Hodgman, meowroboros, Cyclops-tarts and other Fridge-located projects.) “Peanuts on urCornnuts.”

    Comic-Corn!

    I was so excited about Comic-Corn that I forgot to eat Comic-Corn last night. (I ate regular, non-entertaining food after dark, though.) Tonight, I will probably eat at work, so ol’ chicken scratch gets another reprieve. And, at this rate, it will potentially never get eaten (along with Fudge John Hodgman, meowroboros, Cyclops-tarts and other Fridge-located projects.)

    “Peanuts on urCornnuts.”

     
  4. Plays: 19

    (62s, not full song)

    Suggestion! Go through your [Desktop Crap] files (maybe named something different and more work friendly, it happens,) every once in a while. 

    You may find that you have had more (sometimes unfortunate) follow-through than you might generally remember or publicly admit. 

    We need bowel rockin’/
    not perfection /

    Let me get some action /
    from the back section.

    Anyhow, it might induce a pleasant enough self-satisfaction for a Friday.

     
  5. Plays: 9

    (~33s excerpt)
    The perfect analogy for satisfactions of fandom (?) and production (?)
    full stop.

    (That other guy’s come a long way since the Richard Balls.)

     
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    Toccata in Fudge
Via the same group of people where that one lady asked what planet I was from, a different artist speculated, in a pretty solid tying-the-bow-on-a-summation-of-an-artistic-impression way,

“So, everything you make is based on horrible puns?”

I made a hedging noise and clarified: Word play, miss.I suppose it does *tend* to grow out of word play.
(Anyhow, most days, I do need to lie down.)

    Toccata in Fudge

    Via the same group of people where that one lady asked what planet I was from, a different artist speculated, in a pretty solid tying-the-bow-on-a-summation-of-an-artistic-impression way,

    “So, everything you make is based on horrible puns?”

    I made a hedging noise and clarified: Word play, miss.
    I suppose it does *tend* to grow out of word play.

    (Anyhow, most days, I do need to lie down.)

     
  7. (I sent at least one shitty email yesterday and am deeply sorry.°)

    (redacted)

    Anyhow, Marion¹ suddenly remembered that despite the periodic art projects, she actually did sort of have a web based comic back in the day. (It was like Goofus and Gallant, but with ducks.) It isn’t all evergreen; certainly the above images make more sense with the text on the site proper; and the Terry Tate or “Sugar Tits” or Floyd Landis references kind of tie it to a era; but when we² started exploring the idea that maybe “useful” didn’t always mean “right” or “good”, hoho.

    There are lessons that have to be learnt a hundred different ways.

    ° If it hit the wrong note: sincerely, incredibly fucking³ sorry.
    ¹ …sometimes “Mary Ann” when feeling more islandy than arky.
    ² my core group of colleagues at the time were the site’s primary submitters.
    ³ It never sounds natural coming out of me. I’m a talking dog.

     
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    "Day ~500*: An Argument for Preservatives"
(or, “Day 500: An Argument Against Preservatives”)
Either way. 
*cf. 1 (wrong color for a heart),       2 (champions of breakfast),       3 (D144).

    "Day ~500*: An Argument for Preservatives"

    (or, “Day 500: An Argument Against Preservatives”)

    Either way. 


    *cf. 1 (wrong color for a heart),
          2 (champions of breakfast),
          3 (D144).

     
  9. ***. (all images cribbed from assorted flickr accounts)

    The part after a project’s execution when you find yourself looking at relevant and semi-relevant prior work—less in a figuratively onanistic way and more in an analytic way to determine if skills have improved, declined, or held steady- (it’s still maybe a little figuratively onanistic)-can be a very difficult part of a project. But it is important.

     
  10. Marble Comic’s Wilburforce #1

    Fun fact:
    Perhaps because of my background, my ideas generally have gestation periods corresponding to those of a premature camel. 
    Or, I suppose, a California Sea Lion, which would make less sense given my background, but the 50 week timeline would match up.

    (Though “Wilburforce” didn’t appear until RotLE74, “Marble” references date back at least to RotLE54.) 

    My realization that this should totally be a thing occurred just shy of 2 weeks after 54 as I was on the West side of town.  I was in the car, I drove by a Home Depot and I immediately knew what it was going to be before I knew what it was going to be, if that makes sense.  Like hit by the thunderbolt.  It wasn’t an Annunciation of Mary moment exactly.  Maybe “The Enunciation of Mariam”.  That’d totally be cribbed from MFL.  Anyhow.

    Happy S²FD!

     
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    Confession:  Long long ago, in a city far far away, and under conditions where it was morally morally-ambiguous, I used to steal Cook’s Illustrateds just to look at the pictures. And *maybe* a part of me thought it would be a super supper kind of job to do. But I would bring my own angle to such affairs. My own terrible—but entirely self-amused—angle.

    Confession:
    Long long ago, in a city far far away, and under conditions where it was morally morally-ambiguous, I used to steal Cook’s Illustrateds just to look at the pictures. And *maybe* a part of me thought it would be a super supper kind of job to do. But I would bring my own angle to such affairs. My own terrible—but entirely self-amused—angle.

     
  12. Fudge John Hodgman
While it is sometimes a relief to have an idea out of one’s head, there is often a price to pay. And that price is the three (3) dollars of fudge that were consumed in getting this onto the back of a napkin.
(All comments on projects like this can be accompanied by an implicit “so…how’re the pending manuscript edits coming?” and I’d settle into a gentle sadness.)

    Fudge John Hodgman

    While it is sometimes a relief to have an idea out of one’s head, there is often a price to pay. And that price is the three (3) dollars of fudge that were consumed in getting this onto the back of a napkin.

    (All comments on projects like this can be accompanied by an implicit “so…how’re the pending manuscript edits coming?” and I’d settle into a gentle sadness.)

     
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    miasmaofdata:

Roshomon on the Line: Not a Stencil
Maisy was so happy this day. And she painted this painting, and you can see how happy she is because she used so much yellow.
(As past is prologue, I’m likely much (much) better at elephant training than curation. Because I’m formally bad at curation.  There’s no secret yellow there, but I am not super bummed either.)[B⁺⁺, because I like it even though it is the probably the wrong era hair for the narrative (leaving alone other semblance issues) and the glasses don’t read as fogged up and the musical notation is super dicey.]

While uncertain that (1) belongs, my favorite part of this might be the pulled audio context from other episodes to develop a little bit of a Roshomon effect, cf., (1) Ban,dit, (2) Wife, (3) Samurai.
(Mostly because the trend supports the prognostication of a future revisiting of this scene [(4) Woodcutter] in a not necessarily yet extant but logically likely Episode 99, per the weird calculated marginalia of the image on flickr, though cropped out here)

    miasmaofdata:

    Roshomon on the Line: Not a Stencil

    Maisy was so happy this day. And she painted this painting, and you can see how happy she is because she used so much yellow.

    (As past is prologue, I’m likely much (much) better at elephant training than curation. Because I’m formally bad at curation. There’s no secret yellow there, but I am not super bummed either.)
    [B⁺⁺, because I like it even though it is the probably the wrong era hair for the narrative (leaving alone other semblance issues) and the glasses don’t read as fogged up and the musical notation is super dicey.]

    While uncertain that (1) belongs, my favorite part of this might be the pulled audio context from other episodes to develop a little bit of a Roshomon effect, cf., (1) Ban,dit, (2) Wife, (3) Samurai.

    (Mostly because the trend supports the prognostication of a future revisiting of this scene [(4) Woodcutter] in a not necessarily yet extant but logically likely Episode 99, per the weird calculated marginalia of the image on flickr, though cropped out here)

     
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    What’s in the box?
(h)wət’s in thə baäks?!?  

(Appropriately enough, this was right next to a house of cards, also on the counter.  Spoiler alert: in the box is mostly just all the paperwork a head of household of one requires for tax purposes.)

    What’s in the box?
    (h)wət’s in thə baäks?!?

    (Appropriately enough, this was right next to a house of cards, also on the counter. Spoiler alert: in the box is mostly just all the paperwork a head of household of one requires for tax purposes.)

     
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    Corrigendum:  The “oriental riff” that separates the bottom of panel 2 from the top of panel 3 in Wasabi Yojimbo #1 is a little wrong. Every once in a while it appears in a slide show and there’s cringing all around. That last chord should be a G-C, not a G-D.
What would the Vapors think?  Heavens.

    Corrigendum:
    The “oriental riff” that separates the bottom of panel 2 from the top of panel 3 in Wasabi Yojimbo #1 is a little wrong. Every once in a while it appears in a slide show and there’s cringing all around. That last chord should be a G-C, not a G-D.

    What would the Vapors think?  Heavens.